You know it’s Summer when The Guild starts pimpin’ their new Season. Yay! Anyone see the auto-tuned mad recap of Season 3?
Fawkes was my fav character evers! Hey, if you’re as old as me you totally appreciated Wil Wheaton, fellow geek in arms, appearing on The Guild. I’ve had a crush on Wil Wheaton since I was nine. I mean he was all the rage when I was growing up…we didn’t have soggy milk and bread Justin Bieber types, we had geeks like Wil Wheaton yo!
Sorry totally had to get my geek on there for a sec…
Anyway, back to being a grown up. A grown up with wrinkles.
Damn, life is so unfair.
A few months ago I ordered Mally Perfect Prep Eye Cooling Gel System…remember? I was in wait list hell for a while and I thought for sure it would never come but by some wonderful chance I got it a few weeks later, better late than not at all right?
A eye prep gel meant to be used in the AM to prepare eyes for makeup. Sooths, cools, and delievers good for you ingridents that improve the look of eyes from puffiness to fine lines and wrinkles.
This formula contains everything and anything you could possibly want in an eye treatment gel. It’s infused with antixodants including caffeine (legendary for depuffing eye bags). Of course, I was all on board getting the puff to ease under these tired eyes. To hear Mally tell it, this would indeed be the cure all for my needs!
The packaging is darling on this as it comes in a cute pink screw top jar with something that Mally deemed “the activator”. The activator, ahem I won’t say what it reminds me of (dirty mind!), is a tiny silver wand with a curved handle and spoon type metal bead on one end. You use the activator to smooth the gel under your eyes. It’s not cool to the touch but when applied under your eyes the entire experience feels like placing cold spoons under your eyes. Something about the gel and the activator combined creates an interesting cooling effect.
The gel itself is a lightweight, fragrance free (at least I didn’t smell anything) translucent pink formula. Again, it doesn’t feel cool to the touch but when combined with the activator you’ll notice it cools down and feels very refreshing under eyes. According to Mally this contains everything and the kitchen sink in it (I’m not going to get into ingredients as I’m no chemist) and not only contains ingredients to depuff but also peptides and such for combating fine lines and the like.
Basically the gel is meant to not only hydrate but also to treat fine lines, depuff, and refresh eyes in the AM. The gel is indeed very refreshing under my eyes and feels like it wakes them up a bit.
Sadly, after many weeks of constant, religious use I’ve seen no change under my eyes.
First off, fine lines aren’t too much of a problem for me so long as I stick to my daily PM night cream (fine lines for me are mostly due to dry skin so I’m safe as long as I hydrated well in the evening). I went into my purchase hoping this would cure my puffiness but sadly that fails to happen. Although the gel is very cooling and incredibly refreshing under my eyes it does nothing to depuff my eyes or even ease puffiness.
I find the gel takes a long time to dry down so you can’t really apply makeup right away particularly concealer. Mally says you can use this in conjunction with your eye cream but I tend to just stick to using this (product overload yo) and sadly it’s not hydrating enough particularly in the colder weather as my eyes will show signs of dryness if I am not using my AM eye cream and just this.
Overall, I’ve seen absolutely no results in the long term and I doubt, with continued use, I will see anything in the future.
- Anyone younger may find this eases late night “I didn’t sleep, I played W0W all night long” puffiness.
- Anyone who wants a refreshing eye gel experience in the AM.
- Anyone expecting dramatic results!
- Older women with puffy eyes!
- Anyone who has fine lines, puffiness, and a multitude of other problems that want a cure all to (this simply doesn’t do as many things as Mally says it does or at least it didn’t for me).
I feel torn because in some ways I hate that it doesn’t work but in other ways I like the activator (feels so cooling and lovely in the AM under my eyes!) and the actual gel. I guess in the Summer, at the very least, it makes a good eye cream treatment but in the Winter when my eyes need a heck of alot more moisture this probably will end up in my skincare graveyard. At $45 it’s not too badly priced if you find you are curious and adventurous enough to try it. It does seem to get raving reviews on QVC but I honestly didn’t see results at all and I can’t help but feel disappointed.
Oh well the adventure continues for a treatment that does depuff!