Soap & Glory Puffy Eye Attack Super-Hydrating Under-Eye Brightening Hydrogel Patches ($5) are a new moisturizing eye patch that are supposed to act to reduce dark circles and puffiness while hydrating the delicate skin under your eyes.
I actually have a good deal of puffiness but it’s something I’ve always had and something I’ve never been able to get rid of. It’s part of my DNA or something because no matter how much eye cream, serum, potions, and lotions I use I’ve never noticed my puffiness go down. I’ve stopped believing that anything will help other than good concealer to hide the puff! I actually didn’t heard into this purchase believing the patches would do anything for my puffiness but I was hoping they’d wake my eyes up and hydrate them. I’d actually be happy with just that but the price is somewhat scary at $5 for a pack of two that can only be used once. There are many, many different K-Beauty brands that make similiar patches and sell them in 10-20 packs for around $10 to $15. Soap & Glory is often on sale like right now Ulta has a Buy 1, Get 40% Off Sale and Walgreens also does sales on the line often but still even with a sale $5 is a bit much.
None the less I dove in and purchased a pack.
Here’s how it went down.
Soap & Glory Puffy Eye Attack Super-Hydrating Under-Eye Brightening Hydrogel Patches are shaped in a half moon which can be placed under eyes for 20-30 minutes. They have a gel-like consistency that adheres and sticks to the skin under my eyes easily.
Soap & Glory says they contain Puffease which is a tetrapeptide to help with puffiness and dark circles. A quick glance at the ingredients and the moisture factor is coming from the water and glycerin base that makes up most of this formula. There are also other ingreidents here that add to the slipper texture of the formula like 1,2-Hexanediol which allows the moisture to bind to your skin and Cetyl Ethylhexanoate that gives the formula a more emollient texture. Their “Puffease” secret sauce is Acetyl Tetrapeptide-5 which is quite lower on the list here and may or may not contribute to giving eyes a more youthful look.
I tried these on two separate occasions and both times I felt like they temporarily reduces the appearance of my finer lines thanks to the moisture they provided. I wouldn’t say it’s intense moisture but it does smooth the eye area and hydrates it lightly. These work if you’re heading out for a night and want to look your best. If you have time to slap them on and allow them to work as you go about your other stuff and after apply eye area and concealer on top I do think you’ll be happy with the results. They did not ease puffiness for me though nor did they diffuse the appearance of darkness.
Would I spend $5 again? Probably not. That’s too expensive. I was able to buy 1 and get 1 50% off at Walgreens but I still feel the cost is a little too high as I have any number of similiar eye patches that have the same results.