Like any other mask, an eye mask is meant to deliver a concentrated treatment to the skin. For the delicate area of thin skin around the eye area, this means hydrating ingredients and anything to help dark circles. The problem, of course, lies in the fact that these are some of the toughest skin problems to correct, even over time, let alone in under an hour.
In the Starskin’s Revamping Meltaway Lace Mask the ingredients, however, are promising. Hyaluronic acid, collagen, and adenosine help to plump the eye area, which minimizes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Korean mugwort is a brightening anti-inflammatory herb, while green tea brings some antioxidant power to the formula.
This mask is fuller-coverage than those little half-moon, croissant-shaped undereye patch masks. It covers the bridge of your nose and extends out to your temples, the undereye gets the same, if not more coverage than the undereye patches allow.
Starskin is a little fancier than your average sheet mask company, so the mask itself contains something the brand refers to as “meltaway serum,” which basically means that when the mask hits the skin, the serum trapped inside of it melts or absorbs into the skin so you get the most bang for your buck — 10 grams of solidified serum, in this case.
Here’s what most impressed us about the experience of actually wearing the mask. First of all, the grip is impressive. Unlike some masks that lay atop the skin and effectively incapacitate you as long as they’re on, this one stayed right in place. The one tip is to make sure to smooth it out so it actually lays flat under your eyes. Secondly, thanks in part to the hydrogel material, this mask stayed cool for the 25 minutes you’ll wore it on cleansed, makeup-free skin. (The package recommends 20 to 40 minutes).
After 25 minutes, you’ll be pleasantly surprised to look a little more awake and your dark circles will be a little less dark. The difference will be subtle, but hopefully, combined with some extra sleep, you’ll have bright looking eyes in no time.
Shop the Starskin Revamping Meltaway Lace Eye Mask for $15 (for a set of two) at barneys.com.