I couldn’t wait to review the JayJun Green Tea Eye Patches, which have been on my radar for a while! I made a beeline for them at the JayJun shop in Myeongdong in South Korea.
If you stay up late, you’ll know the perils of waking up after a late night: tired eyes. Hence why I’m always on the lookout for soothing eye patches.
JayJun definitely gets extra points for the beautiful product packaging, which features a pink floral illustration on the lid. I’m already thinking about keeping the pot when it’s empty because it’s so cute.
Made from soft hydrogel, the JayJun Green Tea Patches contain a cocktail of skin-boosting ingredients to plump and moisturise the delicate under eye area. They aim to boost hydration levels in parched skin, brighten dark circles and soothe tired eyes. Whatever your excuse is for not getting eight hours of sleep, JayJun has you covered.
Although the extracts of green tea powder are low at 0.2%, green tea powder is visible in each eye patch. So extra but so brilliant. Green tea is one of the best antioxidants to tackle early signs of ageing, helpful because unfortunately the eye area is one of the first places to age. It also helps decongest clogged pores so if you’ve been a little overzealous with concealer or other eye make up, these will eliminate that pesky concern.
Worried about dark circles? Thankfully, niacinamide is high up on the ingredients list to even out discolouration under the eyes and smooth fine lines and wrinkles. Extracts of liquorice, mulberry, peony and saururus chinensis also have skin-brightening properties.
Seaweed contains a range of vitamins and minerals so by including extracts and powder of the red variety, Irish moss in these patches, skin will stay healthy and look plump. Intense hydration comes from sodium hyaluronate and coconut extracts. Adeinosine and allantoin moisturise skin and also fight fine lines and wrinkles.
High in antioxidants, meshima mushrooms target harmful free radicals. Extracts of pine can help banish UV induced discolouration and wrinkles to encourage an enviable chok chok glow.
I can’t get over the smell of these eye patches. Seriously. If you’re like me and love the scent of green tea, you’ll struggle to resist smelling these all the time. The scent is so light and refreshing.
In addition to smelling like a freshly poured cup of green tea, these are so simple to use. After double cleansing and toning my skin, I apply one patch under each eye using the handy spatula. If the patches look a little dry, I swish them about (technical term there!) in the pot to ensure they’re saturated in the rich green tea essence.
To prevent them sliding down my face, I often layer a sheet mask on top. However, they don’t slip as much if I wear another pair of these eye patches around my mouth. No, that wasn’t a typo. These are also perfect to use around the mouth to target laughter lines.
I leave these on for approximately 20-30 minutes. Afterwards, I gently peel them off and tap in any remaining essence with my ring finger. I wait a few minutes and follow up with an eye cream.
My eyes don’t look as puffy and I’m impressed at how much brighter the skin around my eyes is. Granted, dark circles don’t completely disappear with these but they’re less noticeable and fine lines look softer. Whenever I use them around my mouth, I notice how firmer the skin is in that area.
The eye patches are quite large and cover the top of my cheeks (a risky area for me because that’s where my mild rosacea is most prominent). FYI: they’re a standard eye patch size, I just wish more skin care brands made eye patches in a smaller size. Hence why I’m always cautious with eye patches. Luckily, they don’t irritate my cheeks.
As each pot contains 60 patches, these hydrogel eye patches are excellent value for money. They’ll last approximately for one month depending on how often I use them or whether I apply them around the mouth.
Don’t forget to check out my latest sheet mask review, the Neogen White Truffle Hydramax Knit Mask on the blog today!
JayJun, approximately £21
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