Shangpree Marine Energy Eye Mask

Monday, October 2, 2017

Good morning! 

Here at MakeupWithdrawal, I've blogged about quite a few masks - particularly in the last six months. A topic that doesn't come up as often, actually never, is eye care. Today's product is a cross over, small gel masks that target the eye region. The Shangpree Marine Energy Eye Mask has been a favorite in the past few months, and definitely deserves to be the first eye skincare product reviewed on the blog.

 For as long as I've been blogging, I did not really pay separate attention to my eye region when it came to my skincare and have not reviewed any products that addressed this smaller area. I'm kind of a skeptic. I didn't really think I needed an extra product (seriously, enough with the bottles), anything that went on the rest of my face should have been acceptable around my eyes. Lately I've had occasional puffiness around my eyes and wanted to see if there was a quick solution for this temporary condition. Eye masks seemed to be the answer.

Shangpree is a Korean spa with locations in Seoul, that has its own line of luxury skincare. I'd love to go and get a facial there someday, but in the meantime I'm treating my face to the Shangpree products that I'm able to get my paws on. 

These fat tadpole shaped eye gels fit under my eye whether I use them tail or head side closest to my nose. I usually use tail side, as depicted on the packaging. The thin tail fits easily into the corner of my eye. The first few times I applied eye gels, I found them a little slimy but over time the feel of them has grown on me, become relaxing and soothing. The Shangpree Marine Energy masks are kinda pretty to look at (a jar of liquefied emeralds) and have a pleasant unidentifiable fragrance to them.

These hydrogel masks are stellar.  They cling well to the eye region, there's a faint cooling sensation and they don't drip or cause any irritation at all. They're great on their own, but I'll add a dab of gel underneath (Manyo Factory Caviar Vita Eye Gel) and that takes the cake. When I peel these off half an hour later, I look like I was born yesterday. Well, the flesh underneath my eyes does; it's firm (not hard, just very responsive and alert feeling), reduced in swelling, supple, and incredibly silky. It's hard for me to say if the gels are effective at brightening that area, my under eye region doesn't really experience darkening. I don't have many fine lines in that region (for now at least, gravity and time are not kind masters) but any minuscule wrinkle is temporarily blasted away into oblivion. 

Water, Glycerin, Chondrus Crispus Powder, Butylene Glycol, Laminaria Japonica Extract, Algae Extract, Macrocystis Pyrifera Extract, Enteromorpha Compressa Extract, Sargassum Fulvellum Extract, Spirulina Platensis Extract, Laminaria Digitata Extract, Undaria Pinnatifida Extract, Pearl Extract, Hizikia Fusiforme Extract, Codium Fragile Extract, Pearl Powder, Plankton Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower Extract, Monarda Didyma Leaf Extract, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Leaf Extract, Freesia Refracta Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Betaine, Allantoin, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Ceratonia Siliqua Gum, Cyamopsis Tetragonoloba (Guar) Gum, Calcium Chloride, Chromium Oxide Greens, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, CI 77891, Titanium/Titanium Dioxdie, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Scutellaria Caicalensis Root Extract, Ethylhexylglycerin, Glyceryl Caprylate, Ethyl Hexanediol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol, Chlorphenesin, Disodium EDTA, Fragrance
I was a little nervous about peppermint extract, but it seems to be in really small quantities. Maybe it's only my lips that become irritated and red.

After I'm done wearing these, I sometimes dissolve the left over gels in a few tablespoons of hot water. The slippery solution makes for a pleasant all-over-the-face massage essence, a tip I learned from Michele at Beauty Finds For Me.  I have tried both thicker and thinner eye patches, but all of them start to dry and shrivel at the half an hour mark, to the point where they tug a little bit as they shrink. I've found that the Shangpree Marine Energy Eye Mask stays damp and jelly-like for much longer, I can wear them for an hour and they don't really become tight like other gels patches.

Actually I left them out to dry for several days so I could examine them. Turns out while they flatten, they still stay pliable and somewhat moist even after a week.

I've convinced a lot of people to give these a try (mom, MIL, friends, any unsuspecting individual I can assault with these green patches) and while the squishy gel is definitely an acquired feel, the general consensus is that these Shangpree Marine Eye Masks do improve the eye area. (Or maybe they just want me to stop going on about these patches. We'll never know.)

The price for a jar of these masks really varies. On the high end, we have $50 at Amazon (Prime though!).  Peach & Lily prices these at $30. My favorite Kbeauty site SweetCorea has these Shangpree Marine Energy Eye Masks (and the Ginseng Berry ones!) for $16 plus change.

Are you using any eye products currently? I've tried a few other patches from Secret Key (would NOT recommend) and G9Skin (Pink Blur ones are nice lower price alternative), so more reviews to come.

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