G9Skin Pink Blur Eye Patches

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Today's review is of patches made by G9 Skin, an offshoot of the Korean brand Berrisom. These Pink Blur Eye Patches boasted eight different berries and are also very sparkly pink.  I bought one tub of eye gels last year and liked them enough to repurchase at the beginning of this year, which I'm just now cracking open.

My first Pink Blur tub had quite a bit of liquid-like essence that pooled in the bottom of the jar. This second Pink Blur jar (which sat around for three months before I cracked it open) had more gel-slime essence at the bottom. I'm guessing a bit of evaporation is happening here, as over time my first jar dried out to this texture over time as I opened and closed it over the course of three months. I'd highly recommend storing them upside down, with the jar tightly shut so that the top of the stack will absorb the essence and you'll be able to peel off the juicy top patches when you use them. Otherwise the masks at the top tend to be the driest in the stack, greatly reducing their efficacy. The flip side is that being juicy makes them slide around more.

Unlike standard eye patches, these have been cut in half. At this half size, I think they have greater utility; they are easier to apply to any region of the face. You can use them around your nose, around the outer corner of your eye. They don't stick as well as larger patches though.


Water, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Chondrus Crispus Powder, Ceratonia Siliqua Gum, Rubus Fruticosus Fruit Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sambucus Nigra Fruit Extract, Vaccinium Angustifolium Fruit Extract, Rubus Idaeus Fruit Extract, Vaccinium Macrocarpon Fruit Extract, Cornus Officinalis Fruit Extract, Prunus Serotina Fruit Extract, Punica Granatum Fruit Extract, 1,2-Hexanediol, Camellia Japonica Flower Extract, Ethyl Hexanediol, Brassica Napus Extract, Freesia Refracta Extract, Oenothera Biennis Flower Extract, Forsythia Suspensa Fruit Extract, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Brassica Oleracea Italica Extract, Solanum Lycopersicum Fruit Extract, Brassica Oleracea Capitata Leaf Extract, Nelumbo Nucifera Flower Water, Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Extract, Origanum Vulgare Leaf Extract, Hibiscus Sabdariffa Flower Extract, Hedera Helix Leaf Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Linum Usitatissimum Seed Extract, Salvia Hispanica Seed Extract, Pinus Sylvestris Leaf Extract, Pyrus Communis Fruit Extract, Astaxanthin, Betaine, Adenosine, Allantoin, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Cyamopsis Tetragonoloba Gum, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Calcium chloride, Synthetic fluorphlogopite, CI 77891, Calcium aluminum borosilicate, Tin oxide, Carmine, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, Glyceryl caprylate, Chlorphenesin, Methylparaben, Disodium EDTA, Fragrance

The top few ingredients are similar to Shangpree Marine Energy, but then then these go the fruity berry route while the Marine Energy ones delve deep into the oceanic ingredients. Blackberry, elderberry, and blueberries are among the top extracts in this eye patch. The sparkle comes from synthetic fluorphlogopite and the calcium aluminum borosilicate (ingredients you'll find in sparkly eye shadows), the pink color comes from carmine (these are not vegan). I'm happy to report back that I didn't experience any sort of stinging or burning from these gel masks, just a bit of moisturizing and plumping.

yikes look how bloodshot my eyes were at the start

The effect is mild for this particular eye mask. I use them for about 20 min to lightly plump fine lines around the eye. I also like using these on my lips when they are all dried out and shriveled. Slapping something on with humectants and then sealing it in  patches is a great way to rejuvenate your lips in under 20 minutes.

Overall I like these, not nearly as much as I enjoyed the two varieties of Shangpree eye masks that I've tried (Marine Energy and Ginseng Berry) but much more than the Secret Key gold patches that caused a burning sensation. I like that these patches aren't as big, doubling the pairs that you get which will last a much longer time than the standard 30 pair jars. At around $12 for 60 pairs, it's much more economical compared to Shangpree, Jayjun, etc which give you 30 larger pairs. Since these gels evaporate/dissolve in water into near nothingness and the jars are recyclable, I feel a little better indulging in these daily than I do sheet masks that leave behind more material.

For US buyers, these can be purchased on Amazon for $15 or on eBay for about $12.

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