Snail Slime Mask Review
Will snail slime do anything for my under eyes? The Petitfee Gold & Snail Hydrogel Eye Patch is the product of choice so I smeared snail slime under my eyes for beauty purposes. Here's how it went.
I like to think of myself as a logical skeptic, sometimes bordering on a risk averse person. I will read no less than 20 reviews for a product and if I'm still on the fence about it will walk away rather than throw my dollars at it. I like to think of myself as the opposite of the Fry meme screaming Take My Money. Lately I've loosened the reins a bit and after listening to an interview with masking for trouble aka the craziest of the bunker girls on Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Lauren Adams, on the Forever 35 podcast I decided to get more beauty masks.
My first foray into sheet masks was the Skinesque sheet mask kits which are a much needed break during the week. Everyone expects Mondays to suck but for me Tuesday's are almost always worse. The cure is the Skinesque sheet mask I use every Tuesday night. I hate to sound like a beauty guru but it makes you glow, literally. Or more like a nice sheen. It's hard to describe but it is super hydrating.
I sought out some of the masks Lauren talked about on Amazon. From the beauty grapevine I heard snail slime is great but still seems like a weird thing to plop on your face. Undeterred by the weird I bought these Petitfee Gold & Snail Hydrogel Eye Patches which also glitter from the sporadic gold flecks. The epitome of luxury. They seem nice and bougie a refreshing respite from my usual logic expounded above. After the Super Bowl, which I almost watched completely uninterrupted, I slapped these puppies on to see what would happen.
The good news~
The eye patches travel a bit but didn't slide down my face. I also wasn't doing vigorous activity besides sitting, looking at my reflection and rubbing the patches. My skin is fairly sensitive and they didn't sting another plus. The jar and masks smelled surprisingly good. Almost unbelievably good. Maybe they added fragrance but the imagined smell of snail slime compared with the result was not remotely similar. For a mask they are good bang for your buck. The price fluctuates on Amazon, like all things, but hovers around $18 for 60 masks (30 applications because you have two eyes). They are hydrating which is the main reason to buy them. There are instructions in English which is always nice since these originally hail from Korea.
The bad news~
It doesn't “cure” my under eye circles which are deep, dark pools of purple and blue that no one can escape from and no product has ever made even a slight improvement on but maybe someday? A girl can dream. Here is the super condensed review. These are great for non irritating, under eye hydration. Thumb's up.
I'm slowly morphing from a beauty skeptic into someone who has a beauty regime. Who would have known this transformation could happen so quickly. I blame the Skinesque masks in my Box of Style as my gateway mask. They were so good I had to stock up on more. I have more masks, some slimier than others, coming in the mail so stay tuned for those babies!