Do you ever have a day where you've woken in the middle of a dream cycle and you just never manage to feel fully awake all day long? That happened to me over the weekend, and unfortunately I had a big night out ahead of me. Coffee boosted my energy level, but I really needed a quick fix for my puffy eyes.
Luckily, I remembered that Tibetan chrysanthemum helps correct puffiness, so I reached for my new box of Wei East China Herbal Intensive Eye Treatment Pads ($36) that I hadn't had the opportunity to test out yet.
To read my review and find out if they did the trick, read more.
The pads come individually wrapped and are premoistened in a brown liquid. I recommend opening them up in a sink; I did it in bed and wound up squirting some of the fluid onto my white sheets. Oops. Also, each pad is individually wrapped and it's pretty big. I decided to cut it in half so that I could get twice as many treatments out of the box, and half of a pad still managed to cover my entire eye area.
The pads are fragrance free, which allayed my fear that the formula would drip into my eyes and sting. The directions say to smooth the pad over eyes while lying down for ten minutes. I immediately felt a cooling and calming sensation. After ten minutes, I removed the pads and my eye area was firmer. The puffiness wasn't completely gone, but it was definitely reduced — and as a bonus, my body felt relaxed yet invigorated. I recommend this product to those of you want to minimize slight puffiness and are looking for an excuse to steal 10 peaceful minutes of "me time."