While I love eye mask and use them frequently I have a habit of reaching for my two favorites, Grace + Stella Energizing Eye Masks and Klorane’s Coneflower eye masks and forgetting completely about any other eye mask that comes into my world. As a consequence I receive eye patches in subscription boxes and think ‘oh I love eye masks’ and then I put them in with my sheet masks and never reach for them.
So I decided to set my favorites to the side and delve into the single sets to see if any of them deserve to be listed with my favorites and reordered. today’s set are the Hydrating Collagen Eye Pads from Wilmaschumann European Skincare. They are a the soft jelly style eye masks, which I actually prefer. It is strange seeing them in white though. I think it is because the Grace+Stella are gold and Klorane is blue. I’m just not used to seeing the white.
According to the site they are…
An intense, hydration-boosting treatment for the eye contour area with 100% pure collagen. Will visibly and effectively improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and reduce puffiness. Contains soothing and hydrating ingredients. Clinically and Allergy Tested.
Key Ingredients: Aqua, Propylene Glycol, Glycerin, Corn Gluten Amino Acids, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Rosa Rugosa(Rose) Flower Extract, Hyaluronic Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Allantoin.Wilmaschumann
Not much to go on and I am not sure if that is the full ingredients list as the only ingredients I could find were listed as key ingredients. The fist thing that hits you when you take these eye patches out of the package is the scent of rose. It is strong, it is in command and it does not fade. If you do not like rose, turn back now. If you do like rose then I hope you really like rose.
Personally, while I like the scent of rose in most things, this is a bit strong for me. Seriously, I pulled the eye patches out of the package and the excess serum dripped down. My first thought was ‘oops I spilled the perfume.’ which should give you an indication of how strong it is.
if you can get past the scent then the eye patches apply well. They are cool to the touch and stayed in place while I worked on my computer. There was no slipping (sometimes this kind of mask can be a little heavy, mostly with sheet masks and less so with the eye patches).which I appreciate. while I may take a little extra time off for my masks on Fridays, during the week if I use a mask I tend to do so while working at my desk, or after work hours. If those around you don’t mind the scent of rose then this is the perfect desk eye mask.
I will say that the longer they sat the colder my under eyes felt. It was as though they were freezing my under eye area, but in a good way. Since I often use fridge cold Jade rollers to depuff my under eyes I was kind of pleased with the feeling. when i removed the Hydrating Collagen Eye Patches, I was also pleased with the way my eyes look. My hair was sacrificed to the gods of the winds today and is another story.
My under eyes feel refreshed and even though they weren’t majorly puffy, there is definitely some improvement. These under eye patches from Wilma Schumann do work well. In essence they do what they say they are going to do. For me though it is going to come down to scent. It is just such a strong rose scent that I’m not certain I would reach for these masks. For me the overwhelming perfume of rose might be a deal breaker. They are good enough eye patches though that I might be tempted to buy a full sized pack which contains five masks and try them out to see if I could get through the five masks or if I start to find excuses not to reach for them. Because for me that is the thing, sometimes a product is good enough that I can ignore the scent and keep using it. Other times even though I know a product is good I will slowly talk myself out of reaching for it because I don’t want to deal with the scent. These are kind of on the edge. They are good, but I suspect I’ll find myself reaching for another set that is just as good, but doesn’t have the rose scent. if you love rose, this might be your go to. If you hate rose, avoid this set of eye masks. As for me purchasing them, I’ll have to go with a cautious maybe.