Elemis Absolute Eye Mask

Posted by Lipglossiping On June - 30 - 2010

When I was contacted and asked if I wanted to review a couple of products from the Elemis range, I tried to choose carefully.  The last thing I wanted to do was choose something that left me feeling uncertain of it’s value.  I wanted products that I could have an opinion about…. something tangible that I could describe to you.  I don’t care if it’s rubbish, fanastic or unfathomably dull… I just want to be able to have confidence in my feelings on the product.  And sometimes skincare leaves me feeling a little confused.

It’s to this end that I chose two masks that claim concrete results.  You may have already seen my Elemis Tri-Enzyme Resurfacing Gel Mask review.   That mask blew me away with outcomes that I could almost instantly appreciate…. smoothing, refreshing, complexion lifting… most of it’s promises came true on my face.  A blogger’s dream and an absolute delight to describe to you.

But then it all went a bit wrong.

Elemis Absolute Eye Mask will leave your purse £27 lighter for a generous (considering how far a little goes) 30ml tube.

It describes itself thus:

Elemis Absolute Eye Mask is an eye-brightening treatment that combines vital extracts of Rose, Mimosa, Cornflower and Comfrey to help decongest, firm and minimise dark circles and leave the delicate eye area soothed and revitalized.

So… I’m looking for decongesting, firming, dark circle reduction and a soothing/revitalizing effect.

So far, I haven’t experienced any of this.

In a complete contrast to the tri-enzyme mask, this eye mask leaves me with no instant impressions.  It doesn’t tingle, soothe, feel cooling, refreshing or even hydrating upon application.  Infact, if anything… there’s a small amount of tightening.  And not in a good way.

The blurb on the back tells me to apply sparingly around the eye bone area avoiding direct contact with the lid and inner eye areas.  “Sparingly”… I like it when expensive products say that.  As previously mentioned, a very small amount will spread nicely over the eye area… this tube will last me months!

But the problem is this…

Ultimately, Elemis Absolute Eye Mask is marketed as an anti-ageing product.  Maybe I’ll see some beneficial anti-ageing effects in a years time but unlike their anti-ageing Pro Collagen Marine Cream (be still my beating heart) this doesn’t even feel that nice before, during or after application.

And there you have it.

I’ll keep using it a couple of times a week as suggested on the box, and if in 6 months time I start noticing some longer term benefits, you can be sure I’ll be back to update

But those instant mask-type results that I was looking for?  Move along… there’s nothing to be seen here.


3 Responses to “Elemis Absolute Eye Mask”

  1. Jenni says:

    The 2 Elemis I can thoroughly recommend are:
    hand and nail collagen cream – excellent

    Frangipani monoi oil – very fragrant but leaves the skin silkily-soft and has a crazy-gorgeous little bottle AND is solid at room-temperature so has to be warmed

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  2. rhamnousia says:

    I don’t think I would ever put a peel on/wash off mask on my eye area..seems a bit too delicate.

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  3. Diane says:

    For a really nice eye treatment, use your regular eye cream or a moisturizing eye or face mask (probably not this one, from the description). Apply generously around eye area, but not so close that it can get in your eye. Cover eye area with cotton moistened with water or chilled green tea. Then take an ice cube and gently massage around the eye area (or have someone else do it for you!). Massage with ice for about 2 minutes, then relax for another 5-10 minutes, and gently remove. You can use the cotton to remove most of the mask.

    We charged $20 for this at the spa I used to work at, on top of the price of a regular facial.

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

Leave a Reply

RANDOM

MAC Lightscapade Mineralize Skinfinish

Ha!  It feels kinda old-skool to be reviewing this on the blog no?  MAC isn’t the force in the blogging community that it once was.  …

Confessions of a BeneBabe...

I’ve got a treat for you this afternoon, stop that multi-tasking and give me your full attention, like NAO! Remember a few weeks ago, I …

Is Estee Lauder DayWear Sheer Tint Release...

…any good for the super-pale/super-pink? That’s the question I was asking after watching a Pixiwoo video that mentioned this Estee Lauder tinted moisturiser. Available in …

Keeping House...

Incidentally, I’m having a little clean up round here… dust was gathering in the corners and there was a big coffee ring on the table. …

Inexpensive Beauty Find: Ponds Light Day Cream

If it’s good enough for Kylie… You never have to travel far before you come across someone who will happily swear by these iconic pots …

Advent Giveaway - Day 4

L’oreal Lash Architect Carbon Gloss Mascara Check out my review on it here Leave a comment to enter. Giveaway closes at 23:59GMT on 4th December.  …

Advent Giveaway - Day 1

Day 1. ‘Cos everyone needs Paper Soap and Hair Velcro right?  Right? Leave a comment to enter.  Giveaway closes at 23:59GMT on 1st December. Winners …

Revlon Scented Nail Enamel in Peach Smoothie NOTD

Well, I’ve tried one and you still ain’t gonna convince me that I need scented nail polish.  Infact, if anything… the scent gave me a …

Bare Minerals introduces Rose Gold, a new High Shine shade!

Bare Minerals have added a new shade to their popular High Shine Eye Color range just in time for Summer! Rose Gold* is (as the …

The Lipstick League - Week of 13.1.14

Question of the Week: So tell the truth, how do you REALLY feel about Radiant Orchid? Answer: Couldn’t give a shiny shit to be honest. …

POPULAR

CLOSED: Competition Time: Givenchy Very Irresistible L'eau en Rose Perfume!

Want to really spoil Mum this Mother’s Day?  Or perhaps you just want to spoil yourself?  It’s ok… I won’t judge… there are plenty of …

CLOSED - Win it! The Body Shop Expert Brush Collection

I don’t know about you, but I woke up this morning with a distinct “Hello Monday morning, I’ve been expecting you…” kinda feeling.  Maybe it’s …

Win a gorgeous "glow" trio with prizes from Urban Decay, New CID, & Arbonne!

COMPETITION NOW CLOSED! WINNER IS: “IZABELLA” (COMMENT #96045) – WINNER HAS BEEN EMAILED!   It’s still January, the MET office have just issued yet another …

Hello? Is this thing on?

Phew, that was a little unexpected. For those of you who haven’t had the misfortune of reading my hand-wringing tweets and woe-ridden facebook updates, let …

Big savings on French Pharmacy brands, win my Escentual.com top picks!

I’m of the firm opinion that for the money, French pharmacy brands offer some of the best solutions for diffcult skin-types. Escentual.com have long been …

Win it! 3 EcoTools Bamboo Bronzer Brushes to win!

I’ve written about these before, you know I love them, I want you to love them too! So why not have a go at winning …

FOTD Busting out of the comfort zone!

You may recall my bitter moans last week about how when presented with a rare opportunity to spend an indecent amount of time playing with …

Dear Obesity...

We have been together for over 20 years, our lives so entwined that I’ve never been sure how to live without you.  I would like …

Urban Decay The Black Palette - Photos & Swatches

The soon-to-be-released Black Palette from US eyeshadow maestro’s Urban Decay is an altogether darker affair than the recent Naked set… The Black Palette includes 6, …

Urban Decay 15-Year Anniversary 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil Set

This here post be ALL about the pictures… The Packaging… The Pencils… The Swatches… The Thoughts… Urban Decay’s 15-Year Anniversary 24/7 Glide-On Pencil Set* is …

COMMENTS

  • Categories

  • Archives

  • Admin

  • Ads