Hello everyone! Welcome back to another Face Mask Friday – except this time, there is a twist. Instead of doing a full face mask, I thought I would change it up a bit by doing a mask targeted for the eyes. I mean, technically, the eyes are a part of the face, no? I bought two of these back when I visited South Korea, one for a friend and one for me. My best friend would always mention her dark circles in high school so I immediately thought of her when I saw these. I also thought of Big Bang’s Seungri because he used to be known for his panda eyes. Anyways, I thought it was about time to test the Tonymoly Panda’s Dream Eye Patch! Let’s get started!
The retail price of this product is ₩1000 (1000 Korean Won), which is approximately $0.89 USD at the time I am typing this out. I can’t remember if I got this on sale though. I do remember that Tonymoly was having its summer sale when I picked it up, but I don’t recall if this was discounted as well.
On the back, there are instructions in both Korean and English plus pictures.
Before we open this up, here is a picture of my face so you can see what we are starting with. I just got out of the shower, and I did apply a bit of emulsion from Etude House’s Moistfull Collagen line around the mouth due to dry patches. I also filled in my brows using Anastasia Beverly Hills’ Dipbrow Pomade in the shade Ash Brown, and dabbed a bit of Stila’s Convertible Color in the shade Hibiscus on the lips. My under-eye and eye area, however, are completely bare. I generally don’t have severe dark circles, so I’m not expecting to see a lot of visible changes. Guess we’ll see though!
Upon opening up the package, I was surprised to see that the patches were black. I expected white patches just because most sheet masks are of that color, but once I saw the black eye patches, I realized that the word “panda” in the name not only refers to the resemblance between dark circles and the black spots near a panda’s eyes but also how the black eye patches make you looks like a panda when you apply them on. Clever!
I was quite confused when I unfolded the patch, so I was really grateful for the picture instructions.
The second patch was attached to a plastic netted sheet, which I assume was supposed to be placed in between the two patches to separate them.
I was worried about how I would take the pictures for this blog post after I placed the patches over my eyelids, but thankfully, I could still see through the slits.
The eye patches don’t have a particularly strong scent so those who aren’t into perfumed products may enjoy these. I was expecting a strong cooling sensation when applying this, but surprisingly, there wasn’t. There wasn’t even a remotely cooling sensation, which I found to be interesting as most products targeted to treat dark circles and puffy eyes usually contain a cooling element.
I took them off after about 20 minutes as per instructions, and patted in the remaining serum. My skin easily absorbed the serum, which left my under-eyes well-hydrated.
I do see a slight difference in my under-eye area from before and after the Tonymoly Panda’s Dream Eye Patch. As I mentioned above, I don’t have severe dark circles so I wasn’t expecting to see drastic results in the first place. I do have darkness around my nose bridge, and even though this product isn’t targeted for that area, I think it helped lighten it up. I think this would be fun to try out if you are concerned about dark circles in the morning and have some time to spare. The only thing I would try differently is refrigerating before use. I think the added coldness would help increase the potency of this product and also help provide a refreshing start to the day.
Thanks for tuning in to this special installment of Face Mask Fridays!
Until next time,