Up until this year I used to gaze at myself in the mirror and congratulate myself for the lack of bags, dark circles & general puffiness under my eyes.
Hah. Pride becomes before a fall, etc etc…
This not-entirely-brilliant-on-the-personal-front year has resulted in what appear to be permanent dark craters under my eyes. Each morning I wake up with puffy eyelids, hell, I even have puffy crows feet. I do not find this haggard look beguiling and I can’t believe anyone else does either. So I have resorted to foraging through the container of doom for the multiple boxes of eye creams, unguents, potions and snake oil that I have been sent by various complicit publicists over the years.
First up is a box of twelve Shiseido Benefiance Pure Retinol Instant Treatment Eye Masks. They promise that, “these concentrated under-eye treatment sheets dramatically transform the appearance of wrinkles and helps to improve dark circles. Formulated with Shiseido-original Pure Liquid Retinol Delivery System.”
And you know what, I think they make a difference. I’ve been using them 2-3 times a week and whilst I don’t really have wrinkles that need zapping, the dark circles…well, I’m still haggard, but a little less so.