Masks of the month – Hada Labo Tokyo and ToGo Spa

I am a masker that’s all there is to it. Somewhere along the line I became enamored with masks of all kinds. Give me a sheet mask and I’m happy. Give me a mask in a tube or jar and I’m going to have a ball. I love what they do to my face and my spirits. They are a quick way for a pick-me-up and they have wonderful benefits. This month I’m featuring two mask companies that sent me masks that you need.

Eyes by ToGoSpa and Lips by ToGoSpa

Eyes by ToGoSpa and Lips by ToGoSpa

ToGoSpa masks aka Treatments have been favorites of mine for years. I have a collection of the Under Eye Treatments to use whenever I need some plumping and help with fine lines. There are now 4 versions of Eyes ToGoSpa but this was my first experience with the coconut ones.

Eyes by ToGoSpa

Eyes by ToGoSpa

These masks have so many benefits:

  • Improves circulation and stimulates production of new, youthful skin cells.
  • Relaxes, calms, and pumps up moisture-retention levels to new heights.
  • De-puffs and reduces dark circles with skin-brightening ingredients.
  • Relieves irritation and redness calming compounds.
  • Minimizes pores with clarifying, cleansing oils.
  • Hydrates crepe-like skin and resurfaces fine lines.
Coconut EYES

Coconut EYES

Eyes by ToGoSpa in Coconut Eyes are probably the most hydrating of their eye collection. There are 3 masks in a package ($12.50 but $10 on Amazon) and are worth every cent. Using a pair before a night out is a delight. My wedding anniversary is coming up and I’ve saved one set to use that day to make my husband appreciate his “bride”. They call these their staycation masks since they’ve added Coconut Extract which gives this a tropical gentle aroma. Adding Allantoin helps with the moisturizing. I love how my under eye lines are softened and look rejuvenated for at least two days.

 

Eyes by ToGoSpa

Eyes by ToGoSpa

Not only did I save one of the eye treatments but I’ve also saved one  Lips by ToGoSpa to help make my lips look more kissable. So far ToGoSpa just has these in Coconut but I’m sure they’ll expand the line once everyone finds out how wonderful these are and the benefits of them.

Lips by ToGoSpa

Lips by ToGoSpa

Lips by ToGoSpa are perfect for date night or everyday use. They help with dry lips or chapped lips as well as making your lips look fuller and more moisturized. I’ve used them prior to wearing a matte lipstick and noticed a nice difference since my liplines weren’t as prominent and my lips looked plumper. Give yourself 20 minutes and you’ll appreciate the combination of natural high-density marine collagen, enzymes, amino acids, natural marine minerals, trace elements, proteins and vitamins.

COCONUT LIPS – Purified Water, Chitosan, Sea Algae Extract, Collagen, Coconut Extract, Cellulose, Hyaluronic Acid, Magnesium Phosphate (Vitamin C), Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Vegetable Glycerin, Allantoin, Lavender Oil

These are activated by your body temperature and shortly after application you’ll feel them getting softer and more pliable. The nutrients are stored in the lip mask and release as you are lying comfortably savoring your spa experience.

Lips by ToGoSpa

Lips by ToGoSpa

Lips by ToGoSpa contain hyaluronic acid, vitamins C & E, are cruelty free, and contain no dyes or parabens. You really will love what these can do for your lips. In the warmer weather I’m going to put them in the refrigerator before using.

I can’t forget about a sheet mask and like to do one on a weekend morning. Hada Labo Tokyo Ultimate Anti-Aging Facial Mask is making my special time a great ME time. I have long used several products from Hada Labo Tokyo and think it’s a great line. I often recommend their hydrators and moisturizer. Well now I can recommend their Ultimate Anti-Aging Facial Mask too.

Hada Labo Tokyo Ultimate Anti-Aging Facial Mask

Hada Labo Tokyo Ultimate Anti-Aging Facial Mask

There are 4 masks in the box so you’ve got weeks of pleasure using them. When I’m looking at anti-aging products I’m always thrilled to see Hyaluronic Acid as a main ingredient. These have “super” hyaluronic acid so I’m especially thrilled about that. “Proprietary combination of 3 types of Hyaluronic Acid.  Powerful hydrator and skin plumper that provides multi-layer, long-lasting moisture to restore and strengthen skin’s natural hydrating levels.”

Hada Labo Tokyo Ultimate Anti-Aging Facial Mask

Hada Labo Tokyo Ultimate Anti-Aging Facial Mask

This is a cotton fiber mask that is absolutely loaded with serum. They say they use a full bottle (0.7 oz) to help with hydration and firmness. Each mask is very wet so I wear a nightgown or old tee shirt when I’m going to use one. They don’t drip down my face but I like to lie down to keep all that goodness on my face. Keep it on for 10 – 15 minutes and don’t rinse after. You may want moisturizer and sunscreen but you’ve got your dose of serum to spread around your face already.

Hada Labo Tokyo Ultimate Anti-Aging Facial Mask

Hada Labo Tokyo Ultimate Anti-Aging Facial Mask

I think this set of 4 masks is very reasonably priced at $14.99 but even better is that Target and Amazon have them for $7.39 which is the best price ever. Recommended use is 1 to 3 times per week, my use has been once a week. I’m very happy that these are fragrance free.

As a mask aficionado I’ve just shared with you 3 of my favorites. If you haven’t used these yet, I’m not sure what you are waiting for!!  —  Marcia

*sent for editorial consideration which my face is thankful for

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Brighten your eye look with Repechage Eye Rescue Pads

Repechage Eye Rescue Pads

Repechage Eye Rescue Pads

About this time of year we’re all feeling blue and like we need some brightening up – something to make us look like the sun is shining and we’re ready to go bopping around freely. That’s where Repechage Eye Rescue Pads come to the rescue. These eye pads are perfect for any time of day or night. They are refreshing and eye brightening.

Repechage Eye Rescue Pads

Repechage Eye Rescue Pads

repechage eye rescue pad

I was sent a jar of 60 to test and I can’t get enough of them. They are probably the easiest eye pad I’ve ever used since there’s nothing to it when using them. 1. Take a pad out of the jar. 2. Put it on under your eyes 3. Leave it on for 10 minutes or however long you want. 1,2,3. ABC. You are done and looking refreshed.

Repechage Eye Rescue Pad

Repechage Eye Rescue Pad

Actually I cheat and add an extra step –  I cut the pad in half since the reason I’m using this is for my undereye area although it nourishes my skin too. But by cutting it in half I’m getting it closer to my eye and I’m able to make this jar of 60 last twice as long.

Repechage Eye Rescue Pad cut in half

Repechage Eye Rescue Pad cut in half

REPECHAGE EYE RESCUE PADS contain seaweed and natural tea extracts. The ingredients of these pads are terrific. These are the eye pads I like to use early in the morning since they help to depuff my undereye circles and they are the eye pad I like to use before going out with friends in the evening. In the morning I’ll apply right after my shower while I’m taking my vitamins, trying to make reason with my hair. In the evening I love that they give a cooling sensation while replenishing moisture. I can even do this over my foundation/concealer and after just pat it with my finger to resmooth. These are not sticky or gooey. They contain a serum that is light yet effective.

Repechage Eye Rescue Pads

Repechage Eye Rescue Pads

Here are some of the active ingredients and what they do for you (provided by repechage.com)

Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract Protective against free radicals. Provides superior anti-inflammatory benefits.

Aspalathus Linearis (Rooibos Tea) Powerful antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and free radical scavenging properties. Rooibos Tea is known to protect the skin against oxidative stress (anti-aging effect).

Anthemis Nobilis (Roman Chamomile) Flower Oil Used as an excellent skin soother and anti-inflammatory agent.

Ilex Paraguariensis (Yerba Mate) Leaf Extract Known for its astringent and toning benefits for the skin.

Kola Nut (Cola Nitida Extract) Contains the stimulants caffeine (up to 2%). Energizes and tones.Soothing, anti-inflammatory, and skin tightening properties.

Algae Extract A blend of active algae components including Polysaccharides (sugar) that acts as natural humectants; alginates, an excellent moisturizer and elasticizer for the skin. Algae extracts, acts as a great anti-oxidant.

Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract Commonly known as Aloe Vera, helps enhance the appearance of dry or damaged skin by reducing flaking and restoring suppleness.

Cucumis Sativa (Cucumber) Extract Soothing, anti-inflammatory, and skin tightening properties.

Not all brands are willing to sell travel sizes but Repechage carries a 14 count travel size for $9 which would be great to have for travel or just to test out to see if these are as great as I personally think they are.

Repechage Travel Size

Repechage Travel Size

If you are ready to perk up your winter weary eyes with ingredients that are great for your skin, REPECHAGE wants to be your friend. It’s already mine! — Marcia

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Looking for a different kind of eye mask? Try VIIcode Oxygen Mask

VIIcode Oxygen Mask

VIIcode Oxygen Mask

Using an eye mask is the most expedient way to make a difference on the skin around your eyes. It’s a quick fix usually that makes us look more refreshed and ready to take on the world. But what if you don’t want just a quick fix but something that will last longer? That’s where VIIcode Oxygen Mask comes in.

VIIcode has a long history starting in the 1800’s but the ingredients and technology in their VIICode O2M Oxygen Mask is current for the 2000’s. Their story is interesting and contains portions that are important to us. “In 1993 VIIcode joined Conservation International (CI) to preserve the earth’s natural heritage, protect global biodiversity, and prove that human civilization can live in harmony with nature.”

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I was sent a box of their VII O2M Oxygen Mask which is the first overnight mask I’ve tried for my eyes. As someone who suffers from insomnia I was more than a bit worried about how I’d react to a mask that I’d be wearing throughout the night. But as someone who feels that my eye area is the most delicate and precious to having a youthful appearance, I was gung ho to try this.

VIIcode Oxygen Masks individual packets

VIIcode Oxygen Masks individual packets

VIIcode Oxygen Masks individual packets

VIIcode Oxygen Masks individual packets

Inside each box of VIIcode O2M Oxygen Masks are 6 treatment packages. It’s suggested to use these 2 -3 times a week. For a full treatment they also recommend using three boxes but I found a difference using just this one box.

VIIcode Oxygen Mask directions

VIIcode Oxygen Mask directions

VIICode O2M set opened

VIICode O2M set opened

Application is easy and not unusual at all. The most important part is where you apply the masks since you need to be able to close your eyes comfortably without any pinching or discomfort. I found I had to place them a little lower than I would with a short time mask.

VIIcode mask ready for bed

VIIcode mask ready for bed

The first night I wore them I did have to move them once in bed. I’d have loved to get them up close under my lower lashes but that wasn’t a possibility. While it did take me longer to fall asleep that night, I happily slept through the night without these bothering me at all. I was anxious to see how I looked after the 8 hours were complete.

VIIcode Oxygen Mask before

VIIcode Oxygen Mask before

VIIcode Oxygen Mask after 8 hours of wear

VIIcode Oxygen Mask after 8 hours of wear

My after picture was taken about an hour after I removed the masks since I wasn’t fully awake when I woke to take them off. I went back to sleep for an hour and then took the photo. This is after one use and I saw a difference that lasted throughout the next two days. My skin was softer and less lined. A lot of the puffiness was gone and I really didn’t look as dark under my eyes.

What I like most about VIIcode Oxygen Mask is that I’m getting sustained skin care. It contains all all the essential vitamins, antioxidants, botanicals, peptides and essential fatty acids that my eyes need to keep them looking brighter. That long term dose of serum is hydrating to my under eye area making it appear less lined.

While these are recommended for 8 hours of nighttime use, I’ve also used them during the day. When I’m staying home all day to work on the blog or things around my house I’ve worn them instead of wearing them at night. Once on they stay on and don’t move around. I can do whatever I want without worrying about slipping and sliding. The serum is contained and at work throughout the time I’m wearing them.

VIIcode Oxygen Mask

VIIcode Oxygen Mask

VIIcode has a wide variety of products all with their great botanical extracts that are sold through Amazon. VIIcode Oxygen Eye Mask Anti Aging Eye Pads for wrinkles, puffiness, dark circles, fine lines and under eye bags is sold at Amazon for $54.99 and includes 6 treatments. Your eyes will be thanking you for the care you’ve given them and your mirror will be thanking you for how much better you are looking. — Marcia

 

Ingredients
Glycerin, Carbomer, Cellulose, Tetrasodium EDTA, Allantoin, Aloe Barbadensis, Lavandula, Nitraria Billardierel Extract, Methyparaben, Propylparaben, Smart Q10, Aqua, Algin, Cellulosegum, CitricAcid, Sorbitol, SodiumPCA, Butylene Glycol, PEG, y-PGA, Sodium Hyaluronate, vitamin E, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Ethylbisiminomethylguaiacol Manganese Chloride.

*Sponsored post thanks to VIIcode. All opinions are 100% mine.

 

 

 

Sublime Beauty Advanced Eye Gel, the Aging Younger one

Sublime Beauty®

AGE YOUNGER!

I love this tagline for Sublime Beauty. Yes I’d love to age younger and I’m sure that most of you above a certain number (ahem 40, 45, 50??) must be loving on that tagline too.

Sublime Beauty Advanced Eye Gel (site)

Sublime Beauty Advanced Eye Gel (site)

I also love the name of the Sublime Beauty eye gel that was sent for review: Face Whisperer® Advanced Eye Gel. This is just one product in their Face Whisperer line and is their newest product. The others are a Day Cream, Night Cream and Neck & Decollete Cream. All products that are Face Whisperer are meant to

1) Reduce Wrinkles
2) Boost Collagen
3) Moisturize & Hydrate
4) Soothe & Heal (including dark circles & bags under eyes)

Face Whisperer® Advanced Eye Gel

Face Whisperer® Advanced Eye Gel

The Face Whisperer® Advanced Eye Gel contains select ingredients like Matrixyl®, Eyeliss® and Haloxyl®. According to Sublime Beauty these wonder ingredients were created in France and are clinically tested.

The eye gel is recommended to be used twice a day to help with dark circles, bags and wrinkles. Here’s one of their before and after pictures:

from http://sublime-beauty.net/

from http://sublime-beauty.net/

What I like best about Sublime Beauty’s Advanced Eye Gel is the soothing coolness I get from this gel. When you first pump it out it looks watery. Don’t be fooled by that, it’s just that it’s lightweight. It uses these high powered ingredients to take away the negative and emphasize the positive. We all want younger looking eyes, we all want any discoloration under our eyes GONE, and we all want to reduce bags and wrinkles. Since Sublime Beauty’s Face Whisperer Advanced Eye Gel does all that then we all want this eye gel. Read more about it on Sublime Beauty’s website, then go to Amazon where they sell this for $42.99.

You too can Age Younger – I sure want that and this eye gel helps! — Marcia

*sent for review consideration

Ingredients:

Matrixyl® and Matrixyl 3000®, peptides that boost collagen production Haloyxl® developed in France to reduce dark circles and inflammation under eyes. Eyeliss® also developed in France, has four ingredients to reduce bags and puffiness under eyes.

Key ingredients: Matrixyl, Haloxyl and Eyeliss. Aqua, dimethicone, palmitoyl pentapetide-4 (Matrixyl), palmitoyl oligopeptide and palmitoyl tetrapeptide-7 (Haloxyl), hesperidin methyl chalcone and dipeptide-2 and palmitoyl tetrapeptide-7 (Eyeliss), acrylates copolymer, iodoproprynl butylcarbmate, phenoxy-ethanol, caprylyl glycol.