Monday, October 12, 2015

Petitfee Gold EGF Eye & Spot Patch Review

Petitfee Gold EGF Eye & Spot Patch Review

Hey Dreamers and Creators!

Who here battles dark circles on a daily basis? (*Raises hand*, me~) I am one of such unfortunate soul who battles dark circles everyday. It sucks, I know. It didn't used to be like this though. Before my college years, the words dark circles was non-existent in my vocab. However, after countless all-nighters and lack of proper care due to either being lazy or too tired, those pesky dark circles began to show. At first it wasn't so bad. A little eye cream could fix it all, but by my senior year, eye creams could no long do the trick. So I began to look elsewhere.

I've known about eye patches for years but was never really interested in them. I think I got my first eye patches over 8 years ago as a sample/gift when I purchased other AB goodies. Back then I didn't have dark circles, so I didn't really pay particular attention to the ones I got. Although I'm pretty sure I used them. I've since tried different eye patches to find good ones to combat them dark circles, but I haven't been lucky. So my hunt continues and that's when I came across the Petitfee eye patches. 


Petitfee Gold EGF Eye & Spot Patch

These Petitfee eye patches sounded promising. They come with eye and spot patches, which means it's got eye mask and spot treatment all in one. Sounds amazing doesn't it? At the time of my purchase, I wasn't able to find too much information on these. So I purchased it blind (as I like to call it, when I buy something without finding too much information on it). What little information I could find said it can brighten and firm the skin. As well as soothe and heal it. It sounded like just what I needed. Since I was also looking for patches that can help minimize the fine lines on my forehead. So, I bought it and hoped it would be able to help brighten and firm the skin. Keep on reading to find out if it did or not.

side of the box
Petitfee Gold EGF Eye & Spot Patch
90 pieces (60 eye patches and 30 spot patches), $18

Product Description: Hydrogel eye and spot patches formulated with gold powder and various botanical ingredients. Gold powder can help balance and normalize the movements of ion in the skin and help it achieve brighter and firmer results. The botanical ingredients include aloe extract, grapefruit extract, ginseng root extract, and more to help keep the skin healthy. The eye & spot patches can also help soothe and heal troubled skin.

To Use: Cleanse and tone the areas first. Use the mini spatula provided to take out the patches and apply it to the desired spots. Leave it on for 30 minutes, then remove. Tip: refrigerate the patches for more refreshing and cooling effects. 
ingredients
Ingredients: Water, glycerin, calcium chloride, butylene glycol, ceratonia siliqua gum, xanthan gum, chondrus crispus (carrageenan), ethyl hexanediol, citrus grandis (grapefruit) seed extract, bambusa textilis stem extract, pinus palustris leaf extract, peg-60 hydrogenated castor oil, scutellaria baicalensis root extract, camellia sinensis leaf extract, houttuynia cordata extract, artemisia vulgaris extract, citrus junos fruit extract, 1,2-hexanediol, caprylyl glycol, phenoxyethanol, methylparaben, chlorphenesin, fragrance, synthetic fluorphlogopite, titanium dioxide, iron oxides, alcohol, aloe barbadensis leaf extract, panax ginseng root extract, acacia seyal gum extract, caviar extract, sodium hyaluronate, betaine, caffeoyl tripeptide-1, lavandula angustifolia (lavender) flower extract, monarda ddyma leaf extract, mentha piperita (peppermint) leaf extract, freesia alba flower extract, chamomailla Recutita (matricaria) flower/leaf extract, rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) leaf extract, rh-oligopeptide-1 (1ppm, 0.01%), gold (0.0003%), disodium EDTA, mineral oil, triethanolamine. 

Packaging: The simple box has plenty of descriptions. However, aside from the ingredients list and its name and the little blurb on the tub, the rest of the descriptions are in Korean. The patches comes in a white tub with a seal and a spatula. The most notable part is on the inside of the box, where the company shares that the word petitfee means little fairy. I thought that was neat. 

side of the box

Color: The patches comes in a light yellow/gold color with what looks to be shiny, tiny gold specs in them. The gel patches are really see through but a bit opaque as well. 

Texture: The patches feels like most hydrogel eye patches. A bit thicker than some of the ones I've tried before. The shape of the eye patches are a bit awkward though, due to its cut. 

petitfee means little fairy

Scent: Probably the most unfortunate part of this product is its scent. It's got a very strong floral fragrance. The first few times that I used it, I could not stand the scent at all and had to remove the patches. The scent itself is not horrible, it's just that it is super strong, so it seems a bit piercing to the nose. The eye areas are way too sensitive for that. I found that after opening the patches for a month, the scent lightens a bit. Still a bit strong, but not as much as before. By the way, the patches are best to be used within 2 months, as it says on its packaging. 

short description on the tub container

My Thoughts: Where should I began with these patches? Hmm. I basically have a love-hate relationship with them. I've already mentioned above about the scent issues and that is one of my dislikes. That's also the first dislike I noticed when I patch tested these eye patches. As I also mentioned above, the scents lightened a bit over time and became slightly more bearable. Still, those who are sensitive to scents will want to stay away from these eye patches. 

When I first patch tested these eye and spot patches I thought 'ugh, I can't use these near my eyes'. Their scents were way too strong and I was afraid that it would irritate my eyes. However, I didn't want to waste them either, so I used them on my forehead. I have some fine lines on my forehead from facial movements, etc. So I had hoped these could help lessen those lines as the patches claims to firm up the skin. I used them once in the evenings everyday for over a month, so I hoped to see some great improvements. I was slightly surprised at the results. The patches were able to minimize the fine lines. It did not make the disappear, but that bit of minimizing helped to make them less noticeable. I should also mention that my fine lines aren't too horrible to begin with.

manufacturing and expiration dates
manufacturing and expiration dates
As I was using the patches on my forehead over the month, I noticed that the heavy scents lighten a bit. Still strong but not as piercing as before. I decided that I would try it on my dark circles to see how it would go. Luckily, it did not irritate my eyes. The eye patches felt cooling and soothing when applied, despite its scent.  

It was during this time that I found my second dislike with these eye patches and that is its shape. Since these eye patches came with spot patches in the center, it made the eye patches a bit awkward in shape. It can be annoying trying to find a best place to put the patches as I don't want the corners of the patches to be poking anything. At the same time, I need to make sure the patches are actually on my dark circles. So overall, just a bad design of them. I ended up cutting them to fit my eye shape better.

white seal

This brings me to the third (potential) down side. I call this a potential down side because I've yet to decide whether this is a downside or not. The Petitfee Gold EGF Eye & Spot Patch have an estimated expiration date of 2 months after opening. Which means, once opened the patches will have to be used within 2 months. For some people, this time frame could be way too small. However, I found that with such a short time frame, it forced me to use the patches every day. Since I keep on reminding myself that I only have 2 months to use them and they will expire if I don't use them and I don't want to use expired products. 

I think for people who don't use eye patches often, this might not be ideal. However, for people who do use them everyday or every other day, this should be no biggie.

Okay, down to my 4th and last dislike of these patches, and that is the difficulty of removing them. Since these are hydrogel patches, they stick to each other pretty well. The provided spatula does help with taking them out. However, on some days I'd be there for 2 minutes or more trying to take out just one patch at a time. The patches are also slightly slippery due to the essence on them. I've had run away patches in the past. So be careful when removing them.

patches when you first remove the seal

At this point you might be thinking, um didn't you say you have a love-hate relationship with these patches. So where's the love? Don't worry, it's coming now. As I've mentioned before, the patches were able to help minimize the fine lines on my forehead a bit. I was quite happy with that. The patches also felt moisturizing, soothing and cooling and can sometimes calm small acne. Although I've found that it's not much help on the big ones. One of my favorite effects of these patches have to be the brightening part. I don't think I have panda like dark circles but they are slightly noticeable if I don't use concealer. I found that if I use the eye patches in the morning, it can help brighten the area a bit. It doesn't make the dark circles disappear completely, however, lightening it a bit helps too. 

My other favorite effects of these patches is the de-puffing. I like to store the patches in the fridge, so they are nice and cool in the morning. The first thing I do after I cleanse and tone the face is to apply these patches. I then go make and eat breakfast with these on, pack my stuff and whatever else. Basically, I try to leave them on for as long as possible. It does a great job at de-puffing my eyes. Since they are hydrogels, they stay put too, so I can move around without worrying about them falling off. It's saved me quite some time in the mornings, since I used to use ice or cold spoons for de-puffing. 

one patch on spatula

Pros:
-brightens targeted areas
-firm up fine lines a bit
-soothing effects
-cooling effects
-moisturizing
-can help de-puff (store the patches in the fridge)

Pro/Con (depending on your preference):
-product expires within 2 months after opening

Cons:
-strong fragrance
-awkward fit
-can be difficult to remove from container

eye and spot patch selfie

My Rating: ❤ ❤   

Final Thoughts: Looks like my eye patches hunt will have to continue as I've yet to find the perfect one. I really wish this product didn't have such a strong scent, because that's the biggest issue. I did like that it was able to brighten and firm the skin a bit and the de-puff was a total plus. However, the scent is the one thing holding it down. 

Would I repurchase this in the future? I don't think so. I will keep looking and hope that I find better eye patches that doesn't have super strong scents. Do I think this product is worth a try. Um, not as eye patches. I don't think anyone would want to subject their eyes to strong fragrances that can potentially cause irritation. The eye areas are sensitive, so it's best to not irritate it. However, if you want to purchase these to use as forehead patches to minimize fine lines up there, it might be worth a try. Just make sure you aren't sensitive to strong scents and its ingredients first. 

The Petitfee brand also have other eye patches and I think I might check those out to see if they are better than this one here. Hopefully, they will work better with a not so strong fragrance! 

Where to purchase:
-Amazon.com
-Yesstyle.com



Have you tried the Petitfee Gold EGF Eye & Spot Patch? What are your thoughts on them? Leave a comment below and let me know!

Until next time! 


Michelle


Disclosure: This product was purchased by me and all the opinions are honest and my own. This post may contain affiliate links. Read my full disclosure statement here

3 comments:

  1. Hi there ;) was looking for a review on these eye patches and stumbled on your lovely blog :) thanks for the review and I'm looking forward to new posts ;)

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    1. Thanks~ I'm glad the review helped! ^^

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  2. I ended up buying them and this was the first time I used them and the shape of the patches did make me felt a little bit uncomfortable as you described here, it was a very bad con for me! However, it looks like it actually reduced my dark circles very noticeable, so I'm going to see what else happens day by day. Another bad news for me (and a big con) was the duration you described here :/ so bad !! Only 2 months ... however , thanks for your review !!!

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