Today I’m sharing with you my experience with the VIIcode O2M Oxygen Eye Mask (pronounced “Vee Two”). These are eye patches that you leave overnight (up to 8 hours) two to three times a week. I’ve tried eye patches before, but not ones that you leave overnight so I was really interested in trying these out.
This product is described as the BEST EYE MASK for dark circles, under eye bags, puffy eyes, wrinkles and lines that help leave you a healthy and radiant appearance.
I made a little video about these eye masks and I talk about a few lessons learned (which I also write about further down), check it out:
Isn’t this a fancy box packaging? There are 6 sets of masks in the box and they all have their own little “pocket”.
Here’s a look at the eye patch packets.
Inside, they’re housed in a plastic tray.
The first time I tried these eye masks I put them right under my eyes (along the lash line) and I found them really uncomfortable. When I closed my eyes they would push up against my lashes, and once I’d lay down they felt like they were falling into my eyes. You see, when you’re standing up gravity pulls your cheeks down – even if they’re young and plump. 😉 But when you lie down they flatten out (for lack of a better term) and in doing that it brought the eye patches even closer to my eyes – hence the feeling of them falling into my eyes.
After that first try I started putting them a bit lower – low enough that when I lied down they wouldn’t feel uncomfortable.
The patches have a 1-2mm thickness of clear jelly which sticks to the skin.
The first thing I noticed when I put these on is that they felt nice and cool. The coolness lasted a good while too – at least until I fell asleep, which was maybe 30 minutes later (by the time I finished my pre-bedtime routine and got into bed). If I woke up during the night or when I woke up in the morning the coolness was gone though.
These stayed put relatively well for me. I’m a back and side sleeper (right side only) so my right eye patch would sometimes be kind of half flapping under my eye in the morning if I slept on my side a lot during the night. And when that happened, in was the inner half that wasn’t sticky anymore (for some reason I’d expect the outer half to be the non-sticky part since it’s the part that touches the pillow the most). Anywho…
It happened a few times that I’d forget I was planning to use these for the night and I’d put my night products on my eyes/face before putting the patches, and they didn’t seem to stick to my skin as well as when I’d put them on before the rest of my products. So I tried to remember that whenever I’d use these: Patches first, products after.
Now for the big question: did these eye masks work for me?
Short answer: no.
Long answer: in all honestly, I don’t really have dark circles, under eye bags or puffy eyes – at least I don’t think I do. However, I do have fine lines and wrinkles. But, because I was wearing the eye masks a bit lower they were not covering my fine lines and wrinkles. So, I can’t really say if they would work for wrinkles or not because unfortunately I was not able to fully test them for that. Also, a full treatment is considered three boxes (for best results) and I only had one box.
Have you tried overnight eye masks? Would you try these?