Today’s review is about something new that I tried recently. It’s a hot steam mask! I had never even heard of it, until Sally of Canadian Sassy Sally, got me two of them in our last meet up. It’s a Japanese brand, I believe.
The pack contains a single mask that is for one time use only. It says on the pack that it heats upto 40 degrees Celsius!. I was a little bit wary of trying it out at first but did it anyway. When you tear it open, you will find this cushiony soft eye mask which rather looks like a sanitary pad, to say the truth!.
It is unscented. It can be used anywhere, like at the workplace, in an airplane or at home, to relieve eye fatigue and to treat tired eyes at the end of a long working day. It opens up as you can see below, obviously to cover both eyes. It has loops at the back that you can loop over your ears to keep the mask in place.
It’s very comfortable. There isn’t actual steam in the mask that I used. However, there is a thermo pad inside the mask that heats up as soon as you take it out of the cover. I am not sure if it’s as high as 40 degrees. It’s a bearable, nice kind of heat. I felt it’s relaxing power the most, when I actually took it off my eyes after 15 minutes. It was like a breath of fresh air. My eyes felt very relaxed. How this mask works is, the heat from the mask relaxes the tension in the muscles around the eye and thus your eyes feel so fresh.
On the cover, it’s written that it can treat dryness, however I don’t agree with that. I didn’t feel like it brings any moisture content to my eyes. Also, apparently it can instantly take care of dark circles. I am not really sure it’s that powerful. However, it does relax your eyes. Applying it right before going to bed would be a good idea, I believe. I am not sure you can get these in UAE.
However, I did find them on Amazon. It comes in different variants such as Chamomile, Lavender, Rose, Eucalyptus etc. Lavender particularly can relax you and take away stress. I do recommend you try it, if you can get your hands on them. For those who can buy from Amazon (Non-UAE residents, since this product does not get shipped to UAE), click here to check it out.