Are affordable, direct-to-consumer skincare brands like the Ordinary, the Inkey List and Good Molecules, are these inexpensive brands really worth the hype? In today’s post, I’m sharing my review of the Good Molecules Caffeine Energizing Hydrogel Eye Patches.
About my Skin
Before we delve into this review, it is important for you to understand my skin story. First, I am in my mid-twenties, so I largely look for skincare solutions that are preventative or that will minimize the appearance of my fine lines. In terms of my skin-type, my skin is extremely oily and acne prone. Additionally, it is sensitive to fragrance.
Lifestyle-wise, I do not smoke or drink excessively. However, my sleep schedule is poor. In fact, many days I sleep 4 hours or less. As such, under-eye darkness and fine lines are a major concern of mine. With my very fair complexion, my dark circles are very apparent.
A Little Bit About Good Molecules
The idea behind Good Molecules is simple: skincare that works at a fair price. Founded by a team of beauty industry veterans, Good Molecules creates skincare solutions with best-in-class ingredients, backed by research and formulated for effectiveness. By working directly with top labs, Good Molecules offers products that target skin issuesâ€”like acne, redness, and hyperpigmentationâ€”without the traditional retail markup. See a difference in your skin, starting at just $6.
Good Molecules Caffeine Energizing Hydrogel Eye Patches Claims
Get a bright, wide-awake lookâ€”no matter how much sleep you got the night beforeâ€”with Caffeine Energizing Hydrogel Eye Patches from Good Molecules. These caffeine-infused hydrogel masks work to brighten, hydrate, and reduce puffiness around the eyes in just 10 minutes. Theyâ€™re the perfect quick pick-me-up for puffy, tired-looking eyes.
Packaging & Price
Like all Good Molecules products, the Hydrogel Eye Patches come in simple plastic packaging. Additionally, inside the twist top jar is a plastic covering and a plastic spatula to separate the patches from each other.
Also, within each jar there are 60 individual patches. Said another way, there are 30 patches. Finally, a single jar retails for $18.00.
Below is a list of the top 10 ingredients used in the Good Molecules Hydrogel Eye Patches. Also, I’ve described the typical benefits and uses of each ingredient within skincare. However, it is important to note that I am not a specialist or licensed professional – just an enthusiast. Ingredients are listed in descending order based on the amount of each component used in the formula.
|Glycerin||Humectant that prevents dryness and protects the skin’s natural barrier.|
|Niacinamide||Minimizes enlarged pores, tightens lax pores, and improve uneven skin tones. Also, it may help soften fine lines and wrinkles, diminish dullness, and strengthen a weakened surface of the skin.|
|Carrageenan||Seaweed gum used as a thickening agent with water-binding properties in cosmetics.|
|Caffeine||Provides soothing and antioxidant properties that can penetrate the skin. Also, caffeine produces a constricting effect. This can help improve the look of redness but also may be sensitizing.|
|Acetyl Tetrapeptide-5||Calms, smoothes, hydrates, and firms the skin. In fact, common uses include reducing under-eye puffiness.|
|Ceratonia Siliqua (Carob) Gum||Film-forming & skin-tightening agent.|
|Cyamopsis Tetragonoloba (Guar) Gum||thickens, emulsifies, and stabilizes many cosmetic formulations.|
|Cellulose Gum||acts as a natural thickener. Also, this natural ingredient acts as a film-forming agent.|
|Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil||protects against wrinkles and soothes problematic skin.|
Overall, the patches include a powerful mix of proven-ingredients that impact the efficacy and experience of the product..
Is Good Molecules Cruelty-Free and Vegan?
The Good Molecules Caffeine Energizing Hydrogel Eye Patches are 100% Cruelty-Free and Vegan. More specifically, this means that these products (and ingredients) are not tested on animals. Also, they do not contain any animal by-products.
How to apply the Good Molecules Caffeine Energizing Hydrogel Eye Patches
First, peel the two patches from the inside jar using your finger or the plastic spatula provided. Second, gently place each patch underneath the eyes. Third, let the patches sit for 15 minutes or until they start to dry down. Finally, remove the patches to continue with the rest of your beauty routine.
Also, according to the Good Molecules website, these patches are suitable for daily use. However, I personally recommend using the patches 2-3 times a week when your under eyes need a boost of brightness.
Where are the Good Molecules Caffeine Energizing Hydrogel Eye Patches sold?
Final Thoughts on the Good Molecules Caffeine Energizing Hydrogel Eye Patches
I would have never purchased the Good Molecules Caffeine Energizing Hydrogel Eye Patches on my own. Typically, eye patches and sheet mask products are more gimmicky than effective. However, I received these patches when they exclusively launched in the Vol. 3 Trendmood Box. Overall, I am so glad that I tried these patches!
After the first use of the Hydrogel Eye Patches, the results blew me away. In fact, I was surprised by how effectively these patches brightened the appearance of my under-eye area. Nevertheless, the first few patches in the jar are almost too saturated. However, the patches become easier to use as the product ages. To note, waiting too long to use up the patches may lead to these goodies drying out!
Personally, I do not use these patches every day. In general, daily usage quickly adds up. Also, daily usage seems wasteful and time consuming. Therefore, my preferred cadence is to use these patches 1-2 times a week.
Have you tried the Good Molecules Caffein Energizing Hydrogel Eye Patches? What is your favorite Good Molecules product? Please let me know your thoughts in the comments below.0