The Jayjun Roselle Tea Eye Gel Patches provide soothing and conditioning benefits to the delicate area around the eyes. They also claim to reduce dark circles and puffiness.
There’s a good amount of Niacinamide (Vitamin B3) in this formula, a superstar ingredient that acts as a restorative agent, helps to brighten skin by inhibiting melanin production and is also an effective treatment against hyperpigmentation. Niacinamide can improve the appearance of enlarged pores, uneven skin tone, fine lines and dullness plus strengthen the skin surface. Also acting as a soothing and skin-restoring agent, Adenosine has proven anti-wrinkle benefits due to its ability to energize the skin’s surface, helping it to look smoother and younger.
Added for its hydrating capability, Sodium Hyaluronate is able to fill the spaces between connective skin fibres for a plumping effect. Similarly, Allantoin is included for its water-retention capacity, providing skin replenishing and restoring benefits. Boosting hydration further is Sucrose, a natural sugar which helps to attract and retain moisture. It contains natural glycolic acid that exfoliates, protects and moisturisers the skin as well as support oil balance.
Several botanical extracts make an impact on the essence. The White Flower Extract is composed of Orange Flower, Elder Flower, Tiger Lily, Frangipani and Magnolia. This complex is said to impart antioxidant properties to protect skin from environment stressors as well as deliver anti-inflammatory, calming and soothing benefits.
Coconut Tree Extract is rich in skin-conditioning fatty acids, proteins and complex B vitamins while collectively, Pine Leaf, Hibiscus Flower, Carrageenan and Saururus Chinensis Extracts are potent antioxidants that also help to maintain elasticity and rejuvenate skin. The latter also displays brightening and anti-inflammatory properties to calm and whiten skin.
Third on the ingredient list, Butylene Glycol assists to increase the effectiveness of other ingredients as well as thin the essence consistency. It also displays humectant properties, helping to draw moisture from the air back into the skin cells, adding support to more prominent humectants such as Glycerin and Betaine.
Finally, there are also two ingredients included that may have detrimental impacts on sensitive skin. Isopropyl Alcohol and Fragrance. The former is likely included to help other ingredients penetrate the skin, however, it can cause dryness and irritation since it may degrade the skin’s protective barrier and hence its ability to effectively maintain moisture. The latter is a known sensitizer. Finally, there is also a little artificial colouring to give the gel patches that distinctive pretty pastel hue.
Water, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Niacinamide, Chondrus Crispus (Carrageenan), Potassium Chloride, Tripropylene Glycol, Dipropylene Glycol, Betaine, Sodium Hyaluronate, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Flower Extract, Sambucus Nigra (Elder) Flower Extract, Lilium Tigrinum (Tiger Lily) Extract, Plumeria Rubra Flower (Frangipani) Extract, Magnolia Liliflora (Magnolia) Flower Extract, Pentylene Glycol, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Fruit Extract, Pinus Sylvestris (Pine) Leaf Extract, Hibiscus Sabdariffa (Hibiscus) Flower Extract (0.2%), Saururus Chinensis Extract, Ceratonia Siliqua Gum, Sucrose, Isopropyl Alcohol, Calcium Chloride, Cyamopsis Tetragonoloba (Guar) Gum, Cellulose Gum, Chondrus Crispus Powder, Allantoin, Adenosine, Disodium EDTA, Calcium Lactate, Ethyl Hexanediol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Propanediol, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, CI 77491, Polyglyceryl-10 Laurate, Fragrance, Chlorphenesin
The Jayjun Roselle Tea Eye Gel Patches come in a screw top plastic jar with protective inner cap and plastic dispensing spatula. Inside the box is an information booklet.
Remove the patch with the provided spatula and position onto clean dry skin. Peel off after 20-30 minutes and gently tap remaining essence into the skin.
There is a scent to these eye gel patches which is associated with added fragrance.
The 60 piece jar sells for around AUD$40.00.
I couldn’t find a use date following opening however, the gel patches seem to have a shelf life of at least 2 years.
I will be honest and confess that the main reason I purchased these was the packaging. Jayjun are the masters of pretty presentation and this is no exception. From the box it comes in to the appearance of the patches themselves, appearance is flawless. The gel patches are presented in a traditional yin and yang arrangement. Even the clear plastic spatula is designed to complement the patch shape. It works quite well to separate each patch for application. In terms of hygiene, short of individually wrapping the pairs, it’s pretty difficult to offer anything else to improve the dispensing process of such a product.
The gel patches themselves incorporate artificial colour to give them a gorgeous pastel pink hue. They also retain a sweet fruity scent which is the result of added fragrance. Neither additive caused me any irritation however, sensitive skin types should be wary of these inclusions.
Each patch retains a transparency that is only interrupted by tiny botanical flakes. They are soaked in essence. I applied these to the under eye area only although they can be used anywhere that the skin feels inflamed. They adhere well and provided you place them without too much adjustment, will stay in position for the entire wear time.
There is no tingling or uncomfortable sensation once positioned on the skin. They feel nice and the essence is cool. They can be refrigerated for a deeper cooling effect. I leave them on for the directed wear time of 20-30 minutes. I find that by the end of this period, they are starting to feel dry, the perfect amount of dispensed essence becoming fully absorbed with little remaining on the skin. Depending on the environment and the actual wear time, there may be a little remaining which can be tapped in.
Removal shows instant effects, the under eye area given a visible boost. My eyes look more refreshed and the skin well hydrated. The plumping effect also softens the appearance of lines for a more youthful look. Although there is a significant concentration of Niacinamide, I didn’t really observe any brightening effect. Perhaps this may be more apparent for those with a darker under eye area or if used more consistently (I applied them a couple of times a week).
The results are very pleasing nonetheless. It should be noted that gel patches such as these only provide temporarily relief of under eye problems. So, the de-puffing, hydrating and potential brightening effects only last a few hours. This is not a criticism of these particular patches, rather the nature of such a product.
However, I am a huge fan of these little guys (even though they contain alcohol, fragrance and colour!) I love the luxurious feel on my face. The whole sensory experience is lovely.
I love the ritual of applying eye gel patches. When they look this good, it just seems even better! I really enjoyed using these and have now purchased the green tea variety so I can compare. These effectively improved my under eye area although this is a temporary effect.
|Good adherence||Only available online|
|Stays in place throughout wear time||Contains, alcohol, colour and fragrance|
|Effectively de-puffs the under eye area||I didn’t notice brightening|
|Plumps and hydrates|
|A luxurious experience|
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Niacinamide Benefits for Skin Jared Paventi
What are the Best Products with Niacinamide? Nicki Zevola Benvenuti
Allantoin, the wonder ingredient for the skin Samantha Miller
Carrageenan Truth In Aging
Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Fruit Extract Paula’s Choice Skincare Ingredient Dictionary
Whitening, Anti-wrinkle and Anti-inflammatory effect of Saururus chinensis Extract Daewoo Lee, et al.
Please read in context with my disclaimer.