Name: Design Lift Patch Yeux
Size: 1.5ml x10 sachets
From Payot’s website:
The soaked Design Lift Patch Yeux patches smoothe, decongest and calm the contour of the eyes in the blink of an eye! Indeed, 10 minutes is all that’s needed to visibly reduce dark rings and under-eye puffiness for a guaranteed youthfulness and radiant burst result. The eyes, which are transformed, light up after a single application. Used as an intensive treatment once a day for a month or on an occasional basis as soon as the need is felt.
What I liked:
- leaves the eye area soft and smooth
- under-eye puffiness is slightly reduced
- doesn’t irritate skin
What I didn’t like:
- used as an occasional treatment, the effects are minimal
- only 10 sets of patches are included in each box
- the price
I usually like to try skincare products for 3 or 4 weeks before writing a review, but after thinking about it long and hard, I thought I’d make an exception for Payot Design Lift Patch Yeux. The box contains 10 sachets, each of which includes 2 soaked patches designed to decongest and smooth the eye area, but I only got a sample of this product so I was able to try it only once. I just figured that, because these patches are meant to be used whenever you fill the need to and not daily, they should work from the first application so my first impressions, if not a comprehensive review, may still be useful to those interested in trying this product.
True, Payot says these patches can be used as an intensive treatment once a day for a month, and I have no idea how the product will work in this case, but I know that, if you’re on a budget, that’s something you couldn’t do anyway. Each box, in fact, retails at €42,00 and you’d need at least 3 of them to have enough patches for a month and that amounts to €126! For that price, I’d expect it to work miracle! But let’s see if these patches are good as an occasional treatment, shall we?
All you have to do is apply the patches under your eyes and leave them on for 10 minutes. Then, you remove them and work the excess product into the skin by patting in with your fingertips. After this treatment, I noticed that the skin under my eyes was softer and smoother and my bags were reduced, but only slightly so. In fact, you could barely notice the difference, but it is always better than nothing I guess. Used more regularly, they may give better results, but as I said, these are pretty expensive and, once you stop using them, its effects will disappear too.
Payot Design Lift Patch Yeux is supposed to work and restore skin’s elasticity thanks to a new pepti-oriza calcium complex combined with a relaxing rice extract. I really hate when companies give these fancy names to ingredients as I’d rather know what they are made of so that I can try and assess how well the product can keep its promises. In this case, I suppose this new complex is made of 3-aminopropane sulfonic acid, acetyl dipeptide-3 aminohexanoate, calcium hydroxymethionine and oryza sativa (rice) germ extract, all of which can moisturize the eye area and make it soft but I couldn’t find any studies showing they can reduce puffiness or dark rings.
That doesn’t mean they can’t as I think the company may have tested this complex to assess its effectiveness, but I would rather see their finding confirmed in independent studies before splurging on this product. More interestingly though, the patches contains Vitamins C and E, which are powerful antioxidants, although their concentrations are likely too small to do much. It also contains niacinamde, which increases ceramide, free fatty acid and collagen production in the skin, stimulates micro-circulation in the dermis, boost elasticity and decreases skin discoloration. Because of this niacinamide is one of my favourite skincare ingredients, but if you want to incorporate it in your routine, I’d recommend Olay products instead as they contain higher concentrations of it and are a lot less expensive.
Aqua (water),glycerin,pentylene glycol, butylene glycol, 3-aminopropane sulfonic acid, acetyl dipeptide-3 aminohexanoate, biotin, calcium hydroxymethionine, calcium hydroxymethionine, dipotassium glycyrrhizate, echium plantagineum (seed) oil, lecithin, magnesium pca, manganese pca, methylsilanol mannuronate, niacinamide,oryza sativa (rice) germ extract, panthenol, propylparaben, sodium ascorbyl phosphate, sodium pca, tocopherol,tocopheryl acetate, trifolium pratense (clover) flower extract, zinc pca, borago officinalis seed oil, cellulose gum, dextrin,disodium edta, glyceryl polymethacrylate, hydroxyethylcellulose, peg-40 hydrogenated castor oil, polysorbate 20, propylene glycol, sodium citrate, chlorphenesin, methylparaben, phenoxyethanol, sorbic acid.
Available at: feelunique.com
Payot Design Lift Patch Yeux contains 10 sachets, each of which includes two patches. They can be used both on an occasional basis or as an intensive treatment for a whole month but I’ve only tried it in the first way. As an occasional treatment, it makes the eye area soft and smooth and reduces undereye bags, but only minimally. They don’t irritate skin but are very expensive.