Remember I featured Botanic Farm Salmon Egg Hydrogel Eye Patches [$22.99, available here] in my Mother’s Day Gift Guide last month? It’s finally time to give them a proper review! I’ve always loved using gel patches for undereye area, but many of them tend to be too expensive for tiny one-time use products, a lot pricier than most full-face sheet masks.
So I continued to rely on PR samples and occasional beauty box offerings to replenish my stash, until I bought my very first jar of MYPU Black Pearl & Gold Velvet Gel Eye Patches. The price was just right and even though the jar seemed small, it contained 30 pairs of hydrogel eye patches that lasted me forever. After I ran out of those, I used up some of my individually packaged fancy-schmancy patches until I came across Botanic Farm Salmon Egg Hydrogel Eye Patches. Unfamiliar with the brand, I did some research and sounds like I will stick with these for the long run after all!
Botanic Farm is an environmentally conscious cosmetic brand from Korea. All of the ingredients used in their skincare are of natural origin and sourced from company-owned farms. Botanic Farm prides itself on the purity of their formulas that include only the cleanest natural grains, plants and flowers. Using soy ink, and recycled fabrics for their masks and patches, the company strives to reuse and repurpose as much material as they can to deliver premium quality products at affordable prices while protecting the environment and reducing the landfill.
According to the description on Beauteque website, Botanic Farm Salmon Egg Hydrogel Eye Patches are enriched with salmon roe essence, snail slime filtrate, and colloidal gold. This highly concentrated blend of moisturizing ingredients deeply nourishes the skin, instantly improving the appearance of puffiness, dark circles, fine lines, wrinkles, and general dryness after the very first use.
The patches are soaked in essence and housed in a jar with a small plastic spatula to separate the stack when you pick out individual sheets to wear. I found the spatula awkward to maneuver and now use the plastic tweezers left over from the MYPU jar instead. Much better!
Ingredients: Aqua, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Hondrus Crispus (Carrageenan), Ceratonia Siliqua Gum, Cyamopsis Tetragonoloba (Guar) Gum, Agar, Potassium Chloride, Glucose, Xanthan Gum, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Salmon Egg Extract (450 ppm), Caulerpa Lentillifera Extract, Codium Fragile Extract, Dipropylene Glycol, Adenosine, Disodium EDTA, Propylparaben, Tocopheryl Acetate, Panthenol, Calcium Lactate, Fragrance, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Yellow Oxide of Iron, Snail Secretion Filtrate, Carbomer, Triethanolamine, Allantoin, Sodium Hyaluronate, Dipotassium Glyccyrrhizate, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice Powder, Niacinamide, Colloidal Gold.
HOW TO USE:
Scoop the patches from the jar and shake off excess essence. Trust me, you don’t want them to be all wet, because they will slide around your face. Attach the patches to cleansed and toned skin: either in your undereye area or to nasolabial folds. There is no right or wrong way to apply them, but generally you want the thick sides facing your nose if you are addressing puffiness and dark circles. If your main concern is deep lines, apply the patches with the thicker side facing the temples. Leave on the skin for 20-30 minutes and pat in the remaining essence. You can follow up with your favorite eye cream, sunscreen and makeup afterward.
I’ve got to say, these eye patches are absolutely terrific! I was originally planning to save them for special pampering days, but honestly they are so cheap [relative to other similar products] that I’ve been using them a couple times a week to refresh my undereye area. These patches don’t have any discernible fragrance [although it is listed in the ingredients], making them a great choice for those with scent sensitivities. My eyes always feel so cool and wide awake when I use these, and not a line in sight. If I had to be extra critical, the only con I can think of is that these patches come in a jar, so they can get pretty gross if you don’t use them up quickly enough. Solution? Keep them in the fridge!
You can purchase Botanic Farm Salmon Egg Hydrogel Eye Patches at Beauteque.
Have you tried hydrogel eye patches before? Do you like natural beauty products? Have you tried Korean skincare before?
Disclosure: This post features products received for editorial consideration and may contain affiliate or referral links. For more details about my product review policy, copyright, and information about affiliate links, please refer to Disclosures & Content Use page.