[EYE PATCH SERIES] WISH FORMULA The Bat Eye Mask with Centella Honey Fermented Essence

Aha! So you thought I would never come out with another eye patch review again. Well, I did. Or am, right now. The product in question for this eye patch session is by Wish Formula. It is their ever-so-popular and often seen on instagram… The Bat Eye Mask With Centella Honey Fermented Essence. Recently, though I’ve been feeling in some kind of slump – which is normal, but sometimes I feel like by pressuring myself to do one post a week is hindering me from writing a review in the best possible quality. There are so many things I want to write about, but I often forget I have other commitments such as school, extra-curriculars and work. BUT, nonetheless, I hope that I get out of this soon so I can feel more motivated writing??!

Disclaimer: I do not consider myself as a beauty guru/expert, and all sorts that fall under that category. This product was purchased with my own money and I am not being paid to write this. My review, photos, impressions and thoughts are all my own, unless stated otherwise. While this product may or may not have worked for my skin, it may or may not work for yours – remember, your mileage may vary (YMMV)! 
Links: Affiliate links will be marked with an **. But to save y’all some time – I currently do not have any affiliate accounts anywhere yet. 

specs

Evaluation

rating

total-out-of-5

Price

$3USD on MEMEBOX (which is where I bought it from) – it appears that the price has now been raised to $4 a piece.

Quickie
The Good
  • Somewhat brightened my eye bags
  • Helped make fine lines slightly less visible
  • Effects were still visible the next morning
  • Minimal Ingredients list
The Bad
  • The fit felt a little odd
  • The bat head part kept trying to peel off
  • Packaging was a little bit hard to rip
Will I buy this again

Maybe. It’s fun to play with, and a fun product to use – it works but it isn’t amAzing. Plus $3 for a 10-20 minute experience is a little expensive (or at least that’s how I feel about this product).

Description/Claims

A cotton eye mask sheet that’s supposed to help treat and tackle wrinkles, brighten dark circles and reduce the appearance of eye bags. The product contains ingredients such as Vitamin C and Fermented Honey which help brighten and hydrate the skin. Other effects that this eye sheet mask is supposed to do includes shrinking fine lines and firming up saggy skin over time (which probably means if you want to see firming which in all honesty is hard to see the results of – it’s more of a feeling, honey, you better buy like 20 of these – like a few)

Packaging

The Eye Mask comes in a bat-shaped pack. It’s vacuum sealed, like any other regular sheet mask packaging.

front-and-back

Design of the packaging? ON POINT. It’s so clever, cute and creative. Spoilers though, the mask isn’t stuffed into the area of the bat head and wing (which obviously makes sense but a girl can dream). Marketing team should give themselves a pat on the back, because the design of the packaging does an incredible great job at showing the user the shape of the mask. Which is often hard when using sheet masks anyways. Mask shapes and fits are always a guessing game.

packaging

The opening tear area of the package is only on one side, and it’s incredibly hard to rip with hands. I would suggest using scissors and cutting it open so you get a clean cut instead of a poorly ripped opening. But I like testing my insane muscular strength 99.9% of the time, so I just rip everything. I really should use scissors though.

packaging-info

I took the liberty to box the only useful English things on the mask. Even though it’s probably really easy to find! I just felt like drawing boxes when I was editing my photos. -hides-

Ingredients

Water, Dipropylene glycol, Glycerin, BlackStrap Powder, Butylglycerin, Sodium Hyaluronate, Arctium Lappa Root Extract, Lemon Fruit Extract, Hops Extract, Hypericum Perforatum Extract, Sage Leaf Extract, CAlendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Saponaria Officinalis Leaf/Root Extract, Saccharomces/Honey Ferment Filtrate, Centella Asiatica Extract, Acetyl Hexapeptide-8, Beta-Glucan, Lactobacillus/Olive Leaf Ferment Extract, Saccharomyces/Peppermint Leaf Ferment Filtrate, Lactobacillus/Clover Flower Ferment Extract, Panthenol, Ascorbic Acid, Allantoin, Adenosine, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Chlorphenesin 

From the package

Bloop, bloop, bloop and out spits this analysis from CosDNA! All the ingredients fell in-between 1 or 2 for safety which is pretty darn good! I noticed that the ingredients list on MEMEBOX was completely different than the one on the package that I have (maybe the formula changed? or it might have to do with the ingredients regulation in the US – not sure why it’s different). However, there were 3 ingredients that CosDNA didn’t have in its database.

  • Butylglycerin
  • Saccharomces/Honey Ferment Filtrate – a biosurfactant, and helps emulsify
  • Saccharomyces/Peppermint Leaf Ferment Filtrate – Similar to the Honey Ferment Filtrate in that it is also a biosurfactant 

In all honesty, it was pretty hard finding info about the above three ingredients o_o||| I am guessing that the Honey filtrate aids with hydrating and moisturising, whereas the Peppermint filtrate creates that cooling feeling when you apply the mask.

Texture/ Appearance

The colour of the essence was kind of yellow? I think that’s from the Centella and maybe the Honey extract!

the-essence

I will admit, I probably wasted a good amount of that essence trying to take the photo above. THE THINGS I DO THOUGH. I didn’t lose out too much so it wasn’t too bad.

Application

When I applied the mask, it felt like it didn’t fully absorb the essence so I had to pat some of that extra essence after I applied the sheet to the area under my eyes. Which, is a little annoying knowing that the mask wasn’t exactly drenched in the essence. Not a huuuuuuge deal though.

front

Hokay, but when I was putting this in the right area, the little bat head and bat ears area just wouldn’t stick properly, and kept want to come off. It just kept rejecting me. I wanted to love it, but it didn’t want to love me. jk

side-view-1

The mask covers a pretty wide area of the face, although I didn’t really know what to do with the extra slits. I get bothered when there’s areas where it’s not fully covered, but you think it’s supposed to be fully covered. Again, this is me just being incredibly picky.

sidev-ewi2

And yes, I am being picky because the fit was pretty good. It didn’t really bother my eyes either. I did get made fun of a lot that night though. My fam thought I looked silly, but at least I knew I was doing this for a good cause – my eye bags and dark circles are getting worse and are no hideous.

I left this mask on for around 25 minutes. It’s a little hard to tell if the mask was dry or not in photos, but it just felt less oomf compared to when I first applied it and when I took it off it felt kinda dryish already (so it doesn’t seem like it can last for the maximum threshold of 30 minutes??). Then I patted whatever excess was left on my skin!

Effectiveness

Hooboy, the part that everyone looks forward to. Me mostly, because I’m still on the hunt to help my good friend find the most economical and most useful eye mask. I’m thinking I should do some sort of ranking for products (to come soon….)! Anyways, back to the moment that you have been waiting for. DID THIS WORK? Frankly, I question myself if it worked too.

First off, the mask was definitely hydrating! But that is usually an expected feature of almost all masks. Like, it better be hydrating if it can’t do anything <- that’s the kind of thought I’d normally have for any sheet mask related thing. Or any product in general because its like a gel/cream kind of thing (I don’t think I’m making any sense….)

before-and-after

I will say that I did notice my skin brightened immediately after the mask. My fine lines were less noticeable (not sure if you can tell from the single eye photos on the right). Firming? was a little hard to notice in photo, I did feel like my skin felt a bit tighter after taking the mask off, but sadly that won’t be long-lasting. Anyhoo, I was pretty impressed with how it made my under eyes look slightly less hideous, and kept it that way (kind of) the next morning. Kudos!

In Summary

Expensive eye sheet mask, that does work but requires multiple uses to get the firming effect to happen (even though it did work a bit from me only using it once??). No complaints because it works quite well, but I will say that $3USD is quite expensive for  a poor Canadian soul who’s dollar in comparison to the USD is …sad.  If you can snag this for under $2.50 I’d go for it, even better if it’s $1.99! Which is how much the Tony Moly Panda Eye Patches are and those were miracle workers. Leave a comment if you’ve tried this before or have any eye patch/ eye mask recommendations for me to try!

P.S. I made a new instagram account (same username – @rejujunate) to split it from my personal one because I didn’t want to anger any of my friends by constantly bombarding them with beauty/skincare photos.

Thanks for reading!
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