I’m kicking myself. I wanted to buy another tub of hydrogel eye patches and instead of waiting patiently for a shipment from Yes Style, I bought the PIXI ones from Boots so I could have them immediately.

Now, I’m doubly kicking myself because despite all the 10 billion loved up reviews I really don’t rate them at all!

The best gold hydrogel patches of all time are PETITFEE Koelf Gold & Royal Jelly Eye Patches. I’ll order them from Yes Style or iHerb who I haven’t used before. No doubt it’ll be a huge order because as usual, I’ll be seduced by all the gorgeous Korean skincare products.

PIXI FortifEYE Firming Eye Patches

These luxurious eye patches in a hydrogel format adheres to skin easily (nope) to deliver essential nutrients to the delicate eye area.

The fortifeye hydrogel patch instantly firms and lifts while infusing the delicate eye area with hydration.

Botanical collagen fortifies and smoothes. Caffeine energizes & increases circulation. Raspberry & gold strengthen skin.


I’m not sure what went wrong with these patches. All the right skin firming, and hydrating ingredients are there – Gold, Hyaluronic Acid, and Caffeine. The tub is sturdy, the patches are super moist, in fact, they’re sitting in a dense liquid gel.

There’s even a generously sized clear plastic spatula to separate the patches. Sure, it levers out a clump of four patches at a time, and your nail tears a hole in them when you try to get just one out, but I can live with that.

The problem is, and I seem to be the only one in the universe who has experienced this – they don’t actually do anything.

The patches themselves are bigger than normal, which should be good, right? But they are hard to position on the under-eye contour. The ‘tear’ shape doesn’t sit comfortably, you have to keep moving it around to get the right fit.

Also, and this is unforgivable, they are so slippery they slide down your face. No, that’s a lie. They slip down to your cheeks and then they fall off. You can’t merrily go about your business wearing these unless you don’t mind one randomly plopping into your cappuccino.

They are also so very thin and flimsy, I’ve yet to get one on without ripping it.

Maybe I’ve been spoiled by the Koelf gold patches (review here) and my all-time favourite Shiseido Benefiance WrinkleResist24 Pure Retinol Express Smoothing Eye Masks (£62.00 everywhere but £40.95 at iHerb – that’s interesting) but I expected the skin under my eyes to be at least a little bit smoother, even if only on a temporary basis. Reader, there was no difference.

I also applied the patches after storing them in the fridge and admittedly, they did feel wonderfully refreshing, but so does a slice of cucumber. I wanted to see something happen.

Obviously, it really is just me who doesn’t get on with these because I’ve yet to see any negative reviews – but I’ll keep looking!



30 pairs of Pixi FortifEYE Firming Eye Patches Normal price £22.00 (well, that’s too much).

I bought mine in Boots for £14.67 Out of stock now of course (14/7/20), but hopefully, it’ll be the same price when it comes back in.

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