REVIEW: $150 Eye Mask by Clé de Peau Beauté

I love eye masks- they are perfect for a quick fix to depuff, smooth, temporarily tighten, and are great before an event, or after a wild night out (or both!). I struggle with undereye hollows and darkness more than puffiness but when I do feel puffy I pop on a quick mask and find that they really do help! One of my favorite beauty retailers, CosBar, gifted me a $150 Clé de Peau Beauté Vitality-Enhancing Eye Mask Supreme and I couldn’t wait to try it. How crazy is it that a $150 eye mask even exists!! It must be magic, right?

A peek inside the packaging. The mask is soaked in a moisturizer type liquid- not a clear serum like most sheet masks.

Everything you need to know about Clé de Peau Beauté’s Vitality-Enhancing Eye Mask Supreme:

First, it’s $150 for a set of 6, not just one mask like I initially thought but STILL! That is a hefty price tag of $25 per wear! Clé de Peau claims their eye mask gets rid of visible signs of aging around the eyes for a lifted, smoothed, and recontoured look. They say it helps with wrinkles, under-eye bags, eyelid drooping, dullness, dryness, puffy eyes, and the look of eye fatigue.

Those are some big claims for a sheet mask and it definitely peaked my interest as to who is Clé de Peau? They must be some fancy research lab in France with that name and price tag. Nope, they’re actually a Japanese company owned by Shiseido, though the name Clé de Peau is french and it means The Key to Skin’s Beauty.

It was actually very challenging to find information on the brand- after searching online for a while all I really found was on their website’s “Our Story” page. This is what it said:

“Through this intensive research, Clé de Peau Beauté’s scientists uncovered an insight, Skin Intelligence, that inspired their philosophy and approach: Like the mind, human skin is “smart,” discerning between good and bad stimuli to maintain its optimal condition.”

Super vague, right? As I was researching the ingredients to this mask I found the same science jargon B.S.. I think it’s so funny when brands make up their own ingredients to seem “cutting edge” but don’t have any research to back up their claims.

Here are the main ingredients:

  • Iris extract claims to help skin look plumper and firmed from within. Apparently the Iris essence takes 3 years to cultivate and an additional 3 years to dry, so maybe that’s how they justify the price?
  • 4MSK which is said to be brightening and help with darkness, dullness, and discoloration around the eyes. When I searched for info on 4MSK I couldn’t find ANYTHING.
  • Complex EX that helps protect the skin’s future (LOL! Yes, this is what the website said verbatim). Call me crazy but a complex ex is something you never need in your life, let alone on your face. What’s funnier is that there is no more info on what this “ingredient” is either.
  • Silk and pearl elements to help moisturize and retexturize
  • Theanine to even skin tone and reduce the appearance of damage caused by everyday environmental stress. 
Cle De Peau Eye Mask
They call this an “eye” mask but it’s really more of a sheet mask.

So, was it worth it?

I really liked how well it stayed in place. Many sheet masks have a gel-like serum that gets messy but the Clé De Peau eye mask was more of a lotion. I appreciated that I was able to accomplish other tasks while I was wearing it (I actually filmed parts of this video while wearing the mask!).

I’ve been loading up on retinol lately, especially in my eye creams, and sometimes a new product can burn my eye skin- this mask didn’t.

When I removed the mask the serum was more of a thick lotion consistency that I was able to do a little facial massage with but it didn’t absorb well. I ended up wiping off the serum with a cotton pad and my favorite toner (the rose petal scent is to die for) before I applied my skincare- I normally have to do this with eye masks so that wasn’t new to me.

I honestly didn’t notice any difference from this mask. I struggle with some undereye darkness and fine lines and it didn’t make any noticeable changes.

The left side is before- I have nothing on my face. The right side is after and you can see the serum made my skin glow, but that’s about it.

So what eye masks do I like?

I wear eye masks mainly as a cooling/ depuffing tool. My favorite eye mask needs to meet a few requirements- soothe, depuff, and stay in place.

Pixi DetoxifEYE Depuffing Eye PatchesPrice Per Wear: $.80 cents

You can’t beat the price of these and I find them very soothing. They help depuff and only move around a little (a trick to helping them stay up is to put the small end onto your nose by your tear duct).

If you want more information on simple lifestyle changes that will help with undereyes check out this post.



Love Lauren

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