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Puffy Eye Relief - Clarisonic's Opal to the Rescue
By Leigh Hope Fountain Jun 26, 2012, 20:46 GMT
Nevertheless, despite their near-miraculous ability to make me look a bit fresher, younger, bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, I\'m still self-conscious about what appears to be a very unfortunate hereditary defect - the dreaded under-eye puffiness, circles and fine lines.
Because I'm seriously considering a lower blepharoplasty to eliminate my under-eye puffiness once-and-for-all, I've been on a serious quest to locate the best products on the market to try to improve my under-eye appearance before resorting to such a drastic measure involving anesthesia and incredibly sharp knives... two of my least favorite things.
I've tried numerous eye creams, lotions and potions before... a few of which I've sung the praises of here on M&C. My reviews are always sincere and honest, so I am still just as passionate about those reviews today.
Nevertheless, despite their near-miraculous ability to make me look a bit fresher, younger, bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, I'm still self-conscious about what appears to be a very unfortunate hereditary defect - the dreaded under-eye puffiness, circles and fine lines.
So, when I discovered that I had no choice but to board numerous airplanes recently, (knowing that this would exacerbate my already obnoxiously puffy under-eye area), I was quite excited to unpack a special little device that I had not yet tried - The Clarisonic Opal Sonic Infusion System with Anti-Aging Sea Serum.
I've covered Clarisonic before - and I am still in love with their Mia skin cleansing system, so I had high hopes for this palm-sized gadget. It promised to build my skin's resilience over time, prevent future damage around the eyes and combat puffiness. SOLD! Well, at least sold enough to give it a try.
And try I did. I used this while I was traveling and I must say, it definitely made a difference. I was dehydrated, tired and puffy post-flight, but after a few uses of the Opal I was an improved version of my pre-flight self.
The Opal is literally a palm-sized sonic infusion device that gently taps the skin around your eye at 125 sonic movements per second dispensing a specially formulated Anti-Aging Sea Serum, maximizing absorption in a way that's not possible with your finger alone.
Dr. Robb Akridge created the anti-aging therapy of the sea serum specifically for the dynamics of sonic infusion. Happily, the serum is gentle enough for daily use and paraben-free. it comes with a cute compact carrying case, and the serum is under 3.4 oz, so it's TSA friendly.
I will never travel without this gem again.
Leigh Hope Fountain is a dedicated fashion and makeup guru who contributes to Monsters and Critics frequently. You can reach her on Twitter