What You Should Know
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SK-II Signs Eye Mask is an expensive option in the eye hydration market. For $110 you receive 14 sets of under-eye masks. The masks are nothing more than strips of sticky tape infused with the formula’s ingredients. SK-II claims the product is free of GMOs and sulfates, but we immediately noticed multiple parabens in the formula. For consumers looking to remove parabens from their beauty regime, this is not the product for you. SK-II Signs Eye Mask contains ethylparaben, methylparaben, butylparaben, isobutylparaben and propylparaben.
The debate over safety of beauty products containing parabens has been hot for the last few years. A medical study on breast cancer tissue found traces of paraben in the tissue. This led the media to associate parabens with breast cancer. Unfortunately the study did not test healthy breast tissue for parabens, so there is no real foundation for the cancer claims. None-the-less companies using parabens in beauty formulas have been hard hit by the impact of the media response to the study. Fewer consumers consider parabens a healthy or safe option and thus many companies are leaving parabens behind.
The ingredient list for SK-II Signs Eye Mask is not spectacular, but clearly the small number of consumers who used the product were thrilled with the results. We read threw about 10 reviews, all claiming the eye mask super-hydrated the area around the eye for several days following application. The tape is left in place for up to 15 minutes, though some consumers reported leaving the mask in place for more than 30 minutes. One set could last two weeks up to more than two months, depending on frequency of use.
- The consumer reviews for SK-II Signs Eye Mask are generally supportive.
- The ingredients do provide super hydration.
- Contains multiple parabens.
- Extremely expensive product.
- Several consumers complain about the product doing nothing more than hydrating.
The Bottom Line
SK-II Signs Eye Mask may be an excellent hydrating formula, but the fact that the formula contains multiple parabens and one package costs more than $100 is enough to send some consumers running. If this product is used daily; and there is no indication of how often the masks should be used, the consumer could pay in excess of $200 a month for eye hydration. There are hydrating creams out there with effective ingredients for a fraction of this price. If the addition of parabens does not bother you and you want hydration at any cost, this product could work for you.