Tying in with the Panda theme, according to the extensive list of ingredients it contains Bambusa Vulgaris shoot extract and sap extract. This is of course bamboo, more specifically one of the most common varieties of bamboo that although originating in China has now become widespread in many other countries. As long as they are not stealing the pandas food then I’m fine with it.
Just be careful because there is another product that looks the same but is the Panda’s Dream Brightening Eye Base and is a brightening/whitening stick. The tube is almost identical but the writing around the middle where it says what it is for is obviously different. The actual product is also a different color with the stick being clear/white. The box is a bit different too so you can easily see which one is which, the cooling one that I have you can see in the photo above has black around the bottom. In the other version this part is white.
The cooling one is also marketed as anti-wrinkle and whitening, it’s also supposed to brighten the skin around your eyes. It’s a lot of promises for one little stick.
I bought this in store and I can’t remember how much it was but it was around 6,000 -7,000 won.
What more can I say, you can see what it looks like in the photos. It’s freaking adorable.
The little panda’s arms are slightly raised and his ears protrude out the top. The lower black part is the base and the white part the cap that pulls off.
It’s in a stick form which is really handy. It just winds up and down. I like how small it is, it’s great for popping in your purse. Perfect for on-the-go.
On the box it says ‘This portable stick-type eye serum provides moisture and cooling effects to the area around the eyes that are dry.’
Look, feel and smell:
The color is a translucent blue, it’s a gel like stick very smooth and soft. There are 9g of product in the stick.
The eye stick goes on clear and has a slightly wet consistency, (it’s called a serum) so it glides onto your skin easily. It does not stay on your skin for long but rather absorbs really quickly so you don’t have to worry about explaining why you have something strange around your eyes.
As soon as you put it on your skin you feel the cooling tingle but it only lasts for about 15-20 seconds, a bit longer if you put a few coats on. It feels lovely and refreshing.
The smell is slight but very fresh and a little bit floral, it’s very mild and pleasant. I love the smell of this, it’s subtle but sooooo good.
The stick is easy to use, you just swipe it across the skin around your eyes. It’s really simple, you can’t go wrong .The direction from the box say ‘When your eyes are dry or tired, apply the Stick gently from inside to out and tap lightly with the tip of your finger for better absorption.’
The only thing to think about with this is makeup. I would assume that many people wear makeup on a daily basis. I don’t because I don’t feel I need to when I’m just working with kids and I figure I may as well give my face a break. So if you do wear foundation or other such coverage, I believe the gel stick would smear it.
While I have no illusions that this does anything major, it really is cooling and fresh. I like to take it to work when I am in front of the computer for a long time I can take a mini-break and swipe it on. I also like to use it when I have a headache, the cooling feels nice and refreshing.
I do think it makes my under eyes feel a bit softer so surely it must help to moisturize my skin, I figure every little bit helps.