We’ve all been there: Waking up bleary-eyed after a night of too much bubbly. The hangover-inducing beverage can leave us with puffiness, dark circles, and an overall dull eye area — all issues Roots and Blooms founder Brittney Kerrigan was too familiar with. “I love having fun and going out, but the first place that shows the effects of a few glasses of bubbles are the eyes,” she says. “They never lie!”
After realizing that kicking back for 20 minutes with cucumbers on her eyes wasn’t realistic (or very effective), Kerrigan created her own hangover-inspired eye treatment, Roots & Blooms Champagne Hangover Hydrating Eye Gel Mask ($18). Taking cues from the cooling, calming nature of cucumbers and the mega moisturizing powers of lychee, this fast-acting mask can undo damage from a late night in just a few minutes. “When your eyes are tired, the vessels will dilate and cause swelling or puffiness, which is reduced by the caffeic acid found in cucumber, while the hyaluronic acid plumps up the skin,” she says. The formula is rounded out with botanical extracts of lychee, licorice, and chamomile, which work to soothe tired eyes.
After applying the jelly-like mask to your under-eyes, you’ll instantly notice a cooling feeling, which means you’re well on your way to a pre-hangover, de-puffed state. After 10 minutes, wash it off all in time for your daily makeup routine. Cheers to that!
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