I was just minding my own business while picking up a few items at Ricky’s New York City, when a random item caught my eye. Out if nowhere I saw Placenta Eye Patches in the Korean skincare section, and would have never forgiven myself had I not picked them up. I had to do it, so I purchased the $4.90 eye patch set, and went skipping out the door. Oh, how I love the Koreans so! I couldn’t help but to say to myself, “who’s placenta is this” and “are there girls out there selling their placentas for extra cash when times are rough?” I needed answers.
After doing a little gumshoe work, I learned that they aren’t human placentas. How disappointing. In my own morbid way, I wanted to see what it felt like to place the reminisce of someone’s after-birth on my fine lines. I guess I’ll never know now…pitty. These placentas come from plants. Maybe the New York City school system failed me here, but I had no clue that plants had placentas!
The package said to begin with a clean face, so I used my favorite micelle solution and a pillow puff to remove all the dirt from my face. I then placed a placenta under each eye, to let it sit for recommended 30 minutes. The patches legit felt like jello! They have a sweet, perfumey fragrance, which caused me to worry about my skin feeling irritated, but surprisingly not even a slight tingle. I will say that I felt a cool sensation underneath my eyes – that I quite enjoyed!