I love it when beauty and technology come together! From LED masks to microcurrent devices, there are a plethora of skincare gadgets that promise to transform skin. Since I’m always on the hunt for a concealer to cover up my dark circles, I figured that it was time to invest in something that would tackle the actual issue. Since I’ve had great success with the Foreo Luna Play, I decided to get my hands on the brand’s IRIS Illuminating Eye Massager. Here is my review.
The first thing you notice about the IRIS is its unique design. The long, oval-shaped tool fits comfortably in the palm of my hands and is lightweight to carry around. The body is made up of medical-grade silicone, which resists bacterial build-up and is super easy to clean. The lower half features a small indent, which can be pressed to power on the gadget, with a “+” and “-“ button above and beneath it to help adjust the intensity of the pulsations. Unlike the Luna Play, this device is chargeable and comes with a USB charging cable.
As per the instructions, I first apply an eye cream and spread it all around my peepers before powering on the device. There are 2 modes to choose from – the Pure Mode provides light tapping motions whilst the Spa Mode combines tapping with gentle vibrations. Whilst both modes feel great, I usually adjust the intensity myself since I prefer stronger pulsations. The device itself is a breeze to use. All you need to do is put it on and place the hollow end in the contour of your eye. Continuously move it all around your eye area to massage your cream in. The brand recommends using the device for 30 seconds on each eye.
So, let’s get down to the main bit – the results! Unfortunately, the IRIS has had no impact on my dark circles. However, it works incredibly well to soothe and drain puffy eyes. Every time I use it, I find that my eye cream absorbs better. If you do suffer from migraines like I do, this baby also feels heavenly against throbbing temples.
De-puffing, hygienic and relaxing, this device is more of a luxury than a necessity. Although it definitely qualifies as a splurge, I would consider picking up a replacement just for the temporary relief it gives me from my migraines!
Price: USD 139.00