Last week, I flew a red-eye from JFK to Casablanca, and I had a little something different tucked into my zip-top bag: Naturopathica's Vitamin K Brightening Eye Serum ($72).
I'm really tragically neglectful of my skin in-flight, and as the sands of time have certainly not stopped flowing just for me, I am aware this habit requires changing. So when Naturopathica offered to send me this product to test on my next trip, I readily accepted.
Still, I nearly forgot all about it -- it was only after I popped my sleep aid that I remembered to remove my eyeshade, and hastily applied some of this serum to my eye regions. It's thick but not goopy, and smells like chamomile -- it has "cape chamomile", grown in South Africa, which is meant to be an anti-inflammatory.
When I fell asleep I dreamt that I was actually supposed to put it on my feet. But that was just a dream.
When I arrived in Morocco, I inspected my under eye area. It looked pretty good -- I lacked the punched-in-both-eyes look that I typically sport after less than five hours sleep, and those little lines that I assert come from a life filled with laughter seemed less evident.
The rest of my skin, on the other hand, was, in patches, dry and blotchy. The overall effect was rather Picasso-esque. If this cobalt blue 15 ml tube of eye serum will live permanently in my zip-top bag, I probably will have to extend my in-flight skin care regime a great deal beyond the under-eye border.