Everyone is so busy these days that I think a lot of us forget to stop and indulge once and again. When things get to hectic, my new favorite thing to do is slap on a pair of Klorane Smooth and Relaxing Patches.


First off — keep these in the fridge. They’re cooling enough on their own, but when they’re cold, oooh la la, the best little remedy for summer swelter.

The process is really easy with these — open up the pouch, and take out the two patches. The smaller part goes towards the outer edge of your eye, and you tap them with your finger tips to make sure they’re really good and stuck to your face.

Then you just sit. For 20 minutes. Relax. Watch tv. Read a book. Blog. Text. Go about your life as you normally would. Well. As you would while staying inside the house and away from other people. After the time is up, peel away, starting with the outer corners.

The star ingredient in this is cornflower, which has been used for centuries due to its soothing, softening, and anti-inflammatory properties. There’s also chamomile, which is equally famous for its calming, soothing effects.

The results? My eyes felt cool and refreshed, there was a decrease in puffiness, and the downtime helped me focus and relax.

Which means I need to take these on the road with me. They’re super slim and individually packaged so they take up no space, and can be easily transported. When I’ve been on a plane for a long time, and have spent tons of hours in transit, what I usually do when I get to the hotel is want to crash. The next morning I might look a little worse for the wear, but I just deal with it. Travel! It’s lovely! With these I feel like I could check into the hotel, relax in the room for a little bit with these on, and then I can head out to meetings looking like I’m calm and cool so I can collect those checks. Or just meet up with friends for drinks.

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