My New Anti-Mom-Eyes Routine + Altchek MD Giveaway

Anyone else have “Mom eyes”?  You know, the shiny bags with a hint of purple?  I definitely do.  Between my anemia, parenting-induced sleep deprivation, and years of dragging concealer over the area instead of patting it, I managed to do some damage.  I’ve started working very hard to undo my panda eyes.  There’s a stack of five-ish different eye creams on my counter, but I wanted to try a few products meant to work together and give myself a better chance of results.

I was sent the gel eye pads, eye cream, and brightening serum by Altchek MD to try them out.  You can only get these at Ulta, but who doesn’t need a new excuse to go there?

I’ve been using the eye repair cream ($18.99, twice a day.  Just a fair warning, the first day I used it there was a little bit of a burning sensation.  Not anything, “Oh wow, get this off my face.” but something similar to the feeling of a mask with a thermal activator.  It subsided after the first few applications.  The firming effect was there after the first night.  Reducing my purple-panda eyes took a few more days.

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Post shower, no makeup, hair in my towel still and eye gel pads selfie. This is how much I love you guys.

The eye gel pads ($13.99, have been a twice-a-week thing for me, with a total of three applications so far.  These are meant to be left on for “at least 30 minutes”, so I’ve been leaving them for the first hour of my workday.  The pads stick on and they’re definitely big enough to cover the entire under-eye area for anyone.  They are very cool and after the first few minutes, given a good distraction, you don’t really think about them anymore.

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Look, Ma!  No redness or puffy eyes!

The brightening serum ($23.99, has been working two-fold for the under eye discoloration and the little bits of redness around my nose and t-zone.  After the first 3 days, two applications per day, I started seeing the redness fading.  I love the idea of using less concealer, or even going without.  I still have a little touch of freckles from being in the sun so much this Summer, but there’s definitely less red there.

{For one of my recent Instagram photos I was without any concealer or foundation, just eye shadow and mascara done, and I love the even skin-tone around my eyes.}

I am loving this new routine.  I did take my moisturizer out of my routine temporarily to allow for the brightening serum and not worry about too many layers on my face, but I’m using a moisturizing soap to make up for it.  This has been a fantastic set of products to add into my normal morning set of products.

One winner will receive a Altchek MD Prize Package including Eye Gel Pads, Eye Repair Cream, and Brightening Serum.

Giveaway ends August 27th at 11:59pm, open to US residents, ages 18+. Only one entrant per household, per address. Winner is subject to eligibility verification. Enter using the giveaway form below.

ULTA Beauty Sweepstakes


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About Brooke

Brooke is the coffee-fueled fashion and beauty writer for Mom to Bed by 8, a contributor for Lucky Magazine, and the owner of Madame Amrose. She's a mother of two young boys and currently engaged to be married to her very own Grumpy Man. She's a self-described Lady Geek with a love of fantasy and science fiction and scribbled video game characters on her essay drafts while in college for finance. She loves to write and is currently working on post-apocalyptic fiction. Hang out with her on Google Plus.


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  2. I need this!! And when new baby comes in November I will need it even more!

  3. Kristina P says:

    These would be great, thanks!

  4. rachyl cartwright says:

    STILA Double Ended Blending Sponge

  5. I love everything ULTA! Just received my big order from them yesterday! The one thing I’d like to try is the Altchek Daily Moisturizer SPF 30. It’s so important to protect you skin in the sun!

  6. Jenicia Beckstrand says:

    I’d love to try a ton of ulta products! The bare minerals eye cream especially

  7. Lauren K. says:

    I would want to try the Ahava Dermud Intensive Foot Cream. I hate my feet! LOL

  8. Heather Johnson says:

    I would love to try Keratin Silk Infusion and AG Hair Cosmetics Keratin Repair Reconstruct Intense Anti-Breakage Mask

  9. miracle skin transformer for acne

  10. I’d like to try Ulta’s foundation!

  11. Rebecca Xavier says:

    I would love the bareMinerals Destination Glow.

  12. Susan Myers says:

    I have bags under my eyes that you could actually hold things in :)

  13. Christina says:

    I would like to try their Shimmer, Shape, and Glow blush.

  14. Whitney Burnett says:

    Doctor’s remedy sounds like a cure-all. Worth a try and at a good price!

  15. cortney tackett says:

    I would like to try the Bare Minerals foundation!

  16. Bobbi Sue Hiber says:

    Thanks for the giveaway! Can’t wait to try!

  17. April Farley says:

    I would love to try the night treatment . I need a new night treatment mine seems to have stalled out.

  18. emily goodyear says:

    This is inspiring! Would LOVE to fix my “panda eyes.”

  19. Samantha Hill says:

    I would love to try the Doctor’s Skin Remedy

  20. I’d love to try the ULTA Haircare Moisture and Shine Moisture Masque

  21. Jessica Lodge says:

    I would love to try the glycolic renewal pads.

  22. The Night Treatment looks great.

  23. I’d like to try their Daily Moisturizer SPF 30

  24. There were a lot of products that I’d love to try. I’m going to go with ALTCHEK MD Brightening Serum for today.

  25. I’d be interested in trying the glycolic renewal pads from the same company. Thanks for the giveaway!

  26. laurie damrose says:

    Looks like it worked for you.

  27. Michelle Salais says:

    I would love to try the night treatment.

  28. jessie thomas says:

    Daily Exfoliating Cleanser

  29. Amie Olson says:

    Tarte Amazonian Clay BB Illuminating Moisturizer – Looks great!

  30. Would have to say that would love to try the brightening serum

  31. PERRICONE MD Cold Plasma Sub-D.

  32. That is so amazing! I have always had terrible bags under my eyes, and it just got worse when our son came along.

  33. Colleen Boudreau says:

    The ALTCHEK MD Daily Moisturizer SPF 30.

  34. sandy weinstein says:

    Glycolic Renewal Pads 36 Ct

  35. Julie Lee says:

    I’d love to win a hair straightener! I need a new one!

  36. Brandy Y. says:

    I’d love to try the Tarte Amazonian Clay BB tinted moisturizer tinted cream. It has good reviews and I’ve been wanting to try a BB cream!

  37. Amanda Stovall says:

    I’d love to try the Bee Venum Moisturiser from ULTA! :)

  38. Michelle S says:

    I would love to try the Ouidad shampoo! I have curly hair and I have heard good things about it.

  39. I’d like the NAILTIQUES Cuticle & Skin Gel.

  40. Holly Thomas says:

    Resurface The Microdelivery Vitamin C/Peptide Peel by Philosophy.

  41. I would love to try some of those giant hair rollers.

  42. I love the brightening eye cream

  43. amanda jordan says:

    I would like to try the Monoi oil nourishing conditioner

  44. Holly Storm-Burge says:

    I would love to try the Glycolic Renewal Pads 36 Ct. Thanks!

  45. Krystal Waters says:

    I want to try SeroVital-hgh Dietary Supplement, I’ve heard a lot about it.

  46. Shanna Beam says:

    I would love to try the Daily Exfoliating Cleanser :)

  47. Nancy Chipriano says:

    I buy a lot at Ulta. I would probably get more hair products- like Biolage Shampoo.

  48. Sarah Oswald says:

    I would love to get the DERMELECT Nail Recovery System

  49. Christa L. says:

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  52. I’d really like to try the Glycolic Renewal Pads 36 .

  53. I so love all the lotions,thanks

  54. I’d like to try the BareMinerals foundation.

  55. I love everything from ULTA! I would love to receive the LORAC PRO Palette 2, I really like the color options and I know that it is a high quality brand.

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