I’ve never been a big fan of putting drops into my eyes, but I’ve been overindulging in computers and books for the last couple of days and my eyes were feeling kinda crusty this morning, so I grabbed Tod’s bottle of Sante FX Neo.
“Whooooo, refreshing!!” he exclaims every time he drops them in. I should have taken that as a warning. But I tried them anyway.
I didn’t read the ingredients before I used them. If I had, I might have stopped myself. The contain neostigmine menthylsulfate (minty!), aminoethylsulfonic acid (aka taurine), potassium L-asparate, tetrahydrozoline hydrochloride (vasoconstrictor) , chlorpheniramine maleate (antihistamine), and e-aminocaproic acid (used to stop bleeding during surgery).
Ouch! Refreshing! Ooooooh! Refreshing!
Sante FX Neo are sold only in Japan, so overseas readers won’t be able to try them. But follow along with the instructions to get the idea:
- Drop a Frisk or an Altoid into your eye.
- Repeat with the other eye before you chicken out.
- Blink. Tear up.
- Jump around a bit trying to get the mints out.
- Note the mentholated tear tracks burning your skin.
- Feel refreshed when the pain finally stops.
That’s the effect of these eyedrops. Will I use them again? Maybe…Posted by kuri at August 10, 2004 03:21 PM