Eye creams are an essential part of my skincare routine, but one i am a little sceptical of.
I am yet to see any major improvements from the ones i have tried over the years.
I am totally aware I *may* be expecting a little much.
I am starting to come to the conclusion that no matter how expensive or potent an eye cream is, well an eye cream is never going to get rid of my tear troughs, bags, or dark circles.
A cream is not magically going give me back my “20 something” flawless under eye area.
Not even a magician could master that feat.
In the past all the eye creams or serums i have used have been high-end. Costing around £30 – plus.
Trawling the internet i spotted that L’Oreal RevitaLift Laser Renew Precision Eye Cream had rave reviews, and i wanted to try it.
I nipped in to Superdrug and it was on offer for £15, so i decided to give it a whirl.
L’Oreal claim that this cream has been specifically formulated for the delicate eye area.
It claims to hydrate and improve the appearance of wrinkles, reduce eye bags, and firm the skin around the eye area.
The ingredients include Hyaluronic Acid (to add moisture) Caffeine (to hydrate) and Pro-Xylane (A sugar hybrid originally created by Lancome in 2006, that defends the skin against water loss).
The applicator (pictured below) claims to help the product cool and refresh the eye area.
The cream is white, light-weight and has a serum type consistency.
You simply squeeze a little out of the tube, and then apply with the applicator around the eye area.
Initially it does feel soothing and cooling, and the area feels and appears hydrated.
I really like these style of applicators. They are hygienic and feel comfortable when you use them.
The cream doesn’t irritate my eyes area in anyway, and my skin is slightly sensitive.
The first couple of times i added far to much product to the area.
(The more the better right?)
Well not in this case, haha!
It gathered together and i had tiny balls that i can only describe to resemble bobbles on a jumper, but on my face.
Apparently there is a name for it and it’s called “Product Piling” this happens when there is to much product on the skin, and the skin can’t absorb it all.
I found out through trial and error that only a little is needed, which is of course a positive as it will last longer.
I have tried this for four weeks as stated by L’Oreal and in terms of long term changes, well i can’t really see any.
Now that doesn’t mean i don’t like this product, just for me the results seem to be instant.
When i use this product, my under- eye area does appear slightly plumper, a lot more hydrated and smooth.
With this, my concealer glides on and blends like a dream. This then results in the area appearing luminous and smooth.
I have tried a wide range of eye creams, lotions and serums, and i have now settled on the fact, that even though some do help to hydrate and nourish the eye area.
Well the truth of the matter is, no cream is ever going to turn the clock back – ageing skin comes to us all.
But if you are after a purse friendly eye cream, that hydrates and nourishes the eye area really well.
Then i can recommend you try this.
In all honesty it delivered just as well as a £60 eye cream i recently tried.
So i for one will be saving my pennies, and in the future I plan on repurchasing this instead.
If you want to try and save some pennies, it is currently on offer here
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