When it comes to eye treatment, I am not quiet concerned as long as I have my facial oils that will hydrate my eye area. They never give me milia as far as I can tell. Just until recently, its come to my attention that I need a product to address my dark circles and de-puffing. As you might have known, I am a big fan of Tata Harper's eye cream but I cannot justify the price for a little part of my face just yet. So I was fairly intrigued by this one. As soon as it came out, I grabbed it off of SBL with their 15% sale. I thought it wasn't too pricey for what it claims.. and I crossed my fingers hoping it would work.
Unfortunately, I am feeling underwhelmed by this eye gel. It is a runny gel texture goes well with the massaging applicator. It takes long to absorb which is useful if you really want to massage it in instead of patting it with your fingers. For the first week or two, I was excited about the idea of the applicator but then I just gave up. If you're committed, then go for it. I honestly don't see any drastic difference with or without the applicator. I find that even though it's a gel (which usually implies for lighter hydration in comparison to creams), it is slightly too moisturizing for my sometimes-it-feels-tight eye area. I don't like it during the day as I notice oily residue in my eye lines.. and when gel doesn't absorb nicely, it becomes slightly sticky on the skin. So, as a concealer wearer, I definitely have to be aware of tugging.
Good news is, it works kind of well for de-puffing as it does feel cooling and refreshing at times. I wouldn't say it is completely effective but yeah, it helps. There also seems to be a very faint scent of Edelweiss flower.. which technically almost smells like nothing, so that's a positive point about the fragrance.
Saying that, don't let my thought on this hold off your purchase. Intelligent Nutrients makes a great Cellular Renewal Complex for a facial area treatment that receives rave reviews. I know Spirit from SBL looooves it. I can see a slight similarity with the ingredients used, so I do believe that this eye gel can work on some people. Although I am not impressed, I can recommend it to those who are battling fine lines and wrinkles and also eye area that is dry. Worth a try.
INGREDIENTS: WATER/AQUA, GLYCERIN,1 XANTHAN GUM, LEONTOPODIUM ALPINUM (EDELWEISS) MERISTEM CELL CULTURE,2 CENTELLA ASIATICA (PENNYWORT) MERISTEM CELL CULTURE,2 BIOSACCHARIDE GUM-1, PHOSPHATIDYLCHOLINE, ECHINACEA ANGUSTIFOLIA (CONEFLOWER) MERISTEM CELL CULTURE,2 CALENDULA OFFICINALIS (MARIGOLD) FLOWER EXTRACT,1 CUCUMIS SATIVUS (CUCUMBER) FRUIT EXTRACT,1 TILIA CORDATA (LINDEN) FLOWER EXTRACT,1 MELILOTUS (SWEET CLOVER) OFFICINALIS EXTRACT,1 NIGELLA SATIVA (BLACK CUMIN) SEED OIL,1,3 CUCURBITA PEPO (PUMPKIN) SEED OIL,1,3 RUBUS IDAEUS (RASPBERRY) SEED OIL,1,3 VITIS VINIFERA (GRAPE) SEED OIL,1,3 VACCINIUM MACROCARPON (CRANBERRY) SEED OIL,1,3 SODIUM HYDROXIDE, DEHYDROACETIC ACID, TOCOPHEROL (VITAMIN E), CITRIC ACID, BENZYL ALCOHOL4 1 CERTIFIED ORGANIC 2 PLANT STEM CELL ANTIOXIDANTS 3 ANTIOXIDANT INTELLIMUNEﾨ SEED OIL COMPLEX 4 NATURALLY OCCURRING COMPONENT OF ESSENTIAL OIL BLEND
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