Review: MEDI HYDRO VIAL EYE CREAM

Can be purchased: On Yesstyle: HERE

What is it?: Slow ageing moisturising eye cream (the focus here is on wrinkle/line improvement)

What does it do: Contains 7 Hyaluronic Acids for moisture / water retention and line plumping. Moisturise deeply within the skin and restore firmness

-Moisture evaporation control

Price: £26.14

Volume: 30ml

Made in: South Korea

Suitable for: Dehydrated skins and skins worried about fine lines / wrinkles.

Directions: After cleansing and toning, apply a thin layer of thi cream under the eyes OR places where there are wrinkles and gently part for absorption.

How I use it: I’m someone who uses a serum and then a cream on top for my eyes. So I would use this before a heavier cream (like my Innisfree real olive eye cream). This taps in very easily and quickly so I don’t need to wait long to apply the cream on top.

Texture: Gel-like without feeling like silicone. This has a watery residue around ‘the blob’ of cream if you study it on your hand, showing how this cream just melts into/becomes water under the eyes. However this is not to say that it disappears. You can feel this melt/just sink into the skin like pouring water over soil. My eyes definitely feel ‘filled’ with hydration.

Under makeup?: Fine

Packaging: Glass bottle – could be tricky to travel with BUT looks lovely. And this is easy to pour out onto your hand/onto a pad.

Notable Ingredients: 7 Hyaluronic Acids  – Full moisture to all the skin layers which prevents trans epidermal loss and provides long-lasting hydration / Summer Snowflake extract – help with wrinkle prevention. Brightens too / Adenosine – a protein that helps with collagen production in the skin and self-regeneration. To improve the look of lines.

Full Ingredients: Water, Glycerin, Hydroxyethyl Urea, Cetearyl Alcohol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Beeswax, Cetyl Alcohol, Cyclopentasiloxane, Cetearyl Olivate, Polyglyceryl-3 Methylglucose Distearate, Methylpropanediol, Sorbitan Olivate, Cyclohexasiloxane, Glyceryl Caprylate, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Tromethamine, Xanthan Gum, Trehalose, Sodium Hyaluronate, Hydrolyzed Sodium Hyaluronate, Hyaluronic Acid, Sodium Hyaluronate Crosspolymer, Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid, Leucojum Aestivum Bulb Extract, Butylene Glycol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Hydroxyacetophenone, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Ethylhexylglycerin, Adenosine,Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Oil, Lavandula Hybrida Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil, Cananga Odorata Flower Oil, Disodium EDTA

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Fragrance?: As you can see there are essential oils. They may be very diluted because I don’t smell the fragrance and I usually do with essential oils.  

What I like:

  • I love the texture – this doesn’t feel heavy, it absorbs into the skin so well. Excellent for people who don’t want a heavy eye cream. This doesn’t feel like it’s weighing down on the eyes. I would really call this an eye gel rather than a cream.
  • No overpowering fragrance
  • I enjoy the packaging (tubes are so easy to use) and the product doesn’t squirt out.
  • Wrinkle-improving and brightening ingredients (I appreciate that these are in here) to upgrade it from a regular cream.
  • The different types of hyaluronic acid means this deeply hydrates my eyes – I like that they added different types so this is a drink of water for my skin.

What I don’t like:

  • I apply a cream on top in the evening. This isn’t enough for my skin at night when I want full moisture and a cream to form an occlusive barrier on top. But I’m super extra.
  • The essential oils I could do without even if I can’t smell them.
  • I can’t tell if this has changes lines/wrinkles. (But it has plumped up the under eyes).

Overall: A good eye cream – it reminds me very much like the AHC eye creams. This I great to plump up and hydrate the skin. I enjoy it as a day cream but require another layer of something else in the evening. It doesn’t need the essential oils.

Overall Score:  4/5 (I think i prefer the AHC eye creams if you’ve tried them – but they too have fragrance so it’s close-cut).

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