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What is it?: An Eye and Lip Cream to moisturise and hydrate the eyes and lips.
What does it do: provide Intense Hydration to the eyes and lips. Supposed to improve the hydration of your under eyes and lips over time.
Good for: Those with dry eyes and people who like to use eye creams. (and those with fine lines so this can ‘plump’ them up.
Directions: ‘Each morning and night, after cleansing and before moisturising, use your ring finger to gently press into the area around eyes and onto lips. Use one pump for under eyes, and one pump for lips.’
How I use it: I use 1 pump for both eyes (a pea-sized amount of product comes out). I think 2 pumps is excessive UNLESS you are layering the product. I use this AM and PM. I don’t really like the feel of this on my lips (feels too much like a cream and less like a lip balm so it just sort of slides around my lips instead of staying put).
Packaging: In a gorgeous pink and white metal pump tube. Plastic cap. Travel friendly.
Texture: It’s a cream texture – not very thin until you spread it out. Not sticky. It’s not like a gel or watery, it’s a bit thicker than that.
Key Ingredients: Hydrators: HA (to plump up skin), Glycerin, Squalane and Avocado Oil (moisture).
Peptides: To improve water retention.
Other things I’m not sure about the efficacy of:
Swertia Chirata Extract: from a ‘medicinal’ herb to increase the skin’s smoothness.
Vegetable Protein: Smooths the look of skin.
Blueberry Fruit Extract: Antioxidants.
Full Ingredients: Water/Aqua/Eau, Glycerin, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Microcrystalline Wax/Cera Microcristallina/Cire Microcristalline, Dimethicone, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Isopropyl Palmitate, Ethylhexyl Stearate, Propanediol, Undecane, Sodium Chloride, Lauryl PEG-9 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Squalane, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-38, Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein, Vaccinium Angustifolium (Blueberry) Fruit Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate Crosspolymer, Portulaca Pilosa Extract, Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid, Swertia Chirata Extract, Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate, Disteardimonium Hectorite, PEG/PPG-18/18 Dimethicone, 1,2-Hexanediol, Tridecane, Propylene Carbonate, Lecithin, Tocopheryl Acetate, Polyglyceryl-4 Diisostearate/Polyhydroxystearate/Sebacate, Sodium Citrate, Sodium Isostearate, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Sorbitan Isostearate, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Sucrose Cocoate, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Tocopherol.
NOTE: Skincarisma have a full product/ingredient breakdown HERE
Good under makeup?: Yes! Does not pill.
Fragrance: I don’t detect fragrance – it doesn’t smell particularly good but I would prefer that over fragrance!
How Long have I been using it?: A month
The Effect: Well-moisturised eyes. I don’t see drastic improvements i.e. ‘improved look over time’ but I’ve honestly been using this as a moisturising cream for my eyes and to keep my eyes hydrated/moisturised under my makeup which is what I wanted. I use the Niod FECC to actually change my eyes over time.
What I like:
- Moisturises skin
- Easily pats into the skin
- Eyes feel ‘refreshed’ and more awake
- Fine under makeup
- Pump packaging – makes it so easy to use
- The cream is ‘luxurious’ without feeling ridiculously heavy
- No fragrance
What I don’t like:
- No huge skin-changing effects. This is just an eye moisturiser/hydrator
- Doesn’t change darkness / under eye bags
- May be a little too thick for some people
Overall Rating and Conclusion: 3.9/5 – because there aren’t any actives or peptides, I’ve taken a few points off. Also because it may seem a bit thick at times, I’ve taken a bit off too. However this has been a comfortable eye cream to use, I think it does moisturise/hydrate my eyes. It glides on and is fine under makeup i.e. concealer and powder. It’s a great simple eye cream (would not use as a lip balm because it feels kind of weird on the lips).
Would I repurchase?: Yes I would. I genuinely have enjoyed this under my makeup/concealer. I do think however the Innisfree Real Olive oil Eye Cream IS STILL better than this cream due to the texture being a lot more ‘buttery’ i.e it’s thinner and really ‘melt’s under the eyes and is layerable.