Kiehl’s Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado – Review

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Now before you say it, I’m well aware that a specific eye cream isn’t necessary in ones skin care routine. BUT if the skin around your eyes, like mine, is looking dehydrated and flaky, whilst the rest of your face feels oily, then you’ll understand that sometimes a facial moisturiser just doesn’t cut it.

Taken from the Kiehl’s website “Kiehl’s rich and creamy Avocado Eye Treatment is much loved by our patrons. The unique, concentrated texture is enriched with Avocado to gently moisturize the delicate eye area. The formula does not migrate into eyes and is Ophthalmologist and Dermatologist-Tested”. I bought the 14 gram pot for £20.

Packaging: The packaging for this eye cream comes in a little tub. I would have preferred a tube so that the ingredients keep fresh for longer and aren’t exposed to light and air.

Formula: This product is very creamy in texture due to the shea butter in the formula. It also contain avocado oil, castor oil, corn oil and some antioxidants (these are unstable due to the packaging). The formula doesn’t contain fragrance which is especially important for anything that you apply in the sensitive eye area.

Texture: When I first scooped a bit of this product out onto my ring finger I found that it didn’t spread on the eye area and it definitely needed to be warmed up first before application. Once it has been warmed up and absorbed into the skin it leaves a slightly “oily” finish to the skin which disappears come morning time. If you’re using this in the morning the oily finish helps application of concealer. I didn’t experience any irritation or migration into the eyes.

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Overall verdict: Even after the first application of this eye cream I found that my dry skin was completely eliminated. The cream doesn’t migrate into my eyes causing them to burn and it helps my concealer look less creipy. This eye cream is more of a preventative measure for fine lines and wrinkles as opposed to an “anti-ageing” product. I also really appreciate that it is fragrance free, it’s suprising how many eye creams have unnecessary and potentially irritating fragrance in them. This eye cream is cheaper than most high end eye creams and little goes a long way. This small tub will last you around 6 months if used twice daily.

As I said before, this is not an “anti-ageing” product, it doesn’t claim to have any fancy ingredients in it which will make you look like you’re 12 years old again. However, it does moisturise my skin really well and prevents my skin from drying out which is exactly what I need. I shall be purchasing this again for sure!

Have you tried this eye cream before? What is your favourite eye cream, comment below and let me know!

Jay x

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Clinique Superdefence Eyecream SPF 20 – Review

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You might know that I have been on the hunt for a daily eye cream with sun protection built in. This product from Clinique has broad spectrum SPF 20 it in making it suitable for short periods of sun exposure . I bought this 15 ml tube from Feel Unique for £30.

Packaging: The eye cream comes in a 15ml, opaque tube which allows the sunscreen and antioxidant ingredients to remain stable. The tube also makes it hygienic to use.

Formula: I love the ingredients in this cream! In contains a good amount of mineral sunscreen (Titanium Dioxide 5.6%, Zinc Oxide 3.8%), antioxidants and some moisturising ingredients.

Appearance and Texture: This cream is an off white colour and provides a brightening effect under the eyes, it is nicely hydrating but not massively so I still use my antioxidant serum before this eye cream. It leaves a white cast which I actually like because I like to see my skin being protected.

Feel:  I love that I can use this eye cream all around my eyes including the eyelids right up to the lash line with no sensitivity and no irritation. I use around a third of a pea size for both eyes by patting it into the skin with my ring finger, it absorbs quickly and sits well under concealer.

There are no downsides to this eye cream apart from it being a little bit expensive, it is so important to protect your eye area from the sun as the skin there is extremely sensitive and thin. I shall be repurchasing this eye cream so long as my budget allows!

Jay x

Liz Earle Daily Eye Repair SPF 10 – Review

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I bought this tiny 5ml tube of Liz Earle’s Daily Eye Repair from the Liz Earle website for £8.95 as I wanted to try an eye cream that contains SPF. The eye area is especially prone to sun damage so it is important to keep this area protected. There aren’t that many SPF eye creams on the market because sunscreen ingredients can be irritating around the eye area, therefore it can be difficult to get the formulation right.

What’s really impressive is that I bought this tube in February and it just finished 2 months later! I didn’t expect a tube this small to last more than a month. The formula contains Titanium Dioxide as the sunblock ingredient amongst other moisturising ingredients.

The cream is white in colour, not particularly thick or tacky and absorbs quickly whilst leaving a bit of a white cast. It sat well under my concealer and didn’t cause any irritation. Overall I did find that this product wasn’t moisturising enough for my dry under eyes therefore I won’t be repurchasing it. However if your skin isn’t too dry then this would be a perfect product to carry in your travel bag.

Jay x

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Clinique Repairwear Anti-Gravity Eye Cream – Review

downloadI literally bought this eye cream on a whim. Initially I went to the shop to repurchase my Bobbi Brown (BB) EXTRA Eye Cream but the sales assistant was busy. Whilst waiting I browsed the Clinique counter and came across this new eye cream.

In this review I’m going to compare my experience with Cliniques eye cream with the BB Extra Eye cream. A 15ml pot cost of the Clinique eye cream costs £32, which is £12 cheaper than the Bobbi Brown one.

Formula: There are some decent moisturising ingredients in this product but I was shocked to see Rosemary Leaf Extract which is a fragrance, even though Clinique is meant to be 100% fragrance free! One thing to note is that the BB eye cream also contains fragrance… why companies would add fragrance to eye creams is beyond me, really. This eye cream claims to boost natural collagen and help skin look and feel smooth and firmer.

Texture: This cream initially feels quite thick when you scoop it out of the pot. I use less than a pea size for both eyes. I apply this by dotting the product under my eyes and taking it up to my temple and orbital bone, avoiding the eyelash and eyelid area. To absorb I use a light patting motion, immediately I noticed that this absorbs much quicker than the BB eye cream and it doesn’t leave an oily feeling afterwards.

Effects: Overnight my eye area looked moisturised but less so than my BB eye cream.

Overall verdict: This is a nice eye cream but I don’t think I’m going to repurchase it. It isn’t as moisturising as my Bobbi Brown one. It also contain fragrance which I am in the process of phasing out in my skincare routine. I didn’t noticed any difference in my fine lines.

I think I’m going to go for the Kiehls Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado next so look out for a review soon. If you have any suggestions on fragrance-free  THICK eye creams comment below and let me know 🙂

Jay x