Anyways, eye creams? not everybody sees the point in them, why not just use a moisturiser there? I have always been put off spending £20 for a little tub of eye cream just for the skin around my eyes. Well I will tell you that eye creams are definitely important, for the fact that the skin around our eyes is much different from the skin on our cheeks. It is more prone to sensitivity as it is very thin and normal moisturisers can be too heavy for that delicate skin. I have always thought that eye creams were anti aging and only used by older women with wrinkles but in fact it is important for young people to use eye creams because keeping that area well moisturised can reduce tiredness and fine lines around the eyes. I have 3 eye creams in my collection all of different prices and they all work in different ways. I am going to start with my favourite which is:
Origins GinZing £21 15ml
Refreshing eye cream to brighten and depuff
This is the most expensive eye cream out of the 3 I have to review but it is definitely my favourite because it does what it says on the label. I sometimes suffer from dryness around my eyes and this cream really keeps my eyes hydrated. It also works very well on dark circles. I don't really suffer from puffy eyes so I wouldn't know how it works on them but I have read reviews and it apparently does work well on puffy eyes. The cream is a peachy colour with reflective particles which I think works to counteract dark circles and the particles add a brightening effect. This really does work and I have also found that It works as a great primer for concealer too. I wouldn't normally spend this much on an eye cream, but it has lasted me a very long time as you only need the tiniest bit and it smooths and spreads easily.
Garnier Youthful radiance £8.70 15ml
This eye cream comes in at a close second. It is second because I don't find this to be moisturising at all but it does give a youthful radiance. It may even brighten the eyes more than the origins eye cream. It also has a primer feel to it so I think it would be great for fine lines as I noticed the under eye area to be more matte and bright as the origins cream made my eyes look more dewy and moisturised. This eye cream contains caffeine which is a common ingredient used in eye creams as it gets the blood flowing and reduced tiredness. This eye cream would come in at joint first if it were more moisturising and that is what I need from an eye cream, brightening properties are just an added bonus. If you are looking for an eye cream for dark circles I would definitely recommend this one more.
Elemis Fresh skin Tired eyes soothing eye rescue £15.00
I have previously reviewed this eye cream on my blog before on a post about the whole Elemis Fresh Skin range which you can read HERE. I wasn't sure whether I should Include this eye cream because I don't get on well with it at all and the price is ridiculous for this product. When I first apply this eye cream It does feel moisturising and you don't need a lot of product either. It also feels very cooling on the eyes especially if kept in the fridge but you could get the Garnier Caffeine Roll-on for cheaper and it has the same cooling effect. The moisturising effect of this gel lasts for about 15 minutes and then it just feels as if you never applied anything in the first place. now it isn't that this is a particularly bad product and I love Elemis as a brand but this product just didn't work for me and for the £15.00 price tag it doesn't deliver enough. I would knock £10.00 off this product.
So there we have it, 3 eye creams, all pretty different. Do any of you use an eye cream? I am looking to try some more as I'd like to find a good one with an SPF in it which I am quite surprised that some eye creams don't contain SPF as the eye area is one of the main places you don't want getting sun damaged!