Wednesday, 15 April 2015

5 of the best Eye Creams Review

5 Different under eye creams, gels and roll ons at 5 different price points, giving you the low down on these drugstore/highstreet products!




Ok a note before we start. I don't have a massive problem with puffy eyes or dark circles. I do have some fine lines at the corners of my eyes and when I'm tired my eyes show it. So so you all know, I'm not looking for a mini eye lift out of any of these products, just something to keep my eye area hydrated and looking good.



1. Bodyshop Vitamin E Eye Cream 15ml   £11



  They say :

This moisturising eye cream hydrates, smoothes and protects the delicate skin around the eye.


  • Hydrates skin in the eye area
  • Reduces the appearance of fine lines
  • Leaves skin feeling soft and smooth
  • Gentle massage helps reduce puffiness

My say :

I like this eye cream because its thin and sinks in easily. It has a fresh fragrance and I like the idea that it gives a boost of vitamins to my under eye area with no scary acids!

However I'm not convinced this eye cream does a great deal for me. I've not noticed my fine lines getting any less but I do keep using it as a way to keep my under eye area hydrated. My skin does feel silky when I use it regularly but occasionally I experience a stinging sensation. I really wish this did more for me because I know it has a large following but based on it's performance so far I wouldn't repurchase.



2. No. 7 Youthful Eye Serum 15ml   £19.50                                               


They say :

Targets key signs of ageing around the eyes.
The advanced formula with a blend of Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamin C and Soft focus Spheres instantly smoothes, revitalises and brightens to give the skin around the eyes a youthful radiance.
In addition, an effective fusion of Vitamin A, Cassava and Anti-Ageing Peptides work day by day to visibly improve skin firmness, reduce the appearance of dark circles and puffiness and reduce wrinkles including crow’s feet.


My say :

I only have a sample size, as you can see from the picture, which is 7ml, just under half the size you would get as a full product. I have been using this every night since I got the sample. (The sample came as part of a gift set when you made two purchases from the No. 7 range). I love it. I like that this isn't just an eye cream that makes claims but when you see the ingredient list is just a diluted face cream. This has got some real science behind it and yet it feels really gentle on my eye area. I do notice my eyes look better when I use it and I am planning on purchasing the full size when I have run out.





3. L'Oreal Revitalift Eye Cream 15ml  £11.49

They say :

A unique anti-ageing eye treatment with nanosomes of Pro-Retinol A and Par-Elastyl specially developed in L'Oreal laboratories to fight the signs of ageing.

My say :

This is definitely priced cheaply for what it contains. I purchased this as I wanted to start giving my eye area a bit more love, and prevent things getting worse while I still can but I'm not looking for anything really expensive. I think this is the only eye cream on the market with Pro-Retinol A priced this cheaply so it is a bargain of a product.

I stopped using this and gave it to my mum as I think it suits more mature skin. I worried that it was too strong for my under eye area and might actually make things worse piling this on every night. I think it would be great for more mature skin and very effective for something with such a reasonable price point.





4. Simple Kind to Eyes Revitalising Eye Roll On 15ml  


£5.49

They say :

Simple's Revitalising Eye Roll-On contains a refreshing eye gel formulated with cucumber extract and vitamin goodness to wake up and reduce puffiness and revitalise tired eyes.
The innovative roller ball applicator instantly cools and gently massages the delicate eye area. Perfect for even sensitive skin.

Simple goodness:• 1 Vital Vitamin: Pro-Vitamin B5 to actively restore, soften and smooth your skin• 3 Skin Loving Nutrients: Cucumber Extract to refresh and revitalise, Glycerin to hydrate and nourish and Lupin Extract to reduce puffiness

My say :

I love this little guy. For such a bargain price this roll on saves the day every time for me!
This is my go to product whenever my eyes are tired or strained or just as a little refresher. The metal roller ball is really cooling and when gently massaged under my eyes I honestly feel like I've just woken up after a good nights sleep! The gel is really light and not greasy and sits delicately on the skin. I also like to roll this on before I apply make up as I find it makes for a good, if unintentional, under eye primer. I use this all the time and it just lasts and lasts, I will undoubtedly repurchase this if the little thing ever runs out!




5. Vichy Idealia Eye Contour Cream 15ml  £23

They say:


"Suitable for all women who want to revive their eye area, the new generation eye contour idealiser combines skincare with illumination, targeting signs of fatigue, dehydration and ageing. After use, eyes appear brighter, smoother and more awake.Idealia Eyes is enriched with ingredients that both immediately and sustainably rejuvenate the area, with instant illuminators and a combination of DRM-Bright complex and Vitamin B3 to reduce dark circles, Vitamin CG to smooth fine lines, and Caffiene to energise. A rich infusion of Vichy’s signature Thermal Spa Water intensely soothes the area."

My say:

I wasn't going to include this as it was just a small sample size I have, but one use and I want to be singing from the rooftops about just how good this is!! It goes on light and has a beautiful light reflecting sheen to it. I put this on before bed with no make up on and I couldn't believe how much better my eyes looked, instantly! It is seriously light on the skin, you can't feel it sitting there like some creams and my dark circles and lines seemed to disappear immediately. I put some under my foundation this morning as a kind of primer and I was so impressed. It lightened the whole area and my foundation went on really well, didn't sit in any lines and I felt great all day. I haven't tried it for long enough to be able to tell you if it actually makes a difference to my under eye area or if its just the best at hiding everything and smoothing it over but quite honestly I don't think I mind because it looks extremely impressive on! 



I'm always on the look out for a good eye cream, so if you've got one working for you let me know. If you've tried any of the above products and agree or disagree I'd love to hear from you and your thoughts. If you haven't already subscribe to my blog for more reviews of my best and worst products!



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