Hi everyone! Today I’ll be talking about two eye creams that I’ve been using for the past 5-6 weeks that have been working really well for me. You might recall seeing a mention of these on my Snapchat or Instagram some time back. When it comes to eye creams, I’ve had more misses than hits and there’s no particular brand or product that I’ve been compelled to repurchase. But I’ve finally stumbled upon two options that have shown really good results for me.
The first one is the Clinique Pep-Start Eye Cream (Rs 2150 for 15 ml, available at nykaa). This comes in an opaque orange plastic tube with a pop-out ball tip applicator. This promises to brighten and awaken the eyes with its hydrating, de-puffing, brightening formula. The texture of this eye cream is a happy medium between a rich, heavy duty cream and a light gel-cream. It feels emollient enough to hydrate and smoothen my slightly dry under eyes but doesn’t feel greasy. It forms a nice base for concealer as it helps the product glide easier without causing creasing.
The formula is fragrance-free and ophthalmologically tested. This contains a good balance of moisturizing ingredients (glycerin, squalane), anti-oxidants and peptides, which together help in improving the appearance of the under eye area. My under eye area feels soft, looks fresh and hydrated and the presence of light-reflecting mica (very subtle), adds a faint brightening effect. Overall, this is a really good eye cream that does a bit of everything and for people who don’t have any one particular serious concern, like deep lines, heavy dark circles or serious eye bags, this would work very well in maintaining a healthy looking eye area.
The Clarins Extra-Firming Eye Wrinkle Smoothing Cream is a little more heavy duty than the Clinique one and I prefer to use this in the night time. The texture is a little heavier, feels more emollient and I sometimes use this on other areas of the face too if I’m feeling a lot of dryness. This feels very nourishing on the skin, without giving a greasy feel, and my skin drinks this up within a few minutes of application. The formula contains shea butter, rose wax and blackcurrant extracts apart from sunflower seed oil. It also contains glycerin, dimethicone and tocopherol acetate which provides enough natural Vitamin E for anti-oxidant benefits.
My under eye area has definitely started looking a little brighter and healthier with regular use. As with all skincare, you need to use it regularly to see lasting results. I don’t have wrinkles in the eye area yet but I do have some fine lines and I feel like the skin looks a little firmer after a few weeks of use. I would recommend this to ladies in their late 20s or 30s who are beginning to see some lines and wrinkles. This moisturizes deeply and definitely helps in smoothing and firming the under eye area. This is a bit pricey (around Rs 3500 I think) but it works! The packaging is a glass jar which has a luxurious, premium feel as well.
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