An iron on the top of an eye gel? Obviously I have to know if it works. When I heard about the iron I first thought gimmick! I assumed it would be plastic and look tacky but actually its like a dainty little monopoly piece. It’s not the iron itself, its that it stays cold, like applying the back of a cold spoon to your eye puffs. Although the shape of the tip works much better with the shape of your under eye area…
Hi guys, I’m back! I have a mountain of products and treatments I want to blog about so be prepared to get sick of me. Hope you all are enjoying Christmas!
I’m at an age where I am a little concerned about eye crinkles. I have spent much of 2104 testing my way through eye creams (over-view to follow). I have found some good ones but generally a lot of duds. I haven’t found my holy grail eye product so I still get a little over-enthusiastic when a brand launches a new product that contains the latest magic powers.
The latest offering is from Murad. The Instant Radiance Eye Cream is said to instantly erase dark circles. I of course needed to try it. Murad is generally a brand I trust. I haven’t tried too many products of theirs but of those I have tried, I liked.
So what does this guy do and did it do the trick?
During my last facial at Therapie it was recommended that I try Murad Hydro-Dynamic® Ultimate Moisture for eyes. Seeing as I have becomes a little paranoid about preventing signs of ageing around my eyes I was only too happy to try it out.
I have been using Lancome Rénergie Yeux Multiple Lift for 4 weeks now and I’m a happy lady.
What is it?
Essentially it’s an eye cream and concealer duo. It claims to provide a firmer eye contour, minimise crow’s feet, fine lines and wrinkles, diminished dark circles, reduced under eye puffiness and make the eye area more luminous.
I always enjoy the application of this product. I apply the cream morning and night and the concealer part morning only. I pat the cream under my eye focusing on the areas where I suspect crows feet might form in a few years (fingers crossed for a few years and not sooner!)
I have noticed a difference in the fine lines under my eye. They were very minor but aren’t really visible at all now.
The concealer part
The concealing layer is my favourite.I pat it on under my eye, on my inner eye and on the lid after morning application of the cream. Instantly, I look rested and awake. I like this so much that I could see myself getting a little addicted to it. I like that before I even apply any make-up I look rested.
It doesn’t settle into fine lines and there is no need to set it like make-up. It counteracts under eye discoloration and hides any veins and reduced puffiness. I haven’t used any under eye concealer since I started using it.
Scent, packaging and price…
Scent wise, I would say this product smells typically Lancome. If you’re familiar with the brand you’ll know the scent I mean, it’s hard to describe.
I really like the packaging. It has a little mirror in the top which helps whilst applying the concealing layer. The main cream is housed in a separate jar under the concealer layer.
Price? Friggin’ expensive! But worth it in my opinion. It suits my needs perfectly. When the jar in finished I suspect I will miss this, I sense a re-purchase on the cards.
My final thoughts
I like this product for prevention and first signs of ageing. As for whether it would work on more mature skin, I’m afraid I can’t be of help there as I’m in my twenties. Maybe I’ll pass it on to my mum for a few weeks and see how she gets on with it. I’ll keep you updated.
I’m a fan.
What eye cream do you use, if any?
Next on my testing list is Lancôme Renergie Yeux Multiople Lift. I will be testing it on myself but since I have minimal eye aging issues, for now, a friend of mine who hates her crows feet , darkness and puffiness will also be testing the product.
This is a double formula treatment which claims to produce six effects:
- a firmer eye contour
- minimised crow’s feet
- fine lines and wrinkles
- diminished dark circles
- reduced under eye puffiness
- and a visibly more luminous eye
The cream also claims to help the skin around the eye contour to become progressively firmer.
Sounds good right? I’m in. I haven’t used many eye creams before, you may have noticed their absence on my blog.
Step 1: gently apply a small amount of cream to the eye contour starting at the inner corner of the eye: Under the eye, smooth over any puffiness or dark circles. On the upper eyelid, including over the eyebrow.From the outer corner of the eye up to the temple to smooth out crow’s feet. Repeat each movement three times.
Step 2: after applying the cream, apply the protective illuminating treatment with the fingertips over three specific areas: The inner corner of the eye, dark circles and puffiness, below the eyebrows. Carry out light, circular movements until the texture blends perfectly into the skin.
The cream should be applied every morning to clean skin before applying make-up.
I think I can manage that!
Complimentary ‘eye spa service’ at the launch
Also to celebrate the launch Lancôme Arnotts team are in store today from 6pm and they are offering a complimentary ‘eye spa service’ with their skincare and makeup service.
Availability and Price
Lancôme Renergie Yeux Multiople Lift is exclusive to Arnotts from March 3rd – April 1st 2011 and is priced at €53. Steep, but hopefully worth it.
I’ll get back to you on the effects of this one after a few weeks of testing.
What eye cream are you using at the moment?
I was delighted to try Lush’s Enchanted Eye Cream. I thought it might be time for me to start incorporating an eye cream into my skin care regime.
Firstly let me start off by saying that I like the packaging. Although it’s a little pricey for Lush you get quite a lot of product. Considering how little eye cream we use on a daily basis this would last ages.
Texture wise it’s not oily or greasy. It absorbs quickly which is good. That aside, this eye cream did pretty much nothing for me after 7 weeks of use. There is no difference to the skin around my eye. But I have to point out that it may be that I don’t need an eye cream yet.
During the 6th week of use I noticed a few clogged pores around my eye area, not good. I have read quite a few reviews on this cream. Some people love it, particularly those who suffer from skin sensitivity and can’t use the usual eye-creams. Some ladies