Gratitude is a word that I try to think about everyday. Being grateful for what I have, who I have and where I am in this crazy thing called life is always in the back of my mind. And this extends to the physical side of myself. Accepting the good and the bad bits ( literally! ) of how I appear is something that perhaps with age is now easier. But by the grace of all that is holy if I can improve on those irritating things I don’t like I WILL! My personal annoying part of my face is my eyes. So I bought Superdrug’s Vitamin E Nourishing Eye Cream to give them a boost. Normally £3.99 for 15ml, I purchased it on a buy one get one half price deal around month ago.
Why did I buy this? In all honesty I didn’t want this product! I wanted something else but it wasn’t available. So I opted for this for a few reasons. I just needed an eye product because my last one had ran out, so something was better than nothing. It was priced well so very affordable. Plus I’ve never used anything from this subrange before so thought I would give it a whirl!
What is this supposed to do? This eye cream is designed for normal to dry skin. Its supposed to improve the overall look of the eye area by nourishing it ( not my wording it’s Superdrug’s ). Personally, I think its purpose is to keep the eye area moisturised therefore making it look better.
My eye concerns. The skin under my eyes generally is normal but can have their dry days. But my main concerns at the moment are the fact they can look very tired, lifeless and suffer from dark circles from time to time.
Packaging. Like a lot of eye creams this comes in a tube. Neutral in colour, screw top lid and to release the product you simply squeeze it out.
Texture. Definitely cream like in texture but not runny, so holds its shape when its released from the tube. Has a slightly waxy feel to it but not greasy. Off white in colour.
How to use. With fingertips, gently apply to around the eye area.
In use. I use a small dot placed on the tip of my finger and gently pat it around my eyes and then softly massage it in. You really don’t need much of this and with all eye products less is more. It feels very light weight but still moisturising, and doesn’t give a greasy look to under and around the eyes. It hasn’t caused puffiness either which is good. This area looks normal in appearance but they feel hydrated. This is my current eye cream so this is my general routine morning and evening after a cleansed skin, and I’ve been using this for a few weeks now.
Top tip. Leave this in the fridge to provide a cooling effect if your eyes really have gone through the ringer.
Would I buy this again? I would but not regularly. It wouldn’t be a product I would need to use all the time, just at certain time periods. Wearing a face mask can make this area dry for me. Not drinking enough water or lack of sleep does the same. And dare I say with hay fever season coming up this is a good product for me to have on stand by. But for everyday use I need something else. I think my eyes have felt in good condition using this but I need a product to make them look more alive which I don’t think this has done for me. No change with the appearance of dark circles. But bare in mind, this is not what this product promises to do, this is just what my own concerns are.
Recommended? If under your eyes looks and feel dry then its a yes! This eye cream will not only give the feeling of light relief but will keep them moisturised. Easy to use, sinks into the skin quickly and if needed could be layered with a lighter textured eye product such as a serum. Not a product I personally think will make your eyes pop with energy and vibrancy, but will stop them drying out so a great maintenance product. Ideal if you are on a small beauty budget so easy to keep repeat purchasing.
Are you thinking of adding this to your skincare collection? Visit Superdrug here to grab this tube to help those thirsty eyes. get drink. *At the time of writing this post this product is on a buy one get one half price deal again. Perfect time to stock up on some goodies!