I'm always hearing about how important eye cream is as the skin around the eye area is really delicate and so needs looking after, even though I've used ones in the past I've never felt like they were helping me out and would make my eyes stream endlessly if the cream went a fraction too near my eye. However, what with me turning the ripe old age of twenty this year, I wanted to get an eye cream to use daily to help keep the skin youthful and reduce the chances of fine lines. So, while in Superdrug, I was having a little browse and came across the Naturally Radiant Brightening Eye Cream, had a little read and thought it sounded interesting, grabbed one and off I trotted all the while panicking and searching for my Beautycard to avoid the awkward search at the till. Does anyone else have approximately 50,019 cards that are never readily available to get out of their purse?
Excuse the slightly battered packaging, I put the poor fella in my abyss of a handbag and I'm surprised there wasn't more fatal damage to be honest, also there are remnants of stickiness from them absolutely huge barcode stickers Superdrug use haha!
The eye cream was, and currently still is, on offer for £2.98 instead of its usual £5.99 for 15 ml. Superdrug's own range Naturally Radiant offers a whole load of other skincare products and is suitable for both vegetarians and vegans which I imagine could be quite difficult to find.
I love how this cream is lightweight but feels so refreshing when applied, I've been using it every day and night for around three weeks and it takes hardly any time to sink in meaning it isn't a chore to use it. I feel like my concealer applies so much better now as it has a base to it and preps the skin compared to using a normal facial moisturiser. I also really like the thin squeezy bit (great one Dani) as it means you can get the perfect, small amount out without any waste.
The eye cream claims that instantly the skin around the eye area will feel moisturised which I 100% agree with and it does a really good job. There is also a claim that after one week of use the skin will feel softer, smoother, refreshed and energised, I can't comment on whether my skin feels softer as it's always been fairly soft but I imagine for more mature skin/drier skin there would be a more noticeable difference. Finally, the last claim is that at the four week mark the appearance of dark circles and puffiness will be minimised, I'm not sure about this claim either as at one point when I was using this I had the darkest circles I've possibly ever had because of so many late nights but now they aren't so bad but I imagine this is due to getting more sleep now and not the eye cream.
I personally find that this eye cream is perfect for me as I'm not looking for anything specific for my eye area apart from for it to feel moisturised and this product certainly does that, if you are looking for a product to brighten then I'd say it's definitely worth a try and it contains a lot of plant extracts all of which are said to help with brightening and refreshing the skin.