Hey guys! About 5 years ago I used to be an eye cream virgin. I mean I would never used an eye cream as part of my skincare routine. I can actually remember when visiting a Bobbie Brown makeup counter and a MUA had highlighted that I had dry under-eyes and at that time I took no notice of it.
Anyhooow, years later I decided to use an Avon brand eye cream that I found in my vanity draw. To my amazement I actually enjoyed putting on the product and it suddenly became part of my day/night time routine. Obviously since then I have used many different types of eye creams (which I will be blogging about soon). But for this blog I will be talking about the Dermalogica stress positive eye cream. However, I must say that this was an epic failure on my part!
Reason being, when this product was first launched I was told by one of the dermatological girls that this eye cream can be applied once every three days ( just like a regular eye cream as the ingredients in this product were 3x of the strength compared to their other eye cream products) and also I could alternate my eye creams if I wanted to. However, recently I learn that this eye cream should have been used in combination with another eye cream, and as a consequence it made my eye cream experience an epic failure! However, life must go on and I will still post a blog regarding this. So without any further ado, here it goes…
“Active, cooling cream-gel masque energises skin to reduce visible signs of stress. High-performance formula minimizes the appearance of puffiness and dark circles, increases skin luminosity, lifts the eye area and helps restore skin barrier integrity. Wild Indigo Seed actives brighten to help visibly reduce under-eye circles. Sea Water Extract and Arctic Algae counter the look of puffiness. Fermented Yeast and a unique Hyaluronic Acid blend firm skin to help generate a lifting effect. Bioactive Diglucosyl Gallic Acid works with your skin’s natural microbiome (microorganisms) to brighten and energize the eye area”.
Dimethicone & Sorbitol: locks moisture into the skin causing the skin to being hydrated for longer.
Jojoba oil & Rosewood oil: reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Castor oil: natural moisturiser
Niacinamide: acts as a B3 vitamin
Dilucos gallic acid: brightens the eye area.
Maris Aqua: natural sea water Clary oil: reduces inflammation
What I like about it:
I like the fact that it was an eye- cream. The use by date from the time of opening the tube was 6 months but mine lasted 12 months ( if you are not too fussed about the expiry date). I did notice my eyes appeared luminous whenever I did apply this product (I was instructed to apply this product every 3-4 days due to the unique formula) It did brighten the eye area around my eyes.
What I didn’t like about the product:
Since I didn’t follow the instructions as recommended I still have some thoughts about the product. For example, I didn’t notice the lines around my eyes reduce. However, this could be due to the fact that I didn’t leave the eye cream on for 5 minutes and then work it into my skin, as well as using my fingers to work in the product. I did use the nozzle that was attached to the product but I found it to drag my skin along as opposed to slide across my eye area.
I would describe the consistency as a thin cream but a thick serum.
light, creamy and Pearly white
Would I purchase it again?
Yes I would only to see if the claims worked.
Where to buy the product:
Essentials London: £48.50
John Lewis: £55.00
Beauty Flash: £53.50
I’m currently using another eye cream but once I’m done with that one I will be re-purchasing this product along with another eye-cream.