eye for an eye

13 June 2011

For the past few months, I've been trying out different eye creams - well just for the heck of it. It's the most frequent purchased skin care item because it finishes up quicker than your pot of moisturiser (or that's just me).

I've narrowed it down to 3 eye creams (for now) and I am hoping to try out the others when given some budget ;-) (these days it's all about budget I am afraid).

What I normally look for an eye cream are the following:

1. good formulation - it has to be less runny and less oily/greasy. should be able to hold in your concealer/makeup as well.
2. texture - it should be smooth and absorbs fast in the skin
3. packaging - it should be easy to get out of the packaging and hygienic (ie, tube or pump)
4. targets fine lines, wrinkles, dark circles and puffiness
5. affordable

MY TOP 3

Top 1 - This Works Tired Eyes Serum

It's been part of my skin care routine for almost 3 years. It ticks everything in my criteria list except affordability. It sells at AU$75 here in Australia but like a said it's worth every dollar.

Packaging is awesome - it uses a pump. The formulation is fantastic - less greasy and it sinks into the skin fast enough that you can apply your concealer straight-away. It reduced my fine-lines and improved my dark-circles.

Top 2 - Neutrogena Deep Wrinkle Eye Cream
Now this product is awesome. It's almost the same as the tired-eyes serum only cheaper. This sells at AU$25.00 at Priceline. It has an entire range but I was only brave enough to try this one and I am glad I did.

Packaging is awesome, easy - tube is always better than pots.

It doesn't sink in the skin fast enough so you will have to wait a few minutes before applying your makeup on.
It keeps the skin under the eye hydrated so it's a great base under your concealer. It helped minimise my fine lines and great on dark circles too.

Affordable and it does the job!

TOP 3 - L'oreal Youth Code Eye cream

This is my current eye-cream.
I started using it about 3 weeks ago and so far I like it. I actually wanted to try the whole range - so maybe once my face moisturiser (night one) finishes then I'll try the Youth Code Night cream and serum.

Back to the eye cream - it is almost the same as the Neutrogena one except the packaging is horrible. I am not a big fan of pots. Most of the time it get stuck in my nails when I dip my finger in it. But the actual cream is great.

Absorbs well on the skin, holds my concealer well, hydrates my eyes (less flaky with makeup on) and so far I can feel the skin under the eye tightening a little bit.

It's sells at AU$33.00 (this was a sale price) at Priceline stores.

so there you go, my top 3 eye creams. what's yours?

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