Just a chat about what I use to care for my eyes, and to ramble about this new product I am using. I don't have particularly bad circles nor bags, but I do worry about wrinkles and lines around my eyes -- and those are starting to show if I don't take care of my skin and especially my eye area. And it is really never too early to start on eye-cream whether you are in your late teens or early 20s. A good basic eye cream which I used before is the Bioderma one.
I ordered this eye-cream from Nordstrom [whopping USD$75!!!] sometime back, and haven't started using it til the last couple of days. Pior to this eye-cream, I have been using a sample tub of Lancôme Youth Activating Eye Concentrate [didn't notice any significant effect], and also my Clarins eye-creams. Since then, those eye creams have run out, and I have been using the Bobbi Brown Hydrating Eye Cream for a couple of weeks.
I confessed I got suckered into this product because I saw in my US ALLURE mag in June -- thinking that I would be able to purchase it when I come back to Singapore, I was kicking myself only to find out that we don't have this here! Fortunately, I have been told by the people at Lancôme that they are launching this next year. In the US, this eye cream comes in three shades [light, medium, dark - I bought mine in Light].
Immediately, many of us would think of the Garnier BB roll on for eyes (which I also own but have not started using) due to the tinted formula that this product comes with. Maybe I might do a comparison in time to come -- though it is hardly fair to compare two products which are at opposite ends of the price spectrum.
My current eye-care routine:
I use Bobbi Brown Hydrating Eye Cream at night - love the smooth, light and moisturising texture. Then I use the Lancôme Rénergie Eye Multiple Action in the day time, since it contains SPF15.
Regardless.....some information about this eye-cream:
"The ultimate eye care duo. 6 rejuvenating actions."
Inspired by the latest eye rejuvenating trends, Lancôme invents Rénergie Eye Multiple Action.
Formula 1: to lift, firm and reduce the appearance of wrinkles. Enriched with GF-Volumetry complex, inspired by research on cellular communication factors.
Formula 2: This 'barely there' tinted treatment acts in synergy with Formula 1 to visibly fade dark cirles, deflates the appearance of bags and instantly illuminates the eye area.
[you can see some before after pics at lancome-usa.com/multipleaction]
Two Formulas (not formulae?), 6 Visible Actions:
- Reduce dark eye circles
- Bags appear deflated
- Eye area appears illuminated
- Eyelids are visibly lifted
- Skin looks firmed
- Wrinkles appear reduced
Click HERE to watch a video for this product. [it's in French though]
I find the eye-cream portion of this product very thick and creamy. You need just a tiny wheeny bit to pat into the undereye area and also on the lids. Then I use the tinted veil on top. I used a bit more product for the purposes of demonstration in these pictures.
Hope this has been helpful!
Thanks for looking!