I love skincare and taking care of my skin, however, no matter what I do I always have trouble with dry undereyes.
There are plenty of eye creams on the market promising amazing results for under eye discoloration but whilst I do have slightly dark undereyes, all I need is a little more hydration under there!
I’ve tried quite a few eye creams over the years, I especially enjoyed the Clinique one which I mentioned here, but over time I found it became less effective and was quite pricey at a mighty £27.50 for 15ml of product.
It’s no secret I love The Body Shop and 9/10 their products work great for me, so I’ve been trying out this eye cream for the past throughout 2018 to see if it gives me the hydration and smoothness I’ve been looking for that actually lasts!
The Body Shop Drops Of Youth Bouncy Eye Mask retails for £18.00 for 20ml of product which you can buy here.
Let’s read the product claims before I get into my review:
Enriched with cucumber extract and plant stem cells, our Youth Bouncy Eye Mask can be applied to instantly give tired eyes a powernap*, or used as an overnight mask to wake up with skin that looks younger and feels healthier. This refreshing, non-sticky formula helps address the first signs of ageing to help skin bounce back to a more youthful appearance.
- Bouncy, memory-shape texture
- 100% vegan
- Enriched with cucumber extract and Community Trade organic babassu oil from Brazil
- With 3 plant stem cells: edelweiss from the Italian alps, criste marine and sea holly from the Brittany coast
- Instantly cools down skin around your eyes by -1.5°C
- Skin feels replenished and appears healthier
- Dermatologically & Ophthalmologically tested
- Formulated without mineral oil, paraffin and petrolatum
The Drops of Youth range from The Body Shop always gives me really deep hydration without leaving my skin feeling greasy or causing clogged pores that can turn into blemishes, which is why I always go back to using this line!
This eye cream is scent-free which is great if you’re sensitive to fragrance. Personally I don’t know why companies add scent to eye creams, it doesn’t feel very safe or necessary to be putting fragrance near your eyes.
My initial reaction to opening up this product was the unique texture! There’s a reason that it is called an eye mask and not an eye cream, and the texture is very unique and feels more so like a jelly and serum hybrid.
The tiniest amount of product on your finger is enough for both undereyes and it is incredibly cooling, a quality that I definitely look for in eye creams as I find it very soothing and refreshing.
My only issue with this product is if you use too much and bring it down to the nose/pores area, you can look especially greasy. However, I usually use eye cream at night or very lightly in the morning so that it has time to absorb. As this is a eye mask, it is intensely hydrating so the shine shouldn’t be that surprising!
Overall I think this product is great. I’ve been using this for many months now and I have definitely seen a drastic improvement in the hydration of my undereyes as well as improved texture and reduced lines. If you are looking for an eye cream to resolve undereye circles then this isn’t it, but looking for hydration and cooling? You need to try this!
It’s important to remember that you can’t actually get rid of undereye discolouration with products. This can only be done by increasing the amount of water you drink and sleep you get, or if you really want to fix the issue, get undereye fillers.
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