DDF Advanced Eye Firming Concentrate Helps Me Fake Awake

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This is a compensated review from BlogHer and DDF.

This will come as a shock to no one, but I don't get nearly enough sleep. In my 20s, I could go weeks without proper rest and still look fresh; these days, one night of a kid up at 3:00 am with a bloody nose and I have dark circles under my eyes for a week.

My fast track to wakefulness has always been a cup (or five) of coffee in the morning, but recently, I had an opportunity to try something external: DDF's Advanced Eye Firming Concentrate. I love a good eye cream, and I'm always on the lookout for that Perfect Formula -- and this may be it, truly. This gentle eye cream is part of a turmeric-based line at DDF -- yes, turmeric, like you put in middle eastern food! In fact, it has a light, spicy scent, just like actual turmeric (the smell vanishes almost immediately, though, so don't be put off by that).

DDF Advanced Eye Firming ConcentrateDDF's Advanced Eye Firming Concentrate also has caffeine in it, which promises to eliminate puffiness and dark circles. I'm always skeptical of claims like that, because really, the only thing that will truly eliminate the telltale signs of sleeplessness is sleep. Or so I've always believed.

I'm rethinking that position, though.

The Advanced Eye Firming Concentrate is thick and creamy, but not greasy; it absorbs easily into the thin skin around my eyes without leaving a film, and works well with my makeup. My skin feels refreshed and restored, which is lovely, and my mascara doesn't smear off and turn into racoon circles. But more than that, my eyes really are less puffy and my dark circles seem to have vanished. And not it's not because I'm sleeping more -- oh no. I'm convinced that the improvement is from this eye cream.

Specifically, the caffeine.

Not a fan of the fancy eye creams (or the fancy coffees)? Try this at home remedy: Soak a wash cloth in iced coffee (put the leftovers from your morning pot in the fridge for later). Ring it out, and lay it over your eyes for 10 or 15 minutes. This will bring down swelling and tighten wrinkles -- temporarily, at least.

Just don't add cream.

DDF Advanced Eye Firming Concentrate is $88.00 for a .5 ounce jar. It's an investment, but good eye cream is worth it. Promise.

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