The Eyes Have It, and By It, I Mean "Crow's Feet": Let's talk about eye cream!
By metalia on October 07, 2010
BlogHer Original Post
I turned 30 last week, which, while exciting, is a reminder that I'm hurtling rapidly toward the Mature Skin section at the drugstore. And -- if the ads with which I'm continually bombarded are any indication -- probably also some open-knit sweaters, a sensible gray pageboy, and and Chico's palazzo pants. I mean, I'm assuming.
A few months back, knowing that 30 was looming, I took the step of undertaking the Great Eye Cream Search of 2010, as I embark on the path of (sigh) preventative/anti-aging skin care. I seriously left no stone unturned in my quest, and I figured I would pick my favorites from each each price point (Drugstore, Sephora-Level, and Ridiculous), and share them here. (Eye cream in general is pretty pricey, however, a little goes quite a long way, so it's important to factor that in.)
Burt's Bees Royal Jelly Eye Creme ($15) A lot of reviews describe this as "soothing," and that's a perfect word for it. It's also very, very rich, made my whole eye area look well-rested, and has a very subtle scent. I love that it's (mostly!) natural, as well. On an exceedingly superficial note, I adore the jar, to boot.
Origins GinZing Eye Cream ($30) - I got a sample of this as a gift-with-purchase, and LOVED it, so much so that I actually went back and bought it myself. It has caffeine and "natural optic brighteners," which...well, I don't know what they ARE, exactly, but I do know that my undereye area was visibly de-puffed, and -- well, yes. A bit brighter.
La Prairie Cellular Radiance Eye Cream ($295) - Ha! Ha ha! On a whim, I picked up a small sample of this at the counter during my search, curious if this would make a marked difference. Yeah, no. I mean, it's FINE, and WORKS -- very nicely -- but no better than any of the cheaper ones I tried, and certainly not enough to justify the price tag.
There are a metric ton of eye creams out there, and as I mentioned, I may have tried (nearly) all of them. The standout, to me, was GinZing. It's effective across the board, and pretty much does everything on my eye cream checklist: it smooths, it brightens, it de-puffs, and the price is right.
What are your favorite eye creams?
Metalia also blogs here.
More Like This
Recent Posts by metalia
Most Popular on BlogHer
Lean Cuisine believes that women should be valued for their accomplishments as opposed to their weight/appearance. Lean Cuisine's new brand campaign Feed Your PhenomenalTM reflects its new brand purpose: to feed the greatness in every woman. Check out our bloggers' posts and see how they measure their true worth plus learn how you could win a $100. Read more