5.03.2012

Empties : Eye Cream Samples Edition

Lately I've been trying to use up some of the many samples I have. And for the past few months or so I've been particularly focused on my eye region. I guess since I had an upcoming birthday and the prospect of aging was kind of scaring me a little, I've been on this anti-aging mission.

Well I managed to use up three different samples of eye creams and I would like to share my thoughts on them.


1. 3LAB WW Eye Cream
Features and Benefits:
- Firms the skin giving the appearance of a lift.
- Increases circulation in the delicate orbital eye area, thus reducing the appearance of dark circles.
- De-puffs under eye baggage.
- Repairs the skin from past environmental damage.

Key Ingredients:
- 3LAB’s proprietary ingredient Nano Claire-GY™ rebuilds the cellular matrix.
- Niacinamide (Vitamin B3) suppresses melanin and combats any UV damage.
- Glucosyl Hesperidin stimulates circulation and evens tone.
- Adenosine reduces the effect of calcium, the main messenger of facial contractions inside the cells which lead to wrinkling.
- Matriyxl 3000 stimulates fibroblasts for increased collagen production resulting in significant reduction of wrinkles.

I really wasn't too impressed with this eye cream. There were days where I did wake up and my eyes were still a little puffy. The formula is quite creamy but also had a sort of gel consistency. In opinion this really didn't do much for my eyes. I saw no difference from when I started using this product until it ran out which was about 3 weeks, which I think is enough time to see some evidence.
This retails for $260 for 0.5 oz. 

2. Murad Resurgence Renewing Eye Cream
What it is:
An eye cream that combats puffiness, crow's feet, and dark circles while dramatically increasing firmness and replenishing lost hydration. 

What it is formulated to do:
This product firms and restores the delicate eye area. It diminishes undereye puffiness and dark circles while reducing the appearance of medium to deep wrinkles. 

This eye cream was actually the creamiest out of the three. I definitely felt the hydrating effects. But I also have to say that this did nothing noticeable for my eyes in terms of de-puffing and brightening. I did feel a slight lift and tightening. 
This retails for $73 for 0.5 oz.

3. Chanel Ultra Correction Lift Total Eye Lift
A skincare breakthrough, only from CHANEL. Youthful-looking skin requires more than a boost of collagen and elastin. It also requires tensin ¿ a critical protein naturally abundant in young skin and the key to helping retain skin’s firmness. Stimulating the production of tensin, new ULTRA CORRECTION LIFT Total Eye Lift helps lift the skin of the delicate eye area from within, while also minimizing puffiness and dark circles. Upon application, the light, silky-smooth formula (ideal for use under makeup) cushions and comforts the skin. Eyes look instantly relaxed and revitalized, revealing a new radiance.

This was the most effective eye cream I tried out of the three. I definitely saw signs of de-puffing. My eyes are susceptible to allergies and become puffy easily, and this eye cream was very helpful in calming down my lids. As far as brightening and lift I only experienced a slight lift but not really. lol. I mean my eyes are still in their 20's so they're still pretty tight. I would say that I probably will buy the full size product when I'm done using up all of other eye samples. Unless I find a more amazing one of course.
This retails for $100 for 0.5 oz.

All in all I would have to rate the Chanel as the best of the three. I saw the most results from that particular cream. My suggestion is that if you are in your 20's it is never too early to begin preserving your skin. It is the largest organ in your body and why not take good care of it right? 

What are some your favorite eye creams? 

3 comments:

  1. I got a little sample of Pangea Organics Eye Cream in my last Birchbox. It is really moisturizing and I do feel a little bit of a firming/tightening effect, so that may be good for puffiness. I don't have puffiness or wrinkle issues (yet) so I'm not getting the full size, but it did feel really nice. The full size is $55.

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    1. thanks beautyscraps, i'll try and look for a sample from pangea.

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  2. I bed to adjudge I am a bit sceptical active how nifty these creams convert. I'll wait for more assemblage from you.

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