I think I’ve mentioned this wonder in passing a few times before. I love it. I initially got a miniature version of this in the Little Love Potions Kit I bought last year to sample a few Benefit products and I was not disappointed. I have suffered from Dark circles for as long as I can remember. I can remember being in primary 6 at school and sitting in the classroom next to a really tall lanky girl. I was paranoid about my legs being bigger than hers and was wearing the oh so fashionable lycra shorts. It wasn’t a fat comment that stuck with me, it was a black eye comment. This little girl who was from a pretty rough family and was always a bit smelly had the cheek to tell me it looked like I had two black eyes. Since then I have been paranoid about my dark circles. Countless people have commented and nothing, I mean nothing shifts them. This cream hasn’t shifted them but it has helped the dry patches a lot and I think they are a tiny bit lighter but I could be imagining things.
What Benefit Say…
‘Your eyes can’t keep a secret…they’re the first to show signs of age & stress. It’s potent! eye cream fades dark circles & helps smooth fine lines for brighter, younger-looking eyes. Contains a peptide complex known to help restore elasticity & firmness, a blend of hydrating botanical extracts and loquat extract, known to help protect the skin from free radical damage.’ – Benefit
What I Say…
I love the glass jar with the faux cork lid, it is very chic and elegant and looks great on my dresser. I need to be careful with the glass jar as I already smashed a glass bottle of Bio Effect Serum – D’oh. The cream has a slight scent to it, but nothing too offensive. It’s a difficult smell to describe – just very fresh and clean smelling. The ingredients of this are pretty disappointing as it contains loads of parabens and alcohol. Parabens are used as a preservative and I wouldn’t expect a high end and expensive eye cream such as this to contain them. Sadly it does contain parabens but this isn’t enough for me to stop using it (unless someone comes up with solid evidence to say parabens cause cancer, in which case I will stop using immediately).
The texture of the cream is quite thick and when applied to the eye area it has a lovely cooling effect. I usually dab my ring finger in this and dot it under my eye and on the lid and it is quickly absorbed. You know sometimes you get moisturisers or creams that totally ruin the way makeup is applied, this doesn’t do that. It is really light once on the skin and absorbs so quickly but I usually wait 10 or 15 minutes before applying any makeup. I’ve found this to be really moisturising and it has helped my dry under eyes so much. The claims of reducing dark circles, it hasn’t got rid of mine but I don’t think anything ever will and to be honest I didn’t expect it to. I really love this stuff – I had two miniature jars prior to purchasing this big jar and I know it will last me a while so it worth the splurge.
Final Thoughts and Where to Buy
I really do adore this eye cream and I think I’ve found the perfect one for me. I have struggled in the past with so many duds and for a while just didn’t use one. I now have a few fine lines under my eyes and it makes me wonder that if I had used one religously would I have these lines? When this runs out I will repurchase as I think it is worth the splurge. You can buy a 14.2g pot from Benefit for £25.50.
Have you tried any of the Benefit Skin care line? What’s your go to eye cream? Does anyone else suffer from dry patches around the eyes like me?