Anyway, I'll get to the point. As I've gotten (gulp) older, my skin has changed, which is to be expected I suppose, after years of wearing inches of makeup, general manky air pollution and the occasional wild night out. As a result, I've had to forage far and wide to find skincare products that suit my skin as it is today. Obviously, these products won't be for everyone, but, I thought I'd share the fruits of my beauty-product-labour here on the blog.
The Eyes Have It
...or at least, they did have, before they got all old and baggy. OK, so it's not that bad, I am being a bit dramatic. Strange as that's so unlike me. Anyway, I've been on the hunt for a while for something to make my eyes that little bit brighter and less puffy when I wake up in the mornings. (I can't even blame the wild nights out for that anymore. Pfft.) I had my (tired, baggy) eye on Decleor Aroma Solutions Anti-Fatigue Eye Serum which I'd read was fantastic so I set about finding it for much less than the RRP of £32.50, as is my bargain-hunting way. Step forward www.clickfragrance.co.uk who stock the product (and have an amazing range of Decleor products) for £20.35, which is a third off RRP. Winner!
So let's talk product. The serum is targeted at 'mature skin types'. Hmm. I'll gloss over that for now. One of the key ingredients is Hyaluronic Acid (I still wince slightly at the idea of acid in skincare products, but this is one of the good guys. Honest.) which is supposed to have amazing moisturising properties and smooths and hydrates in one sweep. The overall effect is meant to be similar to the fresh-faced appearance of eyes after a good night's sleep. SOLD!
The product comes in a little pump bottle and is clear and smooth in texture. I've been keeping it in the fridge (much to the Husband's annoyance) so applying it in the mornings (especially at the minute when it's like an oven in my bedroom at night) is like the eye-skincare equivalent of drinking a tall glass of iced cloudy lemonade. Really refreshing, in other words. I pat it on with my finger and relax for five while I enjoy my Crunchy Nut Cornflakes. By the time I'm ready to start on my makeup, the serum has sunk in but still feels cool and refreshed.
It definitely makes the skin around my eyes feel soft and smoother, and actually, I've been using this for a couple of weeks now and I do think it's made a difference. I've not had any of those irritating 'You look tired!' comments from anyone for a while either so that's a bonus. Before and after pics are below -I think you can see the skin is a little smoother on the right. And the photos don't show it, but there's definitely less puffiness. This could become one of my new skincare staples.
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*Click Fragrance very kindly sent me this product to review. All views in this post are 100% mine, and mine alone :)