Sunday, 1 March 2015

An Eye Cream for Every Skin Occasion


I've been using eye creams for as long as I can remember, mainly because I have quite bad dark circles (half from being a poor sleeper and half inherited - thanks Mum). I've come to learn since that there's not a huge amount that eye cream can do when it comes to getting rid of the darkness in the long term, but in the short term it can deliver hydration, brightness and improve the texture of the most delicate area of the face. I've amassed a little stash of eye creams and realised I have one for every skin occasion... 

For sensitive skin days
With 98% of the ingredients coming from natural sources and a very lightweight, creamy formula, the Organic Surge Hydrating Eye Cream is perfect for when my eyes are feeling sore or my skin is feeling sensitive and delicate. Ingredients include Aloe Vera Leaf Juice, Shea Butter, Jojoba Seed Oil, Grape Seed Oil and Sweet Almond Oil. It's an extremely gentle formula that still brings a much needed moisture boost to the skin, without having to overload on product. The cream dispenses with an in-built pump, so it's very hygienic too if you don't like dipping your finger into a pot.

For normal skin days
I admit that when it comes to skincare I forget that Benefit has its own range and I've been pleasantly surprised by Benefit's b.right It's Potent! Eye Cream. It contains a peptide complex to help restore elasticity and firmness and a blend of botanical extracts, such as apple extract, to help boost collagen. The formula is of a medium consistency and super creamy; after applying with my ring finger, I notice that my dark circles look a touch brighter and the skin is plumper. It's perfect for mornings when you wake up after a restless night with what looks like black hollows under your eyes!

For dry skin days 
Indie Lee Calendula Eye Balm 0.5oz - £32.00
In the beauty world balm formulas are renowned for their intensive, hydrating boosting effects and when my skin is dry and dehydrated, I reach for the Indie Lee Calendula Eye Balm. Containing  ingredients like Beeswax, Calendula Oil, Mango Seed Butter, Squalane and Avocado Oil, this solid balm softens into an oil with the warmth of your finger and so a little really goes a long way.  It does take a little while to absorb but the result is extremely nourished skin. Calendula also has anti-inflammatory properties, so it's a great product to use when you're super tired and your eyes are red and puffy.

What are your favourite eye creams?

Beauty Bird xx


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  1. Fab post, I really love Benefit’s range of skincare - definitely have some hidden gems :) I love using their It’s Potent eye cream I just need to remember to use it more often :)

    Charlee XO | CharmedCharlee

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    1. Thanks Charlee! It definitely makes me want to try more Benefit skincare xx

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  2. I do like this Benefit one but I just feel as if HealGel Eye is more effective!

    Tara x

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    1. I didn't like HealGel Eye as much as I hoped I would, but it did brighten like the Benefit one does xx

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  3. I have really dark under eyes too. I love the Benefit eye cream & thought it was really hydrating. I have only had a few sample pots & really need to treat myself to the full size
    http://www.letstalkbeauty.co.uk/

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    1. Sounds like a good plan, if you find something you like then it's worth investing :-) xx

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  4. I like the sound of all three Sasha! I'm currently using Balance Me Wonder Eye Cream pm and Vichy Idealia Eyes am which I'm so far quite impressed with! Just posted today about my current dark circle corrector xx

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    1. I haven't tried the Balance Me one or the Vichy one! Sounds like they're worth a try in the future :-) Will check out your post! xx

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  5. I think Benefit b.right It's Potent! Eye Cream is worth to try
    Love your blog, hope to see you soon on my blog

    xx
    http://liveitcolorfully.blogspot.com

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  6. Great post, can you please Twitter me your photography light set up again, it's fricking spot on!

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    1. Thanks lovely! Of course I will :-) xx

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  7. I am loving the organic surge at the moment for daytime especially when you don't want anything too heavy Xx

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    1. The lightweight formula is perfect for daytime isn't it - it absorbs so quickly and makeup sits really well over it xx

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  8. I've struggled with finding a good eye cream and sticking to a routine of applying it but really want to make more of an effort. The Organic Surge one sounds like something I would like x

    Beauty with charm

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    1. I definitely think it's hard to find a good eye cream that does exactly what you need it to. I wish there was a magic one that blitzed dark circles! xx

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  9. Even though I have really bad dark circles I quite often completely forget to use eye cream at all. I think it may be because I've never really found one that appears to help them at all so I just forget about it. When winter set in the skin around my eyes started to get very dry and I started using The Body Shop Vitamin E cream. It's sorted out the dryness but as usual I'm not sure that it's had any impact on my dark circles x

    Becky @ The Little Blog of Beauty

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    1. I've never found one that makes a major difference to my dark circles, the only one that did make some sort of difference was the Estee Lauder ANR, but it's so expensive. xx

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  10. I'm guilty of only just stepping into eye cream territory so I found this post super useful! The Indie Lee one sounds amazing :)

    Style Sunrise ☀

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    x

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    1. Aw I'm so glad you found this post useful :-) xx

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  11. I love Benefit's It's Potent eye cream, it makes applying concealer under the eye a lot better and I could see a difference when I used it regularly :)

    Dannie x
    www.famousinjapan.co.uk

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    1. I'd love to see more of a difference long term - if I stick with it hopefully I will :-) xx

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