Friday, 20 June 2014

possibly the best eye cream ever?

I've always had a problem with my under eye area, dark circles have been my worst enemy but that wasn't my main issue, it was that it always looked extremely dry and my concealer would just crease and when I applied powder there to set it, it looked too dry and it was really beginning to get me down.
I have tried out a lot of eye creams and was previously using the body shop's vitamin E eye cream and it just wasn't doing the job, even the girl at the Laura Mercier counter commented on how dry my under eye are was! I heard Tanya Burr talking about the origins eye doctor eye cream on her youtube channel and how good a job it does of moisturising, so obviously being the sucker that I am bought it and i'm so glad that I did!

The origins eye doctor eye cream includes cooling cucumber, soothing rosemary and ginseng which helps energise the skin and are free from parabens, mineral oil, glycol, PABA, paraffin, synthetic colours/fragrances and all that other bad stuff, origins are a brand that pride themselves on not using 'nasty' ingredients in their products. the ingredients are supposed to counteract the appearance of crows feet and fine lines, I do have some fine lines under my eyes but I feel as if they were mainly down to how dry my skin was in that area, since using the origins eye doctor eye cream they have reduced in size but I can't speak for long term effects or dramatically reducing the appearance of ageing.

A little bit certainly goes a long way, I just tap my finger lightly over the surface of the product making sure I don't pick up too much product, on the packaging all it says is "moisture care for around the eyes" which is what it does plain and simple. I use the morning and night after I have cleansed my face and pat this on gently with my ring finger (as this finger applies the least amount of pressure) and whilst it sinks in quickly you can still see and feel how much it has moisturised that area, I love how this smells lightly of cucumber as it's refreshing and a very inoffensive smell, the cucumber plays a massive part in the cooling sensation I get when I apply this in the morning which helps de-puff the eye area and make me look more awake. the consistency of this eye cream is very thick but it sinks in wonderfully and doesn't make my concealer slip and slide, my under eye area has never looked healthier and my concealer doesn't look cakey at all anymore, I could really see a difference in how my makeup looked even after the first application.

The small plastic packaging makes this travel friendly and easy to just chuck in an overnight bag without the worry of smashing glass. I'm extremely impressed with this product and didn't really expect much from it when I first bought it, who knew an eye cream could be so perfect? it's definitely worth the £27 price tag as you get a lot for the money!


  1. This sounds amazing! My under eye area is also pretty dry so will have to try this out! xx

    1. I can't recommend it enough, it's done wonders for my under eye area! xo