“ Brand: Boots / Type: Eye Cream / Suitable for: Eye / UV Protection Factor: SPF 15 „
Intro-- started buying this a few years ago when I was looking for my first eye cream, it's very cheap at boots currently at £2:54 and it claims to have all the benefits of an expensive eye cream as it had SPF 15 and antioxidant protection. My overview- I don't buy this anymore due to resorting to more natural ingredients with natural products since when I first got acne the products I was using on my skin were too harsh. This is why I don't buy many products like this but from when I was using this I didn't think it made a difference to the overall darkness and puffiness of my eyes but it definately provided moisture to the area which would've helped in years to come as that would've reduced fine lines. I'd still recommend this as it isn't a miracle product but it gives the same effects as some of the expensive eye creams I've tried. It made my under eyes feel firmer from when I used it although it wasn't a good base for my eye makeup as it just slides off not long after I'd applied it so I used to apply it before I went to bed then just apply a tiny bit more in the morning then it's not all greasy when I tried to apply my eye makeup. Eye cream- The eye cream comes in a small 15ml tube but lasts a long time as you don't use much at a time, it is suitable for all skin types and it expires after 6 months. It contains naturally derived vitamin e and wheatgerm oil with provide sufficient moisture to the eye area. Pros- - cheap at £2:54 - SPF 15 - contains wheatgerm oil and vitamin e extracts - moisturisers delicate under eye area Cons - exclusive to boots so not available widely - expires after 6 months
Following on from my review of the Boots Vitamin E Moisture Lotion, I thought I would write one about the corresponding eye cream. I bought this when I went to repurchase said moisturiser and found that all the products in the Vitamin E range were buy 2 for £4. Wanting to try some of the other products I picked up this one. First of all, the packaging is very similar to the Moisture Lotion, except obviously you get a smaller amount as it is an eye cream. However, I found I went through this product very quickly as there only is such a small amount and I would prefer that they made it in bigger containers and charged more for it. Now, I have to say I didn't like this quite as much as the corresponding moisturiser, but that's only because it's like a Holy Grail product for me. I found the cream to be very moisturising, which is great at night time because this is when your skin regenerates, but not so good for during the day as it doesn't blend very well and leaves my under eye makeup looking patchy. I have also found another great use for this though, as an intense lip cream. Again you apply a small amount to your lips at night and when I wake up my lips are intensely moisturised and look more plumped up. Again, this is much less expensive than some top end eye creams, some of which have done nothing for me. I would recommend you only use it at night and perhaps a lighter eye cream during the day, especially if you want to apply makeup. I can't say that it has improved my dark circles much but it does moisturise the under eye area and has reduced some of my fine lines in that area.
My favourite eye cream is still 'Balance Me Extra Care Wonder Eye Cream' but recently I was unable to get hold of it and was browsing the alternatives in my local boots when I was hit by a sudden bout of frugality. I saw the Boots Gentle Eye Cream for just two pounds fifty and at a saving of £7.50 over my usual product decided to give it a go. At home I approached the new eye cream with some trepidation, had I just made a massive saving or a huge mistake? Applying the eye cream was easy, it absorbs into the skin well but is slightly thicker than my usual eye cream and I have found that I need to use slightly less of it on each application. Looking in the mirror I could see some improvement on the sad eyed individual who was staring out at me only a few moments ago. I can't really make any comment on how effective this is as a sun cream as I am quite paranoid about sunburn and have to use at least a factor 30 as I burn really easily. I am sure that if this were the only product you were using around your eyes to protect against the sun and SP15 is suitable for you then it would be fine. Over the last couple of weeks of use have been quite happy with the results. There is a visible improvement after using it but it just hasn't got the wow factor that I get when using the Balance me product. I am going to give this product four stars as it just isn't as good as 'Balance Me' but if I hadn't used the balance me product before I probably would have given it a 5. For the price this really is an outstanding product.
I have been buying this eye cream for around 6 months now, after having my baby and not sleeping as much as I used to, my eyes are just not looking as good as they should! I have dark circles and they just don't look bright at all. I wanted to find something to help make them look a little better. I have never used eye creams before so I didn't know what to expect from this one. I only picked this one up as I had picked up the Boots vitamin E day cream and they were on offer 2 for £4, so I thought I would try this eye cream too. It is usually around £2.50 and are currently in a 3 for two offer, so you can get this nice and cheap. This is a very small tube of eye cream, it is only 15ml, but it is a great size for my make up bag. It contains Vitamin E which is a powerful antioxidant. I use this eye cream every morning and every night. I apply it before I put my make up on in the morning, and last thing before I go to bed at night. When you squeeze the tube, you only have to squeeze lightly for the cream to come out, and it is actually a beige/brown coloured cream, which looks like foundation, but when you rub it onto the skin around your eyes, you can't see you have got it on, despite the colour. You only need a small amount as it spreads really easily, and you don't need to rub too much as this is a delicate area. It sinks into the skin really easily, and doesn't look greasy at all. My skin feels soft, but not really soft, and I feel like applying loads more to get it to feel nice and soft like most moisturisers leave your skin feeling! However much I put on, it doesn't leave your skin silky soft, it seems to absorb straight away, and not sit on the skin. I have noticed a good difference in the dark circles around my eyes, they have definitely got better since using this eye cream. My eyes are still slightly dark, but no where near as bad as before, so I am happy with the result of this eye cream after around 6 months. I am on my third tube of this now, so you do have to buy it regularly, if you are using it everyday. I have sensitive skin and this cream does not irritate my eyes, I love how it has worked on my dark circles, and will continue to use this from now on, just to try and keep away fine lines and puffiness which it is supposed to help treat too! Not only does it help make your eyes look better, but it is a great moisturiser too, I some times get eczema around my eyes, and this cream helps keep my skin really moisturised which is the key to stopping eczema getting bad in the first place so I love this cream. I highly recommend this cream, definitely stock up on it if it is on offer!
With two small children at home I don't get a lot of rest. They do sleep well at night but I don't always sleep well, maybe it's part of getting older too but my under eyes have looked a bit tired and strained recently and I decided they needed a bit of a pep up. I didn't want to spend lots and lots of money on fact under eye creams when sometimes cheaper products work just as well so I was excited to find this Boots vitamin E eye cream. A 15ml tube costs just £2.54 so it was definitely a bargain but does it do what it says it will. I have recently got into eye creams and serums and have been trying a lot of different ones but this one seems to be one of my favourites so far. Boots say their Vitamin E SPF15 eye cream contains Vitamin E, a powerful antioxidant, to help protect the skin against environmental damage. Naturally derived Wheatgerm Oil conditions, moisturises and nourishes. They also say that this gentle Eye Cream is a light, non-greasy formulation that helps reduce appearance of fine lines, puffiness and dark circles within 4 weeks. The benefits of Vitamin E on skin care are great. According to an article I read, "because of its antioxidant activity, vitamin e is vital in protecting skin cells from ultra violet light, pollution, drugs, and other elements that produce cell damaging free radicals. The cream comes in a little tube which has a small opening at the end so when you squeeze it out only a little bit of the cream comes out. This is good because I really only use a little bit. I squeeze it out onto my finger and then gently dot it around my eye area. The cream is white and looks quite thick when you squeeze it out but then when you start to gently rub it in you find that it is quite thin and soaks well into the eye area leaving no trace of cream or anything like that. I can feel a bit of something under my eyes after I have used it but you can't see anything which is good, especially as I put this on in the morning underneath my make up. Well, I've been using it now for over 4 weeks so how did it work for me. I actually think that area looks a bit brighter and a bit more taken care of and I like to think that it is improving the health of this area as well and improving it for the long term too.
I needed an eye cream to help get rid of my dark under eye circles, however quite sceptical as to whether they actually work I decided to go for a lower end one. After reading some good reviews on the Boots website about this one, I decided to go for it. Besides it only cost a couple of pounds so I didn't really have much to lose by giving it a go. The product claims to help reduce the appearance of puffiness, fine lines and dark circles within 4 weeks. The product comes in a squeezy plastic tube with a thin nozzle to help control how much product you use. The cream itself is white in colour with a subtle shimmer to it as most eye creams do. The cream is also fairly thick in texture, but I suppose it needs to be for dry skin under the eye. Besides it doesn't feel at all heavy on the skin, just lightweight and moisturising. The directions on how to use the product say to dot the eye cream around the eye area, and then blend lightly in upward strokes. For this it is recommended to use the ring finger as it has the lightest pressure, and applying a half pea-sized amount of the eye cream onto your finger, and dotting around the eye, patting until the cream has been absorbed. Does it work? For me I'd have to say yes. It's no overnight miricle or even a miracle for that matter, but I can visibly see that my under eye area is a lot less dull and dark than they used to be. Plus within the 4 weeks as promised! They aren't completely gone but they have certainly improved by a considerable amount. I don't need to worry about applying a load of concealer to the eye area anymore, on most days one layer is all I need! I've been using this eye cream for about 2 maybe 3 months now and I'm still on the first tube with no signs of running out soon. Not bad for ￡2! Admittedly I have been using this with another eye cream just to mix it up a bit. I've basically been using this one in the day before applying moisturiser and then the Fade Out eye cream at night. Overall this is a very good eye cream for the price. It has helped to brighten up my under eye area over time, and not just when I apply the eye cream itself like some do. Also it's light and adequately Moisturising for the dry skin around your eyes. What's more it's fine as a base for any eye makeup. Also, because my under eye area gets a little dry, it has caused a few fine lines to appear, and I swear this has helped those too! Well, I don't notice myself worrying about them anymore, and the area does look a lot smoother than it did. If you have dark circles or fine lines, and you want to do something about them, then try this! What have you really got to lose??
Today I am writing a review about the Vitamin E SPF14 eye cream by Boots. Shopper's appeal I bought this eye cream at Boots a while ago because I hadn't had any eye cream at all for quite a while. Over here in germany the "in" products at drug stores are a bit different and the trend of using eye cream has not really arrived here yet. But when I was in London and was browsing through Boots, I wanted to try out an eye cream again and chose this one because I quite like their Vitamin E line. Since it wasn't too expensive either, I didn't have to think about buying it for too long and just did it! The tube The eye cream comes in a pearl-coloured, long tube. On the top you can see the Boots logo und below that the product name is given. The cream is described as "light and easy absorbed daily moisturisation with antioxidant protection". It is suitable for all skin types. On the back of the tube further information is given. The cream is supposed to have a "light, non-greasy formulation that helps reduce appearance of fine lines, puffiness & dark circles within 4 weeks". You are supposed to dot it around your eyes and then gently blend it with your fingertips in upward strokes. The ingredients are listed as well. The tube contains 15ml. My experiences Now I think eye cream is one of those products that is nice to have, but you don't really need it. However, I was of course eager to do my skin good and was excited to try it out. The cream is easy to get out of the tub and it's also easy to spread on your skin. You should gently rub it into the skin around your eyes, but bey careful to not get any into your eyes! The smell is just your regular cream scent, nothing outstanding. The cream is quickly absorbed by the skin but you do notice that you're wearing something different than your usual face lotion. What really bothered me was that they cream was somewhat shimmer-y, like some special lotions are. The packaging didn't say anything about a sparkling effect and that annoyed me a bit. The sensitive skin around the eyes was moisturised well but I couldn't really make out an effect on wrinkles. But it didn't do any harm either. Applying makeup over it was okay, but I did need some powder to cover up the shimmering. The tube will last you quite a while, but then you only need a tiny amount of it anyway. I had no allergic reactions or other problems. If you have allergies or very sensitive skin, check the ingredients before buying the product. The ingredients Aqua, Glycerin, Ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate, C12-15 alkyl benzoate, Butyrospermum parkii butter, Titanium dioxide, Butyl methoxydibenzoylmethane, Glyceryl stearate, Octocrylene, Cetyl alcohol, PEG-100 stearate, Cyclopentasiloxane, Polyacrylamide, Cyclohexasiloxane, Phenoxyethanol, Tocopheryl acetate, C18-36 acid glycol ester, Triticum vulgare germ oil, C13-14 isoparaffin, Methylparaben, Acrylates/vinyl isodecanoate crosspolymer, Laureth-7, Ethylparaben, Sodium polyacrylate, Potassium sorbate, Tetrasodium EDTA, Manganese dioxide The price This cream is available at Boots for £2.54. You can buy it in store or order it on their website. Conclusion This cream is alright, but you really don't need it. I also was annoyed by the shimmering that was not stated on the tube. It will do you no harm, but you won't really benefit from it either I think. I'm not going to buy it again.
I have been using an expensive eye cream to moisturise and combat dark circles (which wasn't amazing), but after running out of it I wasn't keen on paying a huge amount for an eye cream. So I spotted this whilst out in Boots and decided at £2.54 I would give it a whirl. The cream comes in a small 15ml amount tube, which is 11cm in size. The cream contains Vitamin E and has SPF 15 for extra protection from damaging skins rays. What it claims. A light non-greasy formula that helps reduce the appearance of fine lines, puffiness and dark circles within 4 weeks. My opinion. The cream is white and slightly thick in consistency, it rubs in well and is absorbed into the skin quickly - I have found with some white eye creams that they can stay on the skin, but this cream rubs in quickly leaving no white residue on the skin. My concealer blends in well on top of this cream. Some creams can leave the area dry, making blending concealer difficult, but not this product. At the end of the day from having applied it in the morning, the skin under my eyes is still hydrated and moist. I can't say that I have noticed an improvement in dark circles or fine lines (without having it on) after using this product for 4 weeks, but the skin under my eyes in hydrated and looks fresher then I am wearing this product. I would recommend this product to everyone, at £2.54 you really can't go wrong. It is worthwhile using it simply for the SPF protection it provides.
I normally use Clinique's All About Eyes, but I left this at my mum's house by accident when I visited, and she lives far away, so unfortunately needed to buy some more eye cream to use until I saw her again. Instead of buying my same eye cream, I thought I'd give something else a try. This eye cream from Boots costs only £2.49 for 15ml which is bargainous compared to the £22 price tag of the Clinique one I use, and it had some really good reviews online so I thought it was worth a try. Especially when I had loads of Boots points to use so effectively got it free anyway! This eye cream comes in a tube, and is quite nice and elegant in design, with creamy beige coloured packaging and soft feminine graphics. It stands up fairly well on its lid, and the lid screws on and off fairly easily (I'd personally prefer a flip top lid, but hey, that's just me!). It's quite pharmaceutical in style, with a small thin nozzle to dispense the cream, and you're able to get out tiny amounts at a time which is great as you only need a really little bit. The cream is a little thinner than the other eye cream I use, but is still creamy and moisturising. The cream is SPF15 which is important for any skincare product, and contains vitamin e and wheatgerm oil, which helps keep skin nourished. I am currently 30, and don't have any big bags or major lines under my eyes, although like anyone, with my lack of sleep occasionally, the under eye area can look quite dull and lifeless, so I was interested to see how this would fare on me. The cream does indeed make my skin very soft and nourished, and helps brighten up the whole eye area. I wouldn't say it's a wonder cream though, and I still feel the need to use some concealer under my eyes to make my skintone even everywhere. The lines I do have under my eyes have diminuished a little, which was a good result. There is no strong smell with this cream, and it applies easily and lightly. For the price, I think its brilliant, and is a serious contender against the other bigger skincare brands which you pay premium prices for. I will happily continue to use this cream until it finishes, and may even end up using this in future once I finish off my Clinique cream! I am not certain what effect this eye cream would have on those who want anti-ageing effects, but for the price and quality, it's definitely worth a try!