Eye creams. Something almost everyone in the beauty blogging world owns.
I never did see the point of them, so I never bothered to get one. But when Tesco were doing an offer for three Simple skincare items for £5 and I couldn't pick a third item that I wanted, I picked up their Kind to Eyes Soothing Eye Balm.
'Our Kind To Eyes Soothing Eye Balm is a perfect blend of ingredients to help reduce puffiness and relax tired eyes. Perfect for even sensitive skin.'
According to Simple, it contains Pro Vitamin B5, Vitamin E, jojoba oil, shea butter, and bisabolol, which are all good for the skin and all do similar jobs - soothing, moisturising, and protecting.
When I read this, I thought wow - this sounds so moisturising! I couldn't wait to try it.
And when I did, I was sort of disappointed. I mean don't get me wrong, it was as moisturising and as soothing as it claimed to be - but I couldn't tell the difference between this and their Hydrating Light moisturiser which I use as my daily moisturiser.
They look the same, and even feel the same - not much difference at all! I actually had to check the ingredients to make sure they were different (they are different, if anyone is wondering..)! The eye cream is just a tad thinner in consistency though.
The instructions say to apply a thin layer onto the delicate eye area morning and night, and to pat it gently till it absorbs and not to massage it in. I found that patting it in took forever and left my eyelid sticky no matter how long I waited. A little annoying when you just want to put your eye liner on or get to bed already!
Because I didn't see much difference in puffiness or anything like that after using it for a couple of weeks, in the end I decided to only use it if I was taking off my eye makeup with makeup wipes, because my eyes get sore when I used them to remove my makeup and well, it was soothing and I had to use it since I bought it!
At £3.99 for 15ml I think it's a bit dear for something that does the same thing as a normal moisturiser. I suppose it would make a difference if you had quite dry eyes/eyelids, but for me, it didn't. It's on offer in Superdrug for £3 but the Tesco 3 for £5 offer is still on if you want to check it out ☺
Disclaimer: All products were bought with my own money unless stated otherwise. All opinions are my own.