Is Dr. Brandt’s No More Baggage Worth the $$$?
I experience constant sleep disruptions (hot flashes, night sweats, etc - thanks menopause). As you would expect - this takes a toll on my under eye area. I’ve been using some fabulous anti-aging eye serums and cremes such as Pixi 24k eye elixir and Ole Henrikson Banana Bright, and they definitely help, but treatments just weren’t doing enough. Enter the Dr. Brandt No More Baggage depuffing gel - which I was able to snag for half the retail cost in the FabFitFun Edit Sale. I simply wait for my eye serum and creme to soak in.. then apply as directed. Here’s my review and the pros/cons. This product works well enough - but at $42 retail, IMHO - it should perform better than “well enough.” It was definitely worth the $21 that I paid however. 👍🏻 Pros: It’s cooling and soothing It has a peachy tint to it which helps color correct dark circles. It has a silky yet matte finish which sort of acts like an under eye primer. 👎🏻 Cons: The cost It plays well with concealer and the “primer” characteristic seems to help with creasing - but if your eyes get at all itchy or watery throughout the day like mine do due to allergies - the product (with or without concealer) tends to pill even with gentle dabbing. So basically once it’s on you can’t touch it at all. Bottom line - while this isn’t a miracle worker it does yield results. So if you have under eye bags and dark circles and don’t care about the price tag - grab a tube. Alternatively and if you’re on a budget - wait for a sale, coupon or save up your ulta rewards. Cheers 🥂 Robin dr. brandt - Needles No More No More Baggage
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The Hyped Brand, Dr. Brandt and “No More Baggage” Is A No
Say hello to your mid 30’s where the skincare products you seek aren’t your usual face cleanser, moisturizer and mask. Instead you are seeking products that can help with the sagging, tired-looking and puffy undereyes. It can be a pricey thing and because it can be, some products just don’t cut it. You literally want to write the creators and tell the, OMG! I want bright looking eyes that help me look youthful like my 22 year old cousin, not my 75 year old grandma. That being said, I fell for the hype. I fell for the $22 Dr. Brand’s “dr. brandt - Needles No More No More Baggage” that gave me baggage. So here’s the thing ladies and gents, as we age, we get older. As we get older, gravity starts to pull down on our skin. We can do face yoga excercises, get a face or eyelights, and we can even get botox done to fill the skin and making it look full, plump again. However, because it is a never ending process we want to invest in a great brand, who is known for great products and get that overnight quick fix. A quick fix of patting an eye cream gel under the eyes at night, every night, in hopes that it fills the thin skin under the eyes to wake up bright eyed and bushy tailed. At least that is what I was expecting from “No More Baggage”. The look of this product was kind of a throw off at first because I was honestly expecting it to be a clear gel. Then I remembered that it had a bit of a tint in the pictures before I decided to buy it so my surprise went away. It was a bit creamy and lightweight so it really went on very smoothly. Once it dried I did not feel it however the my skin felt a little ting. Hoping that within a matter of minutes, the ting would result in depuffing, but I didn’t happen, so I applied more. Nothing. I then applied my usual makeup of the day which is concealer, powder, brows, eyeliner, bronzer, lipstick, and mascara. Hoping that the depuffing would show under the makeup but it didn’t. I then tried the product at night after I had removed all the makeup, washed my face and put on my face serum. After I put on my face serum, I then applied the “No More Baggage” and I saw a slight lift in the fullness and it tightened the area a bit. I think this happened because unlike trying this in the morning when I was awake and fully rested, there was slight dark circles, however at night I was super tired from the day with huge circles so the product actually proved to work. For the next few nights, I continued to put this on to finish off my night time skincare routine. Night after night for an entire week I noticed how I was appearing more awake at night and a little more open-eyed during the day. I could actually fill the product tighten around my eyes and nose. It was kind of nice but uncomfortable at night. It literally started to work with depuffing during the day. I had finally got excited, but I really wanted to see how it could perform during the day since I still needed that little umph. True to it’s nature, it didn’t. For some reason, the active ingredient wasn’t that active so I was left disappointed. If you plan to purchase this product, it is kind of worth it. However, because it is most effective at night when you are tired, I suggest either sleeping less at night so when you get that whole 4 hours of sleep, you can apply this during the day and really get the full effect. Overall, I do not think that $22 for only a product that is 0.23 ounces, and only works at night is not worth it, unless you’re a night owl. You are better off investing in some eye patches made of 24k gold or an eyelift.
One of my favorite eye products of all time
I’ve tried lots And lots And lots Of eye products because I struggle with deep circles and puffy eyes but this one is one of my top products of all time! I use it every morning on my way to work. (It should be notes I also use The Ordinary’s caffeine solution) but makes the skin around my eyes firmer immediately. A great morning go-to. dr. brandt - Needles No More No More Baggage
Bye bye puffy and dark under eyes
Ooo baby I’m slowing realizing that “it” products are fricken it. This is the bomb. I wouldn’t say that I have very puffy eyes. I tend to have more sunken in dark circles. Which this helps immensely with. But occasionally I do get puffy eyed, especially when I was in dental hygiene school hell 😂 this totally did the trick after those 3-4 am study nights. I always switch up my products weekly but I only give this a break twice a week. This brand was also developed with plastic surgeons and dermatologist. 🙌🏼 it Cosmetics - Bye Bye Under Eye Brightening Eye Cream What is it? “dark shadow minimizing” blue tint helps to brighten the look of dark under-eye circles. This formula is infused with skin-loving collagen, caffeine, hyaluronic acid and cucumber extract. It helps attract and maintain moisture to enhance suppleness and restore radiance to your eye area! Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily Skincare Concerns: Dark circles, Fine lines and wrinkles, Loss of firmness and elasticity Formulation: Cream Main Ingredients: - Collagen: Supports skin elasticity for a youthful, smooth appearance. - Cucumber Extract: Has soothing properties and helps reduce the appearance of puffiness. - Hyaluronic Acid: Locks in moisture, supports the look of skin elasticity, and diminishes the look of fine lines and wrinkles. Ingredient Callouts: Free of sulfates SLS and SLES, parabens, and phthalates. Hope you love it :) like this is you love the info and way it’s presented please. Much love ❤️
it Cosmetics-Bye Bye Under Eye Brightening Eye Cream
my favorite eye cream ever. this is a BIG deal because i’ve never found an eye cream that i legit think helps my dark circles. but this vitamin k eye cream from herbal dynamics beauty is so creamy (i mean look at that texture) and really packs a punch. i’ve noticed a serious improvement in my under eyes. i keep this eye cream in the fridge and it feels so so good in the morning 😇 just extra cooling and amazing. i’m seriously in love with it and absolutely will be buying on my own when i run out
Herbal Dynamics Beauty-VITAMIN K & GREEN TEA BRIGHTENING EYE CREAM
heavily fragranced eye cream
the 100% pure - Coffee Bean Caffeine Eye Cream (gifted by free bunni) is an eye cream meant to reduce puffiness & the appearance of dark circles. the eye cream contains coffee beans & green tea as well as anti-aging vitamins & rosehip oil to promote a youthful eye area. the consistency is a creamy texture that absorbs into the skin within 5 minutes. i think that this is a great product in theory, and i have heard that many have seen instant results. however, i found that the heavy heavy fragrance ruined this product for me. it smells so strong (coffee & vanilla) but i prefer fragrance-free products in general and particularly for products i apply in my eye area. i’ll be giving this product to my sister, who doesn’t mind the fragrance. overall, i give this 3/5 🌟 because i know that some people can overlook the fragrance and see results. I think the tube will last a very long time as you only need a little bit for each application. the product retails for $29/1oz, which is a good deal considering the amount needed for each application.
100% pure-Coffee Bean Caffeine Eye Cream
I’m a full-time graduate student and I work as a research assistant, so sleeping a ton is very rarely anything that I can treat myself to. Because of that, my eye bags and dark circles out out of this world. A few months ago I introduced THE inkey LIST - Caffeine Eye Cream into my routine and I’ve seen some definite improvement in how deeply tired I look all the time! Since this is a caffeine-based eye serum, it specifically targets puffiness and dark circles. I’ve used a container and a half of this product over the last few months and regularly apply this every morning and most nights, and when I use this the discoloration around my eyes is definitely muted and the puffiness from not sleeping is reduced - it isn’t going to make you look like you’ve slept for 12 hours every night, but you won’t look like you only got 2 hours of rest! This bad boy is about $10 and you get half an ounce - you have to use only a little bit, so it definitely lasts for awhile. It’s genuinely a great product if you look tired or have some trouble sleeping.
THE inkey LIST-Caffeine Eye Cream
#OLEHENRIKSEN - Banana Bright Eye Crème[products]#[FourStars] Banana Bright™ Eye Crème Brightens, firms, improves concealer wear and instantly reduces look of fine lines & wrinkles. Target concerns include dark circles, dryness & fine lines/wrinkles. It has a light-moderate weight consistency that illuminates the eye area. I’ve used it for a month two years ago & I recall loving it! My eye bags & black circles were diminished! I looked wide awake when I didn’t have enough sleep. I decided to try it at the time because I love the smell and the packaging is cute! (I also wanted something to diminish my black circles) It has an asian orange candy you can get at any asian market. You know if you know. I recently opened a travel size & am trying it out again. On my 2nd week now, I’m not loving it as much as I did before. Black circles still there. The skin around my eyes feels tight? But the fine lines underneath is gone. I don’t love it now but it’s ok to work with. No signs of milia then & now. $38/15ml isn’t a bad price point to try out. But for me, since I aged by 2 years, this product doesn’t seem to be as effective. It was a 5/5 but now, it’s a mere 3.7/5 since the purpose for its black circle zapper didn’t zap much. Perhaps this product would have been a better hit for the teens to young adults or have less apparent black circles. Or those without black circles for the anti wrinkle effects.
Supergoop! Bright-Eyed 100% Mineral Eye Cream🌟
I recently purchased the Supergoop! Bright-Eyed 100% Mineral Eye Cream from Sephora after it was launched to try this out! I live in Arizona, so I figured I needed some SPF coverage for my eyes as well as my face! I really enjoy that this is somewhat of a tint, it really helps hide any dark circles or bags under your eyes. I did notice the first time using this, I tried it alone without any eye cream underneath & noticed it pills a bit, doesn’t blend well alone. I tried it on top of my Belief aqua bomb eye cream & noticed a better difference. After wearing all day, it does somewhat show up/pills at the end of the day. I think this is because of the tint to it. Other than that, I’m really enjoying playing around with adding this into my daytime skincare routine & looking forward to trying other Supergoop products!
Supergoop!-Bright-Eyed 100% Mineral Eye Cream SPF 40
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