No Dark Circles, But No 👎🏽
As far as eye products go the opinions are varied and usually fierce. I’m not really for or against them I just see what gives me results. In my opinion this is a solid caffeine eye cream. Keeps dark circles and puffiness at bay. I was honestly so surprised how well it made me look more awake and bright eyed than I really was. The only thing I’m not crazy about is my eye area feels dry when I use this overnight. It’s billed as being moisturizing, but for me it’s just the opposite. So I make sure I tap in a bit of moisturizer over it. And still after prolonged use my eyes became very dry, red and irritated. I love to keep it chilled in my beauty fridge for a cooling effect when I apply it. So while I do like this, but it won’t be a repurchase for me. The results from the caffeine are nice, but I would prefer something that was much more hydrating especially heading into the cold winter months.
Dec. 31, 2020
Skincare on a Budget: Best Drugstore Eye Creams
Eye creams are always pretty pricey, but for some of us they can be a necessity. They can be good for students like me that pull all-nighters studying or doing homework often then wake up with dark circles and tired eyes. They can also be good for puffiness. These are the best drugstore eye creams that are very effective. e.l.f. - CBD Eye Cream This product has a lightweight creamy gel texture that absorbs very quickly and leaves the under eye area feeling soft. The under eye area is very delicate so it’s really good that this product is fragrance-free. This product’s star ingredient cannabidiol (CBD) soothes skin and reduces inflammation. -Formula includes three forms of peptides which stimulates the skin to produce collagen for more firm and younger looking skin. -Contains allantoin and aloe, very soothing ingredients. -Also contains hyaluronic acid for plumping and panthenol which is a humectant. CeraVe - Eye Repair Cream CeraVe comes through once again, but this time with their eye cream. Like their other products, this one contains three ceramides which are great anti-aging ingredients. It also contains plumping hyaluronic acid along with niacinamide to brighten skin and smooth fine lines and wrinkles. -It also contains soothing and hydrating ingredients such as aloe, almond oil, jojoba esters, and glycerin. -It is very inexpensive seeing as it retails for $12.99. VERSED - THE FIX Emergency Eye Mask The texture of this product has a slightly thick gel consistency that applies easily. It dries somewhat quickly, but since it has a thick texture, it’s better to use at night. The gel has a cooling effect but this isn’t due to any potentially irritating, cooling ingredients like menthol. -This is also very different from other products since it is a mask that is meant for the eye area. -Contains cucumber which is great for its hydrating and antioxidant abilities. -Includes two peptides which is helpful for fine lines around the eyes and such. -Non-fragrant rosehip oil, moisturizing pantheol, vitamin C, and two forms of Vitamin E are included which help strengthen the eye area. -Caffeine is included which can help soothe redness, but there isn’t much research that proves it can help puffy eyes. bliss - Eye Do All Things Eye Gel This is a great product from bliss that has a lightweight gel texture. The gel is very moisturizing but not too heavy and it absorbs very quickly with a light dewy finish. The formula has great skin replenishing ingredients such as squalane, glycerin, and panthenol. -The formula also contains three forms of peptides for its anti-aging benefits. -Antioxidants in the forms of vitamin E and C work to protect skin and aid in brightening the under eye area. -Caffeine is included which can help soothe redness, but there isn’t much research that proves it can help puffy eyes. Always apply SPF!!!
The BEST of Versed Skincare
I first saw this brand at Target and was super excited to try some of the products. I was very surprised with quite a few of these products, but also disappointed with others. I’ll talk about the disappointing products in another post though. VERSED - PRESS RESTART This serum has a lightweight lotion feel to it which is great for most skin types. Those with oily skin may find that this product is too hydrating. This serum also works well with other products. -Contains a good amount of retinol along with bakuchiol which helps stabilize the formula and it has the same effects as retinol. -Fragrance-free. -The formula includes moisture-retaining sugars such as xylitol. -The formula also contains antioxidant plant extracts such as prickly pear, aloe, as well as sea buckthorn, rosehip oils, and shea butter. VERSED - FIND CLARITY Purifying Mask This mask has a creamy texture which is comfortable for all skin types. It is fragrance-free and unlike other clay masks, it is free of other irritants. -After rinsing, this product leaves skin smoother and softer. -Uses kaolin and bentonite clays to control shine absorb excess oil. VERSED - ON THE RISE FIRMING SERUM This is a lightweight serum that is suitable for all skin types and leaves a non-greasy finish. The formula also includes sodium hyaluronate for hydration. -Contains many antioxidants in the forms of vitamin C, E, and A. -Includes a very soothing combo of peptides that help to improve signs of sun damage and replenish the skin’s surface. VERSED - Silk Slip Conditioning Lip Oil This product is described as an oil but is a little thicker than that which helps it to stay on the lips. There is a noticeable shine after application, but nothing too dramatic. This lip oil is free of fragrance, flavor, or other irritating ingredients. -Includes a great amount of antioxidants such as non-fragrant jojoba, soybean, sesame, macadamia olive, and sunflower oils. -The formula also includes shea butter which is a good emollient. -All ingredients listed above contribute to hydrating and smoothing that help the appearance of healthy, plump lips. VERSED - THE FIX Emergency Eye Mask The texture of this product has a slightly thick gel consistency that applies easily. It dries somewhat quickly, but since it has a thick texture, it’s better to use at night. The gel has a cooling effect but this isn’t due to any potentially irritating, cooling ingredients like menthol. -Contains cucumber which is great for its hydrating and antioxidant abilities. -Includes two peptides which is helpful for fine lines around the eyes and such. -Non-fragrant rosehip oil, moisturizing pantheol, vitamin C, and two forms of Vitamin E are included which help strengthen the eye area. -Caffeine is included which can help soothe redness, but there isn’t much research that proves it can help puffy eyes.
Not your typical eye mask 😴
Versed is a relatively new brand at Target that has been on my radar. Last time I went I was amazed by the beautiful packaging but also a little bit overwhelmed by the selection they had. I decided my first Versed product was going to be the VERSED - THE FIX Emergency Eye Mask When I think eye mask I usually think under eye pads of some sort but this is actually a standard mask for your under eyes. It has provitamin B5, Vitamin E, cucumber juice (to cool and de puff), and caffeine (to perk up the area and help with redness). Versed claims this mask will hydrate and nourish the delicate under eye area. I think the most unique thing about this mask is it’s consistency. This may sound weird but it feels like you’re slathering glue your eyes. It has a thicker consistency. I usually do a thick layer and let it sit until I’m ready to take it off. You do immediately get a cooling affect under the eyes which is also surprisingly pleasant. I didn’t find that this sensation irritated my skin at all. I was really curious if this was the cucumber juice and upon inspection if the ingredients that was the only one I could find that would give the cooling sensation. I was actually really happy looking at the ingredients in general because they looked pretty solid. With the consistency of the product you wouldn’t think it would absorb well but it actually does!! When I’m ready to take it off I wet a wash cloth and I gently wipe away the excess. I would say normally 80% of the product is absorbed when I’m ready to take it off. My under eyes ALWAYS feel super smooth and hydrated afterwards. I can 100% see and feel a noticeable difference. You would think with it’s sticky consistency it would be a pain but it’s actually really pleasant to use and yields results to its claims. I would completely recommend this to anyone wanting to try Versed. I definitely want to try more from this brand in the future. If you have any recommendations please let me know! 🖤
VERSED-THE FIX Emergency Eye Mask
Nice but unnecessary
Have you ever bought a product just because of how pretty the packaging was? And that you convinced yourself that you really needed it? Well, for me, that was the LANEIGE - Eye Sleeping Mask . This is a leave-on eye mask that claims to deeply hydrate and de-puff tired looking eyes. It contains key ingredients such as caffeine, beta-glucan, saccharomyces cerevisiae extract, ascorbyl glucoside, adenosine, and a couple botanical extracts. This has a lightweight gel texture that immediately hydrates the under eyes. It dries down beautifully to a skin finish that just wraps the area in a moisture veil. Upon application, you can instantly feel a cooling sensation thanks to the ceramic ball applicator. Now, I don’t usually use eye products because I don’t ever find them necessary. I tend to just bring my moisturizer up to my orbital bone under my eyes to hydrate and moisturize that area. I really only purchased this product for it’s beautiful glass packaging and it’s ceramic ball applicator. That applicator feels so nice under the eyes and it does look as if my eyes are instantly de-puffed. The mask itself is quite hydrating and my eyes do look smooth and plump every morning when I do use it. I’ve had this product for about 8 months now and I tried to be as consistent as possible with using it. I just found myself not reaching for it as much. This does contain fragrance and has a similar scent to their water sleeping mask which I don’t mind since I quite enjoy it. Fortunately, it hasn’t irritated my eye area. I feel very meh towards this eye mask but still enjoy using it from time to time. Overall, it’s a lovely eye mask to help keep your eyes hydrated overnight but it just didn’t feel necessary for me. It’s a nice product to have around but not a staple in any of my routines and therefore I won’t be repurchasing once I’ve completely finished it. If you do purchase this, you’ll get your moneys worth since it’ll last you a while because you get 25ml and a little goes a long way with this. Have you guys tried this yet? If so, any thoughts? Rating: 3/5 🌟 #CherieCreator #Laneige
LANEIGE-Eye Sleeping Mask
LANEIGE - Eye Sleeping Mask
WHAT IT IS? An leave-on eye mask. PRODUCT TARGET CONCERNS: All skin types. Targets dryness, puffiness. It hydrates and depuffs tired-looking eyes. TEXTURE/CONSISTENCY: Almost clear/slightly white gel like consistency that melts into liquid. OVERALL THOUGHTS: I’m a big fan of Laneige as you can see by the number of their products that I reviewed here. I saw this mask in Sephora and as most Laneige products I was intrigued to try it. This quickly became one of my favorite products of theirs. The gel is very lightweight and together with the ceramic wand/applicator it’s super cooling. For my nighttime routine I use serum and eye cream every single day and I add this sleeping mask 3 times a week on top of the serum/cream combo. WHY I LIKE/DISLIKE IT: I love the ceramic applicator, its cooling effect when paired with the gel itself and how my eyes are less puffy in the morning. WOULD I RECOMMEND IT ? Yes, yes, yes!!!! I will definitely repurchase this when I finish my current bottle. Absolutely obsessed with this product. IS IT WORTH IT? 0.8 oz/ 25ml / $34 Definitely worth it. I think this is a phenomenal price for an eye product. Also you get almost double the amount of product compared to other comparable eye creams/products
LANEIGE-Eye Sleeping Mask
Look wide awake
The new Caffeine Energizing Hydrogel Eye Patches help you look awake, youthful and refreshed. When I first took them out of the container I admit I thought they were on the slippery side. But if you let some of the serum drip off they are easier to handle. You get 30 pairs and they are vegan and fragrance free. *gifted but love is genuine
GOOD MOLECULES-Caffeine Energizing Hydrogel Eye Patches
Today’s #SelfCare featured the boscia - Luminizing Black Charcoal Mask and the new DERMA•E - Vitamin C Bright Eyes Hydro Gel Patches The eye gels were smothered with serum but stuck in place, my undereyes just soaked it all up! I’ve been through an entire tube of the Boscia peel off mask in the past. I will say it’s not gentle by any means but every now and then I love how it peels away my impurities and leaves behind a nice glow!
boscia-Luminizing Black Charcoal Mask
The Best Eye Patches for Self-Pampering!
I purchased these after seeing so many ASMR videos pop up on my TikTok feed. They looked so cool and satisfying, and I wanted to try them for myself! I am always looking for ways to pamper myself, and these are the perfect product for giving yourself a facial or just for making your routine feel a little more extra.These patches are great and don’t slip around on your face, which make them perfect for wearing while doing things around the house! I definitely notice that my under eye area is less puffy after using these. At $24 they are a little pricey for a drugstore skincare product, but they come with 30 pairs of patches which should last a while! I definitely recommend for anyone who loves a little extra pampering.
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