Thursday, March 31, 2011

Question: Do You Invest in Eye Creams?

If there's one beauty product that I believe in investing in, it would be eye cream. There are so many beauty products and procedures to help fight skin aging, but when the lines are around the eyes, it becomes so much harder to reverse the aging process. Why? First of all, you can't exfoliate your eye area the same way you exfoliate your face. The eye area is just too sensitive. Instead, we fight fine lines by piling on moisture, antioxidants, etc.

I started using using eye creams around 2-3 years ago. During that time, I was still in college and I definitely couldn't afford to buy expensive eye creams, so I definitely used cheaper alternatives. I'm still young, so the lines on my eyes are pretty fine. It could have been finer, though, had it not been for the years that I tugged my eyes to get my contact lens in my eye (yes, folks, get contact lenses with a small diameter so that you won't have to tug your eye so much to get them in). I began to get really conscious about the lines under my eye.

My first venture into expensive eye creams was when my mom gifted me with a jar of Clinique Repairwear Intensive Eye Cream. Since I don't really need "intensive" repair, I alternated this with a cheaper eye cream from Garnier. That way the Clinique would just serve as a preventive measure for more lines as opposed to a treatment for lots of lines.

After I finished the whole jar, I started using a sample of Bobbi Brown Hydrating Eye Cream (which I got when I purchased something from Bobbi Brown).

There was a list of ingredients on the back. I was pleasantly surprised when I saw what it contained--there were so many antioxidants and moisturizing ingredients. The best part is that next to water, the second main ingredient was squalene before silicone. I always check the ingredients of beauty products before I buy them, and what I noticed with most drugstore eye creams is that, one: after water, the second main ingredient is some form of silicone, and two: there are many forms of silicone present in the eye cream. Silicone will help smooth out the eyes temporarily, but it really won't solve the underlying problem. Don't get me wrong, even the expensive eye creams have a lot of silicone present, but they have a lot more beneficial ingredients than drugstore eye creams. Drugstore eye creams can be enough when you're young, but more mature women might need something stronger. Nevertheless, if you have the budget to invest in an eye cream, I really suggest you do so. After all, prevention is better than cure.

I'm really not rich enough to pay for expensive beauty products. So I'd like to thank my mom for giving me my previous eye cream, I'd like to thank Bobbi Brown for the sample of eye cream which I'm using right now, and I'd like to thank Clinique for gifting me with two jars of eye cream. Hmmm... If only someone else would sponsor my next eye cream *winks* 

What are your thoughts?

Have a nice day!


Issa said...

i wanna invest in eye creams because i know that this is needed to prevent aging around the eyes but i tried one and i stopped it because i noticed that i got something similar to milia after using this...what do you think can i substitute for this?

Askmewhats said...

You know how much I love eye creams and how i really invest on it! I am happy to see eye creams doing its work after years of constant usage!

Crystal said...

hi issa, maybe you should try samples first. i'm sure there's an eye cream ot there that won't give you milia.

nikki, yah it paid off naman talaga!

Catmare said...

I also invest on eye creams. If there's anything I'd really spend money on it would be skin care products particulary eye cream. They say that the first sign of aging always appear on the eye area. So I guess it's good that we take care of it.

Rainy Days and Lattes said...

I am just like you. It's so hard to invest in an expensive eye cream because I feel it can be too gimmicky or over hyped. I've heard a lot of people use Strivectin (may have spelled it wrong) because it is proven and truly works since there were studies on it. That's probably the only one I'd invest in but it's way over my budget!

hilary austin said...

I really admire eye cream products that are very effective in just a short day of use. Since it can save you money and with the visible results right away.

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