The Body Shop Vitamin E Eye Cream

This is a Reader Review from Renee. Thanks Renee for the review!

I discovered The Body Shop Vitamin E Eye Cream when I started law school eight years ago. Let’s just say the long days that started early with classes and didn’t end until the library closed at 11PM did nothing for the skin around my eyes. I quickly developed dark circles and puffiness. Since I didn’t want to spend the next three years of my life looking like a raccoon, I scoured the stores for an eye cream that was effective, yet gentle and safe for contact lens wearers. This product was a winner.

Body Shop Vitamin E

My immediate draw to the eye cream was the overall feel of it. The cream is thick and loaded with vitamin E. Its non-greasy formula glides on smooth and absorbs quickly into the skin. I was able to put it on in the morning and then layer my sun protection and makeup over it minutes later. Best of all, I noticed that the dark circles beneath my eyes were lighter after the first application. After about a week of continued application both in the morning and before bed, the puffiness diminished as well.

Due to the cream’s high vitamin E content, the skin around my eyes was left moisturized and supple. This was a good thing, considering how all my squinting at those books could have caused crow’s feet! I also like how the product is made with mostly botanical ingredients. My skin tends to be sensitive to products containing a large number of harsh chemicals. This eye cream doesn’t contain those. The manufacturer, The Body Shop, prides itself on carrying products which list ingredients found in nature and have no animal testing.

The only downside to this product is that it doesn’t contain any age-fighting ingredients. If you are concerned about wrinkles or broken capillaries, then you may want to look for an eye cream specifically tailored to address those areas. Otherwise, Vitamin E Eye Cream is suitable for those with sensitive skin or are looking to get rid of fine lines and wrinkles.

It’s been five years since I’ve graduated law school, but this eye cream is still a class act for me. I’m thirty years old and I use it every day. For more information on this product, check it out here:  Vitamin E Eye Cream

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Clinique All About Eyes Review

The following  is a reader review of Clinique All About Eyes. Thanks Candence for the review!

Clinique All About Eyes is formulated to brighten dark eye circles and reduces puffiness under the eye. Clinique recognizes the fact that the skin around is eye area is extremely fragile and vulnerable, hence fine lines normally show up first near the eyes. To fight the effects of dryness and weather, they came out with this formula to offer a defense for such eye issues and to answer immediate problems like fine lines.

Clinique All About Eyes

All About Eyes product has been ophthalmologist tested and suitable for all skin types, including sensitive skin. The lightweight gel is absorbed quickly when applied on the eye area and it leaves a smooth and velvety finish after application. It is a instant pick me up for sleepy looking eyes or a sleepless night. Containing botanicals, antioxidants and proteins, it works to strengthen the skin and fade the dark eye circles.

Applying All about Eyes can also help to extend eye makeup wear, making eye shadow last longer throughout the day. However, do remember to wait for a few seconds before applying eye makeup. Its lightweight texture and consistency makes it suitable for both day and night application. The ingredients found in the formula can also help boost natural collagen production.

All About Eyes is also dermatologically and allergy tested. As with all Clinique products, it is fragrance free. It comes in two forms. Clinique All about Eyes is a gel form, while All about Eyes Rich is a cream based formula. The cream based formula is recommended for those with very dry skin and /or wrinkled skin. Those with oily lids can opt for the gel version. Apply the gel religiously, and you will notice a difference in your eye area. With prolonged usage, you will soon find that you will need less of your eye concealer in your makeup routine.

Buy Clinique All About Eyes

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St. Ives Blemish and Blackhead Control Scrub

Below is a reader review of St. Ives Blemish and Blackhead Control Scrub.

I have suffered with acne since I was a teenager. I thought I would have to deal with it for the rest of my life, but I discovered St. Ives Blemish and Blackhead Control. This scrub not only helps to control current breakouts that I have, but it helps to prevent future breakouts that I know I will have. It also helps that the product smells wonderful instead of like the other products that I usually get that have the salicylic acid in them.

St Ives Apricot Scrub

The St. Ives scrub does not leave a harsh feeling on my face. I can use the cream twice a day without worrying about my skin turning red. It is a very gentle cream that I am comfortable using. There are a few different sizes to choose from, but I normally get the smallest container so that I can easily store it in my cabinet or take it with me overnight on trips. The cream goes on the face clear. There are no added oils in the cream. I love the apricot exfoliants that are in the cream. When I rinse the cream off my face, it feels fresh and renewed. It almost feels like I have gone to a cosmetologist and had a facial instead of using a product at home.

The best way that I have found to apply the cream is with a cotton ball. I can use my fingers, but I can’t really get an even layer on my face. My skin is soft from using this product, and I will continue to use it as long as I have acne. I enjoy using it on my nose to get rid of blackheads, and it is great to use in the summer when there is extra oil on my face. The price is perfect, and I know that I can find it at any Target store.

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