I’ve been waiting to review this eye cream for a while now; I wanted to make sure I thoroughly tested it out before writing my review on it. If you’re like me, then you’ll be a bit suspicious when it comes to eye creams and dubious claims they make. Recently, however, a fellow beauty blogger recommended the soap and glory ‘make yourself youthful eye cream’ so I decided to give it a go.
The product itself retails at £12 and is available from Boots or the Soap & Glory main website. I think this is a pretty reasonable price to pay for an eye cream considering that I was going to pay nearly double that for an origins one. It comes in a 12ml tube which might not sound like a lot but only one pump is needed per application. I’ve been using mine for about 3 and a half weeks now and it still feels like it’s got a lot left in it.
The one time where I feel I look the worst in terms of how tired I look and how much worse my bags look is when I’m on Skype to my boyfriend (he’s in Newcastle, I’m in Manchester). I don’t know whether it’s the lighting or my crap, built-in webcam but I always look terrible and nearly always notice how knackered I look. Recently, however, I’ve noticed my whole eye looks a lot more awake and I tend to look less tired. This is only a recent development (I’d say the past week or so) but my eyes definitely look more revitalised on webcam than they usually do. And it’s not just on webcam either; you know that horrid lighting in restaurants/bars/clubs etc? The lighting that makes you look like you’ve just crawled out from under a rock? Well, I actually looked half decent for once with my whole eye area looking lighter, brighter and a lot more refreshed.
Another thing I love about this product is the texture. It’s soft and smooth and an absolute dream to apply as it soaks in pretty much straight away (no waiting around for it to sink in so you can apply your concealer). I apply it by pumping the tube once onto my ring finger then lightly tapping it all around my eye area (which I’m sure in itself will help with de-puffing my eyes etc). It’s also contains lovely shea butter, oat kernel oil and cucumber extract to soothe and hydrate too.
I think they real trick behind this wonder tube is the soap and glory call their ‘light scrambling lumispheres’. You’ll be able to see from the swatch that its quiet luminescent which I think is why it makes my under eye area appear brighter. Some people will just want to use a highlighter under their eye but for me personally this just works better.
The only negative’s I have about this product is a couple of the ingredients in there. For me personally I try to cut out mineral oil and paraben’s in my cosmetics, particularly those that stay on the skin. I really should have checked the ingredients first before I bought it but, at the same time, I do feel it’s made a difference to my skin so I’m a bit torn. I think once I finish the tube I’ll have a proper think about it as I’ve completely cut both ingredients mentioned out of my skincare routine and adding them back in the form of an eye cream doesn’t really sit well with me so we shall have to see. But for those of you that don’t have a problem with mineral oil and paraben’s by all means buy this cream. Purely on the basis that it’s made a real difference to my eye area I’d definitely recommend it!