Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Product Review: Serum & Eye-Brightening Concentrate

Third in my Kiehl's product review, I think I can safely say that it is by far the best one. And when you get to my age (early 40's), ANY product that reduces lines and brightens the eye area makes me sit up and pay attention.
First up, the serum. We are experiencing an intense heat-wave in the Algarve at the moment, so moisturizing creams & lotions are a little on the heavy side for my skin. The Açaí Damage-Repairing Serum (50ml rrp €43)  makes for a very nice alternative, and can be used alone or under your regular moisturizer. I'll reserve the latter for the Winter months when I need it more.

Dispense a pea sized amount onto the upper side of your hand and dab onto the face using your fingertips, massage and watch as it absorbs into the skin leaving a smooth finish. In keeping with the moisturizer it is ever so slightly fragranced, and with continued use it evens out the skin tone, makes it more radiant with an  improvement in texture and elasticity. I simply cannot wait to try the other 2 products in the range. Active ingredient in all: the organic anti-oxidant Açaí Berry, hence the name.

So, prevention is better than cure, right? I have decided that wrinkles and lines will NOT be getting so much as a look in on my face, thank you very much. Part of my regime since I turned 30, I have tried many an eye-cream. Kiehl's Line-Reducing Eye-Brightening Concentrate (15ml rrp €30) is by far the best. Thicker by comparison, but I liked that. You don't need much and it wasn't sloppy or slippery on application. It almost feels like it is doing the job instantly. Fragrance-free and not irritating to the delicate eye area. I shall continue with this product until I run out, and then I shall buy some more. Do I want to look 40 when I am 60? Yes. It's hard to do a before and after when you've not got lines or wrinkles to work on (genetics are a great thing), but the eye-brightening part of it will be interesting, even my Afro-Caribbean skin can do with some brightening up - I'll be doing a follow up in a week.

And following on with the 'eye' theme, tomorrow I shall be test-driving Spain and Italy's no.1 skin care range, Germaine de Capuccini in the form of Eye Contour Treatment Night & Day/ Tratamiento Contorno Ojos Día y Noche

An eye cream for the bedside locker was never so full..................

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