As you may know, I’ve been on something of a quest to find the perfect eye cream, one that both reduces lines and banishes dark circles. The search has introduced to me to a whole host of products – creams, balms, and serums – each offering to be the perfect solution.
From this adventure, I’ve learnt a few things. Firstly, there is no one-size-fits-all solution – what works for me may not work for someone else. Secondly, don’t expect miracles, it takes time for the products to work their magic, and you may not see results straight away. And finally, from your 20s onwards, you absolutely, unequivocally do need to wear an eye cream. The skin around the eyes is delicate, and your regular face cream won’t cut it. When it comes to eyes, prevention is better than cure, so investing in a good cream is essential.
On that note, I’ll get to the last (but by no means least) review of SPC Spa’s eye products – Sweet Almond Eye Balm and Vitamin E Line serum.
As usual, I’ll detail the claim – or marketing spiel – followed by what I thought…
Vitamin E Line Serum
A delicious line serum which is light and absorbs easily, to help plump fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes, lips and forehead for improved skin elasticity.
Containing key ingredients such as Collagen, Grapeseed Oil, which is high in anti-oxidants, Hyaluronic Acid and Frankincense.
This serum can be seen as your daily ‘botox’ cream.
Sweet Almond Eye Balm
Sweet Almond Eye Balm
A luxurious velvety balm which melts into the skin leaving it soft and silky to touch. It works to fight the signs of ageing by plumping and filling fine lines around the delicate eye area.Jojoba, Sweet Almond and precious Argane Oils combined with skin-rejuvenating essential Oil of Frankincense, nutritious Rosehip Seed oil, and antioxidant vitamin E act as a cocktail of powerful ingredients to protect the skin around the delicate eye area. The eye area will look and feel smoother, brighter and pleasantly plumped-up.
The best eye creams for lines – The Reality:
Well, these products are nothing if not luxurious. As advised, I used the Vitamin E Line Serum first, then followed with the Sweet Almond Eye Balm, and felt the moisture kick straight away. The skin around my eyes felt noticeably and visibly smoother.
However, I think after the first couple of days amazing results, I didn’t notice a huge change after that. Though this isn’t a criticism, I think it was just that my skin had got used to the product, and I didn’t have a major eye issue to deal with, so it may have reached its peak from day one.
I found that the cream had a positive effect on fine lines, though I have to say – and this is the case with all the creams I have reviewed so far – there is no ‘wow’ factor when it comes to dark circles. Again, this may be because I don’t have particularly dark circles around my eyes in the first place. However, the skin is darker there than the rest of my face, so I would have hoped there would be some brightening effect.
Overall, I’ve been using SPC skincare’s Line Serum and Eye Balm for over a month, and I think they are good products which do hydrate your eyes, making them feel plumper and less ‘baggy’. But they may not be the best for dark circles. But to be fair, if you look at the marketing spiel, that’s not what the products claim anyway, they’re line busters through and through.
SPC SPA Sweet Almond Eye Balm and Vitamin E Line Serum are priced at £39.00 each.
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