In recent times, I’ve been asked a few times by readers what eye creams they can use, especially for younger skin and it shames me to say I’m not too good at the eye cream stuff. The one I use most (when I remember) and which I’ve repurchased is the Estee Lauder ANR eye serum (not the new serumy thing in the thin bottle, but the short squat bottle). It also shames me that so many of you young ‘uns are so into eye creams and looking after the delicate skin around your eyes, when this old lady doesn’t LOL!
So I’ve resolved to be a little more diligent using eye cream and here’s one I’ve been using most recently, because I’m out of ANR.
From the Caudalie stables come the Vinosource SOS Morning Eye Rescue. It is a very simple, very basic eye cream that serves a very basic purpose – to hydrate the delicate skin around your eyes and keep it fresh and glowing.
Like the rest of our facial skin, eye skin does also need some “moisturiser” so before I rush right in and treat problems I have, I thought I’d do what I did with my skin. Go back to basics and hydrate it. Then address whatever problems I might have.
As a very basic eye cream, this does the job just fine and doesn’t cost an arm and a leg.
Like all eye creams, this comes in a slim 15ml tube with a nozzle dispenser that makes it easy to control just how much product you need. You don’t need a lot really.
This squirt below is far too much!
I squeeze about half of that amount on my 4th finger, rub the 4th fingers of both hands together, then tap the product around my eye area.
The product is light, absorbs very quickly into the skin and leaves it feeling refreshed. No tingling, no smarting, not greasy, not oily, not heavy, just very simple, and very effective to hydrate the eye area Once it’s absorbed, eye makeup goes on over and doesn’t slip off.
If you are in the market for an eye cream that isn’t targeted specifically at any concerns, and you want something that hydrates the skin around the eyes and keeps it feeling fresh, then this would be one to consider. Quite often, fine lines is as a result of dehydration (similarly with the rest of our skin) so keeping your eye area hydrated could be the first step towards helping rid your eye area of fine lines
In a nutshell
The Caudalie Vinosource SOS Eye Rescue cream is a very basic eye cream that targets hydration. The texture is very lightweight and it absorbs very quickly into the skin without feeling uncomfortable at all. I can quite easily apply makeup over it in the day and it does not get oily nor does it affect my makeup so that is very good. I’d consider this one a very basic eye cream that does the most basic and most important of jobs – hydrate our skin. It is the first step towards having better skin as I’ve learned over the years.
Pros: Lightweight texture, Absorbs very quickly into skin, Not greasy nor oily, Hydrates skin, Does not cause smarting or tingling around the eye area
Cons: If left unused for a long period of time the product can separate
Who will like this: Anyone who is looking for a very basic and simple eye cream to hydrate the eye area, Anyone looking for their first eye cream
Ingredients: Water, Glycerin*, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Fruit Water*, Dicaprylyl Ether*, Hexyldecanol*, Hexyldecyl Laurate*, Behenyl Alcohol*, Glyceryl Stearate*, Lecithin*, Mica, Sodium Dextran Sulfate, Erythritol, Tocopherol*, Pentaerythrityl Distearate*, Tapioca Starch Polymethylsilsesquioxane*, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Palmitoyl Grape Seed Extract*, Caprylyl Glycol, Xanthan Gum, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Sterols*, Butylene Glycol, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Leaf Extract*, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Juice*, Sodium Hydroxide, Carbomer, Citric Acid, Sodium Carboxymethyl Beta-Glucan, Sodium Phytate*, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract*, Hyaluronic Acid, Homarine Hcl. *Plant origin.
I made the mistake of leaving this one aside for too long (a couple of months) and when I came back to it, found that the product had separated. So, I shook it up in the tube until I couldn’t hear anymore liquid sloshing around, and the next time I squeezed it out, it was fine. If you use it regularly, it won’t separate but if you leave it too long, it might.
Has anyone tried this eye cream? Do you use an eye cream regularly?
Oh and before you ask, I use this day and night, despite its name. Nothing wrong so far, just nicely hydrated skin around the eyes I’m starting to get back into the habit. Age catching up and all LOL!
Caudalie Vinosource SOS Morning Eye Rescue Price: RM90/15ml Availability: Caudalie counter at Isetan KLCC, Kens Apothecary at Bangsar Village 2, Empire Shopping Gallery