I’ve never been so pleased to see a Friday loom! It’s been a bit of a rough week and I was working really late last night so expect to see puffy-eyed me today 🙁 a perfect time to talk about eye creams 😛
Eye roll on treatments are no longer new to us. In fact, some of us may have even come to expect an eye treatment to come in a roller ball concept. You must admit that its fun and comforting to the eye area to roll the cool metal ball. But what about using a vibrating eye massager treatment device? One that isn’t terribly cheap but which isn’t terribly pricey either?
L’Oreal thought you might like that 🙂 The new L’Oreal White Perfect Micro Vibration Eye Brightener is it. One end is an eye cream that has pink tourmalines and melanin blockers to help brighten the skin around the eye area. This is the same ingredients found in most of the rest of the White Perfect range of products, that started with the double whitening essence.
I took this one for a trial after its launch some time in August. As far as eye creams go I wasn’t expecting to be surprised. But what I was really interested in was the eye massager.
The product comes in a dual ended tube. The eye cream is in the lower half and is clearly labelled as 1 so you know you must apply that first.
The eye cream has a cream consistency which isn’t too thick nor too runny. I usually apply eye creams with my ring fingers (4th finger) as that is your weakest finger and therefore least likely to damage the delicate skin around the eyes. So squeeze a dollop of the cream on one finger, use the other finger to spread it out and then apply to the eye area. I usually run them quickly around the eye and then lightly tap it in.
But since this one comes with a micro massager that goes at 130 micro vibrations a minute why should I do all the work?! Once you have applied the cream around the eye, switch on the micro vibrator, hold the metal bit to your orbital area and let it do the work of massaging your eye area, helping the cream absorb more quickly and to reduce puffiness.
It doesn’t feel uncomfortable really. The vibrations are so fast (130/minute yo!) that you don’t feel it much except as a light buzzing against your skin. The metal is cool which is nice. Does it do its job? I’m going to say yes. The mini massager does take the job of tapping the cream into the skin out of your hands. It also seems to help depuff eye bags that are caused by poor nights. I think it does boost the circulation to the skin around the eye area and that can help with the depuffing action. But how much of it is attributable to the micro vibrations and how much is due to the caffeine in the cream is a little debatable. Caffeine is regularly used in eye creams because it constricts blood vessels and removes puffy eyes. So I’m going to say its a half and half thing.
The eye cream to me is quite normal. It’s not awful but neither is it miraculous. I’m terribly slack with my use of eye cream and from my 1 month use, I have not really seen much whitening or brightening per se. If I have enough sleep, I have brighter eyes. If I don’t, panda alert! So the real draw in this product is the micro vibrating massager thingamajig 😉
This is a dual ended eye product with a cream at one end and a micro vibration massager in the other. The eye cream is not too heavy and spreads easily. It is supposed to have skin brightening properties as with all other products in the White Perfect range. I did not notice any whitening or brightening. However, the micro massager is quite a fun tool. It helps the cream absorb more quickly, and the micro vibrations help stimulate circulation and the cool metal tip helps depuff eyes quite quickly. I don’t know ow long the battery will last though. A fun, but slightly gimmicky gadget.
Pros: The micro vibrating massager is a fun tool and helps depuff eyes quickly, The cream is not too thick nor oily
Cons: Rather expensive for what is essentially a pharmacy brand eye cream, you probably can’t replace the batteries, a bit too gimmicky
For those of you interested, here are the ingredients.
The gimmick factor may put off some. You can bet I had that WTF? moment too when I first saw it. I can’t in all good conscience tell you to run out and get it but if you have been looking for an eye cream and want something with a bit of fun factor you could do worse 🙂 i can’t tell if it’ll be good for those with chronic dark circles. It’s supposed to help and who knows, maybe the micro vibrating massager might. But don’t take my word for it as I’m not plagued by it (thank goodness!)
Have you tried this? Does it work for you if you’ve given it a go? Do you have dark circles that this has worked on? I’d love to hear of your experience 🙂
The L’Oreal White Perfect Micro Vibration Eye Brightener retails at RM69.90/15ml at all L’Oreal counters. They go on sale now and then so watch out for that if you’re keen