Advantages great for super-sensitive skin around the eyes, smoothes and firms skin
Disadvantages a little pricey, but well worth it
I never used to be the type of person to go for something as fancy as a separate eye cream, one moisturiser for my face used to be enough for me. However, my eyelids would get irritated very quickly, and sometimes become so dry the skin would flake off. As this didn’t use to happen often though, I mostly ignored it, and continued with my skin care routine as usual.
If I was asked which one Lush product I could not live without – well, it would have to be this one for sure!
But then I moved to the UK, more precisely, London. Anybody who’s ever blown their nose after a day in central London will have an idea of what sort of gunk is in contact with your face all day, and my sensitive skin immediately reacted to it.No matter how kind a moisturiser I used, whenever I applied it to my eye area, my skin would burn as if I’d just put God knows what chemicals on it – and in retrospect, that was probably what I was doing. Be that as it may, I simply couldn’t use any moisturiser on my eyes without the skin burning and starting to flake very quickly. I needed something different.
I found it when I went on my first proper shopping spree in a Lush shop. At £7.95, Enchanted Eye Cream at first seemed way too expensive for my liking – almost 10 pounds simply for an eye moisturiser? However, I was desperate, and so I tried a little in the shop to see whether I’d have a reaction or not.And bless the lovely people from Lush, I didn’t! No burning, no irritation, and the skin around my eyes seemed firm but not completely dry anymore. I was amazed, and couldn’t help buying one.
Well, suffice to say, I’ve been using this product for almost 2 years now and never looked back. It may be a little pricey initially, but it last a long while – I’ve gone through only 3 pots in the time I’ve used it, as you really only need a very small amount each time you apply it.The ingredients as listed on lush.co.uk are:
Lavender Honey Water (Lavendula hybrida, Mel, Aqua) Stearic Acid, Cold Pressed Almond Oil (Prunus dulcis), Glycerine, Cold Pressed Jojoba Oil (Simmondsia chinensis), Cetearyl Alcohol, Triethanolamine, Methylparaben, Propylparaben.The honey water has calming properties, as does the jojoba oil, and it only contains the minimum amount of preservatives necessary, which makes it a brilliant product for sensitive skin. Also, Lush do absolutely no animal testing, which is always a plus in my opinion.
It comes in a small bottle containing 45g, which has an automatic dispenser, so you don’t contaminate the product by dipping dirty fingers into it every day. Just apply as you would any normal eye cream, by taking a bit of the product and then softly massaging it into the skin around your eyes with your little fingers.Other benefits? Well, it hasn’t managed to get rid of the dark circles under my eyes, but that is mostly due to genes anyway, and not something you can really combat with skin care. (Drinking lots of water helps, though!) However, Enchanted Eye Cream is very refreshing for puffy eyes, for example when you’ve been crying (although let’s hope you won’t have reason to anytime soon!) or had a long night out. It also makes the skin tight and smooth, and all that without irritating.
While it may seem a little indulgent, I definitely couldn’t live without this product anymore, and I’d recommend it without any question to anybody who has problems with extremely sensitive skin around their eyes. Thumbs up, Lush, you’ve done it again!
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