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I was going to call this review “£55 of useless muck” but I guess that wouldn’t have been very helpful. Let’s start with the blurb:
SK-II Signs Eye Cream features a unique blend of seven ingredients including concentrated Pitera®. Used regularly, it tackles multiple problems to minimize the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and dark eye circles – giving you firmer, younger-looking eyes.
My experiences: It hydrates pretty well but it’s not amazing, my eyes looked a bit dry in the morning after using this at night. There’s nothing in this that led me to believe it would either firm or brighten my eye area and I was right, no difference.
My eyes looked a little more refreshed after application but only because they’re generally a bit dry – any moisturiser with antioxidants would have the same effect. This is just a middle-of-the-road eye cream with an inflated price tag. At £55 (from Harrods) I expect a product this expensive to make good on at least some of it’s claims but this was either average or poor at all of them. I used it all the way til the end, hoping for a change but nope – none!
I will say, however, that a weird side effect of this eye cream was to make my (already quite long) eyelashes grow to weird spidery proportions. I suppose this is nice if you want an eyelash conditioner that doubles as an average eye cream.
So let that be a lesson to you, folks. Pricey skincare products (especially eye creams) often promise a lot more than they can deliver. Do your research (maybe start by reading my posts on Eyes which you can see scrolling around on the home page) and buy wisely! If you’re looking for a cheaper alternative to this cream, try using Olay Regenerist Night underneath your eyes. Even better would be a Vitamin C serum followed by something hydrating like the (infinitely better than SK-II) Unrefined Shea Butter I mention so often. During the day, just be sure to apply something with sunscreen underneath your eyes and you’re all set.
Stay tuned for more eye treatment reviews, I’ve found some good ones!