Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Bobbi Brown Extra Eye Repair Cream

I love my skincare routine and it's pretty much all Clarins, but one item I've really struggled to find "the one" of is an eye cream. I've tried many in the past ranging from high street to high end, and although I can't comment on if any have improved signs of aging, I purely look for an eye cream that can deliver on hydration.

I have some fine lines under my eyes and that's purely down to being dehydrated. I don't drink enough water and I probably don't get the right amount of sleep, hence adding dark circles into the mix. I've previously tried the Bobbi Brown Hydrating Eye Cream and that really was a wonder product, is was a thick rich cream which sunk into the eye area quickly and left a perfect base for make up. So after perusing the Bobbi Brown website, I decided to pick up the Extra Eye Repair Cream after reading so many rave reviews.

In comparison to the Hydrating Eye Cream, this is a much thicker consistency - think of Sudocrem, it's slightly creamier but that initial application is stiff and hard to blend. I've used this a couple of times before I got hang of the application and I've found it's a product you've got to warm up in your fingers before applying. If not, it drags the skin around the eyes and will no doubt cause you trouble in the long run. The cream is super hydrating, once it's warmed up and massaged around the eye area, it sinks in quickly and really packs a punch with hydration, even with a thicker consistency it works well under concealer and doesn't cause creasing. I have to say I've noticed a change in the fine lines around my eyes and the skin is much smoother and hydrated.

I can't say if I prefer this over the Hydrating Eye Cream as it's a new consistency to get used to (I HATE Sudocrem) and I am always cautious in case this is dragging around my eyes but in terms of moisturising, it does what it claims. I can't say I've found "the one" yet but stay tuned, I could change my mind...

Do you use an eye cream? Which one do you use?

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