Product Type: Anatomicals body care
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Eye Scream, For This Cream!
Anatomicals Regenerating Eye Cream
Member Name: musicmad2020
Anatomicals Regenerating Eye Cream
Date: 11/01/11, updated on 18/06/11 (179 review reads)
Advantages: works well, fun product design, low cost
Disadvantages: lack of information, which I feel is important to include!
With the £20 Amazon voucher I won in the recently Dooyoo competiton (I'm a skint student... it literally made my week!), I decided to treat myself with a couple of new skincare products. I was pretty desperate for a new eye cream, as I want to try and protect the skin around my eyes for as long as possible, particularly as I have very delicate fair skin.
I came across the brand "Anatomicals" and my designer eye was instantly drawn to their wonderfully wacky packing, they really don't hold back in the colour stakes! Further research (since joining Dooyoo I always look for a review on products before buying them now!), I found that the feedback on their ranges was very positive, and so decided to purchase a couple of items from them, one of which being the "Eye cream, you scream, we all scream for regenerating eye cream".
When it arrived, I was delighted with the packaging all over again. This isn't some bland everyday eye cream you can buy from most stores... this really is something else. With it's bright orange box, and raspberry red tube it looks good enough to eat! (I wouldn't advise that though).
The front of the packaging reads...
"Regenerating eye cream for value, performance and a cuteness, it's hard to (unlike a 99 cone with a flake) lick our eye cream. Still, you can try, but you might get some odd looks when you ask for strawberry sauce on it as well. We only want you for your body".
I have tried many creams and lotions in my time, and because I've been through so many (usually rubbish ones), I always test the product on my hand first to ensure it's suitable enough for placing around the eye area, which as we know is extremely delicate compared to the rest of our skin. After squeezing a dab of the product out onto my hand, I was amazed that it instantly felt cooling and sunk into my skin within seconds, without it feeling sticky or simply just sitting on my skins surface. The product itself is a pale white colour which soon turns invisible as soon as you dab it into the skin, it is also odourless.
So, onto testing it on the skin around my eyes. The box suggests to use morning and night, and I decided to test the product at night after I had removed all my make-up and cleansed my skin. I may only be twenty, however I do have a couple of fine lines under my eye that I am a little self conscious about. After applying the product around my eye area and particularly underneath my eye, I was amazed that it does improve the appearance of the lines and leaves the area feeling refreshed. I'm not sure if that's really a good thing or not and whether it's just a temporary thing, but so far I can't complain.
Given that this is an eye cream which does NOT make claims about appearance of fine lines, how many years it will take off you, nor does it have any Photoshopped advertisements showing the "effects" the product will give... I can't really fault it. After using it several times now, I can say this is definitely on a par with the Body Shop vitamin C eye cream which I adore, (only at £9 for 10ml, it's just too expensive to keep buying for myself.)
So how much is "Eye cream, you scream, we all scream for regenerating eye cream"? Well luckily for me it was free with my voucher, however it generally retails for around £4-£5. It is available on the Anatomicals website (which itself is as wacky as the products it sells, and features a feature-length movie before you can enter the site). Other retailers such as ASOS also stock it on their website.
The only downsides for me, is that there isn't an awful lot of product information, for example does it contain any vitamins or an SPF? The only details are the ingredients on the back, and the fact it's a "regenerating" eye cream, other than that there is no other information, which I would really like to see be added to the website at least.
I also think due to it's intensity and the way it sinks into the skin, it is best to used this if you are not intending to apply foundation or concealer over it, which is why I feel it's best suited to after a face mask or for night time use. I find that if I do attempt to put make-up over where I have used the cream, then it interferes with the product and the foundation ends up not looking very smooth, so again use this as a treat for your skin, rather than as a base.
Overall, I am very impressed with this eye cream, and the Anatomicals range in particular. As much as there are brands such as Estee Lauder, Clarins etc which do an amazing range of skin care, as consumers we don't always have the money for these luxuries, which is where this eye cream works a treat for me, both in value for money and performance. It is perhaps not suitable for those who prefer anti-wrinkle eye creams (there is an anti-wrinkle alternative called "No Bags Allowed!"), as I would say this is definitely for younger skin. Having said that, it rejuvenates my eye area, sinks in nicely and doesn't leave the area sticky or rock-hard like previous eye creams I have tried. If you want a fun, low cost eye cream to brighten your eye area, try this cream!
Summary: A fantastic eye cream which I will be buying again!