Product Type: Burt's Bees body care
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Nice but pricey creme
Burt's Bees Radiance Eye Creme
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Burt's Bees Radiance Eye Creme
Date: 05/04/12, updated on 13/04/12 (47 review reads)
Advantages: Helps prevent puffiness, moisturises skin
A while ago, I took out a magazine subscription purely in order to get hold of the free gift, which was a Burt's Bees Radiance Kit. This included a number of items including a travel-size Radiance Day Crème, Radiance Night Crème and Radiance Eye Crème. As a full-size 57g jar of each cream costs £19.99, I thought this set was excellent value based on the fact that the magazine subscription only cost me £6.
What marks these creams out as different from other brands is their inclusion of Royal Jelly. This ingredient is made of nectar, pollen, flower parts and bee hormones. It includes 17 amino acids and vitamins A, C, D and K, which along with B vitamins help minimise the appearance of fine lines and renew your skin. The bee pollen helps skin maintain its essential moisture and restore natural radiance. It's worth pointing out that the inclusion of such ingredients makes the range unsuitable for vegans.
The full-size crème comes in a see-through glass jar with lid inside a Burt's Bees branded box containing all the information you need about the cream. My sample size comes in a small sachet from which I need to squeeze some out.
This eye crème should be gently patted under your eyes and on your brow bones. The instructions do not state whether the crème should be used only at night or in the daytime too, but I've stuck to using it only in the evening. The Royal Jelly in the product helps to naturally replenish and renew your skin's essential nutrients. Other ingredients include chamomile, cucumber and rosehip extracts, which are known to promote skin renewal and reduce swelling and puffiness. Natural mica is also included - this is designed to diffuse light to minimise the appearance of fine lines.
The cream is a fairly thin white liquid that has a faint floral smell. This scent is pleasant but not overpowering and gives the impression of a high quality cream. I dab a tiny amount under my eyes each evening after applying the night cream. This crème sinks in easily and doesn't irritate my skin.
The cream sachet has lasted around three to four weeks. During this time I've noticed that the skin around my eyes seems to be in good condition and my eyes haven't seemed tired or puffy.
I'm too young to have wrinkles yet so I can't say whether this cream helps to prevent them. However it does seem like a good quality cream that helps to moisturise the skin around your eyes. The thing that puts me off is the price tag: at £20 this product is pretty expensive and I've used cheaper alternatives, even bearing in mind that it will last ages as only a tiny amount is used at any one time.
Overall, a nice eye cream but the price is a bit high for me!
Summary: Decent but expensive eye creme