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I have always suffered from dark circles around my eyes no matter how little or how much sleep I get so perhaps it is a genetic problem - I don't know - but it does not stop me looking for products that might minimise this unflattering issue. I am under no illusion that any one product will resolve the problem completely but to reduce it, allowing me to look like I have had a good night's sleep, is key for me!
I only just recently looked at the Dr. Nick Lowe products as with my hubby out of work his products have always looked a bit on the pricey side to me but I spotted the Dark Circle correcting cream and I think there was an offer on so I took advantage and decided to give it a go.
Who is Dr. Nick Lowe?
Taken from his website: 'Dr Nick Lowe is an internationally renowned Consultant Dermatologist with over 30 years experience at the cutting edge of new treatments, technology and research into skin problems and ageing. He has the unique advantage of having trained in both the UK and USA and is acknowledged as one of the UK and USA's leading experts in dermatology and skincare.'
This sounds pretty impressive to me and like someone who knows what he is about in terms of offering skincare advice and solutions to skin problems so I will be looking more extensively at his range in future.
What I like about this product is the dual attack on dark circles together with ingredients that help towards tightening the eye area also and this is probably reflected in the cost as Dr. Nick Lowe products are not particularly cheap. This cost me around £15.
The 15ml recyclable tube has a slightly upmarket medical look about it being a bright white colour with silver and pink blocks on the front. The product has been dermatologically tested as well as ophthalmologically tested. It is fragrance free and made in the UK.
The premise of this cream is that it contains an Anti-Dark Circles Complex and also Light reflectors which brighten the eye area whilst other ingredients help to tighten up the area which those of us who are over 35 shall we say can start to notice the sagging and/or creasing in this area increase!
You are advised to use this product mornings and evenings and you only need a vey small amount on each eye. It is very important that you pat a small amount onto the eye area, particularly focussing on the edge of the bone surrounding the eye. It is really important not to use too much as I did do this on my first use and did get a bit of peeling/flaking of the dried product once I started to apply my other creams and make up which is annoying SO USE VERY SPARINGLY - literally tiny dots around the area to be treated.
The other important thing is to gently pat the product onto the area and not rub or press it into the skin. This allows the light reflecting particles to sit on the top of the skin, so if applied right, your dark circles will look diminished and the whole area does look slightly brighter. Dr. Nick Lowe suggests that once the product has been fully absorbed in the morning, then apply his SPF15 Eye Cream (but then he would wouldn't he?) although admittedly it is a good idea to further protect this delicate area with sun screen.
I have been using this product for about a month and the area does feel much firmer, with lines looking a little fainter and most importantly my dark circles do look a little less vivid so I am going to persevere with this product in the hope that continued use with improve the issue even further. Although this is quite expensive you have to use such a tiny amount each time I suspect the tube will last a long time although it only has a use life of 6months but if it lasts that long then it is definitely still cost effective, especially if you find it works for you too.
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