Product Type: Garnier body care
Newest Review: ... long and roller on the top is 1cm wide and looks like the end of a giant roller ball pen. The tube just has a very simple clear sticker... more
Garnier Eye Roll On
Garnier Eye Roll on
Member Name: cogiebear
Garnier Eye Roll on
Advantages: Easy to use
Disadvantages: Can't say 100% that it works
Item: Garnier Eye Roll On
Bought in: Boots
Oh geez, has old age caught up with me or am I just falling for the media hype? I was staring at my face a few weeks back and noticed I had really dark circles under them. They may have been there a while and I've literally not noticed them or maybe they have appeared overnight like some kind of Voo Doo curse but either way, there they were. So what do I do to deal with them, I head to Boots of course and have a look in the sensible facial care section. Oh wow, hadn't really taken that much notice of that section before but there are a lot of products on the go. I wasn't sure if I wanted a cream or a serum or something that looked like a tiny silk pillow that I had to twist the end off so I decided to go for a well-known brand, mid price and in a colour I liked haha and ended up with the Garnier Eye Roll On.
Packaging and design:
The roller comes in a cardboard box. The box is black and bright green and very eye catching. Across the front of the box it has "Garnier Skin Naturals" across the top with a circular "leaf" design behind it to emphasis the "natural" element. The box actually shows you what the roller looks like so you can get a good idea of what it is without having to take it out of the box. "Caffeine Eye Roll On" is written across the middles of the box with "Caffeine plus antioxidant grape extract" under that. The front of the box also advises that this is an "anti-bags, anti-dark circles formula" perfect for my needs so that lured me in too. There is also a diagram of an eye with the roller under it with an arrow going both left and right to literally show you what you are required to do to apply the roller. The front of the box is super clear and really easy to understand. Ideal for a first time dark circle customer like myself! It is basically eye rollers for dummies haha The back of the box as further details on application and ingredients but isn't as exciting haha The roller itself is in a bright green tube with a clear plastic lid. The tube is 11cm long and roller on the top is 1cm wide and looks like the end of a giant roller ball pen. The tube just has a very simple clear sticker on it that states Garnier Roll on and the weight so if you want to refer back to details if the product it is best to keep the box.
Application, smell and results:
You simply take the lid off the tube, put it to the skin under your eyes and roll back and forth. The claims are that the caffeine and grape extract will seep in to your skin and invigorate your skin to reduce the darkness. I have seen a slight improvement but at the same time as buying the roll on I decided to make sure and get more early nights and have been using this at the same time so nit sure which has had more effect. The box doesn't explicitly say when to use it but I have been rolling this on in the mornings after my shower and letting it dry in before applying any make up. The liquid comes out easily and you don't have to tip your head back. The liquid is thin and clear and has a very faint "ink" smell. This dries in roughly 60 to 90 seconds after application dependant on how many times I have rolled it across the skin. The rubbing action feels quite nice and I think that probably contributes to encouraging blood flow just with the action of moving the ball across your skin. Once the liquid has dried in it doesn't feel tacky or sticky and you can easily apply your make up over it.
There has been a slight reduction in the darkness under my eyes but it is hard to say if it has all been down to the eye roller. I have had more early nights so that may have contributed but the use of the roller certainly hasn't had any negative results. The roller feels nice under my eyes and it only takes a couple of minutes to apply each day. I have used this for a few weeks now and it still has a fair amount of left in it, I'd estimate over half full, but it's hard to say as you can't see through the tube.
Overall I think that this deserves 4 stars. It is easy to apply and feels nice but as I can't definitely say it has reduced the dark circles I won't give it full marks. Also at £9.99 it is quite pricey so if I buy this again I will wait until there is a sale in Boots or Superdrug.
Summary: Easy to use with some improvements on dark circles