Product Type: Good Ideas body care
Newest Review: ... a cardboard box about twice the size of the tube which I find a little wasteful considering the natural ethics of the company but I suppose... more
Light eye cream
Good Things Bright Eyes Treatment
Member Name: helenc72
Good Things Bright Eyes Treatment
Advantages: Light, not greasy or heavy, fine under makeup, reduces puffiness, good tube, natural, scent
Disadvantages: Probably not enough for older skin
Good Things is a fairly new skincare and body care brand created by the beauty writer Alice Hart-Davis. The big selling point of the products is that they use natural ingredients including superfruit extracts and they are free from parabens, mineral oils, sodium laureth sulphate and animal ingredients. They are designed for younger skin. I have grown to really like Good Things products over the last few months after I decided to take a chance on one of their moisturisers and I have ended up trying lots of things from their range.
I find eye creams an essential product for me as I have some dark circles under my eyes and also my eyes are quite small and can look a bit puffy at times when I haven't had enough sleep. The skin around the eyes is more delicate than most other areas so I know it's important to take care of it properly to keep it in good condition and prevent it looking prematurely aged.
This eye cream comes in a small white tube containing 15 ml. It is actually packaged in a cardboard box about twice the size of the tube which I find a little wasteful considering the natural ethics of the company but I suppose they have done it so they can fit all the information onto the packaging. I don't really find the bigger box misleading as it clearly says 15 ml and I know how much that is, but some might get a nasty surprise when they open the box and see the small tube. The tube design is clean simple and appealing like all the Good Things products with their pretty and swirly writing. The tube has a screw top with a long thin nozzle inside, making dispensing this eye cream very precise and easy. I can squeeze a very small amount out and it is much easier than getting cream out of a tiny tub (like with my Clinique All About Eyes which is another eye cream I like).
The cream is white in colour and when it is squeezed out the first thing which really hits me is the scent. It has quite a strong fruity aroma, as the cream contains raspberry and lychee extracts, which you can definitely smell! This is pretty sweet and some might not like it, but personally I do enjoy this smell and find it refreshing.
The cream is very light and not too heavy or greasy. I pat a little bit under and around my eyes, and it does not sink in immediately but it is absorbed pretty quickly. It can feel a little bit tacky when patting it in because there is a slight elasticity to the cream, but this does not bother me. It feels nice and refreshing to use. As it is very light I do think it is more suited to younger skin, as the brand suggests, as it is not particularly rich and I don't think it particularly contains anything to really target wrinkles. Its main aims are to improve and prevent dark circles and puffiness.
As for its effectiveness on dark circles, I have never found a cream which can completely eradicate them and I don't think such a thing exists, but I do find that this cream makes me look and feel more refreshed and awake around the eye area and when using it twice a day I did think my dark circles were looking much less noticeable, although then I still had some days when I thought they were shocking, so it is really difficult to know what effect has really been had. As far as reducing puffiness goes I think this does do the trick. It mades my eyes look more open and awake, although I do not feel any physical tightening effect like I do with some other eye creams. It seems to do the job while feeling gentler.
This cream is perfectly fine for wearing under make up. As it is so lightweight and non greasy, there are no issues with makeup sliding off and my foundation and concealer sits fine on my skin once this eye cream has been allowed to sink in.
The full price is 5.99 and it can be bought from Boots or Sainsburys. There are often offers on this range such as three for two, 1/3 off or half price, and I only paid half price when I bought this. I would say it is worth it even at full price, especially when I consider what some of the premium brands charge for an eye cream. I have been using this for a couple of months and the tube still feels almost full.
A nice eye cream which I would recommend to younger people who want something light and refreshing for the eye area.
Summary: A nice eye cream from a brand which I really like