Product Type: L'Oreal body care
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Rejuvenate your eyes!
L'Oreal Youth Code Eye Cream
Member Name: jeffjen
L'Oreal Youth Code Eye Cream
Advantages: Smooths and tightens the skin, easily absorbed, non-greasy formula.
Disadvantages: Not sure the 1 hour claims work, but don't let this put you off.
It was only at the beginning of this year that I used an eye cream for the first time and I was pleasantly surprised to find I liked it. Although I am fortunate that I don't actually have any real noticeable wrinkles around my eyes yet, I am noticing changes to my skin on my face and around my eyes and it certainly is losing some of its elasticity. So whilst I have always used a daily moisturiser since I was a teenager, it is only recently I started to pay separate attention to my eyes, as I must admit I thought that a daily moisturiser would be enough to care for my face and eye cream was just a marketing gimmick to make women spend even more on their skincare. In fact because of the special needs of the skin around the eyes, a regular facial moisturiser is not enough to care for the skin around the eye area.
Although I had been quite happy using a Nivea eye cream, I decided to try L'Oreal Youth Code Eye Cream when I had a gift voucher to spend in Boots and a friend had recommended the Youth Code products to me as a good, but cheaper alternative to Clinique's 'youth' range.
~~ L'Oreal Youth Code Eye Cream ~~
L'Oreal recognises the differences between mature skin and young skin in terms of how it recovers and responds to external aggressions. Basically, as we get older we know everything becomes slower and your skin's recovery slows down too as your skin appears tired, wrinkles appear and deepen and your complexion loses luminosity.
This Rejuvenating Anti-Wrinkle Eye Cream is meant to have a smoothing effect on the eye area and L'Oreal claim that in just 1 hour, your skin looks smoother and wrinkles appear reduced.
This cream helps to improve the skin's ability to behave more youthfully and look rejuvenated. It is enriched with L'oreal's patented Pro-GenTM technology and recommended for women over 35.
~~ My thoughts ~~
Eye cream I have found generally has a thicker texture than your daily moisturiser and this one is no different. It has a nice thick texture but also feels very light and non-greasy as you apply it to your skin. I find I only have to use a tiny amount however, so you should be careful when applying this for the first time that you don't use too much. A little certainly goes a long way and because of this I have found that my small 15ml pot has lasted far longer than I expected it would when I purchased it.
When I use this cream I dab a small amount from my outer eye towards my nose. It absorbs quickly and easily and actually feels quite luxurious as I rub it in. I find my eye area does immediately feel hydrated when I apply this on a morning and my eyes are still somewhat tired. Therefore the rejuvenating claims work for me. I also feel my skin tightening when I apply this cream, which can only be a good thing!
As for the claims that in just one hour your skin looks smoother and wrinkles appear reduced, well I can't say I have noticed much difference, but as I said earlier I don't actually have any real wrinkles yet, just some very fine lines.
I would say however, that my skin does look smoother, as the skin around my eyes can feel and look a little dry before appying any cream. The fine lines are still there, this isn't a miracle cream which makes lines and wrinkles disappear and I don't actually think such a cream exists, but this does make the skin around my eyes feel much better than it would if I didn't use this cream. Therefore, it probably does lessen the appearance of lines and wrinkles thanks to its smoothing properties. I can't say I personally notice a great deal of difference when I look in the mirror, but it does look less tired and feels much better.
I would purchase this cream again and whilst I can't say you will notice massive differences in one hour, I can definitely feel the benefits of using this on the skin around my eyes instead of using a daily moisturiser on that area.
Overall, L'Oreal Youth Code Eye Cream is a decent product which I am happy to recommend. If you can purchase this when on offer then it is a bargain. It is worth shopping around online too for offers, for example, www.CheapSmells.com are selling a 15ml pot right now for less than £10 which is a saving of over £6 on the RRP.
Summary: A decent eye cream which smooths and tightens the skin around your eyes.