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I am a huge fan of SBC products and over time have ended up slowly using more and more.
I buy mine from a shopping channel because you can get really good value kits and save a lot of money that way. Buying them direct from salon and companies can cost more than twice as much in some cases.
I first tried the SBC cucumber gel as part of a special value kit with some other facial gel products. I had been wanting to try it for ages because it is reccommended for around the eye area for tiredness and dark circles and is very ecconomical to use.
I used it first thing in the morning all aorund the eye area. I started with a very small amount, about the size of a pea, which for me was easily enough for both eyes.
I have now been using this for about a year and have to say that it does help with the puffiness around my eyes. It doesn't tend to do a whole lot of the dark circles but I put it on when I first wake up and after I've had breakfast, my eyes definately look a lot better and a lot less puffy.
It has a lovely realistic smell and is just like you've sliced into a real cucumber! It is very gentle and a little goes a long way so its very cheap to use. It also nice to use in the summer if your face is hot as it has a real cooling effect
The first time I had seen Simply Beautiful Cosmetics products I was at a Hairdressers and Beauticians Suppliers Warehouse. These premium products were a Beauticians trade secret.
Simply Beautiful Cosmetics, referred to from now on as SBC, is a manufacturer of professional skincare and makeup, and has been for over 20 years. Products must work and bring results otherwise a beautician's reputation could be ruined. A workman is only as good as his tools! Therefore SBC products are the ones of choice for many who work in this line of business.
SBC's products are water based and therefore non-comedogenic (will not block pores). They contain a high volume of plant extracts for a soothing, natural experience. Another benefit is that they can be used by the whole family.
I use many products in this range, as they are now available widely. I purchased mine from Q.V.C. (found at www.qvcuk.com or on Virgin Cable on channel 740). They are also available direct from www.sbcgels.co uk.
The cucumber gel, I am reviewing will cost the following prices direct from the manufacturer:
125ml Price: £10.44
250ml Price: £18.08
500ml Price: £33.05
They are also available at other stockists, a quick google search will bring them up and you can compare to get the best price at that moment.
I love the cucumber gel, which I use regularly. As I have mentioned before, it is water based. It is only used for the eyes. Think of when we used to sit and lay back with a slice of cucumber on our eyes, this has the same effect. It is cooling, soothing and hydrating. This has a light texture as it is a gel, but it errs towards the watery side. It is more liquid than, for instance, a jelly you would eat.
It can be used as a light eye moisturiser, providing moisture when a regular eye product may be too heavy or you may be allergic to non-natural products. It can also be applied on to cotton pads to cool and reduce puffiness to the eye area, this is what I mainly use it for. It has the added benefit of Vitamin A to aid in reducing the the appearance of dark circles and shadows around the eye. It is absolutely essential after a late night out. Your eyes feel wide awake and refreshed after using this cucumber gel.
The bottle has the symbol on it that informs me it will last 24 months unopened. After watching a presentation on Q.V.C. by a high ranking member of the SBC staff, I am reliably informed that as this product has an air free pump it will last indefinately, providing, that is, you do not remove the pump and give the gel access to the air.
My opinion - there are all too few skincare products which are 100% natural. As a person with problem skin, I welcome them. I also love this product because it works!!! I totally recommend it. 5 out of 5 from me.
Vitamin A enriched for eyes and face / Renowned as a natural eye treatment for many years, Cucumber gel is cooling, soothing and hydrating / How it works: This water-based, non-oily gel is easily absorbed making it an ideal under make-up eye moisturiser / It can also be used as either an eye or facial mask to help reduce the appearance of puffiness by cooling and soothing / With added vitamin A, regular use of this gel may help to reduce the appearance of dark circles and shadows around the eyes / Can be used with galvanic, faradic and micro-current equipment /