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Feels great but no visible improvement
Soap & Glory You Won t Believe Your Eyes
Member Name: helenc72
Soap & Glory You Won t Believe Your Eyes
Advantages: Tightens, makes you feel awake, nice easy application
Disadvantages: No visible improvement, leaves a purpley white cast, awful over makeup
I bought a tube of Soap & Glory's You Won't Believe Your Eyes a few weeks ago as I had heard good things about it and had seen some good reviews on here.
This product is a moisturising eye serum which is designed to brighten the eyes and make you look more awake by easing puffiness, tightening the skin around the eye area and minimise the appearance of dark circles. I definitely have a need for this kind of product as my eyes can look small and squinty if I don't have enough sleep, so I like to use products which feel cooling and soothing to wake me up and open my eyes up a bit more in the mornings. I also have some dark circles under my eyes. I do have a few favourite eye creams and serums which I like, but I am usually open to trying new ones and have sampled quite a lot of different products in the style of this one from Soap & Glory, so I knew roughly what to expect from this.
=== Packaging and Format ===
The serum comes housed in a 15 ml tube which is a pearly white colour with a long screw top lid. The branding on the tube is fairly neutral for Soap & Glory, looking simple and fairly attractive. Some Soap & Glory products look a bit over the top or tacky in my opinion but this one looks fine! When you take the lid off you see it has three small roller balls on the tip. This is different to most similar products which tend to have either one roller ball or just a small opening to squeeze the serum directly out of the tube.
=== Feel the Effects? ====
The instructions direct you to lightly squeeze the tube until you see a small amount of serum appearing on the metal roller balls, then roll it under your eyes. This is very quick and simple to do. You should just be careful not to squeeze loads out, as a small amount is enough.
The roller ball application helps the serum feel nice to put on, as it gives a little massage effect and the metal roller balls are cooling. It also means the serum is more evenly distributed than if applied with one large roller ball. I do quite like this application format. The serum sinks into the skin quite quickly and as well as the cooling effect, I do feel a definite tightening which makes my eyes feel wider and more open. I love this sensation and it definitely helps me feel more awake and ready to get on with the day.
=== Visible Effects? ===
However, although You Won't Believe Your Eyes feels nice to use, I am not very impressed with the visible effects. I have used enough eye creams and serums to know that you can't expect them to erase dark circles and leave your eye area looking perfect. However, I did expect a slight brightening effect as the packaging seemed to promise this. When I use this I don't see any brightening or any reduction at all in dark circles. The serum actually seems to leave a strange faint slightly purplish or sometimes whiteish, slightly pearly looking, tinge around my eyes. As I put makeup on after using the product, I can easily hide this and it is not a massive problem, but I think this weird tinge would prevent me from using it on a day when I didn't wear makeup and just wanted something to quickly brighten up my eyes. I don't think it makes me look healthy and awake at all, although I do feel better after using it due to the tightening effect.
The packaging states it is okay to apply the serum over makeup if necessary. I put this claim to the test when I was feeling a bit tired later in the day and already had my makeup on, and wanted to brighten my eyes a little before going out for dinner. I was a bit sceptical of how well it would work over makeup but, feeling reassured by this claim, I went for it anyway. When I first applied it I was surprised that I could feel the tightening effects pretty much just the same as I when I apply the serum to bare skin. It did help to give me a boost and make my eye area feel a bit revitalised. However, then I looked in the mirror! This purpley whiteish tinge I mentioned above just looks awful over makeup. It is really noticeable and prominent as it just rests on the top of the makeup. I tried to pat it in as well as possible, which took a while. Eventually I had to put a bit more undereye concealer over it. This worked out okay but it means it is hardly a quick fix when you have makeup on, as you will have to spend ages checking and redoing some of your makeup afterwards. You couldn't just have a quick roll of this and go on your way.
=== Over all ===
I like the feel of this product and I will happily use up my tube in the mornings to wake up my eyes before I put my makeup on, but I am not impressed with the lack of visible improvement and the fact that it leaves this weird purpley white colour on the skin around the eyes.
The 15 ml tube costs £10.50 at Boots but I got it on the summer 3 for 2 deal. I think this is an okay price, especially when on offer, but I have used other similar products designed to do the same thing which were better.
Summary: Lives up to some of its claims, but not all!