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I have bought Dr. Hauschka Regenerating Eye Cream on a number of occasions now, mostly when I've felt like I've needed a little something extra to perk the skin around my eyes up. I work shifts and as a consequence of that I do tend to get tired and dehydrated because of my shift patterns. Before I bought this for the first time I had used a couple of products from the Dr. Hauschka range - and there is no getting away from the fact that the brand in general is very expensive, but in terms of the regenerating eye cream I have to say that it lasts absolutely ages and so while the initial price may blow you away, in terms of economics, it's actually not as bad as it may at first appear. A 15g bottle of the Dr. Hauschka Regenerating Eye Cream currently costs £49.95 from the Dr. Hauschka website (www.drhauschka.co.uk), but I have picked it up for cheaper than this when I was in the USA and so if you're hopping across to the USA it may be worth looking out for it there.
This eye cream is designed to reduce wrinkles around the eyes, as well as to moisturise the skin around the eyes to make the skin healthier and more radiant. It is made with natural products, a concept I really like because I just feel there are just too many chemicals mainly in cosmetic products, but this product contains natural plant products such as Pyrus Cydonia Seed Extract, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Sunflower, Daisy, Alba leaf etc. I tend to have very sensitive skin and using natural products tends to reduce the chances of me reacting to the product - and I have never received an adverse reaction to this cream once applied to my skin.
It is advised that this cream is applied in the morning, after you have cleansed and toned your skin. They do not recommend that this product is applied at night because your skin needs to breathe at night and so this cream is intended for daytime use only. I have tended to apply it after cleansing (I rarely tone) and before I apply my make-up for the day, but it does go under make-up without any problems. Applying the cream is very easy and, as I said earlier, a little really does go a long way. I apply a tiny portion of the cream to just under the inside corner of my eye and then I gradually swipe the cream outwards under my eye and gently massage the cream in. It absorbs into the skin very quickly and leaves the skin with a matte look instead of with a shiny look. I then do the same above my eye, starting just above the corner of my eye and then sweeping out over my eyelid. I find afterwards that my skin feels really well moisturised and looks lighter and more radiant. Although I don't have many wrinkles (I'm lucky like that!), I find that the cream does make the lines a little finer - which does make a difference to me because the lines are quite fine to begin with. I'm not sure how effective this cream would be if you had a lot of wrinkles because I do find the effect is quite subtle and if you were very wrinkly it might not be that noticeable. However, I have found that the effect becomes more pronounced with regular use.
As I said before, this cream has never resulted in my skin reacting negatively. In addition to this, it's gentle on my eyes as well because when I have accidentally got the cream in my eyes, it hasn't stung or made them sore.
Overall, I think this is a very good product and I certainly think it is a very high quality. However, it does have a very high price tag accompanying this, but in some respects I think this shouldn't put anyone off because it does last ages. One tube will generally last me about 3 months of regular use - and that works out as about 50p a day, which sounds a little more reasonable.
Ingredients: Water/Aqua, Glycerin, Pyrus Cydonia Seed Extract, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil0, Betula Alba Leaf Extract, Bellis Perennis (Daisy) Flower Extract1, Rosa Damascena Flower Water, Hectorite, Lysolecithin, Equisetum Arvense Extract, Glyceryl Stearate Citrate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Glyceryl Caprylate, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Limonene, Citronellol, Linalool, Geraniol, Farnesol, Benzyl Benzoate, Eugenol, Citral, Benzyl Salicylate, Cetyl Alcohol, Trifolium Pratense (Clover) Leaf Extract, Hippophae Rhamnoides Oil, Chondrus Crispus (Carrageenan) Extract, Xanthan Gum, Oryzanol, Sucrose Stearate, Sucrose Distearate, Malpighia Punicifolia (Acerola) Fruit Extract / 1 = in rhythmitised dilution / The sensitive skin around the eyes needs special care, particularly as we mature / This wrinkle-reducing eye cream contains high-quality, natural ingredients to stimulate the innate functions of the skin and support its regenerative processes / Features: Dr.Hauschka Regenerating Eye Cream smoothes fine lines and wrinkles / Regulates the moisture content of the delicate skin around the eyes / Absorbs quickly / Can be applied before make-up / Ophthalmologically tested / Directions for use: Starting on the inside and working outwards, dab a small amount of Dr.Hauschka Regenerating Eye Cream (about the size of a grain of rice) onto the eye area / Follow with day cream and make-up / Hints and tips: During the night, your skin needs to 'breathe' and be unhindered in the elimination cycle / It is for this reason that night creams are not used in the Dr.Hauschka range / Not providing your skin with rich creams also encourages it to supply its own moisture requirements / The ingredients contained in the oil-free Dr.Hauschka facial products - which can be used at night - help it to do this effectively without interrupting its natural rhythm /