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I bought this eye cream on a whim from boots when it was on special offer and have been using it daily for about a week. I don't have any particular wrinkles around my eyes but I liked the idea of "radiant, smoothed, soothed and revitalised skin" as claimed. I do suffer from dark, puffy bags around my eyes in the mornings though. Here are my thoughts:
I think the packaging is great. I've heard that this cream was originally packaged in a screw capped pot, which just seems awkward and unhygienic to me so I'm glad they changed that! When I bought this cream it came in a little rectangular box and was in a syringe/toothpaste like squeezy tube (about 10cm long) with a thin applicator at the end to dot directly on the eyes. This was handy to ensure that not too much product was applied.
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The instructions were plain and simple: "Use morning and evening, dot around eyes and gently blend around their corners". I stuck to just using in the morning after cleansing and before applying make up.
The cream itself is a creamy off white colour which is quite thin. It is very easy to blend and is absorbed almost straight away which at first I felt was ideal but then realised that actually, for me at least, it took quite a lot of product to cover the entire eye area. It didn't have a particular to smell to me, except from a subtle, pleasant clean sort of smell. Hard to explain!
Boots claim that this product should "chase away dark shadows and puffiness and give skin a brightening boost" using "patent pending anti oxidant complex" and "lipopeptides". At first I was a little confused by what sort of market this was aimed at, slightly older women with the beginnings of fine lines around the eyes? Or the "young skin" it mentions on the front of the box? I personally think it is a cream that can be used by many people however.
Personally, I felt this cream did actually improve puffiness and appear to brighten up my eye area, almost like a highlighter would. I was quite impressed after using this eye cream in the morning, applying my make up and a little highlighter and my eyes looked much more refreshed! However, I did find I was using quite a lot of the cream to cover the eye area and it was running out quite quickly which is a shame due to the price. My skin can sometimes be sensitive to certain products, becoming hot and blotchy after using some creams, however this product sat absolutely fine with my skin. When I really think about the price (around £15.00 for 15ml) and the effects, despite being pleased with the improved appearance of dark circles I can't help but wonder how much of the improvement was actually due to the cooling and soothing effect of the cream (which most eye creams can give or even a cool metal spoon placed on the eyelids in the morning!) and the actual improved circulation to the eyes to reduce puffiness. I also find this product makes a good eye primer, moisturising and soothing the eye area before applying make up which glides on much easily without irritating the sensitive skin around the eyes.
I purchased this product as I have already been using the serum which had a lot of hype surrounding it. I'm not sure if the serum itself has actually decreased any wrinkles but I do think it has helped maintain my skin and possibly decreased the rate at which the lines come. I have sensitive, dry eyes and some eye creams I've tried in the past have caused stinging, but I have had no trouble with this particular cream and it feels very comfortable. I also have some dark circles around my eyes, and I would say that this cream reduces them a little bit and does leave me looking slightly brighter just after application. The area around my eyes is also a little firmer, so with some long term use it could lead to an improvement.
However, this product is NOT a miracle cure, but works a bit better than others I have tried. It is the most expensive eye cream I have ever purchased and although it works a little bit, I am not sure it is worth the steep price tag.
When Boots first introduced their No7 Protect and Perfect range I remember people going crazy for this new miracle product and did not buy into at the time. I waited to see if real people said the product worked and after my sister recommend the No7 Protect and Perfect Eye Cream I thought I would give it a go.
I bought it from Boots for £14 and I got a small pot containing 15ml of product.
The pot is plastic and has a screw top lid that has slight shimmer to it. The cream is off white, light in texture and does not really have a scent of any description. It also comes in a small cardboard box.
The product aims to protect, hydrate, smooth and revitalise your skin, giving your eyes a new radiance. It also claims to remove dark circles and puffiness and brighten your skin. The product remains patent pending and contains an antioxidant complex which seeks to shield against free radical damage and firm your delicate eye area skin through the use of lipo-peptides. The product is Hypo-allergenic and Dermalogically tested.
So does it work? I would say yes. I use it twice per day, dotting it around my eye contour area, hoping for a miracle. I do not have dark circles or puffiness so I cannot comment on whether it works well on these problems, but I do need a bit of help in the firmness department and also with fine lines. I find that my eye area feels a little firmer, after about 3 weeks of use and that it also looks brighter.
The down sides of the product is that it comes in a pot, so you are always dipping your finger in it, I prefer the syringe still tubes that dispense products as they are, in my opinion, more hygienic, and also I think you waste less overall.
Overall I have mixed feelings about this product as it has increased the firmness and brightness of my eye contour area, however, the cream is fairly expensive and I believe there are better creams available (I have previously reviewed Garnier Ultra Lift and find this a more superior product). Overall, I would therefore recommend giving this product a go if it was on special offer.
I've reviewed a couple of different eye creams in the past, and although I've given good reviews of these products, none have convinced me to stay loyal to the brand, and each time I run out I find myself shopping around to get whatever is on offer. My issue in the eye area is dark circles under my eyes. I don't have much in the way of wrinkles, which I think is because I have used eye creams from a young age, but the dark circles have been there since I was a kid, and other than covering them up I find it's very difficult to find a product which will reduce the appearance of them.
This was one of my many purchases last month, which was justified by using my Boots No 7 £5 voucher. This was the only way I could justify the purchase because at full price this eye cream is £16 for a tiny 15ml pot. Obviously I turned a blind eye to the fact that to qualify for the voucher, I had already spent a fair bit on No 7 products, but it's not cheap being a woman you know!
Anyway, the eye cream comes in a little pot, and claims to give you "renewed radiance". Apparently, it gives your skin a boost, by chasing away dark shadows and puffiness. It is hypoallergenic and dermatologically tested, which is something I look for in eye creams because not only do I have sensitive skin, the eye area as we all know is particularly delicate.
I tend to take the claims these products make with a pinch of salt, I mean they all claim to do pretty much the same thing with their "unique formulas" and "extensive testing". But I had read some good reviews of this eye cream, and in general I trust the No 7 brand, so I decided to spend a little more than I usually would and opted for this one.
Although I don't usually like to make a big fuss about packaging when reviewing beauty products, the first thing I noticed with this one was that the opening to the tub is very narrow. This means, that if you have long nails, it's a bit of a struggle getting the cream out of the tub without getting it up your nails. Given the price of the product, this is obviously not ideal, and I suspect it will get tricker to get the product out as I get nearer the bottom of the tub.
However, that is a price I am willing to pay for the effectiveness of this product. The application is simple, as are most of these eye creams, and you simply dot a bit of cream under each eye and gently massage it in, being careful not to drag the skin. I found this one sunk in really well, so I wasn't waiting for ages before applying my make-up and under-eye concealer.
The most important aspect of any beauty product, is whether it does what it claims it will do. Well, I have to say, I was amazed at the difference this made to my dark circles. Although my dark circles haven't gone completely, I'm not convinced this would ever happen regardless of which product I used. But, the appearance of my dark circles has been diminished, and my eye area looks brighter. This is after only a few weeks of using this product.
Probably the best way to describe the difference this product has made, is to explain how one night I was brushing my teeth, having already removed my make-up, and I looked in the mirror and noticed the area under my eyes looked like it still had concealer on. It seemed to be reflecting the light, and looked bright with the dark circles not really showing through as much as usual. When I went back to my dressing table and tried to remove the concealer, I suddenly realised it had already been removed, but it was just that the eye cream had started to work. It seems my under-eye area now reflects light rather than looking dark and obvious.
I have received excellent results with this product after only a few weeks. I am hopeful that if I continue to use it, it might reduce my dark circles even further. It's definitely worth the money in my opinion, and is a brand I will be sticking with in future. The only slight niggle I have is the packaging, and it is expensive at full price. But to be honest both of these flaws can be forgiven due to my brightened eye area. Five stars from me.
I have always had problems with the skin around my eyes. When I was about 12 the skin right around my eye sockets turned a really dark reddish brown colour, with the skin appearing thin and papery. I was teased during highschool a lot because of this and called things like 'teabag eyes'. So as soon as I could I started using eye creams and concealers to try and help the problem.
One of the eyecreams I currently have in my collection of 'miracle cream cures' is this Boots No.7 Protect and Perfect Eye Cream. I got this as part of a little set with a few other No.7 products. As a result my packaging is different to the Dooyoo picture featured above. My cream is actually packaged into a small tube (rather than a tub) which holds 7mls of product.
The tube is printed with the brand logo and som information about the cream. The Boots Company claim that this cream "soothes, brightens and reduces puffiness" and will give you "younger looking skin". The cream is also marked as being hypo-allergenic.
The tube has a screw off top and the dispensing nozzle is very thin and elongated like a pippette. This is a great design as it means you don't squeeze out too much of the cream. I quite often end up applying to much of other eye creams as you overestimate how much you need but you can't do that with the way this tube is designed. It dispenses tiny little beads of cream.
Directions for use state to dot around the eyes and blend the cream into your contours. This is very easy to do due to the texture of the cream. The cream is a pale white skin colour, almost like a tinted moisturiser might be coloured. It is not too greasy but quite light and as you sweep it over your skin it sinks in instantly and seems to vanish. It feels soft and not sticky or heavy. I love the consistency of the cream as it means you don't have to pull or drag your skin so there is less chance of you creating more wrinkles or stretching the skin!
Where the cream is applied the skin is visably instantly brighter and more healthy looking. Whilst it does not have any concealing pigments it certainly makes my skin look somewhat sunkissed and glowing. Although there is no shimmer in the cream my skin looks shiny (but not oily) and reminds me of a summertime river when sunlight is reflected off it's surface.
As for how it feels well it's a lovely softening cream that makes the skin feel like a furry peach skin. The way the cream sinks into the skin well but softens the area too means that it is easy to apply make-up over the top should you want to do this. In the mornings I need to apply concealer and find that the eye cream makes a perfect base. I sometimes can't be bothered to put on any make-up at all and out of all of the eye creams I currently have I plump for this one on those occasions as it's definitely the one eye cream I have that makes me look healthier and evens out the appearance of the skin around my eyes with the rest of my face.
The cream does not seem to have any kind of fragrance but I have noticed that the nozzle of my tube has started to be stained yellow after repeated use. This is due to the colourings in the cream.
I can not fault this cream although if you want to buy the full sized product it is rather costly, coming in at £18 for 15mls of cream. It's expensive but I think this cream offers a little more than other eye creams on the market. This No.7 cream seems to help transform the appearance of the skin around my eyes more than other creams do. I think of this as a make-up item rather than as a part of my moisturisers or facial creams.
It's definitely a great help for people like me with severe eye skin issues and it makes me feel a lot more confident about the way I look when I use it.
You can get this in Boots stores or from their online shop:
I first used this eye cream when it came in a No.7 gift set I was given for christmas. Since then I've also used the small tubes which seem to have replaced the round pots.
I have to get up early for work and always seem to have dark circles and bags around my eyes. Since using this eye cream I have definitely seen some improvement. It hasn't worked miracles but nothing seems to apart from a long holiday!
The cream is light and easy to rub in. I use it at night before bed and sometimes in the morning after washing my face. I find the tube applicator a lot easier to use and control than the round pot, it is easy to dot it on then rub in. I don't really like the idea of rubbing cream under my eyes, I'm sure it must bruise a bit and make dark circles worse, but this cream does seem to improve the look of my dark circles. After rubbing in the cream the area around my eyes looks more like the rest of my face, apart from the corners near my nose which always stay dark.
This eye cream is very expensive but does last a long time, I try to rely on gift sets and buying in the sales after christmas at Boots!
The tube is also a handy small size to take on holiday.
I am a HUGE no7 skin care fan and every christmas i ask for all the gift sets so i can stock up on my favourite products! Many of the products i received this year are the same as i get every year and i have already reveiwed on Dooyoo but there are a couple i haven't tried before so i'm going to do my best to write them all up over the next few days: The 1st one is this 'Protect and Perfect Eye Cream' :)
I regularly use No7's 'protect and perfect' and 'protect and perfect intense' serums but was unaware that the range now included an eye cream until i recieved a sample size of it in a skin and bodycare gift set i bought myself just before christmas, it was 3 for 2 so i thought i would treat myself ;).
The protect and perfect range is technically considered an anti-ageing range so at 19 you may think it's a little strange that i'm a fan but as they say prevention is always better than cure! Despite being young i have awful skin not only do i have the normal teen complaints of spots etc i also suffer from tired skin and dark circles under my eyes (particularly if i've had a late one!) So i was glad when i saw 'Protect and Pefect' had a cream specifically for the eye area.
As i mentioned i received a small sample size of this eye cream in a gift set but if you want to purchase it on its own its exclusivley available to Boots and costs £17.50 for a 15ml tub. Which i thought was quite small for the price but trust me a little of this cream does go along way and the results pretty much instant. I used this eye cream after cleansing, toning and using my regular all over moisturiser. Only a small amount is needed to dab on over the eyelids and any bags under the eyes and the skin instantly feels softer and smoother, having used the eye cream everyday for about 2 weeks now i can definitley tell the difference and would reccomend to people of all ages :)
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This eye cream is one that I wear around my eyes either 1 or 2 times a day. I dont' wear it on the days that I will be wearing makeup, because this product will make my eyelids greasy for a fact.
This eye cream isn't any thing that I would classify as being spectacular, as its effects around my eyes are really no different from some that I have purchased that actually cost cheaper than this one.
It provides moisture and a level of smoothing to the eye area. I don't have any type of deep wrinkles on my face or excessive hooding of my eyelids. It provides a temporary smoothing and moisturing benefits at best. And, as far as dark shadows, nothing can totally remove that. However, this product can make such shadows look slightly lighter than without. It is quite greasy but i like this as the eye area stays moisturised for much longer, alot of people might not like this though.
This product isn't a bad one, nor is it one of the greatest I have ever used either. It fits somewhere inbetween. I think a good eye moisturiser could do the same job at half the price.
I might buy it again if there were no other eye products that caught my eye.
I brought this little product when shamed into it by my sister's diligant eyecare. I decided on this one because of the hype surrounding the brand.
I am a little undecided about it actually. I have found that the skin around my eyes is brighter after i use it in the morning and i am pleased with the way that it applies and the speedy way that it soaks in and does not leave my eyes feeling greasy.
It also responds fine when i put make up over the top, unlike other eye creams that i have tried which tended to change the colour of my eyes shadow.
What i dislike is that if i put it on at night i wake up to find that my eyes feel (but do not look) a little swollen and gritty. That feeling does not last long though. I do find also that if my eyes are very tired, it does sting just a little on application.
Over all, i'm going to keep using it but may not buy another when this one runs out.
I am a bit of a stock piler of cosmetics and toiletries - always picking them up whilst on offer or on sale and so consequently it came as a bit of a nasty surprise a couple of weeks back when I came to the end of my pot of eye cream and couldn't find a replacement pot in my stores.
As the only place to buy goodies in my local town is Boots, I hot footed down there to see what I could find. As I had a £5 off voucher for No 7 this brand was an obvious choice and as I had heard so much about the famous Protect and Perfect range, I thought I would give this cream a try.
I must admit that if I hadn't had the voucher, I wouldn't have bought this cream (well done Boots - you got me there!) as the packaging looked so gloomy on the stand and really did not appeal. But, I thought I would be sensible and look past the packaging and see if the cream lived up to the hype.
When I got home and opened up the packaging I must admit I was sorely disappointed - the pot seemed very small, and worse still when I opened the pot it was only three quarters full. I hate it when manufacturers do that - bit like when you buy crisps and the packet is half full - they should make the packaging to fit the product, so you have more of an idea what you are buying.
Anyway, onto the cream itself. It does feel silky soft to apply and does instantly cool and refresh the under eye area. It is easily absorbed and not oily or greasy at all. My eyes do feel lovely and moisturised and ready to start the day.
However, although the cream feels nice to use, I can't say that I have noticed any evidence that it reduces dark shadows and puffiness or that my eyes look noticably brighter. I also don't like the smell - very chemically and not pleasant at all.
I think I am probably in the minority here as having read other Dooyoo reviews, lots of people think this cream is fab, but I was very disappointed and certainly won't be buying again (even if I am desperate and have a £5 off voucher!).
Boots No 7 Protect & Perfect eye cream just hasn't worked for me, depsite all the good reviews.
I have been using the little 15ml pot (£16.50) for quite some time and although the consistency of the cream is light and refreshing and it does sink in easily and quickly therefore acting as a good general eye moisturising cream, it has done nothing for my dark circles, which is rather disappointing.
I can say though that it has lasted a long time, (I must have been using it for at least 5 months and it is still going strong), and it is very easy to apply, moisturising my eye area well, but no dark circle improvement, not even slightly!! I don't have a hugely major dark circle problem, but they are definitely there and with all the hype about the cream I thought it must do something!
Sadly, I will not be buying this eye cream again. I would still try other products in the range though out of curiosity!
Over the last few years I have noticed the little wrinkles starting to appear around my eyes so I decided to try some eye cream in the hope that it helps prevent any more! I have been buying the Protect and Perfect face serum for the last few years but I had never tried any of the other products in the range.
I decided to try out the eye cream which I bought from ebay as I could not afford the £16 plus that it costs in Boots. I have been using the cream now for a few weeks... I really do like how it makes the skin around your eyes feel - very soft, silky and firm. The cream sinks in to the skin very quickly and leaves no oily or sticky feeling. There is no scent to it so it has been good with my skin which is sensitive to such things. I also think that the 15ml cream will last quite a few months as you only need a tiny bit around each eye... although it does have a 6 month use by date!
The only thing I can criticise with this product is the plastic pot it sits in... It's a very bad design. The opening to the pot is narrow which means that the cream is hard to reach without it all getting under your nails... I dread to think how annoying this will be when the pot is almost empty and have to try getting the cream from the bottom. I think that a squeezy tube or pump method would be a better design for this expensive cream. I think a lot will be wasted as it currently is.
Overall I love this cream but the pot needs to go!
Boots No7 Protect and Perfect Eye Cream.....
Since having Jack I have noticed a big difference in both my dark circles under my eyes and the wrinkles starting to appear. This may just be because I am getting older or indeed it maybe the stress of having to worry about something far more important than myself, I am not sure. However I have been on the look out for a product that reduces both the wrinkles and the dark circles.
Those were the main reasons then that I bought this particular brand of eye cream because it stated that it would give me a "brightening boost", "chase away dark shadows" and "give the skin a brightening boost". These statements as well as knowing that this particular brand is well known for working well as it has been reported so much in magazine and on television. I decided to cough up the expensive amount of £16.50 pence and buy the small 50ml pot.
The little pot itself is rather cute and looks more like a sample than a full sized product but because it is just for the area around the eyes you really do not need that much when using a full applications worth. The design of the pot is pretty good and looks quite smart as well as being cute. It has a screw top lid which is easy to remove and put back on, even with greasy fingers.
The cream inside is an off pink colour dusky in appearance. It doesn't really seem to have much of an aroma to it other than smelling clean and fresh which is what you would expect from an eye cream as anything too over perfumed would surely irritate the eyes.
I was rather dubious at first about the product because to date I have not found anything that even comes close to working well and if anything, my dark circles seem to have gotten darker rather than lighter in appearance. However, after a few weeks of using this No7 Eye Cream as part of my daily skin care routine I was seeing improvements. The eye cream is said to work best when used in conjunction with Boots No7 Protect and Perfect Beauty Serum but I however cannot really afford to buy this eye cream and the beauty serum as it is on the expensive side.
I used the cream both before going to bed and after my wash in the morning and perhaps this helped with the process as it didn't seem too long before I found my dark circles were not so dark and my under eye skin slightly firmer meaning the wrinkles seemed to slightly shy away. I honestly feel that this is one product that really does what it says on the pot and am quite astounded.
I found using the eye cream easy and it didn't really add any more time to my beauty regime but even if it did because of the results, it would have been well worth any extra time or effort. Okay I would say I do still have some dark circles but there really is a good improvement and because of this I will certainly be buying this product again.
It may not have completely got rid of all shadowing and all signs of wrinkles but on a percentage scale I would say the appearance of my eye area has improved by 75%. Which is truly brilliant because all other products I have tried have made no difference whatsoever.
I am going to give this product a 5 star rating and an exceptionally high recommendation. It may be a little on the high side price wise but I would say in this case it is worth every penny. It worked for me and it could work for you too!
I do hope this has been of some help/interest to you.
Thanks for taking the time to read.
Boots No.7 Protect and Perfect eye cream is designed to hydrate the delicate skin around the eyes. Those with sensitive skin dont need to worry as it has been dermalogically tested and it is hypo-allergenic. The No7 range is now the No1 skincare brand in the UK and has gained respect in the beauty industry through its rigorous approach to the testing of its products and proven results.
Throughout my teenage years i used just the basic Simple moisturisor and night cream. Now having just entered my twenties I have been looking for more benificial products and am prepared to spend more than i previously would have done. I want to protect and preserve my skin as best i can now and reading about No.7 protect and perfect range and that the cream won the Now magazine beauty eye cream of the year award inspired me to try it.
The eye cream comes in a little box and contains a small pearly pot with a shimmer to it. It has a big screw top that is easy to open and not too fiddly.
It looks a light beige colour and it silky and creamy in texture. It contains a patent pending antioxidant complex, to help shield against free radical damage. It also contains a skin-firming mixture containing lipo-peptides that help plump up the skin preventing wrinkles from forming.
I dont always believe the hype when it comes to creams however this eye cream has not let me down. I use it twice a day putting a little under my eyes before applying moisturisor and dabbing it with my finger until it is absorbed. I get dark circles under my eyes sometimes and i have noticed when using this cream that i dont seem to notice these as much.
My eye area feels nice and rehydrated after use. The only down side is that as the cream is in a pot it is not hygenic to put even clean fingers into it to get the cream out so its best to use a cotton bud for this which can be a hassle when you are in a rush.
It is priced at £16.50 a pot which is a bit expensive for an under eye cream however it does last a while as you only need a small amount as it spreads easily being so silky. It sometimes takes a long time to absorb and you may need to use powder afterwards as it can appear greasy in some lighting even after foundation.
I will be buying this cream regulary and can recommend it completley for young and mature skin.
I bought some Boots No7 protect and perfect eye cream a few months ago, as they were having a 3 for 2 on their No7 products. I was already a fan of their protect and perfect beauty serum as I've seen some significant smoothness in my skin and I like how it keeps my face moisturised and feeling very smooth, soft and practically blemish free.
So this eye cream is available from most Boots stores, as it's one of their own make brands. The price for one of these jars is £15.50 and is meant to be used along with the other protect and perfect face products like the beauty serum, day cream and night cream moisturisers.
The jar is a white plastic with pearl like shine to it, the lid screws on and off and the cream inside is a white colour of quite creamy consistence. You're meant to dab a small amount onto the skin around your eyes twice daily to get smoother, more moisturised and revitalised skin.
I like the feel of this cream on my skin, its gentle enough and not sticky or heavy feeling. I like how the sensitive skin around my eye area appears smooth and feels comfortable and moisturised all day long so I have no complaints about this products whatsoever. I think the price is ok as a little goes a long way and does what it's supposed to so I recommend this eye cream.
Hydrate the tender skin around your eye area for a fresh, revitalised look /