“ Brand: Boots / Type: Night Cream / Subcategory: Eye Care / Suitable for: Eye / Skin type: for dry skin and for all types / Product line: Boots No7 „
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This is a beautiful-looking product, and the main reason I'm giving it 2 stars rather than 1. The packaging is by far the best feature, with a smart white and blue colour scheme and a dual chamber containing two little pump bottles - one has a refreshing blue gel for daytime use, and the other a cool white cream for night-time. Each is 15ml.
The ingredients include an antioxidant complex of vitamin C, gingko biloba, Indian gooseberry and lipochroman, all of which supposedly counter the premature ageing effects of free radicals. The manufacturers claim that the gel has cooling and energising properties for soothing puffiness during the day, and the cream has restorative effects to do the same job overnight. Used in conjunction, the two potions should reduce the appearance of puffiness and dark-circles in 4-weeks.
Well I used the product for just over a month, at a time when I was working nights and any improvement to my eye-bags should have been quite obvious. Sadly, as much as I willed the product to work, I had to admit I couldn't really see any difference. Sometimes I thought that the under-eye area did look slightly tighter after application, but this may well have been wishful thinking. And if you really have to struggle to see it, then the results probably aren't good enough anyway.
I can say that the product did feel quite cooling as I applied it, but then I guess, so would splashing on some cold water!
Perhaps if I'd stuck with this for longer I would have seen some results. At around £22 full price in Boots stores, this product isn't worth the risk unless you have money to burn. I managed to get it on sale for about £8, so didn't fell too bad about it, but there are probably numerous cheaper brands available that would be worth trying first.