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As well as the low price, what first attracted me to this was that it was different to anything I had seen from No 7 before, this contained both a day and night eye cream in product. The outer casing of the product is made from clear glass and inside there are two tubes of cream, a blue like jelly which is designed to wake up your eyes in the morning and a white thin cream designed for night times. Each tube is topped with a little white pump which makes dispensing the product really easy. The fact that the bottle is clear means I can clearly see how much of each cream is left and know when it is getting time to buy some more. It also means that I could ensure I was using the same amount of day cream as night cream as the tubes stand side by side. Each tube contains 15ml of the product.
Both creams are hypo-allergenic so it is suitable for most skin types; it also contains SPF15 and Ultra UVA protection against the suns harmful rays
The day cream (the blue one) is very much like jelly in its consistency however it does absorb really easily, I would say it has quite a nice cooling effect on my eyes and did have the effect of 'waking me up'. The night cream (the white one) was a little thinner in consistency and to me was just like the Brightening Eye Cream from No 7, again, this absorbed really easily into my skin.
I used the product for a good couple of months and I must say, this did seem to work, I always have (and still have) dark around my eyes and the day cream did seem to brighten my eyes up, I would also that after applying, they did look a little less puffy. The night cream was great for smoothing out those fine lines too.
Sadly, this has now been discontinued, which is why I think I got it for such a good price, I paid £4 and at the time it was on 3 for 2 too. You can still pick this up on Amazon and from eBay but I would be a little weary of doing so if I am honest, I picked this up back in 2008 so potentially what's being sold now could be quite old.
The original RRP was around £8 so considering this was for day and night cream, it was actually a fairly decent price, especially if you consider that the Protect and Perfect Eye Cream is now priced at £15.
I like the idea of this product and it performed well so this gets 5 out of 5 stars from me.
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.