“ Brand: Boots / Texture: Cream / Type: Eye Cream / Texture: Serum / Suitable for: Eye / What it does: Restores, Protects, Nourishes / Product line: Boots Time Delay „
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I have always looked after my skin, however recently I found that I was requiring a little extra care around my eye area as I was finding that the skin was starting to look tired and dehydrated. I suppose this is just one of the joys of getting a bit older, however I wanted to treat this as soon as possible so as to delay the ageing process on my skin as much as possible. The Boots protect and perfect range was famous for being very good and I remember at one point when it first launched there was a frenzy to obtain the wonder stuff, which saw queues of women lining up outside stores, and purchases being restricted to one per person. The only downside was the price it was a little more than I would have ideally liked to pay, even if it was amazing stuff, I wondered could there be another product which was just as or almost as good that would not leave my purse so light. It turned out yes there was and it was from the Boots Time Delay range. This range offers very similar skincare qualities with a lot cheaper price tag, almost half the price in fact. Fantastic I thought so I searched through the Time Delay range settling on this restoring eye cream as it claimed to restore, protect and nourish the skin around the eye area, just what my skin was needing I thought and I happily purchased it feeling very pleased with myself for saving money and also buying a good product from experts in skincare. So now to the product itself. The tube is a nice size for an eye cream, and has lasted me a long time, months in fact and I do use it daily applying a generous amount each time, so thumbs up there. Next the consistency of the cream is pretty good. Its a nice creamy texture, not too heavy and not too light and it smooths on beautifully. It does not take much gentle massaging to get the cream to absorb and once applied it does give the skin around your eyes a lovely feel, and visibly gives them a brighter healthier look. So really straight away it made my eyes look better and with continued use I have noticed a big difference in the appearance of the skin around my eyes, it does not look as tired and dehydrated and I think the colour too is more healthy looking and less dark circles appear visible. All this combined with the reassuring reputation that Boots has for great skincare, not testing on animals and generally being an ethical company make this a great product. I would definitely recommend this eye cream and I will be sticking with it for the foreseeable future.
I began my skin care routine during my early teens although back then it was simply a case of using an astringent cleanser followed by a toner on my T-zone skin. As I have aged it has been necessary to change my products accordingly, which can often be somewhat of a challenge, particularly with so many brands from which to choose. It was only when I was approaching my mid forties that I began using eye creams especially as the delicate skin around my eye area was beginning to show my age. However, I should really have added them to my beauty regime a few years prior when the first fine lines, crows' feet and creases became visible, but better late than never I suppose. My experience with eye creams is extremely limited, as the first brand that I tried was well suited for my needs and perfectly lived up to its claims. Whilst I had been religiously using Boots Time Delay Wrinkle Reduce Eye Cream, when carrying out a shop earlier this year, in error I purchased their Mature Skin Repair Restoring Eye Cream. Consequently, rather than waste it I decided to give it a try and after four months of using I would like to share my experience. The 15 ml plastic tube of cream is contained in identical cardboard packaging as the Wrinkle Reduce and whilst it offers a different colour, I must admit to not noticing when I lifted it from the shelf. The claim is that in four weeks the cream will smooth and firm to reduce puffiness and the appearance of dark circles. I am never sure what age group is considered to have "mature" skin although I am pretty certain it is targeted at me at the age of 45. Even if it's not, I suffer puffiness around my eyes first thing in the morning together with the appearance of dark circles on those occasions when I go to bed a little too late. The tube offers a long screw top lid, which is easy to open and only a gentle squeeze is required to dispense a small amount of the contents. Unlike Wrinkle Reduce, which is pale pink in colour, this eye cream is of a delicate shade of beige and my initial impressions were that it would add colour when applied to the skin around the eye area. However, this is far from the case as it is fast absorbing and almost seems to melt when it makes contact with my warm skin. I find that the easiest way to apply is to dispense a small amount onto my finger tip and then transfer it to the back of my hand. This way I can dot small amounts above and below the eye area and gently blend into the skin using upward strokes. The cream is odourless and whilst I discovered that it is intended for dry skin as well as mature, I didn't feel this to be an issue around my eyes, particularly as it does not cause my skin to become greasy. As directed, I religiously use the cream both morning and night and within approximately fifteen minutes of applying in the mornings I am able to put on my make up. I have yet to discover an eye cream that removes wrinkles and fine lines, but due to the active ingredients of soy extract, peptides and liquids; all of which appear in many anti-aging skin products. They offer huge benefits due to their collagen stimulating effect, which improve both the thickness and elasticity of the skin; both of which are significantly affected during the aging process. I found that with continued use the skin around my eyes was brighter with fine lines offering a smoother appearance. As for my crows' feet, well they haven't worsened and are less apparent although I'm of the opinion that the only thing that will shift them totally is Botox, which is a remedy that I will most definitely consider for the future. Whilst I cannot admit to having saggy skin underneath my eyes, it is nowhere near as firm as it was when I was younger. However, a slight improvement is evident although this was not apparent within the claimed four weeks with a difference being noticed after approximately six. There is no defying the aging process although the use of such products can marginally slow it down. I cannot report of noticing an improvement in the dark areas below my eyes, which as far as I am concerned, is only remedied by going to bed early and having a good night's sleep together with a healthy diet and lots of fresh air. I favour the fact that the eye cream contains SPF 15, which is a benefit that has been omitted from the Wrinkle Reduce Eye Cream. I have to admit that whilst I have tried and tested a multitude of other beauty products, I have very limited experience with eye creams with Boots Time Delay being the only ones that I have tried. If you regularly use eye creams you will be aware that they are extremely expensive and despite eyeing up (sorry!) the different brands on the shelves, Time Delay seems to be the most affordable. A 15 ml tube generally retails at £9.49, but at the time of writing it can be purchased for £7.49. A tube this size lasts me just under six months with twice daily application, which is pretty good going, particularly as the cream should be discarded six months after opening. I am more than satisfied with the results offered by Boots Time Delay's Restoring Eye Cream and due to the reasons discussed above I am able to make a recommendation. I hope you found my review useful and thanks for reading.
The one thing I've always maintained from the age of about 15 is a decent skin care routine for my face in particular. I've always hated the thought of the signs of aging but sadly at the age of almost 34 it doesn't seem to matter what I try to do or how much money I spend the signs are arriving and I've fended them of a long time now and bang they've arrived quickly and are taking no prisoners. So depressed I'd got I'd stopped buying all the stuff I used to and all I'd been doing is cleansing and toning and tried to simply except that I'm going to grown old. Yes I've saved alot of money but the other day Mum said I'd let myself go and it was a big wake up call! So I decided once again to fight back and look the best I can possibly be! So off I went to Boot's in search of a new, more mature approach to my rapidly ageing face and this time I'm taking no prisoners! The first thing I decided to buy was an eye cream. I don't know about you but I tend buy them and I own quite a few but once I've cleansed, toned and moisturised I can't actually be bothered to apply this as well. Sure I do for a couple of days then I simply cant be bothered with it anymore which is rather silly as it only takes seconds to apply this however this was a more expensive purchase then usual for me making the vow as I handed over my cash that I really would use it every day this time till it ran out! My eyes lately have become a concern to me. I've had a couple of creases under my eyes since way back when but lately they've spilled over into a few feathered lines and eye area is looking rather dry so they appear more prominent thus making me look older and therefore more self conscious. All this is not helped by drinking to many cocktails, drinking in general, smoking and nights of general debauchery! I'm willing to give up the price of a cocktail if this works me thinks! The Packaging.... Comes in a white long recyclable box. On the front its all very elegant looking and on the front I'm told it's Boots Time Delay, Anti-Aging, mature Skin Repair, Restoring Eye Cream SPF 15 'Specially developed for mature skin'. On the bottom there is a gold scribble of something and I'm told it helps skin look younger day by day. On one side of the box ingredients are listed and contact details for Boots are given. On the other side of the box I'm told for best results use in conjunction with Time Delay Skin Restoring Day Cream and Time Delay Skin Restoring Night Cream. These products are intense moisturisers and are designed for people with more mature, dry skin. I'm then told to avoid direct contact with eyes and what to do if it does, there is bar-code on the there along with the recycle symbol and the size of the tube is stated (15ml). On the back I'm once again told what it is and about the product and directions for use. About The Product.... Specially developed for mature skin. This light yet indulgent eye cream has been specially developed for the fragile eye contour area of mature skin. Its smooths, comforts and strengthens protecting against premature signs of skin aging. Enriched with soy extract, peptides and lipids to help improve skin plumpness and comfort. This indulgent eye cream not only firms and protects but it also reduce puffiness and the appearance of dark circles. Immediately 72% of trialists agreed their skin looked brighter and more radiant around the eyes. 73% of trialists agreed that after 4 weeks the appearance of puffiness around the eyes had significantly reduced. Directions For Use.... Dot around the eyes and blend lightly fingertips in upward strokes. Use morning and evening after moisturising. Dermatologically proven to be kind to your skin. The Tube... Clear in which you can see a pale peach coloured liquid though it. Gold writing on the front and back basically with alot of the information I have given you already on there. It has a long sort of tube at the bottom and you simply gently squeeze the tube to get the product out and a little comes out and to finish off there is a gold plastic screw on/off lid. It's all very nice, mature and classy packaging with all the information on it you could need... however I must admit at this point I feel rather misled.... Before I use any product I read all the information available and that's why I always ramble on about the finer details to you all, just in case your the same as me and you can now recheck through what I've told you (as stated by Boots) as I list my complaint. I bought this because it is stated on the front of the box and the tube itself ' Anti-Aging, restoring Eye cream, Specially developed for mature skin'. Now I don't know about you but that whole title makes me instantly believe that the product is designed for wrinkles around the eyes. The things us ladies worry about. However no where on the packaging is that inferred. On the back of the box we're told about trialists agreeing that skin looked more radiant and less puffy but those issues (to me) are not age issues pacifically. So why is this best suited to 'mature' people? I bought this thinking it may be too strong for 33 year old skin but thinking I wanted something heavy duty but a trial proving 73% of people had less puffiness in 4 weeks of using this product is really no good to me I'd rather use a couple slices of cucumber and not pay this price tag! I should have read to blurp more in the shop obviously. So let me stress no promises are made on the wrinkle front! It offers to help firm and protect which implies a little it may help but no obvious promises are made. Using it.... Well a small amount of the peachy coloured cream is all that is needed. It's so small an amount I can't describe it! It has no smell and if you dab it on your hand first you can see that it is highly shimmery (which is why it lightens and brightens the eye area up!. As you apply it to the eyes it sinks it immediately with no rubbing required. I apply as directed over my usual moisturiser (not from the range), and there are no problems in doing this. Once on it doesn't sting or harm my over sensitive eyes in any way and I cant feel it or anything. Results.... Immediate results can really be seen. Skin around the eyes is brighter for sure. I mean they have to be with the shimmer that's added to this product though it vanishes into the skin so if you wipe over the area with cleanser and/or toner no evidence can be seen of the shimmer after removal. Skin does also feel a little tighter though not much and it doesn't feel heavy or too tight or anything. Puffiness after 4 weeks? Well I didn't have really puffy eyes to start with so I will say yes purely because the tightening effect feels like it has worked. Long Term Effects... Apart from the puffiness thing none really but then this product made no further claims as I pointed earlier. Eyes look brighter when the product is on your eyes and that's that really lol Skin feels a wee bit tighter, again when the product is on your eyes. Long term skin doesn't look brighter or tighter and it definitely hasn't helped with the wrinkles I wanted help with. I find this product disappointing but only cos I expected more but if you want to wait 4 weeks for improved puffiness and you want instant eye brightening effects then look no further its fabulous in every promise it makes. For me however I need more. I give this 5 out 5 for fulfilling its promises and 3 out of 5 for being misleading in what it calls itself and what it makes you believe what it can achieve. I'm sure I'm not the first and wont be the last to be led up the garden path on this one! £7.49, only to be found in Boots. Best used on clean and moisturised skin, rubbish under make up as make up won't blend over this products shimmer very easily..
Contains SPF 15 / Nourish and protect the fragile skin around the eye area to prevent premature signs of skin ageing /