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Boots Time Delay Wrinkle Reduce eye cream
I bought this some time back when I had one of those great £5 off vouchers that Boots are so good at tempting you with. I chose it as it was a small tube and easy to pop in my little bag when we were travelling. I am sure I paid a couple of quid extra on top of my voucher but on Boots website it says it is less than a fiver now. I think I better get in there quickly as i have just finished my tube.
I do have laughter lines at the sides of my eyes, otherwise known as crow's feet and I have not always been very good at looking after my skin. Somehow when I was younger and had the children other things seemed to be a priority. I also spent about twelve years in Brisbane Australia, the skin cancer capital of the world and while I didn't lie out stupidly in the sun, we were living in the country and obviously spent time outside. I am paying for this now and doing major damage limitations on my skin to try and save my face from turning into a bit pile of lines and wrinkles like a bulldog.
This cream comes in a 15ml clear plastic tube with a nozzle and a tiny hole so not too much comes out at one time. The nozzle has a screw type lid to ensure it is sealed and kept hygienically clean. The tube really isn't fancy and has the name in silver on the front while directions and description is found on the back.
WHAT DO YOU DO WITH IT?
You only need a tiny amount and using very light pats of your finger to apply this cream around your eyes blending it slightly upwards. You are supposed to apply this night and morning but i do sometimes give it another dose during the day if we are somewhere hot and I have washed my face during the day again.
WHAT DO BOOTS PUT IN THIS LITTLE TUBE?
The blurb on the product claims that it contains "antioxidant skin-firming complex" and "light diffusing particles" for radiance.
Something called Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride which is apparently made from coconut oil and glycerine which helps prevent the skin losing too much moisture.
Ginseng extract which is a great natural ingredient that both tones and invigorates the skin and makes the skin look and feel tighter.
Mica is a natural mineral and is something that helps create the illusion of lighter and brighter skin as it has light refracting qualities. This is something that is in a lot of skin creams and foundations as it creates an illusion of a healthy bright skin.
White lupin extract is included as it helps to firm the skin, tone it and plump it up a little too so that under the eyes look less tired and heavy.
Vitamin C which not only has antioxidant qualities but also helps the skin rebuild its collagen.
Vitamin A sadly from controversial palm oil is included because it is supposed to be anti aging.
Hydrolysed wheat protein is there as it is nourishing for the skin helps to smooth and firm it too.Boots claim it also helps to minimise pores although I don't have enlarged pores around my eyes perhaps I should try this on my nose which does have that problem.
Something called Saccharomyces lysate extract which is also sometimes called live yeast cell derivative is included as it is believed to encourage the skin to make collagen . It is also soothing and moisturising so if it doesn't help with the collagen production at least it does that.
White mulberry extract is included as it helps to whiten the skin and is popular in Asia for this quality as light skin seems to be highly desirable.
MY EXPERIENCE WITH THIS
The cream is a pale pink colour and has very little scent. I like the colour as it blends well with my skin unlike bright white creams. This is a very light feeling cream that spreads easily so doesn't drag the skin at all when applied. I find it really easy to apply it sinks in quickly and feels lovely cool and light.
The slight fragrance is like I have smelled in some foundations , a sort of make-up scent which is not really obvious .
In the interest of this review I popped a little on my hand so that I could see what difference it made. It soaked in very quickly but did leave a very nice slightly brighter patch on my hand. I can't say I noticed any shrinking of my pores but it certainly reflects the light back nicely on that small patch.
They manufacturers say that you should discard the product six months after opening. I have had mine about nine months and still used it till last week when it pretty well emptied.
I did like the fact that the tube is pretty thin plastic and so very easy to squeeze the product out. Because you cans squeeze gently you can easily just squeeze out a tiny amount as needed so there is very little waste.
When applying any eye cream it is important to dab gently and not to drag the skin at all. Dab in an upward movement moving outwards. Don't put pressure on the skin around the eyes as it is far more delicate that the skin elsewhere.
I found this was very easy to apply; it absorbed in easily and felt very light and cool after I applied it.
DO I LOOK TEN YEARS YOUNGER?
Well if I am honest no. I can't really expect to look younger but I am hoping that I am holding back the tides of time so that the lines don't get any worse. I have noticed that they don't seem to be getting any worse so I think that my regime is working.
My skin around my eyes is not baggy and saggy fortunately but I do think that this cream has helped make the skin look brighter. I always apply this before putting on my makeup or every day even when not wearing makeup. I put eye cream on every night too and then put my moisturiser on after wards so that my eye skin might get a double dose.
I do think the skin under my eyes looks firmer and a bit plumper than before I used this but it is some time since I began to use it so I cannot really remember what they looked like before. I do notice that the skin under my eyes has a nice sheen and brightness to it when I use this so i am more than happy with that.
WOULD I BUY THIS AGAIN?
Yes i think for the price it is that it does a great job of brightening and tightening the skin under my eyes. My skin looks fresher and lighter and therefore I feel better when I use this. Compared to other eye creams this is a lot cheaper and yet I do feel it does just as good a job. It may not be full of natural ingredients like the Ginzing Origins one I have but it is less than half the price. The tube is a very convenient packaging and dispensing design and I would not change that as it weighs almost nothing and never leaks when I pack it for travelling. You could even pop this in your handbag and re- apply during the day if you wanted as it is so small and neat.
I am hoping the price I saw on the internet is correct and will be replacing this empty tube when I next go into town.
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I've always been extremely conscientious with caring for my skin and over the years I've tried and tested an array of different products. Whilst I have over thirty years of experience with using different cleansers, toners and moisturisers, my knowledge of eye creams was fairly limited. Despite now being in my mid-forties it was only during the middle of last year that I felt it necessary to include them in my daily beauty regime. I feel that I'm now at that age where I need to be using specifically designed products to assist in preventing the signs of ageing. However, I'm of the opinion that I should have started using eye creams a good few years ago especially when the first fine lines and creases started to become visible. I've used a couple of different brands with this review discussing my experience with using Boots Time Delay Wrinkle Reduce Eye Cream.
I must admit that my main reasons for purchasing this particular product were due to the affordable price in addition to the fact that Boots is a trusted brand. The cream is presented in an elegant cardboard tube, which offers a sufficient amount of marketing material to enable the consumer to make an informed choice. On removing the 15 ml tube from the box some days later I was a little concerned to witness the product offering a light beige skin tone although I initially presumed this to be the colour of the plastic tube. The small screw top lid is easily removed and a slight squeeze enables a small amount of the good consistency cream to be dispensed from the tiny opening. I was pleased to note that the cream did not continue squirting out after I had obtained the required amount, so there is never any waste. My initial concerns were confirmed, as instead of the pearly white appearance that I was expecting, the cream offered a pale beige tone, so I checked the packaging and discovered that Boots have failed to mention this fact.
However, pushing my negative thoughts to the side, as directed I dotted a small amount of the fragrance free cream around the delicate eye area and gently blended it with my fingertips using upward strokes. It was then I discovered that the colour of the cream is immaterial because within minutes of making contact with my skin's surface, it is totally absorbed leaving no trace of any colour. Due to my limited experience with eye creams I had expected a slight tackiness, but this was far from the case. The cream is cooling and offers a wonderful light texture and as a result, the skin surrounding my eyes feels weightless as well as being soft, smooth and highly nourished. As I regularly wear full make-up I was pleased that directly after using the eye cream, I was able to effortlessly apply my foundation and eye shadow without the results being compromised. After religiously using the cream for a couple of weeks I noticed that the skin situated beneath my eyes had become a little firmer and although sagging is not much of an issue for me at the moment, it could well be in the future! In addition, the fine lines situated at the outer corners of my eyes looked less evident and appeared much softer.
I favour the inclusion of light dusting particles, particularly as during periods of stress and insufficient sleep, which are two issues for me, the area located beneath my eyes can often offer a slight dark shadow. However, I must admit that I was initially rather dubious about the results of the particles, but was pleased to note that after a month of using the cream I was able to witness a significant improvement where the area appeared more radiant with the dark shadows being less evident. Boots recommend that the cream be used both morning and night after moisturising and despite religiously following this routine for the last couple of months there is still a considerable amount remaining in my tube. I find the cream extremely effective with its intense formula of anti-oxidants and an infusion of anti-ageing lipopeptides, which are known for boosting the natural production of skin cells.
Prior to trying out this product for the first time I had participated in Garnier's fourteen day Ultra Lift Challenge where I used their Anti Wrinkle Day Cream and I was extremely pleased with the results, particularly as my fine lines were visibly improved within just a few weeks. I have made a comparison with both products and in my experience, Boots Time Delay Wrinkle Reduce Cream offers similar results in relation to reducing wrinkles. However, whilst Time Delay is solely intended as an eye cream whereas Garnier's Ultra Lift is also suitable for the face and neck, Time Delay tops Garnier's Ultra Lift due to its highly effective light reflecting particles. This is an absolutely superb product and as a result, I am awarding Boots Time Delay five stars together with my full recommendation, as I am more than satisfied with the results.
I have noticed that Boots Time Delay Wrinkle Reduce Cream is available in the majority of Boots branches including the smaller stores. The 15 ml tube of cream is currently on offer and has been reduced from its normal price of £7.29 to £4.86. The cream should be used within 6 months of opening with the tube being recyclable once empty. Due to my extremely positive experience with trying out this product I am now keen to try more of the products within the extensive Time Delay range, particularly as they are all currently on special offer.
I hope you found my review useful and thanks for reading.
~~~~~~ Boots Time Delay Wrinkle Reduce eye cream ~~~~~~
I bought this a long time ago when I received the frequent £5 off voucher in store. It is only in the last 8 months however that I have been using it semi-religiously, as I have started taking proper care of my skin. I'm 28 currently and don't have any wrinkles as such around my eyes, but I can of course see the fine lines at the corners that crease when I smile or laugh and I figure it's never too early to start protecting and fighting them! Especially as I am a smoker also. I do plan to grow old gracefully but I would like to keep my skin nice; after all, everyone sees your face. Plus, with my voucher I only had to put about £2 to the cost of it which was definitely a reason this ended up in my possession!
~~~ Ingredients - the what & why ~~~
Well, since I have looooooong thrown out the outer box, I consulted the Boots website to see what this cream actually contains. We are told it has an "antioxidant skin-firming complex" and "light diffusing particles" for radiance. Combing through the ingredients list, this is what I found.
--- Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride is derived from coconut oil and glycerin, and is present in the second highest quantity, after water. This is primarily used in skin care to prevent moisture loss by leaving a barrier on the skin. Interestingly, it has a very long shelf life.
--- Mica is a natural mineral with a very 'flat' chemical structure and light refracting qualities; the flatness lets it against the skin, where it reduces the appearance of lines by reflecting light. Mica is present in the third highest quantity. Sounding pretty good, right?
--- Vitamin C (in a decent quantity and a stable form), which has antioxidant qualities and also aids in the production of collagen. It is important though for vitamin C to be present not only in relatively high concentrations, but also as a stable form. Otherwise it will have no positive effect and can actually have potentially negative effects on the skin - beware of ultra cheap vitamin C creams!
--- Hydrolysed wheat protein is included, in the first 50% of the ingredients list, for its nourishing, smoothing and firming properties. It also apparently has pore minimising capabilities so sounds a bit magic!
--- Vitamin A derived from palm oil, again for claimed general anti aging properties.
--- Saccharomyces lysate extract, also known as live yeast cell derivative or dermal respiratory factor, is thought to promote collagen synthesis, act as an anti inflammatory and to soothe and moisturise, but there is in fact not much to back this up at all.
Now, at the end of the list are some other extracts, they and their claims are as follows - white lupin (plumps, firms and tones); ginseng (tones and invigorates) and white mulberry (skin lightener).
Whew. And that's not even the entire ingredients list.
~~~ First impressions ~~~
This cream comes in a 15ml transparent tube with a very thin nozzle. The nozzle is covered securely with a silver screw on cap. The tube is very plain, only having the product name on the front and a little blurb and directions for use on the back.
The cream itself is a pale pink colour, which I think is quite attractive and girly. It's not actually important what colour these things are but it does give me a positive feeling and makes a nice change from the usual white/off white. It's a very smooth cream of a 'middle of the road' consistency. I just popped a blob on my hand to look at it better for the purposes of this review, and it did quickly start to 'bleed' around the edges and seemed to fall in on itself. However, when applying it to the eyes this is not a problem as you simply dot it around the area, each dot being very small.
It has very little fragrance; before rubbing it in I detect a slight chemical-y smell, but this quickly disappears once absorbed and leaves literally nothing behind. So nothing offensive there.
The tube should be discarded 6 months after opening, but I have to admit I have not done this. I opened it for the first time shortly after I bought it (I couldn't even tel you now when that was, but it was before I moved back here from Oxford so must be pushing 3 years!) but then it stayed resolutely closed for a long time until I started using it recently. On the whole, this is not something I would recommend everyone does, as it may cause you problems, or the product may not keep as well for you as it has for me. But there is nothing to indicate, to me anyway, that this product has reached the end of its shelf life. In fact with the 2 main ingredients having an almost indefinite shelf life, perhaps it is a ruse to get you to buy more!
~~~ Use & results ~~~
The tube is fairly pliable, meaning that the cream is easily squeezed out. You don't need to squeeze too hard as you only want a very small amount. If you overload the delicate eye area with creams, even those designed for the purpose, you may get little white headed spots. When I use this, I place tiny dots both under and above my eyes then using my pinkie fingertip I gently blend it in, using a mix of patting and small strokes. I rub it from the outer corner of my eyes towards my hairline, making sure I cover the whole area.
It feels nice and light on this delicate skin and does absorb pretty well. I'd say it takes a good 5 minutes though to fully absorb. If I have any residue left on my fingertip I will rub it down the sides of my mouth (from my nose, downward in a triangle shape) and around my lips. I have no idea if it's designed to be as effective in these areas, but being a smoker I am paranoid about those dense, tiny lines around my lips.
I remember seeing on a TV show (10 Years Younger maybe?) that you should always use your pinkie or your ring finger when applying eye creams, as you don't have the same strength in these fingers and are therefore unable to do any damage. That's something that has stayed with me all these years and I never fail to follow that bit of advice!
So since I've been using this, have I noticed any difference? Truly, honestly, yes I have! The whole area feels firmer and hydrated and though my lines were still at the barely noticeable stage, they genuinely do look smoother. My skin does indeed look more radiant after applying this, so I do believe in the light reflecting particles. It also just looks plumper and generally healthier. I have never had any real trouble with dark circles (I never lose sleep!) but the tone is a lot more even and matches the rest of my face much better. I can't say how good this would be at reducing noticeable wrinkles that were already present on your face, but I think it would do something to hep the overall appearance, since it does seem to do a lot of what it claims. I guess most people who want to use products such as these will start the fight before anything becomes too noticeable anyway!
I mentioned that I use this semi- religiously; this is because quite often I do use a cucumber eye gel that I keep in the fridge in the mornings; this gel refreshes as well as hydrates and is a bit lighter so it's nice to use in a different way. I use this one every night though, since the night is when skin does most of its maintenance work. So even not using it twice daily I have seen a difference.
~~~ Recommend? ~~~
I would. I am really pleased with the results I have got from this, not to mention that i still have most of the tube left. A little goes a long way and by its very nature you only need a little anyway. It is currently selling for £7.14 in Boots (28 Advantage card points), but as I mentioned I used a £5 off voucher. I would buy this again (especially with a voucher), but knowing me when it eventually runs out I will probably try something different.
A lot of people don't believe that separate eye creams are really necessary, that a small application of your usual facial moisturiser is fine enough, but I do prefer to use creams that have been formulated to be light enough for the eye area. The skin here is so much thinner and fragile. This one definitely delivers on all counts for me, so I am giving it my full recommendation, and I hope it works for you as well as it has for me!
I like the Time Delay range, and have done quite a bit of research in to various anti ageing products on the market and the Time Delay range was rated highly among experts, supposedly having the same ingredients as much more expensive products.
Price wise I think this is really good, plus Boots often have it on offer, so value for money I think is undeniable. However, I have to say I am a little disappoiunted with it. I do not see any noticeable improvements in appearance of my eye area, it didn't feel tighter or reduce any fine lines. What I do notice is that when I use it I wake up with puffy eyes. I tried putting less on but still they were definitely puffy, not something I normally have a problem with. Plus it doesn't really absorb, it sits on the skin. You really need a very tiny amount and just dab it on.
On the plus side, the packaging is fine, easy enough to squeeze a drop out and control how much you use. It doesn't have a scent either, which is preferable to me. Also, it does have a brightening effect, so perhaps you could use it to wake up tired looking eyes.
Overall, I'm undecided on this product, but I don't think I will buy it again, due to the fact it makes my eyes puffy. A bit disappointing for a normally excellent brand.
I first tried the Time Delay range of items when they were on a promotional offer in store and this is one of the many items within the range. Its a little gem this, as its the cheaper, not so well marketed or hyped little brother of the big daddy Protect and Perfect range.
Its a small tube containing 15ml of a pink coloured wrinkle reducing cream, which is priced at a not too shabby £6.99. Small is beautiful when it comes to this items price, as its often on an offer in store so can be had for much less than its usual shelf price.
Its mean't to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles around the eyes and improve and boost the skins radiance in that area by using light-diffusing particles etc, whilst also repairing your skin.
So does it work, is it any good? Well after having tried it for 2 weeks I really did notice a difference in general skin tone and colour around the eye area. The product does contain retinyl too, which is used in many more expensive creams.
The cream does and can reduce dark circles under the eyes, it improves the skins general appearance and is so very easy to apply. Not sure it makes you look younger by the day as it claims but I can see it is a good item that does make a difference.
It will be interesting to see over time what the results will be like. I have bought more of the eye cream already and will continue with it as it has had some effect.
Do check it out and always buy when there is an offer or deal so that you get best value for money. Its a great little addition to your skin care regime.
I have used a lot of expensive eye creams in the past which have claimed to visibly improve the signs of ageing, some show pictures of before and after eyes on the packaging making the after eye considerably improved with only very feint wrinkles visible.
I must admit that I have never had much success with any of them either they made my eyes puffy or made them sting. I certainly have never noticed any real improvement. I stopped using these sorts of products about 2 years ago when I went on an economy drive and realised how much money I was spending on skin products that didn't actually work.
A few months ago I was in our local pub which has very bright lights in the ladies and I noticed the skin underneath my eyes looked like they were sinking in and gave the impression I had circles. Hmm maybe time to give the eye creams a try again but determined not to spend a fortune I made my way to Boots to see if they had anything reasonable to offer.
I was drawn to their Time Delay display which is a Boots own brand which had money off that week; I picked up the eye cream and read what it claimed to do which is to firm the delicate eye area and help reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles. As it wasn't going to break the bank I decided to give it a go.
The packaging is not very exciting just a plain white box with silver writing on the front and its claims and directions on the back. Inside is a plastic tube with the beige eye cream inside. I like the idea of a tube instead of a pot when I usually lose some under my finger nail with every application so a tube is better for me to avoid wasting the product.
The instructions said to dot around the eyes and blend in lightly with finger tips in upward strokes, use morning and evening after cleansing.
The cream goes on very easily and sinks in straightaway and does not leave a greasy residue, it does not smell of anything so I assume it is probably perfume free but it does not actually say this on the box. It has light-diffusing particles that are said to brighten the eyes and I found my eyes did look better after the first application. You only need a small amount of cream which makes it very economical I have not use a quarter of the tube yet.
I have been using the cream now for about a month and I am really very pleased with it, I have not noticed a reduction in the appearance of wrinkles but it does plump out the skin underneath the eyes quite nicely and I have lost that hollow eye look.
A 15 ml tube is usually £6.99 but at the moment there is £1.00 off.
I purchased my tube of Boots Time Delay Wrinkle Reduce Eye Cream quite by chance the other week. I was in Boots, clutching my £5 off voucher, in desperate need of eye cream, with small boy in buggy very bored and had enough of shopping. I had no time to peruse the shelves other than to grab the first eye cream I saw that was included in the offer and was a reasonable price and kept my fingers crossed that it would be OK.
The packaging makes some pretty hefty claims about this little product - it is supposed to replenish and rehydrate to help reduce wrinkles and loss of firmness - no bad thing for any of us really. It also promises that it is a light but intense formula which intrigued me, as light and intense are two things that don't really seem to go together. Also, it is supposed to include light diffusing particles to give an extra boost of radiance.
When I opened the packaging I was pleased to see the cream itself was a lovely pinky colour (quite why that was so pleasing I am not so sure, but anything that pretty a colour must surely be good?). The tube also has a handy nozzle which means that you only squirt out what you actually need - much better than a pot where I always dollop out far too much.
The cream itself is really light to apply and is easily absorbed - no rubbing in required. You are supposed to dab the cream around the eye area and I must say that my eyes feel lovely and refreshed after using it. I can also say that the cream does somehow seem to lighten my dark circles (must be those clever light diffusing particles), something that I have not found to be the case in much more expensive eye creams.
Whether or not the magical properties of the anti-ageing lipopeptides will actually work and I will actually get less wrinkles remains to be seen, but for the time being I am really impressed with this little cream. It makes my eyes feel awake, refreshed and hydrated and really does make them look less tired - a miracle in my books.
The best thing about this cream is the price - £6.99 normally, or with my handy £5 off voucher a bargain £1.99. I will be definately looking out for this cream on offer again and will stock up - give it a try, you will be impressed!!
I bought the Time Delay Wrinkle Reduce Eye Cream a while back to make use again of a £5.00 off skin care voucher. Although the £5.00 vouchers have encouraged me to spend, I'm pretty pleased as I've found some decent products as a result. I've had a 'might as well give it a go' attitude with all of the products I have tried, so my expectations have not been that high. The cream has a usual price of £6.84 but it's currently reduced to £5.84 and available via the website (www.boots.com). As I bought it with the £5.00 voucher it only cost me a bargain £1.84.
We are told the cream contains an intense formula which is blended with a 'skin firming' complex to help reduce fine lines and wrinkles. Antioxidants and lipopeptides protect, nourish and repair the eye area. Where as light diffusing particles give the eye area a boost of radiance making it look brighter, smoother and firmer.
The cream comes in a slim 15ml clear plastic tube with a silver coloured screw lid. It is easy to dispense and you only need to give the tube a slight squeeze to get the small amount needed. The cream is pale pink in colour which is a bit unusual, most eye creams I have used tend to be either white in colour or those with added concealer, which are a beige colour. I was initially worried it may make the skin around my eyes look a pink colour, it doesn't though.
The cream has a very light texture which is fluid but not at all runny. It doesn't have any greasiness to it which I like. There is also no fragrance as such, if I really sniff hard there is a slight smell but it's very neutral and doesn't smell of anything distinctive. To use the cream you just squeeze a small amount onto the finger and dot it around the under eye area and to the side of the eye, tapping it lightly into the skin in upward stokes. It doesn't take much effort for it to sink into the skin. This cream is good for those people who are worried about touching or rubbing the delicate eye area as I find a couple of gentle taps sufficient. Once on, it doesn't have any heaviness and leaves no residue and the reason for its pale pink colour becomes apparent. It isn't possible to detect any pink on the skin but somehow the colour acts as a light diffuser so it immediately brightens any dark circles and makes the eye contour look less dull and tired. There is no sparkle at all but it does have a sheer look about it but this isn't overly shiney. The cream feels cooling and soothing, so the eye area is immediately refreshed on application. It doesn't sting at all which I find some creams do. I tend to give the cream about a minute to fully sink in before applying my eye make up, which then goes on smoothly.
It does do a good job on fine lines and crepey skin. Over time it softens and smoothes fines lines but you do have to have patience with it, as it takes a good 4-6 weeks before noticing much difference. I wouldn't say it works massively well on wrinkles, there is no disappearing act but it does soften them a bit. The greatest overall benefit I have found is the brightening to the eye contour area. This effect is immediate and just becomes more so over time. I feel the cream also adds some moisture, so the eye area feels less tight and dry and looses the slight bumpiness under the eye. It is recommended the cream be used twice daily, in the morning and evening, which I have been doing as it really is no hassle to use.
I feel the cream offers pretty good value for money (especially if the voucher is used). I think it holds its own against some more expensive eye creams which I have tried. That said, I do have a couple of quibbles. The first being, as an anti ageing product I feel it should incorporate an SPF into it, as this would provide protection against sun damage on a daily basis. It would provide better value for money as it would act as an all in one product instead of needing to obtain sun protection via a different cream. Second quibble, there is a staggeringly long list of ingredients, which I won't list here. Though they can be found on the Boots website (www.boots.com). The cream has been dermatologically tested but I will mention that it does contains paraben preservatives and therefore is not suitable for people who avoid parabens. For this reason, it may also not be suitable for people with allergies or sensitive skin. The cream has a shelf life of 6 months. If used twice daily one tube lasts approximately 4 months.
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I've always tried to use moisturiers on my skin as I think this is the key to keeping skin looking young. My husband is actually 11 years older than me but looks about my age and he says this is because he has always moisturised. However when I turned 27 in february last year (28 soon :-( ) I decided that I would start using anti-aging creams, I suppose as with everything prevention is better than the cure.
Up until recently I've been using well known brands like Olay and L'Oreal, as I think a brand with a good reputation normally has it for a reason. However as all Boots customers will know they often have promotions on where they will give out money off vouchers if you spend more than £5. Sometimes these are for No 7 products and other times they're for skincare products. After looking for something I could use my voucher on it didn't take me long to realise most products were over £20. I don't mind spending a couple of pound I didn't intend to but I wasn't going to buy a £20 product just to get £5 off. Eventually I saw this Boots Time Delay Wrinkle Reduce Eye Cream priced at £6.84 and with the £5 voucher it only cost £1.84, bargain.
The packaging is quite plain looking, it justs comes in a white box with writing on. Inside the box is a a 15ml tube of the eye cream which is a pinky looking colour. It describes the eye cream on the tube as follows:
"This light but intense formula blended with our skin-firming complex firms the delicate eye area and helps reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles"
It recommends you use the cream morning and evening, you should dot it around the eyes and blend lightly with fingertips. I think you've got to be careful when dotting around the eyes because you only need a very small amount. Too many times I have put far too much on, I tend to just put a little on my finger now. It is also very thick in consistency.
If there's one thing I don't like about this eye cream is the smell, it smells like an antiseptic cream which is not very pleasant.
In terms of how good the cream is at reducing wrinkles I am unsure really. Hopefully at 27 I'm not gonna get too many and only time will tell if the cream is any good. I have been using it for quite a few months now (for a small tube it lasts ages) and if I can get another one priced at just £1.84 again I will certainly be buying some more. In fact even at full price it is well worth the money compared to the higher prices of other brands.
I brought this product about 6 months ago after receiving a voucher in boots for £5 off skincare, so I only cost me about £1.80. I had never really used time delay before, always tried to use brands that are better known, but I decided to give it ago as even if it was terrible I have not spent a lot. Oh what a bargain it turned out to be!
The eye cream is sold in a white box with gold writing on. It comes in a plastic tube, 15ml in size, with a 2mm size hole to squeeze out small little 'blobs' of cream. The cream is a light pink colour and has a medium thickness, which makes it easy to rub in, but does not greasy (which I think is very important with any eye cream) or runny. The cream itself is very smooth and dry's very quickly making it a great cream to use in a rush in the morning before applying your make up.
The packet recommends applying it as 3 dots below the eye and then rub in, which works well and helps you use the right amount of cream, but is not essential, it will work just as well dabbing it on your finger then applying.
I have found the cream a great way to wake my eyes up in the morning. I am not a morning person and I find it really refreshing, and makes my under eyes with nice and smooth. It does not have a noticeable scent to tell you about. I am only 18 so can't give you any information about how it has reduced my wrinkles etc, but it does contain a few ingredients that have been known to help prevent the aging process; Ginseng which helps reduce fine lines and wrinkles by making the skin firmer, Lupinus Albas which restructures and regenerates the skin and Pyrus Malas which helps remove dead skin and reduces inflammation of the skin.
As for who I would recommend it to, I am 18 and I use it, my mum is in her early 40s and she used it after I recommended it and we both love the product. I would therefore recommend it to anyone from older teenagers to women in their late mid ages. There are two different types of eye cream, one for more mature skin and one for younger skin. I use the one for younger skin but I don't think there is much difference between the two products other than proportions of the ingredients that help prevent the ageing process. The one for mature skin is slightly more expensive but maybe better for those with more lines and wrinkles, but is still cheap and well worth the money.
As I have already mentioned, you can only buy it from Boots (with the exception of websites like ebay) as it is a Boots own make brands. Even without the voucher the price is really cheap, and I would even go as far as saying I would even pay a little more for it. However, I strongly recommend that you watch out for the £5 off facial skincare vouchers when you spend £5 in store as they are regularly given out and make the eye cream an absolute steal.
Overall a fantastic product that has encouraged me to try other products in the range. I strongly recommend it!
I was so surprised to see that this came up in the dooyoo catalogue!!
I have only just started to use this product again upon discovering it in my make up bag. I wanted an eye cream and fancied the look of this one, with its cheap price tag was very appealing.
Of course the item is a Boots product, from their own branded Time Delay range of products which I have always thought were very good value for money indeed. Not to mention the fact you can collect advantage card points on your purchases at Boots, bonus!!
It is a small thin plastic tube of product, the size of which is 15ml. It is clear with a silver screw on lid, which you have to squeeze to apply the product. It is sold in a small cardboard box. The colour is that of a a rather light concealer kind of colour. It comes out easily and is very easy to dispense the correct amount at a time, it is not very thick but neither runny. Only a small amount is needed under each eye for the desired effect, a small blob on each eye will more than suffice. If it were to be used morning and night the tube will probably last a while because you do not need to use much at all, so it represents excellent value for money.
I have been using this when I feel like I need a perk up in the morning or on a night out and it gives me a bit more confidence that my eyes are looking bright as can be and not dark and baggy.
The colour made me think it was going to be some sort of heavy looking cream base with it looking skin coloured in the tube however it does not act like a thick concealer at all, I was convinced I would have big creamy patches under my eyes but it does not deposit any colour as such and the colour seems to be just the light diffusing particles it contains, of which there are many!!
Upon applying, the very slightly greasy texture sinks quickly into the skin leaving behind an ever so slight but lovely looking sheen and some sparkly bits which again are not over the top but rather add a brightness to the whole eye area. These light reflecting particles are very rich in the product, they have not skimped on them and the whole cream throughout is scattered with them. A gorgeous effect and a real boost to your skin and your confidence, I love the very radiant effect that it gives.
It does not particularly smell of anything whatsoever, I did not expect it to be scentless but it is, I do not think it is classes as fragrance free however I really could not smell a thing. Maybe it is just me?!
My skin type is sensitive to dry and some make up makes my eyes hurt if they are particularly sensitive at the time, now upon application of this product I felt no irritation whatsoever, no urge to wipe it off immediately as has happened before with certain products, no stinging, sensitivity etc
so I would have no hesitation in any skin type wearing it, best to do a small test piece to check as with all beauty products. There is a very slight cooling sensation, only very very slight, but this is probably because mine is kept in a cool place, it feels smooth and refreshing upon application.
As well as the brightening effect this little pocket rocket will sort out the sort of crepey kind of skin that loves to materialise underneath the eyes. Well no problem at all this sorts it out, my eyes feel a lot better underneath at the moment even with occasional use, I am really looking forward towards using this every day as part of my skin care regime, now that I am mid 20's I think it is the right time to do it.
Aqua, Caprylic/capric triglyceride, Mica, Butylene glycol, Petrolatum,
Cetyl alcohol, Dimethicone, Glyceryl stearate, PEG-100 stearate, Glycerin,
Paraffin, Phenoxyethanol, Propylene glycol, Methylparaben, Sodium ascorbyl phosphate, Citric acid, Xanthan gum, Sodium citrate, Magnesium aluminum silicate, Hydrolyzed wheat protein, Ethylparaben, Tetrasodium EDTA, Retinyl palmitate, Polysorbate 20, Pyrus malus extract, Panax ginseng extract, Saccharomyces lysate extract, Talc,
Lupinus albus extract, Carbomer, Sodium dehydroacetate, Potassium sorbate, Tocopherol, Butylparaben, Palmitoyl oligopeptide, Propylparaben, Palmitoyl tetrapeptide-7, CI 77891, CI 77491
As you can see it contains amongst many other ingredients ginseng, lupinus albas and pyrus malas extract.
Ginseng will help the microcirculation of the skin, which can help reduce fine lines and make the skin firmer.
Lupinus Albas has a restructuring and regenerating effect on skin.
Pyrus Malas reduces skin inflammation and helps in removing dead skin fragments.
I recommed the product for all ages of women. Teenagers will benefit from the lovely glow and shininess and everyone else will love this AND the fact it tightens and firms the problem under eye skin. The application of it is foolproof and goes on so smooth it is a real treat for the eyes.
The youthful radiance, smoothness and brightness it gives is absolutely second to none, I have never found a product that delivers so much in one little tube, it really is a miracle cream and I don't say that lightly!!
The price is £6.84 currently online at www.boots.com and in the Boots shops, I bet if someone carried out a test comparison with creams ten times the price this would come out near the top. Just try it!
In fact I am very tempted to give the other items in this range a go as I am sure they will complement each other, and if this product is good then the other items in the range I am sure must be of the same high quality.
Summary I have to give it 10 out of 10, sheer brilliance!!
WOW!... That was quick I was just logging of and before I did I checked my account and found another suggestion had been put forward, so on checking this it was the one I put forward this morning. Great work!!
Now I wanted to write about this Eye Cream as it is just BRILLIANT!!. I had never used an Eye Cream before and again got this some time back, actually I took a risk and got myself a couple as I had the £5 vouchers and as soon as you used one they gave you another so it seemed neverending, but I'm not complaining as I have had some wonderful things out of it that I would never have bought.
I don't know about you, but I'm a very strong believer in keeping you skin, especially on your face well moisturised at all times and I do spend a lot of time in the morning putting on this and that face creams. I do think that it has paid off as my skin is quite soft and wrinkle free ( no I'm not a big head just facts!).
Now I was a bit unsure about putting a cream under my eye and having to touch this area, as I avoid touching it as much as I can, but it was catching up with me (Age!) even though I didn't feel old the fine lines were starting to appear.
So what have I got to lose, well as it turned out nothing I just gained wrinkle free eyes again and I'm not joking!.
This is from the Boots Time Delay range and is called "Anti-Ageing Wrinkle Reduce Eye Cream", this comes in a small tube 15ml. This is a clear tube which shows you a light pinky colour cream inside, this has a silver screw on lid and on unscrewing you will find a small nozzle.
You will need the smallest amount to just spot around the side and under your eyes, very carefully pat this on until it has disappeared. Don't drag the skin in this area as it will give you craggy eyes!.
Now one of the things that this Eye Cream does is firm the skin in this area with it's specially formulated skin firming complex and gradually reduces the signs of fine lines and wrinkles.
This also contains antioxidants and anti-ageing lipopeptides which norishes the skin and protects it from the elements. Plus also it has light diffusing particles that help to give the look of bright eyes.
Now this is know quick fix and it took me several months before I saw a difference, but I can tell you that for me it really has worked and I wouldn't be without this. I used to swear by the No7 Serum that was all the range a while back and I had been using that for a couple of years before all the hype, but it didn't stop the fine lines and wrinkles from starting to appear. So now this is my all time favourite cream for my face, I just wouldn't be without it ever!!.
The box says " Skin Looks Younger Day By Day " and I can't fault that. I won't list all the ingredients as they go on forever, but it is Dermatologically proven to be kind to your skin.
It is best applied after moisturising in the morning and in the evening, if I'm really honest with you I only apply this in the morning as at night I just use a night cream on my face after cleansing. The good news is that this Eye Cream only costs £6.84 and if you get a voucher it will only cost you £1.84 crazy money!
If I could give more stars I certainly would as I cannot praise this cream enough so 5 stars it has to be!!!