“ Brand: Elizabeth Arden / Type: Eye Cream / Subcategory: Moisturiser / Eye Care / Suitable for: Eye / UV Protection Factor: SPF 15 / Skin type: for dry skin and for all types / What it does: Moisturizes / Product line: Elizabeth Arden Ceramide „
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Elizabeth Arden eye cream
I received this as one of the free samples when I recently bought some of the Elizabeth Arden products and since I like the range thought it was worth a try.
This promises to target fine lines and crows feet and will apparently lift and firm the eye area as well as minimise dark circles and puffiness. It is described as an anti-ageing super moisturiser which lifts plumping to a new level with Cellular Plumping Technology, which is a new peptide, and a collagen-supporting extract. I don't know anything about this but it certainly sounds good as a marketing ploy. It is clinically tested and is suitable for sensitive skin.
PRODUCT AND PACKAGING...
Since this was a sample, it comes in a very small tube with the instructions inside the box. I have seen the actual product in all its glory and it is actually a tub of the cream and looks a lot more glamorous than my little tube. No matter, the product inside is the same.
The cream itself is nice and creamy in texture and certainly feels as though it is going to be very moisturising. It has no discernible smell and as expected is white in colour.
USING THE PRODUCT...
The product should be patted gently around the eye area paying particular attention the outer eye area where there are lines. Since it contains SPF15 it should be applied before sun exposure. Because it is really quite creamy a little of the product does go a long way, so use sparingly. It massages into the skin easily and doesn't sting the eyes if it accidently gets into them, and as soon as I apply it, my eye area really does feel softer and nicely moisturised.
PRICE AND AVAILABILITY...
The eye cream is available from department stores and also various places online. It is very expensive, I think, at £33.15 for 15ml of the stuff, but I suppose if willing to make the investment then it will last a long time.
To be honest, when I saw the price I did expect great things of this cream and thought that having used the sample I would be willing to go out and buy some more. It is easy to use and leaves my eye area feeling soft and smooth but that's about it. It isn't a miracle cream and I saw no lessening of any lines around my eyes.
Nice moisturiser but definitely not worth the price tag.
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I really like this Elizabeth Arden 'Ceramide Plump Perfect Eye Moisturiser Cream' (quite a mouthful!) I actually got it as a free sample as I bought some other Elizabeth Arden products. The size I got was a 7ml jar, which is really good because the normal sized product is only 15ml so I got almost a 50% sized one! It is an exact replica of the 15ml jar, only smaller.
The cream claims to treat dark circles, sooth puffiness, make your skin look firmer and protect against signs of aging.
The cream is to be used within 12 months of being opened.
The cream comes in a plastic jar with a plastic screw top lid. The bottom half of the jar is made from clouded white plastic and the lid is a gold/yellow colour and has a gold stripe around the bottom of it. I quite liked the design of the jar since it is different to other moisturisers that I have seen.
The cream itself is white and thick in texture. I really like thick moisturisers. It is really easy to apply, you simply put a little on your finger and then rub it around your eye area. I have noticed that my skin around my eyes looks nicer and firmer, and that my eyes don't look as tired as they normally do (really good for early mornings then!) It does seem to have made the slight black circles of my eyes disappear too which I get when I have not had much sleep.
The cream absorbs into the skin really quickly, almost as soon as it is applied and my skin feels moisturised straight away, though I do think it makes the skin feel just a tiny bit oily.
The eye cream didn't irritate my skin in the slightest. It is really gentle and there would be no problem using it everyday. It also does not have much of a fragrance to it, it just smells a lot like other moisturisers. I like the fact that it doesn't have much of a smell because sometimes it puts me off using a product.
Since this moisturiser is only for around the eye area, you only use a tiny bit each time you use it so it should last for a long time. I got mine about two months ago and apply it regularly and I still haven't used up my 7ml jar yet.
The cream has an SPF of 15, which I think is really good since it is protecting your skin and this is always and added bonus!
The cream is available from Boots and I have also seen the Elizabeth Arden range at John Lewis and Debenhams. You can also get it from the Boots website.
The jar costs a mega £29 for 15ml! Which I think is waaay too much, but having said that I do think this cream is really good. As my skin is still quite youthful I don't think I really need to be paying through the roof for an expensive eye cream, though I like the fact that it has an spf in it and that it does seem to make my eyes look less puffy and dark.
Had I not got this as a sample I don't think I would have bought it, but I would recommend it since it does seem to work and is really nice to have!
(Also on Ciao)