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Product: Daily Eye Repair
Brand: Liz Earle
I love eye care products and over the years i've tried many different eye creams/gels from higher end to lower end brands. A few months back i got the Liz Earle Daily Eye Repair, i bought the 10ml tube which is priced at £13.25, although it also comes in a 5ml tube for £6.90.
As with all other Liz Earle packaging, the product is packaged very well and instantly feels like that of a luxury item.
The tube itself is a light green plastic with a screw top lid and the usual Liz Earle Logo at the front of the packaging. The lid under the screw top is sealed, upon opening the seal to release the product you squeeze the tube gently to release the cream. The product is quite creamy in consistency, a white cream which you only need to apply a little of this to your chosen area, a little really does go a long way.
The cream sinks in quite quickly and doesn't leave a greasy feeling upon the skin like many other eye creams which i've tested in the past.
The smell is quite strong, a leafy kind of smell, although not too over powering, a quite pleasant smell actually.
The triple action cream claims to reduce the appearance of fine lines, brighten dark under-eye shadows whilst the SPF10 mineral sunscreen helps protect the delicate area from UV light.
Apparently you can also use the product for fine lines around the mouth and forehead, although personally i've only yet used it on my eye area.
Naturally active ingredients include moisturising borage, protective antioxidants beta-carotene and natural source vitamin E plus soothing echinacea.
After consistently using the product for a few months i can definitely see an improvement with the dark shadows underneath my eyes. After dabbing the cream on my eye area which instantly feels very cool and refreshing, i notice that my shadows disappear within 20 minutes or so, a must have for a night owl as myself.
I apply the Daily Eye Repair every morning as part of my daily skin routine.
I haven't got any fine lines so i can't comment about that as yet but i'm all for protect and prevention, therefore the SPF10 is a huge plus point for me. I can honestly say that it's the best eye care product i've used as yet and will continue to do so.
The Liz Earle Daily Eye Repair is suitable for all skin types.
You can buy the product from the Official Liz Earle Website or from a Liz Earle counter/store.
*** This Review may also be published on my own personal blog ***
Liz Earle Daily Eye Repair - 5mls for £6.75.
I am quite new to Liz Earle products and I have had great results using Liz Earle Hot Cloth Cleanser. I have been using an Elemis Eye Cream in the past and to be honest it was costing around £15 for 5mls so as I am on quite a tight budget I decided to look for a cheaper eye cream.
When I say cheaper I just want to pay less but I still want to achieve the same results or better results as my usual eye cream.
I have quite combination like skin, dry to normal in the middle but a bit of an oily t-zone. I need to use eye cream on a daily basis because I want to prevent wrinkles and eye bags in the future. I know eye cream prevents this so I feel that for me it is beneficial to use it.
Eye cream needs to be applied really sparingly to the eye contour area, if you use too much you are just wasting money as a little goes a long way and you do not get any better results if you apply more than you need. The best way to apply it is to squeeze a tiny amount onto your finger and then apply it as gently as possible without rubbing or pulling the skin - just tap it on lightly. As I said before you only need to use a tiny amount. 5mls should last about a month.
The Liz Earle Daily Eye Repair comes in a tiny 5ml tube. The tube has a tiny lid and when you remove the lid the product is sealed with plastic. When I squeeze the tube slightly to disperse the cream a small amount of the cream comes out easily. The cream is white in colour with a very small hint of gold. The cream is quite thick compared to my usual brand and to be honest even with the tiny amount I have squeezed out it will be too much for my eye contour area. This is basically because the cream is thicker than my usual brand.
The cream applies well and sinks into my skin. It feels soft to use. I just have to be careful not to apply too much.
The cream is rich in Beta-carotene. Beta-carotene is one of the orange/yellow pigments responsible for the colour of many fruits and vegetables such as carrots, oranges, apricots. It is also widely found in green leafy vegetables but its colour is masked by the green chlorophyll. This is why when the level of chlorophyll in leaves falls during autumn the leaves turn a reddish colour as the beta-carotene becomes visible. Beta-carotene has antioxidant properties.
It also contains Borage Oil, nicknamed the herb of gladness by the Romans because of its use in treating depression. The beautiful star shaped flowers of this plant give way to tiny seeds crammed with a health promoting plant oil. This oil is one of the richest sources of the essential fatty acid GLA (gamma linolenic acid), which helps to lock moisture onto the skin.
Also in this cream is D-panthenol, otherwise known as pro-vitamin B5, this B vitamin is necessary for the normal functioning of the skin and has a moisturising effect. It also helps stimulate cellular renewal.
Echinacea Extract, this pretty flower from the same family as sunflowers and daisies has striking purple petals. It is said to be named because the spiky conical seed head in the centre of the petals resembles a hedgehog (echinos is Greek for hedgehog). Native Americans first used this plant and it has since been used widely in herbal preparations ever since for anything ranging from colds and flu to skin conditions.
Titanium Dioxide, this occurs naturally as the mineral 'Rutile' but it is almost always coloured due to contamination with materials such as Iron Oxides. Titanium Dioxide is very effective at reflecting UV light and hence ideal for use as a component in sun protection products. The Titanium Dioxide we use in our Sun Shade is produced from mineral sources and undergoes several processes to ensure its purity.
Lastly Vitamin E, This antioxidant helps protect skin against free radical damage caused by pollution and the sun's radiation. We only use premium natural-source vitamin E which is up to three times more potent than the synthetic variety.
I have used this eye cream now for around 5 weeks and my 5ml tube has finally ran out. I like this eye cream for lots of reasons, it works just as well as my usual brand, it is an eye cream full of natural ingredients and it has not been tested on animals, it contains an SPF of 10 which is an added bonus and it has a tiny amount of concealer in the cream. This saves both time and money, when using this cream I no longer need to use a concealer.
I like this eye cream so much that I may now splash out and buy the full size 10ml tube. This costs £13.00 so it works out a tiny bit cheaper than buying two 5ml tubes at £6.75 per tube.
This cream suits my eye area perfectly, my skin in this area appears softer and fine lines have diminshed, the added concealer is a real bonus.
This eye cream really is worth 5 Dooyoo stars, in time it may become a cult product just like the Hot Cloth Cleanser.
I'm getting to the age where I need to start worrying about lines and wrinkles setting in. I know that the eye area is very delicate so wanted to buy a cream that would hopefully help with those pesky little creases that have decided they want to set up home on my face. As readers of some of my reviews know I am a big Liz Earle fan and so decided to try out their Daily Eye Repair.
This cream has a SPF 10 in it, so I thought that this would be an added bonus as I know that all skin care companies generally recommend that a SPF is used whenever possible.
When applying the cream I use my little finger to dab a small amount around my eye area and gently rub/dab into the area. The cream is quite thick and not runny so it does feel nice as it is applied and doesn't run off my face.
The cream itself is to help with fine lines and help with dark circles. I personally don't really suffer with dark circles, however I don't think I've seen that much of an improvement with lines either. The skin around my area feels nice and not dry and generally well moisturized however this is definitely not a miracle cure. There are still faint lines and nobody has said that I look 21 again either. Not really sure if that is likely though!!!!
I'm going to keep using this product as I think it fits in well with my skin care regime (I use the other products from the brand), and I don't think it is doing any harm however this is not a must for your make up bag. If you can get it as part of a special offer or just want an eye cream, for precautionary measures then this may be the one for you.
Before I decided I needed to curb my spending a bit and put myself on a budget, I bought myself a huge box of Liz Earle products from QVC. I had wanted to try Liz Earle products for ages, and in fairness to me, even though I didn't really need any of the stuff I bought, I got it for a fairly good price!
One of the products I got, and one of the first ones I began to use was the Daily Eye Repair. I had previously been using a Benefit eye gel which wasn't really any good, but cost the best part of £20, so I felt I had to continue using it, as I would have felt guilty throwing it out! Anyway, I finally got to the end of it and couldn't wait to try this product out.
This eye cream claims to be triple action as it should minimise the appearance of fine lines, the light-reflecting particles will conceal and brighten under eye shadows and it also contains SPF10 to protect skin from the sun. I was especially interested in the claim that it will brighten and conceal under eye shadows as I have dark circles under my eyes and have yet to find anything that will shift them!
Liz Earle products are all made with botanical ingredients and this cream contains an impressive list of oils and extracts including beta-carotene, borage oil, pro-vitamin B5, Echinacea, and vitamin E.
The cream comes in a pale green tube and is available in two sizes, either the smaller 5ml travel size or the full 10ml size. I have the 5ml one and it is a VERY small tube, however I've been pleasantly surprised at how much use I've got from this, as you don't need to apply much per use.
The cream should be applied every morning after applying your moisturiser. I was surprised to learn that you can also use this on fine lines on the forehead and around the mouth. It just seemed odd, as this is marketed as an eye cream, but I must admit I have only ever applied it to the eye area.
The cream is white and a nice consistency, being not too thick nor too runny. It does have a very gentle leafy scent to it, but it's barely noticeable and the scent doesn't seem to irritate my eyes at all.
I was taught that you should pat eye creams in rather than rub, however that technique doesn't seem to work with this one unfortunately. I have found that if you rub it very gently it will begin to absorb into the skin, and because of the consistency it never feels like I am dragging my skin. The cream sinks in quite quickly and doesn't feel greasy at all on the skin.
The first improvement I noticed once I started using this product, was that the area around my eyes looked brighter. I don't think I would go as far as saying that it concealed dark circles as they claimed, but it did seem to make the skin around my eyes look a little brighter and the dark, reddish coloured marks I have on the outer corners of my eyes looked a lot less noticeable.
In terms of minimising the appearance of fine lines, I can't say this is something I have noticed. I do have a couple of lines around my eyes and they didn't really look much different to when I started using this cream to be honest. The one big difference I've found though, is it simply makes the skin around my eyes look healthier.
The small 5ml tube of this costs £6.50 and the 10ml tube is £12.50. Both can be bought from www.lizearle.com or QVC often sell Liz Earle products but they usually come in sets rather than individually.
Overall, I would say that this was OK but I don't think the results it produced were good enough for me to want to buy it again. Although it did appear to make the skin around my eyes look a little healthier and brighter, it didn't seem to do much to help my dark circles and there wasn't any 'wow factor' with it that makes me think it's worth the price.
If you look at my review history, it's no secret that I'm a skincare junkie and that I have my favourite skincare lines. Liz Earle is one of them and that's because they use high quality ingredients in their products which make them both a pleasure to use effective. I'll admit that I don't LOVE every Liz Earle product since some products just don't work on my skin type, but it is a bit of a cult-brand that is still winning awards left, right and centre so they must be doing something right.
Liz Earle as a company don't test either their products or their ingredients on any animals ( it's all human testing ) and although they do use some preservatives in some of their products (except for Superbalm, Superskin Concentrate, Spot-On, Lip Shimmers, Vital Oils for the Bath and Vital Oils Body Sprays ) it's a food-based preservative. Plus, the reason why it's used in some products and not others is because the likes of superbalm etc are oil-based formulations and are therefore not susceptible to micro bacterial contamination. However, it seems that the company is continuing in their find to find a natural alternative.
*Who is this for ? *
I would say this can be used for all ages and all skin types, not just for those with visible signs of aging. That's because a) it contains a suncreen and from teenage years upwards this is an absolute must on the skin, especially around the eye area and b) it contains light-reflective particles that is useful for undereye shadows and this is a problem that can occur at any age. Also, in my opinion because this has a light texture, it is suitable for those who suffer from puffiness around the eye area and find that some eye products inparticular make this issue worse as they are too heavy and their delicate skin around the eye area cannot cope with the ingredients. However, this has not been developed to disguise dark shadows alone and can only help minimise the look of them, so if you're expecting miracles I would save your money for a decent concealer to tackle such issues.
* Please note that some skins will be sensitive to some SPF ingredients so for those with very sensitive skins I would patch test first. *
*How to use it *
As noted already this contains a suncreen, an spf of 10. The ingredient that gives this product its protection is Titanium Dioxide and this is a PHYSICAL spf ingredient. That means that this product reflects the sun and it's rays and therefore must be applied LAST after any other skincare product for the eye area. If another skin care product is applied afterwards then the SPF protection is lost. However, I would say mineral type makeup ( or a powder based makeup product ) is fine to use on top as it's not a liquid and will not interfere with the spf value.
*Why does this work ? *
Along with the physical spf ingredient, it also contains Beta-carotene ( which acts in this instance as a an anti-oxiant fighting free radicals that attack out skin on a daily basis . ) It also contains the likes Borage Oil ( which is a rich source of essential fatty acids which helps to nourish and strengthen the skin, ) Vitamin E ( natural source as always with Liz Earle products, which also acts as an anti-oxidant to help to heal and protect the skin, ) Echinacea ( to help boost cell regeneration ) and D panthenol ( which also is thought to boost cell regeneration as well having moisturing properties. )
Therefore, whilst it's an effective moisturiser for the eye area and suitable for those who have visible signs of aging around the eye area and would like to boost cell renewal, it's also suitable for younger types with dark shadows and/or in need of spf protection in an eye product ( as well as more mature skins who need help with aspects of both dark shadows and aging around the eye area. ) Thus, it's a good all rounder. However, I'm a complete wrinkle-phobic and my skin seems to be able to accept layering of products, especially around the eye area, so if you're like me I would layer other eye products ( such as the Decleor hydrotenseur serum ) undrneath and take advantage of the light reflecting particles and SPF ingredient to use on top. However, with any SPF product try not to get it in your eye as it may sting a little.
Daily Eye repair is a lightweight, yet nourishing cream for the under-eye area. Its designed to be used during the daytime, and contains a non-chemical SPF 10 to protect the delicate eye area of the suns rays. It contains borage and natural vitamin E to help rehydrate and smooth lines, and echinacea to help strengthen the skin. Liz Earle uses premium, natural ingredients, so this product is superb quality it is very gently, yet effective.
The cream is quite rich, but very smooth so it blends in nicely. I squeeze out a small amount onto my ring finger, and then blend onto the skin under both eyes. The product comes in a tube with a very fine tip, so its easy to squeeze out just a little amount, as thats all thats needed. I find that I only need a small dot of cream for each eye, and this amount covers the whole of the area under my eyes and blends onto the tops of my cheeks.
This is primarily a moisturising cream that helps diminish fine lines, but at 20, I do not use it for this purpose. It contains a mineral sunscreen, which protects the area from the sun. I used to only use sunscreens during the summer, but experts say that it is important to use sun protection all year round. Even though the sun doesnt feel as strong during the winter, the suns rays can still damage our skin. I have been using this product for two years, and have noticed that my eye area is smoother and more even in colour. I used to wear foundation all over the eye area to conceal dark circles and unevenness in colour, but now this is no longer necessary. This product also contains light reflecting particles that actually conceal any uneven colour or texture, so this product completely removes the need to apply concealer or foundation to this area. It also acts as a preventative treatment for fine lines, and may keep you looking young for longer.
This is primarily an eye cream, but it can also be used on fine lines around the mouth and forehead. Since it contains light reflecting particles, it makes lines appear smoother and finer, wherever it is used.
This product is certainly suitable for all ages. I started using it when I was about 18, and liked the fact that it acted like a concealer, but it would also very much suit a more mature skin. It doesnt contain any chemicals, so it is perfect for very sensitive skins. I have sensitive skin, and wear contact lenses (and find that some products make my eyes sore) and I have never experienced any irritation. Since this product contains mineral sunscreens, it may give a slightly chalky appearance to very dark skin tones, but this is just the nature of the natural ingredients used.
The product comes in a little cream-coloured tube with a nice little screw top, adorned with a delicate silver band. The packaging is very pretty, and I really enjoy taking it out of my make up bag each morning. As I said earlier, the tube has a very fine tip so its easy to apply a tiny amount of cream, which means there is no wastage and it lasts longer.
Liz Earle is approved by the BUAV (British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection), which, means that the company does not support any kind of animal testing. Many companies claim to not test on animals, but unless they have been approved by the BUAV it is difficult to know whether they still use ingredient components that have been tested on animals. Liz Earle, however, is completely cruelty free. Another bonus is that this product is vegan.
WHERE CAN I BUY IT?
This product is available on the Liz Earle website - www.lizearle.com, and also on QVC - www.qvcuk.com. QVC often have special offers and sell several Liz Earle products together in a set, which means its possible to get a saving.
A 10ml tube of Daily Eye Repair costs £10.95 on Liz Earles website, and my current tube has lasted over a year, so I feel that it is fantastic value.
I would definitely recommend this product, as it has helped my skin so much. Liz Earle is a fantastic company, and in my opinion, this is one of their best products.
Daily Eye Repair Undecided about buying a special eye treatment product? This one is suitable for so many skin types and has so many extra benefits, that it may well be worth checking out. It's a very lightweight cream/lotion to start with, causing (on me anyway) absolutely no puffiness or irritation. It's designed to be used during the day and is one of the best eye products at providing a make-up base. In part, that's down to the fact that it contains a relatively high concentration of titanium dioxide, which acts to cover up little imperfections and helps to provide a good base for the make-up to cling to. It also acts as a light sunscreen (not enough to use on its own in the height of summer though). The only problem with this is that it can leave an ashy 'cast' on black and Asian skin tones, so anyone with very dark skin may be better off withanother product. The product also contains echinacea and vitamin E, which made me concerned that it might be too rich. It's not though, and I believe it would be good for pretty much all skin types - although very dry skins would probably want to use something richer at night-time. It's also perhaps worth mentioning that all the Liz Earle range uses naturally derived Vitamin E, a substantially more expensive ingredient than the lab-created stuff, and more readily absorbed by the skin (although some scientists do dispute that) Packaging is good too; a nice light blue pump dispenser that keeps the product clean and hygienic throughout its life