“ Brand: Lush / Texture: Cream / Type: Eye Cream / Texture: Serum / Suitable for: Eye / Skin type: for dry skin and for all types „
Lush - Enchanted Eye Cream
The product I am reviewing is Enchanted Eye Cream by Lush. The cream is both suitable for day and night use and is especially designed to be used as a moisturiser for the delicate area around the eye.
As we are all aware our eyes can get a little puffy and red or dark circles at times, this product contains Lavender honey water, almond oil and jojoba oil which are designed to combat all of these issues whilst not being too heavy to overload the delicate eye area.
The product comes in a small black plastic bottle, that has a pump action lid. This is really handy because it pumps the perfect amount for both eyes in one press of the pump so there is no excessive waste of the cream. I really like the fact they have chosen this design because you have to be so careful with eye creams in pots or tubes that you do not use a dirty finger and contaminate the entire tube or tub of product. With this bottle the worry of contamination is not eliminated but is minimised
The cream itself is white in colour and the consistency of a very thin moisturiser. I find that it soaks into the skin almost immediately.
The directions on the bottle say to dab the product onto the delicate eye area, then use your ring finger to gently rub the product into the fine skin.
Lavender Honey Water, Stearic Acid, Organic Cold Pressed Almond Oil, Glycerine, Organic Cold Pressed Jojoba Oil, Cetearyl Alcohol, Triethanolamine, Methylparaben, Propylparabe
RRP is £11.50 available from www.Lush.co.uk
I was given a trial of this at a Lush shop recently when I was away from home. I had forgotten another product and popped in to buy a small one to cover me while I was away visiting a friend for a few days and I got chatting to the lady in the shop, I mentioned that my eyes were really feeling the effect of a few late nights and removing my make up so much. She informed me that she had the perfect thing for me to try and popped me a good weeks worth of this into a pot and before I had finished my trial I had returned to the store to buy a full size bottle. I really love this cream, my eyes have been a lot less puffy since using it and it has done everything it has promised. The cream is not at all greasy and soaks straight into the skin without issue. There is no scent to the cream that I can detect at all but as this is an eye cream this is a good thing really.
I have no issues recommending this cream to anyone. The price does seem high, however the size of the bottle I can see this lasting a good 6 months easily.
I give his product 5 out of 5.
I am a total Lush fan and bought this product to help awaken the area around my eyes. At £9.85 I found it a little expensive, however the fresh ingredients, fact that it is vegetarian and not tested on animals swayed me to try it.
Apply a small drop of this cream to the areas around the eye using a small tapping or circular motion to help improve circulation and brighten eyes whilst freshing skin gently.
I have total mixed feelings about this product. Firstly the consistency of mine is very running. When I first squirted it onto my palm it ran everywhere and I had tro use some more and try to tilt my hand from one side to the other just to avoid it running away. This is the only major issue i have with it.
It contains lavender honey water. Lavender is an important and well-rocognized ingredient for it's relaxing properties which help you to stay calm and relaxed. It is versatile and works perfect with honey which has properties which attract and retain moisture. Perfect for refreshing and calming the tired and often dried out areas around the eye. Lavender honey water is not only relaxing and moisturising but it has a great light weight texture. Cold pressed almond oil and jojoba oil are both organic are help to gentle nurish, refresh and moisturise skin.
I love the light weight formula but did not see dramatic results. The runny texture was off putting.
Though I'm still young enough not to have any wrinkles, I do get a little paranoid about the time when, inevitably, they will start developing. I think my eyes are my best feature so I'd been wondering for a while about the possibility of getting some eye cream to keep the eye area looking good!
I am very sceptical about the products which claim to actually get rid of wrinkles (not that I actually have any at the moment...), but a simple moisturiser for the eye area, I thought, would hopefully keep the area moisturised and help prevent me getting such severe wrinkles when I'm older.
I read about Enchanted Eye Cream on this website and was impressed by the favourable reviews, so I decided to pick some up for myself last time I was in Lush. The product cost £9.60 for a 45g bottle, which seems like it will last a long time as I only use the cream at night (I'm in too much of a hurry in the morning!) and you only need a tiny amount.
The lotion contains "organic oils, lavender and soothing honey" which sounds very appealing. I have sensitive skin so I'm quite fussy about what I put on it, but this lotion is full of natural ingredients (and my instincts have been proved right, as the cream does not irritate my eyes at all).
It is dispensed through a pump action bottle, which is good as it lessens the chances of transferring germs. It took me a while to get the hang of this, but only a very gentle push is enough to dispense the very small amount of cream needed. I normally dispense a little into the palm of my hand and use my finger to dab it around my eyes. The cream is exactly the right consistency for easy dispensing and easy application. It is a sort of creamy-white in colour, and has a very light lavender and honey scent.
After applying this cream the skin around my eyes feels softer, refreshed and tighter. I apply it at night and my skin still feels softer in the morning. As I said I don't have wrinkles yet anyway but I've noticed my eyes do look a bit less puffy in the morning! The way this cream feels makes me think that it would indeed help to minimise fine lines, if I had any!
I should say that "Enchanted Eye Cream" is a lovely name and one of the reasons I was drawn to this product - applying it every night feels like such an indulgent luxurious thing to do!
This bottle feels like it will last for ages, but when it does run out I'm sure I'll be buying it again!
Enchanted Eye Cream by Lush claims to wake up your saggy eyes and minimise fine lines and I can tell you that this is exactly what it does, it really does do what it says on the bottle!
Only a small dab is needed and straight away it refreshes the delicate eye area and softly tightens the skin thus providing a subtle but noticeable change to bags and fine lines, not just a temporary fix either, over time I have definitely noticed a difference! It is packed with natural ingredients and far fewer preservatives than most other eye creams and it is not overly scented either, in fact it has very little scent, which is good, you don't really need that in a cream that is going near a very delicate area and would just be another thing that could potentially aggrevate your eyes. Being a nice light cream, it also provides a perfect base for make up too!
Also, being in a pump action bottle instead of a tub is much more hygienic as there is alot less chance of any bacteria being passed into the product and then into your eyes.
I'm glad to see that Lush finally seem to have solved the problem of this product being too runny. It used to squirt out in a big puddle on your hand therefore unnecessarily wasting the product. It is now a more thicker consistency and is much better. The best trick though is still to pump a little on the palm of your hand and apply from there, tapping gently round your eye area with your little finger.
I wouldn't go back to any other eye cream now, not even the big name ones, I once again have been enchanted by yet another fine Lush product!
At £9.60 for a small 45g bottle, it seems expensive, but it isn't really, as it really does last for ages, just one tiny squirt will do for both eyes.
Enchanted eye cream is the first eye cream i've ever bought, I always try a bit my mums/sisters/friends ones floating round the bathroom but they all have failed to impress, I find most eye creams to leave the skin around eyes sort of stiff or for it to sting if you get it in your eyes.
Enchanted however is different, its a creamy yet not heavy but not watery, just right to rub in gently without snagging or pulling on delicate eye skin. I keep mine in the fridge to give my eyes that extra wake up feeling in the mornings, some people have commented on the lush website that the cream squirts out abit too much but its something you get used to- you need to practice getting it all on your finger, once you master it its the perfect amount for both eyes. Cause the ingredients aren't full of artificial preservatives like other eye creams if you do accidently get some in your eye (as i've found out!) it wont sting or give you red eye so thats a bonus. The cream de-puffs baggy eyes and i swear makes them more sparkly and healthy looking! Not too sure about wrinkles as im a bit too young for them (although they're coming :( ) but the ingredients are all good for preventing dehydrated skin thus preventing wrinkles, remember to apply in gentle dabs with your ring finger to avoid doing more harm than good and stretching skin when rubbing it in!
The product is a little pricey coming in at £9.30 for a 45ml bottle but it lasts a long time and the bottle is a lot bigger than other leading branded eye creams.
Suitable for vegetarians but not vegans as it contains honey.
I find that as I do a lot of sewing my eyes tend to get a bit tired and a bit puffy so I thought when I samw this in the shop that I would give it a try as it was recommended as being refreshing and soothing.
I was a bit worries at the price - nearly £10 for a 45g bottle was a bit excessive but I thought I'd treat myself and I'm glad I did.
The cream is dispensed through a push pump at the top - so you don't have to dip your fingers in anything which should mean less bacteria having a chance of getting into the cream - which I am always a little concerned about with eye creams - and dispenses about the right amount of cream for one eye. Don't hold the pump to close to you hand/finger as it will squirt everywhere.
The cream is a wonderful consistency - nice and light as soon as you put it near your eyes it has a cooling and refreshing quality just as it said. My eyes did feel refreshed and the puffyness seemed to diminish quite quickly.
I have now started to use this every day (its supposed to reduce fine lines aswell) and my eyes do feel better for it.
Whilst it was expensive it did have a long shelf life - 18 months and I am using daily and there still seems lots left.
A good investment
I got this product for Christmas, having asked for it because I needed an eye cream. I'd finally ran out of free Nivea samples and wasn't impressed with them at all, they were nearly as thick as moisturiser for the rest of my face. Using normal moisturiser under my eyes makes that skin feel too heavy and I'd read that the more delicate skin around the eyes needs a thinner cream.
This little bottle costs £9.30 which seems like a lot, and I didn't want to pay that myself. On Christmas day I was delighted to find it in my stocking and quickly realised that it is good value for money. The bottle is actually 45g, the same amount as in Lush's moisturiser pots, and those all cost more than this. A little of this stuff goes a long way so I expect it will last me close to a year. Even though I wouldn't begrudge paying for it now I've tried it, that means I may get to ask for it next Christmas and avoid buying it myself at all! Hurrah! No guilt trips for spending money on Lush here!
I didn't expect this eye cream to do anything other than keep the skin under my eyes moisturised, I wasn't asking much, so I was pleasantly surprised to find that it is actually making the dark circles under my eyes a little lighter. I only get this affect if I use it twice a day, morning and night, if I stop they come back as grey and purple as ever, but I'm sure it is really happening and I'm not optimistically deluding myself!
I don't think it has much of a scent but I use Vanishing Cream on the rest of my face which is quite strongly scented of lavender, so obviously the Enchanted Eye Cream would pale by comparison!
The only thing that is slightly annoying about this product is that the pump takes some effort to control. At first I made a bit of a mess squirting it out but with practice I've learned to squeeze it down slowly. One gentle pump gives me enough cream for both eyes and a bit extra, which I use elsewhere on my face or scoop into an empty moisturiser sample tin to use later or the next morning. I usually pump it onto my left index finger and then apply with the right little finger.
I'm glad to find a great eye cream from Lush and will definitely get more when this runs out, hopefully in my stocking next Xmas as well!
Last winter I had really bad flu, and my eyes were really swollen and sore. This was partly the reason why I bought Lush's Enchanted Eye Cream. If you've read my Shower Jelly review, you'll know I'm not the world's biggest Lush fan (I'm a theoretical fan), but this is the best product I've bought from them.
I have to admit, the bottle is tiny and I thought it quite expensive considering that. But it's lasted absolutely ages and handmade with fresh stuff, so I can't complain - it's definitely worth the money.
All you do is remove the clear plastic lid, push the black squirter thing down, and rub the eye cream gently around your eyes. The cream itself is about the right texture, being smooth and not too thick or thin. It also smells nice, like a fresh cosmetic-y type smell and not particularly distinctive, but not unpleasant.
Even though I bought it to soothe my eyes and not as a remedy for flu, it worked quite well as one! Used in conjunction with a cold eye mask, it worked wonders and my eyes were a lot less puffy after a few days. I continued using it for several months after, but then it started to smell a bit weird and I assume it kind of went off? It does say on the bottle that you should use it within that time though I think.
Even though I'm young (!) I still get bags under my eyes through lack of sleep sometimes, and this soothed my eyes and reduced those too.
For a while I had been badly lusting over two very special products from Lush; Enchanted Eye Cream and Mirror Mirror. The only similarity between the two being that they both came in teeny tiny bottles (45g) and both were what initially seemed like ridiculously over priced, at £8.50 for Mirror Mirror, and £9.50 for Enchanted Eye Cream. I had wanted both of these products for so long, but couldn't justify the price for such a tiny bottle.
When it was my birthday and I was allowed to go in Lush and spend, well as much as I wanted (within reason!), but I set myself a £30 limit as I wanted to buy some other things with my birthday money, and there is a part of me that even if it is birthday money, feels bad about spending too much of the fella's (very) hard earned cash on something he's so dead set against! So £30 it was, so I decided to choose just one or the other of the creams, so I could buy a few cheaper items and have more stuff for my money. After deliberating for as long as I possibly could with boyfriend in tow, it came down to an almost "eenie meenie miny mo" choice, where I just weren't "uuuhhhhhhhhhhhh" and grabbed whichever off the shelf - so this is what I ended up with.
Such is my excitement when I have new Lush products, I only made it as far as the petrol station after leaving the shopping centre (about two minutes) before I started applying this stuff. I applied it to my dreaded eye bags (I think you may have heard about those once or twice) flipped down the sun visor/mirror thing in the car. I should mention, we had borrowed someone else's car so this was a new mirror to me. "Oh my gosh, my bags have completely gone!" I exclaimed, inside my head, to myself(!) Forget Ooh La Lift, forget No Old Bags Allowed, this is a miracle like no other miracle known to man before. The fella gets back in after refueling, "Look at my eyes!!" I almost squeal with delight. I'm informed they look exactly the same as ever. No, this can not be right, even he can not deny this, the transformation is huge. Then I look in the wing mirror and see they are in fact the same as always, a quick look back in the sun visor mirror reveals that this is unfortunately just a very flattering mirror. Damn.
I hadn't actually bought this in my quest against the dreaded bags though; I am still hugely satisfied with No Old Bags Allowed for this. However, whilst that is a nice little fix it for that problem on a sort of cosmetic front, due to the insanely unfair amount of wrinkles and the like surrounding my eyes, I have for sometime wanted a decent eye cream that will try to fight off the wrinkles I've got and hopefully prevent me getting too many more too soon.
I had read positive things about Enchanted Eye Cream, and also believed it was most likely to be good quality for the price than any other branded creams, purely as Lush products usually have much better ingredients in to warrant the price, and more often than not do what they promise they will do.
Here the blend is fairly simple, which at first may seem not too impressive for the price, but what you have to bear in mind is creams for around the eye need to be light as the skin is so delicate and because if you use a cream that is too heavy around the eyes it will make eye bags even worse. So here it is all about quality rather than quantity.
The base is Lavender Honey Water is a mixture Lush make themselves, to create a water that already has excellent properties before we even get to the other ingredient. It is soothing and calming to the skin and is particularly good at calming sensitive skins. It also has antiseptic properties and has a balancing effect on combination skin. It helps heal the skin and is antibacterial, antioxidant and antifungal! It is particularly good at treating infected spots and helping them heal without scarring. Honey has been said to lighten the skin, so it could perhaps help those dark circles somewhat. It is lightweight which is essential for around the eyes which would become puffy with anything to heavy absorbed into them but although it is light it is very moisturizing and nourishing.
Cold Pressed Organic Almond Oil non greasy and easily absorbed so is great for the eye area. It's also easy to apply which again is essential so that you aren't pulling or dragging the delicate skin around the eye. It is very nutritious and softens the skin leaving it feeling silky. It is high in Vitamin E which is just fantastic for the skin. It is an antioxidant and protects the skin from free radical damage caused by things such as UV rays and pollution. Due to this it can help provide protection against cancer and of course is anti ageing which is brilliant for around the eyes as they tend to show ageing most and Vitamin E can actually reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles you already have, as well as protecting against future ones. It also can help treat skin diseases, which is perfect for anyone who suffers from flaky skin etc around the eyes which can be very irritating and difficult to treat.
Cold Pressed Organic Jojoba Oil helps treat skin that is dry due to things such as the weather and pollution, and also due to age, it does this by mimicking the natural sebum produced by the skin and this makes it easily absorbed into the skin. It can actually reduce wrinkles and fine lines within hours of it being applied, and can also protect the skin cells from further damage by creating a protective barrier, so it's perfect for lessening those wrinkles around the eyes. It is also great at healing and rejuvenating the skin. It also contains Vitamin E like the Almond Oil, so will work well along side it in providing all those benefits of Vitamin E. It also contains B vitamins, silicon, chromium, copper, zinc and iodine! B vitamins help maintain healthy skin tone, chromium can help prevent skin infections, copper can help maintain elasticity and give smoother younger looking skin and zinc keeps skin healthy and helps fight skin diseases.
So the ingredients sound just perfect for what you would want the cream to do. It is lightweight so won't make the eyes puffy, it is easily spread and absorbed so won't cause any un-necessary pulling of the delicate skin, and is anti ageing and can work on those wrinkles you already have! Brilliant!
Lush say you should apply it with your little finger, basically to avoid you being heavy handed around the eye area.
Some people have commented that this is very watery and this isn't so with mine. Mine is a the consitency of a normal light moisturizer and not at all runny, but there have been many accounts of both, so I'm afraid it may be luck of the draw as to what you get. Although even people who have received runny batches, still claim this is great.
The bottle is a pump bottle which has its benefits and down points. It's great that it is hygienic this way but you do only have a certain amount of control over how much comes out. It's not uncontrollable like some would lead you to believe, it comes out fairly consistently each time but I find that one pump, which is the minimum I can get out, is just a bit too much for both eyes, so it means that there is a little bit of wastage each time. It's minimal but still a bit of a waste. However, the fact that one pump does both eyes and has some left over, means that this will last literally forever. It looks tiny to begin with, but using just two pumps a day (morning and night) it's going to last and last.
People comment this smells nice, but I've found that it doesn't really smell of much at all, which is fine by me, it's not a product that I particularly need to be heavily scented.
I've found that I do stick to the rule of applying with my little finger and tend to lightly massage the cream in outwards strokes towards my temples as there are lymph nodes that drain fluid here so this can assist with draining the eye bags somewhat.
I really think this cream is brilliant. The amazing effects of the sun visor mirror were of course nothing more than an illusion, but I have found that it does somewhat reduce the wrinkles around the eyes, I mean, it's by no means botox I doubt you would be astounded by the difference but I can personally tell a bit of an improvement on myself. The fact that I can do this at least helps me think that it is doing what it claims, so I would have faith in this that it may help with anti ageing around the eyes and prevent me prematurely developing any more wrinkles.
It's really easily absorbed, within a minute or so it's fully absorbed. I have no problem applying this in the morning and shortly after applying my make up, it doesn't cause it to crease or slip or not adhere properly, so it really does sink in quickly.
I honestly think this will last me a long time, well over six months, somewhere towards a year perhaps. You are using such a minimal amount. If you are going to use an eye cream at all then I can't see any reason to use any other. Whilst £9.50 initially seems very expensive when you see the size of the bottle, when you compare the price to other eye creams it is by no means high end. You also get what you are paying for and here you get a great quality cream with ingredients that are going to do the best for the skin around your eyes. Everything you could want from an eye cream is here; it helps with wrinkles you have, prevents further ones developing and is easily applied and absorbed. I definitely will continue to use this and wouldn't hesitate to fully recommend it to anyone who is wanting to look after the skin around their eyes, like they say; prevention is better than cure, and if this can prevent my eyes becoming more wrinkly then it's worth every penny!
When I got my free sample of Imperialis cream from Lush I was also given a free sample of Enchanted Eye Cream by the lovely and very helpful shop assistant that was helping me to decide which hair moisturiser to buy.
When she offered me a free sample of Imperialis I accepted and she got a second pot and gave the sample of eye cream as an extra I had not even expressed an interest in it but was quite happy to try it as I love almost all things Lush!
My love affair with Lush started with henna and has gradually progressed to whatever I fancy trying. I know some people are sceptical about Lush products and get put off by the over powering smell that comes wafting out of their shops but they really are worth trying.
I am trying to eliminate as many chemicals from my life as possible. I know nothing is proven as yet but we still do not know the long-term effects of some of the chemicals we regularly use. How true it actually is I don't know but the shop assistant said that with conventional hair dye some of the chemicals show up in your blood within two minutes of you putting it on your head. That to me is so scary!
I have PCOS and there are rumoured links between PCOS (Poly Cystic Ovary Syndrome) and everyday chemicals, I dyed my hair from 13 till a year ago and did it once more just a month ago. Maybe there is a link and maybe there isn't. Perhaps I am clutching at straws trying to find something to blame or a reason for what is wrong with me, I don't know. (I am NOT blaming hair dye or saying it is dangerous)
Anyway, Lush sell products that are as natural as possible (they do use chemicals but only when absolutely necessary) and they haven't been tested on animals, nor the ingredients or the finished products. They also do not do business with companies that test on animals or that deal with other companies that test on animals so really are completely animal friendly. That means my conscience is clear.
The little pot she dispensed a few squeezes of cream into was very tiny and clear plastic. It was only a little bit at the bottom so I didn't think it would be many uses.
She said they would rather give testers and let you come back and buy a product that you are completely happy with than you feel you have wasted your money when you buy a product you later don't use and then never bother with Lush again. Sound business sense if you ask me!
I started using it each night after cleansing (Babyface bar) and toning (Breath of Fresh Air) with my other Lush loves. It is easy to apply, with my little finger I dabbed it into the cream and then dabbed it over my eyelids and just underneath my eyes. (Never rub, it stretches the delicate skin.)
The cream itself is white and very thin, more of a lotion than a cream. Very light and barely there. As soon as it comes into contact with my skin it sinks in leaving hardly any trace that it was ever there. There is no stickiness or heavy feeling left behind like some creams can give you.
I only need a tiny dab for each eye so a little goes an awfully long way and the tiny amount in the bottom of this pot was enough for more than two weeks. I am now coming to the end of it unfortunately.
The cream doesn't really smell of anything at all. Rather unusual for Lush but its true! There isn't enough of a smell to it for me to explain it to you, as it really is nothing to mention, not bad or good.
Every morning my eyes feel soft and the skin looks better than it did. I wouldn't say the skin is any lighter but it is firmer than before. I must admit I don't usually bother with eye creams. They just seemed like a waste of extra money and the few I have used before didn't really do anything. Maybe it is just that my skin has now reached a point where I need it. It leaves me looking a little more awake and less haggard than before so it is worth using!
I can have slightly sensitive skin and have had no reaction at all to this product.
I am certainly planning a trip to Lush very soon to buy myself some Enchanted Eye Cream! I am happy to say that this sample has caused a sale and it is something that will be on my list of not being able to live without for a very long time!
They sell Enchanted Eye Cream in tiny 50g black plastic bottles with a squeezey cap so that you don't have to put your fingers in a pot, this stops bacteria from being left in it and when it comes to your eyes you don't want to take chances do you. It is sold for £9.25 that may sound an awful lot for such a small bottle but it will last a very long time!
Do I recommend it? Of course, if I want to buy some when I am not usually an eye cream type of person it must be good.
Don't be put off by the strong smell of the shop, just make sure you smell the products you are interested in before buying, and if you are still not sure ask for a tester.
Lush have lots of stores, find your local one here www.lush.co.uk or buy online.
I started using eye cream with my first moisturiser when I was 16 (I am almost 30 now). I tend to use eye cream from the same range as my moisturiser, so I bought this when I bought Imperialis (very good for combination skin).
I have been using this cream for 4 months now and I have to say I have seen the benefits from the first usage. It had definetly improved the appereance of dark circles around my eyes.
I do preffer eye creams with a bit of a creamier texture than Enchanted but I was told that the dark circle appereance is made worse by heavy eye creams. And I can't argue with results. The dark circles are definetly better, I only spend 5 minutes in the morning "putting my face on" as it makes eye make-up optional. I have to say I am a bit concerned that it being this light won't stand the winter weather but hopefully will pass the test.
The only disadvantage I can thing of is the dispencer. For some reason I never manage to just squirt a little quantity on my fingers. But I'll get there eventually.
So yes, I am happy with it and I would definetly recommend it.