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This is the only eye product I have ever used and so I cannot really say how good this is compared to other brands, I can only describe the results I have found and my reaction to the product. The first notable feature about this product is its texture. It is not quite a cream and it isn't totally a gel, it's somewhere between the two. This means that it has the luxurious, comforting properties of a cream but retains a light texture similar to a gel so that it is absorbed quickly and not too rich and heavy for the delicate eye area. The product comes in a 15ml pump-action dispenser bottle although I believe it is also available in 5 and 10ml tubes. The dispenser means that you have great control over how much product you apply while also keeping the rest of the contents virtually sterile. I find half a pump is adequate for both eyes. I find that a full pump doesn't fully sink in and remains visible and shiny on the eye area. This will however be different for everybody, as the skin around the eye will only take what it needs. Due to its light texture, the product is unlikely to be too rich for anyone and so it is unlikely that it will cause those white bumps sometimes observed when too heavy a product is applied around the eye socket. Although I say this has a light texture, I believe it is still not suitable to be placed directly onto the mobile lid, although as many people will know there aren't that many products that are safe to place on the mobile lid but I just thought I'd mention it anyway. A tip I picked up is that you should apply the product with the ring fingers of each hand as these fingers tend to have the lightest touch and prevent poking and dragging of the delicate skin. The product delivers a fresh, wakey-wakey feeling when applied first thing in the morning. You can definitely feel it delivering moisture to the eye area throughout the day for the first few applications. After a few weeks this becomes less noticeable, I suppose this is due to the fact that the skin is improved and so the product is maintaining this rather than improving the skin as it was in the first application. I do think this product is designed to work mostly on puffiness, dark circles and dehydration lines. Lines and wrinkles due to ageing would probably need a different product and if you are looking for an eye cream to combat the signs of ageing I wouldn't necessarily recommend Molton Brown's Eye Rescue. I still have young skin so I am unable to comment totally on whether the product does have an effect on wrinkles, sagging and craping. If you are on the younger side of 35 or aren't particularly worried about the signs of ageing yet and simply want a cream to nourish and moisturise the eye area then I think this product is the way to go. I have been using Eye Rescue for 7 months now and am still on my first bottle! The product is around £22.00 from Fraser's and £21.50 from QVC. This may sound like a big initial outlay for only 15ml but the product does last ages if used sparingly as directed and it has made a huge difference to the dark circles around my eyes - something I thought of as a permanent fixture for the last couple of years being a student and having to work until midnight 4 nights a week! I have noticed a huge improvement in the appearance of the dark shadows while the skin around my eyes feels so much smoother and softer than before I used the product.
I love beauty products. I am one of those daft people who believes the ads and has to try all of those 'life changing' face and eye creams. I have to say that I am usually dissappointed. I find most of these products expensive and useless. This is particularly true of eye creams, but this one is one of the best that I have found. The first time I tried this product was when I got a free 10ml tube on one of the ladies magazines....I can't remember which one but it was about 2 years ago. I used it daily as instructed and I did find a difference. The product The product itself is not quite a cream yet a bit creamier than a gel. This is done as some people find that creams cause puffyness and gels are better for dark circles, my main problem (well I do have two kids!) This cream-gel is supposed to be the best of both worlds. The cream has no fragrance, which is great as many people are allergic to fragrances and they are completely unnecessary in eye creams. Ingredients Purified water, monomethylsilanol mannuroate, glyceryl polymethacrylate, propylene glycol, PVM/MA copolymer, hydrogenated polyisobutene, stearyl heptanoate, starflower oil, tocopheryl linoleate, carbomer, triethanolamine, phenoxyethanol, methyl paraben, proply paraben. FD&C green no3 FD&C yellow no 5 Packaging If you buy this product from a Molton Brown store or QVC it will come in a 15ml pump bottle, this is great as it means you get a fresh pump each time rather than you sticking your fingers into a jar and contaminating the product. Molton Brown also say that in using this method of packaging they have to use less preservatives which is great for people with sensitive skin. Usage You need to use one pump for both eyes twice a day. I find one pump is more than enough, if you use too much then this itself can cause puffyness and also those little white spots that come under the eye area. You then gently pat t his pump of gel around the socket of both eyes. You don't need to take the product right up to the eye as the eye will take what it needs to the area it needs it. Does it work When you apply the product the first thing that you will notice is the cooling feeling that you will get around your eyes. This is great if you have had a late night or have been on the computer for too long, I sometimes use this product to refresh my eyes. You do need to used this product regularly for any benefit to be seen. I have young(ish) skin so hardly any lines around my eyes, but I do see that the small ones that I do have are softened. My main bug bear is my dark circles. Now I won't sit here and tell you that if you use this regularly then you will no longer have any dark circles, no product can do that! But I will say that they have improved, my eyes look fresher. If you want a bigger effect on your dark circles then you will need to drink plenty of water eat more fruit and veg and get more sleep. I am not sure how effective this product would be on someone who was much older with deep lines around the eye area, I would probably recommend a stronger product, but if you are younger looking for something that would be preventative or you don't have huge worries with they eye area then this product would be great for you. Price A 15ml pump bottle is £20. Now this is quite expensive but it lasts ages, I would say 4 months of daily use. If you don't want to splash out that much money without giving the product a try then go to your local Molton Brown concession and ask for a tube to try, they will usually give you a 10ml tube to try that is worth about 13quid and will last about 3 months so is very generous. Where to buy Online www.moltonbrown.com or www.qvcuk.com Instore There are many concessions in House of Fraser, Jollys, Bentals and Dingles stores. There are also some Molton Brown stores one being in South Molton Street in London. If you go to www.moltonbrown.com there is a full list of stockists there.
I've been hearing a lot of reviews raving about this product, so I decided to give it a try. I didn't exactly buy this product on its own - I bought it as a set from QVC's 'Today Special Value' which contained 10 pieces of products from MB. This set contains the full sized eye rescue. The lady from Molton Brown on QVC said that you should warm the product between your index and ring fingers of both hands before applying around the eye area, not on top of your lids. She was quite adamant about it as well! So that was what I did - around the eye area. This product must contain some really strong ingredients because my eyes were actually quite watery after the first application! The product actually sting my eyes although I did not put it anywhere near my eyeballs! I felt that my contact lenses get quite foggy during the day, I guess due to this product. It's quite light-weight, so I have no idea why my eyes are so sensitive to this product. It took me a few days to get accustomed to this product, but at least it finally did or else, what a waste of money! I haven't had any trouble with my Elemis eye support and serum until I tried this product. I don't have any wrinkles or sagging eyelids, so I can't say whether 'eye rescue' had actually worked. I have some dark shadows under my eyes and it has lightened up slightly. To me, it's not a miracle worker, but from what I have read so far from other dooyoo members, it seems that this eye cream works for them. I guess you really have to try it to find out for yourself. QVC has a 30-day money back guarantee, so it's a good way of testing it first if you are apprehensive.
If you only want to buy one eye product - get this one. generally I have a whole battery of products I use on my eye area, gels for morning, creams for evenings, serums as a rescue remedy; but when I'm travelling or can't be bothered to think about it, this is the product I turn to. I think it's unique in that this is a hybrid between a gel and a cream. As such, it has ingredients which address the whole gamut of eye area problems, including wrinkles, puffiness and dark circles. It's light, easy to use, smells great and is well absorbed. You only need the teeniest bit, applied with a light patting, rather than rubbing, motion around the eye area. It also comes in a pump dispenser which keeps the product fresh - useful as one containerful will last over a year, even if you use it morning and night (you don't need a whole pumpful each time) I've got eye products that do various things better than this, but this is absolutely the best all-rounder there is.
I started using this product when I noticed what in bad light might be construed as my first wrinkle. Maybe its just a laughter line but I am not taking any risks! The war against wrinkles began! I originally was a sent a sample of this for completing an online survey with Molton Brown and after using all that up I ordered some more and have been using it ever since. I wear contact lenses and I find this product is light enough to not make my eyes feel greasy or to interfere with my lenses yet it really does the job. I also spend a lot of my time sat here in front ofmy computer and I find my eyes get very tired and puffy. Eye rescue really helps to soothe tired eyes and it even better for screen tired eyes if its been in the firgde or somewhere cool for a while. I have also found since using it that the skin around my eyes is much smoother and that eye shadows go on much more evenly and have a nice smooth finish now!
Ok girls, hands up all of you who use an eye cream on a regular basis? Hmmmm, bet there aren't too many hands up there but did you know that everyone should be using an eye care product at least a few times a week no matter how old (or young) you are. Most people think that they should wait until they are in their 40s or have a few wrinkles before slapping on a gloopy eye cream in the hope that the wrinkles will disappear but... if you are in your 20s or 30s (or even your teens for that matter) now is the time to take care of your eyes and stop those wrinkles and dark circles from appearing in the first place. So that's the motivational talk over and those of you still reading are probably wondering what on earth I'm going on about. Well, I'm still trying to figure that one out myself but in the meantime, I'll do my best to explain just why I think Molton Brown's Eye Rescue is a product worth spending your hard earned cash on. ~~~~~~~~~~ Many of you reading probably havent heard of Molton Brown before and this is because that, although it is a premium brand, it's not widely available on the High Street (unless you live in London). However you may find it tucked away in some branches of House Of Fraser or Debenhams stores up and down the country but the easiest way to get it is from www.moltonbrown.co.uk or QVC The Shopping Channel (sky digital no. 630 or www.qvcuk.com). I'll save the history lesson on Molton Brown for another time but suffice to say that they are a British company which have been around for over 25 years and have a great reputation as a premium brand within the beauty industry. Because one of my mates is a beauty therapist, I usually get a lot of insider news about what's going on in the world of beauty (and she gives me the most wonderful Birthday and Christmas pressies!!) and Molton Brown is one of the "buzz" ranges at the moment. Along with a va riety of other brands, I have been using the rather expensive Molton Brown range now for about three years as I figure that I only have one face and it needs all the help it can get to make it look reasonably ok (the wonders of lotions and potions, eh?) So even though I'm in my 20s, I admit to using an eye cream - not for the wrinkles (not yet, phew!) but for those darn dark circles I get. Now, it's my own fault that I have dark circles because I drink way too much alcohol and not enough water, spend a lot of my day staring at a computer screen and never get enough sleep (which is technically not always my fault ) Add to the fact that my deathly white skin makes a glass of milk look like it has a suntan and you have the perfect recipe for those dreaded dark shadows. Hence why I believe that Eye Rescue pretty much does what it says on the tin (erm, bottle). If you read the media blurb about it, Eye Rescue is described as "A repairing, cream-gel mini lift for tired, stressed eyes. Borage oil, algisium C and liposome spheres firm, bond moisture and reduce puffiness and lines while strengthening fragile tissue. This instant cooling refresher also helps combat screen fatigue." (courtesy of Molton Brown's trade magazine). ~~~~~~~~~~ But what exactly do all these ingredients do? Well, after a bit of digging through some tried and tested beauty sources, here?s what I found: ~ Algisium C - This is an organic derivative of seaweed that binds moisture in the epidermis thus firming and strengthening the skin. It is also known to act as an anti-oxidant to actively prevent the acceleration of premature ageing. ~ Borage oil - This is important for the skin's metabolism and reinforces the natural lipid (fat) content enhancing the skin's lipid barrier function (ie stops it from drying out). ~ Liposome complex - The least scientific way of describing these are that they are like little lipid (or fatty ) spheres which can penetrate the top layer of skin. As they can be filled with active ingredients, they can carry them deeper into the skin. Ok, it all sounds very impressive, eh? But the key question is: Does it work? Well, actually, I find it does. ~~~~~~~~~~ When you first apply Eye Rescue, it has a cooling, refreshing effect and I have used it in the past to help with puffy eyes as it really calms them down (good if you store it in the fridge during the hot weather!) The texture is quite difficult to explain as it is neither a cream nor a gel - it glides on like a gel (a little goes a long way) but feels as moisturising as a cream. It sinks into the skin almost immediately and you can then apply concealer or eye make-up over it without any problems. Obviously, if you apply too much Eye Rescue, it takes much longer to sink in and doesn't provide a good base for applying foundation or eye shadow (especially if you are a fan of dark eye make-up like I am). So the trick is to use less than you think that you need and to apply it with your ring finger because it exerts less pressure on the delicate skin of the eye area. Also, you should apply it around the eye socket (yep starting just below the eye brows and down to the socket bone near the top of the cheek) and not put the cream too close to the eye itself. This is because with the warmth of your face, the gel liquefies and the skin draws in what it needs to the actual area closer to your eyes. Too much eye products can actually cause congestion around the eye (ever noticed those tiny white spots near your eyes? That can be a sign of congestion). ~~~~~~~~~~ Ok, so what kind of results can you expect? Well, although I think it is a great product, I suppose it won?t work for everyone. It should be used twice a day and I find it does leave your eyes feeling refreshed and cool and can help with puffiness. With regards to dark circles, it isn?t a miracle p roduct and won't cover them up (Touche Eclat by YSL does though!!). However, I personally find that they do make them a bit less noticeable although most people tell me that mine are non-existent anyway! The light gel-cream texture would be best suited to younger skins as I'm not sure if it would be rich enough to have an anti-ageing effect but it is sufficient enough for me as I haven't noticed any fine lines appearing yet. With regards to the packaging, Molton Brown have put Eye Rescue in an easy to use 15ml pump bottle. This prevents you from dipping your fingers into a jar and reduces the chance of spreading germs from your fingertips to the rest of the product (Molton Brown actually say that by using this method of packaging they need less preservatives in the product). It is also great if you have long nails as it can be difficult to get cream out of a jar without it going under your nails. My only complaint with the packaging is that the pump does sometimes get clogged up but what I do like about the bottle is that it is completely clear so that you can see exactly how much is left (unlike some products where you don?t know that you have run out until, well err, no more comes out of the pump!) ~~~~~~~~~~ Now, the moment you've all been waiting for - the price. I said it was expensive and at £21.50 for 15mls it certainly is. However, this bottle will last you ages because you only need a tiny amount (about half a pump) to do both eyes. My bottle usually lasts around three or four months so it works out at about £5 for a month's supply - not too bad when you look at it that way, eh? Those of you who want to try it out before committing yourself to spending over twenty quid might want to pay a visit to one of the Molton Brown counters in House Of Fraser (the girls in the Glasgow store are particularly helpful and not at all pushy) as you might be able to blag a free sample to try at home. If you do decide to take the plunge and buy it, then why not check out Molton Brown's website or QVC to see if they have any special offers (QVC is especially good for great gift sets). Otherwise, treat yourself to a day out in London (South Molton Street) or Glasgow (Royal Exchange Square) and visit the Molton Brown Emporium. So that's it, my secret cure for dark circles - and congrats to those of you who are still reading - who'd have thought that I could write 1500 words about an eye cream. Oh, and before I forget, this isn't just a product for all the ladees out there - oh no, there's no reason why guys can't use it too - just as long as they buy their own!!
A refreshing, repairing 'mini lift' for stressed eye surrounds that also helps combat screen fatigue / Algisium C aims to firm, moisturise and reduce puffiness and lines, while Borage Oil strengthens skin /