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I am constantly on the look out for crams and lotions which will help to rid my eyes of dark circles and puffiness and as I love the Simple range of products as they are good quality and generally speaking they are also a reasonable price, I was tempted into buying their Radiance Brightening Eye cream. I bought mine from Boots for just over £7 then was pretty unhappy to discover that Superdrug are also selling this at more than a pound less. Just shows it pays to shop around.
This 15ml container of brightening eye cream contains extract of mango, which is meant to help give the skin a glow, and helps to rid the eye area of dark pigmentation and circles and reduce puffiness. It also contains light reflecting particles that are said to both illuminate and smooth out the area around the eyes.
I love to use Simple products because the manufacturers do not add any unnecessary ingredients to their products and also their products contain no perfumes or colours. I’ve been using this cream now for approximately three months, almost on a daily basis and to be honest I cannot see any change to the puffiness around my eye area and there has been no change to the dark circles I suffer from, either.
On the positive side, this cream is absorbed very quickly into my skin and it seems to cool and sooth the eye area, especially if I am feeling very tired. It feels medium level constitency and as it contains shea butter bisabolol, this helps to smoothen and refine the skin around the eyes and it’s great to wear underneath make up as a base.
I only need to use a small amount as it spreads around easily and dries almost instantly on the skin. I like to store mine in the top of my fridge as this makes it more effective when applying to the skin and gives a more calming and cooling effect to the skin.
I am disappointed that it’s made little to no difference to my dark circles but on the other hand I do still like to use it for its soothing and cooling affects, especially if I have over-indulged in the red wine the evening before.
I’d recommend it as a nice general moisturiser for the delicate eye area but for me personally if fails to live up to its claims.
I do not class myself as being loyal to any brand of skincare or beauty products but do tend to choose Simple products over a number of other ones. I was in desperate need of something to help diminish the dark circles I had forming under my eyes and spotted this.
Simple products tend to come in white and green colours and subdued designs. This eye cream comes in a 15ml pot with a screw top lid. The pot does not have a great deal of writing on it due to the size of it, but the box comes with all the information you need. The cream itself is of an off white colour and of a thick texture.
Use and Results
The cream is easy to apply, with only a very small amount needed per application. It applies smoothly and covers the whole eye area with ease. It is quick to dry into the skin and make up can be applied over the top of this product if you use it in the morning. I tended to apply it in the morning whilst getting ready and felt it made a real difference to the look of my eyes and the bags around them. Make up is easy to apply over the top and it does not make your eye shadow clump or crease any more than it may already do. I felt that after a few uses of this eye cream it made the dark circles under my eyes appear a lighter colour and were not as noticeable as they had been before beginning to use the eye cream. I also feel it made the skin under my eyes feel softer and smoother than it had been before. As there are no perfumes or colours added to this eye cream it is perfect for even the most sensitive skin and eye areas, which is something which can be an issue for me sometimes.
I purchased my pot of this a while ago and paid about £6 for it but after looking around I believe it is between £7 - £8 for a 15ml pot now. This does seem expensive for a very small pot of eye cream but it really will last you an absolute age and will be worth the money compared to cheaper products on the market.
Simple Daily Radiance Eye cream is part of Simple Daily Radiance range with also includes moisturiser, eye make-up remover pads, facial wash and facial wipes.
The eye cream contains light reflective particles and mango extract and as with all simple products to contains no colour or perfume and is dermatlogically tested and approved and is suitable for use on sensitive skin. The product is readily available on the high street, being stocked by Superdrug, boots and tesco to name but a few.. Prices vary slightly from store to store but is generally in the region of £6.90 - £6.99.
The eye cream is advertised as being a perfect blend of active ingredients and light reflecting particles to smooth and illuminate your delicate eye area. It transforms skin dullness by brightening and refining skin tone.
Upon purchasing this product the first thing I noticed was how small the jar is. It comes in quite a large white cardboard outer with a cut away front which reveals a rather small glass jar with a plastic lid. The jar itself is only 2.4cm high with a circumference of 4.2cm and contains only 19g.
But does it work??
In my opinion the claim to 'illuminate' is a slight exaggeration but I was pleasantly surprised with the overall results of the product. The cream itself is an off white colour and has a nice thick consistency which absorbs effortlessly into your skin and providing a good base on which to apply make-up, and because it goes on so easily only a small amount of product is required. After using this product for a few days I noticed that the usual black lines under my eyes weren't quite so visible and my skin was definitely a little smoother.
Would I use again?
The answer to that has to be yes, since trying this eye cream for the first to time back in April of this year I haven't used anything else, it is now a regular part of my daily routine. I use it in conjunction with Simple Daily Radiance Moisturiser and find they work really well together. I did think it quite expensive when I first saw how small the jar is but after using the product and seeing how long a jar lasts I have changed my opinion completely and think it is very good value for money.
Along with my normal cleanse and moisturise routine, I make sure I always use an eye cream or gel on a night time as normal moisturisers can be too heavy for delicate eye areas.
Unfortunately for me I'm a dark circle sufferer so I'm always on the lookout for a product that can help to brighten and lighten. Last month I bought a pot of Simple Daily Radiance Eye Cream for about £6.80 for 15ml.
It promised to diminish the appearance of dark circles and transform dullness by brightening skin tone and refining texture which sounded pretty good. I also liked the fact that it was perfume and colour free.
The cream contains mango extract which is supposed to hydrate skin and help to tone and it also contains Ginkgo extract which I guess is to stimulate circulation. The cream comes in a little glass jar with a plastic lid which is packaged in cardboard that has a sort of yellow flash across it.
The cream is thick in constancy and is a yellowy white colour. As I expected there is no distinct smell to it which is just as well for an eye cream. You don't really get a lot in the glass jar but then you only need very little dotted under each eye as it smoothes on very easily.
The results aren't instant, granted the moisture boost around my eyes helped my makeup go on a little easier and smoother but I did notice after a few days, the area was a little brighter and the circles a little less noticeable. I've continued to use this for about a couple of weeks now and I think it's made a bit of a difference (to me anyway). Those pesky dark areas just don't seem as pronounced as they were.
I'll be continuing to use this for a while and may even be tempted to buy a second jar.
Revitalise and hydrate tired and dull skin for a more youthful appearance /