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I do like to have a decent if not simple skincare routine. I'm all about using products that can be effective, don't take forever to use and don't cost the earth. One thing my current routine was lacking was an eye product, so I purchase this from a local Home Bargain store for £1.99, containing 15ml of product.
Why did I buy this?
I knew I needed an eye product, as I had ran out of my previous one ages ago. I had a particular busy and tiring day, and my eyes really were taking the brunt of my exhaustion. When I saw this in Home Bargains I thought price wise this was affordable and quite cheap really, the brand I've used before and in all honestly I was looking for instant relief asap e.g take product home that day and use!
How is it packaged?
The product firstly comes in a small cardboard box with a replica picture of the tube of the product itself on the front. Along with this, and a rectangular piece of card coming out of this small box, the packaging on the front clearly shows the brand and product name, what it's supposed to do and in a small picture gives you an idea on how to apply.
On the back it tells you what it does, why it's so good, application techniques, ingredients, company contact details and mentions product when opened has a 6 month shelf life.
The product itself comes in a 15ml tube, which is very pale green in colour. It mirrors the look and information on what's on the packaging except the ingredients information. The tube has a small plastic screw top lid to open, and when opened, at the nib of the tube is a small silver metal ball that when is placed and moved on the skin dispenses the product around the eye.
What does it suppose to do?
It's supposed to help with appearance of tired looking and feeling eye e.g puffiness, because the eye product is a gel which will provide a cooling sensation, and provide this area on the face with revitalising and calming ingredients such as cucumber, and at the same time provides hydration.
Aqua, Butylene Glycol, Tetrahydroxypropyl Ethylenediamine, Cucumis Sativus Juice, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Panthenol, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Methylparaben, Hydrolyzed Lupine Protein, Sorbitol, Medicago Sativa Extract, Glycerin, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, 2-Bromo-2-Nitropropane-1,3-Diol, Sodium Propylparaben, Sodium Hyaluronate, Biosaccharide Gum-1, Ethylhexylglycerin, Pantolactone, Algae, Citric Acid, Potassium Sorbate.
How to use
Apply using small and light circular movements. Any excess product on this area can be smoothed around the eyes with fingertips. Avoid contact with eye.
Suitable for sensitive skin.
What do I think?
I loved the packaging of this product, as it told you everything you needed to know about it before application, and explained in such a way it was easy to understand. I had no questions in my mind asking myself were my eyes suffering from the problems it mentioned.
The packaging I immediately thought was good, as I felt it was much more hygienic to use in this manner, rather than sticking fingers in pots. Also easier to get as much product out as possible, as when the product becomes less and less, all I have to do is squeeze the end of the tube. Also great size and shape to stick into my coat pocket when out and about.
The tube packaging meant it was easy to place the product on the eyes, and very little effort or force was needed so this area wouldn't be damaged in anyway. The eye area is probably the most delicate area on the face, so very easy to cause damage which this didn't. The roller ball I loved! Not only did it allow the right amount of product to be placed on the skin, it was incredibly soothing not only in motion, but the combination of the gel and the metal made it very cooling and an instant refreshing tonic to my eyes.
There wasn't any form of fragrance I could get from this product, which is good. I don't see why there would be a need to add fragrance to something on or under your eyes as it's such a sensitive area.
I felt the product itself when placed under the eyes ( I also placed it just beneath and above my eyebrows for added effect ), did go onto the skin like a gel, but not a thick one. It meant that it glided onto the skin and sunk in very quickly. After drying, which took no time at all, there was no visibility of this on my skin and had completely disappeared.
I liked this product. I think it's important to mention I didn't expect my eye area to dramatically change in look. This product isn't for wrinkles or to lift the eye area or anything like that. My eyes are actually in a decent condition, but I'm aware they probably look and feel a little more worn than usual. So what I needed was this product to provide a little pick me up, which it did. It made them feel more alive. Visually, I didn't see a huge change in the look of my eye area, it was more how they felt. Again, not a product that claims to lift, plump or provide any non surgical nips and tucks!
I would've liked there to have been much more of a moisturising element to it. I wouldn't quite say this product dried the skin around my eyes out, but it didn't feel moisturised. As mentioned, no visible residue on the skin but it felt more as if there was an invisible layer on this area, possibly protective, but for me I could tell that compared to the rest of my face, there was a difference between the moisture levels in each area. The problem I find with gels are regardless of what their uses or properties are, they naturally leave a slightly dry texture to the skin, almost matt in feel ( not necessarily in look ), hence why a lot of gel based products are great and are needed to be used as one layer, then another product needs to be placed on top of it. This eye product felt as if it needed another product to go on to provide the hydration, where as this would provide the cooling and calming effect.
Would I buy this again?
Despite my last words, I think I would. It's a brand I'm aware of, it's a good size and bought at a great price and it did what I needed it to do on that particular day. If anyone has every had that ' ahhhhhhhh ' moment-you've been rushed off your feet and you have a moment to sit down, having that cream cake you've been eyeing up in the fridge and you take your first bite, you've been dying for a pee for ages and you finally get a chance to go to the loo and you make the ' ahhhh ' sound? I did when I put this on because it provided instant relief. I would give it 5 out of 5 if it wasn't for the hydration element. If it had that, this potentially could be perfection!
Can I first just say that this product does not claim to reduce dark circles. It says it wakes up tired eyes and reduces puffiness, and it does do this. And yes I have dark circles, but I use another product at night to "try" and tackle them (but I have inherited mine).
The roller ball is nice and cold, and feels very nice when applied to the eye socket area. And because of the coldness it does reduce the puffiness.
And I love the fact that it is a tube, because I feel like I will be able to squeeze out all the product, when it is close to running out. As I hate wasting product! I am the kind of girl that cuts open shampoo bottles, hand cream, cleanser etc
I use this product through out the day, as I sit in front of a computer for many hours and my eyes get tired and feel heavy, but this product cools them down, and makes me feel more awake.
I have used this on top of makeup, and it was fine. But I only wear a tinted moisturiser, or very little foundation. So I am not sure what it would be like if you had concealer under your eyes.
This product is a bit expensive, to just work as a cooling gel.
The eye roll on is a product I have wanted to try for a long time now, I often suffer with bouts of insomnia, so finding suitcases instead of bags under your eyes in a morning after you have finally fallen to sleep is not a new thing for me and concealer has been a god send.
The Simple skincare brand is something I have used for the past 6 weeks and I have grown to love them. Priced at around £4.99 in Boots, the Simple Kind To Eyes Revitalising Eye Roll-On is sold within in a cardboard packet which contains a 15ml tube. Information is supplied on both the outer packet and is printed on the tube itself and you can read more about it on the Simple website.
What they say: "Smile, it's Simple. When your skin's happy and fresh faced, you feel healthier and happier too! Simple's Revitalising Eye Roll-On contains a refreshing eye gel formulated with cucumber extract and vitamin goodness to wake up and reduce puffiness and revitalise tired eyes".
Now this product is actually a 'roll-on' the end of the tube, where the liquid is released from, is fitted with a small stainless steel ball which, when pressed slightly, releases liquid from the tube over and onto your skin. This is the first eye roll-on product I've ever used so I had no expectations and I have nothing to compare it with or against.
The first thing to note is that you do not need to squeeze the tube, the liquid is released with minimal effort, when it comes to using it on your under-eye, and this is how best to use it:
How to use it
"For best results; Apply the Revitalising Eye Roll-On to the eye area in light circular movements. If required smooth in any remaining liquid with your fingertips. Avoid contact with eyes".
So taking your tube between your thumb and forefinger, as you would hold a pen, you simply roll the roller ball to the area that is under your eye just a few times. As you do this, the first thing you notice is that because the roller ball is metal it creates a lovely cooling sensation under your eye which massages as you roll it along your skin which I find really wakes you up, then combined with the gel which is also cool to the touch, both work together to really wake your eyes up in the morning.
There are three main points with this eye roll-on:
1. It contains Pro-Vitamin B5 which actively restores smoothes and softens
2. It contains 3 skin loving nutrients:
Cucumber Extract which refreshes and revitalises
Glycerin which hydrates and nourishes
Lupin extract which helps to reduce puffiness
3. No Perfume, No Colour - no unnecessary ingredients and no harsh chemicals
I found the gel, which is clear, to be quite a thin texture which for under the eye is perfect, the last thing you need is something that resembles the consistency of hair gel stuck to your under-eye. Instead what you will find is that it absorbs itself quite quickly into your skin and there is no greasy after-feel. Sometimes there is some gel that hasn't quite sunk in, usually if you apply too much and to aid it along, you simply use your fingertips to massage the gel in.
There is no dominant over-powering smell which I am quite pleased about, given that Simple products are fragrance free; this wasn't a concern I had.
After using this product on your eyes, it does improve the under eye area and definitely makes you look more alert and awake. After one notable bout of insomnia and I was beginning to look tired, I use this eye-roll on and it definitely help de-puff my eyes and once my concealer was added, you would never have noticed how tired I looked first thing. One thing to bear in mind is that this product is not a miracle cure and doesn't make any claims to solve any long term problems, it does exactly what it claims it will do on the box - wake up tired eyes.
I wouldn't hesitate to purchase this product, for a tube that hold 15ml of a product and can last 3 weeks when using it every day and make me look more alert and feel more awake, it is worth every penny of its £4.99 costs.
I thought my eyes were looking quite tired lately with what seemed like sagging and darkness around the sockets and I wanted a product that might make me look a little more like a human rather than a zombie! When I had a look at the products in store I thought this one was fairly priced and within my range at £4 for the tube. I have also used a lot of Simple products in the past and trust the brand to deliver high quality products.
The product comes in a cardboard packet which contains a 15ml tube. Information is supplied on both the outer packet and is printed on the tube itself. This product is actually a 'roll-on'. The end of the tube is fitted with a small stainless steel ball which releases a liquid from the tube when lightly pressed over your skin. This is the first eye roll-on product I've ever used so I had no expectations.
Simple state that this product is "revitalising" and will provide "vitamin goodness" to ensure your skin becomes or remains healthy. The product also contains "three skin loving nutrients" which can reduce a puffy or swollen appearance. Simple are a brand who make their products without adding colour or perfume so that the ingredients are quite natural. Despite this having no perfume it actually smells mildly of cucumber as this is one of the ingredients in the special formula.
To use this product you should apply in small circles to the area around the eye. Any excess liquid gel can be worked in with fingers. I find the product easy to use and apply. There is a easy to remove screw off cap. The roller ball is about 1 centimetre in diameter so is the perfect size to apply to the small area around the eyes. The roller ball slides over the skin very easily and it's easy to work it in any direction and around in circles. I actually find that it's not entirely necessary to work it in circles though as this to me produces an excess of gel.
I was surprised at first by how icy cold the roller-ball feels on my skin. It's literally like a stick of ice. This, as you might expect, is very shocking and really helps to open your eyes up immediately. It has the same effect as splashing your whole face with freezing water to wake yourself up. As I mentioned I find that rotating the tube in circles can cause an excess of the cold gel to be dispensed. This leads to a feeling around the eyes that you have been standing in icy winds for an hour! I have found that little dabs and dots works much better and leaves my eyes feeling refreshed but not overly frozen!
The consistency of the liquid gel is quite thin and watery but it dries quite quickly on the skin if you don't overdo it. As it dries you get this rather numbing sensation on the skin. It's tingling and refreshing. I have never had any problems with the gel irritating either my skin or my eyes. I do have very thin skin around my eyes and would consider this area to be the most sensitive on my skin and I also wear contact lenses but this product is fine and doesn't cause me any irritation or problems.
I have dark circles around my eyes and this product has not helped in terms of reducing that appearance. However the product has successfully reduced puffiness and this has had the effect of making me look more awake, more alert, more healthy and younger. I think, however, that the biggest effect this gel has is to make your eyes feel less strained and tired. I think this is a great product to keep around when you are having a long day and you need to stay vital and keep those eyes wide open. I don't mind dabbing this over my make-up as it doesn't make your concealer or mascara run. You might want to powder it over though afterwards, but it looks fine regardless on my face.
I think I would buy this again and I think that £4 is a good price to pay for what the product is and the effects it achieves. I would recommend it to people who have to stare at computers all day or those who work long shifts.
I was looking for a product that helped mask the look of tired eyes in the morning and in Boots this looked promising and was quite cheap too. The product retails at £4.99 which I think is a pretty good price considering most brands seem to charge double that amount for this type of thing.
The packaging is a 15ml pale green tube with a roller-ball applicater and clear screw off lid. I like the roller-ball applicater because it means you don't need to poke about in a tub and spread bacteria around. The product is really easy to use. You just roll the ball around the eye area (lids and under the eye) and then pat in any residue. It feels soothing to use because the roller-ball is very cool.
I used this product for about four months every morning. Each day my eyes did feel fresher and more awake but it didn't really reduce the dark circles or puffiness. I also found that it made my eyelids quite dry, which often caused my makeup to look a bit flaky around the eye area.
I would recommend the product to someone who wants their eyes to feel mroe awake, but if you want them to look any different, or if you want a long-term change in the appearance around your eyes, it would probably be better to look for a different eye cream.
I was recently a bridesmaid at a friends wedding and found that excitement / nerves meant I hardly slept the night before. When I woke my eyes felt really sore and tired, so I was relieved to find my friend had the famous Garnier Caffeine eye roll on - which I then used and found it worked very well. I then decided I would go out and buy some too, however when I got to Boots I noticed a similar product in the Simple range and decided to buy this instead. It didn't make as many claims as the Garnier one and doesn't contain Caffeine but I don't usually have trouble sleeping or get eye bags so I thought that this one would be more suitable for me - and of course it is much cheaper at £5.10.
It comes in a squeezy bottle with a screw lid. The gel is administered through a metal roller ball which you roll around your eyes a few times. I have found that there is no need to squeeze the bottles as the gel usually comes out naturally, however when it gets empty I may need to squeeze the bottle a little. The bottle looks like most other simple products with a fresh looking pale green background and dark green text.
To use you simply roll the roller ball around your eye or just under your eye a few times. Because the roller ball is metal it creates a lovely cooling sensation combined with the gel which really wakes the eyes up in the morning. My eyes never feel excessively tired or uncomfortable in the morning but they do sometimes feel slightly hot and irritated and this really helps with that, therefore has been ideal for me.
The gel is quite watery and doesn't particularly feel like gel on the skin therefore it absorbs quite quickly and doesn't feel greasy. I occasionally have to tap it in slightly if I'm in a rush (or it looks like I'm crying!!) When I first used it I was concerned that once it dried on the skin it might feel quite tight and dry but it is actually quite the opposite and feels very natural on the skin so you wouldn't even know it was there. It doesn't seem to have any smell which doesn't bother me as one of the reasons I use Simple products is because they are fragrance free.
I wouldn't say I've noticed any long term effects but I'm only in my 20s so don't really have any serious eye bags, however I would say this is more a temporary product which refreshes tired eyes in the morning and may improve the appearance for that day, but probably wouldn't create any permanent results or solve long term problems.
Value for money...
The tube contains 15ml of gel, I have been using it every morning for about 3 weeks and it isnt showing any signs of running out so I would say it is good value for money in that respect.
I would recommend this product to anyone who needs a quick fix for tired eyes in the morning, however this isnt a miracle product that will radically change the appearance of the eye area.
Having used the Simple Cleanse, Tone and Moisturise routine for a while I was quite excited when Simple brought out this eye roll on. Being only 23 it appeared that most eye roll ons were targeted at anti wrinkle which isn't for me. It was refreshing to find an eye roll on that focused on refreshing and revitalising the eye area.
I paid £4.99 for Simple Kind to Eyes Revitalising eye roll on from Superdrug. I think this is a reasonable price for an eye roll on and at the time of purchase the product had only just launched.
The product is contained in a flexible plastic tube with a roller ball applicator and a screw top lid. The packaging adheres to the signature Simple colour scheme of green and white but unlike other Simple products it doesn't have that bland look. The lid is easy to remove and the roller ball moves smoothly without dragging on the delicate eye area. The packaging contains the standard information associated with such a product like safety information, ingredient etc. I find if you squeeze the tube when applying the product you may accidentally dispense too much but if you don't squeeze and just roll it applies just enough.
The product itself comes out as you roll the applicator over the eye area. The product is a gel consistency and feels cooling and soothing when applied. It feels very similar to those eye masks you can refrigerate. The roller ball itself feels cold against your skin but not uncomfortable. It provides a cool revitalising sensation alongside a slight massaging effect. I like the effects of this product. It makes me feel awake in a morning and it does help to reduce puffiness. The product leaves my skin feeling soft and smooth and without a sticky residue that can be associated with some gel products. As with most Simple products it has no colour or fragrance and is enriched with vitamin goodness. I do not have particularly sensitive skin so cannot comment on how the product would work on sensitive eyes but Simple are renowned for being 'the experts in sensitive skin'. The tube contains 15ml of product and to say a little goes a long way is an understatement! I have been using this product for about 6 months daily and as far as I can tell (the opaque tube means you can't tell what's left) there is still plenty left. Overall it's a good product but it's not a must have product, it's effects are nice but not a necessity for me but I think that's down to my view of eye products in general rather than a decision made on this specific product.
I am a great fan of 'Simple' skin care range, so when I saw their Kind to eyes revitalising eye roll-on I thought I would give it a try.
WHAT IS IT
Kind to eyes revitalising eye roll-on is designed to revitalise and refresh tired eyes. By rolling product on to the under eye area Simple claim it will 'Soothe and wind down tired eyes. It retails at around £4.99 for a 15ml tube and is readily available on the high street being sold at Boots, Superdrug, Tesco and Asda to name but a few.
The product is made in the UK, and like all Simple products contains no perfume or colour, is suitable for sensitive skin, has been dermatologically tested and approved and contains no animal derived ingredients.
The Product comes in a white cardboard outer, inside of which is a green 15ml tube. The tube has a silver rollerball applicator on the end with is covered by a plastic screw off cap.
The packaging is fully recyclable:
- Outer, cardboard
- Tube, PE
- Cap, PP
- Rollerball, Stainless Steel
DIRECTIONS FOR USE
The product is applied to the eye are using light circular movements and if required you are advised to smooth any remaining liquid in with your fingertips. You are also advised to avoid any contact with the eye.
I applied the product using light circular movements as advised on packaging. The product felt slighty 'cooling' when being applied. This mild cooling sensation continued for around a minute after application. I did find it necessary to rub the excess liquid in with my finger as the rolling process left me with wet patches under both eyes. So where Simple say 'if required' I would say 'is definitely required'.
After using this product my eye area felt a little tight and quite sticky, not at all a pleasant soothing feeling. My eyes did not feel at all 'revitalised or refreshed' just sticky and in need of a good wash.
Although normally a big fan of Simple I really can not recommend this product. I did not see or feel any benefit what so ever in using it, in my opinion it simply does not work which is a shame because the idea is good and had it lived up to the claims on the packaging would have been a great little product.