* Prices may differ from that shown
The cream retails for around £12.50 for a 14ml pot. I buy most of my Soap and Glory products from Boots where these are available in store and online. I find that Boots quite frequently have promotions running on the range, whether than be 3 for 2, a third off or buy on get one half price. There are also other websites selling these such as Asos, Amazon and also direct from the Soap & Glory website.
I got mine in a gift set which contained 4 full sized items and even at full price which was £25, this was still a bargain in my opinion and on the run up to Christmas, it was included in the 3 for 2 offering also.
The cream comes in a small white pot which is topped with a screw top lid. It is nice and compact and doesn’t take up too much room in my makeup bag. To the front of the pot are the product name, description and logo in pink and black writing which has a nice contrast against the whiteness of the pot.
I would say although this looks like a cream as it is white in colour, the consistency is more like a gel so at first, I thought I would have to rub this in which I was concerned about but actually, this absorbed really easy and glides onto my skin. The cream also has a very delicate floral fragrance to it which I like. The cream is designed to be used twice daily (morning and night).
When I first applied, I noticed that the cream felt extremely cold which felt quite refreshing. After about 5 minutes, this sensation subsided and the cream had completely absorbed into my skin and with out no word of a lie, I started to notice the difference. I have always suffered with dark circles under my eyes and have tried numerous products of the years to try and combat this but nothing has ever worked like this, I am really impressed.
As well as reducing the dark circles almost instantly, I found after I had been using for a couple of days, my eyes started to look less puffy too and look a lot younger (except when I smile and the crows feet appear). I suppose the only downside is that it isn’t designed to reduce wrinkles, but my current eye cream does and excellent job at this already.
You only really need to apply a small about too as the cream spreads really easily and a little goes a long way so despite using this for a couple of months now, there is still plenty left in the pot so this works out quite good value for money.
I would recommend the cream.
Where as I do like this, I don't think it's as good as they claim it to be. It's a cream/gel consistency, hydrates well and is quite cooling. But I haven't noticed any sort of brightening effect.
Soap & Glory - Supereyes
I had a few Boots vouchers to spend and some points on my Advantage card so decided I would treat myself to a few products in Boots. I made my way to the S&G facial products and had a look to see what they were offering as they were three for two which meant I got more value for my vouchers.
I chose three products from this area, 'Catch a Wrinkle, this and another which I forget now but will probably find and review at a later time.
This Supereyes is obviously a play on words as their product names often are. It comes in a small screw top rounded pot in a cardboard box. I really don't know why the box is needed as I find that wasteful packaging. The box has an extra flap that stands up at the back to make it stand out on the shelf more. I suppose the cardboard box might make stacking the products easier for bulk packing but still wasteful in my view.
S&G claim that this eye gel is one that will 'MOIST your eyes and while you are at it, tighten them up too' However on the other side of the box it then tells you ' WARNING: Avoid contact with your eyes. (This is supposed to go around them, not in them)' To me that doesn't really make sense for an eye gel to be unsafe if it gets in your eyes as some is bound to get in there at one time or another and then you are meant to rinse them with clean water. Personally I would prefer that my eye gel be safe for my eyes, not that I want to put it in them but really it is likely that one day some might end up sneaking your eyes.
Do like the S&G brand in that they are original with their retro 1950s sort of images and packaging and their quirky play on word names but I do have to admit their products are expensive compared to many and not always worth the price.
This is a clear gel like liquid with no real scent, possibly a very slight cucumber sort of aroma. As this comes in a small pot with inner lift off plastic lid I just dip my finger in and then apply this gel around my eyes. I have to admit that I was not aware that it might sting my eyes until I read the box for this review and so far I have had no problem. I just close my eyes and gently pat the gel on my eye lids and then open them again.
The gel feels lovely and cooling on my eyelids and certainly freshen the way they feel. I can't honestly say I notice any skin tightening after applying this but may it does and I just can't see it happening.
On the box there is a list of ingredients for those with good vision and from what I can see the top ingredient is water, glycerine is there and then a list of things staright from a laboratory it seems to me. I have no idea what they are or what they do. I think that is the biggest disappointment for me using S&G products is that they are far from natural.
I am happy to confirm that they do not test on animals but do also say At Soap & Glory, we absolutely do not test our formulations on animals, however we can't say that each and every ingredient that goes into them has not, at some point historically, been cleared for human use, by animal testing.'
Soap & Glory proudly claim 'We do not test our products on animals, just very picky people'
Superyes is one of S&G's products that contain no animal derived ingredients and is therefore safe for vegetarians and vegans to use.
I do quite like the feel of this on my yes and it sort of works like laying cucumber slices on them as it feels cool and pleasant but as it doesn't help with wrinkles, cows feet and bags in any way and I couldn't detect any lifting in my usage I am not sure I will be buying this one again as there are other more natural products that do the same job and more for about the same money. I used it mostly when I was travelling after long flights to make my eyes feel less like someone had thrown sand in them and it did feel nice and cooling and made me feel a little more human and awake.
You can buy this in Boots on from Boots on line and Harvey Nichs I believe. You get a 15ml pot for £9 which is not bad value but I think I would rather pay a little more for something that helped with my ageing skin too.
So good things : feels nice and cooling, and free from animal products, not tested on animals
bad things; Not sure what is in this, does not really do much skin tightening for me
Nice enough if you can get it on 3for2 or with vouchers but not one I will be buying again as it is just an eye coolant really.
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WHAT IS IT?
An eye gel from Soap and Glory. It is designed to tighten the skin up under the eye and to make the skin look brighter when you are tired.
HOW DO YOU USE IT?
You cleanse your face and when you have dried your skin properly you apply a small amount of the gel to the skin around your eyes. You pay the most attention to the skin under your eyes because that is where bags form when you are tired and that is aging I think. To apply it I dab a bit on and then am very gentle to rub it in, when you apply any eye cream you should work from the corner of your eye by the nose outwards to push the skin smooth.
WHAT I THINK
I think this eye gel does nothing except to make my eyes sting badly for a few minutes after I have applied it. It does not make my skin tight at all and it only feels tighter because the gel dries on top of the skin instead of sinking in and it leaves quite a bad residue that I do not like.
The gel feels cool when I apply it and that is good because it makes it feel like it is working on my skin and it is pleasing to apply because of the cool feeling. The gel is very soft also and feels kind to my skin.
When I look at the skin under my eyes after I have used Super Eyes eye gel I can not see any difference. I have not got very bad imperfections round my eyes and I am happy for that but if it does not help my small problems that are only because of a lack of sleep while my daughter is a baby then it will not help anyone that has got more severer problems than I have got.
Another thing I do not like about this eye gel is that when I apply foundation over it I get a mottled affect sometimes and that is even if I wait and do not apply foundation for an hour after the gel. This is not very good and it makes me believe that the gel is very heavier than it feels for it to do that to my make up after a long time.
A small tub of Super Eyes has got 15ml of product in it and costs £9. I think that is very expensive for something that is not effective and I would not like to recommend it to you.
1 Dooyoo Star.
The skin under our eyes is more delicate than that of the rest of the face, prone to creases, fine lines and wrinkles more readily than elsewhere. So with that in mind manufacturers have made products specifically designed to target susceptible areas.
I am not in allegiance to any particular brand as yet and try a different one each time, this time being soap and glory's instant action moisturizing eye gel.
Soap and Glory have become a bit of an "in thing" of the last few years with their simple designs and quirky cogitations on names.
The small pot of 15mls comes inside a cardboard box, not really sure that's needed to be honest but at least it's recyclable. I guess the box does make it stand out a bit more on the shelf as it is in the soap and glory trade mark white and bright pink colours. A stand up piece hits you with the word " whoosh they're up! And instant action" enough to lure me in anyway!
To be fair the box does incorporate a wide range of information which is not on the pot aside from the great big eyeball looking at you from the front, it says it provide de-puffing caffeine, soothing with aloe vera and fine line fighting with tripeptide. There are bits to make you giggle too like "don't squint in the wind it's unflattering and can cause wrinkles" and there warning information suggesting you are supposed to put the gel around your eyes not in it.
Inside sits you tiny tub of gel in a pearly off white pot with a screw top lid. Very easy to use and simple to throw in your bag without the concern it will splat everywhere.
So all's good with the box....moving on to what's inside and does it actually work?.......
The gel is clear speckled with minute sparkly bits, which I assume is the bit that lightens the areas of the skin. It is thick in consistency to the point if you tip it upside down it does not pour out, useful if you knock it over.
Applying it is simple dap a small dot with your finger under your eyes and around into the corners and gently smooth in. It is absorbed almost immediately and has a very slight tingling sensation soothing and by no means uncomfortable.
On using the gel for a couple of months now I do feel that it brightens my skin and allows my eyes to look less tired in the mornings. I have also taken to using this occasionally on a night out for an eye brightening affect and after night shifts!
On the subject of fine line fighting I can only say I get a very small affect from the gel I can feel the tingling and assume it is working but as for visible affects, not overly convinced. Maybe that's part due to I am always squinting in this horrible windy weather whilst walking the dogs! I would like it to be much more effective to be honest given the price and claims.
Tightening, I do feel a little bit of tightening after application and it is more noticeable when I use it when I am tired. It does moisturize under the eyes as well which is nice as they do feel soft and not dry and it makes foundation easy to apply.
Overall it's a nice idea product which maybe better suited to people in there twenties who feel they are wanting to try out some fine line reduction items. I just don't feel it has the power for us that are a little older and it really doesn't live up to all the claims it makes.
Full ingredients, product and company information can be found at www.soapandglorycosmetics.com
Made in Switzerland and expires after 6 months.
Product can be purchased in Boots, large chemists and supermarkets plus various online stores Amazon and EBay.
Mine was priced at around £9 but they often do 3 for 2 deals.
For my birthday last year I was given a huge gift set of Soap & Glory products from my husband. I am a big fan of this range as I think they have some very high quality products. The gift set included a pot of Eye Maintenance moisturising eye gel (15ml) which is meant to give your eyes a lift. I had never tried a product like this before so I was interested to see what it would be like. I didn't have very high expectations as I probably wouldn't have bought this myself but rather use a face cream on my eye area instead.
- The Packaging -
The eye gel is packaged in a cute little box that is pink and white, has the Soap & Glory brand, the name of the product and a little black and white photo of an eye. There is a long list of complicated ingredients, the only ones I recognised being aloe and caffeine. The box instantly looks appealing and has all the usual Soap & Glory charm. However, I was disappointed when I opened to box as the actual container looks very cheap and ordinary. It is made from white shiny plastic and has stickers on the lid and side of the pot with the brand and product name. The stickers look as if they were applied by a young child as they are very wonky and creased. In fact a child could probably do a better job! This pot definitely isn't something I would choose to display on my dressing table. The lid screws off easily and there is another thin lid inside which stops the gel getting all over the main lid.
- Applying the Gel -
The box states to apply this around your eyes morning or night, "whenever you feel like you need a little lift". This is very easy to do with your finger. You simply dab it around your eye and then rub it in. I was surprised by how little there was in the pot (not even half full) but I suppose you don't really need to use much each time you use it. The gel is thick, clear and doesn't really smell of much. When I first applied the gel it felt quite refreshing but after 30 seconds it started to make my skin feel very hot, almost like a burning sensation! On the one hand this felt quite unpleasant but it did make me think that maybe it was working a miracle on my skin. Surely it was burning because the gel was dramatically transforming my eyes from tired and puffy with dark circles to wide awake, bright and fresh?
- The Results -
Well the answer was no. Although my eyes do feel a little softer and moisturised after using this gel, I honestly can't say I notice any visible difference. My eyes still look tired and puffy so it hasn't worked any miracles. The results are certainly nothing a standard face cream couldn't achieve. Initially I used this gel every night for a week but soon gave this up as I hadn't noticed any change to my eye area.
- Price and Availability -
I believe the Soap & Glory range is only available in Boots stores where the eye gel is priced at £9 for the 15ml pot, although they do have a 3 for 2 offer at the moment. I think this is quite overpriced considering the lack of results, the burning sensation, the small amount in the pot and how cheap the pot looks.
- Would I Recommend? -
I would not recommend this product and I won't be purchasing a pot myself, in fact I doubt I will even use up the pot I have. I wasn't expecting a miracle lift which is lucky because I certainly didn't get one.
Anyone who has read any of my previous reviews will know I am a huge fan of Soap & Glory products and despite finding many of their items a bit of a hit and miss I continue to buy them...I guess this is only to be expected from a cosmetics junky!
~Soap & Glory~
Soap & Glory is a brand that was first released in 2006, though to me feels like it has been round way longer. It specialises in 'body items' such as shower scrubs, body butters, shower creams, etc though has also recently bought out it's own make up line.
Soap & Glory is known for it's stand out, retro packaging with funny slogans and phrases which are most likely their to catch our attention. Many of the items are in pink / white and as stated have a very retro theme, they are always presented lovely, whether they come in a box or alone and this is what makes them a suitable gift for many people.
This particular S&G item is called 'Eye Maintenance' which is obviously a pun on 'high maintenance'. It is a moisturizing gel for the eye area and is described as an 'instant-action eye gel with swiftlift technology'. The basic idea of it is to refresh the eye area, making them look wider and more awake, whilst supposedly giving lift to them and your eyebrow too.
The product itself came in a little box and inside there was a round tub. Personally, I think it could hae been sold just in the tub as it is a lovely pearly, white in colour and there was no need for the excess packaging. I think they have recently changed the name from or to 'Supereyes'.
~Price and Avaliability~
After checking the Boots website, the product could not be found, this may be due to the fact it as been discontinued or is out of stock, nonetheless as after checking eBay I can see that they are being sold for aorund £5. Personally, I think this is fairly inexpensive for an eye gel, as in the past I have used ones by Olay which have cost around £10, I also think it is is inexpensive for S&G as I do often find many of their products overpriced.
As stated, I could not find the item on Boots.com, however it *may* still be avaliable instore, but can be purchased on eBay.
~Why did I choose this product~
When the weather changes from winter to summer or summer to winter, I often get dry skin and my skin becomes tight around the eyes so I wanted a product to soothe this. Although I know there are many creams out there I do not like the 'weighty' feeling, especially on the delicate area around the eye, which is why I opted for a gel. The only reason I really bought the S&G one was because I am a fan of their products and love their packaging, other than that I had no real reason to choose it specifically.
This product has an extremley subtle scent and I was close to saying it was unfragranced, however there is definitley something there. It smells a little of a moisturiser cream, but to me I can also subtley smell leather cleaning wipes! It is safe to say that I did not find the scent to be pleasant, however, it is so subtle you can barely notice it and once on the skin you can not notice it at all.
~Using the product~
When you first unscrew the lid it has another little protective case that sits in top of the gel that has to be removed. I liked the idea of this as it meant that leakage would be less likely and the gel would not get all over the lid, etc. The gel was fairly thick in consistency, it was a clear/white in colour and had ever so subtle sparkly bits in it.
To apply you need to put a small amount around the eye area, but obvioulsy avoiding contact with eyes as this will/ can cause irritation. When doing so the gel felt very smooth and was quite cold which was pleasantly relaxing. It did feel light on the skin, yet at the same time felt ever so slightly sticky and it wasn't soaking into the skin as well as I would have liked it to have done. After 30 seconds or so it also made my skin tingle/sting a little, at first I thought this may have been an allergic reaction, though after reading other reviews on the same product I saw that it had done the same thing to other people.
After it being on my skin for a minute or so the stinging had stopped and my skin just felt much more relaxed and felt smoother, though the gel did have still have this 'stickiness' to it. My skin did not really feel any more moisturised, however I felt more awake and as if my eyes had become wider and more awake too!
~Had it done anything / does it work~
When looking in the mirror it did not appear that the gel had actually done anything. Although my skin felt smoother, to the touch it did not feel and softer or moisturised and had done little to tackle my dry skin. There was no 'lift', admittedly I was not quite sure what or where I sould be looking for this, however, there was difference at all. My eyes did not look any more awake and the gel itself had still not managed to soak into my skin (which I thought it would have done quickly, due to the fact my skin was relativley dry) and had left this horrible shiny residue around my eye area.
The gel did not tackle the bags under my eyes, but in fact my eyes looked a little more puffier and as if I was more tired, I think this may be due to the fact that after a while the gel did become to feel heavy on my eyes, I think this was because it was just sitting on top of my skin and had it began to soak in I don't think it would have had the same effect.
I continually used this item over a course of a week just to see whether it did have any effect with continuous use and I have to say, there was not really much it did. I did notice that my skin did not feel quite as tight and I did like the feeling of the gel when I first applied it as it did leave my skin feeling soothed, but other than this it has done little to tackle the dry areas and there was no 'instant lift' on any of the times that I used the the product.
I also have a few *very* fine lines around my eye area which are really only noticable when looked at quickly and although it did not claim to solve this issue, I do find that most eye gels are multi tasking so would also do this naturally, so I also decided to apply the gel here to see whether it would have any effect here. Again, I have to say the results were really poor and yet again it had failed to do anything noticable, if anything at all.
~How long will it last / Is it good value for money~
Despite this being a tiny pot I can see this lasting me for a very long time, mainly because I shall be using it as little as possible(!), but even if I did use it everyday due to the tiny amount you need I can see it lasting me a good six months or so. Therefore I would have found this great value for money had the product worked, or had it done anything, but as it is I am stuck with the pot for six months and although I know I could throw it way I don't want to as the pot is actually quite pretty!
Overall, I am struggling for something positive to say on this product! I did think it was soothing when first applied and it did seem to make my skin feel less tight, however, the longer the product was on for the more heavy it became and the more unpleasant it was on the skin! It failed to live up to it's claims and dissapointed on almost every level, this is most definitley one of the worst S&G products I have used, as even those that I have not liked, they have at least been able to do something or I have continued to use them, whereas it is very unlikely that I will finish this pot!
This is most definitley one of the 'miss' products from Soap and Glory and is one that I would not reccomend.
I love soap and glory products ... ever since my friend bought me some soap and glory goodies from boots I have been hooked on the stuff! I love the packaging, the fragrance and more to the point I really think that their products work - one of my favourites being the bubble bath. I've tried a number of their body products (and loved every single one of them) but had yet to try any skin care items.
===why did I buy supereyes?===
If you have read any of my previous beauty reviews you may have noticed I am a big fan of the more expensive premium brands, however my purse doesn't always want to stretch to such luxuries and so I began to look at some more affordable alternatives. I've used plenty of soap and glory body products in the past and they never let me down so surely their skin care must be worth a shot? Even though these products aren't as expensive as Clinique, I still don't think you could call them cheap which made me have some sort of expectation from them. When I bought this product boots had their 3 for 2 offer on which made it better value. Supereyes usually retails at £9 for 15ml of product.
This comes in a rather attractive box, with the main focus being a large photo of an eye, with the usual logo for soap and glory and other basic information. The jar itself looks - in a word - cheap! It is plain white, seems to be made of cheap plastic, and has minimal writing on. Not a good first impression.
===the claims/whats in it===
Soap and glory really seem to think that this eye gel is 'possibly the world's most effective instant firming eye moisture gel'. A bit of a high and unrealistic claim I think! This pot of eye gel does however seem to contain lots of scientific type sounding ingredients:
* A Swiss Snake-Venom simulating age fighting Tripeptide complex - to help smooth fine lines and wrinkles by inhibiting the micro-contractions on the surface of the skin. A collagen-stimulating tripeptide to firm and regenerate - personally I don't think I like the sound of putting some kind of snake venom on my skin, especially on an area as delicate as your eyes.
* SWIFTLIFTTM technology , an instant skin tightener
* Micronised light-reflecting pigments that instantly camouflage fine lines and wrinkles
* Caffeine - for its de-puffing abilities.
===using the product===
I was super excited to use this product so put some on as soon as I'd got home from the shops. When I opened the jar the gel looked pretty interesting and seemed to be glittery - not really a good look. This seemed like a strange quality to an eye gel that is intended to moisturise, I am guessing glitteriness was added for its light reflecting properties. The texture seemed a little strange when I put some on my finger, it felt kind of gloopy and not particularly appealing. I rubbed it on the back of my hand and found it to be of quite a runny consistency. I tried not to be put off by everything I had noticed so far; after all I have loved every product by soap and glory so far. I applied this to my eyes as directed - to pat the gel around the contours of your eyes twice daily. I patted a small amount onto my eyes, I didn't want to overload my skin with product, and within seconds felt a horrible stinging sensation. This shocked me as by no means do I have sensitive skin and I have only ever had a reaction to one skincare product. I quickly removed this product to prevent further stinging. I have been so very disappointed with this product. I did try to use it once more, thinking maybe the stinging had just been a one off, but of course it hadn't. However this time I thought I would put up with the stinging to see how it went. I noticed no difference in the appearance of my eye area whatsoever. I decided to never use this again and that it had just been a waste of money - I would have been better off just saving up a bit longer to buy the more expensive products I know I can trust. I gave this (along with some other soap and glory skincare that I was just very unimpressed with) to my friend who also loves soap and glory. She was very excited at the prospect of all these lovely free goodies, but she found as I had that the eye gel just stings and burns - I think this shows the stinging sensation is unlikely to be just a reaction, more of a poorly created harsh eye gel!
===would I recommend/buy again?===
Never! I think even if I was paid to do so, I would never use this product ever again. I think this is a shame as I have been a bit put off soap and glory skincare now, when in fact some of it may be very nice. One to avoid!
I'm a massive fan of the brand Soap & Glory. Started in 2006 with the aim of helping women pamper themselves without 'spending an arm and a leg just to moisturise one', the retro pink and black & white bottles and packages are a familiar fixture on the shelves of Boots and Harvey Nichols. They're also available online from retailers like ASOS. The stated aim may not be completely accurate, as the products are often more expensive than brands like Dove or Radox, but most of them are high quality. Just after Christmas, a limited edition set of 10 discontinued or renamed Soap & Glory products was advertised on Boots for under £30. Being a huge fan, I of course picked one of these up!
I started using eye cream about a year ago and was coming to the end of a previous product, so I was pleased to see that an eye product was included in the pack. The product comes in a pink and white box bearing a black and white picture of an eye and the name "Eye maintenance". Applying eye cream should be a straightforward process, but Soap & Glory have provided instructions anyway: pat a layer around your eyes every morning and evening (personally, I only ever use eye cream at night, as I can't be bothered in the morning). The product is described as an instant-action moisturising eye gel with 'swiftlift' technology. It is meant to provide instant action and 'moisture in a minute'.
Inside the box is a small white tub which screws open to reveal your eye gel. Inside the lid there is another bit of plastic over the top which helps keep the gel fresh. The actual product is quite thick, and is clear but looks white in the tub. I've found I only need to use a tiny amount at a time, so the product is lasting ages - I've been using it for a couple of months and still have over half left.
I usually use this product at night after cleansing, toning and moisturising. I use my little finger to dab a tiny amount under my eyes. I can feel a pleasant cooling sensation and a slight tingling. Occasionally the product does seem to irritate my eyes and sting my skin a bit. I've carried on using it however as this doesn't happen all the time and I haven't seen any visible irritation on my skin.
Sometimes, in the morning, the product seems to have formed a slight film on my skin overnight. This is strange but doesn't seem to cause my skin any problems. I don't normally use the product in the morning as I'm in too much of a hurry, but if I have tired, puffy, achy or hayfeverish eyes I dab on a little and feel instantly refreshed.
Unfortunately I'm not sure if this product is very good at keeping the skin around my eyes moisturised. I've noticed slight dryness at the corner of one eye and while I don't think this product has caused it (as the skin all over my face is becoming slightly dry for some reason) it doesn't seem to be helping. My normal moisturiser is better in this respect. I wouldn't mind - I wouldn't normally expect a gel to be as moisturising as a cream - but this product claims to be a moisturising eye gel.
On the plus side, while I don't have bags under my eyes and my skin is generally pretty firm, the gel does seem to have helped keep my eyes free from any light puffiness and my undereye circles seem to have lessened - whether directly because of this product or not, I don't know.
Overall, I think this eye gel seems to be good at cooling the undereye area and reducing puffiness. It's value for money as a little goes a long way and the pot lasts for ages. However, the occasional stinging and lack of moisturisation means that I won't be purchasing this product again.
*Why I want the product*
My under eyes just recently have been getting very dry, applying make up there is a nightmare and takes some doing to get just right without looking like I've applied it in the dark.
I am not too keen on eye rich creams so I was looking for a light cream or gel that is able to deeply hydrate the area while sinking in quickly, no hassle and no mess.
While purchasing my other Soap and Glory products I decided on their Supereyes Moisturising Eye Gel.
*About the product*
Soap and Glory state "Possibly the world's most effective instant firming eye moisture gel Soap & Glory Supereyes, Supereyes Moisturising Eye Gel reduces visible wrinkles almost immediately and fights fine lines, eye bags and puffiness too."
*So what is inside the product?*
Soap and Glory boast of a ingredient packed eye gel with ingredients such as:
* A Swiss Snake-Venom simulating age fighting Tripeptide complex, this is said to help smooth fine lines and wrinkles by inhibiting the micro-contractions on the surface of the skin. Collagen-stimulating tripeptide firm and regenerate the surface skin.
* Swiftlift technology is patented to Soap and Glory and is said to instant tighten the skin.
* Micronised light-reflecting pigments that instantly camouflage fine lines and wrinkles
* Caffeine helps to de-puff tired eyes.
I was also surprised to see alcohol comes second on the ingredient list, alcohol is an irritant that dries the skin, there are other ingredients that I feel aren't suitable for an eye gel as some are an irritant.
Supereyes Moisturising Eye Gel looks like something a teenager would be drawn to, it also doesn't scream brilliant to me for an adult; however the product comes in a 15mls white shiny plastic circular pot with a screw off lid that looks cheap. Soap and Glory logo with the name of the product is on the top of the lid via a sticker. The side of the pot tells you how much product is inside and it has a six month shelf life.
*What does the product look and smell like?*
Opening the pot Supereyes looks off white/clear in colour; I can also see glitter partials, which is never good around the eye area. Supereyes smells much like citrus. Taking a sample out to the back of my hand the product feels a lot like a gel, which feels cool and light on the skin. Spreading it on my hand the gel goes clear and sinks in quickly but leaves small glitter partials behind, which is noticeable to the eye.
*Applying the product*
You apply Supereyes like you would any eye cream or gel. On cleansed dry skin pat a layer of Supereyes around the contour of your eyes in the morning and evening taking care not to get the product too close to your eyes due to the fragrance.
*Applying the product*
Taking a small amount of Supereyes Eye on my ring finger and gently patting it on my eye contour area felt lovely, it was cooling and sank in quickly. My eye contour area didn't feel overall moisturised though, I could see the glitter particles but it wasn't as bad as I first thought it would. After it sank in I continued to apply my concealer, at first it seemed to glide on smoothly but as soon as I started to blend it into my skin I could feel the gel rubbing off in little balls making my concealer look very clumpy, not blending into my skin and generally really looking a mess to the point where I had to remove everything and re-start without Supereyes.
I tried this on a few more occasions leaving Supereyes to sink in even more with the same results, in the end I gave up and decided to apply it at night instead.
Applying a thin layer at night I was hoping to wake up in the morning with lovely soft eye area that is ready to be greeted with my concealer for a flawless application, instead what I was greeted with was rough looking eyes that looked and felt dry and dehydrated.
I also noticed depending on how sensitive my skin is feeling on a particular day Supereyes irritate my skin to the point where my skin would sting and stay red for hours, I of course removed Supereyes straight away but my skin was still aggravated and would be like this for a day or two where every product I applied there would make my face red and sting.
*What I think about it/do I like it*
Before Supereyes I bought two other Soap and Glory products and was hoping to enjoy them and love them like everyone else, but three out of three products irritated me so much I can honestly not brig myself to use anything else of theirs again.
*Price and availability*
If you don't have sensitive skin or skin that doesn't get irritated quickly then Supereyes may be the product for you. You can purchase it from boots.com for £8.17
*Would I purchase again?*
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I was bought this for christmas as part of a Soap and Glory gift set, and I am sooo glad it was bought for me, as I love the stuff!
Super eyes, super eyes, is a moisturising eye gel from Soap and Glory's skincare range, and is an instant action gel with "swiftlift" technology.
It does work quite quickly, not with massive results, but it does make the eye area look more awake, alert and refreshed, whilst helping to reduce the appearance of puffiness and bags under the eyes.
It has a nice, professional smell to it, like something you would expect from a department store or beauty salon, and is quite gooey in consitancy. To apply, just pop a tiny bit on your little finger, and then gently dab onto the eye area. I could feel this product working straight away, it made me have a smlight tight feeling around my eyes, but not in a bad or painful way. Also looking in the mirror I can see an instant difference in my eyes, they look more open and less baggy and puffy.
The results do tend to last all day, and I usually use this at night before I go to bed, and about 20 minutes or so after waking up. I have always had dark circles under my eyes, and this lightens up them up quite well.
I recommend this to everyone, as it really does work quite well, and its not very expensive. You can buy this in boots on its own, or as part of a skincare set, although this may only be around christmas time.
Soap & Glory gift sets are a present I will happily recieve, unlike most gift sets which include products you're never going to use and sit in the bathroom for months. I always work my way through these gift sets and so have used quite a few products in the Soap & Glory range. Supereyes Moisturising Eye Gel came in one of the sets so I tried it for a couple of weeks to see how it went.
Price: It does come in a gift set from Boots, but on it's own it's £8 for a 15ml tub which isn't too bad. They do have a promotion on at the moment though for 1/3 off the Soap & Glory range so if there's any products you like and want to buy again it's definately worth a trip to Boots.
Packaging: The cardboard packaging for this product is the usual Soap & Glory packaging, pretty retro, pink, with a black and white photo. Inside is the white tub which the gel comes in, it's a reasonable size and I was pretty happy with how much you get for your money.
The gel: I only put abit in at night and in the morning, every day if I remember but it's more likely every other day. It rubs in very easily, you don't have to do that much rubbing! I don't know about other people but I use it under my eyes for when I look tired. It's quite thick, but not too, perfect really! I wouldn't be able to say what the fragrance is, but it's lovely, there's no stickiness involved with this product so if you use it in the morning you can use make up pretty much straight after.
What it claims to do: "Soap & Glory Supereyes, Supereyes Moisturising Eye Gel is possibly the world's most effective instant firming eye moisture gel. By deploying our exclusive SWIFTLIFTTM technology, it reduces visible wrinkles almost immediately and fights fine lines long-term too."
* A Swiss Snake-Venom simulating age fighting Tripeptide complex - to help smooth fine lines and wrinkles by inhibiting the micro-contractions on the surface of the skin. A collagen-stimulating tripeptide to firm and regenerate
* SWIFTLIFTTM technology , our instant skin tightener
* Micronised light-reflecting pigments that instantly camouflage fine lines and wrinkles
* Caffeine - it depuffs your thighs, so why not use it on your eyes?"
Effects: My eyes felt really refreshed after using this, it got rids of dark circles which I was really glad of as being 18 there are times when I don't get much sleep! My mum has used it a few times, and said it wasn't that good on wrinkles, but she hasn't used it that much, probably about 2-3 times a week so maybe more regular usage is needed to see an improvement on wrinkles.
Overall: I really like Supereyes Moisturising Gel and would definately recommend it, I am definately going to buy a new tub when this one runs out, it seems to be lasting pretty well though and I do use it fairly often. The price is quite good compared to similar products on the market and it isn't going to break the bank.
I am gradually working my way through the entire Soap & Glory range and am quite a fan of the products in general. I love the girly packaging and the black and white photos they use - it seems to make the entire range look rather stylish.
Back to the eye cream - it comes in a small pot and is a lovely easily absorbed gel with little smell (subtle but nice). A tiny bit really does go a long way.
The gel does claim instant results which I'm not really sure worked for me however after using this morning and night for a few days the lines around my eyes (quite a few if I'm honest - must stop laughing so much!) do seem a bit better and I'm hoping they will get even better with more gel use!
Overall a good product, part of a fabulous range and even if not instant results has helped with my lines after a few days.
Ive only recently started using this product. Ive been working my way through the many Soap & Glory gift sets I get every year for Christmas & birthday and I think this is one of the last products I had left to try out and review. I hadn't actually read any reviews good or bad on this so I didnt really know what I was letting myself in for or whether or not it would even work. But off I went to test it out.
This gel comes in a white 15ml tub which is very simple and has the usual screw off lid.
The packaging is in typical Soap & Glory style very pink and girly with the black and white photograph we have come to expect to see with this range. On the front of the packaging I read that this gel is supposed to take instant action so I was very intrigued to see if it could live up to that promise.
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This gel actually claims to be possibly THE most effective instant firming eye moisturising gel on the shelves anywhere today! It also promises to reduce the appearance of wrinkles around the eyes, fill in fine lines and help those bags disappear so it offers long term as well as short term solutions.
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Caffeine: To de-puff you eyes
Swiftlift: To instantly tighten skin
Light Reflecting Pigments: Camouflages fine lines and wrinkles
Swiss Snake Venom!!: Which is said to contain collagen to firm and regenerate
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I usually apply this first thing in the morning before I do my make-up because that's when my bags are at their worst which I'm sure is true for pretty much everyone. But it can be used whenever you feel your eyes meed a little lift.
I just put a few little dabs of this onto around the contours of my eyes and rub into my skin using circular motions.
It dries and is absorbed into the skin almost immediately so if you are applying it before your make-up you wont have to wait around forever before you can get on with your day.
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I don't know about instant results but throughout the day it did seem to be working more and more.
I can never get enough sleep and even when I do my eyes tell a different story and they look like I could have been awake all night. But after using this underneath my usual make-up I did start to see a noticeable difference to the underneath of my eyes. Now as I'm only 18 I cant really comment on whether or not it works on wrinkles but I will say it left the skin around my eyes feeling a lot firmer and more uplifted so I guess it will work for women or maybe men with wrinkles and lines around their eyes. My eyes actually felt really refreshed and wide awake and I was left with nice clean looking eyes nothing like those horrible big red eyes I usually wake up with! So it definitely does work just not straight away like they claim. AND after about a week of using this I did start to notice that I wasn't even getting puffy eyes or bags anymore so continued use does really help and I recommend this as an everyday application.
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This is another fabulous product from this range and one I will definitely be buying again and again when this tub runs out. The best thing is because you don't need to use a lot each time you apply it, even you you use this everyday the tub never seems to go down so it is proper great value for money because I would suggest that one tub will last you about a year. I highly recommend this product to anyone who suffers with bags under the eyes or puffiness and I can only assume it will work on people who do have wrinkles and lines.
Recommended From Me =]
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