After having read some decent reviews about the
Boots vitamin e eye cream but having found that it was always sold out at my local store I decided to try the superdrug version. Having the same name I assumed these products would be similar in quality. How wrong I was.
When I first squeezed some out the consistency looked promising, it seemed thick and looked like it would be moisturising. However after rubbing it in I found that my eyes felt even drier than they were before applying it. The skin around my eyes felt much tighter than usual and this effect lasted a while. Also the fact this cream is for radiance means they have added some kind of glittery shimmer so when you apply it, it looks like you have put glitter around your eyes, this then transfers down your face and you end up looking like a glitter ball, not the look I would go for therefore I could not put this on in the morning under my foundation.
I used this product for a few days, didn't notice any visible improvements in my dark circles or eye bags and to be honest my eyes just felt drier than ever which is why I have stopped using it.
I am glad this product only cost a few pounds and not much more or I would have been even more disappointed but it has also put me off trying anything else from the same range as the quality is appalling.
At 22, i've recently been told that in order to retain my "youthful looks" (i look 14), i need to start looking after under my eyes to avoid any wrinkles forming. Now i'm not about to go and buy anti-aging creams galore, but an eye cream should do something right?
On the hunt for a makeup remover, I saw that Superdrug had a new range containing Vitamin E. I have no idea what this vitamin does, but as a loyal follower of Superdrug (as well as a 3 for 2 offer), I opted for this eye cream to give around my eyes some moisture and make them look awake.
The packaging of this eye cream leaves a lot to be desired. It's beige, cheap looking and just not very exciting. But i'm never one to judge a product by it's appearance, i'll use it first.
The cream is within a "squeezy" tube, with a very fine tip where a small amount of products comes out at a time.
As a lot of reviews have stated, this product is glitter/sparkle centre. This is hugely offputting, as (in my opinion) sparkles tend to make skin look slightly greasy. However, i was using this before bed to give some extra moisture.
I'm very disappointed with this eye cream as i don't feel like it does anything for the skin under my eyes. I haven't noticed anything different about them, nor do i feel like it makes me look "radiant" or "awake". the sparkle does not work in this case.
Overall, i'll use this eyecream up, only because i dislike wasting products i've spent my money on. But i won't be repurchasing this anytime soon, as i don't feel like it does anything for me. I may even pass this on to my mum to see if it has any effect on slightly older skin.
I enjoy using the current range of Vitamin E products made by Superdrug. I have tried most of them out, as they are easily affordable, usually great quality products and they work really well and seem to suit my skin type. Perhaps my least favourite in the Vitamin E range, however, is the Radiance Eye Cream they do. This comes in a 15ml-sized tube and the packaging is exactly the same as all the other products in this range. When I first bought myself a tube of this it was months ago and at the time, it cost me £2.49. When I popped into Superdrug yesterday to stock up on some items for my upcoming holiday to Italy, I noticed this has now shot up in price and it's currently retailing at £2.99 for the same sized tube. I didn't buy another tube of this yesterday, as it's not a product I was entirely happy with when I used it previously.
I do suffer from puffy eyes, especially first ting in the morning. As I am getting further into my thirties I have noticed that the problem is getting a little worse though my husband (bless him) constantly keeps telling me I have no bags at all and my eyes look lovely! I do like tot try different products on the market to try to combat the puffiness (and dark circles) and I bought this as it was cheap and made big claims. The back of the tube advised me to keep this in the fridge so it stays nice and cold and therefore helps with the puffiness when it's applied to the delicate eye area.
The tube is rather small and has a screw off type lid with the tiniest little hole in the end of a pointed nozzle. It's really easy to get out exactly how much you need and there is no wastage. The tube is very soft and flexible and you really don't have to squeeze very hard at all. The cream contains SPF15 too and really this was another reason I bought it, as generally speaking, face and body creams with any sort of SPF in them tend to cost a little more money.
This eye cream claims to not only reduce puffiness, but it also states that it eliminates fine lines around the eye area and dark circles. I used this cream faithfully for weeks and weeks until it was all gone, and really I saw no difference at all in the puffiness or dark circles I have around my eye area. However, the main reason I wouldn't buy this cream again is due to it having a ton of the tiniest glittery and sparkly type fragments in the cream. Every time I used it, it looked like I had been using some sort of body glitter around my eyes.
I was rather annoyed as the tube doesn't state that the cream contains these small particles, however, it does state that it has 'light reflecting particles', so I suppose this is what they are referring to. I have used a lot of make up and face creams which say they have light reflecting particles, but never in my life have I come across anything like this - the glittery bits looked rather silly and they actually made me look like I had glowing eyes and the cream DREW attention to my eyes, rather than distracted attention from them. For this reason, I only ever used this cream at night as I didn't want to go to work having just applied the cream. During the night the glitteriness seemed to fall off (probably onto my pillow) and it wasn't so noticeable by the following morning.
On the whole, this was a rather disappointing product, especially as I had used so many of Superdrug's Vitamin E range and been really pleased with them. It's certainly not a cream I'll be buying again. It doesn't really live up to its claims and I really don't like the glittery bits.
Not recommended - sorry Superdrug.
I bought this because it was on offer 2 for £3 and I thought it would be identical to the boots spf 15 vitamin E eye cream, which is my regular daytime eye cream but it wasn't on offer at the time.
Boy oh boy was I wrong.
Like the boots version this eye cream has an spf of 15, has Vitamin E as the antioxidant ingredient, and promises to reduce puffiness yada yada.
Unlike the Boots version, the superdrug Vitamin E eye cream leaves a nasty white film that is crusty. Instead of moisturising the eye area, it actually feels dry and tight. I would pay not to wear this eye cream, that's how bad it is.
It says this product is non-greasy which accurate, it's far from greasy, it feels like chalk once applied.
If you want my advice you should go for the boots version which provides vitamin E, spf 15, and actually moisturises and blends into your eye area; the two may look similar but Superdrug's version is horrendous.
They've claimed they've dermatologically tested this product (on humans?). It also claims this product is 'extra -soothing for weary eyes'. Yeah... thanks but I think grit would be more soothing.
The packaging is acceptable for the price, nothing too special. I like the fact that this product comes in a tubes, it's much more sanitary than a pot. Not that this matters as the product inside is of terrible quality.
I can't even use this shabby eye cream as a lip balm (which is what I normally do if an eye cream is sub-standard), because it leaves an awful white cast.
I might give these tubes away to someone I hate. I think I've conveyed my loathing of this product enough. I'm totally unbiased though, I've tried loads of eye creams and I can't fathom how anyone could benefit from using this product (apart from the fact it has SPF), it looks horrible and it feels horrible. Honestly just don't waste your money.
I bought this because it was cheap, but I wish I hadn't bothered, it's horrible!
It costs £2.49 for a 15ml tube, but when I bought it it was on a special offer which made it even cheaper, I think it was about £1.49!
The tube has a lid which screws off and a thin nozzle type thing on the end where you squeeze the product out of, which I suppose is supposed to make it easier to apply, but I don't think it makes a difference as I just squeeze a bit onto my finger and apply it like that.
It's quite thin for an eye cream but it feels really smooth. The main problem with it is that when I apply it it doesn't sink into my skin at all, it just seems to sit there on top of my skin. It's kind of creamy coloured and you can see it really plainly on the skin, it doesn't blend in at all, and it has shimmery bits in it which are supposed to help disguise dark circles and fine lines, but it doesn't at all, in fact I think it makes my dark circles look worse!
It feels really awful on my skin and I can feel it there all day, so on the few times I've used it I've actually gone and washed it off after a while becasue I just couldn't stand the feel of it any longer. It deosn't feel like it moisturises at all, it just sits there in a horrible crusty layer.
If it was possible I would have given this 0 stars.
The Vitamin E skincare range from superdrug is fantastic if you are on a tight budget. The Vitamin E gentle eye cream is a brilliant little product that does what many other creams do but for a fraction of the price.
The eye cream comes in a 15ml small squeezy tube with screw cap. The cream is very easy to dispense straight onto the eye area through the pointy nozzle and the lid screws on tightly making sure non of the cream can leak out.
The eye cream is part of a growing range of vitamin E products from superdrug and is currently priced at £2.49 per tube. Other products available in the range include:
- Day Cream
- Nourishing Night Cream
- Skin Oil
- Face Scrub
- Illuminating Face Cream
- Cleaner and Eye Make up Remover
The eye cream itself is said to help reduce the appearance of fine lines, puffiness and dark circles. The cream is white in colour, has a non greasy feel and absorbs easily into the skin. It also contains a SPF15 which for the bargain price is an excellent feature as creams with a SPF contained are usually much more expensive.
It gives a tip on the back of the tube to keep the cream in the fridge to give weary eyes a soothing treat. I do keep my cream in the fridge and find the cold cream does help first thing in the morning to reduce puffiness.
The only thing that is not mentioned on the packaging is that the cream seems to contain tiny glittery particles. These can be seen especially when you first use the product as they transfer onto your fingertips but I think they help to reflect the light giving the appearance of brighter more youthful skin around your eye area, its just a shame that they fail to mention this.
In conclusion I think this eye cream is an excellent product, not only is it great value I can certainly notice the difference when I use it. As I age I may opt for something slightly more powerful in its anti-aging capabilities but for now it works just as well as any other.
Being the beauty product junkie I am, it is unusual for me to come across a product that truly does nothing for me, or that seems to do more harm than good. I have bought about 4/5 eye creams in my time, one of which was the Superdrug own brand "Vitamin E Gentle Eye cream". This was my first time using a Superdrug own brand product, and since I am such a fan of the shop (way too many of musicmad2020's pennies get spent in there!), I figured this would be a great purchase. Sadly I was to end up disappointed.
The tube is a plain beigey colour, nothing outstanding on the design front, and has a nozzle applicator underneath the plastic screw cap. I prefer to apply the product by dabbing it instead of using the nozzle as that way I can make sure the product sinks in nicely and I don't end up with excess amounts on my skin.
Upon applying it onto my under eyes and onto my hand to check the consistency, I noticed it reminded me of PVA glue both in appearance and consistency... odd! Now on the tube itself, it claims that this product will "Help reduce the appearance of fine lines, puffiness and dark circles" - but how many times have we heard this from eye cream manufacturers?
Needless to say, I wasn't impressed when this product literally sat underneath my eyes and went rock solid, refusing to sink in instead sitting their like the PVA glue I was sure it was when trying it out. After a little while of waiting, the skin around my eyes now verging on being uncomfortable, I ended up having to wash it all off.
I realise that all opinions on products differ, and some may find this works for them but considering you are supposed to use gentle products on the eye area, I really don't see this product as having any beneficial factors whatsoever. It certainly didn't moisturise the skin, protect it from damage or reduce any fine lines - unless it is actually Polyseal in this tube that was supposed to do that, it sure felt like it on my skin!
This eye cream is priced at £2.49 for a 15ml tube and honestly, I would stick to using a cucumber over the eyes! It really isn't worth the money, and certainly isn't suitable for putting on such delicate skin around the eyes. Back to the drawing board with this one Superdrug...
Price: £2.49 for 15ml
For: Reducing the appearance of fine lines, puffiness and dark circles
The packaging is fairly plain and simple, doesn't stand out from the crowd, but is nice enough to look at. It's a plastic squeezy tube with a screw off lid and a nozzle type applicator. The lid fastens nice and tightly and the nozzle makes it easy to control the amount of the cream you dispense. The tube however, is opaque, meaning you can't see how much you have left.
It has a fairly thin texture for a cream, but it is creamy in consistency. It's smooth and creamy and it feels quite soothing and cooling when applied to the eye area. It has a more intense cooling effect if you keep it in the fridge as suggested on the back of the tube.
You only need to use a little of this, use too much and it will not absorb into the skin properly. If you use just a small amount it sinks in really quickly leaving the skin feeling fairly refreshed. After just a few seconds the skin is left with a matte feel, which I found quite odd for an eye cream, which usually leave it feeling greasy if anything.
Looking at my skin after using this it looks like I have tiny bits of glitter where I've applied it. I'm assuming this must be 'light-reflecting particles' to help disguise dark circles and puffiness, though there is no mention of this in any of the product description. I don't think this does anything to conceal or reduce dark circles or puffiness, it just makes the skin look a little shimmery, which seems pointless.
It does make my skin feel nicely hydrated and comfortable, but other than that I don't really think it has any effect. It does have SPF15 though, which not many eye creams seem to have, so as a cheap product it does serve a useful purpose, and I would have to say it's very good value for money just on that basis.
All in all I think this is a good basic eye moisturiser with all-important sun protection.
Thumbs up from me.