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Make-up for your eye balls?
Vital Eyes Brightener
Member Name: jodiestokes
Vital Eyes Brightener
Date: 26/10/09, updated on 22/02/12 (1127 review reads)
~~~~ Introduction ~~~~
Like most women I do seem to wind up spending a small fortune on make-up and creams each year. Anything from mascara and hair serums to concealers and anti aging creams but amidst the cosmetic indulgences how often do you consider your eye balls? If you're anything like me I'd say perhaps not very often. Well not untill now anyway!
I'm one of these people who just can't seem to ever get to sleep and waking up is often just as much of an effort. I have tendency up with puffy eyelids and eyes that are either bloodshot, tired looking, or dull, so when I came across the Vital Eyes brightener drops I was really quite intrigued.
~~~~ The claim ~~~~
Tiredness, smoky atmospheres, computer screens and air-conditioning can all leave eyes looking dull and feeling irritated, uncomfortable and dried out.
Specially formulated in CIBA Vision Swiss Laboratories. Vital Eyes Brightener gently soothes away redness, leaving your eyes looking fresh, clear and bright with sparkling whites.
~ Fast acting for bright sparkling eyes
~ Soothes away redness
~ Makes the white of your eyes whiter
~ Natural plant extracts (Lavender and Orange Flowers)
~~~~ Directions ~~~~
Unscrew cap. Tilt head backwards and gently squeeze one or two drops into each eye. Repeat up to 2-3 times daily, if required.
Do not use in children under 5 years.
~~~~ Opinion ~~~~
I usually just end up chucking the instructions leaflet away with most products, but because this is a product that is used in the eyes I thought that It was really important to read through it throughly. The product comes with a whole host of warnings and cautions, I have to admit I was really quite alarmed to see so many. I would advise anyone considering buying this product to check for suitability prior to purchasing.
I found putting the drops in to be a little bit fiddly at first, I wouldn't blame these specific drops as I always find eye drops a little hit and miss. Once I had finally managed to get them in, my eyes did stream a lot to start with, and I would probably advise anyones make-up application to perhaps be left untill after the eye drops have been applied in order to prevent streaking your foundation, or ruining your mascara. My eyes felt very cloudy, blurred and a little sore for an initial minute or so after application, they also appeared a little more blood shot than usual but that quickly passed.
After about four or five minutes I was pleasantly surprised to see just how white my eyes were. They were really bright white and sparkling, almost like Simon Cowls teeth, surely there's nothing on earth quite that white?!.The redness had completely disappeared and my eyes looked vibrant and full of life. I really hadn't expected to see such a difference, the whiteness of my eye balls had also managed to exaggerated my eye colour, making my green eyes look almost emerald green. I felt clean, fresh, wide awake and soothed with my eyesight feeling unusually clear.
I would say that the improvement is likely to last for most of the day or the course of an evening, and even though you can use the drops up to 4 times in one day to maintain optimum results, I have never felt the need to use them more than twice in any given day.
The leaflet does warn that eye redness may increase if the product is used over a prolonged period of time, which is a bit of a worry when you consider how the product is marketed, in such a way that you would think it would reduce not increase. I have not encountered this problem as I have only ever used the product cautiously and would recommend you do the same.
The fact is, you should'nt really use the drops everyday to be on the safe side, however, the product only has a months shelf life once you have opened the seal. £4 for a bottle is a reasonably expensive way to brighten the eyes if you are on a low budget like me, so you would like to think that the product would have a longer shelf life than just one month, plus I would say that the 10ml bottle would certainly last longer than that period in terms of quantity, so why not gives less and charge less?
In conclusion this is a fabulous product to be used on special occasions and using it in this way should not cause any irritation. I suspect I mighteven purchase this product again at some point when i'm in need of a cosmtetic boost, it is just unfortunate that the product has such a number of complications.
Thank you for reading!
Summary: Super shiny white eyes.