Describe the brand in five words.
Clinical. Desert Island Products. Results.
What is it?
An eye balm suited to de-puffing and cooling.
Who is it for?
Everyone, but you may find it particularly helpful if you’re in a hot, airless environment – i.e. offices, teachers, nurses, doctors etc – and obviously airplanes!
What’s in it?
Water, Propanediol, Bis-PEG-18 Methyl Ether Dimethyl Silane, Glycerin, Sodium Stearate, Di-PPG-2 Myreth-10 Adipate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Goat Milk Powder, Lactose, Milk Protein, Manuka (Leptospermum) Honey Extract, Jojoba Oil PEG-150 Esters, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Medicago Sativa (Alfalfa) Seed Extract, Polianthes Tuberosa Callus Extract, Hydrolyzed Lupine Protein, Menthoxypropanediol, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Lactic Acid
What’s not in it?
Possibly acne/allergy/troubling for some ingredients?
milk, lactic acid
Natural? Organic? Man made? Vegan?
man-made and natural
Tested on animals/sold in territories that advocate testing?
How does it smell?
Fresh – not overpowering of milk!
How does it feel on the skin?/Absorption rate?
Extremely light, hydrating, but not ‘liquidy’, so doesn’t interrupt makeup.
How do you use it?/Where to use in your routine?
Literally apply straight from the bullet on to the area. Either as your eye product or on its own throughout the day.
How long before you should see results?
It will depend entirely on how bad your eyes are/feel. Puffiness will go down over the day but they will feel energized immediately.
How long did I test it for?
I’ve had this since January.
How much is it? /Size/Approximate cost per usage?
0.3 ozs/8.5grams. I honestly couldn’t tell you how long it will last. I still have mine, it doesn’t appear to have gone down massively but I only use it sporadically. I would imagine it lasting at least 2 months if used regularly.
What’s good about it?
I would say this is for you if you suffer from tired eyes, or have really oily eyes and don’t want to use a traditional ‘cream’ textured product. The concealer stick applicator style is conducive to great application and it stays moist and doesn’t dry out.
What’s not so good about it?
If you have genetically puffy eyes, this will not be enough. If you are temporarily puffy it should work quite well. It’s helpful for me when I’m travelling.
Eyes are the most individual part of the face to treat – and therefore the hardest. What works for some, may have zero effect on others. Everything from bags, to discolouration, to fine lines and ‘crinkles’ – those particularly enjoyable creased wrinkles that you get in the eye area, can show up based on a multitude of reasons, be it genetic, environmental, lifestyle or hormones. For that reason it is hard to give a sweeping ‘one size fits all’ recommendation.
If you can test this, I would do so. If you know that Somerville products suit you, you should be able to buy untested.
Works well with?
This can be used with any other products, including makeup, which sits happily underneath it without shifting.
What’s the website like?
I’ve raved about the website before. It’s fantastic. Full of information and lists ingredients: katesomerville.com
Would I purchase/repurchase?
Yes. I travel a lot. And it doesn’t count as a liquid. HURRAH!
Not really. If you can think of any let me know in the comments.
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