In the under eye department, normally there is not too much to talk about. I usually reach for eye creams for an added moisture boost–thats it. Normally, my eyes don’t need special attention. But honestly when I’m enjoying life (staying out late) or working hard (staying up late) it takes a toll on my eyes. I look very tired and people ask me if I’m ok or if I’ve been crying– you know those nice comments of concern that all convey that you look like shit. Basically, you can tell when I’ve been behaving badly or when I have been churning out work by looking at my eyes. Some eye creams over the years work wonders -for a short time- eventually, most fall flat in their claims, but sometimes, sometimes you come across others that actually work.
I’ve been seeing this eye cream, namely StriVectin-SD Eye Concentrate for Wrinkles for fucking ever. I thought it was like $100 bucks, so I didn’t even want to come within its orbit. I was wrong its $65, still though way more than I’d like to pay for a cream used for an area the size of an apple slice. So when it appeared in my Birchbox this month I was pumped, even more so for the generous sample size aka real time to try it out. I’ve been using it faithfully since I got it–morning and night– as though it will make me a better person or something. IDK, I always to some degree think beauty products will make me a better person like some instant self-help. Anyway, I was expecting something from the hype and from seeing it for years but I had little hope, I had very low expectations from my experience with other creams.
When I started using this I had visible bags under my eyes, a sort of graceful line from the inner corner of my eye, reaching out as if to say hello to my cheek, basically reverse laugh lines. Also, I looked tired, like I had a newborn baby that won’t relax (I don’t). Instantly, or like a day or two later, which is pretty instant for me, my bags and puffiness went down, wayyyyy down– like I slept, like I took a vigorous yoga class, like I drank a green smoothie for breakfast, basically all the shit I do not do. Put simply, I look rested. I don’t really have wrinkles yet, so I can’t comment on that, but for puffiness and bags– THIS STUFF WORKS. I don’t need under eye concealer or sleep, I just need this powerful little tube of eye cream.