When it comes down to it, eye creams are basically lighter versions of their face moisturizer counterparts. They’re tested specifically to work on the eyelids and the undereye, so that the likelihood of clogging or irritating the sensitive skin round that area (milia and such) is lessened. The rest of the special features, brightening dark circles and reducing eye bags, feel more like a bonus to me. From the French side of things, here’s a look at Nuxe Creme Prodigieuse Anti-Fatigue Moisturizing Eye Cream (PHP 1,250).
Quick Specs: 15 ml / 0.50 fl oz ; made in France; 94.6% ingredients of natural origin
I’m almost exclusive in using eye creams that come in pump bottles. They are so convenient and hygienic. Creme Prodigieuse Yeux comes in a frosted plastic body, so it’s easy to spy just how much product is left. A half pump is enough to cover both eyes for me, and I use it twice a day. One bottle will probably last me three months or more.
This Nuxe eye cream is meant to be anti-fatigue, anti-aging, ant-dark circles, and anti-puffiness. It’s supposed to help against oxidative stress. Just like the Crème Prodigieuse® Anti-fatigue Moisturising Cream, the eye cream looks dewy at first but absorbs completely in an instant. That quick-absorption quality makes it ideal to apply under makeup for daytime use. It has the same powdery fragrance of scented stationery, making it nostalgia-powered skincare. (Tee hee hee.) It does feel lightweight and easier to spread compared to the matching face moisturizer, so I didn’t have to drag at the skin. Both the eye cream and the moisturizer haven’t brought about any negative reactions on my end. This is something to consider, especially since a high content of natural ingredients doesn’t necessarily translate to hypoallergenic.
My main eye concern is dark circles, but I didn’t notice any significant changes. You can’t expect an eye cream to get you to sleep earlier, after all, so my expectations are realistic. Overall hydration of the eye skin is still the main benefit. I wake up in the morning with a pleasantly moisturized eye area that doesn’t look greasy.
Verdict: I like that Creme Prodigieuse Eye Cream just disappears on my eye area. The mild formula doesn’t clash with makeup, even when I happen to layer it on a little thicker. I usually apply eye cream only on the evenings, but this easy-blending formula makes it ideal to use in the mornings as well.