Confession: I need to double up on my skincare. I don’t usually have skincare on in the daytime, expect for sunscreen and a hydrating primer when going out. The rest tend to feel sticky, but that will likely change as the -ber months approach. Meanwhile, I’ve been using richer moisturizer formulas at night to make up for lost time. For the eyes, it’s In Her Element Triple Treat Eye Cream (PHP645).
In Her Element Triple Treat Eye Cream
Quick Specs: 10 ml ; made in the Philippines
Ingredients: Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Cucumus Sativus (Cucumber) Extract, Glycerine, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Cetyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-75 Stearate, Ceteth-20, Steareth-2, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Wax, Niacinamide, Rosa Moschata (Rosehip) Oil, Allantoin, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Oil, Lactobacillus Ferment Lysate & Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract & Punica Granatum Extract & Caffeine, Phytonadione, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Algae Extract, Glycyrrhiza glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Enzyme, Retinyl Palmitate, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Tocopherol, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate
Quite unintentional, but it seems like my eye cream choices are taking on the botanical trend. After finishing up a bottle of Nuxe, I’ve embraced the rosy side of things with Organic Doctor Rose Otto Eye Serum (USD 23.99; not available in the Philippines; bought from Vitamin World).
Organic Doctor Organic Rose Otto Eye Serum
Quick Specs: 15 ml / 0.5 fl oz ; made in the UK
To be honest, I didn’t get much sleep over the weekend. Coming back from a vacation means hitting the ground running with work (even on the weekends), so I’ve been going to bed at around 4 am. Last month, I suffered from some stress-related insomnia, so I was clocking in around the same hours. I have to remind myself to take it one day at a time as the “onslaught” already caused me to come down with a fever last month. Still, I choose to maintain a positive outlook. I’m so grateful for the work I do and for being productive. 🙂 And if I can’t sleep for long, at the very least I can keep my eye luggage cool and moist with Valentia True Glow Eye Cream (regular price USD 54.99).
Valentia True Glow Eye Cream Instant Corrective Eye Treatment
Quick Specs: 1.18 fl oz / 35 ml ; made in the USA ; 98% natural ingredients; cruelty-free
Quick round of empties for today!
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).
Nuxe Creme Prodigieuse Eye Cream
Quick Specs: 15 ml / 0.50 fl oz ; made in France; 94.6% ingredients of natural origin