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
Remember when I reviewed all these awesome deluxe samples from French skincare brand, Nuxe? They’ve got some winning products in their lineup, and the trial period I got led to eventually purchasing some popular picks that were memorable to me during their introductory sale.
I always have to have eye cream in my routine. I already moisturize my face, apply lip balm to my lips, condition to my hair, and put lotion on the rest of my skin, so it’s quite logical to keep my eye area happy and moist. My current love is Celeteque Brightening Eye Tuck plus Dark Circles Lightener (PHP 299) that I got from my equally beloved Sample Room some months back. It was meant to be tested by my mom, but she’d often forget to include it to her daily routine. What a waste of a perfectly good eye cream! Lucky for me though…
Quick Specs: 15ml; dermatologist AND ophthalmologist tested, non-comedogenic, hypo-allergenic, fragrance-free, paraben-free, and mineral oil-free
- The texture/consistency is the best! It’s neither too sticky nor too runny, and it glides on oh-so-smoothly. Yes, Celeteque BB Cream has an awesome texture, and this is the eye equivalent.
- Dries matte and feels like second skin, so it’s okay to use alone or under makeup.
- I’d gladly shell out the PHP 299 again because the price is so affordable.
- There’s a slight instant brightening effect. With eye creams, it’s hard to be comprehensive with long-term effects because there are just too many factors for dark circles. Oftentimes, the basis for a good eye cream is the texture, and this one is a winner!
My Rating: 5/5 If you’re looking for a drugstore eye cream, please don’t miss this one.