Its been such a long time I haven't write any product review but today I'm going to move my lazy and stiff fingers and wrote a review on few products that I've tried. And on this post I'm going to write a review on two drug store eye creams that I've used. First is the Olay White Radiance Eye Serum.
Olay White Radiance eye serum is part of Cellucent Fairness Line (previously known as White Radiance) which is the whitening/lightening line from this brand. This serum is light-weight, almost odourless,doesn't sting my eyes and absorb really well on eye area.The secret behind Olay White Radiance line is the Cellucent Whitening active- a combination of Niacinamide, Pro-Vitamin B5, vitamin E and Hesperidin to inhibit melanin production, nourish skin and prevent premature aging to ensure a naturally lighter, translucent complexion that radiates fairness from deep within. This eye serum worked to lessen the appearance of dark circles, minimize puffiness of eye bags and fight overall dullness for radiant skin around the eye area. I like this serum because it does give a good moisture to my eye area and makes concealer blend really well but after using this for few months, I don't think this serum improves any dark circle or puffiness or whatsoever. It does have an instant brightening effect but doesn't last long. I'm pretty disappointed with this eye serum because I probably expect a little bit more from Olay but if you need a good eye cream just to moisturize the eye area, this is a good one I think. Just don't expect this to do anything more than that. Generally, I like the packaging. Its hygienic and easy to dispense the right amount of product from the container.
The second eye cream that I've tried is the L'oreal White Perfect Double Eye Zone Brightener. This product is part of L'oreal White Perfect Re-Lighting Whitening line. This is a two steps system where there are two different compartment in the product. The first ingredient (the blue compartment) is the first step of the system, which is the anti-dark circle gel contains rich Peptide Complex, encouraging blood circulation around the eye area and caffeine to help with dark circle and puffiness. The second ingredients which is the second step of the product (the white compartment) is the whitening cream that has optical diffusers along with Niacinamide, Shea Butter, and Caffeine which makes the eye area instantly brighter and well moisturised. The cream is quite thick especially in comparison to the Olay eye serum and it does give an instant brightening effect under the eye area but sadly no long lasting effect.When I first started using this, I like it. It absorbs really well, doesn't sting my eye area but after almost a week, I noticed a few milias and redness under my eye area. So, I stopped using this cream immediately and the milias and redness has lessened and until now I'm afraid to use this cream again.I liked this eye cream but I don't appreciate having milias under my area. I might not be using this cream anymore because I think this eye cream is a bit too heavy for my eye area.
All in all, I prefer the Olay eye serum more than the L'oreal eye brightener simply because the L'oreal one is not suitable for my skin. I find it very difficult to find and eye cream that really worked. Most eye cream are overpriced and not to mention small amount of product. I've used sample of high end eye cream such as La Mer which stings my eyes like acid, I almost believe that I'm going to lose my vision and over-priced Estee Lauder Advanced Eye Repair which does nothing except a simple moisture which I can also get from cheaper drug store brand. Eye area is very complex and sadly the first thing that give away our age and so far, I'm still trying to find affordable eye cream that actually worked and not just some over-hyped product sthat sell empthy promises...So melodramatic...hahah!