The day I turned 30 I proceeded to freak the F out when I noticed weird stuff going on under my eyes. Well into my twenties all was fine but suddenly the big 3 0 creeps up and I’m seeing fine lines, puff, and all sorts of other stuff happening under there.
What went wrong?
I’ve always been of the mentality that I’d age gracefully and not sweat the little things. Yeah, right. Total panic attack. I forgot all the rules of a good hitchhiker and proceeded to PANIC like no one’s business.
Needless to say a year or two or three has gone by and I’ve been purchasing ever single lotion and potion on the market that promises to erase fine lines and preserve my youth. Is that even possible?
But here’s the good news….
Rule Number 1. Don’t Panic.
Rule Number 2. In many cases your fine lines can easily be erased and are only hanging around due to dryness.
In my case I easily got rid of my fine lines thanks to hydrating and moisturizing well and poof! gone! disappeared! Keep your eyes hydrated with a really good eye cream and you’ll be golden.
My latest pick for super, intensive, OMG I can’t believe it’s not butter eye cream would be Mario Badescu Hyaluronic Eye Cream.
An eye cream packed with Hyaluronic Acid that helps lock in the skin’s own natural moisture without the use of heavy, greasy oils.
Seriously. This is probably the most intensely hydrating eye cream I’ve EVER used. And believe me I’ve been around the block a time or two with eye creams.
This is extremely rich, extremely moisturizing, and crazy hydrating. If you have dry under eyes, you NEED it. The formula has a light aloe vera smell with a thick, cream consistency. Swatching on your hand it feels light and gel-like however under your eyes it feels very thick and creamy. I was a little worried about the richer formula as eye creams I’ve tried with rich formulas in the past like this have caused hooded eyes and milia. Lucky enough this doesn’t do either. Although rich in texture it doesn’t cause havoc under my eyes in the least.
I use it strictly as an eye night cream. In my opinion you should not attempt using this as a day cream, it’s a tad TOO rich to sport in the day and may cause woe with your makeup. Pat it on, leave it overnight, and wake up with incredibly smooth, hydrated eyes. The effect is awesome! It truly eases fine lines up that crop up due to dryness. My concealer applies smoother in the morning and my eyes are left looking beautiful in the AM. Plus the Hyaluronic Acid locks moisture in so the effects of the cream last for days after use even when not applied daily. Although I do suggest using it daily.
Sadly, it doesn’t ease puffiness but the formula does NOT promise that so I’m not too crushed.
It doesn’t absorb easily. You really have to sit around and pat and pat and pat some more to get it in place correctly. This is why I don’t recommend it for day use as it’ll probably make your concealer slip and slide around in a major way. As a night cream it rocks but as a day I think it’ll cause problems.
- Anyone with fine lines caused by dryness (this will instantly ease tightness, dryness, and erase finer lines causes by the dryness).
- Anyone seeking an eye cream that will give lasting results (this will lock in moisture for days later after use).
- Anyone having problems with concealer that cakes or creases (your eyes will be softer and moister in the AM after use and concealer will apply with ease thanks to this).
- Anyone suffering from dry under eyes.
- Anyone who is in their 20′s (I do not think you’ll need such a rich eye cream if your in your younger 20′s).
- Anyone who isn’t keen on a fast absorbing eye cream (this takes time and patience to get in place correctly and even than it’ll sit on the surface of the skin, not a bad thing in my opinion as it seems to sink in slowly).
- Anyone seeking a light eye cream for daily day and night use (I recommend this for night wear not for day).
Not everyone will like this due to the very rich formula. It doesn’t absorb quickly plus it isn’t a treatment cream that will suppress the signs of aging it does however instantly deliver an intense boast of moisture to dry under eyes and keeps them hydrated for days after use. I do wish it had anti-aging ingredients as that would make it even better however I can completely appreciate the wonders it did for my dryness. Totally loving this particularly for Winter use.
An affordable $18 for a jar that will last you literally ages since a little goes a long way.
Have you tried Mario Badescu Hyaluronic Eye Cream?
Available from www.mariobadescu.com
This review contains a sample product sent for consideration by PR.
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