Mizon Returning Starfish Eye Cream ($32) is one my favorite (and most expensive) Asian eye creams. You might have already read my review of Mizon’s Returning Starfish Cream and heck, you might have even tried the cream already as it’s an interesting and unique moisturizer.
The eye cream?
Just as unique and all kinds of hydrating!
Don’t ask me why it’s called “Returning Starfish”….I have no clue. I just picture a lost little Starfish on a sandy beach somewhere trying to return the the ocean, crawling with all its might in the harsh Summer sun trying to reach the ocean…!
But actually it’s apparently called that because it contains 60% starfish extract. Yeah, so, that kinda creeps me out even more. When I was a teenager my parents owned a beach home in Viana do Castelo and we’d spend the entire Summer there. Our next door neighbor used to collect starfish and dry them out on her back porch. To me it was an utterly cruel thing to do but basically she’d take all these colorful Starfish (they’d be washed up on the beach in an array of different colors like dark purple and orange) and she’d lay them out to dry and I guess she’d make things with them or something!? Crafting?! Who knows!? Anyway…the thing I recall was the horrible stench. Ugh. They smell something fierce. So yeah the idea of 60% starfish extract appearing in my eye cream has me curling up my nose slightly! Thankfully this eye cream doesn’t smell like rotting fish!
Along with starfish this contains peptides, adenosine, hyaluronic acid, and niacinamide to treat fine lines while plumping and hydrating the eye area!
The cream comes in a small little tiny that’s quite cute and a spatula so you don’t have to touch the cream with your fingers. The texture is a bouncy gel which retains its shape. So you can remove a little bit of the eye cream and it bounces right back to a smooth finish like Illamasqua Hydra Veil Rehydrating Gel.
Honestly, I’ve used this for literally ages and the only reason I keep purchasing it is because it is SUPER hydrating. It doesn’t really treat my finer lines nor does it do anything for puffiness or dark circles but if your eyes are as dry as mine you’ll appreciate how moisturizing this is. The formula is very thick and very creamy with a balm texture that takes a bit to absorb. You have to pat it and continue to pat it to get it fully absorbed. Since it is rich I’d typically stick to using it in the evening but I actually don’t mind using it as a day eye cream as well since it wears well under concealer and allows my concealer to apply more easily.
The thing that really sets this little eye cream apart is the price. I’m not used to paying such high prices for Korean skincare! It retails for around $28 within Korea and here in the US around $32 or higher! The price intrigues me but lord knows I’ve paid much more for eye cream so I’m not really complaining.
If you’re looking for moisture Mizon Returning Starfish Eye Cream delivers but…if you’re looking for more well, this doesn’t really cut it in my experience! I personally like it a lot as my eyes are dry as heck but I sure wish it would treat fine lines as well as hydrate them!
You can grab Mizon Returning Starfish Eye Cream now from urbanoutterfitters.com.
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