As far as I’m concerned my eyes are an area that can never have too much moisture so I recently indulged in Skinfood Royal Honey Eye Cream which contains royal black honey. Royal honey is long since known for it’s hydrating properties and considering I’ve always had excellent results with the moisture benefits of Skinfood’s eye cream formulas I decided to indulge in the Royal Honey Eye Cream during a recent trip to the Skinfood Store in the Palisades Mall.
I should start out by saying that the Skinfood store was an awful experience for me. The prices are ridiculously high compared to online retailers! I also felt mildly suffocated when shopping in the store as it is a smaller location and every time I turned around a store rep was literally breathing down my neck like I was about to pocket something. I didn’t feel comfortable touching anything, reading the product labels, or even trying the samples out in stores due to the store rep following me everywhere. It was just a really bad experience and I won’t go back to that particular store again.
I did end up with the Skinfood Royal Honey Eye Cream during that visit. It was actually top on my list to try but I disliked the higher cost but I felt like at least I got instant gratification from the purchase versus buying online and waiting on airmail.
Skinfood Royal Honey Eye Cream comes in a squeeze tube and contains royal jelly extracts. It’s promoted as a moisturizing eye cream with an anti wrinkle “effect” plus it’s supposed to add a “honey glow” to the delicate skin around eyes. Thankfully it does NOT contain a honey glow. Honestly, anything around eyes that is glow-y or shimmery is a bad idea in my opinion as it is like adding a spotlight to fine lines and dark circles. That’s just my opinion but personally I think “glow” anything around the eyes is a big no so thankfully this does not contain any glow that I noticed.
As with most Skinfood eye creams this is a one stop shop for moisture but not a very good treatment product. Moisture is one of the key elements, in my opinion, for making finer lines appear less prominent. There are a lot of eye creams out there that will promise to treat fine lines and wrinkles but in many cases you won’t see a decrease in finer lines unless you’re using a formula that contains solid ingredients like retinol and in most cases high end eye creams don’t have retinol just a like of lingo that says it’ll eradicate your finer lines with some fancy named ingredients like poly spheres or some such nonsense. This does have fragrance listed in the ingredients but I didn’t notice anything scent when I applied it!
Personally the more moisture I get under my eyes the better my fine lines look and I’ve always found that even though Skinfood doesn’t treat my finger lines they still have a hell of a moisturizing formula in the eye cream department and Skinfood Royal Honey Eye Cream gets that down well.
Now this isn’t the most moisturizing Skinfood formula! I’d say that award goes to their Black Raspberry Eye Cream but it still gets a very big yay for me in the moisture department. The formula is quite thin yet very creamy! It absorbs easily under my eyes and leaves a very, very nice trail of moisture behind. I’ve taken to using it as my daily AM eye cream as it wears so nicely under concealer providing plenty of moisture so my concealer applies easily and looks smooth. As I said the key to your eyes looking great is plenty of moisture and this provides a good deal of moisture!
Skinfood Royal Honey Eye Cream isn’t going to change the way your fine lines look but it will provide moisture to drier so finer lines look better!
Skinfood Royal Honey Eye Cream can be purchased from a variety of Asian E-bay sellers which I’ve recommended in my “Where to Buy Korean and Japanese Makeup and Skincare” guide!