Monday, 14 April 2014

Nourish Revital-Eyes eye cream review


    There is a fair amount of debate in the beauty world about whether it is necessary to use an eye cream and when you should start. Some people say that these days most moisturisers are formulated to be suitable to be used around the eye area too, but I have always been a big fan of using a separate eye product that is specifically designed for the problems you will get in that area, mostly dark circles and fine lines but I also have to always be very mindful of finding products that are suitable to my sensitive eyes. I am a fan of Nourish skincare they have great ingredients at budget friendly prices when you compare them to other equivalent brands and in particular I keep going back to their Hydrating peptide serum which is a personal favourite. The brand has great green credentials and is widely available on line.  

    I have been using the Nourish Revital-eyes Biometric Eye cream* (£30 for 10 mls) for the past couple of months as a morning eye cream, at night I still use my beloved Indie Lee Calendula Eye balm which I struggle to part from and adds a bit of extra nourishment that I find I don't get from a cream. I have used a few eye creams from natural brands that I enjoy, some do a great job of brightening, others are more soothing and nourishing but this one from Nourish is a good one if you want a cream that tackles a little bit of everything but don't have any major concerns. I would consider it a great first eye cream and is perfect if like me in your early thirties and need an eye product but don't have heavy issues with either fine lines or dark circles but rather want something that can tackle both. 

    The ingredients list is interesting to take a look at, the star ingredient is Kale extract, now there is no doubt in my mind that eating Kale is good for you but you don't see green vegetables pop up in skincare all that often, I think it is an emerging trend, I have seen some brands from across the pond start to use quite a lot of Broccoli seed oil so I think it is something we will see more of. As for the Kale itself it is full of Vitamins A,C and K and has been found to have an anti-inflammatory effect, as it is not used by many companies I couldn't find any data or evidence to backup the claims Nourish makes about using it in it's eye cream but I certainly have no qualms about putting Kale on my eyes as I simply love it on my plate. The other thing to note about it's ingredients is that this is not a short and simple list, this product is definitely more of a fusion of more scientific ingredients such as peptides with some of the classic natural ingredients such as Argan and Rosehip, I personally find that appealing but if you are someone who will google every ingredient on the list this may well overwhelm you!

    Now for the results themselves, this is a very light textured eye cream, I really like the way it sits under concealer and eye make up, it provides what I find to be the perfect base and leaves no greasy residue. As I have already said I didn't have many fine lines to start with but I am after prevention and you can really see the difference in the hydration under the eyes, it does offer some brightening effect, enough for me to be very happy to continue to use but the results weren't spectacular although I think they did get better the more I used the product. It is a little more pricey than some of the other eye creams I enjoy ml per ml but I personally wouldn't hesitate to pay out for this cream as the ingredients are a little more high tech than those I have used before and I would be curious to see the effects even longer term. I can see myself repurchasing once I have finished up my current eye products.

   What do you think, Eye cream yay or nay?

Ana x

*PR sample as always all opinions my own.


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  1. Personally I've not used eye creams before- I don't have any fine lines, dark circles or puffy eyes so I've not seen the point thus far. Great review though and it certainly made me think about whether I should start to use one sooner rather than later! x

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    1. When it comes to fine lines I think prevention is better than cure but I am so jealous that you don't have any dark circles, lucky you! :) Xx

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  2. I've been using this for over 6 weeks now and unfortunately it hasn't made a dent in my dark circles. They are pretty bad though and it is lovely and moisturising but for me, it's not worth the pennies! x

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    1. If you have super dark circles I find Herbfarmacy Just eyes or Indie Lee Calendula balm best for brightening, it definitely depends what your concerns are as to whether it is worth the price tag :) Xx

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  3. I've been enjoying using this recently - been rotating it with Balance Me's Wonder Eye Cream and both have been helping with the dryness I get around my eyes with hayfever x

    Evelyn @ We Were Raised By Wolves

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    1. Glad it has worked for you Evelyn :) Xx

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  4. i like this cream the more and more I use it. it really makes a difference with brightening my dark circles :) xx

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    1. That's great to hear Ale, some people haven't noticed much difference I guess it depends on the individual, I love the formula and I think it's a really good all rounder :) Xx

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  5. Sounds lovely. I love the indie lee and elemis absolute eye serum. x

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    1. I haven't tried much Elemis but it's always a brand that pops up on blogs, I love my Indie Lee too, I don't think the pot will ever end! :) Xx

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  6. Yay for Eye Cream! I think that the skin around the eyes is so sensitive, it deserves a product that caters to it :0)

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    1. Agreed, a specific product can work wonders :) Xx

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  7. I'm all for eye creams as that area is always dry and I have massively dark circles - although never found a cream to particularly combat that problem. This definitely sounds great and I like the sound of how it brightens too, will definitely be having a look :) x

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    1. The problem with dark circles is that they depend on so many others factors topical products can only take you so far but I have found some products that can make a difference, this one is worth looking at :) Xx

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  8. Yay for eye creams and this one sounds lovely! It's great it contains kale which i love in my smoothies and wouldn't mind on ma face :)) xx

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    1. Ha ha! You made me laugh with that comment! I love me some Kale on ma face! ;) Xx

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  9. Maybe I do wrong but I don't use eye cream now. xoxo

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    1. I think we are all individual so you need to do what feels right for you :) Xx

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