13 Jul Is It Too Late Now To Say Sorry?/The Body Shop Haul Pt. 1
Not sure where to start to be honest, it’s been a hectic and super stressful 2 months. Being a mum to two very young children certainly has its challenges, plus we’ve temporarily relocated to the UK, so I’ve had a LOT going on. Everytime I tried to write a post I’d feel so overwhelmed and incapable. I wasn’t happy with anything I was coming up with because it didn’t SOUND (or read) like me. I want people to be able to read my posts and laugh with/at me, and learn too But if I’m tired or anxious, it really tells in my writing.
As much as I absolutely love blogging, my role as a wife and mother is my first ministry so if I go missing pleaseeeeeee understand and bear with me. I’m so sorry. I love you very very much, and I won’t run off for an extended period of time again. Thank you.
Enough with the mushy stuff- lets get into today’s post. The great thing about being back in the UK is access to SOOO many products. If you are an avid reader of the blog, you’d know by now that 1 of my main skincare concerns is my eye area (I’m obsessed). I normally use the Clarins Super Restorative Total Eye Concentrate during the day and the Dr. Dennis Gross Ferulic + Retinol Triple Correction Eye Serum at night (I talk about both of them in depth HERE) . But IN THIS ECONOMY I was quite eager to find more affordable replacements because I get a lot of comments to review more ‘high street’ skincare, and to be perfectly honest my bank card is not in the mood to pay £55. For eye cream. To use during the day. Separate from my night eye treatment. So yeah. Enter The Body Shop!
I’ve never been a huge Body Shop fan (Lush Cosmetics over Body Shop ANY day) but I have heard good things about their skincare (facial) products. So I went down to the one by Selfridges (just in case I wasn’t impressed so I could accept defeat and walk grudgingly over to the Clarins stand).
The 2 options the very lovely Sales Assistant gave me when I explained my eye area concern to her (fine lines around my eyes) were the ‘Drops of Youth’ Youth Eye Concentrate and the Vitamin E Eye Cream.
Youth Eye Concentrate
The main ingredient in this is Plant Stem Cells (ooh, fancy!), which is a hot ticket ingredient in the beauty industry currently because of its anti aging properties. I LOVE that it comes as a roller pen thingymabob which helps relieve puffiness as you press the cooling ball gently into the skin under and around the eyes. The skin around my eyes also definitely felt firmer and tighter upon usage. However, it didn’t do anything for my fine lines. Nothing at all actually.
Vitamin E Eye Cream
This contains Vitamin E (obvs), Wheatgerm Oil, and Hyaluronic Acid (my favourite!!). I like this product. It absorbs very quickly after applying which means I’m able to apply another layer to really fill in any lines and really hydrate my eye area.
In conclusion, I think the Drops of Youth will be suited to those who have sagging around their eyes as it really tautens and firms up the skin. The Vitamin E one is great under makeup because it is hydrating but not greasy and it temporarily fills in fine lines, but in terms of actually TREATING eye concerns I didn’t find either of them to be particularly effective. I stopped using my Dr. Dennis Gross at night to try this out and I feel like my eye area has actually deteriorated a little. If the Dr. Dennis Gross came in a rollerpen like the Drops of youth it would be MAGIC! (Dr. D-G are you looking for a consultant with a fresh and international perspective?? Holla at me!).
For those of us in Nigeria, I still love THIS Oriki one. I have run out, but will be repurchasing upon my return.
That’s it guys! Has anyone tried any of these products? Who else is obsessed with their eye area (it can’t just be me, no one around me seems to particularly care and I don’t understand!).
Let Me Know,