Review: Bobbi Brown’s Extra Eye Repair Cream
Hi Beauties! It’s been a little while I know, but I just recently began a new job and starting a new routine is always hard. I’m hopping that I can really get back intro the swing of things over the next couple of weeks (so I can actually have some time to myself and concentrate on things I love to do, like blogging!). So for you today, I have a new review just for you – Bobbi Brown’s very promising ‘Extra Eye Repair Cream‘ 🙂
I’m a big fan of eye creams. I know some people are not and if you can get away with not using a specific eye product then awesome – but if you have under eye concerns (e.g laugh lines, dehydration lines, dark circles, very fine sensitive skin etc.) an eye cream is a must! Im also a fan of using a dedicated eye cream for the day (to help you battle every day stressors) and a regenerative night eye cream (to help rehydrate and heal your skin, especially if you wear makeup or put your skin through a lot of stress). I wrote a post on this ages ago if you’d like to check it out (here!).
Now I’ll be the first to say that finding good eye creams is difficult. It’s like with all skin care products – promises, promises and promises, but not much action 😛 For my night eye cream, I want it to be rich since I have very thin skin under my eyes, which is prone to irritation. I don’t want an eye cream to be so overly rich though that it gives me milia (little hard, white bumps under the skin, which are super difficult to get rid of) and I want it to prevent the development of wrinkles, thank you very much! Deep hydration is key.
I heard really good things about Bobbi Brown’s Extra Eye Repair Cream. I didn’t really expect this per se, because I find that makeup brands that start to go into skincare aren’t always the best at it… Luckily, I was totally surprised with how much I liked this eye cream!
Firstly, it comes in a jar because the product is quite thick, almost balm like (there’s no way it would come out of a pump). This annoys some people and from a scientific perspective it might not be the best (air deteriorates ingredients over time) but I dont mind jars. I’m not a germa-phobe and when applying my skincare, I keep my skin and hands super clean anyway. The jar is heavy glass, which is nice because it costs a pretty penny, so it feels luxurious. I wouldn’t have a problem depotting some of the eye cream into a little container should I be travelling.
The richness of the texture is perfect for the evenings. I’m quite liberal with the amount I use each evening but my skin never feels greasy or overloaded with product. A little does go along way and if you use a finger to pick up some of the product you can’t get too much anyway because of the balm like texture of the cream. I think this does make it quite economical.
Along with super hydrators like shea butter, glycerin, grape seed oil, meadowfoam seed oil and evening primrose oil, lots of great antioxdants are also used, including; green tea, olive fruit extract, wheat bran extraxt, apple fruit extract and mulberry fruit extract. Argireline (a peptide) is also included and while some people notice a difference when using argireline, others do not lol… but it is meant to help firm the skin and has botox-like effects.
This little powerhouse is formulated with Extra Repair Complex to zero in on wrinkles, dark circles and dryness. Humectants and natural botanicals like Clary Sage ferment help draw water into the skin and hold it there. Further plumping comes from wrinkle fading Argireline Peptide. Use it in the morning (it works well under concealer when your regular eye cream isn’t enough) and before you go to bed. Use: For day and night. Warm between the fingers, then pat gently around the eye area. make sure cream is fully absorbed before applying concealer.
I find that in the mornings my under eye area is hydrated, rested and looks pretty good! I can’t attest to it’s wrinkle fighting properties as I only have some dehydration lines, but no new significant issues have arisen since I have been using it for the last couple of months. It feels soothing in the evenings also, which is a lovely feeling.
I haven’t seen a reduction in my under eye circles but I didn’t expect to. If you keep your under eye area super hydrated and plump, your skin and under eye concerns will look better anyway. For this reason, this super rich eye cream is my go to for the last couple of months ❤️ I also can’t comment about how well it works under eye makeup because I just don’t have the time in the mornings to wait for such a rich eye cream such as this to absorb fully before applying makeup (*update* I started using this eye cream in the mornings and it works BRILLIANTLY under makeup, specifically concealer. It provides the skin with all day hydration and acts as a wonderful primer). However, if you have seriously dehydrated skin, it may be a saviour for you!
Ingredients: Water, Petrolatum, Dimethicone, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Glycerin, Ceresin, Phenyl Trimethicone, Acetyl Glucosamine, Pentylene Glycol, Lauryl PEG-9 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Lanolin Alcohol, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Extract, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat Bran) Extract, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, Ascophyllum Nodosum Extract, Asparagopsis Armata Extract, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Morus Bombycis (Mulberry) Root Extract, Salvia Sclarea (Clary) Extract, Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate, Caffeine, Sucrose, Silica, Cholesterol, Sorbitol, DI-C12-15 Alkyl Fumarate, PEG-30 Dipolyhydroxystearate, Behenyl Alcohol, Hydroxystearic Acid, Micrococcus Lysate, PEG-8 Distearate, Acetyl Hexapeptide-8, Trehalose, Linoleic Acid, Butylene Glycol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Lecithin, Potassium Stearate, Potassium Palmitate, Fragrance, Sodium Chloride, Trisodium EDTA, Limonene, Benzyl Salicylate, Chlorphenesin, Phenoxyethanol
The Extra Eye Repair Cream comes in your standard eye cream size – 15ml. When looking at the formula of the eye cream, I’m not sure how high-tech it is and I don’t believe it contains any super anti-agers (like vitamin C or retinol/vitamin A) so I would recommend it more for it’s super hydrating properties and anti-oxidants (which work more preventatively). It costs unfortunately cough cough $100 Aus dollars (you can get it at Adore Beauty along with free shipping!).
Luckily, like I said, it is quite economical especially if you use it only in the evenings. I easily get 3 months use of product from the one Bobbi Brown Extra Eye Repair Cream ‘pot’.
I’m quite interested in trying out some of Bobbi’s other skincare offerings, so let me know if there is one that you love!
Are you a fan of eye creams? Have you found one that works superbly for you?
Until next time.
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