14 July 2013

Pure + Simple Eye Brightening Cream

When I picked up the Face Colour in Taupe, the ladies at the Yorkville Pure + Simple store were nice enough to give me a sample of Pure + Simple's Eye Brightening Cream to try out as well.  I've reworked most of my skincare routine over the last several months and I'd venture to say my skin is looking better than ever, but one thing I've yet to settle on is an eye cream or eye treatment.  I don't have fine lines or wrinkles in the eye area, but I do have dark circles and some puffiness, so those are the concerns I'm looking to target with an eye product.  My eyes are also on the sensitive side and more than one eye cream has left me with sore, swollen eyes.  Pure + Simple's Eye Brightening Cream, which claims to revitalize the eye area while combating puffiness and dark circles," sounded like a good fit.  The cream combines natural botanicals like borage seed oil and shea butter with more active ingredients like peptides, and it also claims to nourish sensitive skin while firming and toning the surrounding area.

How did I fare with it?  First off, the cream is extremely hydrating and takes only the slightest amount to leave my entire eye area well moisturized.  In spite of this, it's in no way a heavy cream.  It absorbs well and creates a good base for any makeup you may want to put on top.  With this underneath, my concealer goes on smoother and lasts longer without creasing or becoming cakey.  It's also completely scent-free, which is great for more sensitive eyes like mine.

The Eye Brightening Cream also works really well on dark circles.  I noticed a difference in just a couple days and the results only got better as I used it for longer!  I've also used the cream to take down redness around my nose, and it was great for that too.  Unfortunately, the one area where the cream falls short, for me, is in reducing puffiness.  I haven't noticed any difference in that regard.

The Bottom Line
Pure + Simple's Eye Brightening Cream hit 2/3 boxes for me, but because it didn't check that last one, I won't be purchasing the full size at this point.  That said, if your main eye concerns are dark circles and/or hydration, or if you're looking for a good base to apply makeup on top of, this eye cream would likely work really well for you!  It's great in those areas, and it's a super gentle formula too.  If you're looking to target puffiness, I'd recommend trying a sample before investing in the full size.

Have you used Pure + Simple's Eye Brightening Cream?  What are your favorite eye creams/treatments?


Ingredients: Water, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Oil, Cetearyl Alcohol+ Glucoside (Plant emollients), Xylitylglucoside + Anhydroxylitol + Xylitol (Natural sugar derived humectants), Hydrolyzed Avena Sative (Oat) Protein, Populus Tremuloides (Aspen) Bark Extract, Algae Extract, Arachidyl (Peanut) +Behenyl (Vegetal) Alcohols, Vegetable Glycerin, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Nut Butter, Borago Officinalis (Borage) Seed Oil, Hesperidin Methyl Chalcone (Citrus bioflavinoid), Phospholipids, Panthenol (Provit. B5),Phosphorus, Magnesium, Ascorbyl (Vit. C) Phosphate, Calcium Pantothenate, Magnesium Salicylate, Zinc Gluconate, P-anisic Acid (Anise derivative), Xanthan Gum,   Steareth-20-N - hydroxysuccinimide (Plant flavinoid), Dipeptide-2 (Combined amino acids), Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-3/7 (Amino acid peptide), Chrysin (Plant flavinoid), Palmitoyl Oligopeptide (Amino acid peptide), Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate (Hyaluronic acid)



2 comments:

  1. Looks great! I've been using the Own eye cream and it works really well without making my eyes sting--I feel your pain in that department, for sure. It's so hard to pick an eye treatment when you're worried about your eyes stinging, itching or swelling!

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    1. Definitely! I never used to have problems with eye creams, and then in the last few months, I've had reactions to more than one! Very strange. I'll definitely give the Own a look :)

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