I have been a fan of Eyeko mascaras since I first tried them a couple of years ago. They do exactly what they say they are going to do – they don’t flake or smudge and stay put. All day long. Your lashes will look the same at the end of the day as they did at the beginning. A real test of their claims is to wear it to a sports massage (or similar) where you have to lie on your tummy with your face squished into the massage table. Rest assured, it doesn’t budge and you won’t get panda eyes unlike with other mascaras. So when I read about their new Eye Boost Serum I thought it was worth a try.To be honest, I thought that it would be a product more suited to a young slip of a thing (for me that is anyone below 35) rather than a way past 40 someone, but I was willing to give it a go because the skin under my eyes was looking particularly bad as a result of a reaction I had had to a beauty product that was far too dry for my skin.
It is designed to revive and hydrate the skin around the eyes with its innovative serum and vibrating massage tool. They say it delivers a turbo-charged dose of caffeine, vitamin B, hyaluronic acid and red algae extract to reduce puffiness, diminish dark shadows and visibly reduce the appearance of new lines and wrinkles. Apparently the “snow drop” technology means the serum bursts on contact with the skin to instantly smooth and energise the delicate eye area.
You apply it, morning and evening, under the eyes then massage around the eye socket with the vibrating wand. After trying to squeeze a bit out of the tube on to the tip of the wand and ending up wasting far too much product on many an occasion, I found it was easier to squeeze it onto a finger to apply before massaging in with the vibrating end and it seems to work just as well. Caution though, it is quite liquid and easy to get in your eyes and it stings like crazy.
I really wasn’t expecting miracles but decided to do it properly this time and take before and after pictures and do you know what? After a month of using, morning and night, my eyes are looking a heck of a lot better. Before starting, the skin under my eyes was a little puffy and very visibly lined. Half way through, the slight puffiness had gone and the wrinkles looked a lot better. At the end of the month, goodness. So much smoother (there are obviously wrinkles because that’s just life, but they are a little less visible). I contemplated showing the before and after picture here but I’m just not that brave.
The question is whether I will purchase another tube and carrying on using it? You would have thought this would be an easy decision having said all the above, but actually I need something that is going to work on the eyelids as well, to combat droopiness, and I can’t see any difference in that area. I also find it takes a fair amount of time massaging it in to the skin and to be honest, I’d quite like to be able to speed up the amount of time I spend pampering my face at each end of the day.
When the tube is used up I will revert to my usual eye cream and see how it looks after another month, then I think I will be able to decide. But if you are wavering then do give it a go. You won’t be disappointed.