Rose Inc Eye Revival Brightening Eye Cream, Review
forever on the hunt for the next best eye cream
Skincare enthusiasts still debate whether or not you need an eye cream. After all, most are high-priced and not always effective. I am a big believer in the power of a potent eye cream, which is why I want to share my thoughts on the Eye Revival with you guys. Am I onto something big or not?
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My Skin: dry, sensitive
About the Product
Rose Inc Eye Revival Brightening Eye Cream (54 USD; Made in USA) - is described as an eye cream that visibly brightens, hydrates, and decreases the appearance of puffiness and dark circles.
Packaging: sleek, mattified glass bottle with a nice "high-end weight" to it. You are working with 15 ml/ 0.5 fl oz worth of product, which is a standard amount. An added pump makes it easy to keep things hygienic with little to no exposure to air and bacteria.
Formula: the Eye Revival Brightening Eye Cream is a water-based, Glycerin-rich (occlusive layer) product.
A high content of Niacinamide (Vitamin B3) and Squalane (emollient). It is refreshing to see advertised key ingredients up high on the list, which means they're at the core of this product's formulation. Besides that, you can see plenty of green extracts in the mix such as Chicory Root, Potato, Jojoba Oil, and Apple Fruit Extract. You also get Sodium Hyaluronate (hydration) and an amino acid peptide called Acetyl Tetrapeptide-5, which is believed to soothe, calm, and de-puff the skin.
Cetyl Alcohol (aka C-16 fatty alcohol), which is usually added to beauty products as a stabilizer, thickener, or emulsifier, sits high on the ingredients list. Although it is considered safe, as someone who is both sensitive and dry, I have noticed that some skincare products with a high amount of C-12 or C-16 alcohols tend to mess with my skin barrier over time. Ideally, I would prefer a lower concentration.
Texture: there is a pleasant balmy thickness to the Eye Revival Brightening Eye Cream which is a typical attribute of some richer eye creams. It blends out easily and sets to a natural skin finish. Does not feel heavy.
Application: Rose Inc suggests that you can use this eye cream both morning and night. The pump gives you good control over how much product you apply. I would say that a little goes a long way, so you don't need to go overboard. The Eye Revival Brightening Eye Cream has a light off-pink hue to it, which sets clear.
The texture of this formula is great for massaging the under-eye area because it is creamy enough that it does not dry down immediately and gives your fingers/tools a nice slip. It does not pill, feel greasy, or sticky.
The delicate under-eye area feels refreshed and hydrated. The sensation typically lasts throughout the day. Concealers/correctors sit well on top of the Eye Revival Brightening Eye Cream which makes it a makeup-friendly product. Things like fine lines and texture are not accentuated.
I have been using the Eye Revival Brightening Eye Cream for a couple of months now, so I will have to revisit this review and add updates as time goes by. But! Even in this period, I have realized that I like this formula. Naturally, it won't cure my hereditary dark circles (or pandas as I call them) but it does a nice job at keeping the under-eye area looking supple and nourished.
If you like your eye creams to be on the richer side, yet without them looking greasy or feeling heavy, then you might enjoy the Eye Revival Brightening Eye Cream. While it didn't outperform my all-time favorite Caudalie Resveratrol Lift (reviewed here), it quickly became a go-to AM eye cream in my daily routine. I believe that hydration, without trespassing grease territory, is its strongest suit. I hope that the fatty alcohol used here won't give me any side effects over time (as some toners or moisturizers did in the past for example), so on this note, I give this Rose Inc creation a solid B.
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