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At the risk of getting lashed (no pun intended) out on left right and centre, let me tell you my struggle with eye creams: I didn’t believe that they work.

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I used to write on health and beauty topics for a couple of local magazines back in the day and was inundated everyday by beauty products — from mascaras and hair serums to foundation and of course, eye creams. I enjoyed working on the makeup stories because I could see immediately whether that shade of concealer would melt like second skin or if the mascara really made my eyes pop. But when the stash of eye creams started bursting out of the office drawers it was hard to ignore them anymore.

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I have a few new products for the peepers that I could like to introduce to all of you. There is something to conceal, eye-creams for anti-aging and brightening, and my newly found “HG” (holy grail) mascara that creates volume and is smudge-free!

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This is a question that came from just before Mothers’ Day, but I hope that it will be relevant to all of you who may be shopping for you moms, mom-in-laws or if you have concerns about wrinkles and fine lines at the eye area.

“Which anti-wrinkle eye-cream would you recommend for my mom?” ~Turtle

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1. Kiehl’s Powerful Wrinkle Reducing Eye Cream (S$65 for 15ml)

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Because of my perpetual eye bags and dark eye circles, I have been trying tonnes of eye products over the past year. It doesn’t help that my eye area is ultra sensitive, and breaks into milia seeds or little rash rather easily.

Over the tonnes of eye products that I have tried, I have picked three mid-range products – similar in pricing but of different nature and are suitable for different purposes.

(from left) Shiseido White Lucent Anti-Dark Circles Eye Cream, Lancome Genefique Youth Activating Eye Concentrate, Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Eye

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Previously on Miss Glitzy’s Monologue, I mentioned that I went on an eye-product testing spree. Without further ado, let me present my findings.

1. Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Gold Ultra Lift and Strengthening Eye Capsules(S$98)

I have reviewed this product before. Among all the eye products I have tested, I like the EA capsules as the results come fast and furious.

I could see some firming, de-puffing and smoothing benefits after using just one capsule. However, the texture of the serum is very oily, so I only use this product at night. Fortunately, despite its oily texture, I did not develop any new oil spot.

2. The Body Shop Nutriganics Smoothing Eye Cream (S$32.90)

One of the latest organic range from The Body Shop, this eye cream aims to capture the first signs of aging and targets the fine lines and wrinkles around the eye.

I like the texture of the product, it is of the right consistency – neither watery nor heavy. I could apply this under the eye before I pile on my makeup.

The eye cream was rather effective in smoothing the eye area. I would regard this as an affordable day moisturizer for the eyes.

3. Kiehl’s Eye Alert (S$45)

This product claims to de-puff and lighten dark eye circles. It sounded like a god-send and with star ingredients such as Vitamin E, Cucumber extract and Caffeine (common ingredients among eye cream), I had high hopes for it.

The texture is gel-like but it leaves a very waxy finish. I couldn’t tell any difference after using the Eye Alert for two weeks, so I guess this product wasn’t quite effective on me.

4. Kose Cosmeport Clearturn Q10 Eyezone Mask (Not available in Singapore – US$16.99 for 18 sheets on Amazon.com)

This is the drugstore range of Kose skincare products available in Japan and Taiwan. The eye zone masks are not only affordable, but also really effective in reducing puffiness and providing hydration. I left the masks under the eyes for about 15 minutes and I could see the effect  almost instantly. Regular use would leave your eyes less puffy and more supple. Because the masks contain acid (hyaluronic acid), your eyes might feel slightly red during the first couple of minutes when you put on the masks.

Verdict:

Different people have different problems to tackle and similarly, the products that I have tried are designed to address different concerns. As most beauty brands do not provide eye product samples, I hope my little testing spree was helpful in one way, or another.

If you are using other products that are effective, feel free to send me your review and I can share it with everyone here!

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If you ask me what my biggest beauty problem is, I think its my near-permanent eye bags and dark eye circles. It’s so easy for me to look tired and I think I really need to find a solution to at least fake a chirpy and energetic appearance!

With that in mind, I went on a testing spree on eye products. I will be sharing reviews of some eye products that I have tried. Kick-starting this series is a review on “The Eyes Have It” treatment by Bliss Spa.

“The Eyes Have It” treatment is a 30-minute treatment that aims to provide instant brightening, smoothing and hydrating effects. My esthetician, Abel, explained that there would be 2 parts to the treatment – the exfoliation that eliminates the dead cells around the eye and then the seaweed mask which provides the desired brightening and de-puffing effects. As the eye area is very delicate, the mushroom enzymes help to exfoliate gently and eliminate dead cells around the area.

After the masks, Abel applied the Bliss All Around Eye Cream. Throughout the 30-minute treatment, I felt very comfortable and relaxed. This serene and cosy environment is also great for those who wanna de-stress after suffering from the lack of sleep! In fact, I think my eye bags indeed diminished after the treatment.

While the effect of the eye treatment is instant, Abel said that it would last for 2-3 weeks. Since frequent exfoliation is not advisable for the eyes, it is best to only do the eye treatment at maximum once a month.

For me, I have been using my eye-cream diligently to sustain my de-puffed and brighter eyes. At $65, I would highly recommend this treatment to those who have the same problem as me.

To book an appointment at Bliss Spa, you can call 6509 3511 or email blisssingapore@blissmail.com

Bliss Singapore
Sephora – ION
01-05/06 ION Orchard
Singapore 238801
(Follow the blue footprints in Sephora store to find your way to the spa!)

Eye product reviews will be out soonish.. so keep a lookout for it!

[EDITED: Bliss Spa has closed down in Singapore. Nonetheless, if you are residing in a country that has a Bliss Spa, do give this Eye Treatment a try!]

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