I have finally finished training for my new job – which took up a lot of my time along with uni – over the last few weeks. I’ve missed blogging! I have a lot of treats coming up over the next few weeks and am very excited to get back into it. Now for my first trick… Origins GinZing Eye Cream! I luuurve me a good eye cream. It’s said to be the first place to show signs of ageing, plus the eyes are always a dead giveaway of tiredness or too much partying.
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Price: ( $$ ) $45, available from Mecca Cosmetica + Mecca Maxima stores and website.
Product Plus: Immediate brightening and puff-reducing effect.
Application: After cleansing and before make-up, gently dab small amount around eye area where you feel the bone. Recommended only for morning/day application (6 month expiry date comes in handy here!).
Thoughts: This is a fabulous eye cream – light in texture and easily absorbed means no waiting to put make-up on. This smooths out any finer dehydration lines under my eyes and has an immediate brightening effect on my dark circles which has improved even more with regular use. I do feel like my eyes are less puffy too but that wasn’t such a concern for me so I can’t be too sure. My love for GinZing lies in the texture, because it is light and I do prefer something richer at night. It is not recommended for evening use, I assume because of the mica particles. Good, because I felt a bit odd about putting something on overnight with mica in it. Seemed a little redundant to me?
The texture is not so light that it doesn’t effectively combat my tired-dry eye issue by the end of the day – which is great as my eyes are kept looking fresh and moisturised all day. I love this cream as a base under make-up as it absorbs instantly and does boost the brightness. I love that this has anti-oxidant power and also boosts microcirculation with the caffeine and Panax Ginseng, but GinZing isn’t necessarily an anti-ageing eye cream. I would say it’s more preventative than reparative.
Conclusion: GinZing is a winner for me. Effective and easy to use – perfect! And look at that bottom-centre photo there: the ‘formulated without’ list is incredibly cool.
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I am a little obsessed with eye creams, what are some of your favourites?