I haven’t posted for awhile I was really busy with my job. I’ve been pretty stressed the last month and haven’t been sleeping as much as I’d like to and have had a bad fever the last couple of days 😦 I’ve also noticed my dark eye circles and general condition of skin around my eye has worsened this last month – so I’ve been trying to fix that and bought the First Aid Beauty Fab Skin Lab Retinol eye cream, ITcosmetics Confidence in an eye cream and CNP Laboratory Hydrogel Eye Lifting Patch a week ago.
Its my first time trying a product from First Aid Beauty, they seem to have risen out of nowhere and taken the beauty market by storm. I love the signature pretty white and blue packaging with red splashes. And love how the name of the brand is FAB in short! I got the Retinol eye cream from Sephora and it comes in a small 15 mL tube costing SGD 65 – it’s quite pricey. I’m not sure how long this will last..
Retinol is the gold standard for anti-ageing and has many benefits to the skin. This cream claims to have microencapsulated retinol so retinol is delivered over time making it safe to apply close to the eyes- one of the most sensitive areas. It has a 0.25% concentration of retinol, quite low but enough to do the job. It helps to stimulate collagen production and cellular turnover to minimize the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. It also contains another super ingredient tri-molecular weight Hyaluronic Acid which locks in moisture and plumps multiple levels of the skin. Other great ingredients are Caffeine which reduces puffiness and Micro-Pearls which help to boost radiance and blur imperfections. It also has FAB’s Skin Saver Complex which is a blend of Colloidal Oatmeal, Allantoin, Aloe, Ceramides and Vitamins C and E to nourish and smoothen sensitive skin.
I have used this eye cream for a month now and really like it. Love that it’s fragrance free and lightweight so it doesn’t feel sticky on the skin like some creams do. And it doesn’t bother my eyes at all even though they are usually really sensitive. Plus I actually do see a visible difference- I notice the skin under my eyes are smoother and more radiant plus my make up definitely goes on better under my eyes! The antioxidant boost is pretty amazing and it does make me look like Iv’e had a few more hours of sleep than I really had. I don’t see it doing much for my dark eye circles though and I still have panda eyes.
I’ve been wanting so try out IT cosmetics for ages -the packaging is soo cute and they use real models who dont have perfect flawless skin so you can really see the effect of their skincare and makeup. I love the fact that the products have been developed by leading plastic surgeons and are supposed to deliver innovative problem solving products that harness cutting-edge anti-ageing technologies and are filled with skin-loving ingredients.
The IT cosmetics Confidence in an eye cream comes in a 15ml jar costing SGD $62 – very similar price as the FAB Retinol eye cream. I got it from Sephora as well. It comes in a pale yellow jar with a silver cap and looks so cute and dreamy! Its supposed to have anti-ageing benefits and deliver hydration for the most sensitive skins. It also has an apricot tint that is supposed to visibly colour correct, brighten your eye area and reduce the appearance of dark circles. It’s infused with super ceramide complex, chrysim, licorice root, avocado, ginseng, collagen, peptides, green coffee and green tea, hyaluronic acid and squalane – basically all the yummy fabulous ingredients that you would want in your eye cream!!
So I’ve been using it for a month and I really enjoy it. It has a thick creamy texture and feels lovely and luxurious on the skin. It really hydrates the undereye area with visible results after each application. It does also help smooth the little wrinkles under my eyes. I must say it hasn’t done anything for my dark circles either (but thats not much of a surprise at this point lol).
The Hydrogel Eye Lifting Patch is meant to be a concentrated eye treatment for hydrating and firming the eye area. The brand is Korean and everyone is obsessed with Korean beauty products now. CNP Laboratory is one of the top-selling cosmeceutical brands from South Korea and they have won loads of awards. They also market themselves as having all natural skin products which is attractive. The eye mask is enriched with vitamin C, Hyaluronic Acid, Collagen and Vitamin E – sounds amazing! It’s also supposed to improve the circulation under your eyes. It does however contain mineral oil and fragrance which I’m not too thrilled about and I wasn’t sure if it was going to irritate my skin. I got it from Guardian at SGD 6. There are 4 eye masks in the packet and they come in cute little sealed pouches that you have to tear open.
I’ve used 3 so far leaving it on for 15 minutes each time. I really enjoy using them they really moisturize my under-eye area and leave me feeling refreshed! And they didn’t break me out at all or irritate my skin whatsoever. It’s great to use when you are going out in a few hours and want a quick pick me up!
Overall I really enjoy using these 3 products and see a big improvement in the under-eye area. I would say the best product is the FAB Retinol eye cream though I enjoy using the itcosmetics Confidence in an eye cream the most – does that make sense?! And the hydrogel lifting patch is great to use especially when my eyes are puffy and dry and I’m going out in a few hours. X