I have said it before and I will say it again, I hate how the lines around my eyes have just crept up on me over the last few years. I remember a frantic phone call from my old uni flatmate who was asking me to go to immediately to the bathroom and smile in the mirror….. off I went like a performing monkey and duly smiled. “Can you see them?” she asked. “Where have all these lines and nasty crows feet come from? Please tell me you have them too?” she continued. Yes I had them and yes I had noticed them getting worse, but so long as I was going to smile they were going to stay whether I liked it or not.
Over the years I have tried numerous eye creams, eye gels, blah blah blah and although I have noticed better hydration around the eye area, these pesky crows feet have not been ironed out….enough! One thing I really enjoyed using was the Clarisonic Opal Sonic Infusion System that I was given for my birthday. Truth be told Mr Fifi Friendly and I were a little hungover when we first tried it at Space NK . It felt a bit strange to start with, but this gadget is fab and unfortunately does not appear to be sold anymore. I felt I saw some difference but I was not keen on the eye serum that came with it. My search for a good eye product that would take years off me continued.
As soon as I heard Aurelia Probiotic Skincare’s Eye Revitalising Duo being described as a wrinkle zapper my ears pricked up! They absolutely had my attention. Aurelia as a brand, has been working it’s magic on my skin for a couple of weeks and it has made a great impression on my beauty routine. Given the amount of awards they are collecting, it seems I am not the only one to think this. You can read more about the brand and their Refine & Polish Miracle Balm here.
First off I love how the Eye Revitalising Duo comes as a duo. Your eyes need different things at different times of the day so why only use one product. These two work perfectly in synergy with each other. The Revitalise & Brighten Eye Dew is a cooling wake up call for your eyes in the morning…. and boy do my eyes need it and enjoy it. I love the easy application with the rollerball! Not only does the rollerball feel great on the skin, it perfectly dispenses the exquisite blend of ingredients that includes actives, botanicals, Aurelia’s signature probiotic, peptide and repair technologies.
This is my favourite of the Eye Duo. Described as being scientifically proven to result in an age correction improvement of 5 years in 28 days of daily use, did this product live up to its claims? It is super easy to use. I noticed fairly quickly how it improved the appearance of my dark circles and made my eyes look brighter…. markedly so….. and this is just 16 days in. I noticed the difference within a few days of starting… this is absolutely a wonder product for me.
Shaking the bottle activates the rollerball. Then you apply in a gliding motion over the orbital bone of the eye, before gently patting the product in with your ring finger. This process provides a great lymphatic massage for your eyes and is surprisingly relaxing and awakening all at once. The coolness of this Eye Dew is great for de-puffing. I suspect this will be applied liberally over the festive season when I am enjoying too many a late night! Although I am not at the end of the 28 days, I have noticed a change in the moisturisation and firmness of the skin around my eyes. The brightness under the eyes is the biggest change I have noticed so far. That alone takes years of me…… woo hoo.
Blending beautifully with the Revitalise & Brighten Eye Dew is the Illuminate & Smooth Puff Reduction Eye Cream. Coming in a jar with its own small black spatula, this cream holds a lovely rich texture and smells deliciously of rose. Contrary to it’s texture it does actually smooth into the skin quickly, using my ring finger to pat it in I applied it around the orbital bone.
As with all of Aurelia’s range, the signature probiotic and repair technologies are on hand to help reduce inflammation in the skin. Coupled with the naturally powerful ingredients of arnica, centella asiatica and butcher’s broom, this powerhouse concoction effectively reduces the nemeses of the eye area – wrinkles, puffiness and dark circles.
The Eye Revitalising Duo is £90. This is more than I would normally want to pay for an eye cream, however you are getting two products here, they are effective and therefore totally justifiable. They work brilliantly by themselves and give the delicate area around your eyes exactly what it needs and when it needs it. Ultimately they are designed to work better as a team. Go forth and get yourself looked after by this dynamic eye duo. Let me know how you get on.
Another Fifi Friendly 5* awarded to Aurelia Probiotic Skincare. Congrats!!