Growing up, I've always had problems with dark circles under my eyes. Even if I had a full nights sleep, they'd still be there in the morning and I'd spend time before school trying to cover them up with endless amounts of concealer. Over the years, I think they naturally started to lighten and I could ease up and start worrying about them less. Without makeup, I have still have darker shadows under my eyes. I've recently started a new job which involves 7am starts and wakeful night shifts. Do you know what the first thing I thought about that was? 'Oh no, my dark circles are going to look terrible!'. Luckily, I've had no such problem, thanks to being lucky enough to try out Vichy's brand new Idealia Eyes Cream*. I've tried and loved Vichy's Idealia Life Serum, so I was really looking forward to trying out their new little sister, Idealia Eyes.
So, first it's a little bit about how the product works. Obviously, it's an eye cream but it aims to brighten the appearance of dark circles (hallelujah), reduce the look of fine lines and generally give you a natural radiant look. One thing that's really stood out for me is the applicator of the eye cream itself, it's definitely something I haven't seen before and at first it did confuse me a little! It has a unique silicon applicator which has been designed to give the feel of a brush and enable you to apply the cream without using your fingers. You simply need to squeeze the tube lightly and the eye cream then comes out onto the applicator, meaning you can either apply it under you eyes using the cooling silicone applicator or as I personally prefer to do - apply using the applicator and massage in with my fingers.
The eye cream itself has some pretty cool ingredients in such as a DRM-Bright complex, caffeine, illuminators and blurring agents - sounds good, right?! Well trust me, Idealia Eyes is an absolute gem. Since using the eye cream daily for three weeks, I have definitely noticed a difference in my under eye area and I can't recommend this enough. Being a Vichy product, Idealia Eyes retails at £23.00, but I've found a bargain over on The Garden Pharmacy for just £15.31, so check out the link above. I'll be repurchasing as soon as mine runs out!
Have you tried Idealia Eyes? x