I don’t really know when it started, but for the past few years I’ve been a huge fan of eye cream. I never felt like it was a necessary step in my skincare routine, but I did really like the way it felt on my skin. Recently I’ve been running out of eye cream so I decided to buy this The Body Shop Elderflower Unperfumed Eye Gel. Today I’m going to review it. If you’re interested in finding out how I like it, make sure you continue reading!
The TBS Elderflower Eye Gel comes in a small plastic jar. The jar itself is clear and the lid is made out of black plastic. Overall the packaging doesn’t have much to it and is pretty standard. It’s not a packaging I’d go nuts about but I don’t hate it. I like it when eye gels come in jars because, even though it’s less hygienic, it just works better for me.
The little jar contains 15 of eye gel which is a very decent amount of product, especially when you consider the fact that you only need a teeny tiny bit of it to moisturise your entire eye-area.
For some strange reason I didn’t know this product was going to be a gel, I expected a cream. I know that that’s incredibly stupid considering the fact that it’s called and eye gel. Anyway, the gel is very basic. It’s a clear substance and feels pretty cold and watery. It’s quite wet and not sticky or thick at all. It’s a very unique texture and at first I honestly did have my doubts about that.
Because it was such a watery product I didn’t think it would make much of a difference on the skin. I didn’t think it would be thick enough to do so. But it turns out that I was completely wrong. when you apply it to your face it feels very smooth and velvety. You can compare it to a makeup primer but than way more watery and way less silicone-like. It hard to describe, but that’s pretty much the best I can do.
Because it’s an eye gel and not a cream is pretty cold and therefore perfect for those of you who struggle with puffiness underneath the eyes. This eye gel has a cooling effect and therefore it get’s rid of that thickness which instantly makes you look more awake and alive.
It’s also a nice and moisturising product. However if you’re on the hunt for an eye cream/gel for a dry eye area I wouldn’t necessarily recommend this product. It does moisturise the area, but it’s not the main focus of this product to do so, so if that’s what you’re expecting this product will be disappointing for you.
But overall I’m very happy with this product. I needed something that reduced the puffiness underneath my eyes and this product does that job like no other. It’s cooling, moisturising and it feels really nice on the skin. It’s pretty much everything I was looking for in an eye gel!
The TBS Elderflower Unperfumed Eye Gel is available online and in stores for €11,-.
That was it for today’s post. I hope you enjoyed reading it and be sure to let me know which eye cream or gel you use!