Hello beautiful people!
Today I’m going to review the Renewing Eye Cream by Skincity Skincare. For those who don’t know the brand yet, I wrote about the company in my last post.
- Introduction & Ingredients
The eyes are one of my main focuses, both regarding skincare and make-up. No matter what happens throughout the night, or during the day, the eyes will show everything. That’s why it’s important to take care of them, and understand which products and ingredients would suit you the best.
So, let’s have a closer look at the Renewing Eye Cream by Skincity Skincare. Here is the INCI list:
Aqua, Butylene Glycol, Caprylyl Methicone, Sodium Lactate, Sodium Acrylates Copolymer, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Sorbitan Olivate, Glycerin, Cetearyl Olivate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol, Zea Mays Starch, Lecithin, Caffeine, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sodium Hyaluronate, Citric Acid, Siloxanetriol Alginate, Sorbic Acid, MICA, Tocopheryl Acetate, Titanium Dioxide, Cetyl Palmitate, Sorbitan Palmitate, Dimethyl Isosorbide, Carbomer, Sodium Hydroxide, Hydroxypinacolone Retinoate, Polysorbate 20, Ubiquinone, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7
I am very excited about this formulation. There are so many good ingredients like Sodium Hyaluronate, which is pretty much the same as Hyaluronic Acid. On the top we can also find Glycerin, moisturizing the delicate skin around the eyes.
Another ingredient I love is Caffeine (who doesn’t?), not only in my coffee but also in my eye creams, please! There is no scientific research behind this, but it is popular knowledge, that Caffeine helps with micro-circulation of the blood vessels (stated here), and it helps with puffiness and dark eye-bags. Scrolling down, we can also find Hydroxypinacolone Retinoate, or for an easier understanding, Granactive Retinoid (Vitamin A), the must-have for anti-age concerns and skin cell renewal. Of course, it’s not as strong as Retinol or Retinoic Acid, however, it is gentle and perfect for beginners. At the very end, we can find also two shy peptides, stimulating collagen production.
The packaging is very simple and clear. The eye cream costs €27. It contains 15ml and it has 12 months of life after opening. On the back, you can mark if you use it in your AM or PM routine. It also tells the basics about the product:
Active ingredients: Retinoate, Alginic Acid, Peptides.
Skin goals: Anti-puff, Improved signs of aging, Brightened.
It is advised to use a small amount, then pat the product along the eye bone and towards the temple until absorbed.
- My experience
I bought this product after it was recommended by Skincity team. It’s perfect (at least theoretically) because my concerns are puffiness and fine lines (ughhhh). I usually have two big balls when I wake up in the morning 😅, instead of my eyes. Moreover, there’s no better cure for wrinkles than prevention! I am already a bit late in the Retinol game, but little by little I am catching up! Yay!
The cream is pretty thick and rich, yet it is absorbed very quickly from the skin! It doesn’t feel heavy at all. I apply the cream with my ring finger, as it has the most delicate touch.
So here are the “before and after” pictures. It’s from about 2 weeks’ distance, so I have to admit that those goals were pretty noticeable from day 1. Of course, there is no miracle for the existing fine lines, which are totally normal because it’s SKIN: it’s supposed to be textured and well, eyes just have that shape. I hope to get more anti-aging results as I continue with the usage. Moreover, I only use this cream in the PM routine, as it contains Vitamin A and it’s better to avoid it with the sun, as it may increase skin sensitivity and reactions.
Regarding the packaging, I think there could be a better shape for this product. As Skincity also mentions, it is quite tricky to get the cream out at the beginning. At first, it feels like the bottle is full, and once you get the product out and the air inside decreases, you can feel the disappointment, especially after paying almost €30 for 15ml. Apart from that, I am really satisfied and will surely buy more!
My vote is 4,5/5 moons!
The packaging could be improved, but I love this cream! No more puffy eyes! 💜
Will you try it? Let me know in the comments!