We all know that the skin around our eyes is very sensitive. Not only that but it’s one of the first areas that show stress and aging thus it deserves utmost, delicate care. I regularly switch up my skincare routines to optimize results before my skin becomes immune of the active ingredients BUT I’ve always been very picky when it comes to eye creams. I’m always hesitant to try new eye creams because there’s an 80% chance (no scientific basis here, just based on previous experience haha) that it would trigger what I like to call as millia frenzy. Millia is a lot like whiteheads but it is seated much deeper into the skin and the extraction is rather painful. This is often caused by heavy creams. So yeah, I can’t have that! It’s great to have found something that is not only lightweight but is actually really effective.
Product Description:
Your eyes can’t keep a secret…they’re the first to show signs of age & stress. It’s potent! eye cream fades dark circles & helps smooth fine lines for brighter, younger-looking eyes. Contains a peptide complex known to help restore elasticity & firmness, a blend of hydrating botanical extracts and loquat extract, known to help protect the skin from free radical damage.
You gotta hand it to Benefit Cosmetics to come up with just about the wittiest names and taglines for their products. They’re funny, quirky and never boring. Not just that but they also took cue from the market’s rage for cute packaging and they took it a notch higher – some actually would pass as home decor! I remember the first thing that got me hooked to Benefit Cosmetic products was their book-type kits that contain some of their best-selling products. I mean, how best to try high-end products than a bunch of deluxe samples, right? I fell in love in an instant with most of their products, some were so-so but at least I know which products are worth shelling out moolah for.
To state the obvious, the Benefit Cosmetics It’s Potent Eye Cream I used for the past 3-4 months was just a deluxe sample from my June 2014 BDJ Box and not the actual thing. It was housed in a small, green pot that I was able to conveniently bring with me when I travel. See, even the deluxe sample is packaged so nicely!
It’s Potent Eye Cream is a lightweight cream that is easily absorbed by the skin. It’s so light that it actually feels like the product breakdowns just as I spread it; as if the heat from my fingers melts the product to aid faster absorption. It’s a joy to apply – no fuss at all! And since it is easily absorbed, I don’t have to wait for too long to apply the next step in my skincare routine.
I’m so impressed by the texture and consistency of this. Isn’t it obvious yet?  Haha. But besides that, it’s also soothing when applied. Only a handful of eye creams can be said to really help you relax but this one does. When I have puffy eyes, I put the whole pot in the refrigerator for a couple of minutes to cool before applying it. I love how it helps to de-puff my eyes in an instant. It is very hydrating, too!
 THE RESULT: *drumroll please*
Need I say more? In less than 4 months of religious use, It’s Potent Eye Cream significantly lessened the appearance of fine lines under my eyes. I used to hate applying heavy cream concealers even if I need the coverage because they tend to crease and settle in the lines (which I have plenty of, by the way). But now applying concealer is not as tricky as long as I set it properly. Even the dark circles lightened. I’m now dubbing this as my HG eye cream. <3
I’m well aware that I may come across as hard-selling this product. Sorry but I just love it to bits! Haha. Especially since rich eye creams are usually too heavy for me and normally causes millia to form. It’s rare for me to find an eye cream that I love and really finish the whole thing. I highly recommend it!
Price: Php 1,800, 14.2 mL (Full-sized)
Available at: Benefit Cosmetics Boutiques Nationwide
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