Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Birchbox Review - Benefit It's Potent Eye Cream


As usual Birchbox hit the nail on the head. I was just running out of my Balance Me Wonder Eye Cream which I received in a Birchbox previously when this arrived on my doorstep. Although it's lovely to receive products from unknown brands, it's always nice when you spot a bit of something you know and like already. Benefit is a hugely respected beauty brand and I knew I was going to love the product instantly. I've tried some of their makeup before but never really got around to testing their skincare as I tend to be a little picker when it comes to that. However, now I have I'm completely hooked and can't wait to try more from their skincare line. If it's as good as this eye cream, I'm sure it'll be to die for.

I was impressed with the sample size and really appreciated that it was nicely packaged. It's one of my favourite things when a brand takes the time to package the sample just as well as the product itself so that you feel you're getting the full experience each time you try something. The tiny glass pot is perfect for travelling so it came in handy on my recent holiday to Turkey.

The eye cream itself is more of a cream-lotion type of consistancy. It's got a bit of a gel feel to it too so I guess it's really a mixture of them all. When I first tested it out it felt pretty greasy under my eye but it was soon absorbed into the skin without any worries at all.



I must admit, I had a fair bit of scepticism when I read that this product could help with dark under eye circles and lines. I generally don't suffer from dark circles but recently I've been burning the candle at both ends and therefore needed a pick-me-up product that would help me look more awake. So you'll understand when I say I was really happy to discover this product did exactly what it claimed to do. It was great at de-puffing my eyes in the morning along with hydrating them and making me look more alive. High 5 to Benefit for that because it isn't an easy task to do.


After realising all the claims for the cream were true, my final test was to see how well it would sit under makeup. Well, brilliantly was the answer. By keeping the skin thoroughly hydrated throughout the day I didn't suffer with my makeup looking dry or cakey at all. Hallelujah!

Thanks so much to Birchbox for introducing me to this product and to Benefit for creating what's likely to become a holy grail item for me. I love it and I can't wait to use it more!

Benefit It's Potent Eye Cream - £25.50 from Birchbox

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