When I bought my Melvita Argan Oil last month (which I mentioned here), I received a couple free samples to try out. I was particularly excited about their Fresh Eye-Contour Gel sample because I've been on the hunt for a good eye cream to add to my skincare routine... and this one being organic seemed extra appealing to me.
This Fresh Eye-Contour Gel is one of Melvita's newer products. For those beauty research junkies like myself, here's the product description on their website:
"A breeze of mountain freshness to de-puff the eye area.
This fresh, light, fragrance-free gel helps diminish puffiness and dark circles around the eyes. It combines all the freshness and moisturizing benefits of mountain Roses with the draining and decongesting properties of cornflower water. Red seaweed extract, rich in polysaccharides and vitamins A and B12, invigorates and improves blood flow, to boost microcirculation and reduce the blue undertones of dark circles."
I really wasn't expecting much because it seemed quite ordinary - it's a light gel with a slight rose scent. It seemed like a nice moisturizing product, but after trying countless eye creams over the years, I knew not to expect any product to do much to my dark circles. Especially because my dark circles are hereditary - I sleep a lot, and have had my dark circles since I was a kid.
But after a week or so, I was pleasantly surprised to see some improvement on my panda eyes. I'm giving this eye gel a thumbs up!
Things I've noticed so far:
- Although my dark circles are still far from completely gone, they clearly look lighter in color.
- My under eye area looks less puffy too
- Right after I apply this I feel a boost of freshness and energy on my eyes. (odd description but something in it just gives my eyes a nice boost!)
- No milia/irritation at all so far
- Not the best formula for under makeup, doesn't blend well with my concealer. So I've only been using it at night
I have a few more eye cream samples in my stash which I want to go through, but unless something better comes up, I think I'll very likely get the full size of this one. I've yet to see whether it'll be moisturizing enough for the drier winter months to come, but so far I really like this eye gel (and am sad that my sample has run out!).