Returning to my usual content, I want to talk about a new product I started trying out in the past couple of weeks. This is the Creation’s Garden Anti-Aging Eye Serum, which I bought from TK Maxx. I picked this up for £4.99, and kept this aside with then intention of adding this to my night time routine. This isn’t the first product from Creation’s Garden I’ve tried, as I tried their Creation’s Garden Oatmeal Facial Exfoliator back in 2014… Yea, this blog has been going for a little while now.
(Note: If the images are broken, please bear with me, I transferred from WordPress to my own domain and have slowly been relocating and replacing my photos, but it’s taken a while to get done as I have to completely resource my photos over many years – even though I’m really OCD about it. But when you’ve changed computers, you probably know the issues that can come up with making sure everything is backed up properly.)
This product stood out to me because I’ve never tried an eye serum before. I’m used to seeing eye creams on the market, but I’ve only used one roll-on eye product, but it never called itself a ‘serum’. So for the first week of using it, it sat on my vanity for my night time routine, and for reasons I’ll explain later on, it moved to my desk instead.
So what does this product claim to do? Well to quote the box:
“Creation’s Garden Eye Serum uses the best natural anti-aging ingredients to combat under-eye circles, wrinkles and puffiness and diminishes the appearance of fatigue. With daily use, morning and night, Creations Garden Eye Serum helps reveal a more youthful experience to the eye area.”
So, no unusual claims that other eye products don’t make, but certainly important ones that I’ll attempt to discuss with as much detail as possible. For my first week of using it, which was as a dedicated night time eye product, I found it to be really refreshing, although I do get nervous about using roll-ons around my eye area. I didn’t realise when I bought this that it was a roll-on, so that’s on me. The roll-on ball moves over the eye area relatively easily, but I do need to re-shake the bottle either between each eye, or for the same eye. This adds to my nervousness further, but I don’t get any bad tugging.
What let’s me down is that because the eye product is formulated as a serum, it is by nature very light weight. This in itself is not a bad thing, if anything this is great if you have normal or oily skin with an eye area that also has this problem, as you have the option of using an eye product that isn’t a heavy cream. As a dedicated night time eye product though, the formula is too light even for my oily-sensitive skin that I stopped using this in my night time routine after the first week. My eye area in the morning would be tight and uncomfortable, and it became clear to me quite quickly that it wasn’t heavy enough – which is not something I ever expected to say.
However, I moved this to my desk’s drawer as a ‘pick up and use’ roll-on when my eye area needs a pick-me-up, and this works amazingly for touch ups. When I started to feel a headache growing, or my eyes just squinting from sitting at my PC for long periods of time (be that for work or gaming), I grab this and just roll this around my eye area and the serum makes my eyes feel refreshed and re-hydrated. So while I was disappointed by it’s role as my eye cream, it has a great role as a touch-up product, which I think is a valid reason to buy a product. I don’t want to keep a heavy eye cream in my desk drawer as that’s just asking for my eye area to get clogged.
I think this is a relatively minor thing, but I do want to mention that this product has a faint scent. One of the ingredients at the bottom of the ingredients list is “Radish Root Ferment Filtrate”, and the scent of radishes is present. This isn’t a perfume, so if you’re sensitive to fragrances, I don’t think this will be problematic for you, but I do think it’s worth talking about. I didn’t really notice the scent until today when I was writing this post and, you know, touched up my eye area while working, and it was then I was sniffling and noticed the scent. I’m personally not a fan of radishes, taste or scent, but it’s not nauseating for me like some scents can be. Take this factor with however much weight you feel is best for you, but I did want to talk about it for transparency about this product.
Overall, I’m still in love with this product. I was initially disappointed by it, but when I figured out the right situations to use it, that disappointment was eased and now I’m really happy having this as my desk-buddy. It sits in my desk drawer alongside my lip balm, facial spray, among my office bits and pieces. I really want to try more products from Creation’s Garden, so hopefully I can find some in a local TK Maxx again soon.
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