Happy Friday! Today I want to review one of the purchases from my YesStyle Haul from back in March this year, the Purito Centella Green Level Eye Cream. I also featured this in my April Favourites of 2019 post, so this may allude to my feelings on the product. I do want to talk about this product in detail though, especially as this is the first time I’ve tried anything from the brand.
Purito is a cruelty-free brand, and one that’s pretty new to me. The product I’m reviewing today is from the Centella Green Level line, where the ingredient “centella asiatica” is the front-line ingredient. The line also has a sunscreen, moisturiser, serum and other products, so there are a lot of skincare items to look into.
Centella asiatica is a new ingredient to me, but is allegedly a great antioxidant, as well as being soothing and nourishing for the skin. Paula’s Choice website goes into this in detail, and I’ve linked it here if you’re curious to read up on it. As someone with oily and sensitive skin, particularly sensitive eyes and under-eyes, this was an ingredient that really intrigued me.
The product itself claims to help “vitalize wrinkles around the eyes and help improve the skin elasticity”. I’m in my mid-twenties, so I don’t have any issues with wrinkles yet, but I do have sensitive skin that’s prone to feeling red, sore and tight. So an eye cream that can soothe and help my eye area maintain it’s youthful(ish) appearance is something that appeals to me.
One of the things that is immediately exciting for me is that this is a 30ml tube of product. This might not sound like a lot on its own, but compared to other tubes of eye cream I see on the market, this is double the product. The Superdrug PhytoFreeze Instant Anti-Wrinkle Eye Cream that I’m using at night time is 15ml of product, as an example, so the Purito tube is double the amount of product. I’ve been using this everyday in my day time routine since the middle of March this year, and barely made a dent in the tube. I start from the end and work up the tube, so where there are creases in the tube are an indicator of my progress. I expect this to last me months, so in terms of longevity alone, I’m really happy.
The back of the tube does have some English instructions which I’ve photographed for your convenience. If you’re struggling to load the photo, the instructions are as follows:
“[How to use] 1. Eye Treatment:
After using the toner and serum, taken an appropriate amount and spread it while gently patting it against the eyes.
2. Facial Treatment Special Nutritional Care:
In the last step of skin care, spread it to the entire face with sufficient amount to absorb.
3. Blending Synergy Care:
It is more effective when mixed with the PURITO Centella Green Level Buffet Serum.”
Personally, I abide by the first set of instructions, using it as a day time eye cream. I take a small amount of the cream and gently spread it over my eyelids and under-eyes. I then pat it into my skin as a way to massage the eye area and help with circulation. This works great for me, and it’s a really relaxing step in my skincare routine.
As far the packaging itself, it’s a long and thin plastic tube, with a twist cap. The cap twists off very easily, but has a small amount of resistance. I haven’t had issues with the cap popping off when this falls off my vanity, so I do feel confident with traveling with it. The dispenser is a thin nozzle, where you squeeze the tube and the product comes out the nozzle. It’s very conventional and easy to work with, so I have no criticisms there.
The tube is quite tall, so it’s a bit awkward to have standing up on its own, and I do find that it is prone to falling over if I accidentally knock my vanity. This isn’t really problematic for me, although it is a nuisance to have to pick it up and fix anything it knocks over.
The eye cream itself is a very lightweight cream that’s easy to smooth over the skin. While it appears white out of the tube, it does blend out to appear transparent on the skin. I love the feeling this gives my eyes when applied on the skin, as it feels very nourishing and soothing. I typically get tightness under my lower lash-line, and I find this eye cream helps soothe it and makes my eyes more tolerant. As I bought this in March, I haven’t had the chance to test this in winter, so I can’t comment on its ability to hydrate my skin in colder and drier weather. The lightweight formula is what makes this product so appealing for me, as it absorbs really quickly and is great for day time. I could see myself applying this at night time as well, but I am enjoying experimenting with slightly thicker formulas at night time at the moment.
I am absolutely in love with this product though, and I’m really curious to try more from this brand because of how compatible this eye cream has been with my skin. I wouldn’t call this a miracle eye cream by any means, but even for my sensitive eyes it soothes and nourishes my skin and my eyes have been much happier in general since I started this eye cream.
This is definitely a product I plan to repurchase in the future and if you have room in your basket to order this, I do think it’s worth a try. I don’t think I’ll use this up until the end of this year, so I don’t expect to feature this in an empties post any time soon. I really hope Purito don’t discontinue this product as I hope to make this my long-term eye cream. I plan to keep this on my wishlist on my YesStyle account, and will be extremely sad if a day comes where this product becomes unavailable.
Thank you for taking the time to read my blog post, it means a lot to me to receive your support. If you have any questions about the product that I didn’t cover, I will happily answer them. I hope you are happy and healthy, and I’ll speak to you again soon.