A product I’ve been using for a little while but haven’t taken time to talk about is the Superdrug Vitamin C Brightening Eye Gel. Now that summer is well and truly here (and man, I’m struggling), my skincare routine is getting swapped about to accommodate around the heat and in the case of the UK, the humidity that comes with it. This meant that when I needed to buy a new eye cream, I looked at all of my options in Boots and Superdrug, and decided that creams were just not going to work for me. I don’t know why I can’t find them, but eye creams with SPF in it seems to be near-impossible to find, and the ones I did find, I’ve previously reviewed and used, and decided I didn’t want to use them again.
So I settled on the Superdrug Vitamin C Brightening Eye Gel, as the idea of a gel formula made me think of cooling, lightweight formulations, which my delicate but oily eye area needs. This product retails for £4.99 at full price, and is definitely within my budget.
The product claims to detoxify the skin, while being infused with Vitamin C (as the name suggests) as well as Kakadu plum extract, goji berry extract and caffeine. So it’s designed to be invigorating for the skin, as well as hydrate it. The back of the tube also claims that kakadu plums have the highest concentration of Vitamin C pf any food on the planet – which is a big claim to make. While I can’t verify if this is actually true, and it’s largely irrelevant since product’s concentration of this ingredient is what’s important, I understand this claim to imply that it has a lot of Vitamin C in it.
One of the things I didn’t expect was that this is actually a roll-on eye product. I’m not a fan of roll-on products particularly with skincare, as I prefer to have complete control of the amount of product I apply to the skin, and I find roll-ons to be inconsistent. I also have an anxiety about roll-on balls that they’ll tug on my skin, which is something that is not only uncomfortable, but also not good for the skin.
The roller ball does have the tendency to tug on the skin, but it’s not very often, although it is a factor that I don’t like about this product. The actual eye gel itself is more akin to a watery-slightly gel-like consistency, but it’s a little tricky to tell because of the roller ball. The roll-on applicator does help spread the product over the eye area really nicely – tugging not included – and let’s the gel layer itself lightly over the applied areas. I prefer to let the gel just absorb at its own pace, which is usually very quickly if I don’t over-apply.
I personally don’t make the habit of keeping my skincare in the fridge, or my kitchen generally, but one tip I think will work great for the summertime is to keep this type of product in the fridge to let the formula be even more cooling when applying. This works great for the relaxing sensation when applying, but if you’re like me and the heat is tough to work through, then you get a brief moment of reprieve by applying this through this method.
As for the impact on my skin, I find it does help minimise my dark circles, so there are some brightening effects, but this is the sort of result you see build up over time. I can’t make any claims about it detoxifying my skin, as my skin just doesn’t have the need for it. The formula is really complementary to my skin type at the moment, so I don’t regret this purchase.
Overall, I’m really happy with this product and while I’m not a big fan of the roll-on applicator, I don’t regret buying it or using it. I think this is worth buying if you’re looking for a lightweight eye product, and it’s really down to personal preference whether you consider the roll-on applicator to be a bad factor or not. I don’t plan to repurchase this product because of my personal preferences, however, I do like this product enough to recommend it, especially if you’re on a budget.
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