Thursday, August 23, 2012

Wish I Never Bought It!! #4 - Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye Cream

I'm not one for using eye creams, they have never been a part of my daily skincare routine. At 22, I thought it was about time I started using them, as they say it's never too early to start. When I was in Brown Thomas a while ago I  wanted to pick up their Even Skintone Ilumminator serum, it was in a set with two sample sized products, their  Day Wear Anti-Oxidant mosturiser and Night Repair cream eye. Seeing as the samples were quite generous I decided to buy it, surely there's no better way to start using eyecream then by trying a eye product I've heard such great things about. I couldn't be more wrong, this Advanced Night Repair Eye Cream was a complete and other nightmare for me. I can't fault the other products, as I've yet to try the moisturiser and I've been getting on pretty well with the Even Skintone serum thus far.

At 5ml, the Advanced Night Repair Eye Cream mini was the perfect size for me to get a clear idea of what the product was like. I've had this for quite a while but I only got around to using it on Tuesday night, looking back now I WISH I never had. Having worked in a skincare company for a while I know the right way to apply eye cream, steer clear of the soft skin around your eye and using your ring finger dot it on your socket bone and gently massage in. I learnt that if you put it on that soft bit of skin it sinks right in, which results in puffy eyes. Not a look I'd want to go for at all. Now back to my experience with this product, basically I applied this and after a few minutes something didn't feel quite right. My skin was burning so of course I panicked, some of you may of noticed my tweets on Tuesday night. I looked in the mirror, no joke I had a big red half circle under both eyes and boy was this painful. The lovely Sue tweeted me and told me to slap on some aloe vera, thankfully come the next day the swelling had disappeared which I couldn't be happier about. I just got such a fright and I thought it was going to stay like that for ages. I never tend to get allergic reactions so I don't know how my skin reacted so badly to this product. Even though I heard so many amazing things about this stuff through other blogs, it will certainly teach me to be more careful and do more research in the the future before using products on my skin. I was so disappointed with this product I'm going to throw it away, I wouldn't want to give it to anyone else just in case they had the same sort of reaction. Thank god I didn't buy the full sized tub it would of been such a waste. I'll be laying off eye creams for a while now but I'm sure I'll be on the lookout for a new one shortly.

What eye creams do you highly rate? Have you tried Estée Lauder's Advanced Night Repair Eye cream?

Laura<3

9 comments:

  1. I'm using dermalogica eye repair at the moment it's great makes a real difference..... But I'm 10 yrs older than you

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    1. I've heard such great things about Dermalogica products but I've yet to try anything from the brand. I'll have to look at this eye cream the next time I'm in my local beauty salon. xxx

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  2. Such a shame that this product didn't work out for you! I absolutely love it and never had any kind of reaction from it. I highly rate Dermalogica as well if you're looking for an alternative :-) x

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    1. This is the second comment mentioning that eye cream from Dermalogica, I must try it:) I know I was so disappointed it didn't work for me ah well xxx

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  3. I have to be honest, I have never used an eye cream and have absolutely no idea what to do with one. I do know that generations of women in my family use olay tho and all have very good skin and no crows feet or wrinkles, so if Olay do an eye cream it might be worth a shot!

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    1. Yeah I was the same until recently too, it was only when I started working for a skincare brand that I started using them myself. I've heard great things about Olay products, my Mom swears by them. I'll have to look out for the eye cream the next time I'm in Boots xx

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  4. My mother in law gave me a sample of this and I tried it and woke up with what felt like sunburn around my eyes! This was the only thing I had done differently, so I haven't used it again and just going back to my basic moisturizer. I've had similar issues with retinol products before, but this doesn't have that so I thought I was okay. Apparently, I need to find something else for wrinkles! Just wanted you to know that I had an issue too!

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  5. I too had this reaction. Redness, blisters and pealing. Not good.

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  6. Same here . It made both eyelids puffy, so much so that my eyelid looked sunken in. It caused redness and scaling . I thought it was allergies, but it was the product. Be careful.

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