Friday, December 20, 2013

Benefit Cosmetics It's Potent! Eye Cream - Review

Benefit Cosmetics It's Potent! Eye Cream, $34.00
The holidays are a hectic time filled with jam packed days and boozy nights. Nothing gives away our festive revelry as much as the dark circles and eye bags we sport on through to New Year's. However, some makeup magic and a few dabs of nourishing eye cream can make the difference between a month's worth of raccoon eyes and a fresh, glowing face. Today, we'll take a look at one such eye cream from Benefit that will keep you looking bright eyed and bushy tailed after any late night, holiday soiree.

The Benefit It's Potent! Eye Cream is a peptide infused cream that is supposed to help brighten dark circles, smooth fine lines, restore firmness and elasticity, and, of course, hydrate the delicate skin around the eyes. It can be applied in the morning and at night, and over time is supposed to help brighten the area around your peepers making you look more awake and more youthful.


As this is just a deluxe sample, I won't be able to get quite the full effect as I would from months of use. However, even from several uses, I can glean a couple of important things! My eyelids tend to have patches of tiny bumps that annoy me. They aren't a rash or acne, just the plain topography of my lids. After using this eye cream, the skin on and around my eyes was as smooth and soft as I've ever felt it! My lids and under eyes feel well hydrated and very supple.

Another thing I noticed was how cool my eyelids felt after applying the cream. It was like I had applied a cooling gel to the skin. If this is the normal experience of users, I can see how this cream can easily de-puff tired eyes. It feels lovely and very soothing. I'm thoroughly enjoying that alone! It would be like having a mini-pamper every day.

Obviously, I won't be able to speak to how well it brightens dark circles as that is something that will change over time, however I did notice that other user reviews from around the net came to about the same consensus. When it comes to dark circles from lack of sleep, the It's Potent! Eye Cream works pretty well. It's also not bad for people who naturally have some mild to moderate dark circles. However, if you have really strong dark circles, this may not be the product for you. Just some food for thought.

I've never used an eye cream before as I've been lucky to not have any fine lines or crow's feet yet, but after playing around with this today I sort of want to start. I've got massive dark circles from lack of sleep, so if I'm able to start seeing results with this small jar, I might just lay down the pennies to purchase a full-sized one! Definitely a product worth considering in my book.

Have you tried Benefit's It's Potent! Eye Cream? What do you think is the best eye cream on the block?


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