02 August 2011

Review: Skinfood Platinum Grape Cell Eye Cream

This is a review of another sample I got with one of my many purchases: The Skinfood Platinum Grape Cell Eye Cream.

The Grape Cell Eye Cream is an anti-aging eye cream containing grape cells and platinum particles that are supposed to brighten and firm aging skin around the eyes.

So, now I have heard that it is recommended to start using anti-aging products around  25, because ‘prevention is better than cure’, though I have never really put much thoughts into it, nor have I, expect for one BB Cream, ever bought any anti-aging products.
I also don't really know how to rate a sample product that won't show any effect after just using it once, so I will just go with describing smell and texture of this.



The original product comes in 30g and in 50g, the sample doesn't say how much it contains, probably something around 2-3g.


The cream is almost fragrance-free and the texture is very rich, greasy and fatty.



The application is described as following:



After emulsion application, dispense an ample amount into the palm and apply onto the face in gentle upward and outward motions. Using both palms, pat and press gently onto the face for faster absorption. 

Because of the texture I can't really imagine this to be a before-makeup product. The cream is way too fatty to absorb into the skin properly.

before - after
Of course I didn't expect to see any instant effect to the fine lines under my eyes, but I think you can see pretty well how fatty the texture of this cream is. Even a long time after applying, my skin still feels greasy and sticky.
I don't really have much faith in eye creams as I have been using various eye-creams against dark circles for years with zero result. I am not bothered by the lines under my eyes as much as by my dark circles, and I hate extremely fatty creams of any kind, not only because of the feeling, but also because it makes it impossible to apply makeup on it. I don't see me buying this product.
 

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