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It’s Fabulous Friday! Where Desertdoll brings you dream items worth the splurge. Here’s one that won’t quite break the budget…

I’m a bit obsessed with eye products. Every since I heard my British husband whisper to check out someone’s “Dodgy Mince Pies”. That’s rhyming slang and I just don’t have enough space here to begin to explain how it works (but if you’ve ever seen a Guy Ritchie movie you might know what I’m talking about) Just know that that’s a saying you’d never want anyone to say about you, as it means “wrinkley old eyes”. Can you imagine?!

Enter SkinCeuticals. This is a line I had always seen at Spas and high-end boutiques but had always assumed I couldn’t afford it. Well, you know what they say about assumption-cause the amazing product I got to test is only $30! Who would have thought you could get a product with pharmaceutical grade active ingredients for a price like that?

The SkinCeuticals approach is scientifically backed, but very simple: prevention, protection, and correction. Their line is designed to prevent future damage, protect healthy skin and correct previous damage. All their products fall into one of those three categories, with many of them multitasking. Plus, I must give a huge amount of praise to their website. The clean and easy to navigate site has a section where you can see their entire line at once and put together an AM and PM regimen depending on your type and needs.

One of megsmakeup’s newest writers, Fiche got the pleasure of trying their daytime treatment, the Eye Gel AOX. I’m going to let you get a first hand review from her. But until then, here’s what they say: “Formulated for the delicate skin around the eye area, Eye Gel neutralizes free radicals, defends against environmental damage, and helps prevent premature signs of aging. Now formulated with AOX+ advanced antioxidant technology, this gentle and fast-absorbing serum combines ferulic acid with 5% pure vitamin C to enhance antioxidant performance.” Even this product is very reasonable priced at $50.

It was a hard choice, but I chose the Eye Renewal Gel. On top of loving nighttime specific products, this grabbed me as it said it gently exfoliated around the delicate eye area. Here’s what they say: “Mixed hydroxy acids work synergistically in this nighttime line-minimizing gel to smooth fine lines and reduce the appearance of crow’s feet. Cool and moisturizing, Eye Renewal Gel helps create a more radiant appearance around the delicate eye area by gently exfoliating the skin. Aloe, algae, and chamomile are added to help heal, moisturize, and soothe the sensitive eye area as a 5% hydroxy acid blend sloughs off dead skin cells.”

Here’s what I say: where has this been all my life?! I’m an exfolia-holic and eyes never get to join in on the fun. Every product I own says “not for use around eyes” or “avoid eye area”. So an eye specific exfoliator is right up my alley. The gentle hydroxy acids did their job very well, as within 2 weeks of use, this has softened the appearance of my wrinkles. Best of all for me is that it’s oil free so there’s no chance of a breakout.

So Ladies, have any of you tried SkinCeuticals? What other products should I be looking into? Cause so far, I’m very impressed!

SkinCeuticals Eye Renewal Gel – Buy it Here!


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