Sunday, August 28, 2011
C.O. Bigelow Triple Task Eye Treatment
Earlier this season, I wrote about the Entre Derm Instant Lift eye cream and praised its hydrating qualities but noted that it was lacking ingredients to effectively combat puffy eyes and dark undereye circles. I continued to use this product twice a day but it soon became clear that this was an eye cream best saved for nighttime. I was considering repurchasing a favorite Caudalie eye cream however I really wanted to try something completely different and from a brand that I tend not to immeditately gravitate toward. I intended to go to Sephora while I was out shopping one day however I went to Bath and Body Works first to pick up some Halloween items and decided to grab the Bigelow eye cream and see what happened. Honestly, I figured that it couldn't be any worse than the Entre Derm for dark circles and puffiness.
I had used the C.O. Bigelow skincare line a very long time ago when I was in college. I remembered only positive experiences with it, it was nothing fancy however the simple formulas actually worked as they were supposed to and never irritated my skin. I decided that I could at least give it a shot and see what happens. I bought the Triple Task Eye Treatment, an eye cream targeted for dark circles and puffiness that contains Haloxyl, Eyeliss, and the Bigelow Healthy Skin Complex.
The C.O. Bigelow website provides a full product description for this eye cream. "This multi-tasking, antioxidant-rich preparation is formulated to noticeably diminish the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, puffiness, and dark circles. A moisturizing, gentle eye preparation, it's specially formulated with clinically tested Haloxyl and Eyeliss to reduce the appearance of puffiness. Noticeably diminishes the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, puffiness, and dark circles. Treats the delicate eye area skin with soothing nutrients, helping to reduce signs of aging and fatigue. Contains Haloxyl to treat undereye circles. Contains Eyeliss to reduce the appearance of puffiness. Consumer research results: Within 2 weeks, consumers saw a visible reduction in fine lines, wrinkles, and puffiness."
I have been using this cream in the morning for the past four weeks and so far I have seen an improvment in my eye area. I am continuing to use the Entre Derm as my night eye cream since it is very hydrating and my eye area tends to get dry in the fall and winter months. I really like this as a day eye cream, it brightens my eye area and makes concealer much easier to apply. My under eye puffiness is also reduced along with the overall brightening of my eye area. This cream both helps to reduce the amount of undereye concealer that I need and makes it much easier to apply.
This eye product has a lightweight lotion texture that sinks in quickly. I apply one dot of it to my finger and that is enough product for both eyes. The results are not as dramatic as I would have seen from Peter Thomas Roth or B. Kamins but this is a well-made, good quality eye cream. It doesn't completely get rid of dark circles, I will need a more potent product for that. I find that it is better for reducing the puffiness in my eye area and helping my concealer glide on smoothly and easily. I recommend this product someone who has more issues with puffiness than dark circles and who doesn't have very dry skin (as it is not hydrating enough to care for very dry skin.)
photo courtesy of C.O. Bigelow