Eye creams are just confusing, right? I do actually question whether we truly need them at all – the whole story about under eye skin being thinner than other skin on the face might well be true but it doesn’t automatically follow that it can’t tolerate creams meant for the rest of the face. To be honest, I rarely use an eye cream because of that nagging doubt and also because I’m waiting for ‘the one’.
bareMinerals Eye Nourishing Oil Balm is an interesting one. The format is as it sounds – a balm, which rather flies in the face of all previous standard information about eyes needing lighter products. However, the rosehip seed oil fuelled balm doesn’t really feel heavy at all but I would prefer to use this at night because it doesn’t absorb as readily as a gel might and it has no SPF.
Rosehip seed oil is rich in omegas 3 and 6 – always welcome in a skin care product – and the smell is a rather generic botanical scent that’s not, thankfully, overpowering in any way.
I think if you get particularly dry under the eyes, this will be all kinds of useful (and in fact, for any facial dry patches) but I wouldn’t recommend it for younger skin or for skin that isn’t dry.
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It’s always good to see something a bit different though – I’ve lost count of the number of eye creams that fall straight into the ‘boring’ file. bareMinerals Eye Nourishing Oil Balm isn’t boring, but it’s not going to be for everyone. It launches in January for £26.
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