[unpaid/sample] So far, this new overnight eye balm has had a complete sell out on Victoria Health. Thankfully, there’s a notification list for when it’s next in stock but I can see why they went in such a flash. If you have sensitive eyes (sometimes mine are and it’s almost always because of screen over-use) or inflamed or dry lids, this is for you.
I don’t think I’ve come across a lid balm stick before – if you have the Peep Club Heated Wand, this will give perfect slip to the application. This brand is developed by optometrists and has been given extensive research for safety and efficacy around the eye area. The product itself is a blend of oat ceramides, evening primrose oil, Kaduki plum (for brightening although good luck with that) and calming borage so what you get after use is lids that feel and look smooth and soft.
I don’t use eye creams because I don’t think they can possibly do anything that your regular skin care can’t but this is different because it just feels like its tailor made for the lids – all I can say is that (and honing in on how your eye lids feel takes a bit of concentration!) it feels like it’s meant to be there. It’s for overnight use so that the formula gets a good go at soothing the skin but if you have watery eyes (just a light breeze and I’m teary) feel free to use it to protect your skin from the specifically unpleasant dryness at the corners that comes from that. Winter is the worst for watery eyes – I researched this once and remember that if your eyes water in cold weather it’s likely due to temperature change – your eyes are still warm and cosy until you step outside and then woosh! They do not like the cold. If you’re worried about hygiene with this stick, Manuka Honey from New Zealand protects against bacteria. Best yet, it’s priced well at £15 – I’d say, snap it up HERE.
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