CeraVe Eye Repair Cream Review
Hey everyone! It’s nakanit and I’m back with another beauty review. This time, I’m introducing a favorite of mine that you can get at a drugstore! Yes, a drugstore. Which means it won’t cost you a fortune and is easily accessible.
I found CeraVe during one of my Sephora droughts (contrary to popular belief, I don’t have a pitless bank account for skincare adventures). CeraVe is actually Canadian (what what!), developed with dermatologists, and has since earned itself rave reviews on Beautypedia. I first picked up the CeraVe Eye Repair Cream over a year ago, and now I’m almost done my second tube. Read on for more!
The CeraVe Eye Repair Cream claims to minimize the look of dark circles and puffy eyes as well as to help to restore the skin’s natural moisture barrier. Cool shit includes: ceramides, hyaluronic acid, algae and botanical complex (which, according to the label does the heavy lifting in terms of depuffery and dark circle reduction) and niacinamide.
This baby comes in a 14.2 g opaque plastic squeeze tube with a screw on cap. It looks like a tube of lip chap.
It’s pretty easy to apply this on. Instructions say to apply in small dots around the eye area and gently smooth until absorbed. It also says you can use it alone or under makeup once or twice a day, morning and/or evening.
OK so something to note if you’re a newb to doing any sort of dealings with the skin around your eyes:
- Use your weakest finger to apply the cream. Most people use their ring finger.
- I do not “smooth”. I dab. And dab. Until the cream is absorbed. (This shouldn’t take more than 10 seconds.)
- I go from inner corner of eye, then outwards. I tend to go on the orbital bone as a guide.
- I love this product. It doesn’t matter how puffy my eyes are – as in, were you crying the night before your wedding? – no matter, this will do a beautiful job to help reduce that ugly. There’s more steps involved with depuffing massive raccoon eyes though, which hopefully I’ll get to in another post sometime soon.
- The price point is $24.99 CAD, and you can find it at Shopper’s Drug Mart.
- The tube lasts more than 6 months. I got my current tube around March-April of this year and it’s still eking out the last little bit.
- Someone’s got their packaging right. Simple, no frills, effective.
- So I’ve read in some places that you don’t need an eye serum/cream. I think this is true, especially if you already have a serum and it’s got a lot of the stuff that you would want in an eye cream. I would try using your serum first, and see if that does any good.
- Vice versa, if you don’t really use a serum, but you wanted to try this kickass eye cream, you could cross over and use this as spot treatment on other parts of your face (ie. fine lines).
- If you regularly go to Shopper’s, sometimes there’s sales on this for as low as $19.99 CAD that I’ve seen.
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