As you know I’ve been using both of these for quite some time, I’ve been meaning to talk about the Drops of Youth eye cream for a while, so why not chat about both? Good plan right?
Let’s start with my morning eye cream, The Body Shop’s Drops of Youth Eye Concentrate. I picked this up before I went on our snowboarding trip back in March, I needed something hydrating to bring away with me. I used this twice a day while I was away – mostly to deal with the cold weather and it did help my skin stay hydrated. However I think that’s where the benefits end with this. What the website says:
“Smoothe the appearance of lines around the eyes*. Appearance of eye bags seems reduced*. Eyes appear less tired*. Innovative cooling roller ball pump applicator. Edelweiss plant stem cells possess renowned skin renewal properties.”
For me, I’ve not noticed any improvement in the lines around my eyes while using this. I do enjoy the roller ball to cool the eye area and help with any morning puffiness, which is great, but temporary. I’ve not noticed a difference in how tired my eyes look while using this. Basically it’s a nice light hydrating lotion for your eyes, you only need a tiny amount on the roller ball for each eye. It does recommend using the sideways figure 8 movement over both eyes, but I tended to get breakouts between my brows when I did that. So I just apply it to each eye separately. This retails at £19* for 10ml and I doubt I’ll be rushing out to repurchase. A side effect I should mention, my milia has gotten worse since using this eye cream. Another reason I won’t repurchase. It’s a shame as I do enjoy the roller ball!
My evening eye cream is the La Roche Posay Redermic R for eyes. I had been using this for almost a month before starting to use the Drops of Youth Eye Concentrate. This contains 0.3% retinol and I think this eye cream has had a much better effect on my wrinkles. Now I know it may be hard to distinguish what has done what to my face, but I did some exclusion testing as I went and I can confirm that the La Roche Posay had more of an impact. Similar to the Drop of Youth eye cream, this has quite a thin consistency. It spreads really nicely and absorbs easily into the skin.
With both I tend to give my eye area a mini massage as I go. So what does the website say:
“Clinically proven results for smoothing the appearance of accentuated wrinkles, leaving the eye area looking refreshed and luminous. Suitable for sensitive skin.”
This actually helps my milia and I think there have been some minor improvements in the the wrinkles when I’ve used this, not as much as I would like however! I think this night eye cream would work better with a different morning eye cream, it almost feels as if the two fight each other. I do notice the benefits of the Redermic R more when I use a different eye cream. This retails at £24.50* for 15ml which is a bit steep but I’ve a feeling this tube will last me quite some time! It’s been going since around February so I definitely have a few more months left!
So in short, they’re both a wee bit disappointing. The Drop of Youth I definitely won’t repurchase in future, but I will definitely use it up! The Redermic R for eyes, I may repurchase, depending if I can get a better morning eye cream and I see better results. Have you any good eye creams that you’d recommend? Please let me know in the comments down below! Thanks for reading, if you want to see how I apply both eye creams you can check out the video below.