Since I’d last scraped bottom of my Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye Recovery Complex, I’ve not been using any eye cream. I’m not exactly sure why, perhaps I was just lazy to add another product to my beauty retinue. Or maybe because I’ve just not found a green beauty replacement I like. Recently though, I’d notice my concealer settling into the fine lines under my eyes more so. Not exactly the look I’m going for… So while I was placing my last iHerb order, I added Weleda’s Pomegranate Firming Eye Cream into my cart along with a bevy of other Weleda products I’d been wanting to try.
I have extremely thin skin around my eyes that tends to look bruised when I’ve been lagging behind in the sleep department. I need an eye cream which provides sufficient moisture to plump up my skin, but one not overly rich since I’m prone to millia. Weleda’s Pomegranate Firming Eye Cream promises to help reduce the appearance of wrinkles while supporting skin renewal. My verdict? I’ve been using it for the last couple months, and while I don’t see a big difference in firming (at least not on my hooded, droopy upper eyelids), I’ve noticed a drastic improvement in my under-eye crinkles after application. The skin around my eyes looks hydrated, and my shallower wrinkles are barely visible.
I use a pea-sized amount–distributed between my two ring fingers–dotting the cream around my orbital eye area. I don’t apply it too close to my eye since cream tends to migrate and I don’t want to wake up with irritated eyes (not that it has irritated my eyes in any way!). The cream absorbs quickly, but provides enough slip on my delicate eye area to do a quick lymphatic drainage massage. Perfect for mornings when you wake up with puffy eyes. It goes on great before concealer and doesn’t pill if you allow it a couple minutes to absorb.
Even though there are a couple different nut oils in the ingredients, I’m happy to report I didn’t see any millia form. At USD25.34 (SGD34.02) for a 10 ml tube, it’s a very reasonable price for a product which does what it says. Most eye creams generally cost many times that, and are nothing more than a thicker version of your regular face moisturizer. You’ll notice the description on the box says the cream is fragrance-free, but I can tell you it does have a light yet pleasant smell which doesn’t linger. I’m assuming they mean the product isn’t artificially fragranced. No complaints there!
One last thing I wasn’t too happy about was that the tube wasn’t sealed when I received it, however there was a sticker on the box’s lid keeping it shut. Not sure if other Weleda products come with a seal, but those I’ve come across so far have had no seals. Does anyone know if this the norm for Weleda? Please let me know in the comments below!
Water (aqua), sesamum indicum (sesame) seed oil, alcohol, simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) seed oil, glyceryl stearate SE, macadamia ternifolia seed oil, butyrospermum parkii (shea butter), triticum vulgare (wheat) germ oil, olea europaea (olive) oil unsaponifiables, helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil, punica granatum seed oil, argania spinosa kernel oil, panicum miliaceum (millet) seed extract, ruscus aculeatus root extract, helianthus annuus (sunflower) petal extract, xanthan gum.
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