Update on The Ordinary Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG & Cosrx Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence
I stopped using more products. 😃 I’ve been using these two products since forever. I think it’s time to let them go. They are The Ordinary Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG and Cosrx Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence. Let’s start off with The Ordinary!
The Ordinary Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG:
It’s been about 2 years using The Ordinary Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG. The purpose of this product is to reduce the appearance of eye contour pigmentation and puffiness. I thought it was working at first, but I haven’t noticed much of a change in my skin (under eyes) after another year of using it. All it did was dry my under eye area out. I still have dark under eye circles. I make sure to get enough sleep too, and I still have them, lol. Must be genetics, haha. Oh well. I only have puffy eyes once in a while, but this product didn’t do much for puffy eyes when I had them. Just like most The Ordinary skin care products, this one didn’t work for me either (2 years!!! 😮💨). This is the last of The Ordinary products I have in my skin care routine. I removed all of The Ordinary products I was using. I think I’m over this brand. Most of their products are too greasy, oily for my skin type. They don’t sit well on my skin. My skin gets more oily and ends up with breakouts. I’ve been dealing with acne for so long that I wonder if The Ordinary products contributed to the clogged pores. So far, after not using any of them (along with a bunch of other skin care products), my skin has improved. With the Caffeine Solution, it was just drying even when I moisturize my eye area heavily. It tightens my under eyes and dries it out. When I stopped using it, the dryness went away. I’m going to stick to moisturizing products only for the eyes from now on. I’m over this product. It didn’t work for me.
Cosrx Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence:
I stopped using Cosrx Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence since I wanted a simple, basic skin care routine instead. All products that didn’t serve a purpose in my routine had to go. This was one of them. With the Snail Essence, it didn’t really hydrate my skin by much. I tried using it alone without any other skin care products, and my skin felt extremely dry. My skin started to crack. I couldn’t even smile, lol. The dryness started to hurt my face. So the essence doesn’t do well as a stand alone skin hydrator. It works better in combination with other moisturizing products. So did it do anything at all for my skin? lol. Well, I didn’t see improvements in my skin texture and hydration levels while using it. I’ve gone through several bottles too. I just didn’t see the purpose of this product anymore. It feels like I’m just wasting my money hoping that it’ll do something for my skin since it’s a snail product. Nothing’s happening and it seems like a waste of time and money. Also, another aspect of the product that I didn’t like was the packaging. This applies to other Cosrx skin care products as well, such as Cosrx Galactomyces 95 Tone Balancing Essence, Cosrx Oil-Free Ultra-Moisturizing Lotion (with Birch Sap), and Cosrx Hyaluronic Acid Hydra Power Essence. They all come in the same type of packaging/bottle. It’s a plastic bottle with a pump. Once you reach the bottom of the bottle, it’s difficult to get the rest out. They should really change the packaging of these products. It’s extremely annoying. I feel like they did this on purpose. 😂 So that’s another reason why I’m going to stop purchasing products that come in lousy packaging like this. They’re also very clunky to carry around and to travel with. It’s just not for me, I guess.
More products that I stopped using…
Benton Fermentation Essence
The Ordinary Matrixyl 10% + HA
Melano CC Vitamin C Essence
Purito Centella Green Level Buffet Serum
The Ordinary Resveratrol 3% Ferulic Acid 3%
What Eye Creams Have I Been Using? 👀
Today’s topic is going to be on eye creams! I haven’t talked about eye creams in a while. It’s been a good minute. So today, I’m spilling the beannns. What eye creams do I use? Well, I have more than a couple of eye creams I’ve been using religiously in the morning and at night. I don’t know why I use this many. I have a skin care addiction that I’m trying to tame. 😮💨 But since I already have these eye creams, I’m here to share them! Let’s begin with what’s in the photo (iUNIK Propolis Vitamin Eye Cream!!).
iUNIK Propolis Vitamin Eye Cream:
This eye cream is rich and creamy. It’s meant for the eyes and face, but I only use it on my eyes. The main ingredients are propolis extract (40.5%) and hippophae rhamnoides fruit extract (0.2%). It contains a bunch of other beneficial ingredients too, such as niacinamide, betaine, sodium hyaluronate, licorice root extract, beta-glucan, and so much more. The ingredient list of this product is pretty extensive. This eye cream works very well as a moisturizing eye cream. It’s one of the many eye creams that I use that actually leaves the skin around my eyes moisturized. It also helps to moisturize my eyelashes too. I like this product. It’s affordable for an eye cream that comes in a 30 mL squeeze tube. Most eye creams I’ve encountered have been in tiny tubes (0.5 fl. oz.) and costs so much more. I think this eye cream is a good eye cream. I’ve gone through a few tubes of it already. As for fine lines and wrinkles, it didn’t do much for them. It’s just a good moisturizing eye cream. I guess moisturizing helps to diminish some fine lines here and there. On my skin, I haven’t noticed much of a difference with fine lines or wrinkles but love the moisture it provides my skin.
Purito Centella Green Level Eye Cream:
This eye cream isn’t that moisturizing. I’ve gone through a few tubes of it already. I prefer the iUNIK Propolis Vitamin Eye Cream when it comes to moisture. The only reason I’m still using Purito Centella Green Level Eye Cream is because it comes in a 30 mL (1 fl. oz.) tube. It’s super affordable. It also contains centella asiatica extract (49%), asiaticoside, asiatic acid, and madecassic acid. It’s supposed to help with wrinkles, but I haven’t noticed any improvements in wrinkles or even fine lines. It hasn’t irritated my skin, the ingredients look good, I just kept on using it, lol. I still have a bunch more tubes of this product left. I guess I’ll continue to use it, haha. I’m not sure if I’m going to purchase it again when I’m done with all of them. It’s one of those products I’m just keeping around just because.
Benton Fermentation Eye Cream:
This is another favorite eye cream of mine. It’s the Benton Fermentation Eye Cream. The product feels super silky and creamy. Whenever I apply this eye cream to my eye area, it just feels really nice on the skin. I love the ingredients of this eye cream too. It contains galactomyces ferment filtrate, bifida ferment lysate, macadamia seed oil, aloe leaf extract, allantoin, betaine, panthenol, beta-glucan, and so on. This eye cream seems very compatible with my skin. Every time I use it, my skin improves in terms of softness and smoothness. Once again, just like the other eye creams, not much of a difference when it comes to fine lines and wrinkles around the eye area. I just really like the texture and consistency of this product. I enjoy using it.
RoC Retinol Correxion Line Smoothing Eye Cream:
I’ve been an avid user of the RoC Retinol Correxion Line Smoothing Eye Cream. I think it’s been over 10+ years now. The formulation of this product is soft, silky, smooth, and blends into the skin well. It contains retinol and copper gluconate. It’s at the end of the ingredient list, but that’s OK. Why? Because it’s effective. Effective as in my eye area would look much worse if I didn’t use this eye cream. I remember when I tried to switch to another eye cream (Neutrogena brand), and the skin around my eyes looked terrible. I went back to RoC Retinol Correxion Line Smoothing Eye Cream so quick. As for fine lines and wrinkles, I think it helped. As I said before, my under eyes would’ve been much worse if I didn’t use this eye cream. It helps with maintenance, but it’s not perfection. I think this is the only eye cream I’ve used that does give some results. The main reason why I’m still using it! I don’t have crow’s feet so I can’t comment much on that. As for dark under eye circles and under-eye puffiness, nope, did nothing for them. You’re better off just getting enough sleep and eating healthy. I have pretty bad under eye circles, but I think it’s genetics. This eye cream is a staple in my skin care routine. It’s not going anywhere anytime soon. Love it.
Roc Mutli Correxion Hydrate + Plump Eye Cream:
I picked up another RoC Retinol Correxion Eye Cream. There’s a few others I tried too, but I wasn’t impressed by them. This one caught my eye because it contains hyaluronic acid and peptides. The formula of this eye cream is very soft and silky. It feels very elegant on the skin. I’m on my second tube of this eye cream, and I like it so far. It truly does moisturize the eye area. It leaves my under eyes soft and smooth. I think I’m in love with another RoC Retinol eye cream! It feels amazing on my skin. It contains sodium hyaluronate, caffeine, peptides, zinc gluconate. I’m going to keep using it just because I like the texture and consistency of the product, and it’s another product I really enjoy applying to my skin. As for crow’s feet, I don’t have crow’s feet but would like to prevent them from forming. Hopefully it helps to fend these signs of aging away as much as possible. Dark under eye circles? No results there. It doesn’t help with under eye puffiness either. It’s good at deeply moisturizing the skin around the eyes.
CeraVe Eye Repair Eye Cream:
I’m currently using this eye cream (finishing it up). This is one of the eye creams that I decided to not continue using after I’m done with it. Even though it contains niacinamide, ceramides, and hyaluronic acid. It did absolutely nothing for my skin. It’s not even moisturizing. I think this is one of the most overhyped eye creams I’ve used. There’s nothing special about it. I thought it would work due to the ingredients and good reviews, but it didn’t deliver. I won’t buy again.
Cosrx Advanced Snail Peptide Eye Cream:
I picked up Cosrx Advanced Snail Peptide Eye Cream when it was on sale, lol. I honestly wouldn’t have bothered with it if it wasn’t, haha. But, surprisingly, I actually like this eye cream. It contains snail secretion filtrate, sunflower seed oil, niacinamide, sodium hyaluronate, adenosine, peptides, and much more. It feels creamy and sticky when dispensed from the pump bottle. I’m not a huge fan of the pump bottle since more product comes out of it than what is needed. It feels a little sticky, but it blends into the skin well. It absorbs in to the skin without feeling tacky. This eye cream is supposed to brighten the eye area and help diminish the appearance of dark under eye circles plus puffiness. From my experience, I’m on my second bottle, I find it moisturizing. I haven’t noticed any other benefits using this product. I don’t think it’s exactly a bad product. It’s truly moisturizing. I feel like the ingredients are pretty redundant considering other products I’m using, so I’m not sure if there’s going to be a repurchase.
The next two products are not eye creams, but I’ve been using them as one. They are…
RoC Retinol Correxion Deep Wrinkle Filler:
I’m not new to this product. I’ve used it on and off in the past. It works. Doesn’t work. I don’t know. I purchased it again to see if it’ll work again. lol. This product contains retinol and hyaluronic acid. It’s supposed to fill in creases and re-plump the skin. It’s also supposed to help to diminish the look of deep wrinkles. I tried it on my face and all it did was clog my pores. It made my skin oily and dirty. Maybe it’ll work on someone with drier skin. For someone like me, with oily skin, unfortunately, it just did bad things to my skin. So! I started using it as an eye cream and neck cream. It seems to work better as that, since it’s more moisturizing. Have I seen results? I really don’t know, but I have a couple of tubes to finish. lol.
GUERISSON 9 Complex Cream:
This is a face cream, but it works amazingly as an eye cream! Unfortunately, it didn’t work on my facial skin. I started to get clogged pores after using it. Even though it made my skin look more even, brighter, and moisturized, I couldn’t continue to use it because of the breakouts. As an eye cream, it’s wonderful! I also use it as a neck cream. The product contains horse oil/fat, shea butter, niacinamide, peptides, ceramide, and lots of other ingredients that are beneficial for the skin! It’s very moisturizing on the skin. No wonder why it didn’t work on my face. It makes me wonder if I’m being ripped off by companies when I purchase tiny, small eye cream products. Might as well drop some other eye cream products from my routine and use this. It works the same way. This cream also does a great job smoothing out my skin. It works to moisturize and leaves the skin feeling very soft and smooth. Most of my other eye creams do the same but costs much more for the amount of product! Just a thought! I feel like this product may be a keeper. We’ll see!
Those are my thoughts on my eye care products. Thank you for reading. 🙂 What are your favorite eye creams? Share!