From serums and moisturisers to toners and cleansers, there’s nothing more important than looking after your skin. Although I’ve always invested in products and thought of myself as someone who looks after their skin, I’m ashamed to say I smoked for the best part of 2 years, only giving up properly in September 2012, and was something of a sun worshipper for most of my teens. As I approach 25 however (how frightening!), I’ve started to take these things more seriously.
Whilst I’ve always moisturised religiously (something my mum taught me from a very early age) and have been told I’ve got good skin, I’m now looking more seriously into anti-ageing ranges. I know some of you might wonder why I’d bother in my mid-twenties, but for me it’s all about prevention rather than cure.
I received the Filorga Optim-Eyes triple eye cream at the #bbloggersxmas event (I know, the goody bags were amazing). Claiming to ‘restructure the eye contour’, this lightweight cream contains Hyaluronic acid along with 101 other ingredients, all designed to banish dark circles, under-eye puffiness, and act as an anti-ageing serum.
I was excited to give this product a go, being an absolute sucker for French skincare brands (as described in this post). I must admit this isn’t a brand I’d come across before, but after using this cream I’d now place it up there with the Caudalies and Nuxes of the skincare world. The packaging is sleek and almost clinical looking – something I always feel adds authenticity to anti-ageing products, like they really mean business – and the pump dispenser keeps the serum clean.
I must admit that I don’t really have wrinkles around my eyes yet (thank the lord!) but I do get the odd fine line if my skin is dry, and I often suffer from puffiness and dark circles if I’m tired. After using this product for the past few weeks I can honestly say the skin around my eyes feels firmer when I’m wearing it, and my under-eye area looks brighter after application.
I couldn’t say whether this product is a miracle worker as I don’t believe my wrinkles etc were bad enough to really put it through its paces, but it certainly works for me as a great moisturiser for the under-eye area, as well as giving the skin a bit of a wake-up call when I’m feeling tired.
Apparently you can purchase Filorga products from House of Fraser and Marks & Spencer, although they were all sold out when I checked! At around £38.50 for 15ml it’s on the pricy side, but in my experience so far it seems to be lasting well.
Have you tried any Filorga products?