Thursday, November 6, 2008

Product Review: St. Ives Cucumber & Elastin Eye Stress Gel



At a Glance:
Price: RM26.90 IIRC / US$19.95
Website: Stives.com/
Weight: 113g / 4 Oz
Made in: USA
Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Hydrolyzed Elastin, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Extract, Primula Veris Extract, Sambucus Nigra Flower Extract, Sorbitol, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Allantoin, Glyceryl Polymethacrylate, PVM / MA Copolymer, Propylene Glycol, PEG-8 Dimethicone, PEG-33, PEG-14, Glycereth-26, Sodium PCA, PPG-5-Ceteth-20, Carbomer, Benzophenone-4, Aminomethyl Propanol Tetrasodium EDTA, DMDM Hydantoin, Fragrance (Parfum), Blue 1 (CI42090), Yellow 5 (CI19140)


Product Description:

Now St. Ives captures these secrets in a soothing gel that hydrates and revitalizes skin, minimizing the effects of stress like lines, puffiness and shadows.


Actual Product Pic:


Texture & Scent:

This eye gel is quite runny, yet it doesn't spread as well as the usual eye gels! It gets kind of "sticky" open application, but that feeling disappears after awhile. I'm not a fan of the strong perfumy scent, but it disappears upon application as well, so it's alright.

Packaging:

This eye gel comes in a squeeze tube with a flip top cap.


I dislike the huge dispensing hole though!! This product is rather runny, so it's quite silly to put such a large hole there!

Time Test:
It takes less than a minute for this eyegel to be absorbed completely!

Price & Availability:
This product is priced at RM26.90, which i think is dirt cheap for such a huge tube!! It's available at most Watsons / Guardian outlets and on Amazon.com

Usage:
I use this eye gel twice a day around the eye area. I also use it to clean up residual makeup sometimes!

My $0.02:
I was looking for an effective eye gel when i read good reviews about this on MakeupAlley. I decided to give it a try, since it's so cheap and i won't feel the pinch if it doesn't work! After using this for a while, it did minimized my fine lines and especially my puffy eyes, but did nothing for my dark circles. I dislike how it stings too when some product gets into your eye (which is a huge NO-NO for all eyegels!)!

In a Nutshell:

An affordable drugstore eye gel that works ok! :)

Likes: Easily absorbed gel, did minimize some of my fine lines and eye bags
Gripes: Stings when it gets into your eyes!
Repurchase: Maybe

Rating:
3.5 Stars ! Not bad product! :)


Credits: Product photo from Amazon.com.

4 comments:

  1. i am having the older packaging but same product. it's stated "eye & face stress gel" (i think that's why the tube opening is so huge coz it's for the whole face as well) anyway i used it as a over nite mask for my whole face including eye area. the next morning i feel like having a baby-ish soft and smooth face. juz.. to share thought

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  2. icic... i think they're two separate products cuz i saw both at Watsons! :D

    the overnight mask idea sounds great!! i must try it someday! :)

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  3. Any eye product that is proven to reduce the bags and wrinkles underneath it. Just getting rid of puffy eyes in itself is a major step towards reversing that sign of aging.

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  4. I used this gel on my skin when I got fried at the beach. Cucumber has a soothing effect. Chucked it in the freezer for 15min and then applied it on the burnt area. Worked wonders for the inflammation and itchiness.

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