Monday, 18 May 2015

May reviews Botanics Triple Age Renewal Hydrating Eye Serum

photo of hydrating eye serumI have been on the look out for a good eye cream for a while - one that hydrates and tackles lines but doesn't cost a fortune. A few weeks ago I was scouring the shelves in Boots and spotted the Triple Age Renewal Hydrating Eye Serum from Botanics. Retailing normally at £9.99 but then on sale for only £4.99, I couldn't resist.

I was also intrigued by the reference on the packaging to Kew Gardens - it seems that Boots are working with experts at Kew to ensure that they are using quality plant extracts and choosing the right plants to give the most effective skincare benefits. They also seek to ensure that the ingredients are ethically sourced.

Botanics say:

photo of eye serum packaging

"This revitalising serum, with hydrolysed hyaluronic acid technology, visibly reduces the appearance of deep lines and wrinkles. Formulated with a blend of vitamins A, C & E, together with soy protein to instantly smooth, refresh and reduce puffiness. Intense hydration all day long for younger looking eyes.

Purple Orchid is natures answer to skin replenishment.
Enriched with moisturising sugars that hydrate and help reduce the appearance of deep lines and wrinkles. Whilst plant antioxidants work to protect from free radical damage, helping skin stay younger for longer."

I have now been using this pretty much every day for a month or so and am impressed in the way it moisturises without being too heavy or greasy and I'm pretty confident that (drumroll please...) I can actually notice an improvement in my *ahem* 'laughter lines'. I don't suffer too badly from dark circles but as hayfever season gets under way I will definitely be putting the claims to 'refresh and reduce puffiness' to the test too!

photo of eye serum packaging close up

photo of eye serum tubeWhilst this is called a serum, it is really more of a cream, albeit quite a light one which sinks in really quickly.

It smooths on well and I like that it comes in a tube, rather than a pot, so it is easier not to use too much of the product at a time.

I only use this at night so cannot comment on how well make up sits on top of it, but I can say that it doesn't leave the area around my eyes looking or feeling too shiny so I would think it would be fine for in the morning too.

photo of eye serum consistency
I have already stocked up with another tube of this eye serum to take advantage of the £5 saving. It really is a complete bargain at that price and actually I'd go so far as to say that I'd be happy to buy it at full price, especially when you consider the price of some other eye creams out there.

Do you have any favourites from the Botanics range? Whilst I have used the odd thing in the past I have overlooked it in recent years, but am tempted to try out some other products now.

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