Shiseido Anti-Dark Circles Eye Cream
Availability: selected Stuttafords and Edgars stores
Because the thin, sensitive skin around the contour of the eye is particularly vulnerable to discolouration, everyone will have to deal with dark circles at some point. Shiseido’s Anti-Dark Circles Eye Cream is a dark circles diminisher, which acts simultaneously on the two causes of dark circles – pigmentation and blood microcirculation. After as little as two weeks of daily use, continuous and increasing improvement can be seen on all dark circles treated. The eye contour shows boosted clarity and vitality, delivering a youthful appearance to the entire face.
What we say:
‘After a month of long deadlines, and far too little sleep, I was left looking tired and haggard with horrible dark circles under my puffy eyes. My fairy godmother arrived with a small miracle in a box, which promised me beautiful eyes forever after! I know I should, but I don’t religiously use eye cream. I pull out an eye serum every now and then when I notice a new “character” line. But I have been reformed. I just love the light texture and soothing nature of this product. With every application, I have the compulsive urge to use it all over my face (and often indulge myself). After application, my eyes feel awake and energised – as though someone has placed cool cucumber slices over them. The cream is hydrating, absorbs quickly and can be worn easily under make-up, without looking greasy.
‘It has a lovely floral scent, exactly what you would expect from the gorgeous pearly, dusty-pink bottle. A cute little pink spatula comes in the box so that you do not have to use your fingers and potentially contaminate the cream. I didn’t quite get the hang of this, and think perhaps that they should have rather have packaged the cream in a tube or a pump.After two weeks, the texture of my skin started to improve, the appearance of fine lines started to reduce and the puffiness all but disappeared. After four weeks, my eyes look “younger”, smoother and hydrated… I am very happy with the results.
‘What about removing my dark circles? Alas, it was not to be… Shiseido claims that with continuous use, this cream would combat the two major causes of dark circles – pigmented melanin formulation (brown circles) and poor micro-circulation (blue circles). I have the horrid blue ones, which did not budge after continuous use, twice a day for four weeks. However, I must say this, everyone has different skin with different causes for their pigmentation, so, just because it did not work for me, does not mean it won’t for you!’