New from NARS NARSskin this month is the newly repackaged Total Replenishing Eye Cream! I haven't tried any skincare products from them before so I'm a little excited to give this a go. Since the product literally just landed on my desk a couple days ago so I can't report on the anti-aging benefits yet. This post is going to be a first impression kind of post where I'm going to tell you about the ingredients, texture, and immediate results after use! :)
I believe the product is simply a repackaging of their Total Replenishing Eye Cream (source). I heard that the old packaging was difficult to squeeze the last bit out so they revamped it. I normally don't like skincare products that come in an open jar but for an eye cream — which I go through it like water — I actually like the one that comes in a jar!
And when it comes to NARS, it can't just be a simple jar. Their Total Replenishing Eye Cream is housed in a pearly white, square pot with a lid that closes with a secure click. Simple, clean, yet modern — true to NARS' style!
- Bio-Hyaluronic Acid to hydrate
- Active Peptide Complex to reduce the look of puffiness and dark circles
- Paracress Flower Extract to strengthen the skin around the eyes for a smoother and firmer appearance
It is ophthalmologist and dermatologist tested, non-comedogenic, and free of synthetic fragrance, paraben, and alcohol. However, it isn't entirely free of scent, though! I detected something a little orange-y/citrusy during application so I looked in the leaflet and found top notes to be of orange and grapefruit while middle notes are tangerine, violet, rose, peony, and geranium, with a drydown of lavender and litsea which are all 100% naturally derived fragrance. It has such a great, delicious scent for an eye cream!
Texture and immediate results
It has a lightweight, gel-cream, pearly white texture that spreads easily and absorbs instantly into the skin without leaving any sticky, oily, or greasy residue behind. Therefore, I imagine that it probably won't affect your makeup's coverage or application!
There's not a better time to test a “hydrating” eye cream than when you are coming down with a cold! Yes, I've been sick for a few days now (so not fun!). I've been putting this cream on a few times a day and so far it has helped keeping the skin around my eyes in soft and supple condition! The area doesn't look as dry and dehydrated like the rest of my face so I think for immediate hydrating benefits, the NARS NARSskin Total Replenishing Eye Cream totally delivered!
Pairing it with the Radiant Creamy Concealer
NARS suggests using the eye cream in combination with their Radiant Creamy Concealer to reduce the appearance of fatigue right before your eyes. The eye cream smooths and brightens while the concealer disguises and perfects. Sounds wonderful! Unfortunately I haven't had a chance to try this yet (well, I've been sick so I've been in bed pretty much all day). Will report back ASAP! :)
Disclosure: NARS NARSskin Total Replenishing Eye Cream and NARS Radiant Creamy Concealers were provided free of charge by NARS Thailand for review consideration. All opinions expressed herein are honest and my own.