Thought I'd take a break from makeup product review and talk about a skincare product today! I'd like to introduce you to my eyes' new BFF: the Fresh Black Tea Age-Delay Eye Concentrate! I have all kinds of good things to tell you about it but don't worry, I'll (try to) keep my review short and on point!
I received a couple of the sample size jars with my recent online Sephora purchases. Each jar comes only half-full and will last a couple of weeks with daily use (twice a day in the a.m. and p.m.). I have been using this product exclusively for the past 10 weeks and I think it's safe to give you a report on whether or not it has made any improvement on the appearance of my eye area.
- A complex blend of black tea, blackberry leaf extract, and lychee seed extract to inhibit damaging free radicals and improve skin elasticity.
- Antioxidant “Noni fruit juice” to retain and increase moisture, improving the appearance of the skin.
Fresh Black Tea Age-Delay Eye Concentrate is rich and creamy. It is considerably thicker than other eye creams I've tried but it feels smooth, silky, and surprisingly light on the skin. It spreads really well and a small dab is all you need to cover the entire eye area. It has a soothing black tea and sweet lemon scent that dissipates quickly upon application. You are supposed to feel the cool sensation on the skin but I did not experience that at all. My eyes feel very awake and refreshed afterwards, though.
Unlike your typical “rich” eye creams, this one doesn't just sit on top of the skin — it absorbs instantly and does not leave any greasy residue behind. I usually wait about a minute before I continue with my makeup just to be on the safe side. And good news, it doesn't interfere with my makeup application at all! You know how some eye creams make your primer or foundation ball up, or a concealer streaky and crease? Not the case with this eye cream at all. #YES
In the course of 10 weeks, I cannot say that it has made a drastic improvement on existing fine lines and wrinkles. What's more obvious is how it has alleviated dark circles and puffiness under my eyes. When I apply it at night, I wake up with soft and supple skin. During the day, my concealer never creases or fades. My under eye area also appears brighter and firmer. It really does feel like the cream has done a good job at keeping my skin hydrated, protected as well as maintaining its elasticity.
It remains to be seen whether it will be moisturizing enough for the cold winter months. Right now it is the perfect formula for summer and fall. I have been meaning to buy the full size jar but I keep getting those sample packets from Sephora that I've been refilling my sample jar with. I'm not complaining (oh of course not!) considering how expensive the full size is! (I don't understand why eye creams are so expensive? Do you know why?)
Now please share with me your current eye cream (if you use any)! I'm always looking for the next best thing when it comes to skincare products so I look forward to your suggestion. It doesn't have to be anything crazy expensive but what I need to know is whether or not it has made a visible improvement on the condition of your skin! :)