Welcome to the beginning of the week! I have an exam on Monday next week, so personally, I want the days to go by slower =P
Today I am reviewing the SANA Nameraka Wrinkle Eye Cream!
|Yes, I know the title of the label says "facial cream" that is a mistake, just continue reading and you will see "eye cream"|
What do I think of this product?
So, I stopped using eye creams a while back, probably half a year to a year ago, because I did not feel that they were very useful or produced significant results. Significant results meaning, enough improvement in hydration, fine lines (and future wrinkles I guess, I'm not old enough) for it to be my money's worth. Eye creams/serums/lotions are expensive O_O. They must be one of the most expensive specialty skincare products I have ever seen. So, if I didn't think it was worth it, I would use my money for other things, as a better investment.
However, starting this summer. I started to get dryness around my eyes. I'm not sure why. My home is in California and it was a particularly hot and dry summer this year (having a lovely drought at the moment), and perhaps that contributed to it. It not only felt dry, it looked dry too. My mom asked me if my eyes were okay, because apparently she could see more fine lines and dry skin. Or maybe she was just being a mom. =P
Either way, I don't like feeling dryness around my eyes, the tightness of the skin and irritation from dryness are not comfortable and not pretty looking.
I was looking around Marukai and picked this up because this was a store recommendation and I tried the sample and it was very smooth and hydrating. (This is the great thing about Asian stores, they have a sample product that anyone can go and try, even foundations and primers). So, I tried it out over the summer, and I love it. =)
If you read the ingredients list you can find a form of retinol in it as well as glycerin. Retinol helps with fine lines and wrinkles and glycerin locks moisture in. I usually dislike products with retinol in them, because I have sensitive skin and it always gets red and feels irritated when I use retinol. But this product had a low concentration/amount of retinol (rules of ingredients, if you didn't know, the first on the list, is in the greatest amount, and then it goes down as the list continues) so I did not have a negative reaction to the product at all! Also, it is fragrance free.
The product is a squeeze tube with a very very fine tip/nozzle. It allows you to control and distribute the amount of product you want very well, and easily. As seen in pictures below:
This product did a great job of moisturizing the area around my eye. I used to use it everyday over the summer, and now I use it every other day. I'm trying to make the product last longer. XP It has also decreased my fine lines to a certain extent. That doesn't matter as much to me as hydrating my skin, because keeping the skin properly moisturized (with sunscreen everyday) is the best way to prevent and soften fine lines and wrinkles in my opinion.
Do I recommend this product?
If you have sensitive skin, I recommend this product. =) Also, to anyone who is looking for something to give you good hydration and help with fine lines! I recommend applying this only at night before going to bed though, because retinol makes skin sensitive to sunlight. You can put sunscreen on over it, but I would not risk that, especially since I've had sunscreens that worked for my face, but irritated the skin around my eyes. T_T
Sorry for rambling in the beginning =P. I hope it wasn't too time wasting or distracting.
I hope that you found this review helpful. =) Feel free to comment or ask questions in the comment box below! Thank you for reading and I will see you later!