Sunday, 6 April 2014

Dr. Hauschka Daily Revitalising Eye Cream (review)

Fellow beauty blogger Richard knows me pretty well and for my birthday a year or so ago he bought me a range of luxurious skincare goodies from Dr. Hauschka. One of the products included was this eye cream, which I put into storage as I was working through some other eye products.

Dr. Hauschka Daily Revitalising Eye Cream

And I've been using this cream religiously since I cracked it open a few weeks ago. I really like it! While I'm familiar with some of Dr. Hauschka's stuff I find this Daily Revitalising Eye Cream to be quite excellent.

Like with all reviews I feel I should touch upon the packaging. While I'm a fan of Dr. Hasuchka contents, the packaging leaves a lot to be desired - it's somewhat bland, verging on clinical. From a clarity point of view, the three languages crammed onto one box is potentially confusing, too.

The cream itself is white, seems unfragranced and smooths easily under and over your eyes. Dr. Hauschka recommend you 'press' the cream into your skin. This takes ages, so while I do not advocate rubbing I find a light, quick tapping motion works just as well and doesn't drag the skin.  Doing this gives time for the cream to absorb and leave your eye area revitalised.

It's designed to 'repair' and 'hydrate' the delicate skin around your eyes. This is an area particularly prone to ageing so the firming and revitalising claims are encouraging. In actuality, my favourite aspect of this eye cream is how gentle and easily absorbed it is. It sinks in quickly and leaves no oily residue.

As a contact-lens wearer the fact it's completely non-irritating is a lovely bonus. Do my eyes look firmer and younger? I don't think so, but I'm in my thirties not forties so I might not be the best person to judge.

Like the vast majority of Dr. Hauschka products this eye cream is natural and partly organic. Raw ingredients are mostly sourced from ecologically sustainable locations and of course there isn't a trace of parabens, silicone, PEG or mineral oils. (There is perfume, though, which surprises me as it doesn't smell of anything!)

What is included is extracts of pineapple, marsh mallow, calendula, rose distillate, avocado, macadamia nut and sea buckthorn oils. This is as close to nature as eye creams tend to get.

What I want from an evening-use eye cream is a gentle, non-irritating formula that goes on and sinks in easily. Beyond that anti-ageing promises are a bonus, but I rarely see any real improvements so it's not a priority for me.

This eye cream covers all those bases so it scores highly. If it wasn't quite so expensive it would score even higher and I'd love an eye cream from Dr. Hauschka with some kind of sun protection in it. But I'll take what I can get – thanks, Rich!

Suitable for sensitive eyes
Quite pricey
Moisturising and comforting
Doesn't look desirable
Very natural


Brand: Dr. Hauschka

Size: 12.5 ml
Price: £29.00 (£232.00/100 ml)

Manufactured: Germany

Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Rosa Damascena Flower Water, Glycerin, Alcohol, Ananas Sativus (Pineapple) Fruit Extract, Althaea Officinalis Leaf Extract, Beeswax (Cera Alba), Calendula Officinalis Extract, Arachis Hypogaea (Peanut) Oil, Hectorite, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Rosa Damascena Extract, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil, Lysolecithin, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Hippophae Rhamnoides Fruit Oil, Chondrus Crispus (Carrageenan) Extract, Glyceryl Stearate, Stearic Acid, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate, Fragrance (Parfum), Geraniol

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