Sk:n Brightening & Firming Eye Cream
This eye cream by Sk:n is one of two in my skincare routine. It is difficult for me to remain loyal to using eye creams because I have yet to see any benefits from them (which I guess is sort of the point) - I keep an eye cream in my routine for the sake of doing so, but I do not use it as regularly as I probably should.
I scoured Boots for a good nourishing eye cream and spotted Sk:n Brightening & Firming Eye Cream on the shelf. I am not too familiar with the brand but after scanning through the ingredients list, the presence of Niacinamide (Vitamind B3) prompted me to purchase. I suffer from pigmentation, and the ingredients I usually look out for in eye creams (and skincare in general) are Vitamic C and Vitamin B3/Niacinamide; both of which help to reduce their appearance. After watching Lisa Eldridge's incredibly informative videos on the subject of eye creams (here & here) I now also look out for Licorice Extract, Kojic Acid, Arbutin, and Sophora.
The eye cream comes in a little plastic pot with a screw on lid. The design is very simple and almost clinical.
The eye cream iteself is good. It has a very creamy texture that doesn't feel heavy on the skin. It doesn't irritate my eyes, and keeps the general area well hydrated. Sometimes I worry richer eye creams can cause milia, but I haven't noticed any changes to my skin (positive or negative) since I began using this, which is fine.. for now at least.
Ingredients: Aqua (Water), Glycerin, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Wheat Straw Glycosides, Cetyl Alcohol, Butylene Glycol, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Glyceryl Stearate, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Niacinamide, Squalane, Benzyl Alcohol, Dimethicone, Fraxinus Excelsior Bark Extract, Cetyl Palmitate, Xanthan Gum, Cellulose Gum, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate, Sorbitan Olivate, Sorbitan Palmitate, Caffeine, Tocopherol, Disodium Edta, Glycolic Acid, Silanetriol, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-5, Potassium Citrate.