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The Skincare Powerhouse Entices You to “Return To Your Youth”
I tend to not pay much attention to my eyes when it comes to special treatments. I’m officially in my late forties and haven’t much to complain about around they eyes other than some heredity-given darkness underneath. What I’m trying to say is that I don’t really have much by way of wrinkles. When, Murad Eye Lift Firming Treatment ($68) shows up for review, I figure that I haven’t much to gain, much less lose. Boy, was I wrong.
Things start looking complicated out of the box. I find a baggy with a lot of crescent moon-shaped cotton pads along with a smallish pump bottle containing one ounce of product. For someone who can barely manage moisturizer some days, I’m wondering about this commitment. I find out that the process isn’t nearly as taxing as it was daunting, and the payoff is much more formidable than I ever anticipated. We’ll talk about those results soon enough, but first I’ll fill you in on the product itself.
Murad Eye Lift Firming Treatment infuses the delicate eye area with surface filling and firming technologies to provide an instantaneous lift and noticeably reduced lines and wrinkles.
Hyaluronic Acid is a big reason for this, and it is an important ingredient in many high-end moisturizers for its ability to provide lasting hydration. Murad creates a proprietary blend of this all-important Hyaluronic Acid, plus firming polymers and oak kernel extract to lift and tighten, rounding out the mix with myrtle extract, Vitamin E, Zinc and various amino acids to also contribute to plump, healthy skin around the eye.
To use, put three pumps of the thick, gel-like cream gently under the eye in a patting motion. The layer will be quite thick. Then place a crescent moon pad over the gel. There will be a slight tingle, which is normal. Repeat with the other eye and leave on for 10 to 15 minutes. Remove the pads and gently pat any remaining treatment into the skin.
I hate to be disabled when doing home treatments of any sort due to my fidgety nature. I easily put my glasses over the pads and went about my usual routine. When I removed the pads, I was pretty astounded. My eyes (which I totally thought needed no more help than a little under-eye brightener) were truly visibly transformed—in no small way.
Foremost, the chicken-skin texture and vague purple hue close to the corner of my eye were both greatly reduced. The plumping action served to smooth the texture, perhaps putting more cushion in the thin skin there. The plumpness does seem to diminish as the day progresses, but using this as directed seems to keep things pretty consistent. The directions suggest using the product 2-3 times per week. I started by using this every other day. All in all, I’d say that my under eye skin has improved from within.
The value is pretty good as well. I use this less than I did initially (about twice a week now), and I imagine I could eventually use this once a week for maintenance. Perhaps those with more issues around the eye would have to consistently use it more often as the directions suggest. I’ve had the product for about a month and I still have some left. I can’t quite tell how much is left in the bottle, though I’m pretty sure I must be getting close to the end.
I’d highly recommend buying this treatment for a quick fix (even if you think you don’t need it). You’ll likely keep it around for the long haul!
we heartsters, how do you feel about your eyes? Do you fuss with special treatments and moisturizers for the eye area?
Sherri is co-author of What Would You Do With This Room? My 10 Foolproof Commandments to Great Interior Design, and of course, a wht writer!
skin tone: NC 25
skin type: oily/sensitive
favorite beauty product: anti-aging anything
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