I've previously reviewed the Sarah Chapman Skinesis Eye Recovery here and I like it very much. About two weeks ago I finally finished my tube, and as I have been profligacy personified recently I decided to use up the half finished tube of Nude Advanced Eye Complex I'd purchased before Christmas before buying more of the Sarah Chapman.
This has milk peptides, acacia, Coenzyme Q10, argan extract and mountain ash in it. It is meant to have an immediate, dramatic lifting effect, to smooth wrinkles and reduce dark circles and puffiness. Sounds miraculous right? Well, on my eyes, it fails to deliver.
For me, this is a reasonably good eye cream at an extraordinary price. It doesn't irritate the delicate skin under my eyes (and many other eye creams have) but it does not particularly hydrate it well either - it's not hydrating enough for me to wear it under my Bobbi Brown or Becca eye concealers which both require setting with powder. It also takes a relatively long time to sink into the skin. I've noticed in the two weeks I've been using it that my dark circles have gotten worse (I was wrong when I said the Sarah Chapman didn't help these, apparently) and the fine lines around my eyes are becoming more noticeable. I can see why I asked for the Sarah Chapman for Christmas, despite having recently purchased the Nude.
The Nude costs £60 for 15ml, Sarah Chapman is £40 for 15ml. As soon as I hit next month's fripperies budget, Sarah Chapman Eye Recovery will be repurchased.
I like the idea of Nude, but I haven't been hugely impressed with the line, and find it expensive for the results it delivers. I did like the Cleansing Oil (it smells edible, and it's lovely for a really deep cleanse) and the Advanced Smoothing Complex (which did seem to help improve skintone, and does not have that odd slippery silicone texture.) I did not care for the moisturiser at all, which performed the double whammy of being insufficiently hydrating while managing to clog my pores.
The website is www.nudeskincare.com and it can also be purchased at SpaceNK and beingcontent.com.