Thursday, 14 April 2011
Caudalie Premier Cru The Eye Cream, and an £8 eye cream challenge
Premier Cru is a touch lighter in texture than the Sarah Chapman, but seems to be equally hydrating on my skin. Fine lines from dehydration have been kept at bay and although I haven't noticed a massive decrease in my dark circles I would say it has made some difference. The most noticeable improvement for me is that the skin underneath my eyes seems plumper and a little less sunken. This is one of the biggest changes that ageing has made to the area around my eyes; the skin appears thinner than it did in my twenties and the Caudalie does seem to have helped to support and strengthen the skin.
One of the best eye creams I've ever used is sadly no longer available; it was an emu oil/mango butter balm from an independent skincare line (my EMMU ladies might remember it - Naked Skin Millionairess Eye Cream). It was quite inexpensive too - less than $20, if my memory is correct. Browsing the internet recently, I found this Emu Oil eye cream by Emu Oil Well and at £8 decided to give it a try and see how I get on with it. I bought it from www.feelunique.com.
The Emu Oil Well eye cream isn't as rich as the Millionairess (the Millionairess was a similar texture to Dr Hauschka Eye Contour Day Balm, the Emu Oil Well is more of a common creamy texture). I've only used it for a week, so I'll report back in a month or so and let you know if my eyes go seriously downhill after swapping my usual expensive eye creams for this much less expensive one.
Disclosure: Caudalie Eye Cream was a PR sample.