La Bella Figura Decouverte Eye Repair Serum by Mise Beauty. I will admit being sceptical about just using an oil serum for my eye area (I'm in my late thirties and the skin there is dry) but it has some good ingredients so I gave it a go. For the last month, I've just been using this and no other eye cream in order to review it fairly.
This is a light oil serum that sinks in quickly and leaves my under eye skin feeling supple and well hydrated. There is no water or other fillers in the formula, so it doesn't cause puffiness or clog the delicate eye area skin. I apply a drop the size of a grain of rice on my ring finger pad, pick half of it up with the ring finger pad of the other eye and then tap on to the under eye area, starting at the outer corner orbital bone and working in to the corner of my nose or eye. I don't take it right up to my lash line, and I wouldn't recommend applying to the eyelid unless you were particularly dry skinned there (and then only at night and not too close to the lashes.) It sinks in within a minute or two applied this way, and my W3LL Narcissist concealer works well over it.
Decouverte contains argan oil and barbary fig (prickly pear) oil, as well as rosehip oil and botanical extracts of coffee and tomato. Barbary fig oil is one of the hero ingredients of the La Bella Figura range, and is naturally high in vitamin E and omega oils.
What I found interesting with this was that my under eye colouration went through the same stages as a bruise healing as I used this serum over time. My blue/purple circles went to brown/purple, and then to a more yellowish brown, which is where they are now - they still look darker on days when I'm particularly tired, but are no longer routinely and consistently bluish. I wouldn't say I feel I can go without an undereye concealer completely, but I do need less.
Now on to the downside. It's really bloody expensive at £80 for 10ml. I think my sample size is about 3ml though, and it's lasted me over three months (two months used once a day, and for the last month used twice daily). I still have about 1/3 of the sample left, so a full size should last about 6 months used twice a day. The full size Decouverte appears to come in a roller ball applicator, but I'd still apply a dab to my fingertip and use the tapping application because otherwise I suspect it'd be easy to overload the skin and waste some of the product.
If Decouverte is too expensive, I'd also recommend 100% Pure Organic Coffee Bean Caffeine Eye Cream, which is £9 for 7ml. The 100% Pure isn't as hydrating as the Decouverte in my experience, and the Decouverte had a more marked effect on softening fine lines in my under eye area, but if your main concern is puffiness and darkness then the 100% Pure is a good alternative.
I'm always reserved about reviewing, and particularly recommending, a very expensive product I haven't or wouldn't buy myself. To be absolutely honest I'm currently planning to purchase the new Live Native Gold Eye Cream when it's launched (unless it's even more expensive than Decouverte)! I have seen results with Decouverte that are as good if not better than anything I've seen from more traditional high end skincare lines though, and I wouldn't rule out purchasing it in future. It's an excellent choice for sensitive skins looking for a natural, high performing eye treatment.
Available from www.misebeauty.com in Europe, and www.labellafigura.myshopify.com in the US.
Ingredients of Decouverte:
100% Pure Organic Argan (Argania Spinosa) Kernel Oil, Organic Opuntia Ficus Indica (Barbary Fig) Seed Oil, Organic Rosa Rubiginosa (Rosehip) Seed Oil, Wild-crafted Lycopersicion Esculentum (Tomato) Seed Oil, Wild-crafted Coffea Arabica (Coffee Bean) Oil, Wild-crafted Rosa Damascena (Rose Otto) Flower Oil, Organic Tanacetum Annuum (Blue Tansy) Flower Oil, Organic Helichrysum Italicum Oil, Organic Cymbopogon Martinii Motia (Palmarosa) Oil, Organic Lavandulia Augustifolia (Lavender) Oil.
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