Hello, I hope everyone is doing well...
Today I am here to share one of my favourite products that I use everyday without fail. The Missha geumsul Vitalizing eye cream. What a mouth full ey?
The eye cream is one of the products that I have really become devoted to and I will tell you why ^^
I bought this from the Missha store in the closest shopping area and I have repurchased around 4 for these in my 3 years spent in Korea. This is an eye cream that boasts an arsenal of ingredients that supposedly keep ageing at bay. While I am forever a sceptic about 'anti-aging' products, I have seen some improvement in the skin around my eyes when using this. The eye cream has gold flakes and makes me feel rather fancy when I use it, Always a plus. It also includes deer antler that is supposed to have super anti agin properties.
The guemsul (golden snowflake) line is very much keeping with the popular herbal, ginseng skin care that is prominent here in Korea. The ideas coming from old, time tested beauty practices and using natural ingredients. One stand out brand that uses this idea is Sulwhasoo. Sulwhasoo is a high end, department store brand and as you would expect: very expensive. Cheaper brands usually offer their own versions of the products, even packaging them in a similar style.
There is no denying the connection between the expensive and the cheap. This is an idea that was strange to me at first, some of them seem like blatant rip offs and sort of flirt with the edges of plagerism. In cheaper stores you can see which line is imitating expensive brands such as SKII and Sulwhasoo, they boast similar ingredients and very (very) similar packaging.
My scepticism at the 'rip-offs' was soon extinguished by the price comparison however. Missha eye cream : 45,000 won Sulwhasoo eye cream : 260,000 won.
MISA Revitalizing Eye Cream helps treat signs of aging, such as fine lines, wrinkles, and shadows around eyes.
Contains Ginseng Water, Wild Ginseng Extract, Deer Antler Extract, and Reishi Mushroom Extract for a more youthful and brighter appearance.
The mild formula is free of Paraben, Colorants, Triclosan, Benzophenone, Talc, and Mineral Oil.
I really love this product and like I said, have seen some improvement in the smoothness around my eyes. I am only 25 and therefore I have no real prominent 'wrinkles' but I have dryness that emphasises the fine lines. This is made noticeably better when I use this eye cream. I also see that my concealer blends much easier around my dark circles, making them easier to cover up.
The winter here is really cold and the icy air plays havoc with my skin. Before I used this I had very dry, irritated skin around my eyes. Now I no longer have that problem! If you have very dry under eyes I would say give this product a try.
Another way I love to use this is on my lips. That might sound strange to some but I promise its amazing. I get chronic dry lips and most lipsticks make it 1000 time worse. But I love lipstick, to an unhealthy degree. So at night I put a thin layer of this eye cream under my Nuxe lip balm and it acts as a sort of booster for the lip balm. I feel like it really gets down below the skin surface and helps to sooth and moisturise the lips. I find regular lip balm alone is not enough but this routine keeps those lips soft. I don't think anyone could argue with that ^^
Performance : 9/10 - Great, does what it says on the tin and I obviously love it.
Packaging: - 5 /10 - Some might like the gold but personally it is a little garish for my taste. Also the jar format is not ideal. However it does come with a spatula.
Price: - This is one of the more expensive in the usually cheap Missha store, I paid 45,000 won. It is worth the extra pennies though.
I hope my review was useful. If your in the market for an eye cream then check this one out. Its excellent.