Over the last few years, I have spent thousands of dollars on skincare products. On miracle potions, lotions and creams that really let me down. So when I find something that works consistently, I want to shout from the rooftops.
I’ve tried a number of under eye creams that say they’ll deflate puffiness, treat fine lines and eliminate dark circles. Most of them didn’t work at all.
Kate Somerville CytoCell is one of the few exceptions. Cytocell works by strengthening. moisturizing and treating the delicate skin under the eye.
You need to apply it morning and night for several weeks before you see results (it took three months for me). But you use suck a teeny-tiny amount (a pencil eraser width drop will do both eyes), that the bottle lasts long enough for you to see the difference. (I’ve been using the same bottle since January.)
Just remember, that no matter which eye cream you use, you want to apply it with your ring finger. That finger is the weakest one on your hand, so it’s less likely to tear or damage the delicate tissue you’re trying to repair. Also, dab eye cream, never rub or smear. Applying eye cream incorrectly is as good as not using any at all.
If you don’t have $92 to spend on eye cream, Kiehl’s Eye Alert ($22) is the best product I have ever found in the under-$50 range. If the CytoCell is an A- performer, the Kiehl’s is a solid B. Which, when you’re saving $70, is a pretty good rate of return.
Lastly, if you want to cover your dark circles, I have found a number of concealers that do a great job. My go to is Benefit Erase Paste ($26). I’ve also tried and loved Benefit’s Boi-Ing ($20) and Lemon Aid ($20). (If you want to try these, I’d spend $36 on the kit and get all the tools in the Benefit concealing line. The small concealer is more than enough to last you for six months.
I also like Bobbi Brown’s Concealer Kit ($33), though it’s so creamy you really need to set it with powder for sticking power. In the under-$10 category, women swear by Maybelline Age Rewind to treat and conceal your circles.
Now, for the giveaway. I’m giving away a full size ($92 value) Kate Somerville CytoCell Dark Circle Corrector. To enter, leave a comment telling me what keeps you up nights. Maybe it’s stress at work, a crying maybe, noisy neighbors or just a desire to dance til you drop.
One entry per person. Remember to sign in with your email or you can’t win. Good luck.