Monday, August 13, 2012

Review: Body Time Samphire Anti-Puff Eye Cream

There’s nothing worse than applying a thick heavy eye cream during the dog days of summer, only to find that not only did the eye cream not absorb because you’re sweating too much but it managed to grease up the rest of your face.  Gross.  I’m someone who strongly believes in having a wardrobe of eye creams at my disposal. Yes, I may be the extreme but you should at least be switching to a lighter eye cream (and face creams) when the temperature and humidity sky rocket.  Enter Body Time Samphire Anti-Puff Cream ($22.50) — an ultra-light, yet extremely effective hydrating and anti-inflammatory eye cream — perfect for the summer heat.  The best thing about this brand? It’s a local San Francisco treat!  You’re not going to find the brand in a Sephora near you because the company doesn’t want to risk compromising the quality by expanding distribution.  Luckily they have a lovely site where you can purchase their eye cream as well as their other delicious products (ask any beauty editor about Body Time and they will utter two words: China Rain. For the past thirty years, the China Rain scent has had a cult following of industry insiders for its “garden after the rain” scent which can be incorporated in several Body Time products).

A little more about the eye cream from Body Time’s site:

Protective, restorative, calming, salve-like samphire plus other potent botanical ingredients help reduce wrinkles, suppress hyper-pigmentation, improve elasticity, stimulate cellular renewal, increase cellular oxygen, eliminate puffiness and protect against free-radical damage. 

Usage: Use at night or twice daily around eye area; dab with finger under each eye from the outside working inward. 

Contains: Aloe barbadensis (aloe vera) leaf juice, Helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil, cetearyl alcohol, cetearyl glucoside, betaine, Saccharomyces cerevisiae (yeast) extract, Rhodiola rosea (roseroot) extract, caprylic/capric triglycerides, cetearyl wheat straw glycoside, Populus tremuloides (aspen) bark extract, cetyl esters wax, glycerin, water, Crithmum maritimum (samphire or sea fennel) extract, sodium hyaluronate, hexapeptide-11, Borago officinalis (borage) seed extract, diglycerin, Pinus pinaster (sea pine) extract, Rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) leaf extract, xanthan gum, p-anisic acid. 

Even though the directions say to apply at night, I use this eye cream in the morning under my makeup for an instant de-puff and tightening.  It also gives a nice brightening effect, making me look as if I didn’t have several glasses of wine the night before.  And come on… for $22.50??? Not too shabby!!

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