Thursday, 26 March 2009

Garnier Vital Restore Revitalising Eye Cream

RRP: £9.99 for 15ml

--What does the promo say?--
"Garnier's Vital Restore range is the first to contain a unique combination of orchid extract and soy bio-proteins to address the ageing of mature skin. The eye cream helps smooth the appearance of the eye contour area, and reduce the appearance of bags and dark circles, leaving skin looking more luminous."

As with the other products in the range, the packaging seems generally sturdy, albeit a little bit 'cheap-feeling' (though at this price, what did you expect?), with no leakage or wastage during use. The dark red tube also feels like a let-down after the pretty pink and white of the box.

Smooth a little of the cream under and around eyes before applying makeup, and rub in gently, being careful not to drag the delicate skin as you go.

None immediately discernible, though if you give it a really good sniff the orchid scent is there, albeit not in such a high-impact way as in the serum.

A stiff, white cream that is invisible when rubbed into the skin around the eyes.

As mentioned, quite stiff, but this doesn't prohibit the absorption of the cream, and a cream being stiff is always better than a cream being runny.

--Effects on the skin--
Strangely, after my extremely positive experience with the range's serum, I noticed absolutely no effect on the fine lines around my eyes. None whatsoever. Saying this, I'm not exactly part of the target age group, so will be sending the remainder of this to someone who is for the purpose of further testing.

--Value for money--
While this is arguably one of the cheapest anti-ageing products on the market, what good is that if it doesn't actually do anything? Still, judgement is best reserved until it's been tested by someone a bit closer to the age range Garnier is aiming at (50+), and in any case, you shouldn't be put off the range entirely: if the day and night creams are as good as the serum, I'd still rush to the shops with cash in hand.

perfect partners
Vital Restore Day Cream, £9.99
Vital Restore Night Cream, £9.99
Vital Restore Anti-Age Spots Serum, £11.99

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