Friday, 24 April 2009

Lloydspharmacy YOUR Organics Eye and Lip Lift

RRP: £4.99 for 15ml
Retails at: Lloydspharmacy branches across the UK, and at

--About the brand--
Lloydspharmacy is one of Britain's leading pharmacy chains, with over 1700 branches across the UK. As well as dispensing more than 145 million prescription items annually, the company sells at home treatments, makeup, face and body care.

--What does the promo say?--
"The star of the YOUR Organics line-up, the Eye & Lip Lift, contains organic camomile to give eyes and lips an instant boost. Camomile has been used for centuries for its calming effects on skin and research has identified camomile's specific anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties, making it a hero product in skincare. Use with your existing skincare regime."

Given the emphasis of this line on the use of pomegranate, shea and rosewater (though not so specifically in this product), I would have expected a bigger deal to be made of this on the packaging, perhaps with a vibrant image of pomegranate seeds or with the calming pink of rosewater. Instead, what we get is a slightly insipid light blue scheme across the range. Still, never mind: the pump mechanism for this product is effective, sturdy, and easily controllable, and I'd have no qualms about taking it on my travels.

Smooth around the eye contour area, and vertically alongside your lips (extending down from your nose, where lines first begin to appear). Rub in until fully absorbed; apply morning and night.

The camomile does not come across strongly, but this is no bad thing: we get a calm, neutral and fresh smell that doesn't come across as being at all chemical.

A stiff cream that turns slightly water-like immediately on contact with the skin. Rubs in excellently.

White, but turns transparent when rubbed into the skin.

--Does it do what it says it will?--
It goes 50% of the way: as with all eye creams, I did not notice any difference whatsoever on the fine lines under my eyes. However, I was very impressed by how it targeted the fine lines that were beginning to appear around the lip area and sent them packing. I will definitely continue to use this as a lip cream as it delivers visible results in just a couple of weeks.

--Value for money--
As a lip cream, this is really excellent, delivering noticeable results quickly and cheaply. However, it doesn't really cut it as a multi-use product, with no improvement around the eye area. I'd recommend purchasing this as a lip cream alone, and continuing on your quest for the perfect eye cream elsewhere.

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