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Pack Your Bags! It's Simply... Wonderful!
on 30 April 2014
Using lotions and creams is somewhat of a foreign concept to me. At 32 I can count on one hand the number of times that I used makeup; my skin is healthy and thus far I have no wrinkles. With all of that being said, one family trait has dogged me since my teenage years, a trait that is exacerbated by my insomnia. Dark bags christen my face under my eyes and make me look exhausted (to be fair, I usually am...). So when I was given the opportunity to try out this eye serum, I jumped at the chance.
Simply... Beautiful Enriching Eye Serum is actually closer to a quality lotion in texture. There is a measured pump that is the dispenser; the amount dispensed is the perfect quantity to lightly dab the serum under both eyes. Note that dabbing the serum is critical; rubbing the skin can actually result in darker circles!
In terms of absorption the SBEES (for short) does take a few minutes to disappear from under your eyes, but not long enough as to pose a problem. After it has been absorbed the skin where it was applied feels soft, but there is no residue that I noticed. Other reviewers have indicated that they felt a slight tingling sensation; I never felt any. The product does not have a perfume; there is a slight smell that is similar to that of "unscented" and/or sensitive-skin formulations of lotions.
Does It Work?
This is something that I found difficult to gauge. While the skin under my eyes is definitely softer, the dark circles are still there. What I can say is that any "bagginess" (e.g. "bags under the eyes") did start to fade during the second week of daily use. By week three the puffiness was gone and the dark circles were toned down a bit, but still obvious. So while the serum is capable of reducing puffiness under the eyes, the bruising from lack of sleep will still show. Fortunately there is a thing called "eye concealer" that I can apply after using the SBEES to hide those dark circles!
While I have only been using this product for roughly a month, I can attest that it will reduce puffy eyes. In terms of wrinkles, since the serum works by "tightening" your skin, it would logically make sense that reducing the bags under your eyes by pulling your skin taut would result in the reduction of wrinkles, also. If you have dark circles that grace your eyes, the serum will help a bit, but ultimately you will need to use a concealer product and/or other method to hide them.
Finally, the serum does make the skin around your eyes feel silky smooth, doesn't have an odor which could irritate the skin, and the pump on the bottle dispenses exactly enough product to use for both eyes. Since one pump provides enough serum for both eyes, the 1.01 fl oz. bottle will last you quite a while. As I mentioned prior, even with daily use over a month I have barely tapped the amount of serum that is in the Simply... Beautiful bottle. Thus, with everything taken into account, I feel confident recommending this product for you or as a gift for a friend. Then, in a few weeks time, you will see the marvelous change in the skin around your eyes!
**Disclaimer: This product was sent to me by the manufacturer at no cost to review. While I do not feel that this influenced me in any capacity, I am legally obligated to disclose this fact so that you can come to your own conclusions about the merit of this analysis.**