Today’s review is a bit new for me as I normally stick to make up rather than skin care when writing singular product reviews, but the InstaNatural Eye Cream For Dark Circles, Puffiness, Wrinkles & Bags is one worth mentioning. Although this product was sent to me free of charge, everything stated below is 100% honest and of my own opinion.
I have really red, sensitive skin so therefore, the main ultimatum on whether I would recommend a product or not is if it agitates my skin. Yes, it does say that the gel is made using natural and organic ingredients, but one can never be too careful. When I apply the product to my eyes, it does tingle, and this was something I was worried about at first. However, after two steady weeks of use, and some application on the rest of my face, I can confirm that no breakouts were to be had. Hurrah! I find the best way to apply the gel is using the middle finger to apply it to the area around the eye – this is the weakest finger and won’t pull on the skin. Just remember, with this gel, a little goes a long way!
So, what does it claim to do? Firstly, the package states that it diminished dark circles and puffiness. I don’t have dark circles around my eyes so I cannot comment there, but I did find that the product did help with puffiness. I began using the eye gel right after a busy trip to London which definitely resulted in puffy eyes. I feel that the application of the gel gave almost instant relief, and after a couple of days, my eyes appeared back to normal, even if I was still very tired. InstaNatural also states that it hydrates, firms and plumps skin. I honestly can’t say that it firmed or plumped my skin (my skin feels great but there is no massive difference in appearance), but it certainly helped with hydration as it dealt with pesky dry eyelids in just a few days.
What else is good? The packaging is really good in my opinion – the pump application allows you to carefully manage how much product you want to use, and allows prevents the spread of bacteria into the product. The consistency of the gel is good and doesn’t sit too heavy on the eyes. However, it does dry a bit hard which does feel slightly uncomfortable. Therefore, I would recommend giving it a minute or two to dry before applying any other product.
Overall, I can honestly say that I liked this product. This is coming from somebody who has no major opinion about eye gels or creams, and who has never liked one enough to actually use it as long as InstaNatural. It works good on sensitive skin, is light weight and actually does what it claims in regard to puffiness. If somebody with wrinkles has used the gel for that purpose, I would love to know how they found it.