I’ve been putting off this review for a while. Why? Because, I’ve heard plenty of good things about Origins GinZing eye cream, but at my age, eye creams are more about preventing damage than “fixing” any problems. (P.S.-you should use an eye cream if you don’t already. The skin around your eyes is delicate and the first place to show signs of aging.) That being said, I’ll do my best to review this product and I encourage anyone who has used it to comment below and tell me their experience.
The Claim: This eye cream should brighten, depuff and visibly reduce dark circles instantly.
My Experience: Counter to the claims, I did not notice this reducing my under eye circles at all, let alone instantly. It’s harder to rate whether it reduced puffiness since my eyes don’t tend to be puffy in the morning, and even when they are, the puffiness goes down quick on its own. I did, however, notice that it brightened my eyes somewhat and most importantly, kept my under eye area well hydrated.
A Little Goes a Long Way: Something to consider when purchasing this product: as an eye cream, it only covers a small area. That means a small tub will last you. This 0.17 oz sample from Sephora lasted me over 2 months.
Price: $30.00 for 0.5 oz.
Cruelty-Free: I will be transparent and say that the evidence on the internet is mixed. The Origins website says that it does not test on animals except where required by law. If they sell in China, where animal testing is required, then they do in fact, test on animals. Their parent company, Estee Lauder is not cruelty-free, for what it’s worth.
Have any of you tried this product? What were your thoughts? Do you use eye creams? Which are your favorites? Let me know in the comments below.