- Vitamin B5 is known for its ability to function as a humectant—a water-binding substance is ideal for the treatment of dry, scaly or rough skin.
- helps the skin to retain moisture and counter the signs of aging caused by water loss by helping to hydrate, plump and firm the skin.
100% paraben-free,100% synthetic fragrance-free, dermatologist tested, allergy tested, gluten-free,vegan
Packaging :comes in a pump bottle. The cap is sturdy and it’s travel friendly.
Consistency : Fast absorbing , thicker than water but not sticky like a gel.
Fragrance : none
My experience: It comes out as a very lightweight serum and it absorbs completely almost immediately (as seen in pics above). There is no tackiness or stickiness. I apply with my finger tips in a patting motion gently around my eyes. I layer it under my facial oil or balms in the night or wear it alone. On mornings, when my eyes look like fifty shades of black 😉 I use a concealer on the top and it definitely helps it to stay longer. When I use it in the nights , I wake up with my eyes looking more refreshed , hydrated and brighter. For puffiness, I believe the only thing which helps me the most, is the under eye massage with my Jade roller which I keep in my fridge all the time. It helps me to achieve that well rested look even on the days when I haven’t slept well. It doesn’t irritate or sting my eye area, probably because it absorbs completely and doesn’t travel if that makes any sense. I absolutely adore this eye serum. I probably would have never bought it on my own and I’m so glad that this was sent to me for review. Thanks Jaime@jaimemaser for this. I will definitely repurchase and recommend this eye serum with any doubt in my mind.
Price : 72$ for 15 ml/ 0.5 oz ( 4.8$ / ml)- Definitely not very affordable but you just need teeny tiny amount and I have used it over a month but hardly made any dent. It will last for months.
Recommend and repurchase : yes and yes !!
Kate Somerville Depuffing Goat Milk Eye balm
A new addition in kate Somerville goat milk range , this Sephora exclusive eye balm promises to reduce puffiness, hydrate, and reduce the appearance of crow’s feet and dark circles.
Water, Propanediol(solvent), Bis-PEG-18 Methyl Ether Dimethyl Silane( emollient), Glycerin, Sodium Stearate(surfactant), Di-PPG-2 Myreth-10 Adipate(emollient), Synthetic Fluorphlogopite( to increase viscosity), Goat Milk Powder, Lactose, Milk Protein, Manuka (Leptospermum) Honey Extract, Jojoba Oil PEG-150 Esters, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Medicago Sativa (Alfalfa) Seed Extract, Polianthes Tuberosa Callus Extract, Hydrolyzed Lupine Protein, Menthoxypropanediol, Phenoxyethanol( preservative), Ethylhexylglycerin, Lactic Acid.
Key Ingredients:Plant Stem Cell Complex (Tuberose, Alfalfa Seed Extract, and White Lupine Protein): Reduces the appearance of puffiness and wrinkles.,
Plant Stem Cell Complex (Tuberose, Alfalfa Seed Extract, and White Lupine Protein): Reduces the appearance of puffiness and wrinkles.
-Lactose from Goat’s Milk: Soothes and moisturizes dry, damaged skin.
-Biologically-Active Milk Polypeptides: Help to support a naturally balanced lipid barrier.
-Manuka Honey: Provides natural minerals, vitamins, and proteins.
Consistency : goes on smoothly with no tugging.
Fragrance : None
My experience: The first thing I liked about it was the packaging, easy to roll on tube packaging which is very travel-friendly. Second, though this looks like a thick balm it melts very easily when it touches the eye area. You just need to swipe it under the eye and as soon it touches the eye area it gives a very cooling sensation. It really wakes me up in the morning and I extensively used it in my morning routine. The reason for this is the presence of Menthoxypropanediol which is stronger than the menthol and is commonly used in the lip plumpers. This acts by irritating the area and increasing the blood supply. The concerns on how safe it is to use under the eye got me nothing much. The compound has EWG rating of 1 and is FDA approved. Some can get irritations with it but it played safe with my eyes which are very sensitive. It was addicting like those menthol lip balms which you love to reapply again and again as it instantly refreshes my tired eyes. It’s definitely not greasy or oily.It hydrates well and depuffs my eyes slightly when I apply it and I find it very soothing but other than that it does nothing. No effect on under eye darkness and fine lines. You can always use an eye serum and a light layer of facial balm over it and get better results than this. I love using May Lindstrom Blue Cocoon and Maya Chia wonder balm over my eye serum. Overall, I don’t find anything extraordinary with this eye balm other than its cooling effect.
Repurchase and recommend: This is a good eye balm if you don’t have any particular concerns and just need an eye cream to refresh your tired and fatigued eyes but I’ll not repurchase nor recommend if you want something really effective.
Price: 38$ for 0.3 oz (8.8 ml)
Why M-61 hydraboost eye serum work better than Kate Somerville depuffing goat milk eye balm?
Peptides, protein, and amino acids are so frequently used in marketing jargon these days, that they all look similar. But each one of them is entirely different in composition and action, the scope of which is beyond this post.But to tell you a little bit more about the milk proteins – they are a rich source of biologically active peptides such as exorphins (casomorphins), phosphopeptides and immunopeptides. For the purpose of being effective milk proteins need to be activated enzymatically / food processing / microbial fermentation. The peptides are effective even in micro concentrations but they need to be stabilized and bioavailable. The packaging and formulation of Kate Somerville don’t make the peptides very stable and hence it’s an uneffective eye cream when it comes to wrinkles.
The m-61 hydraboost eye serum comes in airless pump packaging along with the lactobacillus ferment to keep the peptides stable, they also contain palmitoyl peptides which have the proven anti-wrinkle benefits over milk peptides. In general, I prefer serum textures for my under eye area and use my facial oil or balms to seal them. The under eye area is very thin so over treating them may cause more harm than good. So a light serum like texture is all you need along with any good oil/balm over it to maximize its benefits.
Thank you so much if you have made it so far 😉
What’s your favorite eye serum / cream? Do let me know .