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Beauty Test Drive: Origins GinZing Refreshing Eye Cream

We feel sad, hurt, angry and confused when the insult to the injury of a poor night’s sleep includes dark circles and puffy eyes. Is there no justice in this world? Luckily, Origins feels our pain, and with faking a well-rested look in mind, they created a brand-new eye cream designed to lend you the illusion of a person who got eight hours of sleep. I’ve been trying this product since the beginning of Fashion Week, which requires lots of running around on little zzz’s. Of all the eye salves I’ve tried, I’m really impressed with how quickly and efficiently GinZing works. Touted as a “shot of espresso for tired eyes,” it shapes up the eye area in a few different ways: Ginseng and caffeine act as instantly toning eye openers; magnolia helps reduce dark circles, even though some derms claim nothing really works on the latter; and brightening optics, silica and mica, superficially illuminate the area overall. (Word to the wise: Use sparingly and sensitive-skin types should test first, as the ingredients are no joke. I had a slight skin reaction but it cleared right up when I stopped slathering it on like a junkie.) Anyway, I’m so sleepy some mornings I don’t really care how it works just that it does, and after the past few weeks I’ve spent with this secret weapon, well, I can say we’re still in our honeymoon phase. [$29.50, Origins] Keep reading »

Is This The Best Eye Cream, Um, In The World?

The AllureBest of Beauty” awards are no joke. As an Allure alum, I can personally attest to the fact that literally hundreds of products are tested by the beauty experts on staff in order to select the most high-performance offerings available on the market, and their standards are stringent. That’s why I was amazed to see that one eye cream, Relastin Eye Silk, was recently chosen as the best for the third year in a row. Have their editors simply gotten lazy? I doubt it. Keep reading »

Is Eye Cream A Big Old Waste Of Money?

Say it ain’t so, but a major UK consumer organization claims that spending money on fancy eye creams is like investing in horses and buggies, or erm, something like that. The group Which? tested 12 anti-wrinkle products on volunteers between 35 and 65 years old, and “found none of them came close to eliminating or reducing the appearance of lines.” Not. Even. One. As a result, they concluded that a $5 eye cream is not too different from a $50-plus one. [Belfast Telegraph]

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Beauty Test Drive: Skyn Icelandic Relief Eye Pen

Being puffy is only in style when Diddy is around. Combat it with Skyn Iceland’s Relief Eye Pen, a portable spot treatment that’s (remarkably) fun to use. Meant to help beat stress by reducing puffiness and dark circles, the blend of vitamin K, orange peel and cotton powder (weird) creates a cooling effect when applied for a mini-relief from summer heat. It’s an especially great purchase for contact-wearers and sufferers of seasonal allergies who constantly have puffy eyes. [$20, Sephora]
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