I don't know about you, but personally, finding a face moisturiser of top quality seems like a much easier task than discovering that perfect eye cream that does it all...
It was due to this never-ending quest for THE ONE eye cream that tops all eye creams that I tried out the Hydraphase Intense Eyes by La Roche-Posay. Well, it also helped that many of you guys recommended it to me ;)
Just to get things clear, I'm using the term "eye cream" for a lack of a better expression; in reality, this product has the consistency of a light transparent gel.
Since I'm too sceptic when it comes to skincare products that feel lightweight, and yet make big claims of intense moisturisation, you can imagine my disbelief when I first
used it: is that not-so-promising gel really enough to keep my under eye area nice and plump?
As it turns out, you gotta have a little faith-
not as in "raise your hands to the Lord and pray it works" kind of way, but to its ingredients.
The La Roche-Posay Hydraphase range is targeted to all skin types that are in need of some extra moisture. For that purpose, all Hydraphase products contain Hyaluronic Acid fragments, the molecules of which are so tiny that can penetrate the skin deeper, all while holding up moisture more than 200 times of their weight!
[For more info, you can read my review on the Hydraphase Intense face serum]
But, enough with its ingredients; did I notice any results?
Well, despite the gel texture, I definitely felt that my under eye area was well moisturised and plump after its use. It didn't diminish my fine lines (nor did it claim to do so), though I'm pretty certain it discourages the formation of new ones. Win!
* FYI, it also needs to be mentioned that it contains Caffeine, which is a proven anti-inflammatory agent that decongests puffy eyes. Not that I noticed any truth in that claim- but then again, my eyes are not puffy ;)
In short, the Hydraphase eye cream is a nice option to try out if you want a simple moisturising cream that does the job. As for me, it's a likely repurchase- although I've already bought a proper creamy eye treatment, just to see if it fits me any better.
Have you tried the La Roche-Posay Hydraphase eye cream?
Also, what's your thoughts on caffeine in skincare products?