Sunday evenings are spa evenings here at Beauty Bylaws headquarters, and given that the last couple of weeks have been über stressful, let’s just say, I’m really enjoying it, haha! I’m currently sitting with a sheet mask on my face, fresh nail paint drying, and a mug of Crème Caramel Rooibos tea from David’s Tea clutched in my hand. Ahhh…this is the life, hold on tight and this is the dream, it’s all I need (#throwback to the good ol’ innocent Hannah Montana days)! #bliss
Seeing as it is spa day, I thought I’d write up a quick little post on one of my favourite products. I’ve been using the Origins Eye Doctor eye cream for just over a year now and I have zero complaints. In fact, at this point, it’s gone beyond no complaints…I think it’s safe to say that I’m in love.
Now, in the interest of full disclosure, I’m not an expert on eye creams. In fact, I’ll be honest, my general basis for buying eye creams is hype. If it’s talked about, it’s a product I want to try, whatever the end result is (can you tell I’m a blogger?). However, when I first bought this product, I’d only ever really heard Tanya Burr rave about it. I didn’t do any of my usual subsequent steps after hearing a YouTuber rave about a product; I didn’t research it at all, I didn’t look at reviews on the Sephora or the company’s website, nothing. When I was next in Sephora, I blindly picked it up and after reading the back of the box, decided I’d try it. That’s what I’d call blind faith.
I was relying on the trusty Sephora return policy if I didn’t like the eye cream, but within days, I realized that I wouldn’t need to use it (not this time, at least. I wish the same thing could be said for this hyped up product). Origins Eye Doctor is creamy, it absorbs quickly and it doesn’t leave that awkward sticky feeling that so many other eye creams do. Moreover, it actually does what it’s supposed to; it hydrates, leaving the under-eye area feeling moisturized and comfortable, but more importantly, brightens the skin and creates a refreshed, dewy, almost radiant glow. I was a little worried about using it at first because it’s targeted for sensitive skin, but on opening the jar, the cream has a quite strong, potent cucumber fragrance. However, as aforementioned, I’ve been using it consistently for over a year and haven’t had any issues with it.
Overall, I’d say this eye cream is a must-have. When I want to reach for an eye cream that will do the trick at calming down my dark circles and give my eyes that extra boost of hydration that they need, I turn to the eye doctor (hehe, sounds so funny to say). Plus, the product has great packaging (I love the aquamarine colour, and now it comes with a clear, more modern lid, too!) and is fairly good value for money, as a jar of 0.5 ounces/15 ml retails for $40.50 CAD, compared to the ever-popular but steeply priced Hydrating Eye Cream by Bobbi Brown, which has the exact same amount of product, but retails for $56 CAD (yikes!). Though it is often overshadowed by the brand’s more popular eye cream, the GinZing refreshing eye cream, I believe that Eye Doctor is under-appreciated, and it’s a product that, when used routinely, makes a visible difference. Furthermore, given that I’ve had nothing but consistently good results using it, I’d say it’s worth checking out (especially if you have dry and/or sensitive skin around the eyes)! 🙂
So, what do you think? Would you ever give this eye cream a try? What eye creams do you use and what do you like about them?
Well, that’s all for today, friend. Time to leisurely peel off this mask and read another chapter of A Work In Progress by Connor Franta (which I’m really, really enjoying, by the way!)! I hope you have a spectacular Sunday (what’s left of it) and here’s to a magnificent work week! 😀
Lots of love,
p.s. – the doctor will see you now… 😉