I’m not a skincare/make-up person, but I have spent my fair share on skincare, because of my skin condition that tends towards acne-prone or sensitive. Unfortunately, I am not amongst those who are blessed with good genes where complexion is concerned (and some other things) but then at least I think I have ok complexion, when the breakouts are being kept at bay. Still, aside from paying my dues at the various dermatologists I have seen over these years, I also shop for some other skincare products, and duty-free is one great place to do so. In the last two years, due to the more-than-frequent travel as compared to the past, I have taken my skincare shopping to DFS. The only skincare that I don’t currently get from my derma is basically just eye cream/gel/balm, so it makes things pretty easy for me.
I have tried various brands of eye-care but to be frank I cannot really tell the difference, if they really work wonders or not, based on the accompanying price tag of the product. Perhaps if I have invested in more sleep-time, and find the answer to quality sleep, then I would have found the elixir to eyes without the dark circles and puffiness. Lines are something that are a by-product of time, so probably those are something that sufficient good quality sleep won’t be able to address as much.
In September last year when I went to Helsinki, I bought this from DFS before getting on my flight out: Origins’ Youthtopia firming eye cream with Rhodiola. I don’t know again, if it really worked, but at least I quite liked using it, because even though it’s called a cream, its texture isn’t too rich and creamy. It looks like a cream but feels closer to a gel/balm that is not too watery. The best thing about it is its value-for-money quality, speaking from the el cheapo in me. I think this pot of 15ml costs around S$65 in duty-free (thereabouts, I cannot recall) and it lasted me for a really long time! I only just finished using it recently, based on a usual twice-daily application, i.e. day and night.
I was looking to check out some new eye creams recently because I saw that the Origins pot was running low, but the Philosophy counter in duty-free at Terminal 3 wasn’t very well-stocked, and I was reluctant to pay the higher prices for brands like Sisley and Prevage that I had tried before. I couldn’t then remember which exact Origins eye cream I was using because I couldn’t seem to find something that looks the same, so I bought this, which I thought perhaps would be useful to me, i.e. anti-aging.
The texture is thinner as compared to the Utopia eye cream I used before, so it’s even more gel/balm-like. I bought this last month before I went to Germany and started using it when I was there because that was when I used up the last drop of Utopia. So far, this is still ok but I have this weird thinking that due to its thinness, it means that it is lighter and therefore might not be as effective. Yet, we are always told to not use creams that are too rich if not we end up getting those oily bumps that will form on our skin.
So maybe this pot will again last me for about 11-12 months. Let’s see how it goes this time, and till the next eye cream.