[Review] Etude House Moistfull Collagen Firming Eye Cream

Friday, October 17, 2014

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Product Overview
Etude House Moistfull Collagen Firming Eye Cream is a gel type eye cream. Contains 25ml of product. The main ingredients are Baobab tree and marine collagen. Claims to provide moisture and nutrition for the eye area for more firm, smoother and younger-looking skin. Collagen properties increase collagen synthesis, plumping the skin and allowing an increase in elasticity. Baobab seed oil contains abundant amount of nutrients to nurture the dry skin area around the eyes.

Packaging: This eye cream comes in form of a glass jar with a plastic screw-on lid, which can be closed very securely. It's quite big and heavy for an eye cream.

Ingredients: Water, Butylene Glycol, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Glycerin, HDI/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Adansonia Digitata Fruit Extract, Silica, Adansonia Digitata Seed Oil, Glyceryl Stearate, Decyl Cocoate, Polyacrylate, Steareth-20, Cetyl Alcohol, Cetyl Ethylhexylglycerin, Octyldodecyl Myristate, Xanthan Gum, Carbomer, Polysorbate 20, Polyacrylate-13, Polyisobutene, Peg-60 Glyceryl Isostearate, Peg-75 Stearate, Ppg-5-Laureth-5, Hydrogenerated Polydecene, Triethanolamine, Disodium Edta, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance.

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My main eye area problem is dark circles, but since I'm very sceptic towards those kind of creams I chose to give this firming cream a try instead since I am also experiencing early signs of aging and dryness (which mostly only show up when I'm wearing makeup). I believe that the key to good skin is to prevent the problems to appear in the first place, or at least as early as possible before it's "too late".

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(The spatula is not included when buying this cream)

The texture of this cream is quite thick and creamy but light-weight. It has a slightly cooling and watery feel to it. It feels a tiny bit heavy when applied at first but it absorbs into the skin very quickly and temporarily leaves my eye area looking more plump and makes it feel smooth and moisturized. It has a subtle and pleasant fruity/floral scent which I absolutely adore.

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Results
When I first started using this I noticed that when I massaged my eye area or rubbed my eyes ever so gently, skin started to peel off (just as if you rub your skin with a towel after showering and dead skin is revealed). I'm not sure if this is because of the cream or the result of me neglecting my eye area for too long since I haven't used any eye creams or the likes of it for a very long time. However, the "flaking" ceased after using this cream for a week, and instead I started to see improvements in the skin around my eyes.

I noticed that the skin around my eyes looks much firmer and smoother than it did before, which also made my fine lines appear much less prominent. It's been great to use before applying makeup since it absorbs into the skin really fast and leaves a smooth and supple canvas for my base makeup. Using this cream for a prolonged amount of time has resulted in my eye makeup looking a lot better, not dry and flaky like it used to be. It hasn't helped to remove my dark circles, but the skin around my eyes does appear a lot healthier-looking and radiant than it did before I started using this cream (combined with massaging techniques and drinking lots of water). I also haven't experienced any side effects; I used to have milia and it has a tendency of breaking out again whenever I use eye creams that are too rich, but this cream hasn't caused me any problems at all.

Conclusion
My conclusion is that this eye cream is suitable for basic care. It's not made to improve dark circles nor does it magically remove wrinkles, but it does keep the skin around your eyes looking healthy, more firm and moisturized. It gives the perfect amount of moisture and care without being too rich. It simply lived up to what I expected. Whether you will think this cream is good or not completely depends on what you need in an eye cream.


Will I repurchase this? Yes and no. Like I mentioned, this cream is good for basic care and has worked great for me. However, I will only repurchase this If I don't find a cream that I think will suit my needs better.

Thank you for reading! I hope this review was helpful to you. Would you buy this cream?
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