Lately, I’ve been interested in eye creams because I’m looking into preventative measures for anti-aging. However, as I’ve previously mentioned, I’m picky about eye creams because I dislike greasy or heavy formulas that interfere with eye makeup during the day time. I’m currently trying out the Tarte Maracuja C-Brighter Eye Treatment, and so far, I really like it as a night time product.
This eye cream is “an intense, maracuja fruit- and vitamin C-infused, multitasking eye-treatment that visibly hydrates, firms, and brightens the delicate eye-area.” This “skintuitive™ eye treatment” is slightly heavy, so a little goes a long way. It’s creamy and “contains rice bran, mango, and coconut, which are naturally rich in antioxidants and help fight signs of aging and free radical damage.” I like this eye cream for night time since it’s so moisturizing and doesn’t absorb until your skin is matte. It’s very rich, so I find that applying it during the day time makes my eye makeup a mess — and, almost always, my mascara will be smudgey.
In addition, “oat sugars instantly smooth and visibly tighten skin. The opthalmologist-tested nutrient-rich formula also delivers the ultimate in hydration for smooth, youthful-looking eyes.” Tarte markets Maracuja oil as a key ingredient in their makeup and skincare products as an oil that is “rich in essential fatty acids (EFAs) known to replenish, rebuild, and brighten skin.”
There’s no doubt that this eye treatment is hydrating, and when my eye area is feeling dry — especially during the dry, winter months — it feels really good. “Along with a high dose of pure vitamin C that gives the appearance of brighter skin, a powerful antiaging elixir promotes active skin recovery, rejuvenation, and maximum hydration that quenches dry skin.” I can’t say that the Vitamin C and Maracuja oil has made my eye area any brighter; and, I don’t see drastic results in plumping of the skin or anything like that. However, it does smooth the eye area and it feels replenished due to optimal hydration.
I’m going to continue to use this eye cream since what I’m looking for is a preventative measure that hydrates. I think there’s other options that could be better, but eye creams are circumstantial since it really depends on the user and their preferences.
Retails for $38.00 USD.