Do you need an eye cream? Many skincare experts say that just using any moisturizer will do. I am of the opposite opinion. I find most moisturizers aren’t lightweight enough for the skin around my eyes and yet, I do need ‘something’ there as my eye area is prone to the development of milia without proper moisturization and hydrating. So I have sworn by eye creams for years. My two holy grails are the Kiehl’s Avocado eye cream for the night time and The Body Shop’s Vitamin E eye cream for the morning. The difference? In the morning I need something to sink in quickly so I can put on makeup afterwards, while not using any eye cream in the mornings means my concealer will crease that much more quickly. So I love a good eye cream. Does the Origins Plantscription eye cream fall into that category for me too?
Skincare review: Origins Plantscription Anti-Aging Eye Treatment
Let’s just start off explaining why I bought this in the first place. A) I wanted to try something differently. I just can’t help but wonder sometimes: is there anything better out there? So I went with a recommendation of one of my favorite Youtubers: Beauty by Emily Fox. Which brings me to B) This came recommended. So I decided to give this a whirl. Now my usual night time eye cream by Kiehls is already one that I find quite pricey for what you get, but the Plantscription eye cream takes it up a notch. This retails for €57.95 for a 15 ml jar.
What does the Plantscription eye cream have to offer?
I mainly bought this because it was recommend like I said. Emily said that of all the eye creams she tried this was the only one that truly made any difference. And if you have tried an eye cream before than you will understand where she is coming from! I have felt the same so many times in the past (until I found THE combo mentioned in the intro above) and so I felt confident trying this. This is a gel based eye cream so the formula is quite thin, but supposedly potent. This eye cream also boasts some anti-aging properties which I thought might come in handy now I am getting into my late thirties, so I was hoping this could give me the hydrating I need and then some.
What does this eye cream do?
Not enough if you ask me! Unfortunately unlike Emily’s experience, mine just isn’t all that positive. I have not noticed anything differently about this on my under eye area, save for the fact that my eye lids now show more milia than they did before. My conclusion: this thing gel texture is nearly not hydrating enough for my lids that need all the moisture they can get. My fine lines still look the same and yet I have been using this consistently since last January. The jar is almost empty but other than having spend nearly €60 on an eye cream I am not really noticing anything has changed.
What is the texture like?
This eye cream does feel very nice on the skin, because of its thin lightweight texture. Unfortunately for me this just doesn’t do enough and that has been my experience with some Origins products in the past. For now, let’s have a look at the ingredients first:
Water\Aqua\Eau, Butylene Glycol, Dimethicone, Glycerin, Jojoba Esters, Anogeissus Leiocarpus Bark Extract, Saccharomyces Ferment Filtrate, Sigesbeckia Orientalis Extract, Polygonum Cuspidatum Root Extract, Centaurium Erythraea Extract, Sapindus Mukurossi Fruit Extract, Magnolia Officinalis Bark Extract, Micrococcus Lysate, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, Caffeine, Glycereth-26, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Butter, Biotin, Methyl Trimethicone, Cholesterol, Elaeis Guineensis (Palm) Oil, Acetyl Hexapeptide-8, Carbomer, Trehalose, Tocopherol, Squalene, Lecithin, Polysilicone-11, Caesalpinia Spinosa Gum, Jojoba Alcohol, Phytosterols, Isopropyl Jojobate, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Linoleic Acid, Zinc Pca, Tocotrienols, Caprylyl Glycol, Tromethamine, Hexylene Glycol, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/Vp Copolymer, Phenoxyethanol
As you can see, this eye cream really doesn’t containt that much: the first 4 ingredients are quite standard for any moisturizing product. The product they claim should make all the difference is high up the list so that is positive. However, like I mentioned: Origins is a brand that I know doesn’t always get it right for me. The formulations feel nice, the look of the products is stellar, but at the end of the day I feel I pay more for the brand name and the marketing than I do for any really good ingredients that do something for my skin.
My final thoughts
While I have liked some of the Origins Ginzeng products in the past, by now I have tried many more and far better skincare that is also more affordable that does get me the results I want. The Origins Plantscription eye treatment sadly falls into the category of: feels nice, looks good, but at the end of the day I need a little bit more from my products. I will be glad when this is done, so I can go back to my original favorite or maybe try anything else. If you have any eye creams you love, just let me know down below as I would like to branch out and try some more.
Would I recommend this eye cream?
It really depends. If you like packaging and branding than this product is for you. However, if like me you really want your products to do something, than this is not going to be it for you. In my case anyway, this just didn’t do enough and with skincare I do want it to do something. When using this, I noticed some of my skin ‘problems’ worsening and that is the last thing I want or need. So this is no go for me on the repurchasing front, but skincare is very personal and therefore I also can’t say it’s the most horrible thing ever and that you shouldn’t go and get this if you are interested. Just beware that you may have just spend quite a bit of money for a cream that essentially does as much as water.