Lately, my daughter discovered that the world isn’t magically going to change to fit her every needs and that her small frame and my watchful eye prevent her from doing whatever she wants.
No coffee for Little Bean, no climbing the windowsill and no playing with the kitchen knifes. Life can be pretty cruel sometimes.
And that leads to a lot of angry tears.
|Sunday Riley Start Over Eye Cream (Trial Size)|
And even though they really try my patience, I know that this is an important step in her mental development.
It will help her deal with lifes disappointments like the one I had recently.
Let me share the story of Sunday Riley „Start Over“ eye cream.
I have been searching high and low for an eye cream that satisfies the needs of my aging skin, feels effective and contains ingredients to please my skincare obsession.
And just when I thought I had found the one…
What Sunday Riley claims:
Formulated with key ingredients which repair, protect and nourish the delicate eye area while helping you appear more rested and alert. Immediately plumps fine lines and rapidly depuffs the periorbital area. Provides anti-wrinkle, antioxidant, and anti-pollution protection. Instantly cooling and lifting. Provides photostable antioxidants for day use while helping to renew, strengthen and regenerate the periorbital tissues overnight.
The full size contains 30 ml (1 fl oz) and retails for 85 $ here or 65 GBP here. While this is quite a hefty price tag, please keep in mind that a regular eye cream contains 10 – 15 ml, so you get at least double of what you would get with a regular eye cream.
I had a sample containing 10 ml and used it twice daily for almost three months, so the regular size should last you for around six months when used in the mornings and in the evening.
The cream in the full size is packed in an airtight container with a pump, keeping the active ingredients stable. The travel size however comes with one of the cooling metallic applicators I personally dislike, because they just seem to make a big mess instead of distributing the cream evenly.
|Sunday Riley Start Over Eye Cream|
The cream feels more like a fluid, is white and sinks in very quickly, leaving the skin around my eyes feeling firm and moisturized.
– NV5 – Ageless Complex: A mixture of six plant extracts (Prickly Pear, Blue Agave, Lady´s Slipper Orchid, Opuntia Tuna Fruit, Cactus, Aloe) and yeast extract; promoting collagen production, moisturizing and containing antioxidants
– Urea: Hydrating
– Lecithin: Smoothing, hydrating
– Tocopherol: Vitamin E, antioxidant
– DMDM Hydantoin: Formaldehyd, irritating
As I have stated numerous times before, I don’t have an issue with using parabens, silicones and PEGs, but I know some people try to avoid them, so I list them as unfavorable.
Does it live up to its claims?
It contains ingredients to repair, nourish and protect the skin, it leaves the skin feeling firm and supple. As far as reducing fine lines, depuffing and reducing dark circles goes: Anything hydrating will reduce the appearance of fine lines, my eyes are rarely puffy and I don’t believe that any product except concealer can reduce dark circles. They are mostly genetic.
Will I rebuy?
I love the effect, I really like the ingredients and I would happily pay the price, but…
It stings my eyes.
It didn’t right away, it did only in the evenings, but I just don’t want to spend the money on a product I can’t use consistently.
Who do I recommend it to?