Every year, when November comes around, I ask myself why I didn’t move to a place where there is actual snow. I mean, we get snow occasionally, we even had a few flakes mixed into the constant rain earlier today, but a solid few months of nice, white layers outside?
With envy I watch Melissas Instagram, showing us the first snow of the season in Switzerland and then reach for my snow white bottle of Oskia Eye Wonder Nutri-Active Eye Serum (PR-Sample). Which, by the way, contains Swiss Apple Stem cells. That can´t be coincidence!
What Oskia claims:
A lightweight, super-active eye serum rich in youth-boosting nutrients, peptides and antioxidants to help rebuild cell health and efficiency for perfect skin. Plant bio-actives visibly brighten dark circles, smooth the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, increase radiance, reduce puffiness and protect DNA. Based on rose water for additional soothing qualities. Leaves your eyes feeling refreshed, brighter and younger-looking. Formulated with OSKIA’s unique dual-approach and signature MSM repair & regenerating complex.
Prize and size
One bottle (with a pump, yay!) contains 10 ml and retails for 48 GBPs on the website here. I used the cream for almost three months now every evening and it is about to run out.
Texture and smell
The cream (should I call it serum?) feels lightweight, is white and does not have a noticeable scent. It absorbs quickly and works great under makeup.
Application and effects
I used it mostly in the evenings, simply because out of all the creams I had on rotation it was the one with the best ingredient list. Texture wise it would be much better suited for the day, and I feel like it would not be enough for someone with really dry eyes. My skin though felt plump and nicely hydrated, but never oily.
- Rosa Damascena Flower Water: toning
- Dimethyl Sulfone (MSM): Sulphur, increases collagen production
- Glycerin: Hydrating
- Niacinamide: Reduces hyperpigmentation
- Sodium Hyaluronate: Hydrating
- Whey Protein:
- Arnica Montana Flower Extract: Soothing, claims to stabilize capillary walls to reduce puffiness
- Laminaria Digitata Extract: Claims to stabilize capillary walls to reduce puffiness
- Malus Domestica Fruit Cell Culture: Antioxydant. I don’t buy into the stem cell claims as you know.
- Limonium Narbonense Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract: Antioxidant
- Saccharomyces Ferment Filtrate Lysate: Antioxidant
None, unless you want something without any preservatives.
Does it live up to its claims?
Some of them.
It did not visibly brighten my dark circles, but I don’t think there is a cream that can. But it did hydrate my under eye, so my fine lines looked smoother, and it contains enough antioxidants to protect the DNA as claimed.
Would I repurchase?
So far Oskia has never failed to disappoint me, and this eye cream is really amazing to use, but I don’t feel like spending that much on an eye cream at the moment. Probably because my under eyes just need hydration, and I can get that somewhere else as well.
Who do I recommend it to?
If you need something that works great under makeup while still containing a lot of active ingredients, this is worth checking out.
If puffy eyes in the mornings are your main concern, this might be the one for you.
If you just need hydration or are on a budget, look elsewhere.
But back to topic: Does it snow where you live?
The items in this post are PR samples. I was under no obligation to write about them and all opinion expressed are honest any my own. Links may be affiliate links via Skimlinks.
This is not a sponsored blogpost.