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It doesn´t happen that often these days that I need to watch a tutorial on how to apply a skincare product. I mean, not to tout my own horn here, but there isn´t much in terms of skincare that I am unfamiliar with.
I have experimented with acids and retinol, used multitasking as well as elaborate 10 step routines, but I admit I was a little at loss when I got the Avon Anew Instant Eye Smoother.
The first confusion: What is it? Skincare or rather a makeup item?
Then, shortly after: How am I supposed to use it?
Good thing that there is a handy little video on their website (as well as shockingly good results in the before and after pictures, but we will get to that later.)
So, let´s talk about the Avon Anew Instant Eye Smoother!
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Now if the use of a separate eye cream is already controversial, how about using a specific serum before that? I can already see online wars raging over unexpecting blogs, fighting for wether or not the extra expense is worth it or just, well, extra.
I won´t take a stand on that today (you know I even deny the need for a separate moisturizer on my skin most of the year), but instead just present you with some ammunition so you won´t go unprepared.
It actually isn´t the first time I review a serum designed for the eye area on the blog, that honour belongs to The Body Shop Drops of Youth Eye Concentrate one (here, but be gentle, it was written years ago).
This time THE INKEY LIST Caffeine eye serum takes the spot light, so let´s see if I can recommend.
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Many moons ago, in December 2012, my then boyfriend Mr. Loca and I packed our bags, rented a camper van and started to travel Australia. A small part of Australia, as we had only three weeks to spend, but what an amazing trip it was!
Looking forward to a hot Australian summer I had brought all my dresses, my sandals and my shorts. What I did not pack, however, were rain boots and rain coat.
After three sunny days in a hostel in Sidney we took the camper to our first stop: The Blue Mountains. We arrived at night, went grocery shopping, spend the evening outside and woke to fog and constant rain. And for the whole two days we stayed there, the sun didn´t come out once.
You see, I can attest to the fact that there is an abundance of water in the Australian Blue Mountains, and if you are wondering why on earth I decided to talk about that today, the answer is simple: Water from the Australian Blue Mountains is used as key ingredient in the MISSHA Super Aqua Ultra Waterful Eye Treatment *
When I grew up, I had an amazing family doctor. In fact, I still have her, now that I moved back to my hometown. I grew up with a lot of faith in her decisions, recommendations and in her as a person. Problem is: I extended that to all the other doctors I would consult. Be it my dermatologist for cystic acne aged 12, my gynecologist once I turned 14 or, later in life, my tutors and teachers when studying medicine myself.
But I assure you, I learned. Doctors are only humans. And while that is not a problem per se, not all of them are humans I personally want to spend my time with. In fact, I have very few doctor friends. But the ones I have are amazing.
Now whenever I see a doctors brand in skincare, I am on the fence: Is this the brand of one doctor human being that knows his stuff and brings us scientific expertise? Or is this the brand of a human being that would label utter crap with “doctor” for the sake of money? Believe me, I have seen both.
Today I am introducing Doctor Duve Medical Skincare, a brand founded by Dr. med Stefan Duve in 2009. Doctor Duve Boosting Eye Cream * – did it convince?
To some people, something foreign will always be superior to the things they can get right next door. And some people go as far as claiming something is foreign even if it isn’t, to make it sound even fancier.
Case in point a woman I saw before general anesthesia many years ago. We were talking about her medication when she told me about something she was taking for her diabetes. I had honestly never heard of the product before, and she claimed that her physician had it imported all the way from France, so I had her write down the name. When I saw it written, it dawned on me what was happening: She refused to take “regular” pills, so her doctor gave her a pretty standard medication, but pronounced it French. Believing it was more exotic than what her friends were getting, she gladly took it.
Now Resultime is a French brand, no false claims here. But the fact is a major selling point as well. After all, the French can do no wrong! So lets see if the Resultime 5 expertise eye cream convinced me.
We all know, a good blogpost requires planning and dedication. So when I got my hands on the Corine de Farme Radiant and anti-tiredness eye cream, claiming to fight tiredness and signs of fatigue, I thought long and hard about how to really put it to the test, grabbed my husband and after 39 weeks of careful preparation finally had all the bits and pieces I needed to see how it would work:
A newborn, a toddler and for several weeks no more than three hours of sleep straight!
Now you may reason that having a baby is a little over the top to test eye cream claims, but I believe in doing things thoroughly. And he actually is really cute, so we are going to keep him.
But on to the important stuff: How did the Corine de Farme Radiant and anti-tiredness eye cream perform?