Sunday, 29 November 2015

Budget Friendly Skincare: Boots Essentials Cucumber Eye Gel

When I discovered that my favourite Olay Eye Gel had been discontinued it felt like the world was ending, it has been my favourite for such a long time and it has been one of the only products I have found to actually make a difference to my skin and work well underneath makeup. I went on a pretty big hunt for a new product to use, I really wanted to find a gel texture eye product as I feel like these work nicely underneath makeup, little did I know how hard it would be to find one! 

Whilst roaming the aisles of Boots one day I spotted their Essentials line which I hadn't actually heard of or seen in stores before, until I spotted it on the shelves. I was pleasantly surprised to see that the range included a product called the Cucumber Eye Gel, a handy little tube of eye gel containing cucumber extracts and vitamins designed to cool, refresh and hydrate the eye area. The product only cost me £1.50 which made me think that the results wouldn't be that impressive, but I thought I'd give it a go as I hadn't found anything else at this point, and I am pleased to say that I have been extremely impressed! 











When it comes to eye products, I look for things that target dark circles, puffiness and dehydration, as well as targeting those first signs of ageing. The product has a lovely consistency that melts into the eye area when applied, it feels extremely hydrating and really cooling which is really beneficial to me on the early mornings. I have also found that this works perfectly under my makeup, because the product has a nice thin consistency that absorbs into the skin straight away, it means my makeup goes on over the top like a dream, I find that my makeup doesn't sit nicely on top of thicker, more creamy eye products. I also want to note that this product is completely non sticky, has no artificial scent and works wonders on my very sensitive skin! 

I am so glad I popped into Boots on that rainy day and spotted this product as it has made up for the fact that my original favourite eye gel was discontinued, because I have found an alternative that I love, and its a fraction of the price too! I still tend to use an alternative eye cream in the evenings, I tend to go for a product that targets first signs of ageing and then I use this product in the mornings. 

Have you tried any of the Boots Essentials line? You can pick the eye gel up from most stores or order it online here

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