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It’s been a hot minute (about 6 years to be precise) since I used an eye cream from REN. Gimme that glow tonic, gimme that Evercalm Cream, gimme that glorious rose bath oil and gimme that cleanser in the red tube. Eye creams? I don’t think I can think of any that are particularly stand-out for me from REN. They used to do a great de-puffing eye gel many moons ago which I loved in my makeup kit for tired AF model’s eyes but that’s the only one I remember!
I was really excited when the REN Brightening Dark Circle Eye Cream landed on my doorstep a few weeks ago as it just sounds like the kinda eye cream I like : I need all the brightening, wake-me-up and zing in my life. The orange packaging dicates to me it’s sitting within that brightening range and it’s the range I am probably the most familiar with and we all love a bit of that brightening Ready, Steady, Glow Tonic amirite?!
REN Brightening Dark Circle Eye Cream.
“This eye cream has been specially designed to reduce the appearance of dark circles after just seven days of use. Formulated to be gentle and never irritating, it can be used on all types of skin to lighten and revitalise. Rich in nourishing bio-actives, you’ll benefit from a deeply hydrating treatment that helps to visibly plump and illuminate your eye area to leave you looking and feeling awake.
It contains Elderberry Flower Extract, which is packed with antioxidants that help to protect your skin against environmental aggressors. This reduces the risk of dark circles by minimising puffiness, which also increases comfort. Added Glycogen locks in essential moisture, working to prevent excessive water loss, leading you towards smoother, firmer-looking skin.”
This eye serum is great for people (like me) if you simply want something easy, brightening, de-puffing and energising. It’s hydrating for sure, and leaves your delicate eye areas feeling nourished and comfortable. It’s definitely targeting lines but I think the key here is simply making you look AWAKE. Dark circles be gone forever please.
It sits well under any makeup/concealer I have used it with and obviously marries well with other brands. I think REN is one of those brands that everyone needs a lil’ bit of in their lives.
Suitable for all skin types.
Made with 95% natural-origin ingredients.
Suitable for vegans. Cruelty-free.
I assumed it would be a light serum kinda vibe. For some reason whenever something is marketed as ‘brightening’ I assume serum, gel…I don’t know why. The texture of this surprised me : it’s actually quite a nice cream texture…it feels ‘thick’ almost and comfortable and nourishing when you apply, yet not heavy once absorbed.
I really LOVE it. I’m fussy AF with my eye creams and it’s the one thing I can get adverse reactions to, but this is absolutely beautiful and I think they’ve absolutely nailed this formula. A big thumbs up from me. I’ve finally found MY eye cream that works for me from REN!
The REN brightening eye cream is 15ml, priced at £42 and is available from all your favourite retailers. I would say to head to Look Fantastic as you can get this for 20% off using my code LAURA_LF making t just £33.62. Yes, you heard that right!
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