Last week I covered my favourite in clinic eye products, this week here are my favourite budget high street eye products.
They are all reasonable value for money and they all offer something above and beyond an ordinary face serum. They are
* The Ordinary Caffeine 5% Solution - still available here https://www.victoriahealth.com/product/Caffeine-Solution-5-EGCG/12237 whilst stocks last and on wait list here
* The Ordinary Caffeine Solution - http://tidd.ly/1973061b
* Niod Fractionate Eye Contour still available here -https://www.victoriahealth.com/product/Fractionated-Eye-Contour-Concentrate/11759
* Niod Fractionated Eye Contour on wait list here -http://tidd.ly/ebc9e5d2
For those of you asking the solvent under moratorium within the Eu it is safe in lower concentrations but can be irritating at higher percentages and so Deciem are formulating a replacement for both of the above products. They are still available from retail sites outside of the EU, and within the EU until stocks of the old formulation last, and again soon when the new formulations arrive.
* The Body Shop Eye Revive Duo - http://tidd.ly/f628db8c
* Olay Ultimate Eye Cream - http://tidd.ly/d6e74167
* Heal Gel Eye - https://www.healgel.co.uk/product/eye/
Please note that I have asked Deciem for an official statement on the DEGEE/ethoxydiglycol state of play and will post it here if I get one. We all know that brandon is super transparent, so watch this space.
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I’m a 23 year old still suffering some eczema dark skinned girl 😭 some flare ups fade away but I end up with drier skin on areas like around my lips above my forehead and under my eye. (I’m sorry if you’ve seen this message before I’ve written couple times in hopes of you replying💙) I don’t know what to apply under my eye and it gets itchy if it’s dry for too long. I currently use cetaphil for dry skin on my face and body... will the Hyaluronic from the ordinary work? (I’m also trying the alpha arbutin for hyper pigmentation) kindly help.
Hi Nadine I have a reacquiring eye problem no matter what I use I get a tiny eczema patch under my eye , so my makeup looks terrible with my concealer, I’ve got the ordinary caffeine solution and there hylaronic acid but haven’t been taking it up to my eye . The only way I can get rid of it is using steroid cream from the doctor but I know how bad that is for my skin . I watch all you videos for hints and tips so should I try Hylaronic acid then caffeine ? Sorry I went on a little bit lol xx
I bought the Olay product last week and it just didn’t sit under my makeup at all!, it was rolling off and pilling so much that I simply had to remove it.... such a disappointment I’m going to try to get my money back 👎🏼
Another great video! I have super oily skin, but am very dry around the eyes. I have tried high end and lower end eye creams/gels religiously, but have never found anything that has made a significant difference( I may never !), but nevertheless, I was wondering if you have any suggestions? Thank you and keep up the good work 😘
Finally someone talking about Healgel and especially Healgel Eyes, yay!!! This is the only product i can use around my eyes that will not irritate my eyes or make me cry. I’m on my third bottle, and i will forever repurchase it.
Jessica Renaud I was filming with a doctor yesterday asking this exact question but still the answer is that nothing in skincare can tackle dark circles sadly even Retinol x so it’s Concealer I’m afraid 😧
Hi :) I’ve just turned 39 and although I’ve always washed my face and moisturised, I’m really taking an interest in a proper targeting skincare regime. I don’t have a huge monthly budget to keep spending and wondered if you know anything about the skincare line by Superdrug - B. Skincare? Specifically wonder what your thoughts might be on the B. Radiant Eye Cream? Thank you
Oh your cat is the double of my sons cat, she is called ‘You’ lol, she adopted my son, and is so loving, I have four dogs two of them, the westies, hate cats, so I can’t take the dogs to visit lol, the two retrievers are fine. Now onto the eye serums/cream, the Olay (almost said Ulay!) looks good to me, I’ll be 60 this year and my eyes aren’t too bad, but at my age it all starts going south lol. Thank you for showing this, look forward to watching the lip one, I had the middle third of my top lip removed and have a scar running from nose through lip, I had carcinoma in my lip, so it had to be done as it was full thickness. Do you have any videos on ‘budget friendly’ concealer that stays put? My lips are very lined because of it as well, so now I’ve just stopped wearing make up as it looks awful trying to cover bits. Thanks again xxxAnnxxx
Thanks for this lovely video Nadine. I have developed few white spots under my eyes (I think it’s Milia). Could you please advice how can we get rid of it and also how to prevent this from reoccurring?
Even if I'm italian and I live in Roma, I'm a fan of your blog and your videos. Unfortunately, I can't get a lot of products you introduce. But something is available, now I can buy The ordinary on line, and I'll finally test those serums on my old skin (I'm 63...). Thank you for the tips and tricks you reveal: you have an approach to make-up and skincare wich I like very much. Excuse me for my poor english, and -please - could you give a big kiss from me and also from Martin (my cream British shorthair) to your purrfect, adorable cat?
Nadine could you do a video on a whole skin care routine for the 4 main skin types dry, oily, problem skin and normal! I know it would help a lot of people you could do a budget and high end but to! Please please please I need a lift of products I can just go and buy!
Glossy Flossy ok I realise the product now and it’s a great soft focus hydrater but I don’t think it will do anything in the long term for dark circles as its main effect is cosmetic x also it appears to be in the process of disappearing from shops and online
Hello! I'm 31 and in the past 6 months I got lines between my brows and around my mouth and some under my eyes, all due to dryness from my acne treatment. Is there any chance I can make them appear any less with creams/acids? Specially those eye ones bug me.. Love from Greece!
Hi Nadine! I love the Ordinary caffeine. I use it and then add the Hylauronic Acid and my eye cream for makeup prep. Now I think I will put the caffeine on first thing. It sounds wonderful for my morning puffy eyes. I just love your videos, you are so appreciated. Thanks!
Hi Nadine, I’m 28 this year and want to start taking a bit better care of my skin. I get quite dry bumpy skin on my forehead, apart from that I have a few tiny lines appearing at my eyes but nothing that worries me too much. I currently use beauty pie’s charcoal mask every other day and cleanse every night with nip fab glycolic cleanser, then alternate between The Ordinary Retinoid 2% and Hyaluronic Acid 2% at night before using nip fab post glycolic moisturiser. Can you recommend anything which I should be using? I’m sure the nipfab moisturiser is more for day time wear but I can’t decide what night cream would be best, I’m willing to spend a decent amount but not quite the budget of Charlotte’s magic cream sadly. Also, would an eye cream be advantageous at my age? Thanks :)
Watching your videos has saved my skin. Alittle more then a year ago, I was looking haggard, old, tired. My skin was sagging, with age spots, and malasma. I had horrible tear troughs and crows feet, expression lines on my forehead, around my mouth and eyes. I started watching you, wrote to ask some questions, and started using the active ingredients you talk about. Vitamin a,b,and c, peptides, cerimides, niacinamide, hyaluronic acids, glycolic acid...I started with small amounts of actives, as I have skin that can be finicky, I have sun allergy and Mt skin is turning sensitive at times. I went through the uglies, where I looked older, dry and flaky. I almost gave up, but watching you kept me trying, and I'm finally seeing results. I don't need thick concealers to cover my dark patches, regular medium coverage foundation does the job. My under eyes look smoother, tighter, the troughs are not as deep. My lines are softening, and look less noticeable. My skin is smoother, softer, and makeup sits better on it. I look younger. And I can't thank you enough. Your advice is so useful. You are a gem. I can't afford the higher end products, so I listen to what actives you are talking about. And I look for the best I can afford with those ingredients. I'm slowly working up to stronger strengths. I can't wait to see what stronger strengths do.
I absolutely love all your informative videos and appreciate all that you do to try and help us. Nadine, do you know anything about this new product from Marks & Spencer please? http://www.marksandspencer.com/absolute-time-capsules/p/p22509955?extid=em_ccs_180123_be1&ep_mid=7314186&ep_rid=677029067&cvosrc=email.180123.7314186&cvo_campaign=ccs&pdpredirect
I would love to hear what you think of snail mucin products. Do you think they work/how to add them to your skin care routine etc. Korean skin care got so popular so fast and since it's really affordable, I'd love to hear what you think of the most popular ingredients :)
Hi Nadine What would you recommend for crepey eye lids and a little puffy ness underneath . In my 40s and pregnant don’t know what to avoid in terms of skincare. Thanks so much really learning a lot with your videos. Very appreciative xx
I’ve been using the Niod serum for a few weeks now after ordering on Beautylish. I absolutely love 💗 it! Having mature skin I do top it off with a thin layer of eye cream. Will always keep this in my routine 👍. Love that it can be used on top of eyelids for smoothing.
Nadine please help me understand.I thought that all creams etc are topical they cannot go down below the epidermis .I don’t know I’m asking you for help can the ordinary serums etc go below the epidermis thanks
Thx so much for the introduction to the HealGel range! I’m on a - seemingly endless - search to find something to help chronically painfully irritated abdominal skin from near-continual chemical burn (from GI acid leakage b/c of a medically needed intestinal tube) so am eager to look into their other offerings. Thus far the only thing that ever helps is Rx steroid cream (desonide) & while I’m not opposed to its use I’d love to be able to reduce it, as I can’t imagine the potential skin thinning will help the situation in the long haul. The shipping to the US from their site is quite ridiculous but I’ve found several other online stockists so just deciding which of their items to try. Fingers crossed!
Garnier and Climique have roller ball products containing caffeine very similar to the Bodyshop one that are pretty affordable, at least here in Canada, don't know if they are available i the UK. I keep my Clinique roller ball in the fridge, along with the Ordinary caffeine serum, and it is brillant ! Garnier also has a tinted one that is very good!
You mentioned you used magnetic eyelashes over the holidays. Can you tell me the brand? I keep eyeing them but the reviews are so polarizing. I’m awful with traditional lashes and these sound like my perfect solution.
So not sure if this is a silly question and maybe i’m doing myself some damage... but i apply Retin-A around the crows feet area. Is it really that bad? What is the damage if you use Retin-a around the eye didnt quite understand what she said. Its a shame if you shouldnt bc would love to work on the wrinkles around my eyes 😭
Kaluna3 I think the danger is it is so drying. But if your skin tolerates it, then I don’t think it’s an issue. I’d ask your dermatologist. I take mine up close to my eyes and then when I put moisturizer on some travels up with it around my eyes and I don’t rub it in fully and then put my moisturizer on right away. I haven’t had any irritation or dryness but I also slowly acclimated my skin to it.
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