[Review] Lush Cosmetics Enchanted Eye Cream

Lushies, unite! I’ve been a long time customer of Lush Cosmetics as I really admire the company for their ethics and how proactive they are with the campaigns they involve themselves with, as well as they markets they support (ex. Fair Trade, Grassroots, etc). This is also the company that really opened my eyes to skin and hair care, as it made it convenient for me to find products that supported my lifestyle at the time that I became aware of them. Around the age of 18, I turned to veganism and took a shot at a “minimalist” lifestyle. I looked for products without packaging or ones that produced very little waste, and wanted to try out more “natural” ingredients. Lush made this easy; they have a recycling program for their black pots, their packaging is made of recycled material, they even have products that have no packaging (shampoo bars and soaps), as well as use natural ingredients such as oils, butters, and plant extracts. Lush is mostly known for their bath bombs and bubbles bars, but today I will be taking a look at their skincare line starting with their Enchanted Eye Cream.

Enchanted Eye Cream is a simple cream with bold claims. Taking a glance at Lush’s website, the main statement is that his eye cream will help tighten and lift your eye area. The directions on the bottle say to “smooth this extremely gentle blend of organic oils and soothing honey around the finest area of your skin. Simple, refreshing, and softening.” When I first saw this eye cream, I was very interested in the very few but very powerful ingredients.

Ingredients: Lavender Honey Water (Lavandula Angustifolia), Stearic Acid, Cold Pressed Organic Almond Oil (Prunus Dulcis), Glycerine, Cold Pressed Organic Jojoba Oil (Simmondsia Chinensis), Cetearyl Alcohol, Triethanolamine, Methylparaben, Propylparaben

Looking at the ingredients list, it’s very short, which is something I appreciate. This eye cream features lavender honey water, almond oil, and jojoba oil; all of which are known to moisturize and nourish the skin.  Lavender honey water helps to calm the skin and almond oil is full of vitamin E which is known as an antioxidant that helps fight free radicals and combat signs of aging. The product itself is fairly thin in consistency, kind of similar in thickness to your average lotion from Cetaphil, so I had no issues with milia and it was very easy to apply in general. It comes in a pump, so it’s very hygienic, and one pump is really all you need to cover both eyes (which is good since this product does not come very cheap). It absorbed into my skin fairly quickly, so no excessive rubbing or patting was needed which was a plus. This product also has no strong scent and looks to be absent of fragrance ingredients, which was one of the main selling points for me.

Though the ingredients seemed promising, this eye cream didn’t do much for me in the long term. I didn’t find that it reduced any lines but, then again, I’m not someone who suffers from any noticeable signs of aging.  However, I am someone with dark circles, overall discoloration of the eye area, as dry and sensitive skin so I expected at least to see an improvement in skin texture and brightness (especially for $28). Sadly, I did not. I still have my panda eyes despite adequate sleep and hydration, dark eyelids, and red corners. Even though this product does feature some great moisturizing ingredients, I found that my eye area still needed more. I noticed that if I forgot to apply this for even one morning that I would have dry areas around my upper eyelid area, as well as the inner and outer corners of my eyes which makes me think that this really does nothing but sit on the surface layers of the skin. This is a problem for me as just last year I noticed my eyes becoming extremely dry during the spring and summer months, probably due to allergies, and if this isn’t enough for me during the summer I can only imagine how much less it does for me during the winter times.  I feel this a product that would be good for those with younger skin but not something that brings much benefit to those who are looking for more out of an eye cream.

So, sadly, I will not be repurchasing this eye cream. The name was pretty and the ingredients seemed good, but it’s just not enough for me. However, as I said, this may be something good for those who don’t need much more than some light motorization, so I would suggest this as something to consider for those who are in their teens and just starting out with eye creams. This was something 18 year old me would have appreciated but now, being in my mid-20s, I’m looking for something with a little more. With that said, if any of my readers have any eye creams in mind, I’d really appreciate some suggestions in the comment section. I’ve got a couple in mind that I will be testing, but I am always open!

Thank you guys for reading! I hope this review has been helpful.

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