Review: Mario Badescu – Hyaluronic Eye Cream


Brand: Mario Badescu

Skin type: Dry, Normal, Oily skin

How to use: Pat a small amount of cream under and around the eye area using the ring finger. Follow the orbital bone from the inner corners to the outermost corners where crow’s feet tend to form. If product gets into eyes, rinse well with water.

Ingredients: Aqua (Water, Eau), Glycerin, Paraffinum Liquidum (Mineral Oil, Huile Minérale), Cetearyl Alcohol, Olus (Vegetable Oil, Huile Végétale), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Petrolatum, Ceteareth-20, Tocopherol, Hyaluronic Acid, Euphrasia Officinalis Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Propylene Glycol, Glyceryl Acrylate/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, PVM/MA Copolymer, Polyquaternium-24, Sodium Chloride, Diazolidinyl Urea, Propylparaben, Methylparaben, CI 19140 (Yellow 5), CI 15985 (Yellow 6)

How does it smell? No Scent

How does it feel? Typical lightweight cream

Cost? £15 or $18 for 14ml

How long did I test for? 2 1/2 months

What did I like? As with most eye creams it provides a nice, instantaneous hydration that makes you look more awake. It also contains Glycerin, a humectant that restores and replenishes skin. I am starting look for more products with this, just because I want to incorporate it more into my skincare.  This is a plus for this eye cream. I think it is more suited to people who have less discoloration under their eyes and are really just looking for something, light and moisturizing for warmer weather. Discolouration, however, is a big concern for me and I didn’t see much change here.

What I disliked? I’m sure everyone knows Hyaluronic acid has great hydrating effects but for me and although I do appreciate that I look more awake when I first apply it, that look doesn’t last. I can’t say that I’ve seen everlasting effects with any eye cream that I have previously used so I can’t be too harsh here. Maybe under eyes are completely down to genetics.

Would I buy again? No probably not, there are many eye creams to try and I’m still on the hunt for an eye cream that has a drastic effect. Unfortunately, I am fully aware I may never find one.

Where can you purchase? Liberty of London, BeautyBay.com, Ulta.com


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