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Basq Cucumber Tea Eye Gel

Posted Mar 26 2013 3:07am
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Disclaimer: The product mentioned in this post was given to me. I am not affiliated with the company nor getting paid to advertise this product. This post is written with my honest opinion.

GlossyBox premiere in the U.S. last year, April 2012, and I was lucky enough to receive it. Inside my April GlossyBox one of the items I received was Basq Cucumber Tea Soothing Eye Gel. I finally got around using the product several months ago and thought I would review the product now.

Product Review: Basq Cucumber Tea Soothing Eye Gel

Where to purchase: basqnyc.com
Price: $24 for 0.5 oz/ 15 mL

Made in USA

Description from the back: Open your eyes to all your possibilities. This refreshing, cooling Cucumber Tea Eye Gel awakens the eye area with its energizing blend of Antioxidants and Hydrators! The soothing tingle provides instant relief and renewal. Just a little dab daily provides a big boost. Start your day (or night out) with bright, refreshed eyes.

Ingredients that Work!
A Toning, Revitalizing duo that keeps eyes young and bright! Rich in moisture and high water content, Cucumber instantly replenishes the skins Natural Barrier. A natural source of Vitamins and Anti-Swelling Nutrients, Cucumber soothes, reduces puffiness and lessens swelling quickly. Green Teach is rich in Antioxidants that reduce inflammation while its Tannins destroy free radicals that contribute to swelling and aging skin.
Ingredients:
Thoughts: Before I start, I have never heard of this brand. I had to Google it out of curiosity. Most people tend to try products/brands they have heard or know about. It's nice to wonder to products/brands you have never tried. You might find something you really like!
My initial reaction was not the best since it's a gel. I believe gels are only targeted for puffiness. I don't have to worry about puffy eyes. I need to worry more on the aging side since I have dry skin.

I also like that it comes in a glass bottle. The glass bottle will help with circulation keeping the product cool and will not dry out.
Here's a closer look at the gel. I do admit it looks like a jello. It also looks like it would be cooling to the skin.
Here's a swatch of the eye gel on my hand. It applies clear and sinks into your skin. If you have dry skin, it will sink in quickly. If you have oily skin, it might take some time so I recommend applying it lightly.

Now for my overall opinion... I have been using this for several months now. I'm at the end of the bottle and I am so glad I gave this product a try! I might have started with skepticism but I ended up liking this product. It's very cooling to the skin and depending on how much you apply, it dries fast. When I first started applying, I was gentle with the amount. As time went by, I started dabbing a lot more. I'm not too sure why but it's actually pretty fun feeling the wetness from the product. It might just be me. :X I noticed it has a high content of water which hydrated my skin around the eyes. It actually improved my wrinkles especially on the outside. I wouldn't say it helped or improved my inner, bottom eyes. I think those wrinkles are deep and will need a stronger dosage to disappear. My outer wrinkles was not deep. It was just forming. In all honesty, I always thought eye cream was kind of useless. I noticed it gave my eyes some hydration but I never saw any improvements. With this product, I definitely saw improvements and still see it on my outer corners.

Pros:
* Contains vitamins and antioxidants.
* Comes in a glass container; keep product cool.
* No noticeable scent.
* Rich in moisture and water content.
* Sinks into the skin.
* Cooling/wetness sensation.
* Improved new formed wrinkles.
* Not tested on animals.

Cons:
* Not a well known brand.
* Hard to find in stores.
* Hard to test it out before purchasing.

Would repurchase: Yes!
Rating:  4.5/5 Tobey's Paws

Disclaimer: The product mentioned in this post was given to me. I am not affiliated with the company nor getting paid to advertise this product. This post is written with my honest opinion.
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