Updated: June 6th, 2021
While most of us take good care of our skin, the eye area is pretty much overlooked, no pun intended. While you may not notice the subtle signs of skin damage or aging even if you look closely in the mirror, there is no doubt that fine lines and dark circles are noticeable especially when you have an otherwise healthy and radiant skin.
Luckily, there are several effective and affordable products out there that help restore your eye zone back to its youthful appearance and make your skin more alive and fresh. Over the last month or so, I have been on an active hunt for the best eye cream in 2021. I have personally tested these products and have shortlisted 5 products which I will review today.
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After having the opportunity to review BeautyStat’s much-hyped Universal C Skin Refiner, I was itching to get my hands on the brand’s third and latest launch: the Universal C Eye Perfector. This innovative eye gel-cream is formulated with pure vitamin C, CBD, green tea, and hyaluronic acid to hydrate, brighten, and revitalize the delicate skin of the eye area.
I took this new eye treatment for a spin over the course of three weeks, noting any changes to the overall look and feel of my skin as well as any improvement texture, dark circles, and fine lines. Read on for my honest review.
I take good care of my skin, and it’s pretty healthy aside from winter dryness and the occasional hormonal zit. However, admittedly, I haven’t been paying attention to my eye zone much until now. While the rest of my complexion is typically plump and dewy thanks to my arsenal of serums and facial oils, my eyes tend to look dull, tired, and puffy with subtle dark circles (thank you, stress!), and I’ve noticed a rougher, bumpier texture below my tear ducts and along my eye sockets, which I assume may be from wearing glasses during work hours.
I also turned 30 earlier this summer, and about two weeks before this milestone of a birthday, I happened to be looking into a 10x magnified mirror to pluck my brows and noticed some new faint fine lines under my eyes—which, of course, did not sit very well with me.
I’ve tried and tested plenty of eye creams over the years, but not many have stuck and become a crucial part of my beauty regimen. I had recently been using Haoma’s Soothing Eye Cream, but usually only applying it in the evening when I wasn’t feeling lazy about my nighttime regimen (which, TBH, wasn’t very often).
Fully committed to pampering my eyes going forward, I was eager to incorporate BeautyStat’s Universal C Eye Perfector into my daily routine. The brand recommends using it both AM and PM, so I applied it twice a day after washing my face and before slathering on the rest of my serums and moisturizers to ensure maximum absorbency. I patted it on under and around my eye area as well as the upper corners of my lids, avoiding getting too close to my lash lines.
The product contains:
The main ingredient is Vitamin C, with 5% of L-ascorbic acid to make it gentle enough for the skin around the eye area. Vitamin C diminishes the appearance of wrinkles, dark spots, and wrinkles. It also improves the skin texture and makes it more radiant.
Vitamin C doesn’t remain stable in its pure form, which reduces the shelf life of most beauty products that contain it. However, BeautyStat is known for its innovative, patented delivery system that prevents the ingredient from oxidizing. As a result, the potency remains as long as the product lasts.
Other effective ingredients include CBD which soothes the eye area and introduces a host of minerals, vitamins, and antioxidants. To moisturize and hydrate your skin, the product also contains hyaluronic acid, while Camellia Sinensis leaf extract prevents irritation and inflammation.
What is not included in the Universal C Eye Perfector are dyes, parabens, fragrance, phthalates, and preservatives.
Here’s what I like most about the eye cream:
Feels Light on the Skin
When reviewing eye creams for this article, I found that many products were excellent, but were thick and heavy. The BeautyStat Eye Perfector, on the other hand, was practically weightless.
You will feel some weight when you are applying it, but as the vitamin C absorbs, the soft texture becomes lighter and you hardly feel anything. Since it absorbs well into the skin, you can easily wear makeup over the cream. In fact, it acts as an excellent primer for cosmetic applications.
No Added Fragrances
Another annoying factor in most skincare products is fragrance. Some have an unpleasant odor, while others include added scents that are harmful. That’s why the Universal C Eye Perfector is our number 1 pick, because it has a subtle and fresh aroma without any added fragrance.
Moving on, the eye cream doesn’t irritate the skin or sting the eyes, thanks to the low concentration of vitamin C. At worst, you will only feel a slight sensation when using this product. But be careful if you perspire a lot, as sweat can cause the cream to enter the eyes.
My personal experiences as well as other reviews have suggested that the BeautyStat Universal C Eye Perfector shows results after at least two to three weeks. Having said that, I started to notice the soft and velvety texture on my eye area just after the first application.
And as already mentioned, this product also helps to keep your makeup stay in place for a long time. It feels light on your skin as if you haven’t applied anything and it also acts as a great primer, especially if you are applying light foundation and eye shadow. In fact it is better than applying moisturizer.
Another benefit of the Universal C Eye Perfector is the ease of the application. It comes in a pumpable bottle, and there is no danger of spillage or wastage as the applicator pumps out the cream in even amounts.
The product is available for $65. Each applicator contains 0.5 fluid ounces. At first, the price may seem too high for the quantity, but as mentioned above the ingredients used in this product prevented oxidizing. Moreover the applicator pumps out the cream in exact quantities so that you do not waste or spill the product.
There you have it! My top five recommendations for the best eye cream for 2021. Each has its pros and cons but I have found the BeautyStat Eye Perfector to be the best among the available selections because of its patented delivery system, instant results and overall safety and ease of use.
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