We all try to eat healthy, wash our makeup off before bed, get a little exercise in, stay away from sweets, etc, etc, the list goes on. But what about those crunch times my girl bosses are all too familiar with? The late nights studying for a final, working on a freelance project for a tough client that’s due by 9am, grinding through work the boss gave you to finish over the weekend, entering the 36th hour being up with a sick baby, or sewing that last-minute costume your kid’s teacher absolutely did not tell you they needed by Tuesday, and the list goes on!
If you read my last blog post you know I have a rather ridiculous schedule! Sleep often times takes back burner priority and as I near my 30’s it’s starting to show! I’m lucky I have good genes (people used to ask my mother if we were sisters until I moved out!), but genetics can only take one so far! This year I’ve become familiar with the brand NeoStrata and thank goodness for my 29-year-old-face because their Intensive Eye Therapy Serum feels like the effects of 8 hours of sleep and a pressed green juice in a bottle! I’ve had this product for a couple of weeks, but I really wanted to give it a run for it’s money to see just how much damage it could handle before telling y’all about it!
Over the last 2 years I’ve tried at least 10 different eye serums and always emptied the bottles feeling less than rejuvenated. The other products might have stayed the progression of eye aging, but they did nothing to reverse it. Call me crazy, but I don’t think it’s too much to ask for a product to halt and reverse at the same time!
The NeoStrata Intensive Eye Therapy serum is the power house product I’ve been searching for. It lifts, firms, smooths fine lines and reduces puffiness. It’s an all-in-one serum that really works in mysterious ways! Okay, mysterious to me, but looking at the ingredients list it scientifically makes sense and it’s been Ophthalmologist tested. Packed in this little bottle we have: SynerG Formula, Apple Stem Cell Extract, Peptides, NeoGlucosamine®, Caffeine, Hyaluronic Acid and Vitamin E. Apple Stem Cell Extract protects the essential longevity of skin’s cells* so your skin behaves like younger skin. Peptides target collagen*, and together with NeoGlucosamine®, help reinforce collagen. The patented NeoGlucosamine® also inhibits a key enzyme in melanin formation, reducing the appearance of uneven pigmentation. Hyaluronic Acid acts as a natural moisture magnet and Vitamin E provides antioxidant benefits. The result is noticeably younger looking eyes. (*in vitro test and in my personal experience!).
I use one pump, twice daily (AM & PM), and after two weeks my eye area appears more lifted, and the beginnings of crow’s feet that were creeping in out of nowhere, are literally smoothed from the inside out.
My absolute favorite part about the formula is that it’s basically undetectable. It doesn’t have any scent, is colorless, is absorbed almost immediately and doesn’t pill, gum up or react with any of my other skin care products as I layer them on. I like to put on the NeoStrata serum first, then wait about 30 seconds and layer on my moisturizer or other products depending on the time of day. This is also the ONLY under eye serum I have ever tried that didn’t interfere with the smoothness of my makeup. I’m very hesitant to put anything on under my eyes that is going to cause migration of my concealer, or cause any texturing once my finishing powder is applied. But, like I said, this one passes the test with flying colors! UNDETECTABLE. That’s seriously how all skin care products should be, right? The effects of the product doing it’s job should be SEEN on your face and not HEARD about because they don’t play well with your other products and makeup! Because seriously… who of us has time between skin care and makeup application to let everything soak in? Not me!