Weekly Must-Have: Fresh Lotus Youth Preserve Eye Cream
I expect many things from an eye cream. I want it to be thick and creamy, but not too thick or too creamy. I want it to moisturize but not over-moisturize or leave a greasy layer. I want it to remove dark circles, or at the very least, greatly reduce them. I want it to erase lines and wrinkles (okay, realistically-speaking, it needs to soften them). Yes, I have high expectations in eye cream (and in men, but that’s a different post entirely).
I have tried hundreds of eye creams. I know within minutes if a certain cream is going to be gaining residence on my vanity counter. The truth is, many eye creams promise the world and deliver very little. Some creams actually cause my eye area to break out (eeks!) with milia (disaster). Others just don’t hydrate. And then there are the ones that actually sting. What’s.the.point.
I was excited – make that ecstatic – when I tried Fresh’s latest eye cream launch: Fresh Lotus Youth Preserve Eye Cream. With a name like that, I was expecting BIG things, and results were certainly delivered.
Overall, the cream is incredibly moisturizing without being too thick, allowing you to apply lightly and gently. It didn’t make me break out (hallelujah), which is always a plus. It instantly brightened the area, leaving a light glow to my skin. Within a few days of using it, I noticed that the fine lines around the outer edges of my eyes were much softer, while the entire eye area just looked more radiant. This is also a cream that I feel confident using both day and night: I usually use a slightly heavier eye cream for sleep, but even though this cream is lightweight, it is packed with hyaluronic acid which is one of my favorite anti-aging ingredients. And then there’s the “lotus” part of the product name. According to Fresh Co-founder Lev Glazman, “Various parts of the lotus have been used in traditional herbal medicine for centuries to treat a number of skin diseases, most often inflammation. After doing clinical tests, we were stunned at this ingredient’s high levels of polyphenols, the most powerful antioxidants known to defend against wrinkle-causing free radicals.” Free of parabens and sulfates, Lotus Youth Preserve doesn’t irritate my sensitive eyes.
All of this in one half-ounce jar. As the saying goes, “good things come in small packages.” Fist pound.
PRICE TAG: $42