While many of you may have heard of the Glossy Box Beauty Subscription, in August the brand launched their very own skincare line. They took the feedback from subscribers regarding what they liked and didn’t like about the current skin care options and came up with a range of products. August was their Birthday month and in that month’s Glossy Box a full sized tube of the GlossyBox Skincare Eye Boost cream was inside.
So what is this eye boost cream?
Tired eyes? This fragrance free Eye Boost Cream is a super lightweight, fast-absorbing formula that reduces the appearance of dark circles and depuffs your under-eye area, leaving skin looking bright and fresh. Elderflower extract reduces the appearance of dark circles. Eyebright plant extract works to refresh tired, puffy eyes. Red seaweed creates a protective barrier that locks in moisture around the delicate eye area
Following a two-week trial with 110 panellists between August and December 2019:
86% of women agreed that the Eye Boost Cream left their eye area looking instantly brighter.
86% of women agreed that the Eye Boost Cream instantly boosted tired-looking eyes
While in general I don’t have terribly dark circles under my eyes, they so tend to get puffy and kind of tired looking. My biggest focus with eye cream is to get the moisture in without clogging pores. Along the top line of my lower orbital bone is where I am prone to the raised bumps produced by clogged pores.
While I want the under eye area moisturized and I am working on delaying the advancement of fine lines, a lot of eye creams tend to cause issue with my problem area for clogged pores. It doesn’t really help that that line is currently where my face masks press when I leave the house. So it is just a fun situation all around.
Oddly enough that line of clogged pores has been reduced as of late. It is much less clogged. Don’t get me wrong, I am not crediting the Glossybox eye boost cream with that. I’ve been working with other products that have really done well at dealing with the ongoing issues. But the eye cream hasn’t undone their work. This cream hasn’t added more blocked pores to the area. And sometimes not adding to the problem is a big benefit.
I’ll be honest though I was a bit concerned when I first tried it out. I thought it might add to the issues because of its texture. While it is completely fragrance free (the only thing I smell when I sniff the tube is the plastic of the tube, likewise I smell my skin more than the cream when it is dispensed), it is somewhat thicker than I am used to eye creams being.
This made me suspicious.
I know, I was expecting the worst.
But it didn’t happen. The cream absorbed really well and left the skin feeling a little plumper, making me look a little more bright eyed. Typically I use eye cream two times a day, morning and night. While I use it under my eyes, you may notice in the picture that there are little white dots of cream waiting to be massaged into the skin placed in my lip area.
This is a trick I learned from my grandmother. The skin of the upper lip where you tend to get more fine lines as you age has a similar skin texture to the under eye area. So she always advocated using a little eye cream around the mouth to plump up those little lines as well.
It is advice I have always followed and I really like the little bit of plumping I see to the skin there as well. I tend to put a little cream on my finder and then dot it on my face where it is needed, then rub it into the skin, in case you didn’t get that from the picture. What I have found with this cream is that I can do a quick application just before a video conference call.
It really helps especially if I have been starting at the computer all morning typing before an afternoon call. I just put a very tiny amount under the eyes, rub it in slightly and then dust off the shine with powder. It tends to make me look a little bit more awake. While it has a slight cooling effect to it, on days when I need a little extra kick for a meeting, I put it in the fridge for ten minutes, and then apply it.
As it is currently ragweed season where I live and puffy eyes and sniffles abound, especially in my house. I’ve been keeping the eye cream in the fridge and then in the afternoon before a meeting using both the cream and one of the stone rollers just under my eyes to de puff. Because ragweed is too much for any eye cream to tackle alone. It has worked really well.
Over all I am rather fond of this eye cream. I thought it would be too thick at first, but it proved me wrong. I thought it might clog my pores and it did not. I was skeptical of its depuffing abilities and it really did help with the depuffing. I can’t speak to the dark circles, but I really liked using this eye cream this month. It makes me very eager to test out some of the other products in their newly released line. And as the line was designed to be affordable, testing them out won’t break the bank.
There is also an added bonus for all Glossy Box subscribers. Glossies get a 20% discount on the Glossy Box Skincare line. So this Eye Boost cream, which is $23 for the general public is only $18. At the moment they have several different cleansers I am looking at and trying to figure out which I want to try first. I am currently oscillating between the Purifying Charcoal Cleanser and the Deep Cleansing Cream. I strongly suspect I am going to end up with both. But there are worse things in life than having too many cleansers.
For those who aren’t Glossy Box subscribers the cost of the Glossy Box Skin Care line is slightly more expensive (20% more to be exact) but still a really good value and well worth the full price. Or at least the eye cream is. I would certainly pay full price for it. After a month of use it feels like I haven’t used very much at all.
I have only a thumb’s width of empty space at the top of the tube and about four and a half thumb’s worth of product left. I know that is not a very scientific measurement, but the truth is you really need very little of the cream so it will last about four months. It will probably last a little longer once ragweed season ends. So good product, great value.
Especially for members. If you aren’t a member and want to look into it, you can actually get your first box at a discount with code GLOSSYSPA16 from now until September 30th and if you are interested in what the September box looks like, you can use the link to read my September review of the Spa Edit box.