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Emu Moisturising Eye Cream review

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Hello! I am on a quest to find a good anti aging eye cream, and I purchased the Emu eye cream just over a month ago.

I decided to give this eye cream a try, as I hear so many positive things about Emu oil and how it helps with dry skin and acne. This cream has amazing ingredients and for the price it seems a steal (especially if it works).  For £8 you get 25ml, which is a generous amount for an eye cream. I’ve been using this cream every morning and evening for a month, and so far I’ve used about a third of the tin.

In addition to Emu oil, this cream contains aloe vera, shea butter, coconut oil, retinyl palmitate, vitamin e, and hyaluronic acid.  

The cream is pale yellow, and comes in a tin with a screw top lid. Some people may feel this is unhygienic, but for me it is fine as I always use clean hands.

It is a pretty thick cream and feels sticky when applied straight from the tin. This is how I actually first applied this cream and I feel like it irritated my skin, especially my delicate undereyes, as the cream is so sticky.  I got around the stickiness by first warming a little of the cream on my wrist, and then applying it to my eyes. It helps a lot if I apply the cream immediately over my hyaluronic acid serum, as the eye cream then glides without sticking or tugging.

Sorry, I think the tin looks blue on one side, as there was a blue light from my computer

I would like to point out that it is not a good idea to use this cream right next to the lash line. I tend to do this (bad habit I know) as my first wrinkles tend to appear here. By applying this cream so close to my eye, the cream gunked up and made my eyes uncomfortable.

Having said all that, this cream is moisturising, even though it is not an oily cream. My skin feels no longer feels taut, which is a huge huge plus. It sinks into the skin and leaves an almost matte finish. However for me the stickiness and the ick factor (of using emu oil!) is a negative so I will not repurchase. After a month, my fine lines still look the same (if not slightly worse) than before.

Has anyone else tried this cream? I would love to hear your thoughts 🙂

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Small Haul – Lush’s Dream Cream and Joico Hair Treatments

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Hi everyone! Today I went to Lush, one of my all time favourite shops, and bought the much raved about Dream Cream.

Dream cream is much loved for it’s effect on troubled skin. It is said to help even medical skin problems, such as eczema and psoriasis. As a child I had severe atopic eczema on my arm, and I wish that products such as this were around then.

I wanted this cream, as I wanted something suitable for sensitive skin. The skin on my face and neck is becoming more sensitive, I think because of the Vitamin C and other treatments I’ve been using. I hope the natural ingredients will help to soothe and calm my face and neck.

My boyfriend has some active psoriasis, and I will be testing this on him as well. Over the last month, I’ve been testing various things on my boyfriend’s psoriasis and there have been some surprising results. I will write about that soon.

I also received the much loved Joico hair products 4 days ago. I have used twice already, the K Pac Deep Penetrating Reconstructer and the Intense Hydrater. All I can say is that they are miracle workers. I will write a post about that soon 🙂