Purebess Galactomyces 80 Eye Cream Review:
A lot of people see an eye cream as something that is unnecessary, and I used to think that way in the past as well. However, when I started to use a face cream that I couldn’t use around my eyes I realized that an eye cream was essential. Also the skin around the eyes is very delicate and thin, and so I started to think that applying a normal face cream might be too heavy or irritating to the eyes. Which is why I started to look into different eye creams and I found this Purebess eye cream.
I had never heard of the Purebess brand before and since it had some good reviews I decided that I needed to try a new brand and a new product. The fact that it contains galactomyces which is a ferment, also attracted me to this eye cream. Galactomyces is meant to be good for wrinkles and fine lines which makes it sound excellent for an eye cream!
– Moisturising and nourishing
– Helpful for improving wrinkles and fine lines
– Non-irritating formula
– Free from: alcohol, colouring, spice, mineral oil, phenoxyethanol and harmful preservatives
Galactomyces Ferment Filtrate (80%), Glycerin, Polyglyceryl-3 Methylglucose Distearate, Canola Oil, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Butylene Glycol, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Beeswax, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Dimethicone, Plantain Extract, Diospyros Kaki (Japanese Persimmon) Leaf Extract, Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Extract, Ulmus Campestris (Elm) Extract, Equisetum Giganteum (Southern Giant Horsetail) Extract, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Adenosine, Carbomer, Arginine, Zanthoxylum Piperitum (Japanese Pepper) Fruit Extract, Pasque Flower, Usnea Barbata (Lichen) Extract, Disodium EDTA.
How to use:
1. Apply eyecream after using toner, essence and cream
2. Use your ring finger to gently tap it in around the eyes
3. Can also be used on any other parts of the face with fine lines
My Skin Type: very dry and easily dehydrated.
Eyes Type: dry, with fine lines and also very sensitive and easily irritated.
Purebess Galactomyces 80 Eye Cream Review:
After I bought this eye cream, I felt frustrated that it took me some time to get around to testing it especially since my face cream couldn’t be used close to my eyes. It was warm but my eyes were being neglected so I was curious to see how well this eye cream would work for me. Finally, I started to test it about a month ago.
Scent wise it has a faint scent, it’s not floral or anything like that but I’d say it smells a bit like how many unscented galactomyces products smell. It smells similar to the Benton Fermentation essence to me. I didn’t find it very strong or obnoxious, and the scent was only noticeable when I took the time to smell the eye cream.
It contains 80% of the galactomyces ferment filtrate which is a huge amount, so the other extracts must be in quite small amounts. Galactomyces ferment filtrate, as previously mentioned should be very helpful for fine lines and wrinkles. It also contains glycerin which should be helpful in moisturising the undereye area too.
The eye cream itself seems quite thick at first, but it spreads easily and is quite a light smooth cream. It’s not a heavy eye cream, which might be a good thing for some people who don’t like heavy eye creams. It is quite moisturizing – if you look at my hand before I spread it out, my skin looks very dry.
Once I spread it out and rubbed it in, my hand did feel very soft and moisturized. However, for my dry and easily dehydrated eyes I found it to be too light and not moisturizing enough. It doesn’t really make much of a difference to my eyes if I use it, or if I don’t.
Well that’s not entirely true – what I found was that if I’m not careful this eye cream irritates my eyes quite a lot. I stopped using it for my eyes after two days, because my eyes felt sore and irritated by this eye cream. Instead I used it on my forehead and smile lines – and it worked quite well on those places. But since it’s an eye cream it seemed frustrating that I couldn’t use it near my eyes. So, after a few more days I persevered and tried it around my eyes again.
Interestingly enough Purebess claims that this eye cream is non-irritating, but for my eyes it was very irritating. I’ve used other eyes creams right up close to my eye lashes and had no irritation or issues with them. However, what I found with this eye cream was that even if I applied quite a distance from my eyes it still made them water and feel irritated.
If I apply it very carefully and not too close to my eyes I can actually use this eye cream. But because it irritates my eyes, and doesn’t moisturize them enough, I don’t think it’s the best eye cream for me. If it worked really well at keeping my eyes hydrated I would persevere and keep using it, but since it doesn’t I won’t be repurchasing it. I think it could be a good eye cream with someone who doesn’t have sensitive skin and maybe someone with oily skin who just needs a light eye cream.
It also comes as a 50ml tube which should last a very long time, so if it works for you, it can be a very cheap and economical eye cream. But for anyone with easily irritated or sensitive eyes, I can not recommend this eye cream to them.
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