Village 11 Factory Snail Eye Cream Review:
I’d never heard of Village 11 Factory before but when this eye cream popped up on a shopping site, something about the packaging intrigued me. I tried to google the company, but had the name wrong (I had 11 first) and so I didn’t find anything about it. I was still curious about the eye cream and brand since it was one I didn’t know, so I kept looking into it. Despite not knowing anything about the brand, my curiosity got the better of me and I decided to give it a go. The fact that it contains 59% snail mucin, shea butter, niacinamide, adenosine, ferments and peptides did help me decide to buy it. It seems to have a lot of amazing sounding ingredients in it, and so of course I had to buy it to see how well it would work.
After I ordered it I found out that Village 11 Factory has a shop in Garosugil, and was started by a “mad” scientist, I guess that was the distinctive guy on the front of the snail eye cream packaging. To say that I was intrigued by this brand/company is something of an understatement, and so I had no regrets in ordering this eye cream, but whether it will live up to my expectations is another question entirely. I actually started to write this review almost a year ago! Why? Because I finished the first tube and I was unsure how I felt about it, but the second tube took so long to arrive that I didn’t use it for some months. And now it’s 2019, and I’ve almost finished the second tube of this eye cream, and well this review is long overdue.
+ With snail mucin extract and propolis extract:
Contains 59% snail mucin and propolis extract which helps moisturize and treat dry skin and wrinkles
+ Total anti-aging system:
Light but moist texture that absorbs fast into the skin, tightening and treating wrinkles around the eyes
+ Elasticity improvement for clear and lively-looking skin around the eyes
Snail Secretion Filtate (59%), Glycerin, Caprylic/capric Triglyceride, Sunflower Seed Oil, Propanediol, Butylene Glycol, Shea Butter, Cetearyl Alcohol, Polyglyceryl-3 Methylglucose Distearate, Dipropylene Glycol, Niacinamide, Meadowfoam Seed Oil, Cyclopentasiloxane, Water, Cyclohexasiloxane, 1,2-hexanediol, Glyceryl Stearate, Trehalose, Chia Seed Extract, Centella Asiatica Extract, Houttuynia Cordata Extract, Carbomer, Tromethamine, Fructooligosaccharide, Saccharide Hydrolysate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Xanthum Gum, Pullulan, Adenosine, Disodium Edta, Propolis Extract, Birch Tree Sap, Sodium Hyaluronate, Portulaca Extract, Tocopherol, Sweet Almond Seed Extract, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-5, Bifida Ferment Lysate, Lactobacillus Ferment Lysate, Lactococcus Ferment Lysate, Copper Tripeptide-1, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance
How to use:
Take an appropriate amount, apply smoothly, and lightly tap to absorb.
My Skin Type: Dry, easily dehydrated skin with mild rosacea
My Eye Skin: Dry and very sensitive
Village 11 Factory Snail Eye Cream Review:
Sometimes I feel as if I’ve been on the hunt for a decent eye cream forever, and other times I just think it’s a pointless exercise. Sometimes I research and study different eye creams, but other times like with this Village 11 Factory eye cream, I just decided to try it on a whim. This eye cream comes like most of them – packaged in a cardboard box, with the eye cream in a plastic squeeze tube. The packaging is a light pink, and quite simple. I find the picture of the “mad scientist” slightly scary, but also quite amusing and funny.
The texture of the eye cream is quite light, but smooth. It feels easy to spread on the skin, but isn’t actually as light as it first seems (especially if you have a lot of other products under it). I found with some past eye creams, that they felt so light I would be confused if I had actually applied them! But that doesn’t happen with this one, at least not usually.
I haven’t noticed any kind of smell with this eye cream, if there is a scent it isn’t that strong in my opinion. Which is perfect for me, because sometimes the scents or even just the cream itself irritates my eyes. This one luckily doesn’t irritate or bother my eyes at all, so I think it’s safe for people with sensitive or easily irritated eyes.
This eye cream has a lot of ingredients in it – ones that sound very promising but it’s honestly hard to know how effective they will be. It boasts that it contains 59% snail mucin extract, which is meant to be a great product. Although I’ve never had much success with any snail product, it seems to work well for others but not for me.
I’m not sure why exactly, but somehow, I don’t see benefits with snail. So, to be fair, I bought this not for the snail but because of the other ingredients it contains. Such as chia seed extract which is good for pore care and moisture.
It also contains centella asiatica, which is another well loved ingredient which helps with reducing redness and inflammation and to soothe irritated and sore skin. It also contains peptides such as palmitoyl tripeptide-5, which is in a number of anti-aging creams and products. This particular peptide, should be able to increase collagen production of your skin.
Now I’ve been using this eye cream since the end of January, and it’s now the end of April. It’s not finished yet, but it will be finished soon. I’ll admit that I mostly only use eye cream in the morning because I’m lazy or I forget to apply it at night. I also apply eye creams to multiple parts of my face, such as around my mouth, forehead and my eyes. Because I think these are the parts of our faces that show aging first, and can also do with a little extra attention.
I do have some fine lines under my eyes and what I notice is that sunscreen tends to make them look worse or more obvious. If I skip sunscreen around my eyes, the lines are invisible, but annoying I haven’t found an eye cream that hides them, I guess at this point I am thinking maybe I won’t.
I also have this problem of frowning (and smiling too much) which makes my bb cream crease in my forehead and around my mouth. But some eye creams do actually help with this problem, and are moisturizing enough to prevent these types of lines. The problem for me usually is that – an eye cream that helps my forehead/smile lines usually irritates my eyes. And the eye creams that don’t irritate my eyes don’t tend to do anything else at all. This is the kind of frustrating problem I have, and the reason why I keep trying to find a different or better eye cream.
So, I didn’t have high hopes for this eye cream, I mean I’ve tried so many and most of them aren’t very helpful in my opinion. The first tube of this eye cream, I couldn’t notice a difference, but also it takes time to see results especially when there are peptides, so I was hopeful that over time it would make a difference.
Unfortunately, I still can’t see any kind of results with this eye cream even after using a second tube of it. I tried skipping it some days and my skin looked exactly the same. I could see no difference when I used it and when I didn’t. It didn’t help the skin around my eyes at all, and now that it’s getting cooler it seems way too light for me.
Truthfully, it’s probably too light for my dry/dehydrated skin and I need something heavier than this. The only good thing about this eye cream was that it didn’t irritate my eyes at all. (You can see how terribly dry my hands are in the pictures ☹ I should have put on hand cream… but I didn’t.)
I think this eye cream would be okay for people who have oily or normal skin, because it is quite light. I personally don’t think it’s heavy enough for people with dry skin, unless it’s used in summer or a very humid place. I have no reason to repurchase this eye cream, and unfortunately for me it ended up being another one that wasn’t very helpful.
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