Friday, 15 May 2015

INSTANATURAL EYE SERUM // BEAUTY REVIEW


I mention way too often that I have been cursed with under eye circles that no amount of Boi-Ing concealer can hide. InstaNatural heard my outcry and kindly sent me the
'Youth Express Eye Serum' to try out.

I'm going to be honest, as much as I attempt to cover my face in makeup to hide these pesky bags, I've not actually tried many under eye creams or serums - often believing it's all a lot of hype. Of those I have tried however, none of them have made enough of a difference to become a staple in my skincare routine.


 InstaNatural offer all sorts of serums, gels and creams for various skin types and problems. I'd heard a little about the brand on the social media grapevine but never used any of their products. The package was sent to me super quickly after a mix up with the order and their customer service was spot on. That's certainly a good start to trying a new product from a brand you've not used before!



The first thing I noticed on opening the serum was the colour. A luminescent orange is not what I expected but hey, anything to counteract the darkness, right?!

It has a pipette applicator which is something I didn't find altogether useful to apply directly to my face but instead used the excess to apply it in semi circles underneath my eyes. The consistency is like Calpol (for all you UK readers!) therefore a little gloopy but won't run down your face. I found it an odd formula to get used to putting under my eyes if I'm honest but you don't need to use a lot as the coverage is great. 

This product claims to:

- Reduces appearance of dark circles, puffiness & saggy eyes 
- Diminishes the appearance of wrinkles & fine lines 
- Increases elasticity, firms and plumps the skin around eyes 
- Provides improved tone and texture of skin 
- Hydrates the delicate eye area to prevent premature ageing 
- Helps you achieve a more radiant, brighter complexion


Of the above, I'd agree with the fact it plumps the skin around my eyes a little without making them look puffy and tired. It definitely hydrated my skin and dries pretty quickly but I didn't feel it 'brightened' my complexion, unfortunately. I've found that using it morning AND evening gives slightly better results than once a day.

As for the colour, the serum needs to be rubbed in thoroughly to avoid any orange patches which is a downside.

At a normal RRP of £39.95, I think this product is overpriced in comparison to some of the better known brands out there with very similar products. It is on sale on Amazon at the minute however, so may be worth a try if, like myself, you really struggle to find a solution.

I think I'll continue the search for brighter eyes but I'll definitely be looking into moisturisers from InstaNatural - hopefully the hydration aspect continues throughout their range!



This review is for a product I was gifted, however all views are my own and unbiased. Obviously. Otherwise I'd just say it was perfect. Read more here: disclaimer.