Great product, but not convinced
Posted on Nov 13, 2009
I love this eye cream. It goes on smoothly, absorbs quickly, yet isn't so emollient that it makes my eye makeup smear all over. I've had moisturizers that I relegated to nighttime use only because they were so slick that I looked like a raccoon by the end of the day. I put Shikai to the test and it works beautifully day or night (although note: this doesn't contain sunscreen, so if you use it in the morning, be sure to get SPF from another product). I also have very sensitive eyes from LASIK and this product did not irritate at all. In fact, it's light but still feels effective (at moisturizing) and soothing. I can't claim it reduces wrinkles or eliminates dark circles, but I'm firmly in the camp that no eye cream can. And this definitely improved skintone and made my skin softer, without the glitter and gimmicks of other eye creams out there.
The only thing that makes me hesitate to repurchase this exact formulation is the price. I have and use the complete line of Borage Therapy lotions, and according to the ingredients list, the eye cream isn't much different from the facial lotion, which barely differs from the body lotion and hand cream. But this is a measly 0.5 oz tube for more than the cost of the 8 oz pump size!
I ultimately decided to try the eye cream, despite the rip-off potential, because it comes in a travel-friendly, easy-to-apply sanitary tube, and because it's the only product in the line that contains cucumber extract, which seemed like it could be beneficial (or a really good advertising ploy!). Plus, the price itself is actually not bad for an eye cream, especially when purchased from iherb, and if there were no other Shikai Borage options, I would be devoted to this. But I can't shake the feeling that I could just use the lotion with the same results...
Bottom line: I can honestly say that I'm very happy with Shikai Borage Dry Skin Therapy Eye Cream, but will have to experiment using the other versions before I commit to this.