Sometimes when something drops through my letterbox it gets swooped into my everyday routine quicker than you can say “I love my postman”. And yes I really do. That was the case with Alpha H’s Absolute Eye Complex*. I was coming to the last few squeezes of my Lierac DioptiCalm Anti-Fatigue Eye Balm and with my usual stockist FeelUnique no longer selling it (LookFantastic do have it in stock if you fancy a try), there was soon to be a big eyecream shaped hole in my heart. So I cracked it open immediately and after road-testing it for the last month I’m finally ready to put fingertips to keyboard and declare my love for it…
The Absolute Eye Complex definitely falls into the ‘gel’ category of eye treatments and is a clear formula that sinks into the skin almost immediately – no sticky residue here – in fact it works nicely with a slick of concealer over the top. Hyaluronic Acid pumps moisture into the area and peptides firm surrounding skin. It’s always a toughie to say whether this lives up to its dark circle busting and fine line reducing claims as time is the biggest teller of that one. But patting on this twice a day, drinking more water than a camel and getting a good eight hours of sleep her night is making me look less ‘baggy’ than before. It’s not without its faults though – the plastic packaging means you can’t see when you’re nearing the end, and as it applies at its best when it’s been in the fridge, I’m now developing quite the beauty counter on one shelf much to my boyfriends confusion. But if you want something cooling, soothing and damn nice to apply – then this is your guy.
I’d say my ideal eyecream combo would be the Alpha H during the day or as almost an eye serum in the night, then with the Lierac in the evening either on its own or layered over the Alpha H for some extra oomph. Sounds dreamy – my eyebags are shirking at the thought.