It's gonna get sappy up in here.
By now, you guys are probably aware that I am a little hypersensitive about dark circles under my eyes, and the bags and puffiness that come with them. We all have that thing, that beauty issue we focus on more than others, and I guess fighting dark circles is mine. Fascinating, I know.
For one, it’s hereditary. No, seriously. One time, my mom mentioned the bags under my eyes and was like, “You’re welcome.” I was doomed from the beginning! Unfair! Pair that with working all the time and trying to maintain some sort of social life, which all adds up to never getting any sleep. WAAAH, whatever, you’ve heard this all before.
What I’m saying is that if I’m gonna spend my money on an eye cream, it had better go the extra mile, you know? It needs to really work, not just be "good for my skin," whatever that means. Sure, I guess getting like, vitamins and antioxidants from your products is great and all, but if they're not making a visible difference, a.k.a. making me look BETTER, then what's the point? Asking the big questions today, people!
I have blessedly calm skin so I’m not asking for much; all I need is some results when it comes to my eyes! ONE JOB. And with all of those eye creams out there, it’s hard to know where to start. And when you settle on one that you think is right for you, it’s hard to really be sure until you spend your hard earned dollaz on it and see the results, if there are any.
Last week, a friend of mine texted me, sage that I am, with this very question. Isn’t it fabulous when your friends come to you with advice? I mean, I’m always there for my friends but, for the love of god, don’t ask for my advice on your stupid relationship (LOL, who would do that?) -- but eye cream advice? Now THAT’S me.
As I’ve told you before, I’ve spent the last year or two sifting through products to help with my eye region -- with varying success. I found that if you’re really serious about improving your eye situation, you’re going to have to invest. I’m not saying that you have to spend a TON of money, because you shouldn’t. But, be open to looking outside of the drugstore. Maybe the perfect product for you is at the drugstore, but for me, it’s not.
I’m going to tell you about the first eye cream that really gave me noticeable results.
I mean, LOOK AT MY FACE.
Mad? I bet!
I initially thought that it was just another eye cream. I only tried it because it had somehow made its way into my apartment, stealthily lurking in my bathroom just waiting to be used. I don’t know what made me pick it up and put it on, but as soon as I did, I knew that this was a product that I would use until it was gone.
The reason being is that from the moment I smeared it under my eyes, it felt different than anything I’d used before. There was just the slightest bit of -- not *tingling* per se, but it felt like my eyes were buzzing, and just a bit warm. In a good way! Like the bags under my eyes were being tap-danced upon by one thousand tiny demons.
GinZing is made from caffeine from the coffee bean, ginseng (get it?), and magnolia extract, which naturally calms skin. You can really feel this potent blend refreshing your skin and waking it up as the caffeine stimulates blood flow, which reduces dark circles and restores radiance. It will take you forever to go through a pot of it, but it won’t take you long to notice the results. I noticed my dark circles were drastically reduced in just a couple of weeks, and my skin was less sallow and, yeah, I'll say it: more ~radiant~.
GinZing Refreshing Eye is only $30, and it is definitely a product worth spending your damn money on. Dude, I love money, and I won't tell you to part with yours unless it's that good. Unlike the perfect shade of lipstick or nail polish, you can’t really “dupe” a great skincare product. You get what you pay for when it comes to products like eye creams, so if you want to see results, you’re going to have to invest a little. That, or keep your dark circles, which you and I both know I don’t want to do. And are there better eye creams out there? Sure. But the point remains, this product changed the way I look at skincare, and I know you’ll love it, too.
Tynan is buzzing on Twitter: @TynanBuck.