On trial: Elizabeth Arden Intervene Pause & Effect Moisture Eye Cream
The price: $70
The judge: Helen, 37. Read Helen’s beauty bio
Containing biodormin technology (trademark of Elizabeth Arden), the claim is that this cream helps minimise the look of existing lines and dark circles as it noticeably firms and smoothes skin’s appearance.
There are no directions for use on the packaging or the jar and it doesn’t have a spatula, so if you’ve got nails or don’t like sticking you fingers into jars (I prefer tubes), you may need to use something to get the product out. I used a leftover spatula from another product.
It’s a light cream with no smell once applied that goes on nicely and feels soothing. It does leave a very light sheen on the skin – that’s not a bad thing as you feel as if it will keep working throughout the day and is keeping the moisture in – but it doesn’t look shiny from a distance.
I have been using the cream for six weeks it in the mornings only and have probably got another six weeks worth of cream left.
Now, did it work…
I have only now started noticing that my existing wrinkles look slightly better. How much better? Well, not enough to make anyone comment or agree with me when I say it’s working. Though I definitely don’t have any dark circles and the skin around my eye area is smooth and feels hydrated.
Would I buy it? At $70, probably not. There’s nothing actually wrong with it, it’s just that another eye cream at a cheaper price would probably do the same for someone like me who likes to use an eye cream in addition to moisturisers.
That said, I really don’t believe that there is any miracle cure in a jar for deeper existing wrinkles, though, with continued use, maybe this will stop me getting any more, or at least slow down the process.
I’ll be keeping a close eye (ha ha!) on other reviews posted on beautyheaven.
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