Review: The Body Shop Vitamin E Eyes Cube

Everyone has different talents – I envy those who can calculate sums and divide a group dinner’s monies that easily. I also envy those who have superby hand-eye coordination skills. Of course, there’s many more talents I envy, but then again, I shall be content with what I have – the talent of sniffing out bullshit and evil eyeballing them. I imagine myself shooting eye daggers at them – Take that, you floozey! -pew pew-:D Insane superhero day dreams aside, my eyes are often tired from work, writing and blogging, so I was rather keen to try this one out.

The Body Shop Vitamin E Eyes Cube (1)The Body Shop Vitamin E Eyes Cube – SGD$19.90

The Body Shop Vitamin E Eyes Cube (5)

The Body Shop Vitamin E Eyes Cube (2)

The Body Shop Vitamin E Eyes Cube (3)

The Body Shop Vitamin E Eyes Cube (4)

The Body Shop Vitamin E Eyes Cube InstagramMy Instagram shot 😀


I say…

The Packaging: It’s a very compact, short and stout tube that’s about 7-8cm tall – kinda like a fatter dwarf-version of the slim elf lipstick. The product twists up and has a click-on cap.

The Scent: None, which means that it’s fragrance-free and is less/unlikely to irritate the eyes. Yay!

The Application/Texture: Well, it’s pretty much idiot-proof – simply twist up the bullet and dab/swipe gently it to the undereye area. There seems to be a very, very slight shimmery finish but nothing to the point that’s OTT. It’s just a very, very subtle and sheer sheen that’s almost colourless. There’s almost no afterfeel (not greasy, not sticky, nada) – save for the sheen, you probably wouldn’t remember that you’d applied it.

The Verdict: Noun confusion aside (hello, where’s the cube?), it’s essentially like a lip balm / solid eye cream for your undereye area and is said to deliver hydration to the thin skin there. To be honest, I was sort of expecting this to be those carry-around (therefore the size) insta-cooling products where it delivers an ice-cool sensation to the skin (which probably explains why I wasn’t much impressed at first). After some research, I realised that it is actually an eyecare product. It does away with the need to pat the cream into the skin, and helps to slightly hydrate the slightly parched/dry skin under the eye. For me, it does not do anything for the dark eye circles. Also, if you’re looking for something to really quench your skin’s thirst, you might want to look for a gel-/cream-based product cos this is mostly an emollient surface product that prevents further moisture loss – not particularly sure if it can replenish lost moisture. Great for those looking for a basic eyecare product and are strapped for time in the mornings/nights, as well as those with sensitive skin types.


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