If you’ve been following me for a little while, you’ll remember my review of the Unique formula collagen gel from the lovely Eyewake, who have just released an exciting new product; an anti-wrinkle face cream. Eyewake was my first ever collaboration, so when they contacted me to work together again on their new release, I was honoured.
If you haven’t heard of them before, Eyewake strive to provide high quality, ethical products with proven ingredients to tackle signs of fatigue and aging on the skin. Eyewake do not test their products on animals and are a cruelty free brand suitable for Vegans.
As I mentioned before, I previously tried the collagen gel for the eye area and absolutely fell in love with it. You may notice mine is in a slightly different packaging to what’s currently on the market; that’s because Eyewake have listened to the feedback of their customers and adjusted their product accordingly. An admirable and positive trait in my eyes.
Suitable for both men and women, this face cream aims to re-energize the skin, improve complexion, reduce fine lines and wrinkles to leave you with a flawless and youthful looking skin. The unique formula is packed with hyaluronic acid, coenzyme Q10, natural plant botanicals, collagen and antioxidants, which all work in harmony to leave your face feeling and looking radiant. This cream can be used day and night, and even claims it can be used as a primer before you apply your daily makeup. Retailing at £22.95 on Amazon (but currently discounted!), I’d say the product is reasonably priced, especially when you consider I’m only now starting to run out of the eye gel, and I’ve used that almost daily since my review.
When I first opened this up on arrival, the first thing that stuck me was that the packaging felt of a much higher quality than it had way back with the eye gel. The cream comes in a pretty frosted glass jar with a reflective silver lid, which is a step up from the all plastic packaging before. The jar itself comes housed in a box made of sturdy, recyclable card, just what you’d expect from such an ethical and conscientious brand. The design of black logo and text on a white background has remained, and to me looks clean, crisp and appealing.
Upon using for the first time, I found that the cream didn’t have any scent to it and was a reasonably light formula. It was easy to spread over the skin, and although it initially left a little bit of a tacky feeling, it did dry down within a few minutes when it had full absorbed. Whilst I haven’t really had any breakouts, my skin hasn’t felt great recently, it seems to be either over dry or over oily, and has felt textured no matter how much I exfoliate. After a few uses of this cream I did find that my skin felt smoother, and it does certainly look a lot brighter.
Given the claim that this cream can double up as a primer, I felt I had to put this to the test too – I wouldn’t be doing a good job if I didn’t would I? My makeup did go on fine, and it did more or less stay in place all day, but it didn’t look as matte as it usually does and was on the brink of looking patchy by 5pm. Whilst it does do what it says, I think I’ll continue using mattifying primers to hold my foundation.
My overall verdict is that this is a product worth trying. It won’t break the bank, and helped with the different problems having combination to oily skin causes.