My skin saviour: Skin Shop Dry Eye Gel review

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If I could only recommend one product to other people for the rest of my life it would be this one. And that’s a pretty bold statement to make!

Around a year ago I developed very dry skin underneath my eyes. I went through so many different eye creams to try to stop looking like I have crocodile skin when I put my makeup on. But nothing worked and I resorted to E45 cream which only kept the dryness at bay for a while but it was awfully heavy and greasy especially on my heavy, slightly oily eyelids. I put up with it for months as it was the best result of all the creams and started using Elizabeth Arden 8 hour cream at night too to prevent the skin from drying out too much overnight.

Then the dry skin slowly started turning red and then I realized that it was turning into eczema and now I had red patches stretching from half way underneath my eye all long the inside and all across the eyelid. Not a good look when you already have quite droopy eyelids. The old routine just wasn’t cutting the mustard anymore and so I started looking for alternatives.  After a bit of research on the topic of eyelid eczema I came across the dry eye gel. There were only a few reviews on it but most were very positive so in a moment of desperation I took a chance on it. And boy am I glad I did!

The dry eye gel is available at www.skinshop.co.uk which is a website for natural solutions to many skin problems such as eczema and psoriasis prone skin. Hydrocortisone cream is a big no no for the eye area as it thins the skin. The skin on your eyelids is the thinnest on your body so you don’t need to be making it any thinner and disintegrating your eyelids away! So the fact that this gel is natural is great for the sensitive eye area. At first I was worried about what the price was going to be as it was a natural product and they can be expensive but it turned out to be only £6.95 for 15ml which I think is very reasonable considering it works so well. The star ingredient in this gel is cardiospermum which is what helps with the itching, redness, dryness and inflammation. If you have eczema on your body it might be worth looking on their website as they also have a stronger version of this gel for the body because they made the dry eye gel gentler for the delicate eye area.

Upon the first application of the dry eye gel the dryness was relieved instantly and it absorbed so quickly due to the light, non sticky gel texture. It is also fine under makeup as I put concealer over the top and it didn’t feel like it wanted to slip off like with the E45 cream. After a few days of using it twice daily the dryness had reduced dramatically and the redness had started to fade. After a week the redness was then completely gone along with the dryness.

Summary:

PROS

  • Fast absorbing
  • Non sticky
  • Relieves dryness instantly
  • Doesn’t make eyelids oily
  • Gets rid of redness
  • Relatively inexpensive
  • Lasts a long time for a 15ml tube

CONS

  • Not widely available in stores, only online

If any of you reading this are suffering with the same problem then I would highly recommend you give this little gem a try!

Dry eye gel is available at www.skinshop.co.uk for £6.95 per 15ml tube

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