One of the four skincare items I received in my BNT beauty box was the BRTC Bright Eye Vitalizer Cream.* To me it was the most interesting product in the box simply because I had never seen an eye cream in stick form before. I was happy to receive it and start testing it out immediately because I never really replaced my Lancome eye cream samples from a few months back. I’ve been testing out the people-don’t-even-need-an-eye-creams-at-all theory and it’s been all good so far, but I did miss that extra pampering step.
This particular eye cream looks almost medicinal because of the packaging. I feel like I’m about to use some really advanced technological device when I pick it up–but it’s really just a simple twist-up stick. Still, I appreciate the very hygienic-looking packaging. I suppose it does remind me a bit of vitamins, which this product is packed with, apparently. The BRTC Bright Eye Vitalizer Cream is a “vitamin eye cream” that has both anti-wrinkle and whitening effects as well as moisturizing properties. The main ingredients include Niacinamide for brightening, Adenosine to address wrinkles, and Vitamins A, C, B3, B6, and F to enhance elasticity, brighten, moisturize, and calm the skin.
At 23, I don’t have any fine lines around my eyes just yet, but I’m all about preventive care. I also don’t suffer from alarmingly dark circles under my eyes, but I do pull the occasional all-nighter and that will show in my eyes for sure.The product itself is a balm with a texture that reminds me of clear deodorant. It glides onto the under eye area easily and (super cool, guys!) it has a mild cooling effect. It’s not exactly minty, but it’s like a… cooling citrus feel, if that makes sense. It’s not a creamy product at all, as you might have guessed, and it leaves almost no feeling of heavy residue on my skin after application. It sinks in in a snap. That might not be a positive thing to some people who are used to heavier eye creams, but on the plus side it means you can use this in the morning before makeup.
I do have to mention that I was a little confused about how I should use this at first… directly, or with a finger? I tried both and I suppose a combination of finger and direct application is alright. I can’t reach every corner of my eye area when applying directly from the stick. Then again, you aren’t supposed to go too close to the inner corners of your eyes with eye cream anyway. Instead, focus it on the outer corners where crows feet tend to form. I’ve been using this eye cream for a week so far and I can’t say I have noticed any drastic results, but I really like the cooling effect. It’s nice to use in the morning when I’m just starting to wake up, hehe. :) I’ve also not had any averse reaction to it, which is great. Of course, only time will tell when it comes to skin care.
My initial experiences with this product have been surprising all the way. It’s nice to come across a product that isn’t the same old, same old. Of course you could argue that it’s the “same old, same old” products that usually get the work done, but it is still refreshing to see what else the beauty/cosmetic industry has to offer, of course.
The debate/discussion on eye creams is one that I don’t see an end to in the near future. I personally don’t think they’re absolutely necessary, but they are a nice thing to have. They’re closer to the pampering spectrum of the beauty industry than basic skincare products are, I think. As far as eye creams go, then, this isn’t the most luxurious… at least not by my definition of the word. It is, however, very pleasant and enjoyable to use. Effectivity will have to be judged in the long run, so I will get back to you on that. We’ll know if I long for a repurchase once I’ve used this up. :)
*This item was provided to me free of charge. All opinions are my own.