A few months ago, I went into a local beauty salon to get my haircut, and as I was sitting in the chair, I got talking with the owner, who turned out to be an esthetician. She peered critically at my face (you bet it made me feel very uncomfortable) and pronounced my skin to look 'very young', with the exception of my under eye area, which she said was beginning to show first signs of aging, mainely in the form of dryness and fine lines toward the outer corners of my eyes. She obviously proceeded by attempting to talk me into buying a miracle cream she was selling - which I obviously disregarded - but it got me thinking that maybe my eyes needed some extra TLC to look plump and smooth again.
As you may remember, I'd been using Deciem SubQ Eyes Serum (reviewed here), which is a lightweight gel containing retinol - I discontinued using that after I found out I was pregnant, and was again on the lookout for a good nourishing eye cream. Even though I liked using the SubQ, I still felt like it wasn't quite moisturizing for my dry under eyes. And then a beautiful parcel from Nuxe landed on my doorstep, and inside I found this emerald gem: the new Nuxe Nuxuriance Ultra Anti-Ageing Eye & Lip Contour* ($49 for 0.5 fl oz/ 15 ml, available on Nuxe's website here. Also, great news - Nuxe's products are now available on Ulta.com, and currently they're all on sale to boot!).
Nuxe claims their new eye cream 'acts on wrinkles, slackening of the skin, dark spots, puffiness and dark circles' with actives from saffron and bougainvillea. It contains at least 94.6% of natural origin ingredients, including sunflower oil, glycerin, urea, caffeine and hyaluronic acid. It's also paraben-free, and features a 'special scent for the delicate skin around the eyes and lips'.
As may be expected from a product containing saffron, this eye cream is slightly yellow-tinted, and has a bit of a thicker cream texture that nevertheless absorbs quickly and easily into the skin with little to no tac...