Is This $180 Eye Cream Worth the Splurge?
As a beauty editor, if I’m going to splurge on anything, it’s my skin—whether it be a facial by a celebrity esthetician or a luxurious new product by one of my favorite brands. Call me crazy, but when it comes to spending my hard-earned cash and deflating my wallet, I’d rather be left with clear, radiant skin than a stomach filled with white truffle and edible gold leaf. Just saying! That said, some beauty buys are flat out overpriced and not worth shelling out the extra dough. Don’t get me wrong: I’m a sucker for pretty, fancy-looking packaging to dress up my shelf, but I’m not throwing out Benjamins willy-nilly. I’m smart about my beauty spending (I promise!!), which is why I'm telling you that Giorgio Armani Crema Nera Reviving Eye Cream—at $180 a pop—is worth the splurge.
To be completely upfront, our friends at Giorgio Armani sent over a free sample of this anti-aging eye cream to the Skincare.com team to try so I didn’t exactly pay for it…yet. Once I see the bottom of the jar, restocking will be priority #1 on my to-do list. Ladies, if you’re serious about your skin care and don’t mind dropping a bit of cash, take notes!
GIORGIO ARMANI CREMA NERA REVIVING EYE CREAM
As irony would have it, the eyes are the window to the soul but also one of the first areas of skin to show signs of aging. This eye cream won’t be able to change that sad fact of life, but it can help smooth the look of wrinkles and fine lines, brighten the appearance of under-eye circles, and minimize puffy-looking eyelids. It is formulated with Obsidian Mineral Complex, combined with the brightening and smoothing optical properties of highly concentrated Expanded Obsidian. What’s more, the jar comes equipped with a slide out mirror that can help finesse your application virtually anywhere. I love how easily the formula glides on without leaving behind a sticky, greasy residue. And thanks to the compact mirror, it’s super easy to use while I’m traveling and on the go—note: eye cream is a must have in your carry-on ladies!
To use, spread a little product onto your ring fingertip. Apply using smoothing movements over the upper eyelid and lower eyelid from the inner corner to the outer corner of the eyes. Pay close attention to areas that need extra attention, like crow’s feet for instance.
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