La Mer is one of those iconic brands that I always get excited about. I think it’s safe to say that the La Mer products have gained that larger than life status, so you can imagine my motivation to test and review their latest it-product was rather high. The Illuminating Eye Gel really sparked my interest – my chronic lack of sleep + me turning 26 this year (omg – let’s not talk about that) have put me on a quest towards finding the right eye products. And hooray, I found it!
WHAT DOES IT PROMISE?
La Mer injects all of their products with their legendary Miracle Borth, a mixture of healing ingredients that jump-start your skin’s natural renewal process. Antioxidants within the Awakening Ferment help protect against the aging effects of the environment, fatigue and stress as the Illuminating Ferment promotes a luminous new look. Your eyes will look youthful, energized and awakened.
WHAT DOES IT DO?
I use this product twice a day – after cleaning my face in the morning and right before going to bed at night. I don’t know how they do it, but I look more well-rested and awake by the time my alarm goes off in the morning. Before putting on my make-up, I’ll dab a small dot of product onto my eyes, dabbing it in and rubbing it out around my eye area. The eye gel comes with a tutorial on how to apply the product for the best results. But even when I don’t have time for the whole routine in the morning, I’ll just apply a small pinch with my fingers and immediately notice the difference. Lighter, brighter and smoother eyes! My make-up looks more beautiful after applying the eye gel, and I just feel fresher and totally ready to tackle the day. Yep, I really found the Holy Grail of eye creams!
WHERE TO BUY AND FOR HOW MUCH?
Holy grails don’t come cheap, and unfortunately that’s no different with the La Mer Illuminating Eye Gel. A bottle of 15ml of magic will set you back €120, but oOn the bright side: you only need such a small amount a day, so the product will last you quite a while. Buy your La Mer products at Ici Paris XL or order them online here.
Get it. It is expensive, no doubt about it, but I rather spend my money on a product that I’m really content with, than on a cheaper version that doesn’t really do the trick.