The Innarah Eye Treatment Crème is the second product of the range that I have been very fortunate to trial. Innarah is a range that I have not used before, mainly and regrettably due to the rather high price tags attached their products. This said, I will always attempt to ‘stretch’ my budget if I find a hero product that addresses my ageing concerns. I am relatively lucky not to suffer many lines around my eye area even approaching my mid-forties, however, sensitivity due to long hours spent in front a computer and allergies are an issue for me and I regularly suffer from irritation and puffiness in the eye area. Because of this I have to be extremely careful when selecting eye products.
I received a sample of Innarah’s Eye Treatment Crème which boasts a rather impressive and comprehensive list of ingredients, all combined into one small pot. Innarah’s comprehensive description of this product states the following…
A silky and luxurious, ultra-hydrating crème designed to improve natural functions of the skin in the delicate area around the eye. Our revolutionary Eye Treatment Crème, a proprietary complex of anti-inflammatory ingredients, helps strengthen the tissue around the eye, diminish the appearance of dark circles and puffiness, soften lines and wrinkles, and reveal healthier, more revitalized skin.
My first thoughts were pure excitement as this sounds like the perfect product for me! The Crème is said to have anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant benefits and contains a stunning array of vitamins and minerals. Perhaps one of the most intriguing ingredients is ‘Elk Antler Velvet’. This immediately had me running to the internet to research this ingredient. The trust WWW provided this information..
‘Elk velvet antler use in the Orient dates back more than 10,000 years, according to the Meadow Creek Elk Farms website. Elk velvet antler use for health reasons is more than 2,000 years old and dates back well before the 1700s in European and English medications
Naturally occurring in elk velvet antler are essential amino acids, fatty acids such as linolenic acid, various minerals including magnesium, potassium, calcium, iron and phosphorus, according to Meadow Creek Elk Farms. Also present are major structural lipids or fats, collagen (a protein fiber substance of the body's connective tissue), glucosamine sulfate, anti-inflammatory agents and proteoglycans, which are important for joint cartilage and elasticity.’
Innarah states that no animal testing has occurred and I have it on good authority that our lovely Elks are not harmed during the harvesting of the velvet (thank goodness).
After my research I was excited to begin my trial. The Crème itself arrived in a small travel size pot and inside there is a slightly off white crème based product. The Crème has a slightly gel like feel. The medium consistency makes it easy to dab your finger into the pot to remove the product. After researching the full size product I note that this is also housed in a pot. I am not a big fan of this type of dispenser for eye products and dipping a finger into any product can cause contamination and over use. The price tag of this Crème would justify a pump dispense in my opinion. The Crème is fragrance and colour free which is perfect for a high quality eye treatment. Many products that claim to be fragrance free often have an underlying scent but Innarah’s Crème is truly ‘scentless’!
The Crème is very easy to apply and glides on beautifully without fuss. There is an instant soothing and refreshing feel and the delicate skin around my eyes readily absorbed the product without leaving a tacky and oily residue. Innarah states that there is an instant visual reduction in fine lines. I did not note this but was very impressed with the lightweight refreshing formula. My makeup applied easily over the top. I am usually very sensitive to crème based eye products and often find that they cause puffiness. This did not happen at all with this product and I was thrilled. Considering it claims to have an anti-oxidant and ant-inflammatory action this got 100% marks for me. Over a few weeks I have indeed noticed a reduction in puffiness and my eye area is sufficiently hydrated. I have not noted, sadly, a reduction in the fine lines however.
All in all, this treatment cream really is a delightful and effective product, which offers most of the stated benefits. There are visible results and for me this was mainly a reduction in sensitivity and puffiness. Would I be willing to part with £97.00 for 15ml of this product….well sadly I would not. For ladies or gentlemen that have no strings on their purses or wallets I would say a hearty YES but for me, the results of this product needed to bring a little more to the table to encourage me to purchase a full size product at price.
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