Shiseido Benefiance WrinkleResist24 Intensive Eye Contour Cream Review

Shiseido Benefiance WrinkleResist24 Intensive Eye Contour Cream review and swatches

Shiseido Benefiance WrinkleResist24 Intensive Eye Contour Cream Review

Shiseido Benefiance WrinkleResist24 Intensive Eye Contour Cream Review

 

 

Shiseido Benefiance WrinkleResist24 Intensive Eye Contour Cream, oh, how I love you.

How I long to slather your creaminess all over my face, how I desire to bathe in your luxuriousness, how I yearn to be enveloped by your ethereal scent.

~Sigh~

Story time!

When I used to watch Sex And The City a few years back, I was so intrigued with the lifestyle of Charlotte York-Goldenblatt. Charlotte was beautiful, she dressed well, she had the kind of job which was portrayed as interesting and sophisticated (art dealer), she lived in a Park Avenue apartment, she married a man who truly loved her, and eventually, she settled into a life of domestic bliss with her adorable family.

Charlotte was sophisticated. She was posh. She was bougie.

(Of course, above all, she was a compassionate, kind person who tried her best to be there for friends and family. But this post is not about that. It’s about her bougie-ness.)

Anyhow, when I apply the Shiseido Benefiance WrinkleResist24 Intensive Eye Contour Cream, Charlotte York-Goldenblatt is who I am reminded of.

This is the eye cream I imagine she pats onto her under-eye every night, as she sits comfortably on a plush ottoman in the dimly-lit, Cleanscented boudoir of her Park Avenue apartment.

The the texture, the packaging, the scent of this cream all scream luxury, sophistication, refinement, elegance. They all scream Charlotte York-Goldenblatt.

~takes a long, deep breath~

~Inhale. Exhale.~

Well. Ok, then!

Now that I’m done proclaiming my love for Charlotte, and comparing her to this cream, let’s go over the basics of this eye cream.

The 411

(Sidenote: do people still use that phrase? “The 411”? Am I getting old?)

This eye cream is available in Sephora and Ulta, and it retails for a whopping $57 for 15 ml.

I, too, was initially blown away by the price-to-quantity ratio, but for me, this product is well worth the investment.

You need only the tiniest dot of product to provide your under-eye with a silky, rich burst of hydration that will last all day. Seriously. This cream is so rich, and so potent, and so powerfully hydrating, that I cannot wear it under my makeup in the daytime. It is too emollient for that, and I feel it does not fully absorb under makeup.

Despite that flaw, I use it as a night cream and boy, do I love using it that way.

Each night, I treat myself to a tiny little amount of this eye cream (like 1/4 of a pea-size is more than enough to cover my entire orbital bone), and each morning I wake up to a plump-looking under-eye area.

I am not really old, still in my early twenties, so most people would argue that I don’t really need such intensive eye care. However, I have very dry skin, especially around my eyes and lips, and this more than takes care of that.

The key is to start with a very small amount, because too much will leave you with a greasy, clogged face.

This cream does have mineral oil as an ingredient, and I usually break out because of mineral oil, but I have yet to experience any breakouts or milia with this cream. I have been using it for nearly two months now.

Like I mentioned, it is also scented. The scent is not over-powering at all; it is in fact a delicate, sophisticated scent that lingers for a minute or two after application, and then fades away. Scented products usually bother my skin, but this one does not.

TLDR; This is a wonderfully rich and moisturising eye cream which takes away any dry patches or lines that are showing on my face, and provides 24-hour hydration despite being applied only once a day (before bed). A little goes a very long way; I’ve had my jar for two months now, and it has barely a dent in it.

Needless to say, I love this cream and I will definitely repurchase it when I run out. I will also update this post with new thoughts once I have finished my current jar.

With Shiseido’s Benefiance eye cream, they have a chance at it.

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