As I mentioned in my Korres post, although I love makeup, skincare is my real passion. If I had tried harder in school I would have loved to be a dermatologist (although unfortunately I enjoyed being a kid too much and didn't work to my full potential!)
My whole family and I suffer from quite dark under eye circles, which I hear are hereditary. Whilst my mum and I can cover ours with concealer (we both covet Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer) whilst my brothers don't have any easy out. Aside from lack of sleep, there aren't many explanations for this problem, and as we all get plenty of sleep (I'm known to be quite the heavy sleeper!) the best step is eye products that target this specific problem. Boots Botanics is one of my favourite brands especially after their rebranding (the new-ish packaging is beautiful) and after spotting their Refreshing Eye Roll-on I couldn't resist. I couldn't tell much about the product from the primary packing but assumed it would have a metal ball for the roll-on which I knew would be cold and soothing.
The product contains 'brightening hibiscus' and is a thin gel that you squeeze form the tube and roll on under the eyes. I like to put plenty on after my moisturiser, and let it sink in a bit with my moisturiser before patting the excess all around the eyes. I noticed a difference from the first use. Although it does minimal soothing to the dark circles, especially in the inner corners of my eyes where the skin is still a blueish colour, the puffiness is definitely significantly reduced, and teamed with concealer, very effective. It's suititble for all skin types, meaning that I'm planning to buy one for my little brother (I say 'little', he's 6ft2"!) as he is very self conscious about his eyes too. I find this product especially useful on mornings that I've had little sleep and is nice to leave on in the evenings during a leisurely pamper session. The cold metal roll on is soothing and, of course, cold pressure reduces puffiness significantly.
At £6.29, it's relatively inexpensive, especially compared to the Nip + Fab cream product I've been using that's £15.99 (review coming soon). Especially as Botanics are often on 3 for 2, I think it's a good price for something that you will definitely use at least once a day (I use it morning and night, as well as before going out!) and you will hopefully see results, like I have.
Sorry for the lack of posts recently, and thank you all for bearing with me. I've had so much stress on with uni as well as preparing for the summer, so haven't had much time for blog-related things, although I have lots planned for May, including another giveaway!