Why I'm Loving this £1.50 Eye Cream!


Hello Lovlies,

So you might be thinking what's that title all about Abbey? Are you intrigued, keep reading to find out why Im loving a £1.50 eye gel...yes for real!

As we all know Boots is the home of all our beauty, skincare and haircare needs (plus many others) but have you ever actually delved into the Boots own brand section? Well if your answer is no then heres a few helpful hints. Boots own brand skincare is actually called Boots Essentials, and they're range is so helpful for those on a budget! Yes Im really, honestly loving my Boots Essentials Cucumber Eye Gel priced at an amazing £1.50 for a generous 50g. The boots essential range also includes wet wipes, hair dryers and makeup brushes...the list is frankly endless.

Lets talk about the eye gel. So first up the price as I've said is an amazing price for budget beauty, and those of us uni students who want the best but can't always afford everything thats #worththehype so I definitely recommend giving this eye gel a go - if yours is running low...buy this! Before this eye gel I repurchased the simple soothing eyes cream at £4.02, also a brilliant budget buy! So I thought why not try a cheaper one, they all do the same job right?

Doing the job is exactly what this eye gel does, much like the Simple one in a sense. The cooling cucumber is really refreshing under my eyes (I mostly have slight dark circles) and what I really look for in an eye cream is the wetness it gives. Now I know that may seem strange but I feel if its more wet than creamy then it is really doing the job I want it to = more satisfying. I have branched out into high end eye creams in the recent past and I have to say, they aren't really for me - I tend to stick with what I know, and now I know this I will be purchasing the Boots Essentials again in the future.

I also find for a budget buy the packaging is quite sleek and not at all cheap feeling on the skin let alone on my skincare shelf. In fact this product fits quite well on my shelf with its little Liz Earle family (Click Here for my Liz Earle post).

This eye gel claims...

"Boots Essentials Cucumber Eye Gel is infused with soothing cucumber and vitamins, this gel is easily absorbed to cool, refresh, reduce puffiness and lightly hydrate the delicate eye area. Suitable for all skin types."  

Taken from Boots.com

Truth be told this eye gel really does leave my under eyes feeling refreshed and hydrated instantly, I would also say there isn't much of a smell to this product at all which could be good or bad for you but I don't mind it. I use this all over my under eyes with light tapping movements with my ring fingers (as that finger has the lightest touch for the most sensitive and most important part of skin on your face) I also tap the product upwards towards my temples and apply this to my eye lids, but that is just personal preference.

Overall I think you should give this product a try, maybe if you're getting into a funk with your eye cream switch it up a bit! However I'm always on the hunt for new and exciting game changing products so please comment below or through social media (all my links are in the sidebar) what products are your faves - so I have an excuse to buy more! Hope you liked it! 

Abbey Hearts 

Not a sponsored post, all images are my own, Copyright Abbey Hartley 

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  1. This is a great find, initially I didn't think it would be so hydrating. At the moment, I'm using the by nature from new zealand eye cream, which is more creamy, but it's hard to find in TK Maxx x

    Velvet Blush

    1. Honestly give it a go! Oooo that sounds nice too x

  2. I've ac used boots cucumber face wash on holiday when it was hot and it cooled my face down but I had no idea they did an eye cream gel of it! I use nivea eye cream but I may defo give this a try x

    S x

    1. Ooo Ill have to give that a whirl as well then! yeah defo, such a good quality eye cream for the price! xx


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