Before trying a new product, it is important for me to think about my history with the brand that produced the item.
Having tried It Works! Global Ultimate Body Applicator, I have to admit that I am a fan of the company's products! Their non-woven cloth wrap was a great body-shaping product that was nearly hassle-free. Given that success, I jumped at an opportunity to try the It Works! Lip & Eye, a moisturizing cream gel designed to be a multitasker in smoothing, firming and revitalizing two very delicate facial areas.
With hopes of finding something to fight dryness and tired eyes, this product was intriguing to me. Moisturizing is such an intregral part of a gal's beauty routine so targeted moisturizers like this item are high on my list. I began applying a dollop of the It Works! moisturizer, infused with green tea and aloe, on a Friday before Memorial Day. The tube packaging made it easy to squeeze a small amount out, using my ring finger to apply to my eye and lip areas.
The gel has no noticeable smell to me, but I did experience minor irritation upon application (probably given my very sensitive skin!) But quickly, the irritation had disappeared! I rubbed in the gel, which didn't feel very oily. I gotta say that the natural botanicals-based formula was light, soaking into my skin immediately.
Overall, it was a positive first experience minus the slight stinging. I was able to put on foundation around my lip and eye areas after blotting my face with no added irritation or problems. It's important for me to identify moisturizers that work with my foundation so this one was fine.
The product also claims to provide a tensor effect, a term meaning giving a more "youthful look."
After using the gel for a week, my irritation got milder. I also noticed more tighter skin and a smoother texture, which is a huge plus for me. Combating the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and laugh lines wasn't one of my concerns or problems, so I can't judge this product's ability to do that. But as far as banishing puffiness and those pesky under-the-eye-bags, I have to say that my eyes looked brighter and alive again after two weeks.
As a staff writer for an online publication, my eyes look tired very quickly. I think this product is a great helper in that area!
Overall, from a scale of 1 (least favorable) to 10 (most favorable,) I give a 7 1/2 to this product!
To sum up, here's the quick lowdown on It Works! Lip & Eye Moisturizer:
Pro: Targeted to delicate facial areas, Smooths skin tone and texture, Reinvigorates Tired Eyes
Con: Irritation and Burning Upon Application
Price: $49 Retail, $29 for It Works Loyal Customers
Key Ingredients: Green Tea, Aloe, Jojoba, Lavender
Where/How to Purchase It: Available through It Works! Local Distributor, Online at itworksglobal.com or by phone at 800-537-2395
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