Why two tubes? In this case are two tubes better than one?
On closer inspection and a bit of reading (it's important to do that from time to time, or one of these days I swear I'll end up with blonde eyebrows -- don't put it past me) to find out more.
The eye gel is for day, whereas the cream is for night.
Both tubes feature an ingredient called IBR Snowflake, its scientific sounding name is Leucojum aestivum bulb extract.
What the heck is that?
It's [IBR Snowflake] a naturally derived ingredient from the bulb of a Summer Snowflake which has been found to help slow down the skins' ageing process, reduce wrinkles and even lighten skin. In fact, NAT. refers to it as the "botox alternative."
Maybe I should smear this stuff all over my forehead wrinkles while I'm at it!
Now here's where both tubes differ.
NAT.agebloc eye gel also features AHAs (Alpha-Hydroxy Acid) for cell turnover and "natural cucumber, chamomile, pansy and lime blossom extracts" to help reduce the appearance of puffiness and darkness in the under eye area. Once applied, the clear gel gives off a cooling/refreshing sensation, dries almost on contact and leaves my eye area properly hydrated.
Huge fan here.
As for the eye cream chamomile extract "soothes and calms" eyes, while the natural vitamin e "helps boost the production of collagen and repair the top layer of skin." For all that the gel brings, NAT.agebloc's eye cream leaves me wanting and expecting more. This particular agent of the night supposedly works to fight fine lines and wrinkles as well, but it has only succeeded at stinging my over-tired eyes. It's certainly not the sort of experience I'm after prior to hitting the sheets.
Personally, I'm going to shelve the eye cream.
Moral to the story: One (the right one, of course) is enough.
The Bagful breakdown:
Total amount for the Nat.Eyes agebloc collection:
- $74.00 AUS — if you don't want the set, the gel and cream are also sold for $39.00 and $49.00, respectively.
Value for money spent (performance and quality):
- 5 out of 10 bags — for the set. When it's time for me to replenish, I'll just buy the eye gel.
Would another purchase be on the horizon?:
- The Sea Salt Smoother sounds enticing.
*PR sample provided – Thoughts and ramblings written here are completely my own.
//source: IBR Snowflake