Friday, December 11, 2015

Product Review: Oz Naturals Matrix 6 Bright Eye-Gel


I naturally have really dark circles under my eyes. I inherited them from my grandfather, and even if I am very well rested, I still look like I'm running on low sleep. Throw in an actual lack of sleep and a bit of aging, and well, it's not a pretty sight.

At first, I thought the solution to my problem would be a good concealer. I only just recently began really wearing makeup and still keep it pretty minimal, so I decided to ask a cosmetologist about the dark circles and what could be done. Her immediate question was if I used an eye cream.

Eye cream?

"My mom wears eye cream..." I thought to myself. Surely I am too young to wear eye cream!

But knowing that I should leave anything beauty product related to the professionals, I made a note that, yes, I needed to start trying an eye cream. Not only to lighten my dark circles, but to protect that sensitive area of skin from all of the damage from the sun and computer screen.


Lucky for me, only days after this realization I was presented with an opportunity to try out the OZ Naturals Matrix 6 Mega Bright Eye Gel in exchange for an honest review of the product. It was perfect timing.

And I have to admit, I was pretty excited to try a new type of beauty product and see how it would work out.


And so, here is my review of the OZ Naturals Matrix 6 Mega Bright Eye Gel:

Pros:

The product was very easy to apply and you didn't need a lot of it which meant the bottle would last a while.

It's under $20. While many other similar products cost upwards of $40, this is much more reasonable for my graduate student budget and lifestyle.

It didn't really have a scent which I loved because I'm particular about smells (especially around my face).

It can be used on more parts of your skin including your forehead and cheeks. Not areas of interest to me yet, but definitely a benefit.


Cons:

There was a bit of effort involved in figuring out how to get the bottle to pump out the gel the first time. Once it was working, it was easy-peasy though.

After application my eyes felt a bit sticky. And as it dried, the skin around my eyes felt a bit tight and uncomfortable. I don't know if the tightness is meant to occur, but I was not a fan.

It also left a weird sort of residue on my skin that almost looked like a thin face-mask you were meant to peal off. Not cute.

All in all, I don't know that I really saw results. If I didn't have such an aversion to the way it makes my skin feel (I have a weird thing with textures...) I would probably continue to use it and look more closely at progressing results.

But for now, I am back to the eye cream drawing board. Does anyone have a good, budget-friendly suggestion of one to try?

Peace,
Sarah

**This post was sponsored by Oz Naturals. All opinions are entirely my own.

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    1. Haha I'm so glad I'm not the only one with the dark circle issue! Thanks for reading, Christine!
      Peace, Sarah

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  2. We are on the same shoes, Sarah. I use Clinique at the moment, and I will see the result in 2-3 weeks ahead.

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    1. Oo I would love to hear how it worked for you, Fillia. I've moved on to a Sephora brand cream that I like a lot. Thanks for stopping by!
      Peace, Sarah

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