Laughter lines, crow’s feet, dirty big wrinkles…whatever you call them, we all have them! I don’t worry too much about them right now (they are there but I have bad eyesight) but I have to admit to wondering what I can do now (as I approach 40) to prevent them being more of an issue when I get older.
So when John Lewis asked me if I’d like to try one of their range of Clarisonic products, the eye specific Clarisonic Opal Sonic Infusion System, I seem to recall replying to the email rather quickly….and after a few days, here’s what arrived:
The instructions are to put a squirt of gel onto the head of the Opal (which is dipped and holds just the right amount of gel) and switch it on, while holding to the boned area around your eye – not near the eye. It vibrates for 30 seconds while you circle it and then switches itself off. Fool proof! The head is nothing like the cleansing Clarisonics – it’s made of a very soft rubber so as not to damage the delicate skin around your eye.
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But does it make a difference? Well, as an infrequent wearer of eye cream, I found this a much easier yet gentle way to apply it. The vibration literally leaves the skin around your eyes tingling. We all know the benefits of massage for releasing toxins and improving skin tone and it really feels like you’ve given this delicate area a little massage every time you use it.
While the deeper wrinkles are still there, the skin around my eyes does look less crepey and my dark circles are not as obvious. Co-incidence or not, two different people on two separate occasions in the past week have told me I look younger!
But for me, the key here is that his reluctant eye-cream user has found a fun yet effective way to look after the skin around my eyes and if I can prevent any more wrinkles developing, I’ll happily take what I have so far into my 40’s.
In return for doing this review, John Lewis gave me a voucher to spend on some make-up for the Christmas season. I used it to invest in a John Lewis own brand eye-shadow brush, a liquid eyeliner from Rituals and Bobbi Brown Luminous Moisturising Foundation (seriously, THE best foundation out there).
So tell me – have you ever used a Clarisonic, either a cleanser one or this Opal system for the eyes? I’d love to hear about your experience. Having used the Opal and read The Online Stylist’s review of her Mia System, I’m wondering if the latter might make the perfect Christmas present…hint, hint!