This is our review of Aveeno Active Naturals Positively Ageless Lifting & Firming Eye Cream with Natural Shiitake Complex which is just one of the products in the active naturals range from Aveeno containing products from nature proven to have beneficial effects on the skin.
This product contains wheat protein for its firming effect and shiitake mushrooms – the good thing is that because this eye cream is from Aveeno, you can trust it to be gentle, no matter how sensitive your skin is.
This product is branded as one which will visible reduce the appearance of dark circles under eyes and generally brighten the delicate skin of the eye area whilst providing a lifting and firming action which will reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles around the eyes.
The pump dispenser bottle is great for ensuring that the product remains hygienic throughout and also that it lasts a long time. The dispenser is effective and you get hardly any left in the bottom when you have finished the contents so there is almost no wastage. However, the pump bottle is a little tricky to get open the first time but after that, it is fine.
“My results have been stellar. In the mornings, I wake up with no puffiness, no dark circles, the fine lines at the corner of my eyes are disappearing, and I even think my eyes look brighter and younger! My concealer usage below my eyes has drastically reduced, because I honestly don’t need it anymore! crazy!”
If you have already used Aveeno moisturizing products on your face, you will probably already be a fan. This product is lighter and does not leave a greasy feel on the under eye area. The cream contains brightening agents which make the treated skin look more luminous and this is pretty effective on those dark circles. The brightening effect seems to build up over a few weeks of continuous use.
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“I’ve got hereditary issues with dark circles thanks to my mom so I’ve tried several products before. This is hands down the best product for its price.”
Reviews I have read online are quite enthusiastic on the effects of this product on dark circles, less so on the lifting and firming or anti-aging effects. Reactions seem to be mixed about the effects on puffiness – some reviewers are very enthusiastic, others less so.
I would definitely recommend using this product at night but as it does not contain any SPF so if you are using it in the morning, you would probably want to apply make-up over this cream to get protection from the sun for the under eye area.
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“To get to the bottom line, I got it last week[came pretty quick], put it on twice a day as directed, now it’s been a week since I started, and I have little to no dark circles. My dark circles looked really bad, no matter how much sleep I got, they wouldn’t go away.”
Overall, I would definitely buy this product again for the gentleness and the fact that it does not irritate my skin and definitely has given an improvement to the dark shadows beneath my eyes, my skin really does look brighter. I also like the pump dispenser which makes this quite economical.
If you would like to read more, or order this product for yourself, this link takes you to the Amazon product page where it is available at a great price!