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There is no denying that Fresh makes lots of lovely products, but for many years my focus had been on their bath and body products. I'm not even sure why I hadn't really tried their skincare products in earnest, but their Black Tea Age-Delay Eye Concentrate has definitely changed my thinking. As all longtime readers know, eye creams are especially tricky territory for me given my tendency to get milia from so many that I have tried. When I first began testing Fresh Black Tea Age-Delay Eye Concentrate I had my typical trepidation, but one look at the list of ingredients made me far less concerned about having an unpleasant reaction. I have learned the hard way that most of the eye creams that cause me trouble are either too rich for me in general, and/or tend to contain petrolatum and mineral oil toward the top of the list of ingredients. Fresh Black Tea Age-Delay Eye Concentrate contains neither of these ingredients, and it has a light fast absorbing consistency. I am overjoyed that it neither gave me milia, nor was it too rich for my delicate skin.
The company claims and product benefits:
Fresh further asserts, "Black Tea Age-Delay Eye Concentrate features a powerful new ingredient for Fresh: noni fruit juice. Rich in sugar and antioxidants, the juice of this exotic Japanese super fruit is known to retain and increase moisture, improving the appearance of the skin. It originates from the archipelago of Okinawa, where women reportedly enjoy the world’s longest life expectancy."
“We took all of the amazing protective and firming benefits of black tea and powered them with noni juice for next- level age-delay performance,” says Lev Glazman, Fresh Co-founder. “As we mature, our skin is unable to retain as much moisture as it used to, especially the delicate area around the eyes. Together, black tea and noni juice offer the perfect age-delay brew.”
• Black tea ferment helps to soften, smooth, and brighten the skin.
• Black tea leaf extract is known for its ability to protect skin from free-radical damage while helping to soothe.
• Blackberry leaf extract helps keep the skin firm, smooth, and supple and has powerful antioxidant properties.
• Lychee seed extract helps maintain the skin’s elasticity and smoothness.
My experience: The first big observation was that Fresh Black Tea Age-Delay Eye Concentrate neither gave me milia, nor made my sensitive eyes in the least bit reactive. In my initial testing period I used it exclusively both day and night for a period of about a month. While it gave me no trouble, the real question is whether I experienced any real tangible benefits that made any difference in the appearance or texture of my delicate eye area, and the answer is yes.
Fresh Black Tea Age-Delay Eye Concentrate is a lightweight and fast absorbing eye cream that is very hydrating. Unlike the many heavy eye creams that I have tried, this one doesn't sit on top of the skin and clog the delicate skin with milia. It quickly hydrates the skin, and leaves it luxuriously soft and silky. It plumps fine lines, and appears to make my skin firmer and slightly lifted. I also have noted a radical reduction in my dark circles. Furthermore, on the occasions that I have gotten puffy eyes, I patted this eye cream on, and it worked wonders reducing the puffiness. Fresh Black Tea Age-Delay Eye Concentrate has a light scent of Black Tea that is quite pleasant, but isn't long lasting.
While I found that I had immediate results from Fresh Black Tea Age-Delay Eye Concentrate, and that it gives me all of the moisture and hydration that I need-- it may not be rich enough for those among you who rely on a very thick and rich eye cream for particularly dry skin. I think that this eye cream would function well as a serum underneath a heavier eye cream for those with very dry skin, or it could be worn during the daytime when a lighter eye cream might be preferred.
I am very happy with Fresh Black Tea Age-Delay Eye Concentrate because it has delivered on the promises made, and it works very well on my delicate and finicky eye area. For me, the lightweight hydrating formula works beautifully and offers me all of the moisture I need without any of the problems that I tend to experience with richer eye creams. Furthermore, it is a refreshing and cooling eye cream that makes the skin in my delicate eye area feel good-- so I am very happy to have this eye cream in rotation.
Free of Parabens, Sulfates and Phthalates.
Overall assessment: I am very happy with Fresh Black Tea Age-Delay Eye Concentrate, and continue reaching for it on a daily basis. If you are like me and generally have a problematic relationship with many of the eye creams on the market-- then I would suggest trying a sample of Fresh Black Tea Age-Delay Eye Concentrate to see if it might work for you as well. I am very pleasantly surprised by its efficacy, and am supremely happy with my results! Now I want to try more skincare products from Fresh!
$85.00 for 0.5 oz from Fresh, Sephora, Neiman Marcus & Nordstrom (Affiliate Links).
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