I recently signed myself up to Glossy Box! I’m a bit of a beauty box addict, and I’ve been known to have a few subscriptions over the years. I’ve made it my mission to cancel one subscription before I start another though, otherwise, I end up with a whole bunch of beauty boxes, plus a whole bunch of miniature beauty products, most of which I actually don’t use.
It’s such hard work, being a girl!
I generally find that I fall in love with at least one product out of every beauty box I receive, and that was the case with my first box from Glossy Box. I received a 5 ml miniature bottle of 111Skin Space Defence Bright Eye Lift Gel, among other items. I’m not sure what’s so space-age about it, but I’m a big space-geek, so anything with ‘space’ in the title is a sure-fire winner for me!
I love eye gels. I’m 31 years old now, and I’m starting to get a little worried that I don’t look as youthful as I once did. If we’re getting specific about things, I REALLY worry about dark circles and wrinkles. I’ve spent a small fortune on products that haven’t worked in the past, and by ’a small fortune,’ I genuinely mean a small fortune. I have spent hundreds of pounds on eye creams that promise to make me look ten years younger overnight. To be fair, I should probably feel a little embarrassed that I bought into the whole beauty product hype anyway.
What is it they say? If a deal is too good to be true, it more than likely is.
Anyway, back to the 111Skin Defence Bright Eye Life Gel, and I had a quick peek online to see how much this product would be if I had bought it.
£115 / 15 ml
Blimey. Now you know what I mean when I tell you I’ve spent A SMALL FORTUNE on beauty products, specifically, eye creams and gels.
However, alongside that whopping £115 price tag is 5 big black hearts. There’s only one review on the Glossy Box website, but it’s a super positive one. I have also had a sneaky look around at other reviews on the net, and they all seem to be pretty positive.
The bottle itself is pretty snazzy-looking, a maroon/burgundy colour, with a simple silver lid. Directly below the name “111SKIN” it says, “Harley St. London”, which excited me immensely, I won’t lie. I’m not sure I want to resort to such drastic measures as plastic surgery just yet, but I do know that Harley Street is probably the place I’d start IF I were to start looking …
What it claims to do:
- Lifting eye gel
- Reduces dark circles, puffiness and fine lines
- Stimulates collagen production
- Protects against environmental pollution
- Intense hydration for the deep wrinkles
Here are the things I really liked about 111Skin Space Defence Bright Eye Lift Gel:
1 – A little goes a long way. When you bear in mind that a 15 ml bottle is £115 on the Glossy Box website (and it seems to be around that price everywhere else I’ve looked too), you’ll want to get as much as possible out of your bottle. I only have a 5 ml bottle – a miniature – so that’s most definitely the case for me.
One pump / squirt action will give you enough of the stuff to cover both eyes, mostly at the bottom, but some on the upper lid too. Two pumps / squirts gives you too much and the skin can’t absorb it. I ended up wiping my fingers on a towel, and at £115, it’s not the kind of product that you want to wipe on a towel …
2 – It smells nice. I’ve noticed that a lot of the natural eye products I’ve been using recently have had an odd, herby smell attached to them. This one does smell a bit ‘chemically,’ but it’s a pleasant one. I get really put off by a bad-smelling beauty product.
3 – The defence gel is a little white-ish, but with an almost pearlescent finish to it, and it is absorbed really easily into the skin. It’s not greasy, and there’s no residue to deal with. I hate it when you need to wait a long time for a product to dry before you can apply further products or your makeup.
Here are the things I didn’t like about 111Skin Space Defence Bright Eye Lift Gel:
1 – It took me FOREVER to get the pump-action to work on the little bottle! I had to remove the entire top and then put it back again before it did eventually worked. I’m not sure what the issue was.
“Space Defence Bright Eye Lift Gel reduces the appearance of dark circles, minimises puffiness and softens the appearance of fine lines while keeping the eye area hydrated. Reduces dark circles, puffiness and fine lines.”
Do I agree with that? Well, I’ve been using it for 3/4 weeks now, and I’m not sure that I can notice any dramatic changes. I do think, however, that the area appears lighter – those under-eye circles don’t seem to make me look quite as tired-looking pre-makeup. I can’t help but wonder if that’s got a little something to do with the summer sun though … What do you think?
My dark circles are a little lighter, but I’m not sure I can notice a difference on the wrinkles yet. I can say, however, that the gel feels lovely on my skin, and I definitely think it’s super-hydrating. Keep yours in the fridge for a super-chilled boost first thing in the morning.
I like the 111Skin Space Defence Bright Eye Lift Gel a lot, but would I pay £115 / 15 ml for it? I’m on the fence about that one. Perhaps I should update the review in a whole, once I’ve used the entire 5 ml bottle I have here?
What I can say, is this miniature 5 ml bottle has lasted me for a few weeks already, proving that just a little of this product really does go a long way. For the price, it wants to!
If you want to check out the 111Skin Space Defence Bright Eye Lift Gel, you’ll find it in the following places:
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Honesty Policy: I received this product in my Glossy Box, and I paid for my subscription. This product WAS NOT sent to me for review.