Can one eye cream do it all? I used to believe this was the impossible dream before I tried Philosophy Eye Hope ($66 at Sephora), which promises to tackle dark circkles, puffiness, and fine lines. This multitasking miracle also contains beta glucan, a naturally occurring compound that supposedly has anti-aging benefits. (Interesting fact: beta glucan occurs naturally in oats and is an immune system booster.)
My old eye creams moisturized well enough, but I still had puffy eyes in the mornings, especially with my ongoing sleep deprivation. Halfway through the day, I would also start seeing fine lines under my lower lashline. Based on the last four weeks of testing, I'm happy to report that none of this stuff happens with Eye Hope. I use it in the mornings and before bed; it's lightweight enough to be worn under makeup for day but moisturizes just as effectively, if not more so, than a rich nighttime formula.
The first time I used Eye Hope before bed, I woke up and thought to myself, I look so awake. My usual bleary, half-closed peepers had been replaced with a look of bright-eyed alertness. Puffiness and dark circles had given way to smooth, bright skin around the eye area that was usually only achievable with a cooling mask, concealer, and two cups of coffee. Even the boy noticed, remarking "Your eyes look so big today." Eye Hope continued to deliver consistent results over the next few weeks.
The only downside: At $66 for 15 ml, Eye Hope is pricey. But considering the zero waste pump dispenser, the fact that it does all it claims to do, and that it replaces two eye cream formulas in my medicine cabinet which combined cost more than Eye Hope, I'd say this product is worth it.