Tuesday, March 6, 2018


Since last summer I've noticed that my under eye area has developed some fine lines. I am everything but happy about it. It makes me look older and worst of all: I can't really put makeup on my under eye area, because it will crease and enhance the fine lines. So since last year I have been on the lookout for an eye cream that can reduce or fill up the fine lines. I have been using the Balea Anti-Wrinkle Eye Cream with Q10 for a few months, so it's time to write a review about it!

The eye cream comes in a cute little tube that contains 15 ml, hygienic, I like that. Balea is, as far as I know, a brand by a drugstore called DM in Germany (not sure if there are some DM drugstores outside of Germany). The eye cream is quite inexpensive with a price tag of €2,95. That's already a huge plus!

The cream contains Q10 and an omega complex, that has beneficial properties for the under eye area. Here are the claims and information on the eye cream:
"Smoothing Care: Balea Q10 Anti-Wrinkle Eye Cream with Omega complex gently tightens the skin of your delicate eye area and protects it from free radicals. With regular use, first wrinkles are visibly reduced, * the skin's elasticity is increased. Q10 is an effective energy supplier of cells. It actively contributes to skin regeneration. The omega complex is rich in essential fatty acids and strengthens the skin's resistance.

- Fragrance-free
- Tightens and strengthens
- With omega complex
- Skin compatibility dermatologically and ophthalmologically confirmed
- Vegan

* Within 4 weeks, evidenced by scientific tests."
Ingredients: aqua, glycerin, dicaprylyl ether, caprylic/capric triglyceride, isostearyl isostearate, octyldodecanol, CI 77891, myristyl myristate, arachidyl alcohol, carthamus tinctorius seed oil, tocopheryl acetate, panthenol, tocopherol, ubiquinone, ascorbyl tetraisopalmitate, behenyl alcohol, ethylhexylglycerin, sodium carbomer, xanthan gum arachidyl glucoside, acrylates/C10-30 alkyl acrylate crosspolymer, caprylyl glycol, phenoxyethanol.

The claims sound very good and that for only €2,95!

The tube is hygienic, because your fingers don't really touch the product. Because of the pointy tip where the product comes out, it's pretty easy to get precisely the amount of eye cream that you want to apply. It's also small and easy to take with you if you travel a lot.

You can squeeze as little product out as you'd like
The cream is white, without a scent and pretty pretty rich, but it doesn't sit on top of you skin, it gets soaked into your skin pretty fast. Leaving your under eye area hydrated, soft and bouncy.

I like to apply three dots on my under eye area (kind of like it's shown on the box) and two dots above my eyes and pat it lightly into my skin with my ring finger until I feel like the product is soaked into my skin. It doesn't take very long before the product is absorbed.

One dot of cream
Excuse my dry hands, I didn't put cream on before making this picture.

Pat, pat, pat
Aaaaand it's gone
The cream gets absorbed into the skin quite fast and I like that. I don't like to pat forever before my eye cream gets soaked in, because I have more products to apply to my skin. I have been using the eye cream for 3-4 months now, I am sorry to say that my fine lines are still there. I didn't really expect that it would do very much for my fine lines, since it's only €2,95, but I did have a tiny bit of hope that it would be a miracle. It did make my under eye area very soft and I feel like it did give my under eye area a bit more elasticity. I think it's a great cream for those who have dry under eye areas and those who don't have the need to make fine lines smooth out.

The fine lines I'd like to smooth out
I am, however, looking for an eye cream to smooth out the fine lines under my eyes and therefore this eye cream isn't my holy grail. Better luck next time!

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