I ran out of eye cream a few weeks ago and braved my local CVS to pick up an eye cream that won’t make my wallet bleed to badly. Why do eye creams have to be so expensive? I know that I am 24, so any use of an eye cream is mostly preventative rather than repair. But I fall prey to the commercials and my elders that tell me that I need to start taking really good care of my skin to prevent wrinkles. So I can’t complete my morning skin care routine without an eye cream. What I hate more than how expensive eye creams are and how I feel compelled to always use one, is the variety. Braving your local CVS or Walgreens for an eye cream is like a sea of creams attached with big words and big promises. I heard from a fellow Vlogger that the Yes to Cucumbers Soothing Eye Gel was a nice cooling eye cream so I decided to give it a try.
Just a quick run down of the Yes to (fill in the blank) line. “Yes to …” is a line of natural products for hands, face, lips and hair. There are 4 different foods that you can pick from, and each has different advantages. In terms of the skin care line, Yes to Carrots is for nourishing (aka dry skin), Yes to Cucumbers is for sensitive skin, Yes to Blueberries is for “older” or aging skin, and Yes to Tomatoes is for acne prone skin. I have used a few products from Yes to Carrots and liked them, but felt like it didn’t to much for my skin. This is the second product from Yes to Cucumbers I’ve used, and the first one, the makeup remover wipes, I really disliked.
The product has a pump style applicator. Like I said in a recent post, I really like pump style applicators because I feel like it really helps keep the product sanitary. One huge negative with the applicator I found is that it dispenses way too much product. I just did one pump the first time I used it and my eyes felt like they were dripping with goop, like I got slimmed by Slimmer for Ghostbusters. It was a lot of trial and error to figure out just how much to push the pump down to get the perfect amount of product.
Here is what Yes to Cucumbers had to say about the Soothing Eye Gel:
We just can’t stop staring! Your eyes are beautiful, but, yes, sometimes a little sensitive. Yes To Cucumbers Soothing Eye Gel gently calms, soothes and smoothes your radiant eyes. Naturally reducing puffiness, brightening dark circles, tightening and cooling your skin, it will leave you bright-eyed, bushy-tailed and ready to take on the world!
What I like: the feeling! It is cooling and soothing and feels really good on my eyes. It doesn’t sting my eyes, which I was worried about because the Yes to Cucumber makeup removing wipes that I used previously stung like crazy. I like the texture and consistency of the product. Its very thin and sinks into the skin easily.
What I don’t like: the applicator dispenses too much product and I wasted a lot in the first few days trying to figure out the right amount of product for my eyes. I can’t recommend any amount because everyone’s anatomy is different. The amount in the picture is about how much I use for both eyes.
Overall, I like the product, but definitely don’t love it. I don’t see a difference in the skin around my eyes. I never had issues with puffiness but I do have dark circles and redness and this doesn’t do anything to fix that. I know that I’m 24 and won’t see drastic differences but I do expect my products to do something beneficial. The most beneficial thing I found is that it helps me wake up in the morning because its cooling and soothing around my eyes. Would I repurchase, maybe, depending on how much it takes me to go through this container.
Price: $14.99 for 1.01 fl oz