I can’t tell you when or where I bought the Sanctuary Spa Power Peptide Awakening Eye Serum featured in this review because I found it on my rotating perfume rack. Quite by chance, I ‘rediscovered’ it – boxed and, seemingly, never used. It was one of those rare occasions when you find something you weren’t particularly looking for but the discovery could not have come at a better time. A true ‘eureka’ moment.
After possibly the longest winter in my lifetime (that’s how it feels), the skin under my eyes had really taken a battering. It felt parched and puffy. In all honestly, it was getting me down. Especially as I had come to rely on an instant eyelift potion that severely limited my foundation options.
While my perfume display is not usually a dumping ground for new skin care purchases, this eye cream seems to have found a ‘home’ among miniature bottles of Daisy and some rather glamorous-looking, but dirt cheap, scents from places like pound shops. I spotted it wedged between never-used Fleur Bloom and a body mist. I am guessing it had been there for up to a year, possibly misplaced when we re-decorated the room. It appeared, like a gift from God, at a time when I was strapped for cash and in need of a little pick-me-up.
What The Brand Says About This Product
The eye serum is paraben-free and is described by Sanctuary Spa as ‘refreshing’ and formulated to ‘transform’ eyes. Developed to tackle fine lines and dark circles, it promises to ‘awaken’ tired eyes with a cocktail of powerful-sounding ingredients. They include ones we’ve all heard of, like hyaluronic acid and caffeine, as well as the lesser-known matrixyl synthe 6 and beautifye.
Combined, they work to hydrate and re-plump the skin to restore firmness and iron out wrinkles. What really stands out is that the brand says the serum will deliver noticeable results in a month! Well, what skin care junkie is going to pass that by? Not this one!
Other claims made by the brand is that the eye serum is silky smooth and free of environmentally damaging components such as microbeads (good to know). Sanctuary Spa Power Peptide Awakening Eye Serum usually retails for around £13.75 but, if you click the image above, you will discover a limited time deal for just £8.61.
Using Sanctuary Spa Eye Serum
I waited less than a minute to try this eye serum. It is conveniently packaged in a 15ml pump action bottle. What I noticed immediately is that the gel-like formula is a light golden-cream colour – usually a good sign. Applied with the fingertips, it glides on and is readily absorbed by the skin. To be honest, I felt instant relief.
It is cooling as well as hydrating, and left me feeling refreshed. I decided to use it morning and night for the full four weeks to see if it lives up to the brand’s claim. I would say, I noticed a subtle difference after just a day or two. The improvements kept on coming over the following 10 days. However, if I missed a day, the skin went into reverse mode. It did plump the skin and fine lines appeared reduced. I don’t have dark circles.
At the end of the month, there is still plenty of product left in the bottle. A little goes a long way with this serum.
For an inexpensive eye cream, Sanctuary Spa Power Peptide Awakening Eye Serum refreshes the eyes and calms puffy skin. It improves firmness and definitely hydrates. In my case, it has been a welcome relief from skin tightening products.
*I purchase all the items I review and write without fear or favour.
- Aged 55
- Combination skin
- Puffiness and tired eyes
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**All prices correct at the time of publishing.
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