Friday, 20 February 2015

5 Minute Review Friday - Benefit 'It's Potent' Eye Cream

Welcome to my very first 5 minute review post! These posts are designed to give a quick but informative review about a product I have been using recently and they will all be my own opinions. So let's kick start this one with a product I have now been using for a fair while, and that's the Benefit 'It's Potent' Eye Cream.

(I apologise for the low quality photos today!)

I received this little sample in a beauty box one month, and I have been using it on and off since. More recently I have used it every morning and night so I've been benefiting more from it. This sample is only 3g but it does go a long way. As you can see in the photo, I have a fair amount left. The full size is 14.2g, so you'd get a lot more, which I would expect considering it's £25.50.


  • It absorbs very quickly into the skin and it leaves your skin feeling hydrated and smooth. I find it leaves my eyes feeling more awake (if that makes sense!).
  • It does (eventually) fade the dark circles under your eyes slightly. This I might add did take a fair while however.
  • A little does go a long way, so the product lasts a long while.


  • When applying foundation after using this cream (keeping in mind I have tried to give it time to absorb and set), I find it accentuates any lines under my eyes. I have to either smooth the lines out or use another primer on top of the cream, which sometimes I am too lazy to do! I guess maybe waiting longer for it to absorb will make it better, however I don't want to have to wait ages to apply my make up.
  • It's a bit on the pricey side, and for what it does in the space of a month or two of using it, I would expect it to do a bit more. I still have dark circles under my eyes, but not as bad as before. I know the product lasts a long while but I don't think, in my opinion, this makes it worth the price.

Would I buy this product again? 

I just can't quite make a decision whether I would buy this eye cream. I guess I cant complain as I was given it as a free sample, but I don't think the pros weigh out the cons. I can probably find a cheaper eye cream that does just as good. However, I will continue to use this until I finish it and then I will be able to make a decision. But at the moment, I can't see myself buying it again. If I do change my mind about this, I will let you all know! I hope over a longer space of time I see a big improvement.

If your looking for an eye cream that hydrates your under eyes but aren't in need of any under eye treatment, this probably will be great for you! 

Have any of you tried this eye cream? How did you find it? Did it reduce any dark circles under your eyes? Maybe my under eyes are too dark! How embarrassing!! Let me know how you found it in the comments! 

Have a great day!

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  1. Was thinking of getting this but after your honest review I think I might save the cash and get something cheaper. Great post too :)

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    1. Thank you! I still haven't found it starting to make a big difference yet so I really don't think it's worth it.. It's a shame really, as I was hoping it would make a difference! x

  2. I'm glad I wasn't the only person underwhelmed by this, I've seen such rave reviews everywhere else but it barely did anything for me and I also found it made my makeup sink in/crease which for someone with quite bad dark circles just wasn't what I wanted! x

    1. I'm so glad I'm not the only one either! It's such a shame really, as I thought it would really make a difference. I really didn't think it would cause my make up to crease like it has done. x

  3. I was disappointed by this, too. The rave reviews I've come across definitely did not match up with what I experienced. Thank you for your honest review!

    1. Your welcome! I always hear great reviews about this product, but I really wanted to share my view as I felt no where as happy as most others have been using it. x

  4. I haven't tried this but I was going to, maybe I will reconsider. Their Puff Off Eye Gel is pretty good though.

    Andrea x


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