Friday 28 February 2014

Temple Spa Eye Truffle (this gem is on sale from tomorrow) - Tried and Tested review

Wow! That really is the only way to begin this review. After years of fruitless searching, I have finally found my eye cream gem. It’s a bold statement, and such high praise I don’t heap lightly, but Temple Spa’s Eye Truffle really is astoundingly good.

For me finding the right eye cream has been a long and arduous task, matched only by my search for my dream eye mask. I am incredibly picky when it comes to eye products. Can you blame me? Our eyes are usually the first feature others notice about us and, in a cruel twist of irony, they are also the first part of our face to show signs of ageing.

I have lost count of the number of different eye creams that I have tried over the years, and never before have I felt compelled to say that I have found ‘the one’. But then Eye Truffle is no ordinary eye cream.

Firstly, its pedigree has the potential to strike envy in other anti-ageing eye creams. Skin Truffle, its face cream sibling, was dubbed ‘a miracle treatment’ and scored a highest ever rating with the uber prestigious Anti-ageing Beauty Bible. That is high praise indeed. As a spring board for a new product launch, it really doesn’t get much better than that.

Secondly, its ingredient list is luxurious and then some! Black summer truffles, champagne extract, strawberries (yes, I really am reeling off a product label, not decadent cuisine) are in the formula, as are other magical Truffle family ingredients including gold and silk actives.

Moving on to the rather more complex sounding elements, there are the same collagen boosting peptide Syn-Col and skin smoothing Happybelle-PE. The latter contains phyto-endorphins or fast acting ‘happy molecules’ that are said to make skin look luscious and give it a radiant glow.

New and unique to the eye formula are micronized sapphires, to soothe delicate skin, and PhytoCellTec Argan, a hi-tech skin firming active based on plant stem cells.

From the very first application of Eye Truffle I was smitten. This cream doesn’t just glide on the skin, it practically melts. As soon as it touches the skin it sinks in effortlessly to leave the eye area looking and feeling plumped, bright, firm, velvety smooth and deeply hydrated. What’s more, these results held between applications.

I confess this is all very gushing. But it is deserved praise. As a reviewer, I am fully aware of my responsibility to test and judge products fairly and honestly. To that end I always like to back up my anecdotal evidence of efficacy with before and after photos where possible and when appropriate, like I have done here.

I have been using Eye Truffle night and day for two weeks now, applying no other eye product during that period.

As you will see from my before and after shots below, there has been a significant improvement in the fine lines around my left eye. In fact, I can hardly see those lines now. Yes, when I smile the skin around the crow’s feet does still crinkle but even those smile lines are now more shallow than before. To say I’m delighted is to put it mildly!

Left eye: before Eye Truffle (L) and after two weeks (R)

There are fewer results on wrinkles to see around my right eye, as I have yet to develop any significant lines there. I believe the reason I have more lines around my left eye is because that is the side I sleep on at night – perhaps I should use my ‘save my face’ pillow more often! But suffice to say that the skin around my right eye is now softer, brighter and definitely more plumped. The pores also look smaller.

Right Eye: before eye Truffle (L) and after two weeks (R)

I started this review with 1 word, ‘wow’. And I am ending it with 8 words I thought I might never hear myself utter: I have finally found my eye cream gem.

Eye Truffle will be available online from Temple Spa here from tomorrow (1st March), priced at £60 for 15ml.

PR Sample

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