Thursday Favourites: May 28th

Hey guys!

This post is going to be a bit of a first — it’s a little different from my usual Thursday reviews. I’ve been using Glow Recipe’s Avocado Melt Retinol Sleeping Eye Mask for about a month now, and while I absolutely adore it — I won’t be repurchasing. I have my reasons, though, and I would still vouch for the quality and performance of this product. While it may not be the product for me, there’s many people this product would be useful for — so I’m sharing it in hopes that it may be the product some of you have been searching for!

Anyone who’s been following my blog for a while probably already knows this, but when it comes to skincare my biggest concern is my under eye area. The skin under my eyes has always been chronically puffy, saggy and dark — it has absolutely nothing to do with my sleep or health. I’ve spent years looking for some magical eye cream that will solve all my problems — but sadly, I’ve yet to find it. Lately, I’ve been branching out in terms of ingredients used in my skincare products, hoping that trying out new things may open up possibilities for what works best on my face. One that I’ve been hearing about time and time again is Retinol — a synthesized Vitamin A ingredient meant to combat dark spots and aging.

I decided to test out this eye mask by Glow Recipe, as I was super curious about their brand (which I hadn’t tried at the time, but I’m now super in love with). I knew retinol probably wasn’t the ingredient I was looking for — my dark under eye circles are clearly not related to hyperpigmentation — but I still wanted to give it a shot.

Let’s start off with what I loved about this product. First of all, this stuff is SO creamy and luxurious. It feels so silky when you apply it — which is lovely. I was worried about it’s heavier texture at first, as I’m prone to milia under my eyes, but this cream didn’t even clog up my pores in the slightest. I’m often not a fan of how super thick and creamy products feel on my face, but this eye mask doesn’t give that suffocating feeling of other heavy products — which is amazing. Second of all, this stuff totally packs a lot of great nourishing and hydrating ingredients in it’s formulation. I’ve definitely noticed my under eyes are looking and feeling pretty smooth and hydrated lately, so that’s a win. Overall, my under eye area is definitely looking pretty bright and even ever since I started using this product, and I’d definitely vouch for it as an overall amazing eye cream.

The reason I won’t be repurchasing this specific eye mask is because retinol isn’t something I particularly need in my skincare routine (at least, not yet). While this eye cream is amazing for so many reasons — there are probably eye creams out there better suited to my personal needs. However, this doesn’t stop this product from being absolutely bomb — and if you’ve been looking to get into retinol-based skincare, I would totally recommend trying out some of Glow Recipe’s line. I’m totally obsessed with their all-natural products and the AMAZING results they give. When it comes time to start introducing retinol to my daily routine in the future, I’m definitely going to be giving the face mask version of this product a try.

If you’ve been looking to give retinol a try and don’t know where to start, or if this eye cream sounds like it addresses your skin’s specific needs, I honestly couldn’t recommend this product more. If you want to check it out for yourself, you can find it online at Sephora here!

As a final note before I go — I’m now about halfway through this eye cream so I’m going to be needing some recommendations for what to try next! Drop a comment below with your current eye cream or favourite product you’ve tried — I’d love to hear all your suggestions! In the meantime, I hope you’re all doing well. Stay tuned this Sunday to read all about my June Bullet Journal, and what I’m changing up this month to help me move through another crazy and unpredictable month — especially with how different June will be now that things are opening back up!

Much love,

Meredith

13 thoughts on “Thursday Favourites: May 28th

  1. The Starving Artist Blog (@StarvingBlog) says:

    Thank you for this honest review! I’ve been looking into more retinol products lately, and will definitely give this one a try. I have ultra sensitive skin and am allergic to a lot of facial products (especially moisturizers, and tragically sunscreen), so I’m always on the lookout for great facial stuff. Thanks!

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    • meredithdent says:

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it! I have pretty sensitive skin and I was worried about trying retinol, but this product never caused me any irritation. The one thing with retinol is that it does make your skin a lot more sensitive to sun damage, so be careful with that! I’d consider myself pretty knowledgeable on skincare but I’m definitely no expert — if you have any questions you should always check with an aesthetician or dermatologist!

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  2. Jaya Avendel says:

    I love this cute little bottle, the color of the cream, and the brand name! This sounds amazing to put on under the eyes; I like the sound of smooth and creamy.

    It is great that you are honest about why you will not rebuying; I have a lot of respect for people who only buy things they need. 🙂

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  3. nortoncharity says:

    I love your honest review! I like how you told us it’s a great product but wouldn’t purchase it because it wasn’t for you. Everyone is so different so it’s always good to try out new products and see if they work for you or not. Thanks for sharing!

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    • meredithdent says:

      I’m so glad you appreciated it! Skin care is so personalized — to most universally loved products still don’t work for some people. It doesn’t mean they aren’t still amazing though!

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  4. elenxmai says:

    Love the authenticity and honesty in this review! It’s true that sometimes products can be absolute amazing, but they’re just not the right fit for us personally. xx
    El // welshwanderer.com

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  5. Nancy says:

    Oooh! I haven’t used this eye mask before but it is great that you’ve enjoyed it! Oooo I have the same issue with my eyes. I’ve been using eye masks but it’s really the sleep that makes a huge difference. I need to look into Glow Recipe. Thanks for sharing!

    Nancy ♥ exquisitely.me

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