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Balance Me Wonder Eye Cream


I think every blogger in blogland went out and purchased Glamour magazine for the free Balance Me samples. Yes, you guessed it I did as well and opted for the Wonder eye cream Balance Me products are made in the UK and promise to be free from parabens, sulphates, mineral oils, silicones, DEA, PEGs, propylene glycol, artificial fragrance and colours.

The Wonder Eye Cream is claiming to brighten and smooth the delicate eye area, nothing usual there. It is full of wonderful ingredients like coconut, rosehip, jojoba and carrot oils.

INGREDIENTS: Aqua, Glycerin, Hamamelis virginiana (witch hazel) distillate, Glyceryl stearate, Cetearyl alcohol, Cocos nucifera (virgin coconut) oil***, Cetearyl glucoside, Simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) seed oil, Cucumis satvus (cucumber) oil, Rosa canina (rosehip) oil, Hydroxystearic/ Linolenic/Oleic polyglycerides, Oleic/Linoleic/Linolenic polyglycerides, Sodium hyaluronate, Abies picea (spruce knot) extract, Rubus chamaemorus (cloudberry) seed extract, Aloe barbadensis (aloe vera) leaf extract***, Lavandula angustifolia (lavender)*, Anthemis nobilis (Roman chamomile)*, Citrus limonum (lemon)*, Daucus carrota (carrot) seed*, Cymbopogon martini (palma rosa)*, Pelargonium roseum asperum (rose geranium), Styrax benzoin (benzoin), , Xanthan gum, Sodium stearoyl lactate, Coco caprylate, Dehydroacetic acid, Benzyl alcohol, Citric acid, Limonene**, Linalool**, Geraniol**, Citral**, Citronellol** *natural pure essential oil **naturally occurring in essential oils ***certified organic ingredient

The cream is light in texture, pleasant to use and absorbs quickly. I have not suffered any irritations whilst using this product and as you know that is a common problem for me. My eye area is extremely sensitive. Here comes the BUT......there is no wow factor for me with this cream. I neither love it nor hate it. I already own Green People eye cream and it is very similar to Balance Me. As far as I am concerned they perform identically on my skin. The one difference I can spot which is important to me is Balance Me eye cream costs £20 for 15ml and Green People around £8 for 10ml. Hand on my heart and I am no expert but can I really justify buying the full size. This is not the first time I have felt this way about Balance Me products. Last year I reviewed another Balance Me freebie, the Rose Otto Body Wash. Once again a nice product to use but I honestly feel you can get the same for cheaper.

I certainly recommend the brand for their free from ingredient policy. I would not grumble if these appeared in my Christmas Stocking, however, for those on a budget you can find equivalent products with matching ingredients promises for cheaper.




10 comments:

  1. Great review. I definitely couldnt justify spending £20 on an OK eye cream. Have you seen the Red magazine REN freebies? I quite like the eye cream included. Though I dont think its that cheap full size! xx

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    1. Thank you, I did see the REN freebies but decided not to get them. I tried a cleanser and it was ok. Pretty similar story as Balance Me, I think it's a bit over priced but would happily buy if discounted.

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  2. Nice honest review Sarah, I haved tried anything from the Balance Me range yet, I couldn't bring myself to Glamour magazine just for free products haha. I will buy some Balance Me at some point though, loving the made in UK! :)

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    1. Glad you enjoyed the review. I would love to hear what you think of these products. I really just can't find the value behind it but maybe I am just been tight! lol :)

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    2. I've wanted to try them ever since I saw them in QVC last year. I am such a QVC sucker haha.
      The body care treatments appeal to me the most, I shall let you know when I try them :)

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  3. I have this but haven't tried it. I seem to have gone from running out of eye cream to having about 6 tubes of it. I have never found an eye cream that's wowed me to be honest. Great review. x

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    1. That's always the way, I seem to have got to a similar situation as you with cleansers and face moisturiser. I'm still relatively new to the eye cream market so finding my feet but I can't tell the difference :)

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  4. I feel the same as you about this, it was a nice product to use and I had some dry patches around my eye area which it really helped to clear up. At the same time, I had been using one from Bioderma which I picked up in France for only 2 euros 20 and this was exactly the same consistency and have the same effect. I definitely agree that this is a nice product, but you can pick up ones very similar for a fraction of the price. I would be unwilling to pay much more than £10 for the full size of this if I am honest. I do like the smell though! :)

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    1. I never mentioned fragrance because I thought this didn't have a scent, how funny, just goes to show how different we all are. Your Bioderma one sounds like a bargain :)

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    2. That's so funny, I am always being laughed at for my over sensitive sense of smell. I can hunt out a bacon sarnie from a mile off! I found it to have a really light herbal scent, but very pleasing. The Bioderma cream was such a barg, I thought they had priced it wrong but it was around the same price in every pharmacy I went in to (loads haha), definitely an underrated product from their extensive range.

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