Saturday, April 17, 2010

Testing Testing 123: Eye Creams (Part 4)

I've been using Nude Skincare Advanced Eye Complex for several weeks after generously receiving a sample of it from Nude. To reiterate my eye area concerns, I have the world's worst dark circles that are hereditary but exacerbated by allergies, puffiness and dryness that concealer magnifies.

"The complete eye treatment, this cream firms and lifts the delicate skin around the eyes while reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Pure Acacia Extract delivers an immediate, dramatic lift, powerful antioxidant CoQ10 and Organic Mountain Ash diminish dark circles and puffiness and Milk Peptides stimulate collagen production to tone the eye area. Contains anti-aging probiotics."

The Advanced Eye Complex retails for $88.

I love my Nude Facial Cleansing Wash and was really hoping to love this too! Luckily, it's a really nice product. I didn't notice a big difference in my dark circles but frankly, I don't think that anything short of filler injections will lend a serious improvement. I just have to give up on the notion that a topically applied eye cream can really effect hereditary circles and the thin skin under my eyes that allows the blood vessels to show.

I was impressed with the way the Eye Complex worked on my puffiness. Over the last few weeks the puffiness has definitely diminished, and the mornings when I wake up with it, I apply some of this and wait a few minutes for the swelling to go down. I also use it on my eye lid on days when they are puffy and see an improvement there as well.

The Advanced Eye Complex also provides a really nice base for my under eye concealer even though it is silicone free. I have not experienced any milia at all since using it which is sometimes a problem for me when I use a really moisturizing cream. This product has a nice fluid texture and dispenses though a hygienic pump. It absorbs quickly so that your concealer looks fresh but still provides hydration.

I really like to support natural and organic lines, those with quality, effective products but without ingredients like parabens, propylene glycol, phthlates, GMOs and am happy that Nude Skincare is available in this niche. After my success with the cleanser (which now comes in a small size with a smaller price tag) and now the eye cream, I'm interested in trying the moisturizer and possibly a mask.

Does anyone else have any experiences with this line?


  1. I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE NUDE skincare!! I discovered it one day while browsing in Barneys and was intrigued by the packaging and ethics behind the line. I purchased the Cleansing Facial Wash (a natural cleanser that lathers), Clarifying Water (a toner for Combination Skin), and the Advanced Smoothing Complex (a daytime serum to smooth the complexion). For the past month, since I started using NUDE, my skin has never felt so happy, or looked so good! No more breakouts, no more irritation.. I have not tried the Eye Complex, but now I will :)

  2. Hi, Tracy! I'm glad you like the line as well! Enjoy the eye cream!

  3. Hi! My name is Ko-Shin and I manage the NUDE skincare counter at the Barneys Madison Avenue store. We are having an exclusive facial event on Wednesday May 26th, 2010 by appointment. We will be giving special gifts with purchase so it will be a great time to come in and experience NUDE. I can be reached at and 212.822.2508 I look forward to seeing you for our a-MAY-zing event!!!



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