For the past two weeks I've been using an oil (Trilogy rose hip oil) as a replacement to my usual eye cream (KORA recovery eye gel cream). The reason for this is that I'm sick of using thin, gel like products that claim to de-puff, moisturise and have anti-aging properties. I have used a lot of different types of eye cream (both high end and inexpensive brands), and none of them I have been satisfied with simply because they don't feel like they are moisturising at all.
Enter the Trilogy rose hip oil. Rose hip oil is a natural product that contains a unique combination of essential fatty acids that are beneficial to skin. It also contains vitamin A, lycopene, beta-carotene and vitamin C. It can reduce wrinkles and scarring, and moisturises like no other moisturiser could. I decided to apply it to my under-eye for the anti-aging properties of the lycopene and beta-carotene, as well as its moisturising properties. I applied twice daily for two weeks.
My thoughts? My search for the perfect eye cream is now over. I am 100% satisfied with how it felt. This is definitely what I have been looking for: the ultimate moisturising eye cream. I use one tiny little drop (could be classed as half a drop, really) and pat it onto my ring fingers, then pat it under my eyes as well as on my lids- basically all around my eye area! It hasn't posed a problem under make-up, and you can even use it as an all over face moisturiser if you are so inclined to (which I have done, especially for night time!)
There are many organic rose hip oils on the market, Trilogy just happened to be the one I picked up as I saw it while browsing Myer and decided to add to my Myerone points. It retails for $21 AUD for a 20ml bottle. I have been using it consistently as an eye cream, often as a face cream (4 drops patted all over my face, neck and decolletage) and occasionally as a hand cream (before bed time, 3 drops rubbed into hands). You can also purchase it online at the Trilogy website or find it at Priceline (club card points, anyone?!) I highly recommend it, but if you want to use it as an under-eye cream as I have, be careful as some people are sensitive to oils (watch out for milia)!