Remember I recently introduced my Better Than MLM feature? Well, here’s my first post.
[Elle’s note: Some links contain Amazon affiliate codes, so I may get some revenue from purchases (don’t worry, the price you pay as a customer remains the same, affiliate link or not). As always, I’ve used these products and given them a fair trial, and I would never recommend anything that I wouldn’t use for myself – that’s a promise.]
Made in the UK and based in London, this cool new range is organic, ethically made and not tested on animals. As I am on a mission to find products that are Better Than MLM, it only seemed right to give this a go.
Price: £12.99 for 30ml (1.0 fl.oz)
Packaging: Simple, straightforward and looked good on my bathroom shelf! 😉
Paraben and sulphate free.
Not tested on animals.
Lovely natural ingredients listed, such as arnica extract, green tea extract etc. Full ingredients list here.
With this product, you only require the teeniest amount on your finger – a little goes a long way, so you certainly get good value for money. Gently dab the gel around your delicate eye area, and allow it to soak in. Do this once or twice a day as required – I put mine on in the morning, and before I go to bed.
Did it help? Yes, yes it did. 🙂 Due to my fibro, I am almost always in a state of perpetual exhaustion – as a result, my eyes are puffy and dark. This little gel has certainly helped reduce this. The gel itself feels lovely – it does have a calming effect when the skin around your eyes is not feeling its best. Of course, I am not expecting miracles with my condition, but its nice not to have such blatantly puffed-up eyes. Also, its good that my dark circles have calmed!
Any other thoughts? The pump seems a bit oversized for what you need – as you will note from the photo, it is quite large and would be better suited for a facial moisturiser.
If you aren’t gentle with it, you could easily end up with too much and potentially end up wasting some of the product – that would be a shame, as this is really great.
Ideally, I would prefer to see a more delicate pump like this little one here – you’re less likely to waste the product that way. Especially, if you are a heavy-handed klutz like yours truly!
Will I continue using the product? Yes, definitely. Using the Marine Collagen Eye Gel felt like an absolute treat, and it has helped soothe my tired eyes. Great value for money, exciting new UK-based company, and also reassuring that the products are all-natural and not tested on animals. Its a 5/5 from me – and an intention to try other products in the range.
Want to give it a go? Order yours here. 🙂
What is the MLM comparison? Well, it would be the Uplift Eye Serum from our friends at #Poonique. It will be difficult to be impartial due to my feelings about MLM products…but hey, at least I can be honest.
I ended up keeping one to use as a demo for customers (or lack thereof).
This little charmer was an eye-watering £50.00 for 14ml! Granted, its little dropper applicator meant that you wouldn’t waste much…but is this value for money? No.
Its hideously overpriced, and we all know why – the presenter has to earn her commission, her upline has to earn commission off her, then her upline’s upline…and Younique itself has to make a profit, otherwise why would they bother? Hence, you can see how excessive this RRP is.
Don’t get me wrong, it wasn’t bad…but it wasn’t great either. It had a very oily consistency, and seemed to sit on the skin for a long time before soaking in – it was better being used overnight rather than daytime.
Many huns thought this was the best thing since sliced bread – the holy grail of anti-ageing, even! Others were using it on their stretchmarks and claiming it was reducing them, too.
I would take any such claims with a pinch of salt. I am not disputing the product’s abilities – but we’re all fully aware of how much huns will feel pressured to exaggerate to get their sale.
To conclude – obviously, its not value for money in comparison with similar high-end products, and thus not worth your hard-earned cash.
Stay away, buy better.
Please note: Since I left the hunlife, I have been made aware that Younique revamped the product and branded it as Royalty Uplift Beauty Serum (cough). They didn’t decide to revamp the price though – it will still cost you £50.00. If you insist on giving it a try, though, I can’t stop you. 😉
I’m also told that they’ve been ultra-generous and added one whole ml to the bottle – the holy grail can be yours for £50.00 for 15ml – bargain.
Its a no-brainer, really.