I was on the hunt for a new eye cream since my under eye area is just.. it’s a mess, okay! Eye cream is a little silly overall and I know most people don’t bother but I just wanted to be able to give a little more attention to the area for a reasonable price. Eye creams are usually completely overpriced for what they are. Anyway, I set the price from lowest to highest on Jolse and picked out one of the cheaper creams to give it a go. This ended up being Purebess Galactomyces 80 Eye Cream with a 50mL tube that cost US$9. Here’s the sale page on Jolse!
Here is a photo of the tube end and how little I really use for BOTH of my under eye areas. Seriously, this cream goes a long way! I can see myself using this tube for a long time.
They claim that it has 80% Galactomyces ferment filtrate which locks in moisture while also cleaning the pores and wrinkles. It’s “wrinkle function” has been certified by the KDFA. The cream is also free of alcohol, colouring, spice, mineral oil and phenoxyethanol. Using natural preservatives instead. Purebess compare their ingredients to a “mystery” SK-II product and claim that theirs is as good if not better!!1
Their ingredients list compared to the “Import S company” cream. CosDNA lists a couple of the ingredients as irritants or acne causing including Cetearyl Alcohol, Butylene Glycol, PEG-100 Stearate, Beeswax and Carbomer. Remember that YMMV as always when it comes to skincare. It’s important to learn what ingredients work for you and which do not so that you can make educated purchases that are best for your skin. I’ve never had a reaction to any of these ingredients so it is not a huge concern for me but it may be for you. Patch test and start finding out what doesn’t work for the future!
But it also includes Willow Bark extract, Diospyros Kaki Leaf extract and Zanthoxylum Piperitum Fruit extract which soothe, condition and protect the skin.
What is more important is how it actually functions. I have been using it twice daily for awhile now and would say it’s a good quality eye cream. I’ve certainly noticed a difference in my under eye area with lessened discolouration (blue and yellow areas are lightened) and more brightening. The skin is slowly but surely becoming stronger and more elastic too. For such a cheap and plentiful tube of eye cream it does seem to work although I am in my mid-twenties and not needing anything heavy duty yet. You only need to use a tiny amount to cover all around the socket, there’s no smell and it’s not too thick or thin so it sinks in well but keeps the area hydrated for a long period of time.
I would recommend this product to anyone in need of something that’s cheap but has active ingredients that will do something other than just moisturise. I’ve certainly enjoyed this one and it’s going to last a long time! For less than $10 I would say it’s worth trying out!