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e.l.f. Cosmetics

Studio Eye Refresh

0.38 fl. oz. for $ 3.00
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Eye Refresh consists of a very basic, no-frills gel packaged in a component that has a built-in metal rollerball applicator. It’s essentially a bare-bones version of Clinique’s superior All About Eyes Serum, in that you massage the rollerball under the eye area to enjoy a cooling sensation without irritants like peppermint or menthol. Although neither this product nor Clinique’s can eliminate age-related puffiness or dark circles, at least Clinique’s formula treats skin to a series of beneficial ingredients. With Eye Refresh from e.l.f, you’re getting mostly water, film-forming agent, preservative, and mica for shine. The company included some antioxidants, but not enough to make much difference, not to mention the rosemary extract poses a risk of irritation when used around the eyes. All told, this is nothing special though the massaging action from the metal rollerball can feel nice.

Jar Packaging: No
Tested on animals: No

The cooling sensation of the Eye Refresh rollerball brightens and refreshes the eye area to help alleviate under eye puffiness and dark circles. Perfect for portable on-the-spot treatment to awaken the skin throughout the day for a little pick-me-up.

Water, Polyacrylamide, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Laureth-7, Propylene Glycol, Glycerin, Mica, Diazolidinyl Urea, Methylparaben, Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Extract, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract

e.l.f. At-A-Glance

e.l.f. (it stands for which stands for Eyes, Lips, Face) was founded by Scott Vincent Borba and Joseph Shamah. The story goes that one day Borba was shopping in a dollar store and noticed women dressed in designer clothing and sporting designer handbags loading up their baskets with inexpensive nail polish, eye pencils, and lip balm. He took note of the products being sold in such stores and quickly decided he could offer products of even higher quality at the same competitive price. His idea paid off, as e.l.f. has enjoyed continued success and increased distribution online and in retail stores.

For a line offering many products for just a dollar (OK, there are plenty that cost $3 and $5, too), there are a surprising number of hits in the mix (especially the makeup brushes). True, not everything is going to be as luxurious or innovative as some higher-end brands, but overall you're likely to be impressed with what they developed for so little money, and you may just find some beauty bargains!

For more information about e.l.f., call (800) 231-4732 or visit www.eyeslipsface.com.

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