Some of you know that I was on the hunt for an eye cream.

Well, I sorta solved that. I switched to Total Effects from my Olay Complete, and it was going great! No more dry skin under my eyes, smooth finish, scent-free. It was like heaven!

Until my entire face broke out in tiny little bumps.

Well, like anyone with half a brain, I stopped using the Total Effects. But now there are super-dry patches (especially in my eye area) from where the bumps are fading. They’re leaving behind awful rash-like bits of skin (but at least they’re leaving!)

So to counter this, I’ve pulled out my big jar of Nivea Soft. I’m not in love with this stuff, because it’s thick and heavily fragrance, but I must admit – it works wonders. It softens those dry patches right up, and just makes your skin… really soft. Though it smells terrible, my skin is more hydrated and a lot smoother than it’s been in years, so I guess I’ll have to find a way to live with the scent.

Anyhow: instead of buying an expensive eye cream, or even instead of buying an expensive night cream, try a cheap tub or tube of Nivea Soft if you’re fine with the smell. I don’t know the price difference between Soft and something like Clinique’s All About Eyes, but I’m sure it’s enormous! Nivea Soft isn’t only cheaper than most eye creams, but the tub is a lot bigger, and it’s eaiser to find!




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  • Arianne

    Aww, it's too bad Olay Total Effects gave you little bumps. I don't really care for Nivea's scent either, but they're hella moisturizing.The two problems I'm worried about is dryness and puffiness, and none of the eye creams I've tried in the past do both. :(

  • Rae

    Aww :( Well, find one that does one really well then, I guess! *shrugs hopelessly*

  • suzie wuzie

    i love the nivea's scent. reminds me of a baby's skin :P

  • Rae

    Lol! Cute.I hated it, but I'm kinda growing to like it – it does have a familiar kind of scent about it, no?