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Beauty Without The Beasts

Beauty Without The Beasts has loads of fabulous cruelty-free brands to share with you. But, if you're wondering whether it's worth splashing out on that luxury treat, or you want to check that a product lives up to the hype, then Tried and Tested could be right up your street. We will let you know our thoughts on a range of animal-friendly hair and beauty products.

As well as the very latest review below, we're building up a library of older posts too. Make-up, hair and body products, skincare and all the other goodies that make looking good so much fun, we'll be covering them all!

Orico London Hi Rise Rejuvenating Eye Elixir  £20.00

However much we try to hide it, the stress of long days and the pleasure of even longer nights always shows around our eyes! That's why we're always first in the queue to try a product that promises to reduce puffiness, sagging and dark circles. Step forward Orico London's Hi Rise Rejuvenating Eye Elixir.

99% of the ingredients in this fragrance-free eye product are of natural origin, with 13% from organic farming - a good start, but we need more!

The tube is larger than usual eye creams and gels, which makes the £20 price tag great value, especially as you only need to use a very small amount each time. We reckon that a tube will last you a good couple of months or longer.

We weren't sure what to expect from an 'elixir', but soon found that it's more of a gel consistency, which really enhances the initial cooling effect on the skin. We did have to wait a few minutes before applying our make-up, but the product was easily absorbed and seemed to turn a little 'creamier' as we tapped it on, which made it feel more moisturising.

If you suffer from very dark circles or the skin is particularly puffy or sagging, no eye cream - however innovative - is going to make a huge difference, so don't expect miracles, but we were pleased with the initial results from this product. The overall appearance of our eyes was definitely improved after using the product twice a day for a month - our dark shadows hadn't disappeared, but certainly seemed less pronounced and the skin around our eyes appeared healthier and less puffy - even after a long day at work and a night on the cocktails! We look forward to seeing what another month brings!

All opinions given are our own and are based on testing of the actual products. Prices and product information correct at the time of publication. Please check with the brand/stockist for up to date details.


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