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[Material World x Biotherm] Who Wants Younger Eyes? – Deborah Tan

I’ve always been complacent about my eyes. I have perfect eyesight and, no matter how hard I work, I don’t ever get dark circles. Eyebags? What are they?

When I started lining my eyes regularly, people everywhere complimented me on how much nicer my eyes looked. I thought it would stay that way forever. Obviously, I was being too optimistic. After several years of getting my liquid eyeliner to flick up effortlessly, I started one morning having one of the biggest shocks of my life.

My eyeliner got caught in a sagging right eyelid. It was a sobering moment. My eyes, the crowning glory of my face, were beginning to age.

And so began the daily habit of pulling my right eyelid taut every time I line it. For more than three years now, I have been doing this and have come to accept that my eyes are just on a natural downward spiral. I am growing old, better just accept it.

When Biotherm gave me a “sample” of their new eye cream to try, my first thought was, “Yeah … ok. Maybe it would brighten the area and make my eyes feel less puffy but, let’s not get our hopes first.”

One week later, this was what I saw:

(Left: BEFORE Blue Therapy Eye. Right: AFTER Blue Therapy Eye) Pictures have not been digitally altered.

(Left: BEFORE Blue Therapy Eye. Right: AFTER Blue Therapy Eye) Pictures have not been digitally altered.

1. In the Before picture (left), you can see that my eyelid was sagging down a little. In the After picture (right), the eyelid was “lifted” up and it “lifted” so well, my double eyelid is now more evident. I no longer have to pull my eyelid taut to draw my eyes.

2. The deep crow’s feet at the corner of my right eye has almost disappeared.

[The difference in skin tone is due to changing daylight. Unfortunately, I was unable to replicate the exact lighting when I took the second shot. I used Mother Nature’s light, not a photographer’s]

This eye cream also contains an ingredient that would break up the blood pigment residues responsible for dark eye circles. I do not have obvious dark shadows around my eyes so I cannot say for certain if this cream would help improve that. However, with the awesome results I have seen in the lifting and wrinkle-reducing departments, I am positive this cream will deliver on that too.

What is this eye cream, you ask?

Biotherm Blue Therapy Eye, out today at all Biotherm counters.

Biotherm Blue Therapy Eye, out today at all Biotherm counters.

It’s Biotherm Blue Therapy Eye.

And it hits their counters TODAY.

Like the Blue Therapy Serum, this eye cream contains the three power ingredients that will help restructure and strengthen the skin. In addition to these ingredients, it contains a blend of flavanoid, amino acid and two peptides to help reduce dark circles. Texture-wise, this eye cream is light and is easily absorbed by the skin. It is fragrance-free too, which is important since it will be going near your eyes – you don’t want any irritation.

But like I always say, you’ve got to try it for yourself. Hop down to any Biotherm counter from today to ask for a sample. I promise you won’t regret it.

Biotherm worked with Material World for this post to promote the launch of its new eye cream Blue Therapy Eye. All opinions are the author’s own and have not been vetted by the client. Read our advertising policy here.

About The Author: Deborah Tan is a founder of Material World. After 10 years of working in magazines Cleo and Cosmopolitan Singapore, she is now a freelance writer/editor who works on this website full-time. She likes liquid eyeliners, bright red lipsticks, tattoos, rock & roll, Mad Men, and Suits. Follow her on Twitter @DebTanTweets.

CONTEST!

We have THREE Biotherm Blue Therapy Eye to give away to you. To enter the draw,
simply follow the instructions below:

1. In the Comments section, complete this sentence: “I hope Biotherm Blue Therapy Eye will be able to _______.”

2. Then click on the Facebook button below and SHARE this review with your friends on Facebook. Tag “Material World” and make sure your post is on Public setting so we can verify you have completed this step.

3. PM us your details (name, age, email, and occupation). State “Blue Therapy Eye” in your message.

Contest ends Friday, 23 August 2013 and is open to all Material World Facebook fans.

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“How Old Is The Person With These Eyes?” – Deborah Tan

“Do you have perfect eyesight?”

“Yes.”

“Tsk. Damn you!”

Yep! In a country with one of the world’s highest rates of myopia, having perfect eyesight kinda makes you a “freak of nature”. But besides my perfect eyesight, I really have precious little to shout about in the ocular department. For some strange reason, my eyes are terribly bloodshot … no matter how much I sleep … they are just red and yellow all the time.

I did a test with the boyfriend and the Material World founders yesterday. Basically, I took a picture of my face, cropped out everything except my eyes and asked them to guess the age of the person. Obviously, they knew the identity of the person who belonged to those eyes but I told them to be brutally honest.

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The girls were nice enough … the boyfriend said 56, although I’m pretty sure he was half-joking and trying to be his usual annoying best. So I’m going to deduct 20 years from his answer and assure myself that my eyes look 36.

So we have an answer: My eyes make me look 36. (I’m 34, by the way).

I guess a lot of it has to do with the lines under my eyes. Whoever said “eye smiles” make you look younger totally did not know what he/she was talking about. My eyelids are also getting a bit saggy with age – trust me, when I line my eyes, I have to gently pull them taut so the pencil does not get caught in the folds of my skin.

What’s the point of this post? Well, Material World wants you to help us with a survey! We want to know what you think about your eyes and your attitudes towards them. To join this survey, simply click here. We hope to get at least 50 of you to complete this survey (there’s a lil’ treat right at the end!).

Meanwhile, I’m experimenting with a new cream that’s yet to hit the market … apparently, it can break up blood pigment residues left in your eye area and therefore help lighten dark circles … stay tuned for more news on that!

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We hope to SEE your responses soon!

About The Author: Deborah Tan is a founder of Material World. After 10 years of working in magazines Cleo and Cosmopolitan Singapore, she is now a freelance writer/editor who works on this website full-time. She likes liquid eyeliners, bright red lipsticks, tattoos, rock & roll, Mad Men, and Suits … and is super conscious that one of her eyes is bigger than the other. Follow her on Twitter @DebTanTweets.

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