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Clean Beauty Review: Goldfaden MD Bright Eyes - Dark Circle Radiance Complex

Clean Beauty Review: Goldfaden MD Bright Eyes - Dark Circle Radiance Complex

When I first heard about this product and received my sample I was so eager to give it a try.  You see, I have battled with dark circles for as long as I can remember, and motherhood has been no help at all LOL!  I have tried a few products before and actually had yet to see one that was marketed as a chemical free item until I saw this one... I was more than ready to give it a spin!  Did it solve my issues?  Read on to find out!!

Ingredients:

water, simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) seed oil, cetyl alcohol, candelilla/jojoba/rice bran polyglyceryl-3 esters, glyceryl stearate, glycerin, sodium hyaluronate, squalane, glycine soja (soybean) oil, prunus armeniaca (apricot) kernel oil, magnesium aluminum silicate, cetearyl alcohol, sodium stearoyl lactylate, xanthan gum, glycine soja (soybean) protein, hydrolyzed rice protein, superoxide dismutase, chondrus crispus (seaweed) extract, mica, phenoxyethanol, ethylhexylglycerin, arnica montana flower extract, tocopherol, glyceryl caprylate, cellulose gum, citrus paradisi (grapefruit) peel oil, aspalathus linearis (red tea) leaf extract

Texture:

This cream had some body to it which made it a nice consistency, not runny at all but not too thick either.

Scent:

The scent was pleasant, light, and citrusy

How To Use:

My sample container was a pump variety and in my experience the pump did dispense too much product at one time so I always ended up with extra unless I was extremely careful.  Now I am not sure if this is the way the full sized product is but I am just assuming so therefore I wanted to mention it.  To use this product you should dispense a small amount and pat into the skin underneath the eye area, being careful not to contact your eyes.  The product does recommend for you to use morning and evening for best results.

Ease Of Use:

The product was pretty straightforward to use, other than the fact that it did seem to dispense too much at one time and when I had excess on my fingertips it would take me longer to pat the product into place (this is also possible user error LOL).

Results:

As you may be able to tell from the photos below, the product did depuff, and brighten my under eye area some after the first use (and even subsequent uses).  The product did smell nice so it did become an enjoyable part of my morning routine as it helped in waking me up and making my face feel soothed, fresh, and a bit more moisturized.  Unfortunately, as you can tell from the bottom photo, it did not do much in the way of removing dark circles, which is the primary claim that this product makes.  I can not truly attest to the ability of reducing fine lines as I (thankfully) do not have many to speak of yet. 

  Before (Top) -  An unfortunately very real close up of my tired eyes before applying the eye cream for the first time.   After (Bottom)-  As you can see (although changes are minimal), the cream did seem to brighten and depuff my under eye area slightly.  These results seemed to be consistent after every time I used the product however long term results were not evident.

Before (Top) - An unfortunately very real close up of my tired eyes before applying the eye cream for the first time.

After (Bottom)- As you can see (although changes are minimal), the cream did seem to brighten and depuff my under eye area slightly.  These results seemed to be consistent after every time I used the product however long term results were not evident.

 Results after 3 weeks of using this product twice a day.... unfortunately my dark circles have gone nowhere (insert sad face here)!

Results after 3 weeks of using this product twice a day.... unfortunately my dark circles have gone nowhere (insert sad face here)!

Cost:

The cost for a 0.5 oz container of this cream goes for $55.00.

Overall Grade:

In my opinion, I would give this product a C based on all the factors listed and how it worked for me.  There are certainly some benefits to this cream as I mentioned above in the results, but ultimately for me it did not produce the results that I truly wanted (reducing dark circles).  Add to this the steep cost (in my opinion), and I just can't justify recommending it wholeheartedly.  I do thoroughly appreciate the fact that the ingredients are all natural compared to many other eye creams, but for me I am still on the hunt for what will help me with my ever present raccoon eyes LOL!  Because of this I will not leave an affiliate link to this product but you can read more about the product by clicking HERE (again, this is not an affiliate link).  Even though it did not work for me, it may perhaps be what you are looking for, I would just recommend trying a sample size first if you can to be sure!

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