Fallen in love with Erborian CC Creme A La Centella Asiatica? I’m with you. This brightening CC Cream evens out the skin tone, blurs away fine lines and large pores and neutralises redness. It’s love at first swipe.
But did you know it has a matching eye cream (or should I say CC eye cream)? It’s called Erborian CC Eye A La Centella Asiatica and has a lot in common with its bigger sister:
Key Ingredients In Erborian CC Eye A La Centella Asiatica
UV Filters To Provide Sun Protection
FYI, eye creams and CC eye creams with SPF aren’t a substitute for sunscreen. But they can give your sun protection a boost.
Erborian CC Eye A La Centella Asiatica promises a SPF 20 thanks to:
- Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate: a.ka.a Octyl Methoxycinnamate. It protects skin from UVB rays and helps other UV filters last longer, too.
- Titanium Dioxide (nano): a mineral filter that protects from all UVB and some UVA rays. It’s in nano size to neutralise its greasy texture and the white cast it leaves behind.
- Ethylhexyl Salicylate: a.k.a Octyl Salicylate, a UVB filter with a slightly oily consistency and a mild floral scent.
- Zinc Oxide (nano): a gentle mineral UV filter that protects from ALL UV rays. It’s in nano size to neutralise its greasy texture and the white cast it leaves behind.
In case you’re wondering, nano particles in sunscreens aren’t dangerous. They make the texture more pleasant to use If you don’t like using it, you won’t.
SILICONES To Enhance Texture
Erborian CC Eye A La Centella Asiatica is silicone-based. Here’s why:
- Silicones fill in gaps in the skin: that’s how they make crow’s feet look smaller and give skin that airbrushed look.
- Silicones brighten skin: they create an even layer on the skin that better reflects light. When it hits your skin, your under-eye area glows.
- Silicones improve textures: they impart a velvety feel and slip, so they glide on the skin smoothly.
Unfortunately, silicones have gained an underserved bad rep. Let’s debunk the worst lies, shall we?
- Silicones suffocate skin: No, they don’t. They have a particular molecular structure with wide gaps between each molecule, creating a barrier that traps water in but still lets skin perspire.
- Silicones give you pimples: Silicones themselves aren’t comedogenic. But if you use comedogenic products before slathering on silicones, they may get trapped underneath and give you pimples.
Related: Are Silicones Good Or Bad For Skin?
CENTELLA ASIATICA To Soothe Skin
Centella Asiatica is a skin-soother on steroids. It’s loaded with anti-inflammatory substances – like Madecassoside – that calms down redness, irritation and more.
That’s just the tip of the iceberg. Here’s everything Centella asiatica does for your skin:
- Wound healing: centella Asiatica speeds up wound healing by boosting collagen and cell production.
- Wrinkle reduction: a small study showed that centella asiatica improved crow’s feet compared to a placebo.
- UV protection: ok, this study was done in vitro (not on real skin) but it shows that centella asiatica can prevent UV-induced hyperpigmentation (dark spots).
Let’s Put It To The Test: Personal Use & Opinion
Erborian CC Eye A La Centella Asiatica is available in two shades: Clair and Doré. I have Claire, the lighter of the two. It’s a translucent white shade that turns into beige when you apply it onto the skin.
The coverage’s sheer, but enough to brighten the under-eye area and make dark circles less visible. If yours are really bad, you may still need a thin layer of concealer (or even foundation) on top.
If your eyes often look tired and older, this can give your skin a boost that makes you feel less self-conscious. Its just perks up your eyes and makes you look more awake.
The texture’s so smooth, it glides on the skin like a dream, without pulling or tugging at your delicate skin.
It’s not the most hydrating eye cream, but then it’s not meant to be. Its job is to make your eye area look more radiant and it does that well.
But, do you need Erborian CC Eye A La Centella Asiatica if you’re already using the matching CC Cream? The two creams are so similar after all.
I’d say it depends. For most people, the CC cream alone will do. But if you have severe dark circles who need the extra coverage, are in front of a camera often and need to look your brightest self or just can’t live without eye cream, you can’t wrong with this.
Have you tried Erborian CC Eye A La Centella Asiatica? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
Ingredients: Aqua/Water, Cyclomethicone, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Dipropylene Glycol, Zinc Oxide (nano), CI 77891/Titanium Dioxide, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Methyl Trimethicone, Glycerin, Titanium Dioxide (nano), Ethylhexyl Salicylate, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Dimethicone, Butylene Glycol, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Magnesium Sulfate, Vinyl Dimethicone/Methicone Silsesquioxane Crosspolymer, Centella Asiatica Extract, Caesalpinia Spinosa Fruit Extract, Kappaphycus Alvarezii Extract, Talc, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Aluminum Hydroxide, Trihydroxystearin, Mica, Methicone, Palmitic Acid, Stearic Acid, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Polyester-1, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Acetyl Tetrapeptide-5, Triethoxycaprylsilane, Phenoxyethanol, CI 77499/Iron Oxides, CI 77491/Iron Oxides, CI 77492/Iron Oxides