Why do we have puffiness and dark circles? Can’t we all be like those girls in movies who wake up with flawless skin even though they’ve only slept for 3 hours? I was so tired of my dark circles and occasional puffy eyes that I got my hands with two new products to try and combat the problem: the Diamond De-Puffer and the Amber Dark Circles Eye Cream, both from the high-end beauty brand Lionesse.
Lionesse has a number of awesome one-of-a-kind products that are all gemstone infused, with products that include sapphire, diamond, amber, opal and manganite. Each collection is targeted to different areas of skin and caters to specific skin concerns, but all share the benefit of slowing down and minimizing the signs of aging.
One of the things that I like about Lionesse is that most of their package is recyclable and cruelty-free, and I don’t know about you but I love brands that are responsible in their treatment of the environment and animals. Another major plus is that these products are made in US FDA registered facilities, which means that they are clean, safe and trusted.
Wondering why I got myself these products?
Well, even though I try to sleep my eight hours, drink extra water and minimize daily stress, my dark circles seems to be a constant feature in my life no matter what I do. Another thing that occasionally happens is that my eyes sometimes turn into little puffy balls, which isn’t exactly a good “look” when combined with dark circles. After much doing my research, I decided to try these products from Lionesse to see if they could work a much-needed miracle.
Amber Dark Circle Eye Cream
I started using the Amber Dark Circle Eye Cream, but before going into my full experience, let’s get scientific and explain how dark circles form. These can form for several reasons, such as extreme sinus, too much intake of alcohol, stress, sleep deprivation and they can even be hereditary. But don’t be fooled; these aren’t the only reasons. A lot of things can make you have dark circles, each person is different and you may have them for a completely different. One thing we can agree on is that we all want to get rid of them and fast.
I used the Amber Dark Circle Eye Cream for two weeks every day to see how this product would work. With just one pea-sized amount of this bronzy peachy color, the cream was enough to cover my entire eye area. I would just massage in the area of my dark circle until the product would dissolve and just leave it there.
By the second day I had already started seeing results. I had the dark circles but they were a lot lighter than the day before. Something that I particularly like is that this product has a great scent but is not one that is overpowering, which is perfect.
Amber Dark Circle Eye Cream Ingredients
These are some of the ingredients that this product has that I loved:
- Retinyl Palmitate – Also known as vitamin A, this ingredient makes your skin look and feel soft. Retinyl Palmitate helps reduce the appearance of wrinkles, promotes skin cell products, tones skin tone and gives it a glow.
- Caffeine – This power ingredient that a lot of us love helps your skin in various forms. Caffeine stimulates blood flow, helping collagen production. Caffeine is also high in antioxidants which help target different affected areas of the skin. One of the things that caffeine also helps is in reducing inflammation; it also reduces build-up blood under your eyes, which gives you the dark shadows under your eyes.
- Amber Powder – This ingredient helps promote skin elasticity, making it firmer. It also helps with clog pores and stimulates skin cells. Amber powder also helps reduces wrinkles and fine lines while giving your skin an extra glow.
- Mica – That beautiful glow you get after applying your favorite, creams and makeup products is thanks to this ingredient. Mica is the provider of giving your skin that extra shine making it look youthful and refreshed. Most products include this ingredient because of its properties of making the skin look more radiant.
Would I recommend this product?
Based on ingredients the ingredients and my experience I would for sure keep using this product as part of my skincare routine. It’s very lightweight and with constant use, you can see how the dark circles keep minimizing I would totally recommend it.
Let’s start with the second product I used for my under eye area. For the puffiness under my eyes, I used the Lionesse Diamond De-Puffer. As I mentioned at the beginning, I don’t have huge eye bags or puffiness but I do have it occasionally. I mostly have them when I eat really salty foods late at night I can look “bloated” or if I sleep too much or just a few hours but it is not something that is constant.
Every one of us is a unique individual has different reasons to have puffiness under your eyes. Most people get them because of premature signs of aging, especially if you are over 45. Others get it as part of nature’s package of dark circles, tiredness, fluid retention and hereditary genes. There are a lot of reason as to why you may have puffiness under your eyes, and the first step is to understand what if making this puffiness and get the correct product to reduce these.
I started using the Diamond De- Puffer for two weeks just like I did with the Amber Dark Circle Eye Cream, and yes even if I do not have puffy eyes every morning I tried it because we need to start taking care of our face even before the signs of aging begin. This product comes in a cute silver packaging and the product itself also comes in a silver bottle with a one of a kind applicator to make it easy to yes you guessed it apply around the eye area. It doesn’t have any specific scent or fragrance which is awesome if you have sensitive skin. The cream is very lightweight and a soft peachy color.
Because of its applicator, it is really easy to apply this around your eyes and when you press it down so that product comes out, it applies the right amount so you won’t be wasting any product. To be honest with just a small amount is enough to cover your eye area.
It is very easy to apply this product, pressing down the prime applicator to release a small amount of the cream under your eye and massage it until the product is dissolved. After this, you are good to go. When the product dissolves you slowly start feeling your tightening and see how the puffiness is reduced in minutes. Your skin starts feeling a lot tighter and smoother.
I wanted to see how the Diamond De-Puffer would work on someone else and I invited my neighbor to try it out. She is 42 years old and has constant puffiness; her reason is not only that she has a busy life but that it is hereditary from her mother’s side to have puffy eyes. I knocked on her door and told her I had a surprise for her. She cleansed her face as usual, and after applying the product around her eyes, she started seeing her skin tightening within minutes. The puffiness was reduced. Needless to say, she was a new fan of the product.
Now let’s get into what makes this product such a good product its ingredients.
Here are some ingredients that I love that this product has:
- Sodium Hyaluronate – This ingredient helps to lock in moisture on your skin, helping it have more elasticity. This ingredient makes your skin more moisturized, smooth and softer, giving you a youthful look.
- Diamond Powder – This powder gently exfoliates your skin, making it softer and smoother. It also gives your skin of boost of luminosity which we all love.
- Mica – As I mentioned in the past product, Mica helps illuminate the skin make it brighter and appear more youthful.
Would I recommend Lionesse?
Just like I mentioned before these products have awesome ingredients and the finish results of how your skin looks and feel is beyond awesome. I am a true believer that you are never too early to start your skin care routine especially if it’s to reduce the premature signs of aging. As someone that has a family background of dark circles and salty foods tends to make me have puffiness then what is better than to start combating these signs starting from my early twenties.
One of the things that I also like that these products have one of a kind ingredients that makes the experience so much more unique, you can’t find an eye cream with amber or diamond powder anywhere.
But the main reason I would really recommend it, is mostly because I saw how both my dark circles and the occasional puffiness were significantly reduced in just two weeks, how tight and soft my skin felt (it was amazing) and to be honest I am truly shocked by how fast these products give you results compared to the other products that I’ve used before.
All in all, Lionesse is an awesome brand that is cruelty-free, paraben free and US FDA approved. Not only this has unique collections with one of a kind ingredients and it truly does transform your skin. If you want to know more about this brands and its collection you can check out them out on their webpage and their social media such as Facebook and Instagram.