Beauty, Korea, Product Reviews

[REVIEW] MIZON Collagen Power Firming Eye Cream

For those of you who need a little extra love for your under-eye area, this review will change your life (I mean it!). I've never really known much about the significance of certain beauty products in the past. Honestly, I was one of the worst at taking care of my skin, washing my face with bar hand soap and using all kinds of weird scented hand lotions on my face. NO BUENO! Then, I discovered the power of MIZON Collagen Power Firming Eye Cream, and I was immediately hooked.

There are many Korean eye creams to choose from, making it extremely difficult to find the one that matches your skin needs. I can tell you right now that this product was everything I could ask for in a Korean eye cream.

PACKAGING

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One thing I love about all of MIZON's beauty product lines are their professional style packaging. They almost look like medicine, which immediately is associated (to me) with health and good care. I also am a total sucker for cute things, but in this case, the packaging works for me.

Unfortunately for those who are concerned with keeping your products hygienic, this product DOES NOT come with a spatula or any tool to remove the product from it's container. A bit of a downfall, but I always wash my hands before using my products anyway so it's not really a problem for me.​

I've been using this product for a while, so the original packaging can't be seen. However, when I first received this product in the mail, it came in a pretty metallic purple box and was lined with a sealed foil liner.

DIRECTIONS

For those of you who are a little baffled as to how to apply eye cream, here are the directions provided by the manufacturers themselves.

How to Use:

    1. Apply a small amount around eyes and tap in until absorbed

    2. -Tip: Use also on laugh lines, neck and forehead wrinkles, and more

Yup, it's that easy! Not only does this cream do miracles on the elasticity of your eye skin (yeah that sound creepy as hell), it also is great for any other wrinkle lines you have on your face.

INGREDIENTS

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Judging from my research, Korean beauty fanatics certainly love to see the ingredients in their products and for a good reason. Unfortunately, it isn't listed on the back of the container since it's too small. Plus, it is in Korean so I have no idea what's really going on there (sorry guys!). However, the internet is an excellent resource. Here's what I found for MIZON Collagen Power Firming Eye Cream:

Water, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Cyclopentasiloxane, Isododecane, Cyclohexasiloxane, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Dimethicone, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Polysilicone-11, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Collagen, Ethylhexylglycerin, Caprylyl Gloycol, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Adenosine, Tropolone, Disodium Edta, Honey Extract, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Extract, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter, Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Fruit Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Coptis Chinensis Root Extract, Betaine, Propylene Glycol, Sodium PCA, Sorbitol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Iris Florentina Root Extract, Serine, Glycine, Glutamic Acid, Lysine, Beta-Glucan, Alanine, Arginine, Threonine, Copper Tripeptide-I, Proline, Tbhq

Some of key ingredients listed below help with moisturizing as well a scent.

Marine Collagen: Moisturizer
Argan Oil: Emollient
Olive Oil: Fragrance, solvent
Sunflower Seed Oil: Fragrance
Meadow Foam Seed Oil: Emollient, moisturizer
Mango Seed Oil: Emollient
Shea butter: Emollient
Hyaluronic Acid: Moisturizer

SCENT

Surprisingly, there is no distinct smell, which I guess makes sense since I don't know many people that can smell their own eyes. 

TEXTURE

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One of my favorite things about this product is the strange texture. Usually, eye creams tend to be somewhat thick and heavily moisturizing in my experience since the skin around your eyes are super sensitive. However, this product is thick, but also simultaneously very sheer sort of like a gel. It rubs in nicely while keeping a super moisture barrier around your eyes. I wake up in the morning after putting this cream on at night and my eyes feel fully moisturized like I just applied the product.

Although it is an eye cream, the product claims to be effective on other problem wrinkle spots. I tried applying this on my laugh lines, but I didn't really see any results for wrinkles. It's mostly just a super hydrating, lightweight moisturizer that is gentle on your eyes.​

This product worked well for me since I tend to have an allergic reaction to eyelash glue on my eyelids causing the skin to get really flaky. This product literally healed my flaky skin issues in 3 days! I wish I had a before and after picture, but you can see my skin is nice and flake free in the photo.​

BEFORE

AFTER

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OVERALL RATING

Pros

  • Very moisturizing
  • Lightweight
  • Easy to apply
  • Multifunctional

Cons

  • Not the best for fine lines
  • Not super hygienic packaging

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