Olay is a brand I never really see mentioned on beauty blogs, and I’m not really sure why. My mum used Olay throughout my childhood when the brand was known as being Oil of Ulay, before it was rebranded as Olay in 1999. The Oil of Ulay Beauty Fluid was one of her favourite skincare products, and when I was given the chance to try the Olay Eyes Deep Hydrating Eye Gel, I was really happy to retry the brand.
The Olay Eyes Deep Hydrating Eye Gel is £24.99 and is one of their newest launches. I had a really bad allergic reaction to a salicylic serum last week which gave me tiny blisters all over my face, and made my skin so swollen, puffy, red and itchy. Ever since my puffiness went down, my whole face has been left extremely dry and patchy, and it’s really effected my self confidence. Even though I didn’t apply the serum around my eyes, my upper and lower eyes have been seriously dry and textured so this eye gel couldn’t be more perfectly timed.
“Olay Eyes Gel Instantly hydrates tired-looking skin around eyes for a wide-awake, refreshed look.“
– For tired, dehydrated skin around eyes. With Hyaluronic Acid
– Gel hydrates to plump the delicate skin under the eye, where fine lines first appear
– Fast-absorbing formula supercharged with peptides, Niacinamide and cucumber extract quenches skin for lasting hydration
– Cooling formula helps fight visible signs of fatigue
The Olay Eyes Deep Hydrating Eye Gel has the most amazing cooling effect on the skin, and although I haven’t been keeping the jar in the fridge, it somehow manages to feel like it’s been cooled before use. It’s a nice, thin and viscous gel which is easy to massage and pat into the eye contour area. Some eye gels tend to be sticky or don’t layer well under eyeshadow primer, and makeup but this gel feels almost like water on the skin.
The pot may look quite small, but a little goes such a long way and I only have to touch the gel very gently with a fingertip and it picks up enough product for both eyes, and even around the brows too. I don’t like that some eye creams and gels are for around the eyes but you can’t apply them to your eyelids, but I’ve been able to apply this gel to my lids with no irritation and it’s done an amazing job at boosting the hydration of my eyes.