Medical Director of Freia Medical, Dr Harold Ma’s Views On Eye Creams

Medical Director of Freia Medical, Dr Harold Ma’s Views On Eye Creams
Tuesday, November 21, 2017

After hearing what our Beauty Influencers, Miyake and Rachel, got to say about the eye creams from Estée Lauder, Shiseido and REN, let’s find out if Medical Director of Freia Medical, Dr Harold Ma, has differing opinions from them.

Estée Lauder Nutritious Vitality8™ – Radiant Eye Jelly


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Pleasing to the eyes in a calm pink hue, this cooling jelly revitalized the eye area with a burst of hydration and moisture. Eyes felt refreshed, hydrated and radiant. The jelly-like texture was admittedly sometimes a little cumbersome to lift off one’s fingertips as I found myself having to check again to see if I really had any product on my fingertips. But all in all, still a product that delivers what it is meant to – vibrancy, moisture, hydration.

Retailing at $63.00 (13ml) | Rating: 4/5 Stars | Find Out More

REN Keep Young And Beautiful™ Instant Brightening Beauty Shot Eye Lift


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It promises instant brightening, lightening and whitening results within 30 seconds of application. Texture is an easily absorbed pearl white translucent gel. Made up of a cocktail of hyaluronic acid and light-reflecting particles, it is more like a make-up primer accessory rather than a treatment serum (unlike the other two). You would need an eye serum / cream prior to this as it still quite “powdery” (dry) when applied. The key highlight is being able to be applied over make-up over and over again – now, if REN decides to combine this formulation with a slightly tinted under eye-concealer, my personal take is that that will be a real hit!

Retailing at $69.00 (15ml) | Rating: 3.5/5 Stars | Find Out More

Shiseido Ultimate Eye – Ultimune Power Infusing Eye Concentrate

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Of the 3 serums, this one probably impressed me the most. The right texture for a pre-treatment serum, a little bit went a long way. Light, easily absorbed and highly moisturising, one can definitely get away without adding on an eye cream on a hot and humid day. Usual eye area concerns like dark circles, fine lines and wrinkles were instantly soothed (and stayed that way all day), turning back time that is often the culprit for ageing skin.

Retailing at $98.00 (15ml) | Rating: 4.5/5 Stars | Find Out More
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Last but not least, we will be having Celebrity Makeup Artist, Cynthia Oh’s reviews on the eye creams that is coming up next.