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Product Review: Somme Institute Eye

The Somme Institute's Eye cream, simply titled Eye ($72), is formulated to restore skin elasticity and make eyes look brighter. It does this through a special ingredient, MDT5 (Molecular Dispersion Technology 5), a proprietary ingredient consisting of six vitamins. The company boasts that the formula will "produce profound visual changes in skin texture, tone, and clarity to recapture a radiant, youthful complexion."

Sadly, I'll never know. This is because the eye cream has the most off-putting odor, and the consistency of a greasy sunscreen. Let's start with the scent: it can best be likened to a jelly doughnut. Not exactly the smell you'd expect from a $70 eye cream. Secondly, the cream seems too thick and greasy for the sensitive eye area. I prefer a much subtler lotion that blends into the region seamlessly.

Overall, I can't comment on if Somme's Eye would've recaptured my youthful complexion. Unfortunately, I was too turned off to keep it in my skin care arsenal for more than a couple of nights.

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emalove emalove 9 years
Ew, I don't think I'll be trying this...I'm really sensitive to scented products, and if it has a noticably bad smell, I'm sure it would drive me nuts.
badkitty badkitty 9 years
weird, i have been using this product for months and never once noticed an odor. maybe you got a bad one. I also do not think the consistency is greasy either, it is pretty much like almost every other eye cream i have used. it is a very decent product and it does not irritate my eyes (which are very sensitive) but the down side to it, is it's price. for 70 bucks there are comparable eye products out there.
chiquita29 chiquita29 9 years
Well a jelly doughnut like odor wouldn't put me off much, but I don't like anything too thick and greasy under my eyes, or anywhere on my face for that matter.
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