Eyes, Skincare

YSL Forever Youth Liberator Eye Zone Serum | Review

I bought this with my first ever pay cheque from my first proper job, so you’ll forgive me (’cause I sure as hell won’t) for waving goodbye to almost £50 for a piddly amount of liquid that’s supposed to sort out my panda eyes. The things we do for vanity…

This serum claims to target “the whole panoramic eye zone: crow’s feet, under-eye wrinkles, glabellar lines, as well as bags and dark circles“. Now, I don’t have any major problems with crows feet or wrinkles because *preens* I am only 22. I don’t have bags either, and I don’t even know what glabellar lines are, but I actually think they sound rather glamorous, don’t you? Like something a chic, Parisian fashion designer who wears headscarves and eats brunch would have. “Check out her glabellar lines – aren’t they just to die for?”, “Ugh, I’d kill to be as glabellous as her.

Anyway, dark circles: I suffer from them. Like, badly. Legend has it, if you look directly at them, they suck you in like a black hole, so this serum sounded perfect for me. The sales assistant did her whole song and dance about how great the product is and how Yves Saint Laurent idolised women and put them on a pedestal and blah blah blah are my dark circles gone yet? No? Then shut up and give me the damn serum, k lady?

I’ve had this for about 2 and a half months now, using it almost every day and still have a ton left, so the good thing is, it lasts quite a while – and I’m pretty generous with the stuff. The bad thing is, I don’t really think it’s done anything. I thought for a little while that it had, but I kind of think that was a bit of wishful thinking/placebo effect thang going on, ’cause I’ve stopped using it for about 2 weeks now and my dark circles don’t look any different to how they did 2 months ago. 

Shame really, ’cause it’s so fucking expensive. I guess it’s a nice moisturiser/serum to hydrate my eye area, and it doesn’t irritate me at all, but that’s about it. Would I pay £48 again for a nice eye serum? No.

I’d like to point out that my dark circles are probably hereditary more than anything, so maybe no amount of topical treatment is going to get rid of them? So don’t let me put you off trying this serum; like I said, I don’t have any wrinkles/crows feet yet, so if those are things you suffer from, this may actually work for you, but for dark circles? Not really.

My best advice would be to ask for a sample. It’s a very expensive product, so it’s absolutely worth trying before you buy.

Consistency: Serum, so watery and light.

Sensitive Skin Suitability: 5/5, doesn’t sting or hurt.

Price: £48 for 15ml. Typing that made me squirm.

Overall Rating: 4/10. I didn’t see any difference in my under eye circles, but it could be that I haven’t been using it for long enough. It could also be that they’re hereditary and therefore only fixable by surgery, so it might be worth trying if you have any of the other eye-issues this claims to fix.


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