Since I couldn’t be in Taiwan this summer, I’ve been recreating my Taipei shopping experiences by sitting on the floor, surrounded by past purchases.
That sounds even more pathetic when it’s not inside my head….
Anyways, one of the best items I ever bought was this Skin Food Potiron Au Lait eye cream:
I didn’t realize it at first. In fact, the first few times I tried it out, it was so rich that it caused minor milia under my eyes. I was hesitant return it, though, partly because most return policies in Taipei are rather discouraging, and partly because it smelled…So. Darn. Good. (Plus the packaging is adorable)
Part pumpkin pie, part warm milk and honey, this is quite possibly the yummiest skincare product I’ve ever held in my life. I’ve had it for a year now, and I still smell it twice a day, once in the morning and once at night. Call me weird, but I find it quite therapeutic. I also like to pet my makeup brushes, but that’s another story.
Anyways, aside from sniffing it on a daily basis, I couldn’t really find another use for it until winter hit. That’s when I started experiencing serious dry patches on my cheeks, and nothing would get rid of them. I tried multiple face creams, Vaseline, Aquaphor, even A&D. The dry patches just scoffed at me. It was disheartening, to tell you the truth.
Finally, I thought I would give this eye cream a try. I remembered that it was deliciously buttery-rich, so I figured it might work.
A single dab of the cream glided right across my cheeks, instantly soothing my skin. Over the next three weeks, I fed the patches with a diet of Potiron au Lait under A&D at night, and Diane Lai Mositurizer in the morning, which I’ll talk about in another post. My eczema was gone by the end of the month, and I was a happy camper.
Eye creams are usually very pricey, but I believe I bought this one for around $12, and it’s worth every penny. A tiny bit goes a long way, and this is probably the most effective winter moisturizer I have in my arsenal. It does tend to ball up if you apply makeup over the top, which is why I like to use it at night, and wake up to wonderfully refreshed skin.
Have you ever repurposed a beauty product?
My rating: A+