If awards were dished out for wonderful packaging I am sure Benefit Puff Off would come up trumps! A cutely packaged eye gel that has been designed to instantly smooth out fine lines, de-puff as well as cooling and soothing the eye area. As you can see the applicator tip is shaped like an iron which is of course a nod to smoothing out lines much like you do with creases on clothing but it isn't just for the novelty factor. The angled iron shaped nozzle is the perfect shape and size for ease of use when applying to a fairly tricky area. The nozzle allows for precision while the metal tip cools and massages - it really is a treat to use, even on the go. My only advice which rings true for just about eye tubed eye cream product is not to squeeze too firmly as it will result in excess product and of course waste. The good news is that Benefit Puff Off is not prone to leakage.
In my opinion Benefit Puff Off feels like a primer come eye cream which I feel the market is currently lacking - off the top of my head I can not think of anything similar? Benefit Puff Off has a light, gel yet almost silicone (much lighter than Benefit Porefessional) like texture which is quickly absorbed into the skin, it cools and fills as well as having a tightening and lifting effect. I don't as such see this as an anti-ageing product but rather a temporary filler, it gently "plumps up" any lines, creases and/or wrinkles around the eyes as well as creating an even base for make-up. Personally I like to use Benefit Puff Off after eye cream in the morning as a lightweight and refreshing primer for make-up. I find the light texture agrees with my dehydrated skin - it adds a light moisture boost without being overwhelming and leaves the area looking and feeling fresh. As someone with an oily eye area I find Benefit Puff Off prevents my mascara and any make-up applied to my lower eye area from smudging or creasing, with similar effects on my upper eye area too. It is really easy to use and fairly hydrating and can be used under, over or without make-up. As a side note if applying over make-up I recommend squeezing a little onto your ring finger and dabbing on rather than using the in-built applicator. By doing so you can ensure your make-up is not disturbed. I was also told it can be used along with an eye cream as a serum to intensify said eye cream - I'm not really sure how that would work but I guess it is something to keep in mind. The good news is that it is really gentle and my easily irritated skin and eyes for that matter seemed to rather enjoy it.
Benefit Puff Off won't launch until January/February and will cost £22.50 but if you are looking for something to gently smooth, de-puff and cool the eye area this is worth the wait!
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