Since I’ve learned that the bulk of my under eye dissatisfaction comes from plain old thin skin – the byproduct of early menopause, lack of estrogen and genetics (thanks mom and dad) – I’ve been on a quest for the perfect eye cream.
There’s no shortage of opinions, and Lord knows its been written about a thousand times over by every beauty editor on the planet.
But like Goldilocks, there’s a lot of trial and error of finding the one that is just right for me.
Take for instance my latest adventure, where I tried using retinol under my eyes. Every doctor I’ve spoken to insist that this will help my crinkles provided I use a teeny amount and give my skin time to get used to it.
As you can see, I took the more is more approach, and yikes.
So knowing I was on a quest for a magic wand for my eyes, the nice people at JeNu gifted me their version:
Interesting set up, ey?
I haven’t tried it yet, I’m still unpacking all the gear.
There’s been some positive buzz about JeNu, but questions I’m asking myself include:
- How many vibrating devices does a girl need? Between my Clarsonic and my Philips toothbrush, my sockets are full.
- Will I continue to use it after the novelty wears off, or will it collect dust in my basket of regrettables?
- Is the ultrasonic wand of real value or is it just an application gimmick? They claim it helps product penetrate 12x more deeply than with application alone and that people who use it experience a much deeper level of hydration, but I want to dive a little deeper to understand the methodology. Was it compared to a norm of nothing, or other products? I always like a good head to head.
- Is the eye cream any good? How would this stack up against other eye creams without the wand? Did they focus the technology on the wand or the cream?
- How does this interact with other products like Retinol? Girl does not live by one product alone.
- Will the ultrasonic wand interfere with Botox or fillers? I don’t have any fillers under my eyes right now, but I do have Botox around my crows feet and don’t want some freakish side effect to happen.
- Is there any potential downside to the ultrasonic wand? JeNu is insistent you don’t use it on the upper part of the eye. I mean they scream “don’t put it there”. So I wonder why, and what, if any downside might be lurking in this mystical wand.
- Has the FDA evaluated any of their claims?
The team at JeNu know I’m a harsh critic and that a free product doesn’t guarantee a spot in my blog or my heart, so I appreciate their transparency and generosity in letting me see for myself. No strings attached.
So tonight I’m going to charge up my JeNu and see if at $249, JeNu earns a coveted spot on my already crowded sink and might be worth a spot on yours. For reference, here are my eyes at Ground Zero (yes, I know I need my eyebrows tweezed). I’ll report back in two weeks.
Curious about this JeNu? Send any questions, hopes, fears, doubts or commentary my way.