There’s been rather a lot of press surrounding Deborah Mitchell of late. The Duchesses of Cornwall and Cambridge are both said to have been treated by Deborah personally, and supposedly turn to her products before events. Kylie and Dannii are also apparently combatting their ageing with the range (but, then, I think more than bee venom is at play on their unwrinkled complexions…).
Hype aside, the first thing I have to say before recommending Bee Venom Eyes is that I firmly believe the best form of anti-ageing is a good amount of easily-absorbed moisture with as many smoothing properties as possible. There is no instant non-surgical cure, so if you are hoping for a bride of Wildenstein effect, forget this. No cream is going to make deep wrinkles miraculously disappear.
However, if you want a real boost for your moisture levels and something which will relax the appearance of crepiness and late night exhaustion, this is your poison.
It comes in a fairly simple glass pot and smells vaguely of beeswax. It is thick and creamy to the touch but once on the skin around your eyes smoothes in very quickly, with little need to rub. It is packed with Shea Butter, Rose and Lavender, and is natural and organic. Despite the tightening and firming claims espoused on the leaflet in the box, I didn’t feel any of the irritation which sometimes accompanies active ingredients. When I woke the morning after using it, my eyes didn’t feel at all tight or uncomfortable.
It is a gem for late nights before heading to bed to ensure you wake up with well-moisturised eyes, and minimise the effects of a heavy night which, for me, was a godsend. Whether or not it halts ageing is anyone’s guess but, as far as an eye cream goes, I thought this was a really good egg.