A Bloggers Guide To Brighter Eyes

Thursday, August 13, 2015
A Bloggers Guide To Brighter Eyes - with Optrex (*)

I have to say I’ve never really been fussed about eye products, they’re just one of those things you never think of picking up unless you really need to. However, my eyes are quite sensitive and due to having a job working on a computer for 8hrs a day, blogging and having an unfortunate bout of hay fever tend to get dry, irritated and uncomfortable.

The only problem that previously put me off buying eye drops, washes and sprays was the plain and simple fact I wear makeup… non waterproof mascara + eye drops = a big no, no. However my eyes where becoming too sensitive and the constant discomfort become a big problem, so I researched eye products and came across the Optrex Actimist Eye Spray which is my daily saviour!

Since this discovery I’ve also been introduced to more Optrex Eye Products and use some of them on a daily basis.

Optrex Multi Action Eye Wash

“Optrex Multi Action Eyewash for tired, uncomfortable, irritated eyes is so versatile; it’s a must-have for your first aid kit. Balanced at the natural pH level of tears and enriched with plant extracts, it gently helps to remove dust, make-up and other particles that can easily get trapped on the surface of your eye.”

If you’re a little uncomfortable about using eye drops then this product is great. It comes with a small deep lid in which you fill 1/3 with the liquid, press it gently eye socket so its sealed, slowly lift your head up, open up the eye and rock your head side to side. I like to use this in the evenings if my eyes are feeling irritated due to the effects from the day and just in case there’s any trapped makeup after removing it. It doesn’t sting although your eyes do ‘weep’ for a couple minutes after the wash although this is as the product is still washing away any dirt or particles. 
Optrex Rehydrating Eye Drops

“The formulation contains specially designed ingredients that replenish your tears, lubricating your eyes so you can feel an immediate difference.”

In all honestly I’m a little ‘iffy’ when it comes too eye drops however I have developed a technique of tilted my head and then dropping the liquid in from the corner of the eye. I’ve actually popped these into my makeup bag just in case my eyes feel a little irritated in the morning before I apply my makeup. I wouldn’t use these on a daily basis as I do use the Actimist Eye Spray throughout the day but unlike the eye wash this product does sting a little and ‘weeping’ again is expected in order afterwards to clean the eye.

Optrex Actimist 2in1 Eye Spray

“Optrex ActiMist 2in 1 Eye Spray locks in moisture by repairing your eye’s natural moisture layer, moisturises around the eyes for beautiful looking skin, provides instant relief for up to 4 hours and won’t smudge eye make-up.  Safe to use with contact lenses.”

My favourite ever Optrex product, when I first researched and read reviews on this little spray I was a little pessimistic that a spray used on closed eyes could sink in through the skin and lubricate the eye itself. However I use this on a daily basis and it does work! It leaves my eyes feeling fresh and comfortable, my makeup doesn’t smudge and the product is easy to use on the go.

Optrex Sparking Eyedew Clear Eye Drops

“Ideal for enhancing your eyes’ sparkle during the day, Eyedew Sparkling Eye Drops restore natural brightness to reveal beautiful, clear eyes.”

A product from Optrex that’s geared a little more towards the beauty crowd with a liquid that aids in enhancing the eyes natural brightness. But in all honesty I wasn’t impressed with this product at all, upon application it acts similarly to the eye drops, it doesn’t sting but then it doesn’t really do anything else either. When it comes to the eyes I guess I’m not one use something unless its required or aids.  

Beki Xo
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  1. Definitely need to look into eye drops, I have slightly blocked tear ducts so my eyes are always watering and are so sensitive to weather changes. It always ruins my make up!
    Mantenso xx
    She's AbouThat Life

  2. I've never used any of these, but eye drops have been the thing that has intrigued me the most - I've heard they can make a huge difference x


  3. I have only tried Optrex rehydrating eye drops and I seem to like them. However went bacl to Visine, I find Visine make my eyes feeling most comfortable and relaxed, as I also have dry and sensitive eyes, like you.