Optrex Eye Revive Moisture Mist can be bought form Boots
Costs - £15.31
1ml contains 10mg Soy Lecithin, 8mg Sodium Chloride, 8mg Ethanol, 5mg Phenoxyethanol, 5mg Pro-Vitamin B5 (Dexpanthenol), 0.25mg Vitamin A Palmitate, 0.02mg Vitamin E, Purified Water.
What Optrex has to say -
What can Eye Revive Moisture Mist do for me?
Modern lifestyles - computer screens, air-conditioning and central heating - can make our eyes drier, leaving them feeling tired and sore. Optrex Eye Revive Moisture Mist has been designed to care for tired eyes so they can feel good again. The convenient mist-on format can be sprayed over closed eyes any time of the day, even over make-up.
How does it work?
Optrex Eye Revive Moisture Mist works both in the eyes and around the eyes:
How to Use -
Before use, please read the information leaflet enclosed.
Hazards and Cautions -
Store at room temperature (between 2°C and 25°C).
What I have to say about it -
First of all I have to say I was really excited while waiting for this to arrive. I have always struggled to sleep and therefore my eyes are continously tired .
As soon as the postman passed it into my hands I had to use it straight away , excited to think that my eyes may feel less tired and make me feel more awake after yet another hard night of no sleep .
For starters the box instantly stood out , but surprisingly my husband commented on how the colours and style of the box reminded him of the Durex packets when he spotted it on the window sill ,he did get a little shock lol.
Haha ,,, ok so they are not exact but I see the resemblance.
Anyway less about the humorous of things and lets get to the important things you want to hear about.
Lets start with the Mist itself.
I am going to start with the negatives .
I am rather disappointed in the ridiculous price. I feel it is way over priced and is therefore not affordable to those who feel they could benefit from it. They should really retail this at £5 or below for what it actually is. I feel we are paying for the bottle not the product.
2- Packaging -
The spray bottle is in fact a small solid glass bottle and for me it is something of a bug bear.
For me this product is a small product. The glass bottle can not be reused and it seems I am paying for this rather than more product for the price.
The lid is also an issue and although it does sit comfortably on top of the spray nozzle , I feel the screw top is so much better especially for those who may need to keep things like this out of reach of younger ones.
Like I keep saying , it seems the price we are paying for this is for the packaging and it is way too much for such a small item especially when the ingredients are nothing fantastic themselves.
3- The waste -
I am disappointed to hear that you can not use up all the product in the bottle.
Supposedly Optrex have acknowledged that there will be product left on the bottom due to the nozzle pipe not reaching the bottom of the bottle.
They say they can not make it reach the rest of the product due to it effecting the spray effect itself but have said that they added more product to make up for the loss. Seems a little silly to me , is that not just waste? I hate waste!
4 - Smell -
The smell is terrible. I do not know exactly what I was expecting from an eye mist but this is most definitely not it. I think it actually smells like a three day old doughnut and not the delicious type . It smells rather foisty .
5 - Nozzle -
The spray nozzle works fantastic but in fact sprays way too wide than needed. When I spray this on my eyes I do not expect to have to wipe it from my ear or forehead .
I know I think I have been harsh as there is not much left to like is there?
So what are the good points?
1 - Size-
This is small enough to carry with you where ever you need to take it.It is very handy .
2- Easy and quick-
The spray is easy and quick to use . The nozzle ensures that the spray is released with the first pump of the nozzle .
I find this has an instant cooling effect that feels as though my eyes and around the eyes are instantly refreshed.
4- Safe to use-
This is safe to use with contacts and can also be used while wearing makeup.
Overall my thoughts on this is not so great.
I have tried this everyday now and although I think it does refresh my eyes it does not make them feel more awake .
I think the same effect could be achieved by spraying cool water on my eyes as this is the same effect I am feeling.
The cold spritz refreshes my eyes, not the product.
The tiredness does not go away and I feel the effect is not as good as the drops .
I would not spend my money on this product at all and find it a total waste of time .
Have you tried this product or will you be?
I would be interested to see if others had a better experience so please share your thoughts.
29/4/2014 06:56:19 am
I've been thinking about buying this product but think I will just stick to my cucumber slices
29/4/2014 07:23:52 am
I will have to have a look for this product. I have seen the adverts but am a bit wary of things that go in my eyes, the spray aspect is a lot more appealing!
29/4/2014 08:13:51 am
Ooh, I've got a bottle of this to review soon.... eep - doesn't look good!
29/4/2014 11:03:58 am
I have a bottle of this I'm using at the moment. I echo lots of your points.
29/4/2014 01:27:25 pm
I have to say, when the page first loaded i too though it was a box of durex! They look so similar. Sounds like a great product though, will have to try it out as my eyes get so dry and tired from spending so much time in front of the laptop xxx
29/4/2014 01:35:58 pm
doesnt' sound like this is something I should try out!
29/4/2014 03:03:55 pm
It does look exactly like a Durex box. I was really excited to read this review - I have constantly tired eyes! But, er, looks like they might stay tired looking!! Thank you for the review!
29/4/2014 03:39:12 pm
It's a shame the product didn't live up to the expectations but thank you for the honest review.
I NEED THIS!!! Like now!
30/4/2014 12:41:29 am
can you use this if you have contact lenses Lisa?
30/4/2014 03:19:15 am
Hi Mellissa ,
30/4/2014 02:28:12 am
It does seem a little pricey but great review x
30/4/2014 03:25:29 am
You know, the first thing I thought as soon as I landed on your page was that it was for condoms too! Sorry it was a disappointing product; I rely on the Optrex eye bath and love it, sad this product doesn't live up to expectations. Thank you for the honest review!
30/4/2014 03:27:00 am
The first thing I thought when I landed on your page was that it was a condom box! Sad this products doesn't live up to expectations, I love the eye bath but I'll avoid this one :(
30/4/2014 07:22:33 am
Great review but something which I would not use unfortunately. Thanks for sharing x
30/4/2014 02:11:28 pm
I've never used anything in my eyes before, but thinking I need to start as they're always v tired now. Not sure that this is the right product for me either. And you're right re the Durex resemblance!
1/5/2014 08:34:55 am
haha I thought it was durex at first too!! x
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