Monday, April 21, 2008

Product Review: Relastin

Okay, we now break from our usual program because really? Cooking this week is SO not happening. I do have some backlogged recipes and pictures, but seeing as how I can't have any good food this week, I think y'all should suffer with me.

Why is cooking not happening? Well first because I no longer have a pot or pan that doesn't reside in brown cardboard box sealed with packing tape. Second because it's Passover! That means for the next week there is no flour, wheat, oat, spelt, corn, beans, rice, pasta, soy, or anything derived from those items allowed. So unless y'all want a lot of recipes for "matzah topped with cheese" "baked potatoes" and "salad" it'd be a pretty boring week.

I will however give you a quick review of the weekend. It involved a TON of packing. Yeah it was real exciting. Although after me and Liz's first and last catering gig on Saturday, we didn't need any more excitement. Note to others: Chicken satay is the devil. The absolute devil.

So if we're not doing recipes this week, I'll go back to another favorite - product reviews. I take excellent care of my eyes, I'm very paranoid since I love being able to see. I extend occular care to the skin around my eyes, it's VERY sensitive skin, and since I wear eye makeup every day to work, I want to make sure I take care of it.

In general I pamper my eyes with Kiehls Abyssine eye cream. But I ran out earlier this year, and since I had a gift certificate to, I thought maybe I'd check to see whether "you get what you pay for." We've all heard of really expensive moisturizers and lotions and how they're supposed to be so much better for your skin. So I thought I'd check to see if that held true for eye cream. I had read about Relastin in a bunch of magazines and product blogs, and couldn't bear the thought of spending over twice what I usually spend on eyecream, but a gift certificate's not REAL money....

What: Relastin Eye Silk
How Much: $69.00
Where to buy: Relastin, Amazon
Review: I've been using this for about 3-4 months now, and I must say, I'm not impressed. I figured this was a good time in my life to test this out since I'm beginning to develop bags from lack of sleep. I mean, blues and purples are definitely my colors, but for some reason they're not that attractive under my eyes. Neither is the puffiness. Usually the Kiehls stuff keeps me looking fresh and rested - this Relastin? Not so much. And when I look tired? I feel even more tired. So I'm just as happy I only spent fake money on this stuff, since it's not so hot at making me feel so hot. However, I can say it makes my skin feel super silky and soft. So I guess if you want silky eyes, this is the way to go!


  1. Ugh! Passover while packing. I'm so very, very sorry. I wish I could make some Matzah ball soup and send it to you!

    Oh, and how can you tantalize us so with a statement like, "Although after me and Liz's first and last catering gig on Saturday, we didn't need any more excitement." There's clearly a story here!

  2. I always tell Miles that things are free when I use a giftcard. He doesn't agree...haha. I was going to be a good wife and make matzo ball soup tonight...but all the stores around here are out of matzo meal and matzo. I did find a recipe for homemade matzo meal, but I'm not sure I'm that good of a wife.

  3. yay for kiehls! i use it, too. :)

    yes, don't tease with that tiny comment about the catering...

  4. I hate when you buy something more expensive and it doesn't pan out. At least it was 'fake money'. Have lots of moving fun. :(

  5. clinique makes a really good "eye" line. i love the "all about eyes" for puffiness. it doubles as a base to keep your eye shadow from falling into your creases, something i loathe.

  6. Good to know. Thanks for the info and good luck with the move. It always takes FOREVER to get situated. I know....

  7. I want to know the story behind the catering gig also! If we aren't going to get food posts this week, we need some other good entertaining posts. :) Oh, and good luck with the move!

  8. back to good 'ol kiehls, i guess.

    and you're going to fill us in on the catering gig when exactly? :)

  9. Silky and tired -- the best of both worlds... :) The Kiehl's Abyssine is the best I've found, though, so you're in good hands.

  10. I always enjoy your product reviews!!!! And this is no exception.

    Hope the move is straightforward!!!

    And fill us in on this catering thing!

  11. You found your side job! In addition to being a professional blogger, that is. I converted to Kiehl's products last month, and I bought the Crystal Marine eye cream, not working for me. So I'll try the Abyssine one based upon your review :)