Saturday, 16 August 2014

Snake Venom Eye Cream from Balance Active Formula

So I was in Home Bargains, drooling over all of the hair and beauty aisles, and spotted Snake Venom Eye Cream from Balance Active Formula. I am down to my last eye cream sample from various beauty box subscriptions I was signed up to last year, and have been looking for a cheap but moisturising eye cream that wont upset my sensitive skin. As this eye cream was only £1.89 for 15ml, I grabbed it thinking that it would probably end up in the bin didn't!!

Balance Active Formula Snake Venom Eye Cream

This eye cream does not contain snake venom, and the packaging clearly states '...a snake venom-like neuropeptide'. How refreshing to see a company use non BS, clear as day, truthful spiel (and in big readable letters!) on their packaging.

The active ingredients are Syn-Ake (the snake venom-like neuropeptide) which claims to soften the look of wrinkles and reduce expression lines, and EyePro 3X which claims to reduce under eye bags and dark circles and boost collagen production and hydration. The product is also paraben free and contains a small amount of lactic acid.

I don't suffer from under eye bags (yet!) nor dark circles, but I do have some beautiful laughter lines rapidly appearing. My main need in an eye cream is continued hydration and for it not to upset my sensitive skin. I would dearly love the crows feet laughter lines to disappear, but am well aware that unless I'm prepared to have Botox injected it's never going to happen. I would just like them 'softened' and to look better by being hydrated.

This eye cream is utterly fantastic for what I want an eye cream to do. My eye area is instantly soothed and moisturised on application, the cream does not affect my make up and I have not had one iota of sensitivity since starting this cream 3 months ago. I cannot comment on any of the under eye claims, but I can certainly vouch for the hydration claim. Even at the end of the day my eyes feel comfortable, and there has been a definite improvement in the softness of my under eye area. I use it day and night after cleansing and application of serums and before moisturising. My laughter lines do look better and less harsh, but obviously they are still there. I use this cream all over my eyelids and have no intention of looking for another eye cream as this is,by far, the best I have tried in years.

I cannot believe how good this cream is whilst being so cheap! You can check out their other products here and if your local Home Bargains does not stock it, you can purchase from here or look on Amazon.

I will definitely be trying out some of their other products, if anyone else has please let me know what you think.

Caiti xxx

*Product purchased with my own money*


  1. Hi. great post, thank you very much for the review on this! It is funny because I woke up this morning thinking that I really need to invest in a new eye cream to sort out my dark circles! I will definitely be buying this :) lovely blog, I have followed you with Bloglovin and if you ever get a chance to check out my blog I would be delighted, thanks!

    Camille xo

  2. Hi Camille, thanks for your comment and following :)

    I really wasn't expecting much from this eye cream due to the price, but it really is a hard-working super hydrating (with no pesky millia in sight!) hidden gem.

    Please let me know what you think of it as I would really like to know if it can also help to reduce darkness under the eyes.

    Caiti xxx

  3. At first I was a bit freaked out when I read the title but I'm rather glad this doesn't have any snake-venom in it! Phew! I'll have to nip to Home Bargains and see if they have this in stock, it sounds really interesting and I really need a new eye-cream :)
    I've also nominated you for the Liebster Award which you can find on my blog if you'd like to know more about it!
    Love Becki xo"

    1. It's a great eye cream, I'm really impressed :) You can get it online if Home Bargains don't have it but it is much cheaper in store. Let me know how you get on with it.

      I'll head over to your blog this evening :) xxx