I wish I could say that my tired, puffy eyes are the result of living some extraordinary jet-setting lifestyle, but they’re not. It’s more like–my husband pushes me off the bed all night in his sleep, and our kitty cat wakes us up by standing at our heads crying into our ears sporadically through the night just to see if we’re awake or not. She’s a very playful Siamese/Rag Doll mix, the two most vocal cat breeds ever–and she tries to hold conversations with us from the second she wakes up until she goes to sleep. I wouldn’t trade her for the world, but oh how we cherish her every sleeping moment! Add that to the fact that I’m someone who has always struggled with insomnia anyway, and we have a very tired me. I’m always on the hunt for the latest and greatest under-eye problem solver to disguise the signs of my lack of adequate shuteye, which makes me the perfect candidate for a product like The Socializer.
The Socializer from Elizabeth Grant contains one product to use before bed on a late night, and another to use in the morning (or whenever you wake up) in hopes of eliminating the visible signs of lack of sleep. Here’s the product description from Elizabeth Grant:
The Socializer™ Bright Lights (AM)
Late night last night? No problem. With The Socializer™ Bright Lights you can go straight from owning the bar to owning the boardroom. It’s all the hydrating, cooling, soothing, de-puffing, dark-circle-erasing, illuminating action we could fit into one tiny tube.
How to use: AM: Apply 1-2 clicks to the under eye area after cleansing and gently massage in.
The Socializer™ Late Nights (PM)
From flashing lights to goodnight, The Socializer™ Late Nights is your key to looking like it never happened. It’s your too-much-fun-too-little-sleep remedy; apply before you crash and wake up looking like you slept like a baby.
How to use: PM: Apply 1-2 clicks to the under eye area after cleansing and gently massage in.
Both products are housed in a click pen with a brush tip (similar to YSL Touche Eclat). To dispense the products, you click the button on the bottom of the pen and then brush them on.
Late Nights (PM) contains essential under-eye fixer-upper ingredients like sodium hyaluronate for hydration, and both allantoin and aloe for soothing. Applying before bedtime, I do think Late Nights helped minimize puffiness to look more refreshed upon waking.
Bright Lights (AM) was my favorite product out of the duo! Not only does it give the skin a double dose of anti-inflammatory and moisturizing ingredients, it’s also a luminizer. It definitely worked immediately as an optical illusion to minimize darkness and reflect light out of the creases under my eyes. This is your “bright eyed and bushy-tailed” product. Here’s a little on my hand, you can see the obvious difference in brightness:
While The Socializer duo passes my test, it’s not something I would use every night in place of a traditional eye cream personally, because I need a little more oomph. Late Nights definitely helps, but I like a little more moisture on a nightly basis. I would reserve this for especially late nights and early wake-up calls, or use it as a booster on top of my existing eye cream. Bright Lights is excellent and I would actually purchase it individually if it were available for purchase. It wouldn’t take the place of my regular eye cream in the morning either, but I love that it not only has cosmetic immediate gratification aspects to it, it also provides skin soothing benefits. I like using Bright Lights under my concealer, and I also tap a little bit on top of concealer to give a brightening boost. If you burn the candle at both ends and need a little help in your under-eye routine, you might want to give The Socializer a shot.