Jurlique Nutri-Define Eye Contour Balm

It's not just all about the texture of an eye cream, for us. It's also about the 'tools' that might come with a cream, to apply it effectively - in this case, a stellar little drumstick applicator with a cooling metal tip that tap, tap, taps the product into the eye zone (and tap, tap, taps away any puffiness while you're at it).

The cream is lightweight (so it doesn't puff up eyes anyway), and comfortably 'firming'. (We really did feel that it tautened the area - perhaps echoing the fact that in Jurlique's own trials, 91% of testers, who were aged 45-65, apparently noticed the eye contour area was smoother and more 'defined'.)

We're not generally that interested in why a cream works - more whether it does or not - but if you like the science bit, it's enriched with 'Biosome5', a liposome technology which targets the area with a cocktail of botanicals including antioxidant horseradish, invigorating rosemary, revitalising peppermint, mulberry and glycogen.

Most enjoyable to use - which is the real secret with an eye product, making you want to add this into your ritual. Because that's how you'll end up seeing results...

Jurlique Nutri-Define Eye Contour Balm/£52 for 15ml at www.xxxxxx.com