Dark Circles...Puffiness...Wrinkles...Loss of Firmness...Dryness...
Every time I'm in store, women (and some men) ask for an eye cream that will truly addresses these issues.
Through the years, I've had the opportunity to try many (many!) eye creams. Some I've received as gratis (free from the companies I've worked for) and quite a few I've purchased. All with the hope they would actually do what they promise. From exorbitantly expensive eye cream (La Mer $185) to cheapo eye cream L'Oreal ($24.99), none did.
I got so discouraged layering 3 eye products (serum for puffiness, one cream for wrinkles and another for lifting and firming) that I quit the regimen altogether and resorted to smearing a bit of my face cream in the vicinity of my eye area. And guess what? Sadly, I noticed no difference when I quit my eye 'beauty' routine.
Until I discovered-
(This is where I disclaim that I desire to be completely non-denominational and give many options in my reviews and opinions. And that I never, ever want to sound like an infomercial for any company/product.) But today, I only have one option to present to you...
Clarins Super Restorative Total Eye Concentrate ($82) .5 o oz. (referred to as Total Eye from now on). Total Eye is the best eye cream I've ever used myself, on clients, or with family (like when I put it on my sister and my nieces could not believe the immediate and long term improvement). My droopy eyelids are not so droopy anymore. The botox treatments I might have indulged in every 4-5 months for my crows feet, now only need refreshment every 9 months or so.
Why is Total Eye the best you ask? It has to do with the product ingredients and the Draining Pressure Points Method of Application for Eyes.
Clarin's Total Eye contains the Forever Young plant (Pueraria Lobata). Harvested in China, it grows a foot a day. This crazy good cellular renewal process starts to happen in our eye area. Total Eye also contains Dermaxyl (a plant peptide complex) that boosts collagen production, along with shea butter for intense moisture and caffeine for dark circle reduction.
Here's the kicker: Total Eye is tear soluble, never migrates into our eyes, and is ophthalmologist approved for the entire eye area from lash line to lash line. It has to be in order to use the Draining Pressure Points Method of Application for Eyes, which releases excess fluids and toxins.
So now I use one eye cream, morning and night. Just a small pump (the size of a piece of rice) of Total Eye is needed. (More is not better, or more effective). Used this way, one bottle of Total Eye will last 5.5 to 6 months. At $82, that's a darn good investment. No other eye product is needed. I also like that it's in a vacuum sealed bottle, so it remains sterile. I hate to think what happens to our product when we dip our finger in it over a period of 5 to 6 months......
Pop on over to your nearest Clarins counter and ask the Skin Care Specialist to show you the '5 Second Eye Lift'. She or he should be well versed in the method. Also ask them for a sample to take home. They should have one, or can make you one- especially at Nordstrom where they are equipped with their own sample jars. Apply with the Pressure Point Method and check out the immediate results that only get better over time.
Gone are the days of layering 3-4 eye products haphazardly on my orbital eye bone and hoping they'll work for me. I've finally found something that does work. I hope it does for you too!
Here's a list of eye creams/serums I've tried and not seen results with. The list is extensive, but not exhaustive by any means. I've added comments when appropriate. I'd love to know what you've tried and what's worked. You can reach me: firstname.lastname@example.org
Caudalie Pulpe Vitaminee First Wrinkle Eye Cream ($49) .5 oz.
Lancome High Resolution Eye Refill 3X ($60) .5 oz.
Lancome Progres Eye ($59) .5 oz. Progres Eye is like Crisco for our eye area. I do like this eye cream for intense hydration in the winter months and used it for that purpose until I found Total Eye, which takes care of all my eye needs, including hydration.
Lancome Visionnaire Eye Advanced Eye Contour ($60) .5 oz. This is supposed to reduce the appearance of dark circles in 4 weeks, and also correct wrinkles and uneven texture around the eye area....nope.
Lancome Absolue Eye Precious Cells ($110) .5 oz.
Lancome Absolue Eye Premium Bx ($95) .5 oz.
Lancome Bienfat Multi Vital Eye SPF 28 ($39) .5 oz. I like the sunscreen element and will continue to use what I have left while on vacation. No anti-aging benefits. An okay general moisturizing eye cream with SPF.
Lancome Genifique Eye Light Pearl Eye Illuminating Youth Activating Concentrate ($68) .67 fl. oz.
Lancome Genifique Eye ($62) .5 oz. Remained sticky on my eye area all day :(.
Lancome Renergie Eye Multiple Action ($78) .5 oz. eye cream plus concealer. Funky consistency in the eye cream and the concealer wasn't the correct color in any shade offered and it creased like crazy. Never saw any of the 6 visible action corrections.
Lancome Renergie Life Multi-Action Eye ($68) .5oz. Allergic...red rash and flakiness all over my eyes. Yucky.
Clinique All About Eyes ($30) .5 oz.
Strivectin SD Eye Concentrate ($65) 1 oz.
Bremenn Upper Eyelid Lifter ($59) .5 oz.
Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Eye Capsules ($56) .35 oz.
Elizabeth Arden Prevage Eye Advanced Anti-aging Serum ($100) .5 oz.
Elizabeth Arden Prevage Eye Ultra Protection Anti-aging Eye Cream SPF 15 ($100) .5 oz.
Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Plump Perfect Ultra Lift and Firm Eye Cream SPF 15 ($52) .5 oz.
La Mer The Eye Concentrate ($185) .5 oz.
La Mer The Eye Balm Intense ($185) .5 oz.
Loreal Revitalift Triple Power Eye Treatment ($24.99) .5 oz.
*I receive no compensation for writing PRO/STYLE- not even an eye cream to add to the list above :). If I do receive anything in the future, I'll let you know.
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