I am giving this combo a bad review chiefly for the texture and the fact that I think I have received a defect product. The balm has some mystery gritty bits inside. As I have this product delivered all the way from NYC to Asia there is no way of returning it. The performance of eye eye cream is great as in it does what it is suppose to do like eliminating lines etc.... But it takes like a millennium for either of the products to absorb and I don't think there are any advantages of using this eye combo over just using the face cream and oil combo over your eyes. And like the face cream combo I abhor the packaging. It is fiddly, unsanitary, inconvenient and wasteful. BTW I just found out that giving yourself an eye and crania massage as often as you can really helps eliminate dullness and dark circles. Give that a try!