I adore this product . I have REALLy dry skin around my eyes. I pat a bit on my under eyes and lid mornin and night and my eyes are so hydrated and look beautiful now.
I don't have any wrinkles, but I've recently noticed that the skin beneath my eyes has become dry/dull and looks a little darker. It's nothing major, but it just doesn't look good to me. The cream is my first eye cream. I was worried because it's really thick with a faint paste-like smell. It sinks in easily, doesn't leave me greasy and the smell dissipates quickly.
I apply this at night after cleansing, toning, and moisturizing. I just dipping my middle finger into the pot and dab the cream under both eyes in three spots before going back to gently smooth it in using a wiping motion. My eyes look a little bit brighter, less dry and a little plump by the morning and I no longer look haggard around the eyes.
I've been using this eye cream as my only eye cream for a few solid months now and I really like it. I think it's a great beginner's eye cream for those who are in their late teens or early twenties who want to start an eye regimen since it's all natural and affordable (compared to other eye creams). It works well as a daytime or nighttime eye cream if you have normal to slightly dry eye areas and it performs well under makeup. Those with severely dry eye areas might benefit from something heavier or thicker during the night but could still use this one during the day.
It doesn't sting at all, it's not heavily scented, and I saw no milia or anything abnormal from using this everyday for months. I even apply this lightly on my lashes at night to keep them hydrated (to promote growth).
It's not a miracle worker and won't do anything for present wrinkles or puffiness but it doesn't claim to. As far as brightening goes, I do see a slight difference in my under eyes. There is less darkness in terms of surface area, as the bags under my eyes are much smaller than they used to be but that could also be due to getting more sleep, so just take that with a grain of salt.
The only con to this is the packaging - it's a jar, enough said.
I am in love with this eye cream. I first received it as a sample from a Tarte purchase. I have not regretted my selection since. I applied the sample liberally over my eyelid and undereye area for a little over a week before I ran out. The texture of this cream is really more like that of a balm. The texture is comparable to L'Occitante's Immortelle Eye Balm or Ole Henriksen's Fresh Start Eye Cream. I noticed that my skin felt much smoother and much more moisturized. It is hard to find a good eye cream that moisturizes without feeling greasy and that is effective without being irritating. It also refreshed my eyes and made them look like I had gotten some sleep. I think I have found one of the best out there. I purchased the full-sized product with the hope that over time, I will see an even greater brightening effect and a reduction in the fine line that I have under my eyes. The full price currently sells for $38 dollars for .35 oz which I find to be very steep, but I think given the results I am already seeing, I will be happy with the outcome.
I have been using this for over 2 weeks now and I love the way it absorbs into my skin. I have sensitive eyes and this product did not irritate it. I like the fact that it absorbs into my skin and I can wear makeup on top. I have dark under eyes still but that is due to me getting 4 hours of sleep. When I get enough sleep I notice my under eye area bright. i love this product. I can't comment about reducing fine lines as I still have some lines and I don't think 2 weeks is enough time to see results.
There is something wonderful about this eye cream.
1. It is thick and takes along time to soak in
2. Quite possibly not good for under makeup
That being said I am hooked and don't know why.I could swear this has lessoned all my under eye woes in the month I've been using it. I need alot of moisture and wear it at night or on makeup less days with a bit of powder to take down the shine.
Obviously, I need more time to figure out what is great about it.....but for now I'm in BIG TIME love, and I'm sort of eye cream obsessed.
I absolutely love Tarte's Maracuja Oil and most of their products. This one though I just didn't see any results. I used it for 6 months even purchasing it twice to give it a fair shake and nothing.. Used it twice a day and still nothing... I didn't even feel like it hydrated well. Maybe it works for others but I felt for the amount of money it was not even a slight difference. I had better luck using Mario Badescu for under eye treatment.. I will continue to use Tarte's products though.. They are awesome, just not this one!
LOVE this product. I'm fairly new to eye creams in general; I'm only in my 20's, I have very few fine lines around my eyes, and the only time I have bad undereye circles is when I'm low on sleep. I do have an issue with very dry lids though, and since I'm in college, I definitely get low on sleep at times! The first eye cream I tried was Philosophy Hope in a Tube. I used up one tube, that lasted about a year; I did like it, it really helped moisturize my dry eye area and was gentle. However, it's not exactly cheap, so I decided I would try another cream out. Enter this baby. It's just as moisturizing, if not more, than hope in a tube, but is much lighter and absorbs faster. On those sleepless nights, I definitely notice the brightening effect it has. My only hope is that it will last awhile before I have to repurchase since its pricy; I will update in the future to let you know!
As the reviewer below stated I needed a Eye cream due to the fact I use RA and it can even if you don't put it near your eyes. It can get a little irritated and dry. I'm also 33 and need something to maintain my eyes. I always wear sunglasses so I don't have crows feet. I needed something to keep my eyes firm and help keep them bright because I'm the insomnia queen lol. I ordered this from Ulta and right now you get a free deluxe sample of Maracuja oil:) That's wonderful but to the eye cream I love it because it's keeping my eyes so soft and it has evened out my skin. It's supposed to firm,brighten,tone,refresh, and smooth. It does all that for my eyes as well as protect them which is important.
I'm very pale NW-15 in the winter and anything can show up if I touch my face. I had not circles but discoloration under my eyes. Since using this cream A.M. and P.M. for 2 weeks I can say my eyes are bright and even. My eyes look alive and my makeup and primer goes on better than ever. When I don't wear eye makeup my eyes just look fresh and awake. My skin feels so soft and the skin under your eyes is the most delicate so it's important to take care of the eyes so I am very happy with this purchase.
The price is a little steep but the free gift kinda makes it feel better. Plus you only need the smallest dab to do your under and lids it also recommends to apply to the bridge of the nose and temples so I do. The packaging is super cute. It has a wooden top with a purple glass bottom. You get 10 grams of product and considering how little you need to get the ob done and for me it's always 2x's a day. It's pricey and I live on a budget but I do not regret this purchase and will buy again because it's the first eye cream that actually does what it says and I'm getting results. That is a first for me with an eye cream so I will continue to use this as long as I can. Update I just ordered my 3rd jar! This stuff works and for me in my 30's it works wonders you have to try it!
I wanted a lighter eye cream for the day time. I use Retin A almost nightly and do get some dryness around my eyes every so often. In the past I have used Kiehl's Creamy eye treatment with Avocado in the morning. It goes on thick, which is fine with me since I use very little and dab it on until absorbed. Lately I have wanted something lighter for the mornings. I kept seeing this new Tarte eye cream and purchased it the first weekend of December ($38). I have not used my Kiehl's since. The formula is great, absorbs quickly and should last me a long time. My eyes just felt "good" when I woke up. Not quite as puffy as normal. The peeling around my eyes was gone after several mornings of using the C Brighter treatment. I still love my Kiehl's but this is a great addition. Will not cause eye makeup to wear off, like the Kiehl's can sometimes do if you don't give it time to soak in.