If all you're looking for is pure hydration, then run out to the Philosophy counter and buy this immediately. With caution. Or just look for any other moisturizer that hydrates really well, because that's all this does. Its second ingredient is squalane, which is known to act as a lubricant on the skins surface, giving it a soft, smooth appearance. The sixth ingredient is petrolatum aka petroleum, which should never be used on your face. The vitamins that Philosophy talk about are down at the bottom of the list so they can't be that beneficial. I didn't find this cream to be very good at all. No firming action or intense moisturization as they claim. I always felt that Philosophy was better on their packaging than their actual product. Their ads sound so convincing and the names of their products sound as if they would really work. The pictures on the boxes look great too. If they would only do the jobs they were supposed to considering the prices they charge. The only saving grace for this product is that it comes in a tube, which is more sanitary than a jar. Considering all the negatives with the ingredients, it's a no-buy for me.
The full list of ingredients are here:
water (aqua), squalane, mineral oil (paraffinum liquidum), glycerin, isocetyl stearoyl stearate, petrolatum, butylene glycol, polyglyceryl-2 diisosteatate, peg-30 dipolyhydroxystearate, ceresin, polyethylene, microcrystalline wax (microcristallina cera), magnesium sulfate, phytosteryl/octyldodecyl lauroyl glutamate, dipalmitoyl hydroxyproline, tocopheryl acetate, polysorbate 80, bisabolol, potassium ascorbyl tocopheryl phosphate, methylparaben, diazolidinyl urea, ethylparaben, tetrasodium edta, iron oxides (ci 77492, 77491, 77499).
I bought this the first time in my mid 30's, it was okay, I didn't really need an eye cream...SInce turning 40 my under eyes had become incredibly dry, I tried tons of products, came back to this and soooo glad I did. It's the best! It's a cream but not thick, it's hydrating and did an AMAZING job of completely firming and de-wrinkling my under eye area. That's all I wanted and needed and it performed better than I thought possible. HG! The end!
I have used so many eye creams, have even spent upwards of $100 on small tubes, and this is the happiest I have been with an eye cream. It's very inexpensive for good eye cream ($30 or so) and it hydrates well. It can be worn under make-up without leaving a waxy or filmy residue, and my concealer blends well on top of it. I feel like my eyes look brighter, they are hydrated, and I have noticed that my fine lines are not as noticeable. I love this product : )
Wow. Just finished 1st tube of this and it took off the appearance of some years of sun damage. I have oily olive skin and although this IS on the goopy gloppy side, it does leave a lovely moist sheen even 10 hours after applied. It plumps up teeny weeny crows feet and after a night out drinking a glass or 2 of wine, my face looks fresh and dewy. I've tried both Neutrogena and Boots eye creams-they've worked all right for a limited time- but nothing like this one! If it seems too heavy for you, just apply less! I'm finally finding the right products/cosmetics that work WITH my sometimes difficult skin, and this is a must have for me!
I adore this product. It's thick and emollient, which is exactly what I need to soothe and hydrate my under eye and lip areas. It does sink in, but also leaves a lovely sheen. You can simply rub it in more if you don't want the sheen. I've used Shiseido Benefiance eye cream for years, so I'm used to the high oil content. But this cream has better staying power. Yes, it has mineral oil, but that's not a problem for me. This is probably not a cream for younger skin. It hydrates--It does not claim to de-puff or give you a face lift. If you want a soothing, hydrating eye and lip cream, I'm telling you, this is it.
Nothing special. The cream is thick, sort of sticky. A solid 3 rating. I like something more hydrating for my eyes.... this didn't feel cool and wet. If spending the money on an eye cream again this wouldn't be my choice product, I don't dislike it - just didn't see any results and didn't care for the texture. On the upside I prefer tubes and pumps for cream over a tub any day. Why are products still sold in tubs? I digress ...
Got this in a philosophy kit-nothing special-yes it will hydrate a bit but nothing you will really notice doesnt hydrate fine lines that well-If you are in your teens or 20's this is a great "starter eye cream" but absolutley nothing special or worth spending $$ on. This cream is a dud ;(
This is a great eye cream if all you need is hydration. But warning, only use it at night because it tends to look greasy. I will continue to use it but I won't repurchase since I want something that both hydrates and treats the under eye area for lines & winkles. continued >>
I actually quite like this eye cream, despite the fact the it smells like butter and has a similar consistancy. It is rather thick but smooths on the skin nicely, and is very moisturizing without being greasy. It leaves my skin velvety and is great for the under eyes (my undereye area has been very dry recently and this works great). I have fairly sensitive skin and eyes, it's not uncommon for me to have an allergic reaction to skin creams and makeup products used around the eye area, but I've never had a reaction to this. May or may not repurchase (because there are so many other products I want to try), but I would recommend it.
This eye cream is super greasy and sticky. It does not take much at all to cover the eye area but even the thinest of layers leaves my under eye area with a sheen- sheen of greasiness. So in that sense, I guess it is moisturizing? I've been using mine for about a year now but I haven't noticed any difference in my skin.
Also due to the greasiness, I only use this product at night. If I apply it in the morning, my under eye makeup will definitely slip around like mad in the day! Definitely a THICK cream better for night use
I've had my tube for a little over a year now and I seem to still have a descent bit left. (I stopped using it for the summer and I only use it at night). So I guess it's very economical since a small tube lasts forever.
Overall not the best eye cream. It doesnt do anything besides provide moisture but in order to do that, it leaves my skin feeling very greasy. Will not repurchase and don't really recommend. There're better products out there for a fraction of the price.