must give this a big hands down. took me 3 tries to figure out this product is burning my eyes and giving headaches almost immediately. today mixed with no other cosmetics or creams to make sure this is the culprit and washed off very fast.
First of all I should confess that I feel a little stupid as I write this review. I have been using Avene Ystheal + for well over a year now, and have thankfully developed no problems with millia with this product (this has been an issue with many other eye creams in the past). However, I have consistently been noticing flaky skin on my eyelids and undereyes for the past several months...and for some reason it took me a long time to connect that reaction to the retinol in this product. (Hence the feeling a bit stupid as I write this review). Yes, it's a great eye cream that does the job (there is constant dead skin cell turnover), but I would recommend using this every other night or maybe even just a few nights a week and working your way up before diving right in as I did. As I have learned, flaky eyes + eye shadow is not a very attractive combination. I will not be using this on a nightly basis anymore, but will instead alternate Ystheal + with another, retinol-free product. Hopefully this review will help someone else learn from my mistake. That said, I still recommend the Avene brand.
I´ve been using this for 4 years now.
Let me start by saying that I´m not reacting bad in any way when I´m using skin care with retin-a or vitamin a as an ingredient. But please test this cream on your arm before you use it, because some people tend to react irritated to vitamin a.
Originally, when I started, I was 31 years old and I wanted to do something for the prevention of winkles. I had no winkles at that time, only dark circles. So I bought this bottle, which contains a light, peach-coloured cream and used it every night under my eyes.
The cream has no heavy smell and applies lightly. A little goes a long way and a bottle lasts about 2-3 months.
I still have no real wrinkles or creases under my eyes and I´m convinced, that it´s partly because of this cream. The dark circles are still there, but I like to believe that they look better and my skin generally looks more glowing and healthy.
I won´t stop using this cream and I ´m happy that I found my HG. Highly recommended.
I buy this oruduct simply because my pharmacist suggested it. I am 32. I have used this creme for over 4 moths. I have dark circles and mild expression wrinkles beneath my eyes. As I used this cream, everything got worse. I can't see any progress. In fact, puffy eye bags are developed.
This eye cream is NOT recommended to women allergic to retinaldehyde. As much as I Love Avene Brand, this creme almost ruined my sensitive eyes, it stings when applying and after a night of itching & suffering I woke up with puffy red eyes, and was itching for couple of days after I stop application. Very disappointed in this product. I believed that all Avene products are hypoallergenic, but apparently NOT the ones, containing retinaldehyde. I through away the full bottle of this product, tried to re-apply it the 2nd time after the unsuccessful first attempt, but it stung more the 2nd time, and the puffiness and redness around the eyes the next morning was unbearable:( What a shame. I switched to Clinique Repairwear Eye Creme. And I am LOVING it!!!! continued >>
I have been using this product for 6 months now and it has completely transformed my eye contour area. I am 31 and don't have any deep wrinkles, but my skin tends to look crepey. I also suffer from droopy lids.
I was underwhelmed by the cream initially because at first I saw no difference, then a turn for the worse. However, after three months, my skin has started to look super smooth and firm (in a good way). Six months later, my dark circles have disappeared and my eye area is as smooth as a baby bottom. And plump. AND... *drum rolls* my lids are less droopy. I would NEVER have expected that might even be remotely possible w/o a brow lift. Please keep in mind to only use this at night and to use sunscreen during the day. I don't want to miss this from my skincare stash anymore. Ever.
I received a sample of this and although I feel that this is quite a heavy duty eye cream for my age (I'm 25), but I thought that it couldn't hurt. Right? Wrong! I've just been introduced to milia on my undereyes. I followed the instructions, only used it at night but unfortunately I am left with a bunch of tiny white bumps on my undereyes. So this will be the end of my use of this eye cream, and will definitely not purchase the full size.
Makes your eye area gleam and look radiant. Texture glides on beautifully. Great as a primer for any under eye concealer. You need much less, and your concealer seems to improve in your mind, but really it's because you've prepped your eye area first with this!:)
My fave eye treatment at the moment. Gives my eyes a luminosity. A little goes a long way. Love that it's peach coloured rather than that glue white colour:)
Think I can find better though.....
I like the texture of this eye cream. Though it's called gel-cream, it's more on the cream side imo. Softening and comforting, without being too greasy or sticky. The line-reducing effect? Can't really tell cuz I always believe that eye creams are more for prevention than correction.