I had been lemming 100% Pure Coffee Bean Eye Cream for long time after reading so many great reviews and finally went for it and purchased the full size after failed trials with a few other eye products. The skin around my eyes had recently begun to get very dry and even started showing some (sudden, and to my knowledge out of NOWHERE) lines/creases/wrinkles – plus, I have always had discoloration/dark circles under my eyes so I was intrigues by the idea of coffee to help with that. Along with the full size that I bought, I received 2 large samples in various subscription boxes so I ended up using this cream for nearly a year, morning and night.
This eye cream feels rich and creamy upon application, you don’t need a lot of product to do the job and it takes about 3-5 minutes to soak into my skin enough that I can move on the makeup application. Overall, great application experience. I did get some minor irritation a few times when I used too much and it got into my eyes – much like getting plan oil (any kind) in my eyes, it was just a general annoyance and kind of made my eyes water and feel heavy, nothing serious. I am not a huge fan of the scent – it’s a very strong, sweet coffee scent, not unlike walking into a coffee shop and it doesn’t really dissipate entirely so I was frequently getting whiffs of café mocha throughout the day. It’s not an unpleasant scent, just not for me.
Within minutes of application there is a very subtle brightening effect on dark circles which I really love – it makes me feel *that* much more confident about my appearance while applying my makeup. This initial brightness is temporary, but still nice. Over time (perhaps 2-3 months), I did notice the effect becoming longer-lasting but still not permanent – like I wouldn’t notice dark circles returning until around two thirds of the way through my work shift, which involves staring at an overly bright computer screen In a dimly lit hotel lobby for hours and always makes my eyes look bad.
At the time I was using this cream, I mostly used it alone but also tried with a serum underneath, oils (rosehip, hemp seed, camellia) underneath, or shea butter on top. I found that for night, I definitely needed *something* extra because the skin around my eyes still looked pretty dry and was the lines were continuing to noticeably deepen. Because of this, I would say that this eye cream is better suited to those who need minimal moisture (or don’t mind a lot of layering) and are more concerned about the dark circles.
I honestly don’t know if I will buy this again. I loved how it helped my dark circles, but got sick of both the scent and the need to buy more products and take the time to apply said products before and/or after this cream. So, for now, I’m on the fence but indicated a “yes” I would buy it again because it is a really good product and I have yet to find an eye cream half as effective on dark circles.
I have been using this product for awhile and initially thought it made a difference. Now I'm finding it isn't do much at all, so it is just ok. I like the smell, and it goes on lightly. While I purchased this cream a few times, I think its time to try something else.
Maybe I have a different formulation of this than some of the reviewers, but mine is 1 oz. and comes in a glass pump bottle. First, I hate the pump. It makes it impossible to control how much comes out. Second, because this is thin and runny, it squirts all over the place. I am tired of getting it on my clothes when I use it midday. I also don't find it very moisturizing. It might be a little bit firming, but I don't like the feel of tightness in my eye area. I do like the fragrance though. Very relaxing.
I've been dying to try this stuff but could never seem to get my hands on it. Finally found it on drugstore dot com and on sale (woo hoo!) so I snatched it up.
This is a great eye cream for everyday use under makeup. It's a thicker consistency but when you apply it, it melts right into your skin. Makes your lids smooth, supple and hydrated. does not pill up under makeup either.
My only gripe with the product is the packaging! I got the big tube with a pump and it stopped working after a couple weeks. The pump is not connected to anything (it just sits on top of the squeezy-tube) so I'm not sure how it's even supposed to work. So now I have to unscrew the pump everytime to use it which is a pain, but not that big of a deal.
A little goes a long way, so I'll have this forever, althogh i heard it has an expiration date. But we'll see...if it turns funky I'll chuck it. Will definitely repurchase.
I find nothing not to love about this product. Some of the mystique was removed when I figured out what this smells like - Captain Crunch Cereal, my favorite from childhood! But honestly, never mind trying to use this as an eye cream only, I use it as an all-over face cream and it's awesome! My face looks hydrated and smooth, and no irritation!!!
I've been using this eye cream daily for about two years and love it. The consistency is just right; no bumps near my eyes like with other products. I've been using the same container for about two years - it lasts forever.
I have dark circles and can't say this has done anything to improve them, but it works wonders for puffiness first thing in the morning.
I really, really wanted to like this product. It's reasonably priced for a very natural product (as much as I'd like to have a more non-toxic beauty routine, price can be a major obstacle), I like that it's packaged in glass rather than plastic, and it does smell great. However, that's where the positives end for me. First, while I can appreciate the merits of a pump over a jar, this pump always seem to dispense waaaay too much product, so I ended up feeling like I was wasting a lot. But mostly, it just didn't work for me. I didn't notice any improvement in my dark circles or the fine lines I'm starting to get, and I didn't even find it particularly moisturizing. I won't be repurchasing, and my quest for a good eye cream continues...
Love this product! Smells awesome! I don't have terrible bags or dark areas around my eyes, so I saw results within a day or so of using it. It really helps to waken up my eyes and make them feel less heavy throughout the morning.
This eye cream is all the rage on some natural beauty blogs like NMDL, so I ordered a tube. Overall, I think that it does help reduce puffiness. However, my main concern is dark circles (the blue/purple kind), and it does not work well for that. The price is fair and I like the packaging. The ingredients are clean. I am thinking of buying some Vitamin K cream and using both to see if I get better results.