I'm only 22 I've had a few fine lines and dark circles and after using this product I noticed fine lines at the corners of my eyes that I've never had before. It also made the fine lines under my eyes even worse I got even more. I mean it moisturizes well but it also irritates my eyes. Oh forgot to mention that my bags are still there. I don't know what to do now I'm so bothered that I might have crows feet I mean my mom doesn't even have that. All these chemicals they put in these creams make everything worse it's not even worth the price.
I really wanted to like this. Recently I've been revamping my skincare and trying to get serious. I've been reading Caroline Hirons and other bloggers and learning that my skin is dry rather than dehydrated. As I'm prone to POD and rosacea, I'm trying to use really moisturising products that aren't heavy, and layering different products. So as I had great success with Clinique's Overnight Moisture Surge Mask, I thought I'd try this. I've been using it for the last two weeks and although I love the texture, I just can't recommend. As an aside, I love the colour (pastel pink is so lovely in skincare products)! But I've tried, Clinique, really I did. I struggled though each morning with sore streaming eyes and went through a number of concealers I keep on hand trying to make one work...all to no avail.
This stuff just irritates the hell out of my eyes. And as an eye cream, that just ain't no good. It seems to make the skin under my eyes even more dry. I'm only 37 so lord knows what it does on people older than me.
I'm hitting 40 in a couple of months and I realized my simple, basic eye cream wasn't working anymore as the lines around my eyes were getting more and more pronounced. I searched the reviews and this one was recommended by many people even older than me, for being very hydrating and also having some anti-aging effects. Well, after 3 weeks of use, I've noticed no anti-aging effects. Which after looking closely in the package and the online blogs, this cream doesn't claim to have anyway. But it hasn't helped with the puffiness either, which I've had since my 20s.
However, it has worked wonders for my under eye area, which apparently was being under-hydrated all these months. For the first week I used it up to 4(!) times daily, because my skin would soak all of it after 4-5 hours tops. After that week, I reverted to twice daily, one in the morning, one in the evening and my skin's perfectly smooth and baby-soft every hour in between. Also, the intense hydration has helped soften some of my crow's feet lines which were probably caused by lack of hydration rather than age (*phew*). Needless to say, this is not too rich or too oily for me and hasn't created any millia or triggered any allergic reaction as quite a few others have. The jar though, has been emptying on a much faster rate than other reviews suggest; I think it'll be a wonder if I have any left after a total of 3 months.
I'm getting more and more impressed with the Clinique line lately; I thought it was only for younger people and had given it up for the past decade. But lately my skin became more and more sensitive and allergy prone, so I came back to their fragrance-free products and it seems almost everything I try works on me. My next buy will be their CC cream; I now have high hopes for it. As for the eye cream? I'll try to find something with more anti-aging ingredients, but meanwhile, I'll be keeping this on stock.
This is my current HG eye cream and I love it.
My skin is oily to combination, dehydrated, acne-prone with rosacea and seborrheic dermatitis. I´m heading towards 4o and need a good eye treatment.
Normally, my skin needs light moisturizers and moisturizing serums. This doesn´t work for my undereye area. All of those light and fresh eye creams I tested never worked well. For some reason, I need a heavy duty eye cream and not a more liquid eye cream. When I wake up, I sometimes see very prominent lines under my eyes, which only appear when this area is very dry and dehydrated.
Enter All About Eyes Rich. My MAC make up artist recommended it months ago to me and she said it was the best eye cream around. She struggles with dry eye area too and the eye cream was on offer, so I bought one jar.
This shouldn´t be called eye cream. It is so heavy and thick, it´s more like an eye balm. If you turn the opened jar around, there will be no cream dripping from the jar.
That makes it a truly ingenious eye cream for me. Some of the ingredients are shea butter, green tea extract, caffeine, hyaluronic acid and a vitamin c derivate.
I aplly it on damp eye area after washing my face. Although the cream is thick, ir spreads easily and sinks in nicely. I wear the eye cream in daytime under my concealer (BB Corrector/Concealer or MAC ProLongwear) and sometimes in the evening.
It wears very nice, never bothered my sensitive eyes and the best thing is, my undereye area is not dry and crinkled anymore. And my concealer works better because my undereye area is well moisturized and plump.
The eye cream lasts pretty long as you only need a tiny amount, so it´s well worth the price IMO.
It didn´t give me milia or any bad reaction.
I don´t really think it´s anti ageing in a true sense as it doesn´t contain much anti ageing ingredients, but it prevents my eyes from getting creepy lines and getting dry.
I have dark circles too, but they´re hereditary, so I just moisturize well and use a good corrector/concealer and that´s it. If you´re interested in some info about dark circles and treatments, check the notepad of the user Marsen. There are other eye creams to help with this problem.
But let´s be honest, you can use vaseline, a good quality carrier oil as rosehip oil or pure shea butter as a moisturizer under your eyes. The fact that I´m using a special eye cream is due to the fact that this cream works better for me than the mentioned products.
I´d recommend this to people, who want a heavy duty eye cream which is very rich. Also for people who struggle with dry undereye area or need a rich base for their undereye concealer.
For me, this is one of the few eye creams in my life that I will buy again.
While this keeps my dry eye skin away, I think it is too oily for day time. I can see that my eyes are all oily in the middle of the day and it is very embarrassing to have such oily eyes while I'm at meetings.
I've been using the All about eyes cream every night for at least 8 years, and loved it. It has been great at de-puffing, line prevention, and dark circles. However, when I just went to buy a new jar since I ran out and found Clinique has changed its formula!! It no longer works! I might as well be putting nothing on. I would take this straight back to Clinique however I already threw away my receipt and box. I'm extremely disappointed with Clinique, as over the years, they keep changing formulas to use cheaper ingredients that cause irritation, breakouts, and I no longer can use their face creams, makeup, and now my beloved eye cream. I've been a faithful Clinique customer for 20 years, as was my mother, and we are extremely disappointed in the quality of product. Will have to find a new brand :(
Doesn't reduce dark eye circles.
Doesn't moisture well enough.
Doesn't reduce fine lines.
Doesn't irritate my eyes.
I remember when buying this, I thought to myself 'if this doesn't work I'm going to go see my gp'.
I accidentally got nail glue above my eyelid, and below my brows. It made that area red flakey and sensitive. I tried seeing my pharmacist, who offered me all the things I had already tried. Everything would sting and make me cry (including aloe Vera Vaseline gel, Vaseline, aqueous cream EVEN E45)!!
From the moment I used it I was impressed. It worked. It's been a year on, I don't use it regularly. But I have sensitive skin, and when anything happens to my face, it's effect are most visibly seen on the eye which I had gotten glue on. I simply use the eye cream when needed... And IT DOES THE JOB THAT I NEED IT FOR.
This is my favorite eye moisturizer. I have dry skin and live in a very dry climate so I need all the help I can get. It absorbs fairly well and it seems to be keeping away the fine lines. I've been using this for a few years now. It doesn't really have a scent either.
I make sure it's mostly absorbed before I put on my concealer or else it looks weird. Oh, and don't slather on too much at night or it might irritate your eyes. I learned that the hard way ;)
I recently ran out of my eye cream, Re-Nutriv, and was wondering about this cream, reading so much about it. It has shea butter and numerous hydrating ingredents. It goes on so smooth, instantly soothing my eye area. I use this under YSL Touche Elcat highlighter and it does a great job of hydrating! will definitely repurchase. Thanks Ckinque.