This product is amazing, it smotherd my suffering eye area at the firts application. Please note that my eye area is extremely dry at that time of the year (spring). I tried just putting it around the mouth area, it is still nice, but not on the face with my normal skin part. So it is really for dry skin and very expensive cause it expires only for 3 months after opening... but is all natural :)
I just gave a little thought about all the things that have ever worked for my dark undereye circles. There was plenty of sleep, ice cubes and this little eye cream.
Maybe it is just me, but this basic eye balm was one of the few that did something "visible". Did not cure the circles, but it was definitely a bit better when I was using it, even my partner noticed it. Maybe I will give it another try.
Other than this, this is a really nice balm, very moisturising, takes a while to sink in. Can even flake a bit when you hastily apply your makeup over it. I like it, especially in cold winter months.
Oh, and correct me if I am wrong, but as far as I know, shea butter has natural SPF. Or not? Sorry if I am not right about this.
I picked up this one because i needed a basic hybridizing eyecream and I had a good impression with L'Occitane shea butter line. BUt this eye cream is horrible. Even not moisturizing enough. definitely not recommended
I'm not very picky about eye creams and I'm not concerned about treating wrinkles, under-eye circles or puffiness. I do care about moisture and this product delivers good, long lasting hydration. It's a tad thick and heavy, so I use it primarily at night. Every morning, the skin around my eyes are still soft and dewy. Unfortunately, if I use it in the daytime and don't heavily powder my eyes before applying eye makeup, the makeup slides off.
Otherwise, the price is pretty good for the amount you get.
I received this as a Sephora sample with a birthday gift, and I have to say that I really do like it. I'm 27 and have been using eye creams since I was 22, figuring prevention was far easier than treatment later on in the future. What I really like about L'Occitane's Ultra Rich Eye Balm is the texture; it feels very thick but sinks in very quickly, and I have no irritation while wearing it, or upon waking up. The skin around my eyes feels hydrated and soft; because I do not have any wrinkles yet, my main criteria in an eye cream is that it be moisturizing, which this definitely is. I would not buy it for myself as I have found other eye creams for cheaper -- my current favorite is LUSH's Enchanted Eye Cream, which has a much lighter texture but works just as well.
I experienced watery eyes after using this product. I don't feel like I have sensitive skin. I had to rinse off immediately after use. Must be a certain ingredient. I also noticed that when I applied the product it started to turn into small balls. Very unusual...
It's a good rich eye moisturizer. It did't cause any irritation on my skin. Bit it rolled into small puffy balls when I rubbed the eye area.
I'm still looking for my HG eye cream.
I found this cream while seeking a serious moisturizer in the under-$50 range at Sephora. Last winter, my first in a northern climate, the skin around my eyes started to puff and swell and just dry out in a way I'd never experienced. At first I loved the balm's buttery whipped texture, how only a little dab of it before bed had me waking to unpuffy, fully moisturized lids. But a week later my lids became red, a seriously intense rash formed under my eyes and began peeling--this continued weeks after returning the balm. Almost a year later, I've had a few random peeling recurrences using only my normal moisturizer, which never gave me issues before the balm--as if my eyes were somehow permanently irritated and ultra-sensitive. Be wary of potential allergens.
This is a really good, rich eye cream. I use it in the evenings with the face cream. Too heavy for the day...but I love it. It seems that the jar will never empty, I hope I use it before it expires. :) Over expensive, its like $36 I think? But I like to think of it as a nice treat for my skin that I will appreciate when I am in my 50s. :o) I am considering changing when this is up to an eye cream that has SPF that I can wear during the day however.