I have always used eye creams on and off, and sometimes end up using my face moisturizer on my eye area. I have never found an eye cream that seemed to do anything great or seemed worth shelling out the extra money for when I could just use my face cream.
While no miracle worker, this eye cream does a good job of keeping the skin around my eyes moisturized (my eye area skin can get terribly dry). It does help smooth out fine lines which I think was a result of my eye area being too dry. I think for the $24 that I would buy it again because it helps me with the problems that I have with my eye area. My eye makeup goes on much more smoothly now too after putting this cream on in the morning. Of course I wish it made me look 20 again, but no eye cream is going to do that!!!!
I bought this based on reveiws and am disapointed. I used this almost every morning for 4 weeks and it did nothing for the fine lines under my eyes or dark circles. Also I dont know why but when I apply this cream at night my eye bags are puffy in the morning. Not a good look. For day use though its good under make up. This stuff as a moisturizer is ok I guess. I havent found an eye cream that has helped with fine lines or dark circles yet.
I cannot remember a time when I wasn't self concious about my dark circles and puffiness, and because of that I have tried many eye creams. Most of the eye creams I have tried over the years have not done much at all. However, with this one I can see an improvement in the area around my eyes.
The Body Shop Wise Woman eye cream makes my dark circles look less severe and also reduces puffiness. I don't have any fine lines yet, so I don't know if it helps with those, but I do like using some anti-aging products so that I can prevent things before they start. This cream is very moisturizing, but it absorbs really well and does not make my eye area look greasy. It doesn't really have a smell at all, so it would probably be good for anyone who is sensitive to fragrances.
I will definitely buy this again. It is the best eye cream I have found so far. It does not cure my circles completely, but it helps. It is pretty affordable too ($24.50), most eye creams are this price or higher, and this one actually works. The only negative thing I could say is that it's impossible to tell how much is left in it. It generally lasts for about 4 months, so I usually buy a spare one after 2-3 months to make sure I don't run out.
I've been using this for a few weeks now (at night) and really like it. I agree with the positive reviews below. It's a bit pricey for a Body Shop product (almost as much as some high-end eye creams), but it does last for ages as you only need a very small amount. The pump bottle is easy to use and you can dispense as little or as much as you like. It's easily absorbed, not at all greasy, and I do feel that my lines are plumped up at bit in the morning. I do also believe it's made my bad dark circles better, which I've never found with any other eye cream... Not sure if it's just my imagination, as I never thought an eye cream could really do that, but they really do seem to be better! I would repurchase.
It's an okay product IMO, not a miracle worker, but so does every eye cream in the market, I believe. Been using this cream day n nite for the past 2 months and it does good on my sensitive skin means no irritation. It moisturizes very well without being sticky n greasy, very easily absorbed.It doesnt diminish my already formed fine lines but it softens their appearance, it plumps up the skin so the lines are less noticeable. And no new lines are formed, yayyy...however since I dont have dark circles under my eyes, I cant attest to it. For me however, since so far what I need is moisturizer for my lines, then yes, will buy it again considering the price and results given are basically the same with pricier brand
UPDATE April 2, 2011 :
after I finishes off one bottle of TBS Wise Woman Eye Cream, I stray to another brand, loccitane divine eyes.
To my surprise, although its price is higher than TBS, I prefer TBS more for the reason that it sinks in quicker and over time TBS does giving my under eyes area more 'toned' look than loccitane. So yeah after I finishes my loccitane, I'll go back to TBS :)
I bought this after reading the reviews but was disappointed, because I was looking for a product specifically for my dark circles. Didn't notice any difference to the dark areas, although it works very well as a primer before concealer and general moisturiser otherwise. Once it's finished I will probably look for another product that is specific to dark circles.
Fragrance-free (yes I made sure of that). Gentle and doesn't irritate. Absorbs very quickly. I haven't found a difference in my mild dark circles but that could be my skin colouring. However my undereye areas feel soft, moisturised and fine lines are plumped up in the morning. It has a mild pleasant smell that remind me of Clinique moisturisers and products. I'll keep repurchasing until something better comes along.
I decided to wait three weeks after purchasing this product to review it, and I will certainly update as time goes by.
I love this eye cream! I've suffered with dark eye circles for YEARS, due in part to genetics, and in part to poor circulation due to a heart condition, and this is the only product I have tried that helps!
At first, I did not really notice a difference with my eyes, other than better hydration (I have extremely dry, thin skin around my eyes) and less creping after applying my concealer (which is a MUST, if you have circles/veins around your eyes like I do), though a few days ago, I realized I needed to apply at LOT less makeup to make my raccoon eyes go away! The peptides in this eye cream seem to be building up thicker skin around my eyes, or at least a thicker fatty tissue layer, as my veins are WAY less noticeable! Awesome!
The packing is easy to use, with a little pump. I rather like the gold colour of the bottle as well, like it's a little award, lol! I am often disappointed by TBS products (other than their hemp hand cream and chamomile makeup remover), but not so with this! And the price isn't bad, either, for an eye cream.
The Low Down: an effective well-priced eye cream, even for those with extremely sensitive skin like mine!
I've only been using this for a couple days but I swear I already see a difference in the dark circles under my eyes. I'm 26 but have always had dark circles and have started to notice some fine lines in the corners of my eyes so thought I'd give this a try. I've been using two times a day and I can feel a difference. I like the pump although sometimes too much comes out, you don't need very much product.
Ah, such a simple name. Big yes for me on this product and all the Wise Woman products I've tried (Defensive Hand and Nail Cream, and Night Cream).
The eye cream comes in a pump, which you can dispense as much or as little as you want. Apparently it has cotton fibres in it (so you don't put this too close to your eyes), and you can use it to 'fill' little lines and creases (like I also put it on a small line on my forehead and at the bridge of my nose).
It does slightly plump and treat the eye area and fine lines. Especially over time I've noticed that it's keeping those areas soft and healthy looking.
I don't know if there's a smell. I love using all the Wise Woman products (I sometimes call it Wild Woman!) and will definitely repurchase all three of the products I am now using. I love using them and I feel safe and comfortable with what I am putting on my skin and how my skin is loving it.
I believe I have found my HG eye and night cream - and I love using them!
"Darren Praznik, president of the Canadian Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association (the leading trade association for personal care products in Canada), says the organization is very sensitive to consumer concerns, but that the ingredients used in products are strictly regulated and monitored by Health Canada. “We are satisfied that the regulation process is robust, science-based and protects the consumer.”
Some manufacturers have gone on the record about their long-term plans to find paraben replacements. Jamieson Laboratories, a Canadian firm that makes vitamins, supplements and skin creams, notes that while there is no firm evidence that parabens pose a health risk, it now has five paraben-free products and is working to remove parabens from more of its products, predominantly to satisfy growing consumer demand. “We have not set a specific deadline, but are working aggressively to eliminate parabens in our products,” says Gary Leong, vice-president of scientific and technical affairs for Jamieson. He notes that until effective alternatives are found, more consumers might actually be harmed by microorganisms growing in their products than by the theoretical paraben threat."