I have dark circles which run in my family...I keep them at bay by sleeping well nightly, drinking lots of water, cold spoons, cooling eye masks and eye cream. I have used several eye creams from Estee Lauder, Kiehl's, Clinique, Origins and Lancome. I have been using Lancome's Genefique Eye Cream for 6 months and it is by far the best for my dark circles. One bottle for $55 can last me 4 months...I am pleased. They have not completely gone away, but are now much more manageable. I use BB corrector, concealer and powder during the day.
I've completely fallen in love with eye cream and I think this one is great. It moisturizes wonderfully and its not greasy or heavy. My under eye skin is extremely sensitive and this doesn't make my skin sting or break it out. This is really expensive and I'm still using my sample bottle so when this runs out I probably wont buy it again just because of the price.
First off, normally if I were to read the comments here first I most likely would have passed on this eye cream. I received a GWP sample of the cream and decided to give it a shot. I have very minimal fine lines are my eyes, I'm only 27, I do however have quite dark, hereditary dark circles with I've noticed are getting worse with age. That was my main focus while choosing an eye cream as well as prevention of future wrinkles.
I LOVE this eye cream. I have only used a few before including 100%pure coffee bean cream (did nothing) and I honestly noticed a difference in the brightness around my eye within a few days. It may be subtle at this point, but I definitely notice a difference and will continue using this product. The darkness around my eye is not as prominent and I am feeling less self-conscious, as well as using less product to conceal them.
I use this morning and night. It is lightweight and feels refreshing on my eyes. I have had no reactions to anything and I have very sensitive skin. No burning/stinging eyes, no break outs. I have no issues applying this 5 minutes prior to makeup, it is not greasy whatsoever. I apply it around my entire eye up to my brow bone, focusing most on the outer corner of my eyes and dark circles underneath.
One thing I find frustrating however is the price. Here in Canada, the full size is $80!!!!! Meanwhile in US, it retails for $59.... I think this is a major difference in price considering the dollar is close to par.... I am still using my GWP size and can not get myself to shell out the $80 for the fullsize. I am waiting until I run out completely and cave! So far the small GWP sie has lasted me a good few weeks. A little goes a long way.
All in all, I am very pleased with this eye and plan on sticking with it.
This is moisturizeing, and it works quite well. I just don't fell it works well when it comes to preventing fine lines around my eyes, I'm still young, and won't be seeing wrinkles any time soon, but my mum tried it aswell, and the only thing it did for her was breaking her out, and didn't help on her tiny wrinkles at all. Other than not doing what it's supposed to do, it works well enough. Another thing I don't like about this though, is that when using it underneath your makeup, it'll smudge it much faster.
Initially really liked it, but in reality this does nothing for me. Does not hydrate very well, the alcohol in it actually ended up after several weeks of usage, dehydrating my skin.
Not happy with it, will not buy again. Have given it to my mum.
I bought this product at Macy's and was able to return it when I didn't see any results after four weeks. (I'm not sure if this is the case for everyone, as I have been buying Lancome products from the lady at the counter for a long time now and exchanged my product for something else.) I am only rating it a 2 because the consistency is nice and it's pretty mosturizing. With other Genifique products you are meant to see results in 7 days. Save your money.
Don't waste your money! This product is very disappointing, and it's priced too high. The texture is too thin, and it's irratating to the eye! Most importantly, there's no visible result! It's not even close to Estee Lauder's Advance Night Repair Eye gel!
I'm currently on my second jar of this lovely eye cream. It's pricey but one jar lasted over 6 months for me. What I love about this cream is the texture. It goes on silky smooth and moisturizes the under eye area very well without feeling greasy. It also works great under makeup. I haven't noticed any effects such as brightening (I personally don't believe any eye cream would actually get rid of dark circles) and I don't yet have any fine lines so I can't comment on any of that. But overall I think this is one of the best eye creams out there and will continue to use it until something better comes along.
Received this in a GWP. When I first started using it, I saw no special effects whatsoever, so I put it away in a drawer. When I ran out of my usual eyecream, I pulled this out and started using it once a day. It has taken about three weeks but I am now noticing some great results. My undereye area is lighter and brighter. I use it under my browbone as well and that area also has some brightness to it. My puffiness is not as bad. It went so well with my Lancome Flash Retouche concealer, but that has been discontinued (wish they would bring it back). So, I would say, give this a few weeks to work. Its very light and does not have that strong overly fragranced smell Lancome likes to throw at us.
I love this product. The price point seems to be pretty average to me, for a luxury eyecream (compared to Sisleys for example). It comes in a little tub - i know some people hate it and find it unsanitary, but i really love tubs. This is because i find that you can get every last drop with it, but with a pump and some specially designed bottles it can be impossible.
The cream itself is quite light, more like a gel-cream consistency. It is quite oily at application but gets absorbed almost immediately by the skin and it means you are ready to apply makeup in under 5mins. Has definitely left the area around my eye very supple.
My new HG eye cream, will definitely repurchase.