I bought this product about a year ago when i first decided that i should be using an eye cream before i need one... the price on this was excellent (normally around $10) and Olay is a good company. I have to admit that at first i thought this product was a good one. After time i felt my eyes werent getting any real benefit nor any hydration from this product. That and I didnt like that I was dipping back into the tub for this product. I would have prefered something slightly more sanitary. I also found when I switched that my eye makeup didnt look as creased after a short time and i have to admit that since changing the skin looks brighter and overall just so much better. I would advise to spend a little more on another product that offers better hydration.
I ran out of eye gel and this was one pot I found in the fridge. I had been using it for 2 days already. After the 3rd day of using it, it seems to lose its effectiveness. Fine lines resumed back to its orginal state.
1. Cooling when applied on.
2. Absorbed rather easily.
3. Fine lines seems less obvious.
1. Comes in a little pot. Would prefer a pump dispenser bottle to minimise waste.
2. Doesn't lighten dark circles and decrease puffiness.
i have oily eyelids. too heavy creams can give me bumps around my eyes so this gel was a good option. the only downside of this gel is that its sticky, but when i use just very little and smooth it all over my lids and under my eyes its not that bad. the next morning, my puffiness and dark circles are just way better. its never puffy in the morning anymore. the dark circles just gets better. i dont know if it does anything to the wrinkles, but i dont care. it works for me.
I bought this about a week ago because the price was right. So far I like it better than the Avalon Organics Lavendar eye treatment I've been using. It does take a while for this one to absorb into the skin, but I think my lines are a little less pronounced.
I'm occassionally putting the Avalon on top of the Olay too to use it up and get my money out of it. I'm mostly using the Avalon on my forehead, etc. to use it up because it is a great moisturizer for my acne prone skin.
Good overall product. Light scent and easy to apply.
I'm with bjcourville on this one.
I'm 22, have EXTREMELY sensitive skin and am prone to rashes when I use the wrong product. Although this is an eyegel, I used to it as a moisturizer and as a base for makeup when I ran out of my regular moisturizer. It was pretty much a stroke of brilliance. My skin has never looked better! No spots, reduced oiliness and a smoother texture.
I thought it may have been the "gel" formulation, and tried Clinique's "Dramatically Different" but didn't meet with the same success.
The only issue, however, is that the jar is tiny and this can be mildly expensive at that size, if used as a moisturizer.
I applied this once and noticed that it always stayed tacky - it certainly didn't absorb well into my skin. The next day I had a similar reaction as the other reviewer below. Areas of skin under eyes became very dry and irritated. It also gave me much larger wrinkles then I had to begin with from the dryness - what a find - NOT! Would never purchase again and was a total waste of money.
i like a gel eye cream but this was a little sticky and did NOTHING for me. (i managed to use up the whole thing anyway) it was soothing, cooling and light and that's it. will not buy again.
I've been using this for about 9 months. I didn't realize how dry and dull the skin around my eyes were until I started using this gel. I use it after my cleanser and before moisterizer. It does tend to be sticky for a few minutes if I use too much, so it's a good idea to use it sparingly, and don't glop it on heavily.
Although I have sensative skin, and tend to have allergy eyes, this eye gel feels cool when I put it on, makes eye makeup look fresh all day, and doesn't irritate my eyes at all. This inexpensive eye gel is a staple of my face routine and althogh my clensers moisturizers change from time to time, this is definately a favorite.
UPDATE: Almost 2 years later and this is still my daily eye gel. I try other products here and there, because I love trying new things, but I always come back to this.
I used this product for little over a month and had horrible results. At first, I found this product soothing. It did not provide much moisture but I like a gel consistency. Well, I must have had some sort of allergic reaction because the areas around my eyes are incredibly dry and wrinkled looking. The skin actually began to peel. I stopped using this product and immediatey the skin around my eyes began to heal. I would not recommend this to anyone!