I started using this eye gel about 2 years ago because I was feeling like I'm getting older and should be using eye gel (I'm currently 24). I don't like to use it in the morning because (as other posters said) it takes a long time to sink in and then it doesn't work with my concealer (even after waiting 10-15 minutes for it to dry). Also a little bit does go a long way and the gel feels very nice and cooling. I'm currently looking for a new (hopefully inexpensive) eye gel/cream to wear to start preventing fine lines. I would recommend this eye gel to women who are looking for something cheap to wear at night that feels good.
UPDATE 5/4/04: I've been trying this eye gel again at night and it's gross! It makes my eye area all sticky and it's even still sticky when I wake up in the morning. I wanted to like it so much, but this baby went in the trash! continued >>
This is one of the only drugstore products that I can heartily recommend! I'm actually on my 3rd jar. I use the La Mer balm at night. But frequently use this during the day. I don't find it particularly moisturizing, but it really firms up and seems to brighten the under eye are. I don't usually use concealer on top of this. The sign of a good product is that it makes you look better and on the days I use this gel I constantly get compliments that I look great, have beautiful skin, etc.!
I used it for a couple years and liked it. It's gentle on the skin. I also liked the coolness of the gel. However, as I get older (now past 30), I simply find myself needing a more "nutritious" eye cream. So I moved on.
My sister said that this one is good and helps keeping her eyes out of line.
I went through four jars of this product over the years because 1)it's inexpensive and 2) I prefer gel for my eye area. I don't have very fine lines around my eyes so I prefer something that is light in texture, but this eyegel doesn't instantly sink in. I didn't like the fact that I had to wait several minutes for it to do so before I could apply eye makeup. It never stung my eyes, but then again my eyes aren't very sensitive. It didn't do anything for my undereye circles either. Ever since discovering this board, I realize there exists better potential eye gels so I will not be repurchasing for the time being.
it's not irritating and it does moisturize well enough, i have not developed new fine lines ever since i started using this. previously i was using loreal plenitude eye cream and i think this is a better product.
I'm not sure I've noticed any significant reduction in the lines around my eyes, but this product works wonderfully to relieve puffiness and to provide a temporarily firmer appearance to the eye area. A little goes a long way and so it's an economical product too. Do wait until it is completely dry before you add any eye makeup to the area otherwise you might get some pilling. All in all a great product.
I have tendency to have puffy eyes--so I bought this to help with the problem. It works. I keep it in the refrigerator and apply it morning and night. I have sensitive eyes and this product does not bother them. The puffiness goes away and I swear!! the eye area looks firmer.
I recommend that you use this product with a gentle touch...A little goes a long way and it acts as a wonderful light moisturizer, as well as an effective base for your eye makeup. The trick is that you have to wait for it to dry BEFORE applying you concealer or foundation. I too have experienced the gloppy mess that some of the previous girls mentioned. I noticed a SIGNIFICANT change in the fine lines I was experiencing under my eyes, due to the change in weather, allergies, etc.. and I have been using this product for well over a year. I have sensitive eyes and it does not affect me adversely. I think you'll love it if you use it correctly; I do!!
This is a nice, no-nonsense eye gel for the entire eye area. It give a cooling, soothing effect but doesn't dramatically moisturizing. But since it's so basic and oil, fragrance, color free, I use it when I am irritated or during allergy season. I am almost down to the bottom of the jar and plan on repurchasing.