This left my dry eyes INSTANTLY hydrated and soothed. In fact, my crepey lines were instantly smoothed out before my very eyes. I think it's a MIRACLE in a jar! I think it's best for those with fragile crepey skin around the inner eyes (near bridge of nose), rather than for the wrinkle lines you get from the outer edge of eyes.
This is a very good product. I think it is particularly suited for males. It is a very simple - it provides moisture and is soothing - very good for hydration and for toning under the eye. If you look at most eye creams, they contain petrolatum or paraffin - even the very expensive ones. The petroleums and paraffins can be highly irritating and also cause blockages in the eye for me resulting in conjunctivitis. This gel does not cause any irritation, it is intensely hydrating, is a very simple formula - the expensive eye creams are just too heavy and full of too much ingredients - so much so that the delicate eye area cannot deal with it. Try it. . . Put it on, then leave for 5 mins, then tap any excess into they delicate eye area with a cutton budd - it will be fully absorbed. A great product - a simple formula containing tomatoe extract - tomatoes being a great antioxidant; also contains witch hazel, but not in any amounts that will dry the skin - it acts as a soothing toner for the eye
I was pleasantly surprised by this. This stuff feels light, is instantly absorbed into the skin and gives a good level of hydration to the eye area. Its perfect if, like me, you haven't yet developed deep lines and wrinkles but would like to prevent them and gently soothe the eye area. This product has converted me to eye gels rather than creams. The only reason I haven't given this product five lippies is because Olay did a nice eye gel too, for cheaper, which worked very well too!
UPDATE: I've always liked this eye balm! And I still do! I understand Vickypollard's review (one of the ones below) about this products formulation being dated but I have noticed since finishing this pot and trying to purchase a similar eye balm product that there really isn't anything much like it on the market.....eye 'creams' seem to be all the rage at the moment (I have tons) but this product I feel offers something different than most; its focus is on de-puffing the eye area rather than trying to reverse wrinkles. I'm still in my mid twenties and I find eye creams generally too intense, heavy and trying to resolve problems I simply don't have yet. This is a really nice preventative product that also helps to set eye-makeup. Other de-puffering products tend to have a roller ball application, which I am not a fan of, I feel it is more likely to damage the eye area. This gel glides so easy using my finger tips it doesn't need a roller ball and absorbs beautifully. This formulation may be old but, the reason it hasn't changed is because it works wonders as it is in my opinion! I find this to be an addictive and good product!
I have been using Sisley since 2004, and this eye cream for 5 years. I really love that it absorbs completely and it lightweight (when fresh) and it does reduce puffiness and fine lines; I haven't noticed much for dark circles, but I don't have that problem.
I feel that it only works well when fresh, and it does lose its fluidity (read: sticky) after about 2 months in the jar. A way around this is to get samples and refill the jar, one packet at a time. I've found a sample packet lasts around 1 month. If this eye gel works for you, then this is worth it. They really should consider putting this into an airtight pump to preserve its freshness.
when I 1st purchased this, over a year ago (a little does go a long way)- I thought "Yes! I found the perfect eye gel". I didnt like creams- tend to get milia. this felt light and spread easily. as the months went by, I started noticing the stickiness. it got so bad 1 day- my hair was sticking to it- I just washed it off. I would say I loved this little jar for about 2 months, then it started changing into just a sticky, do-nothing mess. too expensive, wrong packaging
Hmm. This product is alright for me. I got it because I felt that the eye gel i was using (from Lancome's Primordiale range) was a bit too mature for my young skin. I walked around and found myself in the Sisley counter. The SA recommended this because it was the lightest gel. I really hate thick eye creams because i find that it really really messes up my eye area make up such as concealer etc. I didnt really think much and just purchased it.
First i must say i hate hate hate glass jars. i think its one of the most unhygienic methods to store lotions and potions. Especialy for 68pounds! The smell is alright and the texture is lovely and light. it does tend to get slightly sticky. i think most of the reviews all talk about the stickiness - if it stays sticky all day, then you are OBVIOUSLY applying too much. i really only use about a drop the size of the head of a matchstick on each eyes and it is more than enough. with that amount, it doesnt cause any stickines and i have NO problems with my makeup or whatsoever.
So far it seems like an alright product. nothing great, nothing bad. and because of that i will not be repurchasing. simply too average for the price.
A bit sticky and thick, but works effectively works against puffiness and loss of elasticity. This is good for any of the following: those who are younger / those who want lighter, fresher products / those who have combination/oily skin / OR those who want organic, natural products.
This also works great if you are layering. For example, I use Sisley Eye and Lip Gel with Botanical Extracts, then apply La Prairie Smart Cream with SPF 15 all over my face, including under the eye. My undereyes are moisturized, depuffed and protected against the sun all day!
The 30 ml jar is a generous size, though the 80 euro pricetag accounts for it.
I see a lot of negative reviews, so try it first before buying. Also, bring your usual products with you when you try to see how it combines with concealer, moisturizer, makeup, etc. I found it all-round compatible with my products.
it's supposed to help with dark circles and puffiness; however, it didn't really make a difference in regards to puffiness. i was recommended to apply in the morning and at night by the aesthetician from sisley but it didn't make a difference for me.
the REAL drawback for me about this product was when i applied concealer under my eyes. i looked like my skin was "peeling" and it was visible with my make-up. the peel actually was the balm that would peel when i applied make-up on top. my friend also tried my botanical eye and lip contour balm to test it out but the exact same thing happened to her make-up. my friend and i use different brands of concealer and foundation so the problem was the balm, not the concealer or foundation.
i use other products from sisley that i've bought more than once but the botanical eye and lip contour balm is definitely out of my to-buy-again-list.
I remember using this product in the 90's and it simply didn't do anything. It left my eye area sticky and it balled up every single time I put makeup over it. I simply couldn't stand the product on my eye area and I don't know anyone who'd want to use it around their lips.....yuck!
I am amazed that this product is still being sold, the formulation is so dated. Sisley has some good products, but for the life of me I can't understand why so much of their line is ancient! I used this line back in 1996-97 and they still make every one of the products the SA told me to buy. With the wicked prices that Sisley charges they should at least update their formulations and incorporate the latest technology. Their newer products ( Sisleya face & eye, Hydra Global, All Day All Year, Daily Line Reducer and now Supremya) make the rest of the line look dowdy, especially when the formulas have remained unchanged for over a decade.
What a waste of money!!!
Considering the price this eye balm is just ridiculous and totally unnecessary to buy... None of the things that promise is been done. Dark circles still there…puffiness too.. and worst – after this balm is hard to apply any make up or concealer.