Average Rating 3.6/5
Review by gingerrama
UPDATE (06/2010): good but not great. Keeps skin fairly moist, can migrate into them at night, skin isn't always that well hydrated in the morning (some dehydration lines, solved by applying more moisturiser...). Back to Clarins Special Eye Balm. Down to 4 lippies
Decent straight-forward eye cream: not too light (drying), not too rich and heavy (milia), no irritation. Moistens the eye area immediately, and keeps it that way through the day and overnight. No migration, and indeed seems to help with the morning puffiness-congestion I get with seasonal allergies.
It's a cream-gel, and easy to apply. The packaging should have 6 lippies for practicality and convenience - air-tight pump, works a dream, good dosage.
Main actives: green tea; chamomile and cornflower extracts; borage, rose, and hazelnut oils; vitamins A and E; sunflower and castor oils. Some fragrance, but very light indeed, and no issues with it here (and I'm usually pretty sensitive...). Does have some silicone and parabens, so do have a look at the full ingredients for these and any other more specific ingredient worries.
Costs around EUR 20.00 / CAD 27.50 for 15 ml. Works out cheaper than my other usuals (Avène Soothing, Clarins Baume "Spécial"). Cruelty-free.
My only complaint is that it's got "anti-ageing" all over the bottle. But that's a packaging and marketing/rhetorical issue, rather than one to do with actual functionality.
INGREDIENTS: Aqua,propylene glycol, centaurea cyanus (centaurea cyanus flower water), corylus avellana (hazel seed oil), c14-22 alkyl alcohols, rosa moschata (rosa moschata oil), borago officinalis (borago officinalis seed oil), tocopherol, tocopheryl acetate, dimethicone, c12-20 glucosides, phenoxyethanol, myristylalcohol, acrylamides copolymer, butylene glycol, c13-14 isoparaffin, parfum (fragance), retinyl palmitate, polysorbate 85, helianthus annuus (sunflower seed oil), myristyl glucoside, tetrasodium edta, methylparaben, rosemarinus officinalus (rosemary leaf oil), anthemis nobilis (anthemis nobilis flower extract), sodium dehydroacetate, carbomer, peg-40 hydrogenated castor oil (huile de ricin), hydroxyethylcellulose, ethylparaben, butylparaben, citric acid, propylparaben, isobutylparaben