Clarins • Super Restorative Total Eye Concentrate • Treatments (Eye)
|Would buy this product again.||68%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I don't think i'll be buying products based on reviews any more this is my second product that i bought based on MUA reviews and it's really disappointing yes it did moisturize my eye area but it actually made my dark circles WORSE,there's a 100$ im not seeing again 😩
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Other Eyes: Green
I was advised that this product is geared more for woman in their 40's and 50's but i decided to give it a try since i take such pride in my skin and have heard such rave reviews about Clarins products. So far i have been using it for 3 weeks and this is what i have experienced:
When applied, it feels very smooth on my skin and absorbs well. It is not greasy or sticky, nor does it leave a residue. My eye area feels very soft and does not dry it out. I have not seen a significant difference in the way my under eye area looks but i like the face that my eyes are not irritated, i have not seen any bumps or rashes, and it has a very refreshing feel to it. Will use and update my results.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium Eyes: Blue
This is a very, very effective eye treatment. That is, if you're the right age for it.
I tried this for a while when I was about 22. Right away, it made my eyes puffy and gave me milia. Nothing weird about that - my skin was just way too young for it. Now, at 26, I used it for a week as an intensive treatment, and my fine lines vanished. I was stunned.
I'm seeing reviews on here complaining about puffiness or about the product not doing anything. This is how most anti-aging creams work: If you start using them too early, they're way too strong for you, so they will most definitely break you out and puff up your eye area. If you wait too long to start using them, nothing will reverse the wrinkles you already have. But if you use this cream on recently formed wrinkles, eg. in your early thirties, you will probably get pretty good results.
The cream is expensive and fairly strongly scented, but did not irritate my sensitive skin. I saw great results regarding both dryness and fine lines. But once again - don't start using it too early.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Other, Tan Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I am totally in love with this product on my first application. I noticed a significant reduction in my deep wrinkles around my temples. Like what the SA told me, I guess this product is more suitable for elderly women about 50.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Dark Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Black
The everlasting quest for a great eye cream continues. This was one of the eye creams on my list and I've been using it for about 4 months now. It was the most expensive eye cream I've tried at $80-something bux.
-Texture: smooth, creamy, non-sticky, absorbs well
-How it looks: NOT shiny or greasy - can wear during the day with no problem
-Doesn't leave my eye area feeling dry (but I wouldn't say it is hydrating)
-NO RESULTS. Didn't change the look of my eye area at all. No reduction of fine lines. Even the tiny lines.
-Doesn't seem to hydrate. I had a dermascope analysis of my skin which showed the areas around my eyes were not hydrated. I had been using this eye cream for a while at that time and was wearing it at the time of the analysis.
-A couple of mornings I woke up with extremely puffy eyes, like an allergic reaction.
If I'm going to pay so much for an eye cream, I expect at least a little results. I still gave this 3 stars because of the Pros I mentioned and because it didn't make my eyes look/feel worse, like many other eye creams have done.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
I am on my second container of this product and while it does work great as a moisturizer, does not irritate my eyes, and can be worn under makeup...it has actually made my upper eyelids look more crepey and saggy and my dark circles have gotten darker since I began using it about 5 months ago. If you're like me and need a cream that will help firm and also diminish your dark circles, this is not the cream for you. I love Clarins, but this is one product of theirs I will not purchase again.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
This is the first time I'm reviewing any product, just bcos I've never felt this terribly angry abt any other product I've ever used! I bought this last night at Macy's, first I had already been to clarins counter asking for a sample for this product since its crazy pricey n you need to try it to avoid going through the hassle of returning it. But the salesperson told me they don't give samples cos you won't see the results your looking for with a sample. So next time I went back n bought the darn thing. I applied it last night n this morn woke up with puffed eyes! My upper eyelid drooping down n puffy bags under my eyes!!! I felt like crying! I bought the product for dark circles n a fine line I just noticed under my left eye. I am using Nimue Eye Treatment for so long n its a wonderful product that gives great moisturization protection n keeps dark circles light, but since this product is exclusive to salons in few European salons n I can't find it in US I had to resort to this awful product. I am returning it today n will give clarins a piece of my mind!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
This is one of the only eye products I can use around my sensitive eyes and that says a lot. It is a little pricey, but to me worth it. Very effective in moisturizing the eye area, does not cause milia, which occurs on me very easily. No strong vapors to cause eyes to water either. On my second bottle, and can notice a difference with daily use on my fine lines and under eye puffiness.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium Brown, Warm Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
this cream is a new purchase for me, so my skin is still getting use to it. i like the pump action--very easy to control the amoiunt you need.feels very good going on, leaving eye area nice and hydrated. i am beginning to see fading of fine lines, and finally fading of under eye circles. it is very gentle: i jabbed myself in the eye last night as i was applying the cream. and my eyes did not water.
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
Since I am now past even that "certain age," I need all the help I can get. My eye area had begun to look terrible: dry, lined and puffy. I caved and let the SA at Shopper's talk me into this expensive eye cream since I knew I could easily return it. At $82, it's the most I've spent on any skin care product in my life! I've never used anything that worked as well or as quickly on my puffy, dried out, baggie eyes. This eye cream is close to perfect. My bags are gone, the dehydration is gone and the awful crepey lines are visibly lessened. If your budget permits, do your eyes a favour and give Clarins Super Restorative Total Eye Concentrate a try.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal, Fair, Warm Hair: Grey, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Green
Mediocre product which is disappointing considering I paid over 60 euros for it. Will not repurchase.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Black Eyes: Black
Average performer on undereye issues of fine lines and dark circles.
On the plus side: waxy consistency makes it compatible with the wearing of undereye makeup, i.e. will not cause migration of eyeliner etc, as is the tendency of other greasy eye creams.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal, Fair, Warm Hair: Red, Straight, Medium Eyes: Hazel
I have been on medication for a severe bronchitis and noticed that the meds have dehydrated my skin more than the sun or air conditioning. This eye cream was reccomended by a lovely SA who is informed and fair (not just pumping her own line of products). I bought the eye cream as well as the night cream for a restoration of my poor visage.. I like the fact that neither of these has any spf, which is fine for day creams but can clog pores if used at night. I like the texture and fragrance of the products -- they are light and have a lovely soothing fragrance. i mist my face with Evian water then I use the EL face serum and then the face cream, the same thing with the eye cream.. first the EL serum and then the eye cream over. I use the EL serums day and night but always as a base for other creams. After application I still use my Clarins Orchidee Blue oil and then a second fine mist of Evian water.
this system while sounding complicated is simple and has proven quite effective for me. It's layering light layers of light products to really penetrate the epidermis.
my skin is almost totally recovered from my mass meds attack.
I will continue to repurchase both these products and have fallen in total love with Clarins.
Age: Unknown Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Curly, Coarse Eyes: Blue
I use every night before bed. A container lasts me 3.5-4 months. I hate the price but don't mind paying since it campflages my fine lines around my eyes. Nothing else I've tried has come close to this so I will continue to buy. Love Clarins products!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
This is definitely one of the eye cream I've tried that actually work on reducing my fine-lines under my eye area.
It is target for mature skin, but the eye-cream texture is definitely emollient, light enough for anyone who's in-need of prevent first sign of aging. Its also scent-free so it will not irritate delicated eye-area!
I been trying numberous of eye-cream. My favourite cosmatic brand is Lancome, although they make good face/body cream, cosmatics, toners etc... they fail to make good eye-creams. *At least to me!*
I've tried 3 different Shiseido eye creams, 1 biotherm eye-cream, about 3 to 4 Lancome eye creams, Estee Lauder ANR eye, Yves Rocher's Richcream eye-cream, Burt's Bee Naturely ageless eye-serum and Khiel's avacado eye cream.
Among ALL these products Clarin's Super Restorative Total Eye work the best for me! I've see noticably result. Fine-lines are much lesser visible. I don't have those real crow-feet problem. And none of the eye cream can truely remove dark-circle, so I'm happy with the result. The other products that actually work on me all have "side-effects"! (Shiseido's Bio-performance.... amazing result on reduce fine lines but end up making my eyes puffy!! Yves Rocher's eye-cream only work at the first half jar and it stop working)
Clarins Super Restorative Eye Concentrate cost $82CND, it is expensive but this is currently their most powerful anti-aging eye-cream avilable. Compare with other department store brand mark-up, this is a fair price!
The only 2 minor problems are... If you use it day/night, one bottle last me 4 months only!! *Despite the package may appear larger then standard eye-cream! Its still standard 15ml!* If I try to "use" lesser then one pump, there will be very small amount of product became "solidly" the next time when you try to dispend the product. I don't know what cause it, but I'm on my 3rd bottle now and this occur quite often.
Overall I'd still recommand this to people who need anti-aging and willing to invest money on it. I'll definitely repurchase.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Other Eyes: Brown
I am going through the 3rd dispenser of this product. As much as I like the other products of the Exigence line, this one does nothing for me. Well it does not do anything good or bad. I could probably use Nivea cream for the eye area with the same effect. No improvement whatsoever.The price is ridiculous given the , for me individually, no result. DHC concentrated eye cream works for me with visible results. The downside is I can not get DHC in Germany without looking for a CP overseas. However I will not buy it for the 4th time to give it a chance. The few mm's of hard cream, just like a worm, that come out every 2 or 3 days once you pump this product should not build up at all. I never had this with other products in dispensers. Not even with the Exigence serum. Not sure if this is based on the texture of the eye cream or not.
I gave it a 4 for the packaging cuz I like dispensers. I think Clarins should have their creams in dispensers or tubes rather than in these heavy glass jars.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I bought it for my mum, she liked it.
She felt the difference, her skin around the eyes are not dry like before, everything about this eye cream is good, apart from the price.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Brown, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown
I'm probably on my 3rd or 4th bottle of this eye cream. It doesn't work miracles but I don't know that any eye cream does. It moisturizes nicely, seems to smooth my undereye area and generally works better than most other eye creams I've tried. The price is ridiculously high but that is typical of many Clarins products. And they need to do something about the packaging - every 2 or 3 days, when I dispense this, I get a hard little "worm" of the product along with the product in its proper form/texture. Clarins's other pump eye treatments do not do this - they don't have some of the product drying up inside the airless pump. I've mentioned this to my Clarins SA and she said others have commented on this too, so it's not just "user error" on my part. When something is this costly, I don't want to waste any of it.
And speaking of waste - when the dispenser is "empty", if you pry off the lid (my husband does this for me with tools of some sort), there is about a week's worth or more still left in the bottle!
UPDATE (April 2012): I am still using this eye cream (have a practically new container that I will finish up) but a few months ago, I found an eye cream that is every bit as good (perhaps even better) and costs half as much as this does. It's by a small Canadian company called Jouviance. It is labelled "eye serum" but the texture not at all like a serum and is very much like this Total Eye Concentrate. It also costs HALF as much as Total Eye Concentrate, and the pump bottle is much better in design. The product itself is excellent and so, in future, I doubt I'll be repurchasing Clarins. The Super Restorative line is just becoming too expensive, in my opinion.
Yet another UPDATE: This is back on my list of "must haves" because Clarins has finally redesigned the pump dispenser so that no product is being wasted because it dries up inside the tube of the pump. As I said earlier, this is no magic product and it's still awfully expensive for what it is and what it does but even so, it's something I'll continue to use in rotation with my Jouviance and also my newest eye cream from Origins.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
After reading other positive reviews, I was surprised this didn't provide any noticeable results for me. For reference, I am 39 with good skin, yet I have somewhat thin skin around the eyes that has a tendency toward being crepey with fine lines when smiling. While the texture of this eye cream is nice, it did not do anything outside of lightly moisturizing. I found it no better than some drug store brands, such as Loreal Skin Genesis eye cream. So, while this feels nice, has no irritating fragrance, and comes in a quality package, it didn't provide any benefits that would justify the price.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brown, Relaxed, Medium Eyes: Brown
So far it works great on me. Feel the eye contour area smoother and a bit firmer. Will see after little more time using it.