Shiseido • Sun Protection Eye Cream spf 32 • Treatments (Eye)
|Would buy this product again.||67%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Blond Eyes: Brown
Okay, the sunscreen element of this product is great. However, I buy it because it tightens and firms the crap out of the skin around my eyes. This is awesome.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Green
I apply this around my eyes after Paula's Choice Superantioxident serum. I'm fairly pale so I don't mind the slight white cast, but it really dries out my under eye area -- so much so that I can see fine lines that have never appeared/weren't noticeable before. The sunscreen is also a huge pain to remove unless using an oil make up remover (I use DHC's deep cleansing oil). I was using cetaphil gentle cleanser and avon's moisturizing make up remover before, and felt like I was repeatedly scrubbing my face trying to get this stuff off (which was the last thing I wanted to do around my eye area).
Also, it's not the greatest sunscreen on the market. If the zinc oxide is water-based, it's a fail for UVA. If the zinc oxide is oil-based than it's a pass. So I guess I'm back on the search for a good sunscreen around my eyes.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
like it so much.. but moistrizing wise..mmm u probably will need another moistrizer with it.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown
After 1 month I got several little milia in the eye area. This has never happened to me before, until I started using this eye cream. I have never tried any other eye creams with sunscreen. The milia didn't go away for 6 months until I started using an alpha hydroxy acid eye cream 2 weeks ago.
I don't know why I had this problem. On a brief perusal of the reviews, no one else has had this issue.
Yes, it burned if it got into my eyes, but no more than any other eye cream I have ever used.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I love this product. There are so few eye treatments for the delicate eye area on the market, so it's worth the price. It very rarely irritates my eyes ; I've certainly never experienced stinging, and I have very sensitive eyes. If there's something with SPF that can be used on the eye area that is gentler, I don't know about it.
UPDATE 1: While I have experienced slight irritation with this product before, today was one of those days where my left eye got really irritated. I would buy this product again, but now that I'm seeing more eye creams with SPF in them, I'm going to look for better alternatives.
UPDATE 2: I still think this is a great product, and it hasn't irritated my eyes since my last update. While I will use a bit just for the moisture at night on occasion, my one tip is to not put it all around your eyes and then nap or something. I think the cause for my irritation was the product rubbing off on my pillow and getting into my eyes. I still haven't found anything with better sun protection for the eye area.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
This is average IMO. I don't love it but I don't hate it either. It doesn't irritate my eyes as a lot of products do, but I'm always careful not to get eye creams too close to my lids anyway. It stays in place and doesn't migrate into my eyes during the day as I've found some products do. It's a medium consistency and is white when I put it on so it takes a little blending - I just use the pad of my finger to blend it but it needs more work than other creams I've tried, which is a little annoying. It moisturises well but isn't so heavy that it makes my eyes puffy (a common problem for me). I like that the tube has a tiny opening so it's really hygienic. I always use an eye cream with sun protection for daytime and I love that this contains a high SPF because a lot of sun protection eye creams only have a low SPF. UPDATE: I have made the mistake of getting this too close to my eyes a couple of times on hot days and it's "melted" into my eyes about halfway through the day and it really stings - a lot! Even rinsing my eyes doesn't take away the sting. I've used the tube up now and I won't buy this again.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium Eyes: Hazel
I wanted to get an eyecream with a decent SPF and I actually like this product quite a lot. I don't have puffiness or fine lines or any other "issues" on my eye area, so I only use eye cream to prevent it from early aging and to protect the delicate skin. And this cream seems to be doing good job at that! Unlike for a lot of other people, it doesn't irritate my skin at all (then again, my skin isn't really sensitive at all).
What I really like about it, is that it comes in a tube instead of a jar. You get a very good amount of it, and this way it's much more hygienic.
I don't really have any complaints about this product, but I wish it was a bit more moisturizing.
Overall, the product clearly doesn't work for everyone but I personally like it and will probably repurchase.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
I feel that an SPF in a daytime eye cream is a must, so I conducted a search and selected this one based on the positive reviews and the Shiseido brand name, which I have always admired (for skin care). I am very disappointed in this product and cannot understand why some people like it. Although I have not experienced any burning from it, it just isn't moisturizing AT ALL.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
Stung my eyes too badly to wear!
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Black
I was so exited when I found out about this product, because it's from my favorite brand Shiseido, and it's an eye cream with SPF in it. But to be honest, I haven't be this disappointed in a product before.
I read the manual carefully and did exactly what it told me to do. First of all, you only need a tiny amount, do not squeeze out as much product as the manual tells you to do, it's impossible to get it inside the tube once it's out. The product is way to thick and sticky, which makes me have to tug on my under eye skin. I let it soak into my skin for a few minutes, which was waste of time. It rubbed of once I touched it, leaving the skin under my eye dry and slightly irritated.
The only good things I have to say about this product is that the packaging makes it hygienic and you're able to squeeze out all the product. (At least I imagine you can, I haven't come to the point of finishing this product, I only used it twice, unfortunately.) I love that it contains such high SPF, such a pity it's basically useless.
I'd not recommend this to people with sensitive- or dry skin. To be honest, I'd not really recommend this to anyone, unless you're not going to wear make up over it.
Summary: Personally it's the worst eye cream I have ever put my hands on, it's drying and rubs of easily. People with dry/sensitive skin shouldn't really try this. I'd only wear this without make up, if I'd even bother using it again.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I would have rated this 5 lippies but took 1 off for consideration of a reviewer below who commented on how well it may actually provide spf coverage and another for no expiry date on the packaging! Every spf product I own has an expiry date printed somewhere but this one doesn't. I will only keep this for one year - which, at this price, really hurts! - and purchase a different one next year. The other one on my list is the Clarins one but since there were so many good reviews of this one, I didn't do much more research. =T
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Like many of you said, this cream caused constant stinging to my eyes. It was difficult to spread on (too thick) and I felt I was stretching my eye skin as I was applying it. What's the point of an eye spf cream if I can't put it on my entire eye! I will end up using it for my face, just to not waste it, as I spent $30 for it through Strawberrynet.com. Overall disappointment, and I'm still in search of a nice, smooth and non-irritating UV eye cream... :(
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Hazel
THE WORST EYE SUNSCREEN I'VE TRIED, TRUST ME, U DON'T WANNA BUY THIS, I JUST TRYED THE SAMPLE AND BAM!! RED EYED, COULDN'T EVER OPEN THEM, HORRIBLE
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Fair Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
I am so excited to have found this! My eye area is SO sensitive but I needed an SPF. I have such fair skin and I know this area will be the first to go:) Thanks to reviews on here I got up the courage try this and it is great. No stinging, burning, or running. A tiny bit moisturizing but I think I need to add additional moisture because my undereye area looks a little dry to me with just this.
My only complaint is that I have had some extrememe discomfort sweating while wearing this. I guess it is to be expected that sunscreen will run into your eyes if you sweat but I paid enough for this that it should at least not sting:) I will definitely continue using this though and just try and remember to wash it off before a workout:)
Age: 19-24 Skin: Very Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Black, Straight Eyes: Other
--UPDATE -9/1/10, I wanted to retry this, but after checking the active ingredients on CIBA sunscreen simulator this got a fail in terms of UVA protection. It got a low PPD of 4. So if you wanted to prevent aging with this eye cream, i wouldn't count on it. Removing 2 lippies ( 3 down to 1).
It comes in a small blue squeeze tube and the opening is this narrow cone shape when you remove the cap, great for keeping bacteria and germs out. Its pretty small, 15ml and pricey at about 2 dollars per ml. It does not irritate the eyes when your apply it. I also wear contacts and I found that it did not affect them or turn my eyes red when applying them after my contacts. I have had no allergic reaction using this. It also is not greasy and absorbs well into the skin. Definitely go to a counter and try it out for yourself, before you spend the money. (reposted since there are two review areas for the same product)
+++UPDATE: sorry I spoke too soon. I removed 2 lippies. This is very drying. It has some form of alcohol in it. I already have very dry skin and using this around my eyes without moisturizer resulted in lines around my eyes and I am only 21. Lines from dryness...no good. I guess it would be okay if I started to use this with moisturizer but I do not like how drying it is.
Age: Unknown Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I recently switched over to Shiseido for my facial sunscreen and decided to purchase the companion eye cream for added protection and so far so good. I have used other eye creams with sunscreen protection, however, found them irritating, but Shiseido does not bother my eyes and goes on nicely ...... I use a regular eye cream so am not using this as an eye cream, however I the enjoy the higher spf and feel better in knowing that my face is protected.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Olive, Neutral Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
Awesome product! Would def buy this again. Just be sure not to apply this too close to your eyes since it'll get inside and irritate your eyes. Comes in a squeeze bottle, 15 mLs. It's pretty thick as with all sun protection products, but spreads easily.
- not oily/sticky/runny at all!
- no white cast
- won't completely cover up, but will correct dark circles
- absorbs pretty fast
- can irritate eyes if it gets in contact
Not many cons! Overall this is very easy to use :)
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Dark Hair: Black, Kinky, Coarse Eyes: Brown
I LOVE this eye cream. I wish that I'd discovered it years ago. I stopped using eye creams with SPF years ago because of the irritation that they cause. I regret not using sunscreen and not wearing sunglasses. My eyes don't look bad but if I get really close I can see very fine wrinkles when I smile. I think I can live with this but I don't want it to get any worse.
I wear this sunscreen over my La Prairie caviar eye cream. I want to make sure that my eyes are receiving anti-aging ingredients as well as sun protection. My eye makeup looks great over this. I have no complaints.
This will be my HG sunscreen for my eyes. I love it so much that I also bought a sunscreen lotion by Shiseido as well.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
GREAT EVERYWHERE BUT THE EYE AREA! This is one of the few products that actually irritates my eye area. I have been using eye spfs since Lancome came out with the first on in the orange compact so I've tried virtually every one that has been marketed. This just stung which means something in it I'm allergic too. However, I ended up using it on my chest area, right where the sun scorches and hits, to recycle what I had left of the product and it was fantastic. I was at a waterpark in blazing sun and got zero color plus it lasted for hours. Whatever ingredient that irritates me makes it occlusive. So I would get in again IF I wanted a tube to keep in my pocket to bring along with my tinted Shiseido stick or Lancome spf28 benefait eye cream.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Warm Hair: Other, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Hazel
I really wanted to like this eye cream. I've been searching for a high SPF cream that I can wear during the day under makeup, and thought I had found it with Shiseido's spf 32. The first couple of days I used it were fine--some slight stinging, but it quickly went away. After a few days, I started to notice that the skin under my eyes was getting flaky and developing an odd texture. I used it for one more day (I thought I might just be dehydrated/tired), and it got much worse. As soon as I stopped using the cream, it went away. My guess is some type of allergic reaction. Thankfully I bought it from Sephora, so I returned it for a refund. So sad. I guess my search continues.