La Mer • Eye Concentrate • Treatments (Eye)
|Would buy this product again.||42%|
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Other Eyes: Brown
I think everyone is curious about La Mer. I'm not a fan, but I do like their foaming cleanser(ok that's another review) I recently repurchased the cleanser again and was given a sample of this which I didn't really want as I don't use eye creams, but well it was free and what's the harm in trying .I got the usual look of horror when I told the SA that I didn't beleive eye creams were necessary and any well formulated face cream is just as good which I firmly beleive.I've been using this at night as it's no sunscreen(another reason I avoid eye creams like this) Feels silky smooth going on then well.... nothing really. Felt I needed moisturiser on top of this. If anything on it's own it felt rather dry after a while on skin. Did nothing for fine lines. I'm 56 so the lines are there.But what really put me off this is that I've discovered it contains a concerning amount of eucalyptus oil, this is not an ingredient I would on my face let alone around my eyes as it is an irritant.Even before discovering this I was not impressed anyway.Most LaMer products I've tried have been dissapointing and this was no exception. Given the price I expected better.Back to my usual routine, fragrance free serum around eyes followed by moisturiser with spf for day and night cream at night.The skin around my eyes has never been better since I followed this routine and gave up on "eye creams"
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Curly Eyes: Blue
I was on the hunt for an eye cream that was lighter than my current HG but nothing I tried kept my under eye area hydrated all day like my beloved BB Extra Repair eye cream. The Extra Repair cream is amazing...but Summer is rapidly approaching, and I am on the cusp of menopause...so with hot temps and hot flashes, I was not keen on putting such a heavy cream under my eyes. I was given a generous sample of this eye concentrate by La Mer...and I had tossed it in a drawer. I'd have no problem adoring La Mer, if it weren't so over hyped, over priced, and overrated...so I didn't read much into this eye cream business either. I remembered I had it and decided to give it a try. I was very pleasantly suprised! It is very light and absorbs well, it only takes a tiny bit to do both eyes, and it passed my watery nighttime eyes test and my under eye area was still hydrated after using it while sleeping. It is not scented which was a nice surprise...I like creme de la mer but find the scent reminiscent of the inside of my grandmother's pocket book :P. I have since bitten the bullet and purchased the full size (mannnnn that hurt! LoL) BUT after discovering just how little it takes to do the job, it probably works out to be about the same as many other HE eye creams in price because 15ml will last FOREVER!! (Well, to the expiration date at least). I am really wondering if I'll be able to use it all before it expires, which will be a sad day if I have to pitch some! The jar packaging is unfortunate as usual because of sanitary reasons. It does come with a spatula-applicator that has a rounded end and feels quite wonderful on tired under eyes! This cream is fluid enough that a pump bottle could definitely be used, but I guess the whole "pump bottle" thing kind of ruins the overall effect of LaMer's famous heavy glass jars. (Which makes me chuckle because people often assume the packaging is flimsy, plain, and plastic because of its appearance in pictures.) Anyhoo, back on topic, I have not seen any improvements in my fine lines or any anti-aging effects, but it definitely hydrates my under eye, and the hydrating effects last a good while. I'll admit, I'm still on the hunt though...I can't help but think there HAS to be a cream of similar consistency that hydrates as well...but doesn't cost more than my car insurance premium! If I was seeing the wrinkle/line improvement it promised, I'd be totally willing to repurchase, but for now I feel like I have an eye cream that simply hydrates well...and in my book that doesn't quite merit paying $189/ 15ml. I will, however, update this review if I begin seeing the promised anti-aging effects! I haven't lost hope just yet...it's only been 6 weeks! Happy skin-caring everyone!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
I this eye cream is crazy expensive. But it only do an ok job keeping your under eye hydrated. Other than that I have not seen any change on my dark circle or lines ( I don't have fine lines but I have a deep line under each eye due to lack of care at my early 20's). Base on that I will not purchase a full size.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
The La Mer eye concentrate definitely will moisturize your under eye area with a tiny amount, but the price is a bit too steep...I have been using the cream for a bit over a month and have not seen any improvement regarding ant-aging at all. I love that it moisturizes the eye area really well and I enjoy the texture of the cream. However, it costs too much and it doesnt really deliver on its promies. Until I find something else that moisturizes this well, I'll still be using this cream, but definitely on the hunt for something new!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Other, Tan, Warm Hair: Black, Curly, Medium Eyes: Black
I got a free sample from La Mer, which I thought was a GREAT deal (the sample is 0.1 oz, while the actual product is 0.5 oz). I've been using it religiously for about 2 months now. The cream felt very light and a tiny amount moisturized pretty well. However, I saw NO change in dark circles or puffiness. Also, absolutely NO anti-aging benefits. On top of this, I lately started noticing the area under my eyes becoming drier. Then three days ago, I woke up with a huge dry patch under my right eye!! Needless to say I immediately stopped using this cream. I used several night creams before (including Chanel, Clarins and Clinique) and did not see any improvements with these either but at least, they did not give me dry patches! Well, my search for a good eye cream continues...assuming it exists!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I received a deluxe sample of this when ordering CDLM Foundation.
Maybe I put a little too much on or maybe should skip under brow area? Anyway, I woke up to have both eyes sagging lids. Usually I do have one eye that is a little saggy but woke up w/both very saggy lids, not cool! I probably will try now and then, just using under the eye very sparingly and will update.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
If you're looking for a moisturizer to use under the eye, this cream is great. It's rich, but not at all greasy. I've never had a problem using it under concealer and it feels great on. All this being said, it's also incredibly expensive and I'm guessing that there are equally good under-eye moisturizers for a fraction of the cost.
The reason I'm giving it such a low rating is because, other than moisturizing, it didn't do any of the other things promised on the label: "help dramatically dissolve the appearance of dark circles, surface discolorations and unevenness." My dark circles remain unchanged after using this product twice a day for over a year. (I can't speak to its success with fine lines and wrinkles). Honestly, I'm not that surprised, as all the research I've read says that little is really known yet about how to get rid of under-eye circles (due to pigmentation and dilated vessels).
Overall: Did nothing to reduce dark circles. Nice, but incredibly expensive moisturizer.
Alternative: Tried many other under-eye creams over the years. None have even marginally reduced my dark circles.
Recommendations from this brand: The original Creme de la Mer. I'm a bit embarrassed to admit that I've spent so much money on face cream, but I do absolutely love it!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
I love this product although I dont use it as an eye cream but rather as a face moisturizer. (I know it's crazy with the high price tag- but it does the job in extreme circumstances and thankfully that is not a daily need.)
I wish it came in a tube rather than a jar---jars are hideous for bacterial growth.
For eye creams something with retinol is much more affective in my humble opinion.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Blond Eyes: Hazel
I love the original Creme de la Mer, but I don't think they've got it right on eye treatments yet. Both this and the Eye Balm Intense have caused me lots of irritation. Even though I use sparingly, this seems to migrate into my eyes. I've now had several days of red, irritated, watery eyes. Not a good look...!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
This product is ok, but nothing special and not worth the high price tag. I've been using it for about about two months and I find it moisterizes well but haven't noticed more than that. I don't expect miracles and usually for me, if a cream/lotion hydrates my skin and doesn't hurt it, I'm happy. But given the cost, I was hoping to see more. I think you could get similar results from a less expensive product. That said, it didn't cause any redness or breakouts and the silver tipped applicator feels really nice. If I have puffiness, I rinse the applicator under cool water to make it extra cold and rub it back and forth under my eyes, which seems to help. A little of the concentrate goes a long way and make up goes on fine on top. It stung the first two times I used it but then, after that, I didn't notice any irritation.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Olive, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I got this as a gift from my husband one day. Was super excited to try it and see what the hype is all about. It makes eyes look a little "tired" looking, but it's no miracle. It combats puffiness but it does nothing for dark eye circles, which is what I needed it for. It is all a little over priced I think. On the plus side, it smells great, and I love using the applicator on my skin, I love it to my la mer in the freezer for a few minutes before applying, it gives my eyes a soothing calming feeling. I'm excited to try the obagi eye cream next.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Used to use this eye creme a few years back but have been trying other brands... recently started Latisse and my skin must be reacting to it, skin is flaking off on my eyelids, so went back to La Mer, and ta-da!!! Flaking's gone, which shows this creme is SUPER RICH!!!! Doesn't do much about the circles though =P
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Tan Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
I love this, as I do all of the La mer products. The application wand is very nice and I actually use it to apply all of my eye products. I prfer this to the eye cream. It is a good overall eye treatment and moisturizer. All of the LM products are very rich and may not be for everyone. You have to keep in mind that the products were created for burned and scarred skin. No, I do not believe the whole secret formula and lost notes etc story. But the line was in fact first created for burn patients. If you have oily or avne prone skin, you may want to steer clear of all LM products. I have already started to implament skincare routines into my childrens hygenic care. It is never too early to start taking care of your skin. My oldest daughters are 11 and 9 and I have them use LM products when they have spent alot of time in the sun in summer or in the wind in winter. My 16 yr old son on the otherhand, suffers from oily acne prone skin and LM products clog his pores. The eye products give him millia bumps. But, if you have dry skin or normal skin like I do and use these products for extra moisture their great. Will continue to purchase the La mer line.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
Good moisturizer, but don't expect a miracle. The effects of line smoothing and dark circle reduction appear to be strictly cosmetic and only apparent when product is on the face. I have been using this for over a year in the AM; lasts a long while!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Olive, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I think La mer is soooo overpriced and it doesn't worth the money! This eye treatment has nothing special.
I don't see any improvements on my eye area and I was expecting some, considering the price I've paid. I think you can buy something way better paying less. I would not repurchase and I suggest you think twice before investing a fortune.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I really want to love this product. I am such a big la mer fan and I own practically everything on their line. I tried the sample and thought it was nice. It goes on smoothly and I thought my eyes looked better afterwards. I went out and brought the bottle. I've been using it for the past two months and I don't see any results. The fine lines, the wrinkles and the discoloration are still there. There's no change to my eye's condition at all. Although I love La Mer, but this is the only product that I probably will never buy again.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown
I was really excited to try this product since I have really sensitive skin around my eyes. I went to buy it at a local spa and the girl at the counter said it was great for sensitive skin. I tried it and at first it was nice it moisturized but nothing compared to it's claims. I continued to use it hoping it would give me great results. I started having irritation and a brown rash around my eyes. I was very disappointed maybe the original La Mer eye cream would be better for me.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Black Eyes: Black
This is the very first La Mer product that I tried .. And I am glad to say it never failed me .. After applying for 2 weeks .. My bf commented that my dark circles actually lighten .. Luv the cooling feeling of applicator and no milia seeds .. Used half and will definitely buy again !
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
A decent eye cream. I haven't seen the "wow" effect on me. No sign of smoothen lines, but no sign of extra/deepen lines either. Will continue to use as it hydrates very well. Got mine from a set, don't think I will purchase this separately. (ie. only purchase this when it's on discount, the full price is a bit steep for what it is.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
I like that when I apply this, it feels really intense and I can feel it working straight away. When I apply it in the morning, the skin under my eyes look brighter and tighter and I can still feel it working my skin even when I go to bed at night. I'm still in my twenties and do not have 'crows-feet', as such, so I do not use this product everyday (plus I'm trying to make a 15ml pot last as long as possible). I apply this a couple times a week and would rather use this than concealer. Out of the La Mer products I have tried so far, this is my favourite. But does it need to be this expensive? Probably not. For that reason I can not give it full marks. Plus, I'm not very keen on using skincare in pots for sanitary reasons.