Mario Badescu • Hyaluronic Eye Cream • Treatments (Eye)

rated 3.0(111 reviews)

Average Rating.3.0
Would buy this product again.40%

rated 2 of 5 Maudena on 11/28/2010 9:59:00 AM more reviews by Maudena

Age: 30-35   Skin: Oily, Fair   Hair: Black   Eyes: Brown    

It has a greasy after effect feeling, does not absorb that well (you end up over massaging the eye area),and the packaging looks cheap. It does not do anything for my dark circles. I am going to give this eye cream to my mum to try if it does help with her fine lines

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rated 2 of 5 LOREBUNDE on 9/7/2010 2:45:00 PM more reviews by LOREBUNDE

Age: 44-55   Skin: Combination   Hair: Blond   Eyes: Blue    

Running out of all my usual products so turning to my Mario Badescu samples I had stocked up on. First I thought it might of been my diet, too salty, as the next day I had slight puffiness under eyes.
I then used a different item for a few days. However, after putting this on again last night, woke up puffy. I do like the consistency but it just didn't work for me.

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rated 3 of 5 gigglesbugg on 8/2/2010 3:43:00 AM more reviews by gigglesbugg

Age: 25-29   Skin: Combination, Medium, Neutral   Hair: Black, Straight, Fine   Eyes: Brown    

I can't really comment of the effectiveness because I don't have a lot of problems around the eyes. I don't like the way this products feels. It is very greasy and I don't think it gets absorbed. On the other hand, a little goes a looooong way. I won't be purchasing again. I don't like to wake up with greasy eyes!

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rated 3 of 5 *TOP REVIEWER* Abrial on 4/23/2010 5:24:00 PM more reviews by Abrial

Age: 19-24   Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool   Hair: Blond   Eyes: Blue    

I really don't hate, nor do I love this product. I don't see any differences actually.

I have extremely dry skin, and I don't feel like for an eye cream that this moisturizes enough. Also I'm obviously very young so I don't have any fine lines or crows feet, but I do have really dark under eye circles. Dark circles and dry skin are the reason why I need eye cream, and for that I really don't feel like this works.

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rated 4 of 5 book_worm on 4/23/2010 4:03:00 PM more reviews by book_worm

Age: 19-24   Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Warm   Hair: Black, Straight, Medium   Eyes: Brown    

I seem to be in the minority here...but I actually like this product. Granted, I have no fine lines or obvious dark circles or puffiness. I was looking for a gentle cream for the eye area and this delivered. It was on the heavy side, but a little goes a long, long way. I first received this as a sample and it took me more than 2 months to go through the little pot! I ended up ordering the 0.5 oz format and I've been using it for a few weeks without making a dent in the product. I don't really like the packaging though, it's basically a big jar that leads to over-using and infection. Instead, I scooped out a dollop of it and put it the little sample pot that I first received. This way, I monitor the amount of product I use and I have less chances of contaminating the entire jar.

Overall, a good eye cream. It's not too pricey yet not dirt cheap, but because you only need a teeny amount of product, it lasts forever. And most importantly, it keeps my eye area moisturized (I get dry eyelids and undereyes!), without giving me any bumpy milia problems, which has happened with other eye creams before.

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rated 3 of 5 GREENGAL on 4/10/2010 12:40:00 PM more reviews by GREENGAL

Age: 25-29   Skin: Oily, Olive   Hair: Brunette   Eyes: Other    

I have been using a sample of this for about 3 weeks. No noticable differences yet. I am 28 so I dont have much wrinkles yet but I do get a little dark under the eye when I am tired. This if anything is just a good moisturizer for the under eye area. Keeps it hydrated throughout the day and works well with my erase paste concealer. Not sure of repurchase yet. I will use it up till its gone but for now its a no.

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rated 3 of 5 shizumasa on 4/10/2010 12:52:00 AM more reviews by shizumasa

Age: 19-24   Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium   Hair: Black   Eyes: Black    

I got this as a free sample and have been using it religiously for the last 2 months. Needless to say...I it just makes my under eye area look really greasy... Hasn't done anything to improve my eye area...and I actually have wrinkles appearing when I had none before. I guess the plus side is I got to try before I buy..

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rated 5 of 5 Braethan on 4/8/2010 9:53:00 PM more reviews by Braethan

Age: 30-35   Skin: Normal, Medium   Hair: Brunette   Eyes: Brown    

Another one of my mario must-haves! This eye cream diminished the fine lines and the the dark circles under my eyes. I use it every morning and night under my moisturizer. In the morning I do wait about 15 minutes for it to absorb before applying my foundation so as not to have a oily look. I dont notice any scent at all. Great product at a great price.

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rated 5 of 5 jansonlygirl on 3/19/2010 10:28:00 PM more reviews by jansonlygirl

Age: 44-55   Skin: Other   Hair: Other   Eyes: Other    

Love this eye cream! Really smoothed the tiny wrinkles the I had right under my lash line and brightened my dark circles and smoothed my eye lids!

Love it!

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rated 4 of 5 *TOP REVIEWER* ashleyanders on 2/13/2010 1:31:00 AM more reviews by ashleyanders

Age: 19-24   Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm   Hair: Blond, Curly, Medium   Eyes: Blue    

Check out my notepad to read a more detailed explanation of my skin type!

What it Claims:
"Hyaluronic Acid formula helps lock in the skinís own natural moisture without the use of heavy, greasy oils. Absorbent, medium weight cream for use day or night. Aloe based formula makes this cream suitable for all skin types, even sensitive."

Claims - True or False?
1) Locks in the skin's natural moisture: True, I guess. I don't know what that would look or feel like, but I do know that my skin doesn't feel as though it dries out even by the next morning.
2) Absorbent: True. It does however depend on how dry the area is. I find that it absorbs better when my skin is more dry or irritated, or absorbs faster.
3) Suitable for sensitive skin: True. Although it always differs from person to person, it does not affect my sensitive skin.

Although I have only gotten this as a sample, the full sized product comes in a larger tub. Very simple, yet slightly unhygienic. I don't mind this however for eye creams.

I've never really noticed a fragrance to the cream.

A very nice, light cream. In terms of thickness, I'd place it in the middle between thin and thick, and it is very spreadable and smooth. It has a slight oiliness to it, but nothing terrible. However, I would not see anyone being able to use this during the daytime, unless they had excessively dry skin.

Ease of Use:
No nonsense product to use. Just dab on lightly and let it soak in. I don't really like applying eye creams, as they never seem to really sink in or blend into my skin when I simply dab it on. Other than that issue for me, there are no difficulties to overcome with this product.

Bang for your Buck:
At $18.00US for 0.5oz, this is definitely on the steeper side. And considering that it is not a brand that is found locally in all countries, it can be even steeper when purchased online. As very little is needed, it can easily last for quite some time, so I would not say that the money spent would be a waste if the product works well for you.

Final Consensus:
Like many others have stated, this is a product that screams "meh". When I first tried it, I wasn't blown away, but I wasn't completely disappointed either. My eye area is naturally on the normal side, while dryness only occurs if I use drying products. When my skin is feeling very irritated, is burning or happens to be dehydrated, this cream really does work wonderfully. However, I think that it is still slightly too thick for my tastes, and I would never be able to use it on a daily basis. I've just spent the last two days testing out a new eye cream and discovered that it has caused VERY noticeable dehydration lines. I'm hoping that this cream will help return my eyes back to normal - and thankfully, it has! Dehydration lines are gone this morning, which caused me to raise my rating to a 4. Fragrance free, doesn't burn or string my eyes, and sinks in better than their Ceramide cream. I think that this would work great for someone with drier skin looking for simple hydration, and if it were locally available here in Canada aside from only a handful of salons, I'd consider buying it. But for now, I will not purchase. If anyone has used anything similar that is cheaper and widely available in Canada, please message me!

Overall Rating: 4/5
Price: 3/5
Packaging Quality: 2/5
Would you buy this product again: No.

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