Mario Badescu Hyaluronic Eye Cream

3.0

112 reviews

40% would repurchase

Package Quality: 3.0

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 3.0

Price: $$$

INGREDIENTS



on 2/13/2010 1:31:00 AM

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.


Packaging:
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.


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


Consistency:
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.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.



on 1/3/2010 1:59:00 AM

Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Brown

If you dont have too much bags under your eyes of any discoloration this product would be great for you, I personally dont have much of a problem with my under eyes, although it does help with puffyness of eyes. Overall if was okay.


Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Blue

Just "Meh". If I dab just a very slight amount on my undereye at bedtime, I still wake up feeling greasy there. If you need something especially rich and moisturizing, I'd say this is a good bet and a sorta reasonable-ish price (and I say that just because I've seen some absolutely insane prices for skincare products) and from my experience a little bit goes a long way. The sample jar I got it probably going to last me a couple months more, and I'm almost half though it.


on 10/23/2009 12:21:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Oily, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

I got this as a sample. It's OK. I wouldn't buy it. Definitely can get something for cheaper that works just as good.


on 7/6/2009 5:15:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Oily, Olive, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

This is definitely oily. The first time I used it, it was the morning. It felt greasy the whole day and my eyeglasses were always sliding! I had to remove it. It's better to use it at night, right before sleeping. I haven't seen much difference though.


on 6/16/2009 2:11:00 PM

Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Black

This eye cream is greasy! it feels like you're applying oil to your lids.
i dont like it. i got it as a sample and the first couple of days was ok. but after a while i notice it was very greasy.....would not purchase.


on 6/10/2009 12:28:00 AM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Sensitive, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

Note: I have used a sample of this product and it lasted me 3 months!

Okay, so that forenote out of the way, this is a great product. It really really helps to plump up the skin under my eyes and in turn reduces my dark circles and those pesky 'smile' lines that occur where the depth in skin changed from undereye to cheek. It doesn't promise anything else and seeing as I don't really need help with anything other than dark circles, I was not disappointed with this product. However, I won't be purchasing a full size yet because I have found that if I let my first squirt of Buttermilk Moist. dry under my eyes and then apply another dose - I'm all set, no matter if it's day or night!


on 4/2/2009 2:02:00 AM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Acne-prone, Tan, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

Okay, so I didn't really purchase this yet but I was given free samples when I visited their website,. I have oily prone skin but this cream does not make my undereye area oily at all. I apply the cream only at night after I wash, tone and moisturize my face.
So far, so good...I've been using it for almost 3 weeks now and I still have more than half of what was given to me as free sample! love it!


Age: 19-24

Skin: Very Dry, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

i got a free sample of this, but i'm not really sure what it is supposed to do..? i don't have a very dry eye area, so maybe it is just because i don't need it but it makes my eye area very greasey/oily, which i have never had a problem with before. i think this might be a good product if you have issue with dryness around your eyes, but i don't so i don't think is the product for me.


on 1/19/2009 1:25:00 AM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Olive, Cool

Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Green

I really l love this eyecream. It gives me a great amount of moisture to my eye area and it makes my undereyes feel supple all day. Yes, it does feel greasy when you first apply it but it is because it has heavy moisturizers. Also, I swear this makes my undereye area look a lot less dark. The price is great,too! Especially considering I have been using one almost 3x this amount with minimal results.


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