Bioderma • Sensibio Eye Contour Gel • Treatments (Eye)
|Would buy this product again.||69%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
This is a good overall moisturizing gel-textured eye cream. I can't say that this products diminishes dark under eye circles or improve fine lines, but it definitely helps with sensitive skin. The skin around my eyes used to burn every time after I cleaned my face but since I'm using this product my skin has become more tolerant and "resistant", this cream is light textured and soothing. I have found that is absorbed really quickly and doesn´t ball up under my makeup.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Hazel
After a few days feeling the skin around my eyes a bit reactive and sometimes stinging after I put on my usual spf, I decided to give this one a try. Having already used their sunblock and Crealine Micellaire (love them both), I was pretty confident it would help soothe my eye area.
And it did, right away, it was such a relief! But two days later I started getting some small bumps... And today, the 3rd day, the area I've applied the gel is still bumpy
I haven't used anything different in my skincare routine, so I'm pretty sure it's a reation to the product.
Such a dissapointment...
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brown, Curly, Fine Eyes: Green
I use this product for years (every day in the morning and in the evening) and love it. Not sticky, heavy, without perfumes and irritating ingredients. For young skin (as a prevention) and skin with first wrinkles totally recommend. Just try and you'll see! :)
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I've been loving this eye cream. It has perfect consistency, I can use just a little and spread a nice thin layer that moisturizes well but never feels heavy. Absorbs quickly, and doesn't irritate my sensitive eyes. Would definitely repurchase.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
I really like this eye cream.Great under concealer and make my skin so soft.Not sure about wrinkles or fine lines but as moisturizer is great.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Black
Skin condition: Combination, eye area very prone to milia, rich creams tend to break me out under the eye area. I have some minor dehydration lines and darkness on the inner corners of my eye. I have insomnia and have erratic sleep patterns adding stress to the eye area.
Duration of use: 1 year
Price: I purchased this product at a pharmacy in Shanghai, China. Price was approximately, RMB150.
Texture: A cream-gel texture that absorbed quickly and did not migrate. It worked well under concealer and makeup due to silicones in its ingredient list.
Experience: The product was sufficiently hydrating during summers but may sometimes require some serum underneath during winter. It is decently hydrating in tropical weather. It worked wonderfully with makeup and didn't give me milia.
This would work well for users with combination skin in the 20-26 age bracket, where there is an increased need for emollient hydration around the eyes but may not tolerate heavier eye creams promising heavy hydration.
This product also contains caffeine which helped with de-puffing when mild massaging motions are used to apply it. I also find that it does help with dark circles but I'm practical about my expectations. It helps but few things in this world will eliminate dark circles by 50% and make people run for their HG stamps.
Verdict: This is a good overall basic eye cream-gel. However, after using this for a year, I have decided not to use it further. I discovered that my skin doesn't tolerate silicones well.
Therefore, I have changed my eye treatment routine to a two-step silicone free routine to include a vitamin C serum and a heavier eye cream with lactic acid.
As I have mentioned earlier, this product is better for those in the 20-26 age group. I'm turning 29 in 3 weeks and my skin's been extremely unstable of late, demanding even more hydration and yet the combination oilies have not truly settled. This was a 5 lippie product for me during the year I was using it. But I also believe that HGs don't last forever. People age and develop different sets of skincare concerns every 5-7 years.
So technically, I've grown out of this cream. But I would recommend it as a fuss-free maintenance product for those who have not yet encountered their first wrinkles/growing dehydration lines.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Acne-prone, Olive, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Hazel
This is a lovely, light, soothing eye contour gel, making a nice base for make-up, with some decongesting action. I find that many depuffing gels are too drying, but although this is not drying, I do like to finish with a richer cream containing Shea butter on my undereye area to keep expression lines plumped up under concealer and powder. Although this gel itself is not at all irritating, I have found that the Avene eye cream is more bland and healing if my eye area has become irritated by something else.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Black
I feel the same way as the reviewer below. Its a nice basic moisturising eye gel. It is soothing at times when the area around my eyes burns in contact with many other products. It also gets absorbed well and doesn't make my eyeshadow crease.
Good for sensitive skin.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Blue
This is a nice basic eye gel. Nice and moisturizing but doesn't do much else.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
Check out my notepad to read a more detailed explanation of my skin type!
** EDIT May 29th/2010: Have not used this product since writing the review, but thought I'd share what I now use: Jojoba oil. I use this all-over my face, and apply it on the eye area while massaging it into my face. Does cause eyeshadow to crease on my lid if applied to the lids during the day, but doesn't cause liner or mascara to shift on lower eye area and has improved my dehydration lines and irritation. No milia either! If too much is applied, it definitely causes some dryness and irritation. But when used properly, it's fantastic! Definitely recommend everyone to check it out :D
** EDIT: Tried it again. I did not suffer from any irritation, which leads me to believe the irritation was caused by other products, but possibly irritated further from the gel. It did however leave my skin dehydrated. Alas, "specialty" gels and creams simply are not for me. Will be on the hunt for a vanilla eye cream that only offers hydration! **
What it Claims:
"•...instantly and durably acts against inflammation. It raises the skin’s tolerance threshold. The skin is resistant and thus better protected against external attack, so it becomes less reactive.
Sensibio Eye contour gel instantly soothes feelings of discomfort and irritation...Help to reduce puffiness. Minimize the fine lines.
• Non-comedogenic and hypoallergenic, Sensibio Eye contour gel provides a make-up base and is suitable for contact lens wearers."
Claims - True or False?
1) Acts against inflammation: True. While I don't often have puffiness, I noticed that my skin felt a little less puffy.
2) Instantly soothes discomfort: False. I found that it caused some minor discomfort when applied, as well as if I touch the area. * EDIT: Might not have caused the irritation, but certainly didn't help *
3) Minimizes fine lines: False. Again, I don't really have fine lines, but I do have a few natural creases, some of which might be worsened from dehydration. They seem to be more exaggerated right now with the gel.
4) Non-comedogenic: True. I've really only used it a few times, but by now, I'd be able to see if it will break me out, and I can see that it probably won't.
Unlike many eye creams/gels, this product comes in a small squeeze tube as opposed to a jar. Very easy and convenient, travel-friendly, and comes with a simple twist-off cap. The aesthetics are quite simple and slightly clinical - nothing fancy about it, but it is not an eyesight either. Is quite gender-neutral, so men should not feel emasculated when using.
I do not believe it has a noticeable scent, or any fragrance at all.
While this claims to be a gel, I would classify it as being a gel cream. The product itself is white and free of dyes, and feels very light yet creamy. It does not leave the eye area sticky or oily, but leaves it quite matte. A great consistency for women/men with slightly oilier lids. I am unsure as to how this would work on very dry eyes though.
Ease of Use:
While I simply used a sample, I can see that using the gel from the tube would be quite simple. The plastic is hard enough to not dispense half of the product at once, but flimsy enough to gently be squeezed. Because it sinks in very quickly, I find it very easy to apply to my eye area, as I do not feel the need to rub it in until it soaks in.
Bang for your Buck:
This eye gel comes in at $25.00CAD for 15ml. While not cheap, it's definitely a bargain compared to other comparable companies. Overall, I could easily see this lasting for many months, if not up to a year, so the price is quite good. As it is light enough for day use, you may not need to purchase two separate products.
I hate to poop on everyone's parade, but it seems as though this gel is simply not for me. On my first use, it did seem to cause some minor and short-lived burning, namely on my lids, but I thought that it was due to having tea tree gel residue on my hands. I've used it a few times since then, with clean hands, and while it does soak in nicely and will likely not cause any milia, I believe it is causing some sensitivity issues. When touching my eye area with the cream on, the area burns if scratched. I'm not sure, but I don't think that it's hydrating enough, or perhaps it sinks in too quickly, or an ingredient causes dehydration, because some of my dehydration/fine lines are much more apparent than they were before using. I will give this a few more days and will see how my eyes feel about it, but at this time, I would not purchase. I am now slightly wary to try their micellar cleanser from the same line, as if the eye cream causes sensitivity issues, what about the cleanser? But the sensitivity problem could be due to it dehydrating my eye area and not from ingredients. Who knows! I've been unable to find a nice, simply and affordable "vanilla" cream, but I will be trying on from Avene soon.
Overall Rating: 2/5
Packaging Quality: 3/5
Would you buy this product again: No.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I am using this for a week so far. I think it is good cuz it's not too greasy and doesn't cause any milia (I'm so prone to getting those)! It doesn't ball up unlike other eye creams. I use this for dry lines, usually go away with eye cream and some sleep...I think it works somehow since it helps with moisturizing. However may not work for deep lines. A good moisturizer for the eye area so far...will see how this will do during the cold winter time! Also good price since I got it on sale!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Black
I am shocked that only one person has written a review for this product. This is a great eye cream, reasonably priced ($25CAD/ 15ml) it is very moisturizing yet very light. Does not ball up under makeup (concealor, foundation, eyeshadow), it absorbs super quickly. No fragrances, suitable for sensitive eyes ^^
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
This is a nice eye contour gel. I've only bought it because I use the entire line of Sensiobio (I'm so satisfied with this brand!). The gel is nice and if you use contacts this gel is perfect for you. What I like about it the most is that you can use it as a eye make up base (most eye creams don't have that). I use this twice a day.