I got this as a gift. Market value is 94$Canadian at the moment... honestly, base on the ingredient lists, I had zero expectation, I was forced to open it when my current Estee Lauder Eye Serum failed to delivered any result and left my under eye area dry the next morning... and does this Lancome eye cream work? Well, after 2 weeks trail... "it does work" to some extent!
When I looked at the ingredient lists, the first 15 lists are mostly mineral oils, dry-finish texture enhancer (Isohexadecane!), alcohol, more mineral oils in different form, and moisturizing agent such as Squalane... thickner such as PEG... Emollients, artificial colors and synthetic glow (Mica!). Well, the real anti aging start after that (SACCHA-ROMYCES/XYLINUM/BLACK TEA FERMENT • HYDROLYZED LINSEED EXTRACT • SODIUM HYDROXIDE • HYDROLYZED SOY PROTEIN • HYDROLYZED HYALU RONIC ACID ).
In fact this is so similar to the Lancome Renergie Night Cream formulation... but in the end, due to all the emollients, mineral oils etc. This does make my eye area much more supple and dry underline look less visible the next day. But this is just temporary cosmetic effect which I believe I can probably achieve with a good face cream (or Lancome face cream). The difference is the chemist did formulated a very creamy yet non-greasy texture that WILL make your eye area look and feel better, but judging from the ingredient it serve no long-term benefit and definitely NOT worth the price tag.
Will I repurchase this after I finished it? It's a yes and no! I don't think it worth the price tag at all... But if I got this as a gift, sure why not. Among all the prestige brand, I still think Shiseido Bio-Performance Eye Cream work the best. (Ingredient wise, texture and it does contain retinol). This product packaging is also another issue, jar package and Lancome fully aware of that with a 6M sign underneath. (Meaning it will expired after 6 months once open!)
(ONE BIG NOTE: I did applied Retinol silicon base serum BEFORE this eye product... so whether it's the combination of retinol and lancome's rich cream base work or this eye cream work alone by itself, I can't 100% guarantee, at least when I blend retinol with estee lauder, it didn't work, but it work with lancome!)
AQUA/WATER/EAU • DIMETHICONE • GLYCERIN • ISOHEXADECANE • ALCOHOL DENAT. • SQUALANE • CETYL ALCOHOL • STEARIC ACID • PARAFFINUM LIQUIDUM/MINERAL OIL/HUILE MINERALE • PALMITIC ACID • PEG-100 STEARATE • GLYCERYL STEARATE • PEG-20 STEARATE • CERA ALBA/BEESWAX/CIRE D’ABEILLE • OCTYLDODECANOL • CI 77891/TITANIUM DIOXIDE • CI 16035/RED 40 • CI 19140/YELLOW 5 • C13-14 ISOPARAFFIN • MICA • SACCHA-ROMYCES/XYLINUM/BLACK TEA FERMENT • HYDROLYZED LINSEED EXTRACT • SODIUM HYDROXIDE • HYDROLYZED SOY PROTEIN • HYDROLYZED HYALU RONIC ACID • SODIUM BENZOATE • PHENOXYETHANOL • ADENOSINE • ACETYL TETRA PEPTIDE-9 • CAFFEINE • SILICA • POLYACRYLAMIDE • CHLORPHENESIN • CHLORHEXIDINE DIGLUCONATE • POLYETHYLENE • DIMETHICONOL • LIMONENE • BENZYL ALCOHOL • LINALOOL • CAPRYLOYL SALICYLIC ACID • CERA MICROCRISTALLINA/MICROCRYSTALLINE WAX/CIRE MICROCRISTALLINE • PARAFFIN • BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII BUTTER/SHEA BUTTER • CITRONELLOL • LAURETH-7 • COUMARIN • PARFUM/FRAGRANCE