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Mario Badescu Ceramide Eye Gel
Mario Badescu Drying Cream
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on 11/21/2016 1:46:00 PM
More reviews by promzee
Skin: Combination, Olive, Neutral
Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium
I bought this after reading numerous reviews online. This eye gel did absolutely nothing for my dark circles and fine lines. Also it doesn't smell very good either. I gave it away to a friend of mine instead of throwing it away. It's basically garbage.
on 12/2/2015 9:51:00 PM
More reviews by Laurensic
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm
Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium
I'm surprised at the reviews on this product. I absolutely love it and will never use another eye cream because this works so well. I don't have a problem with the gel not absorbing, in fact mine absorbs just enough so that it doesn't fully dry, but its not wet; it just leaves my under eye area supple. I don't just swipe on and go though either. I pat it into my skin with my ring finger until my skin feels hydrated and absorbed. I prefer to use this during the day after washing and toning my skin. I apply the oil free moisturizer to my entire face except the eye area and use this instead. I pat the eye gel in and let it set for 10 minutes while I dampen my beauty blender, sharpen pencils, etc. After 10 minutes I apply my tarte primer and eye primer, wait another 15 minutes, usually while blow drying and setting my hair in velcro rollers. I apply a shadow base to my lids, set with powder, dust off the excess and apply shadow. This seems to work really well at keeping my oily lids moisturized and supple without greasy lids or creasing.
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on 10/27/2015 12:47:00 AM
More reviews by Sandy1213
Skin: Very Oily, Medium Brown, Not Sure
Hair: Black, Other, Other
Ugh! I wanted to love this so much but it just didn't work for me, after two nights of using this I got tiny little bumps under my eyes :( which sucked because I loved how hydrating It felt, it's a bit thick but that didn't bother me because I used it at night... But those little bumps looked gross! They are barely going away... The only reason it gets 2 lippies is because it's under $20! But no thanks ... I'm on the hunt again for an eye cream.
on 9/19/2015 10:10:00 PM
More reviews by MUAsAlbino
Skin: Very Oily, Fair, Neutral
Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine
Being completely upfront, I am no newbie when it comes to eye creams. However - I am currently 24 as I write this (9/19/2015). Wrinkles are easier to prevent than to repair. Hence my early efforts at being diligent about anti-aging products. You're never too young to start. Looking back I wish I wore sunscreen everyday since my childhood rather than since age 20.Anyways, I'm shocked by all the negative reviews on this product. I was not a fan of Mario Badescu's Ceramide Herbal Eye Cream, but the gel version is much better in my opinion. The ingredient list is awesome. I've always admired the M.B company for using simple ingredient lists and not adding in a ton of cheap fillers. A few of the products have been gimmicky (Keratoplast Cleansing Cream for example...); but for the most part - they use ingredients backed by science. This eye gel is extremely moisturizing. Calling it a gel is *almost* misleading because it is so hydrating. But never the less, this still has a gel consistency. It's more moisturizing than a lot of the luxury brand products I've tried. It never dries down to a matte finish, so my eye skin is kept supple overnight. I would not rec this if you are going to wear it during the day under make up because it will not play nicely UNLESS you have extremely dry skin. I do believe this will aid in preventing wrinkles, because it does keep the eye area moisturized. This prevents the skin from crinkling, similar to a piece of dry paper vs damp. However other factors are at play. I suggest everyone wears sufficient sunscreen, and opts for a chemical exfoliator once in a while. If you're a smoker, that also will cause premature aging. (I'll save the lecture - I'm sure you're well aware)The price is definitely right. I tend to be a wasteful slob but a tub of this would last me about a year. I will repurchase... if I ever run out of it. :P
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on 6/15/2014 2:32:00 PM
More reviews by slim34
Skin: Acne-prone, Other, Not Sure
Hair: Red, Other, Other
I really love this eye gel a lot. Surprised it has so many negative reviews here. It is a very light, cooling eye gel that works well under makeup. I like that it contains ceramides, and I can definitely see a difference in my eye area since I started using this several months ago. I keep it in the refrigerator, which makes it feel very refreshing when I use it around my eyes in the morning. It definitely won't provide intense hydration, but if you are looking for a nice, lightly hydrating, soothing eye gel, then give this product a try. It doesn't irritate my eyes at all, and does not clog my pores or give me milia around the eyes.
4 of 4 people found this helpful.
on 3/22/2014 5:16:00 PM
More reviews by breadprincess
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool
Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine
I got a sample of this almost two years ago and just now used it up and bought a full size version. I've tried other eye treatments that worked just as well, but this is one of the only ones that doesn't badly effect my very sensitive eyes. Pretty much every other moisturizer or eye cream I've used, no matter how careful I am, makes my eyes water and burn. I really love the texture of this, it glides on easily and you need a very, VERY small amount. It also feels great when you store it in the fridge. The packaging is sturdy, and I like that since it's in a tub you can get every last bit out, even though it's not as hygienic as a tube. Overall I'm very fond of this product. I have oily skin but dry, sensitive under eyes that are often dark and inflamed from chronic migraines, and this helps make them feel better.
on 10/25/2013 5:53:00 PM
More reviews by CordulaM
Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Warm
Hair: Other, Wavy, Coarse
I'm kind of surprised at the ratings. Not that this is amazing, but I'd say it's 'ok'. I put it in the fridge and used it in the morning. It seemed to take my puffiness down a little. Not the best but what eye cream is? I'm not the biggest fan of MB, I gave away most of the stuff, but this I actually finished. How rare is that? I don't remember too well since it was a while ago, but I used it like every day, so I'm sure I've worn makeup over it. I guess it didn't dry and I just kinda wiped it off while applying it? Oh well. It wasn't great in texture but not horrific. But I wouldn't buy it again. Additionally, I've used products with ceramides in them and broke out. I don't think it was the ceramides, as there were other irritants in those products, but this caused no issues.
on 8/1/2013 6:52:00 PM
More reviews by Nicolebby
Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm
Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium
The only reason that I bought this product was because Ulta had run out of the Mario Badescu Ceramide Herbal Eye Cream which was what I used every night. Once I run out of this jar (which by the way is taking FOREVER since this stuff does not seem to disappear) I will NOT repurchase, EVER. Price wise, $18 USD for a .5 ounce jar really is not bad considering how long the stuff seems to last, but save your money, there are just as cheaper alternatives that actually do what they say they will. So, I've been using this every night, and when I wake up in the morning, this stuff has still not dried. It just sits on my skin, no matter how small of a drop I put under my eyes. Also, I do not notice any improvement in my dark and puffy under eye circles which is disappointing. I think my biggest complaint would be the fact that this stuff seems to sting my eyes a bit which is horrible. I would also like the packaging to be a tube of some kind since I don't like dipping my fingers into the jar, but the Ceramide Herbal Eye Cream and the All About Eyes from Clinique (which I use every morning) is the same, and I religiously use those products, so I did not deduct a lippie for that, everything else that it does (or rather, does not do) is why I only gave it one to begin with.
on 12/24/2012 7:57:00 PM
More reviews by Nirvarna0
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool
Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine
I really like this! surprised to see such bad reviews. Even when I use this during the day, I don't find that it is sticky at all. You just use a tiny dab. Like seriously a tiny dab. Makes makeup around the eyes go on smooth and prevent creases under the eyes. Feels really nice too. It also cleared up some eczema I had under one eye.
on 11/16/2012 1:23:00 PM
More reviews by NancyM
I love MB products. They've done wonders for my rosacea and they're dirt cheap! However, I've yet to find a good eye cream from them. Some context: dry/mature skin with crinkles around my eyes. puffiness. bags, dark skin. Yeah - the works.This doesn't do anything for the wrinkles. I wouldn't necessarily expect a gel to be moisturizing enough for that. The real disappointment is that it does nothing for my puffiness or dark circles. Another lippie off for being tacky and making it hard to apply my concealer. All in all, probably my least favorite eye cream ever.
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