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Luxurious but not lasting
on August 8, 2012
I have very sensitive eyes, they water and react poorly to minor allergents which makes finding an eye cream that works for me very difficult. I received a sample of this during a particularly bad reaction that made my eye area red, wrinkly and dry. This cream helped clear my eye up, so I purchased a full size bottle-but clearing my allergy stricken eye up was where the benefits stopped.
This product does absorb quickly leaving the eye area prime for make up-and does not leave skin greasy. However, it did not make my eye area any lighter or brighter. Dark circles are not a huge concern for me-but I tend to get minor ones from time to time. I happened to use this cream during an unfortunate week where I was suffering from lack of sleep-and I saw little to no improvement in my dark circles even as I continued use of this product over time. For years I have I tried to get rid of the fine lines that I have had around my eyes since I was 12 years old, and this product did nothing to combat them. What bothered me most about this product was the lack of sunscreen-so although this product absorbed quickly I had to apply a sunscreen over it.Because it helped clear up the allergic reaction I was having-I do think this product deserves some credit. A little goes a long way-the sample I received lasted about two weeks and the bottle I ordered will most likely last the year.
Grape seed extract is a new darling in the skincare world, and a signature ingredient in many Caudalie products, but there is not much solid research out there to back up the benefits so I would not jump on the band wagon just yet if that is the reason you want to try this product.
If you are looking for a luxurious splurge, have sensitive eyes or need to be careful with the eye cream you purchase-this may be the product for you, but this is not a miracle product and I expected more for the price.
Skin type: 20-something, few fine lines, slightly pigmented, acne prone, semi sensitive (very sensitive in eye area), very oily