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Product balls up, directions say you can't apply to eyelids
on May 24, 2012
I got this at Costco because I love the Kirkland Borghese purifying cleanser and because I needed an eye product of some sort to help with dryness I've been experiencing from seasonal allergies and whatnot.
The good news is that this product does a good job staving off dryness and feels incredibly refreshing. The bad news (for me) is the directions explicitly say not to apply to eyelids, which is annoying because that's where I'm experiencing most of my dry-skin issues is on my eyelid area. Am I supposed to get another special eye product just for eyelids or what? Seems kind of dumb that I have to have a special product for eyes so I don't get milia but then that eye product instructs that you're not to put it on your eyelids! So basically, this product is specially made for just a pinky-tip circle of skin - under eyes and the brow bone. What a waste of time. It would be like making a special nose cream that can only be applied to the skin of your nostrils, but if you want the rest of your nose cared for, well, you're going to have to get another product specially formulated for the rest of your nose. What the heck?
That however is not why I'm rating this product 2 stars, since this product is explicit about where it is and is not to be applied, and my annoyance with that has nothing to do with whether this product, as intended, is good or not. I'm giving it a 2-star rating for balling up.
The directions say to apply to clean face morning and evening. I would say to only apply this at night, not in the morning because, while this product does dry and absorb fast, when you go to put on your makeup, this serum, once dry, balls up if anything touches the areas it's been applied to, and little balls of dried up serum get in your make-up applicator brushes and all over your face, and you get to have the pleasure of trying to pick off these dumb little balls of dried up product off of your face and out of your brushes.
It does moisturize the skin, so I know at least some of it is getting absorbed, so it must be leaving a film or something, like when pudding forms a skin if exposed to air too long. Gross.
It also balls up at night too, if you barely touch the areas around your eyes you get little balls of product on your fingers and on your face. The only products I've ever used before that "balled up" on me were from worthless make-up primers (e.g. Smashbox). And even those didn't ball up as badly as this Borghese eye serum does. What a pain.
I will not be buying this product again and do not recommend it.