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No results, but I found better.
on May 18, 2011
I'm 48, have chronic insomnia, work at a computer all day and don't drink enough water. That being said, the bags under my eyes are the size of your typical piece of carry-on luggage. Over the last six months, I've tried four types of "anti-puff", "anti-dark circles" and "serums": ROC Retinol Correction Eye Cream, Garnier Skin Renew Anti-Puff Eye Roll-On, Clinique All About Eyes Serum and last month, I bought and tried L'Oreal Paris Collagen Micro-Pulse Eye Correction.
I bought the ROC product first. I followed all the directions and used it every day. I saw no change at all, even after six weeks of use. Then I got the Garnier product. It seemed to work somewhat. When I got the trial size Clinique product, I used the Garnier on one eye and the Clinique on the other, just to see which product worked better. The Garnier worked better, the puffiness wasn't nearly as bad, though the circles were still dark.
While on shopping trip at Ulta, looking for eye makeup remover, I stumbled on the L'Oreal product. It was around $12 and I had a 50% off of any product coupon. I've been using it on one eye with the Garnier on the other for two weeks. The Garnier was thrown in the drawer with the other failures. The L'Oreal product works. After two weeks, the darkness has faded, the small lines at the corners of my eyes have lessened and within 30 minutes of use, the puffiness is almost non-existent.