Review: The INKEY List Caffeine Eye Cream
I did a review on The INKEY List Retinol Eye Cream just a couple of days ago. If you missed out on it, don’t forget to go check it out! 🙂 Today, let’s chat about another eye cream from The INKEY List! It’s the Caffeine Eye Cream. So this eye cream is a lightweight, hydrating eye cream. It’s supposed to help reduce the appearance of puffy eyes, fine lines, wrinkles, and dryness. It contains caffeine to reduce the look of puffiness. Matrixyl 3000 to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It’s for dry, normal, combination, and oily skin. A cruelty-free eye cream. Now here are my thoughts on this eye cream after finishing it!
This eye cream is creamy in texture. It’s a true cream. It comes in a 0.5 oz. (15 mL) tube. It’s the same size as the The INKEY List Retinol Eye Cream. Just another eye cream in a tiny packaging. The instructions says to use the eye cream in the AM and PM. After cleansing, apply a small amount onto finger and gently pat the product around the contour of the eye area. Can be combined with other serums and moisturizers. I followed the instructions. The eye cream feels lightweight on the skin. It has a soft and gentle feel to it. Blends into the eye area very well. I haven’t had any issues with application and haven’t had any skin irritations with the eye cream. I also used it twice a day (morning and night) for full benefits. It feels moisturizing on the skin. Not drying at all. Now on to the results…
As for the results, I honestly haven’t noticed a reduction in fine lines and wrinkles. The eye cream didn’t help with eye puffiness either. I think this eye cream is just good at moisturizing the skin. That’s not entirely a bad thing. It’s just that, it is advertised as an eye cream that will help diminish, reduce the look of fine lines, wrinkles, puffiness, and being moisturizing at the same time. Even though I love how it doesn’t settle into the creases of my eyes and doesn’t dry out the skin around my eyes, I still want more out of an eye cream than just plain ol’ moisturizing. I currently have other eye creams that are less expensive and comes in a larger tube that moisturizes my eyes just as well as this eye cream (some even better). So this eye cream hasn’t done much for me.
Pros & Cons
- Contains caffeine and matrixyl 3000
- No results. Didn’t help with fine lines, wrinkles, eye puffiness, dark under eye circles. Nothing.
So, after this experience, I’m not planning on purchasing this eye cream again. It’s a pretty basic eye cream. Between the Caffeine Eye Cream and Retinol Eye Cream from The INKEY List, I prefer the Retinol Eye Cream a little more even though they both didn’t deliver results. Both of these products aren’t too expensive. I can see why someone would choose to use it considering the ingredients and price for the product.
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Review: Clinique All About Eyes
I finally finished a whole jar of Clinique All About Eyes. It took me 4 months to finish it. Now I can share my thoughts on this product. 🙂 So I haven’t spent this much on an eye cream in ages. There are plenty of options out there that won’t cost a fortune, but I don’t know what came over me to make this purchase. It just happened. This little jar (0.5 oz.) of eye cream from Clinique is $35. I’ve used a fair amount of eye creams (my obsession!) to know if an eye cream is worth it or not. Let’s check out the product claims first.
- Lightweight eye cream
- Diminishes appearance of puffs and under eye circles
- Holds eye makeup in place
This product doesn’t list too many claims or benefits. It doesn’t mention fine lines and wrinkles at all like many other eye creams. I guess this is what I got myself into. lol. But I would love it if this eye cream diminishes the appearance of puffy eyes and dark under eye circles. Those are the enemies when it comes to the skin around the eyes. Ahem, fine lines and wrinkles too.
The packaging of this eye cream is really cute even though it comes in a jar. Right of the bat, I’m not a huge fan of the packaging. I find it unsanitary. They should upgrade the packaging of this product to a more sanitary, clean packaging. When using this eye cream, I wash my hands every time I dip my finger into the jar, so I won’t contaminate it. This product is a gel-cream. It’s soft, rich, and silky but feels lightweight on the skin. It has a silicone feel to it. I checked the ingredients list, and it lists cyclopentasiloxane as the first ingredient. That explains the soft, silky smooth texture of the eye cream. And why it should hold eye makeup in place. Honestly, I didn’t think it was that great at holding eye makeup. I noticed that my eye makeup or eyeliner would bleed and get really messy with this eye cream. So it didn’t work for me for that purpose.
The eye cream glides on the skin easily without tugging the skin. It soothes and cools the under eyes while leaving the eyes moisturized, but I couldn’t tell if it helped with puffy eyes or dark under eye circles. That’s what this product claims to do in the first place. I think getting enough sleep and reducing stress helps to diminish puffiness more than this eye cream ever will. The same applies to under eye circles. So, it didn’t help reduce puffiness or dark under eye circles in my skin after 4 months of daily use, twice a day. I used it religiously too. But it makes a really good silky moisturizer for the eyes. My eye area feels less dry and moisturized. And every time I use this eye cream, it feels luxurious. Maybe it’s because it’s worth $35. Fortunately, a little goes a long way. It is possible to stretch this eye cream to 5-6 months if you’re not too heavy-handed as I was. Overall, I don’t think this eye cream is right for me. It’s not addressing my concerns.
Check out my empty jar. Is it just me but it feels good to finish a product? That means it didn’t go to waste.
Pros & Cons
- Feels heavenly on the skin due to it being silky smooth
- Feels lightweight on the skin
- Moisturizes the eye area
- Lasted 4 months but can last longer if you don’t use too much product
- Easy application, goes on the skin smoothly without tugging
- Expensive for a 0.5 oz. jar ($35)
- Comes in jar packaging which is not sanitary
- Doesn’t help with dark under eye circles (for me, it didn’t)
- Doesn’t help with puffiness (for me, it didn’t)
- Doesn’t hold eye makeup well
This is just another expensive moisturizing eye cream. There are plenty of other options on the market that gives the same effect without the huge price tag. This eye cream didn’t work on my puffy eyes and dark under eye circles either. If you’re looking for an eye makeup primer, you can go to your local drugstore and pick one up for under $10 or $15, which will save you money and will probably work better. Since this eye cream didn’t do much for me in terms of anti-aging. I won’t purchase it again. I didn’t think it was a bad product. It’s just not worth $35 for the results I have seen. There are better eye creams out there that cost less than half the price of this product.