Clinique's All About Eyes is a fabulous eye cream for hydration. It is one I have recommended to my clients as well as friends and family for years!
Clinique's All About Eyes is a fabulous eye cream for hydration. It is one I have recommended to my clients as well as friends and family for years!To be honest, I can't believe I haven't reviewed this before now. But, better late than never!
This eye cream is a cream-gel formula that is designed to reduce dark circles and puffiness. It treats the dark circles and puffiness by hydrating the eye area.
Skin naturally becomes thinner when it is dehydrated. As we rehydrate it it puffs up like a sponge. Imagine a dry sponge. It is hard, dense, unforgiving, and compact. Now image that sponge being dipped in water. That sponge now becomes softer, less dense, flexible, and fluffy. The eye area is very similar. The skin is very thin and can show the blood vessles that flow through that area which can cause the area to look dark if it becomes dehydrated. Since this eye cream is designed for hydration it helps thicken the area and therefore making the blood veins move further from the surface of the skin and making the area appear lighter.
It also addresses puffiness. Our eyes can get puffy when they become dehydrated, just like our bodies will retain water when we don't drink enough. It is a defense mechanism that our body has to insure that it will have what it needs when it needs it. If we aren't being diligent about hydrating our body we can suffer various problems like water retention or in this case, puffiness.
It is designed to be used twice a day. Once in the morning and once at night. But it can be used as often as you need to. It doesn't do a great job over makeup but it does wonders before makeup application. I have seen this eye cream rehydrate the eye area and remedy crepiness that often occpanies dryness in a matter of minutes.
My experience with this eye cream has overall been wonderful. I have used it as directed, morning and night. I normally use it all over the eye area, both under the eye and on the eye lid. It really helps to rehyrdate and prepare the skin for eye makeup.
I would recommend this to Most skin types. Those with excessively dry eye areas you may want to look at the All About Eyes Rich by Clinique as it is a more concentrated, intense hydration in a cream form.
I am oily combination and I have used this on Combination Dry, Dry skin types, and even Oily skin types and it has done well. I usually give it about a minute to absorb before applying my eyeshadow primer or concealer so that it has a chance to soak in and doesn't disrupt the product I am applying.
You can use this as an eye mask as well. Just apply a thicker layer of this eye cream at night before bed and in the morning you should feel much more hydrated.
I would diffiniately recommend this eye cream. At the time of this review, Clinique's All About Eyes eye cream retails from $31.00 (.5 oz) to $51.50 (1oz.) and will last you quite some time. I can almost make it 4 months with a .5oz jar.
I hope you have enjoyed this review. Please let me know if you have used this product. I would love to know what you thought!
Until next time, have a wonderful day!