Oh the joys of aging. As much as I would like to deny it, the fact is with every year I am noticing more defined crows feet and fine lines around my eyes. While the crows feet are a genetic blessing I received and have had for years now, that does not make them any easier to accept. In my futile attempts to diminish them, I have been searching for a good eye cream to add to my skincare regimen.
I recently purchased and have been using two items from Clinique’s “All About Eyes” line, and have been using them regularly for about a month now. The two items are the All About Eyes Cream, and the All About Eyes Serum De-Puffing Eye Massage. Continue reading below to see my thoughts on these two products.
The All About Eyes Cream is a lightweight cream-gel that claims to diminish the appearance of eye puffiness, darkness, and fine lines. It retails for $32 for 0.5 ounces. It is recommended for use both day and night, and can be used both under the eyes and on the eye lids themselves. While I no longer wear contact lenses (yay for LASIK!), I still like to note that a product is ophthalmologist tested, especially if you know you apply things haphazardly (like me) or have sensitive skin/eyes.
While this product claims to help with puffiness, darkness, and fine lines, I primarily purchased it hoping that it would help with fine lines. I do occasionally suffer from puffiness, but generally only during allergy season, or when I fall asleep on my stomach. Thankfully, I don’t really suffer from dark under eye circles, so I will not be able to attest as to whether or not this cream helps with that. After using this every night for over a month now, I am disappointed in its effects on my fine lines. I honestly have not noticed any improvement from the use of this cream. The only thing I think that this cream does is help to moisturize the eye area, while being very gentle on such sensitive skin. While this product is reasonably priced for the amount, I do not think that I will repurchase it again since it had very little of the desired effects.
The second item I purchased is the All About Eyes Serum De-Puffing Eye Massage. Through the metal rollerball, and ingredients like caffeine and antioxidants, it claims to cool and refresh as it gently rolls away puffy bags and the appearance of fatigue. It is suggested to be used morning, night, or as needed throughout the day. It retails for $30, and is also ophthalmologist tested.
Unlike the cream above, I have been very happy with this product. I use it every morning, and it helps reduce any puffiness that I may have developed overnight, be it from congestion, sleeping position, or just a poor night of a sleep. I find that the metal rollerball really does help to refresh the eye area (I use it under my eyes, around by my crows feet, and on my eye lids too if they are puffy). The rollerball combined with the caffeine really helps to bring down any puffiness, and tighten the area. I do let it sink into the skin completely before applying any makeup, and so far have not have any issues with my makeup application. Overall, I have really loved this product for use first thing in the morning. I think it delivers on its claims to reduce puffiness and fatigue, and it will remain a staple in my morning skincare routine.