Where to purchase: Available on Yesstyle HERE – Discount Code: CVQFZA
Made in: Japan
What is it?: A Gel-type Eye cream meant to hydrate + moisturise the eyes An eye cream that leaves eye area soft and fully moisturised by replenishing ceramides for optimal moisture
Brand Description: ”Dry, sensitive skin lacks ceramides (natural lipids/oils that form the skin’s protective barrier). This eye cream was designed specifically to replenish, protect and promote the natural ceramide moisturisers.”
Supposedly Good for: Sensitive Skin + Dry skin
What I think: I think this could suit all skins, I actually think to the gel-like texture and nature of this product, it could suit oily-combo skins (like mine). And may not be that hydrating + moisturising if you have dry eye skin. I’m not sure if very dehydrated eyes would find this very hydrating.
Packaging: It’s a good, sturdy tube you squeeze to get the product out, with a squeezy tip and a ‘clip close’ cap. The cap itself is weighty too.
Directions: ”Gently apply a small amount to the eyes’ contour area”
How I use it: I use this in the PM as an eye cream. First, I use my Hylamide Eye serum, and then wait for that to dry and before my moisturiser, I apply a pea-sized amount, tapping all around the eye.
Key Ingredients: Ginger Root Extract (antioxidant + soothing) + Vitamin E (antioxidant). Glycerin (Moisturiser + humectant) + Arginine (Skin-barrier reinforcing). Allantoin (soothing)
Full Ingredients: Water/Aqua, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Cetyl-PG Hydroxyethyl Palmitamide, Dimethicone, PEG-32, Sodium Methyl Stearoyl Taurate, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Allantoin, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Cholesteryl Isostearate, Xanthan Gum, Arginine, Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Extract, Bis-Methoxypropylamido Isodocosane, Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Extract, Tocopherol, Phenoxyethanol
NOTE: The Incidecoder / Skincarisma have a full ingredient breakdown HERE
Texture: You can see this is a translucent, near-transparent gel-like cream. It’s lightweight, easily spreadable and really feels like a gel. If you want to see the texture IN A VIDEO then please check out the Youtube video below, you’ll be able to see it better there.
The brand states that this visibly reduces the look of fine lines + nourishes the sensitive eye area – in terms of the texture, yes this will reduce the look of fine lines + wrinkles because it fills the lines and wrinkles due to its viscosity / texture.
I will say, if I add too much product, this can be a bit sticky / tacky.
This doesn’t entirely disappear into the skin, it does provide a ‘shine’ as you can see in the pictures below. The silicone-type nature of the product means that this smoothes over the skin and doesn’t entirely disappear onto the skin, but sits on top of the skin. It doesn’t mean that this feels heavy, it simply means that I wouldn’t really want ot use this under makeup just in case it doesn’t sit well with foundation / concealer.
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Fragrance?: No added fragrance / essential oils. The product itself doesn’t smell strongly of anything.
Good Under Makeup?: This isn’t a creamy/emulsive texture, so I don’t think it works under concealer that well (can separate).
How long have I been using this?: 2-3 months
The Effect?: Moisturised eyes (no irritation).
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What I like:
- I like the packaging (the cap open and closes with a clip so it’s quite secure)
- Fragrance / Essential oil free
- Didn’t sting or irritate
- Doesn’t just sit on the skin feeling heavy, it actually absorbs (some fatty eye creams don’t do this)
What I don’t like:
- Not that Hydrating (hence why I use a serum underneath)
- Wish it had added peptides, Niacinamide etc (i.e. this is a very simple product)
- Not great under makeup
- If too much is added (since this is a gel), this can be a tad bit sticky/tacky.
Overall Rating and Conclusion: 3.9 (extremely close to 4)/5 – I really don’t like heavy eye creams, so this has been a nice, lightweight and refreshing gel to use. It’s very simple and doesn’t do a lot other than hydrate/moisturise the eyes. I wouldn’t use this on its own as it doesn’t have any extra goodies like niacinamide + peptides or caffeine etc BUT I simply correct this by using a serum underneath. I think for those with sensitive skins, or eyes that easily get styes or easily red/irritated, I think this could be a good choice! This hasn’t been difficult to use in my routine and it does actually absorb into the skin which is nice.
Would I repurchase?: If I required a very simple eye cream, I would i.e. if my eye skin was sensitised or I had just done a skin treatment and couldn’t use anything harsh on my face. BUT I think ultimately I do prefer eye creams with a bit more added skincare goodies. I do think this did exactly what it set out to do which was moisturise the eyes.
Dupe?: In terms of texture, the Good Molecules Yerba Mate Wake Up Eye Gel HERE is the closest to this in texture.
My favourite eye cream is the COSRX Snail Eye Cream Review HERE is a good dupe as they’re both quite lightweight + gel-like. The Snail eye cream is a bit more creamier but nonetheless quite cooling!
My Skin Type: I am acne prone and have slightly dehydrated combo skin. My skin is usually tight where the cheeks and eye area is and the outer parts of my face. My T zone is oily. My skin isn’t a fan of thick/heavy formulas so I opt for lightweight formulas to prevent it from clogging up. My skin doesn’t like essential oils either and I try to avoid fragrance when I can.
Disclaimer: I am a skincare enthusiast and not a skin expert. I am not qualified to give out dermatological advice. This type of advice should only be given by a medical practitioner. Upon trying / using any of the reviewed products on the blog, please follow the manufacturer’s instructions and warnings and please seek medical advice if needed.
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