Where to purchase: Sephora (UK): LINK / Lookfantastic: LINK / Revolve: LINK / Skin Store: LINK / Target: LINK
Made in: France
What is it?: A Lightweight Eye Gel Cream meant to reduce Irritation i.e. itching, tingling + redness.
What the Brand Says: This is meant to reinforce the skin’s barrier to alleviate sensitivity and make the skin more resilient to irritation.
What else is this supposed to do?: Reduce Puffiness, Reduce the look of fine lines + work under makeup.
Supposedly Good for: Sensitive Skins
What I think: I would agree! I think all Skin types could enjoy this.
Cruelty-Free?: Not yet.
How long does it last after opening?: 6 Months
Packaging: Squeeze-y tube with a screw-on cap. Easy to apply (i.e. I don’t squeeze out too much product easily).
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Directions: ”Apply on the eyelids (AM and/or PM) and all around after cleansing. Gently massage from the inside to the outside of the eyes until fully absorbed. Apply once a day for 7 days a week (if the skin is irritated).” – From the Bioderma Website.
How I use it: Due to my Oily-Combo Skin, I use an eye cream in the PM. I use this in conjunction with the Bioderma Sensibio Face Cream (Review HERE) WHEN the skin is irritated/sensitised as they make a great pair/duo, along with my Pyunkang Yul Essence Toner (Great sensitised skin routine). If the skin is irritated/sensitised, I find I only need to use this for 1 night in order to alleviate my symptoms, and then I can use my Wishful Eye Cream or Paula’s Choice Retinol Cream. I use a pea-sized amount to cover both eyes.
Key Ingredients: Caffeine (De-puffing Antioxidant), Hyaluronic Acid (Hydrating), Also includes sugars such as Mannitol, Xylitol and Fructooligosacharides, to hydrate the skin (draws water into the skin).
- Bioderma has a Toléridine™ patent which is supposed to increase the skin’s resilience to sensitivity (Inhibits the production of molecules that stimulate irritation, making the skin less reactive over time). This reminds me of the La Roche Posay Dermallergo Technology (Review HERE).
Full Ingredients: Aqua/water/eau, Glycerin, Dimethicone, Polyethylene, Tridecyl Trimellitate, Caprylic/capric Triglyceride, Isostearyl Alcohol, Butylene Glycol Cocoate, Fructooligosaccharides, Mannitol, Xylitol, Acrylates/ C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Pentylene Glycol, 1,2-hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol, Disodium Edta, Sodium Hydroxide, Caffeine, Laminaria Ochroleuca Extract, Rhamnose, Ethylcellulose, Sodium Hyaluronate, Glycyrrhetinic Acid.
NOTE: The Incidecoder have a full ingredient breakdown HERE
Texture: This is lighter than the Bioderma Sensibio Face Cream (Review HERE) i.e. its slightly more watery and slightly less opaque when rubbing in. It feels watery, it feels soothing when applying; it’s lightweight and hydrating.
Greasy?: Not greasy, but an emollient cream i.e. This is a lightweight cream so there are oils/emollients in here. But it doesn’t make my eyes feel too oily.
Balls up?: No.
- As you can see, this is initially an opaque cream, but when spreading it out; it has a watery base/dew to it as well. The more you spread this out, the quicker it disappears into the skin (doesn’t just sit on top of the skin).
Swatch Comparison: No Product (Left) VS Product (Right)
- As you can see this has a watery-dewy texture while rubbing into the skin
Does this Sting if the Skin has been Irritated / Sensitised by Shaving/Heavy Retinol Use?: NO
Summer or Winter?: Can be used all year as it’s quite lightweight! Oily Skins may prefer this in the PM during the Summer Months.
- As you can see, this has a lightweight formula!
Fragrance?: Fragrance + EO Free (No strong scent from this either).
Good Under Makeup?: Yes
How long have I been using this?: 3 Months.
Will I use until Completion?: Yes (I use it if/when the skin is irritated).
How Long will that take?:
The Effect?: Hydrated + Moisturised Eye Area + Yes it does help with puffiness due to the caffeine. I also notice how if the skin is irritated, this doesn’t further exacerbate that. It does help fill in fine lines when applying makeup due to the texture.
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What I like:
- Fragrance + EO Free
- Not Sticky or Tacky
- Lightweight Cream
- Doesn’t irritate the skin
- Didn’t give me styes
- Good Makeup Base/Primer
What I don’t like:
- I don’t reach for this unless the skin is irritated/sensitised (a bit basic)
Overall Rating and Conclusion: 4 / 5 – This is a great eye cream for if the skin is irritated/sensitised. It’s thinner than the Sensibio Face Cream which I prefer (Review HERE), it’s lightweight and doesn’t ball up. I mostly use this if the skin is sensitive or sensitised, and if not, I switch to eye creams with a few more actives/well-ageing properties, like the COSRX Snail Eye Cream (Review HERE), however I do reach for this when my skin is sensitised BUT I will say this isn’t as necessary as a Sensitive-Skin Face Cream.
Would I repurchase?: I would! I think it’s slightly more hyddrating/thinner than the La Roche Posay Sensifine Eye Cream which is also geared towards sensitised/irritated skin.
Dupe?: A lighter Gel Eye Contour Cream is the Vichy Eye Gel (Review HERE), or the La Roche Posay Sensifine Eye Cream (LINK) is another product aimed at sensitive skins. If you’re looking for a more well-ageing Eye cream then the Paula’s Choice Retinol Eye Cream is a good choice (LINK).
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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