This is going to be a sad review because I'm sad ... And blame is on the Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado by Kiehl's.
When I saw the cream, I was sure she would be 100% my favorite.
Bloggers praised it, the Kiehl’s website claimed it was the best eye cream ever created. I got tired of reading raving reviews.
About my skin: I am 25 years old, have no problems with my eye area except small wrinkles.
What does my skin need: quality moisture
Is not much, right? I don’t even need my eye cream cream to make my dark circles go away! Just give me an eye cream that would provide my skin with plenty of moisture.
I know from my own experience that with a good eye cream my skin is smooth, dense and no wrinkles are visible.
So I figured that this cream from Kiehl's would do miracles on my skin and I would use it for years to come. But unfortunately that did not happen ...
Stop with the whining, now to the point.
The cream is sold in two versions, I bought the smaller one because eye creams last longer, usually.
The cream is housed in a small, white jar. The font color is olive green. Very nice-looking, There was no extra outer box, the whole information is on the box.
This nourishing under eye cream offers creamy hydration suitable for all skin types.
- Gently moisturizes the delicate under-eye area
- Uniquely-concentrated formula does not migrate into eyes
- Infused with efficacious ingredients including Beta-Carotene, Shea Butter and Avocado Oil
- Ophthalmologist- and dermatologist-tested for safety
- For all skin types, including sensitive skin
- Our top-rated eye cream beloved by Kiehl’s customers
How to Apply Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado
- Apply under eye cream along the orbital bone with your fingertip
- Gently tap around the delicate eye area
- Avoid pulling the skin
- Can be applied day or night
Avocado Oil, derived from the fruit of a tropical American tree, is a rich, fatty-acid emollient known to be the most moisturizing of any fruit oil. It is also a natural source of amino acid proteins, Vitamins A, D, E and Potassium.
Beta-Carotene is a naturally-derived antioxidant predominantly found in many orange and red vegetables such as carrots. It is used in Vitamin A production and can give an orange tint when used in skincare products.
Shea Butter is the natural fat obtained from the fruit of the African Karate tree and is widely used in lotions and cleansing products. Within our formulas, Shea Butter is known to help defend dehydration, restore suppleness and improve the appearance of dry skin.
Yeah the promises are very alluring. Now as I’m reading this, I’m ready to make the same mistake again.
Despite the fact that there is no additional box for the jar, there was a protective membrane under the lid. In general, this minimalistic design makes the cream look like a pharmacy product.
The cream is also famous for its unusual formula. For some, this may be a minus, but for others, such consistency is an advantage. But absolutely for everyone it is new.
The jar will last approximately for 1 year, which corresponds to its shelf life. The cream is yellow like a lemon and has a nice non-overwhelming scent.
What is the extraordinary consistency? Yes, it is really extraordinary. If you apply the cream directly to the skin, it is firm and oily, like butter.
And I must say, it is unpleasant to apply such a "butter" on the eye area.
Therefore, the manufacturer recommends to warm up the cream between your fingers before applying it. And then a miracle happens! The "butter" turns into a lighter and more fluid consistency! When applied, it feels like an emulsion and leaves a wet spot on the skin.
I modified this method a little and first I rub my fingertips together before picking it up or if there is no time I put the jar on the heater and then quickly apply the cream.
I apply the cream with patting motions, so I protect my skin from "pulling". The cream applies wonderfully and absorbs quickly. What I think is great, the cream doesn’t confront with my concealer and doesn’t make it look flaky.
These pictures were taken on the first days of using the cream. I suppose, my skin looks pretty good, thanks to a Korean eye cream I used before this one. I was happy with it and yet I longed for experiments
I started using the cream in November when it was not too cold. I wanted to see the miracle reviewers were talking about. Every day I looked in the mirror for a long time and applied the cream twice a day.
No results were observed at first. Of course nothing could have happened so fast. But after a month, I saw that my skin looked dehydrated and the wrinkles were visible.
Unfortunately, the camera could not really capture what I wanted to show you so much.
Also, a new deep wrinkle started to appear near my right eye. I suspected that the cream was not suitable for winter, despite its consistency.
But then we moved to the seaside, and I took the cream out of curiosity to try it out in the warmth. The formula was more malleable in such heat, but there was no result to see. So my idea to wait till spring was put aside.
I tried to use it, really! I applied the cream along with a serum, but also unsuccessfully. The cream just peeled off.
Then I applied the cream like a mask overnight. Again, there were no results in the morning. The skin was so dry and I always wanted to moisturize it at least with water.
I know my skin, and I know that the cream made it worse. Now I’m trying to improve the situation with my previous eye cream and I see that it becomes more hydrated.
As for the dark circles: the cream does not improve them. As long as the cream is still on the eyes, everything looks fresh and nice. But that’s only because of the yellow color that masks the blue. Once the cream is absorbed (5-10 minutes), the dark circles reappear.
Attention! Don't get me wrong, I’m not trying to show this cream in a bad light or accuse other reviewers of lying ... I just described my experience with the cream and that's why I did not like the cream, although I was hoping the cream would be my fave !!!
I still wonder maybe I should give this another chance when it’s warm. Maybe a miracle will happen!
I don’t regret the money I spent, if the cream would have suited me, I would have bought it again. I'm upset because it did not live up to my expectations.
I give the cream only 2 stars: the first one for its formula and the second for its working great with a concealer.
Thank you for reading this!