What They Say: "This advanced preparation is made with naturally-derived ingredients which diminish the effects of aging and help skin protect itself from external damage. Abyssine (Alteromonas Ferment Extract), a survival molecule which thrives under the extreme conditions in hydrothermal ocean vents, helps soothe and protect skin. This formula, prepared with Aminokine (Soy) and Phytopeptides (Wheat), helps minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and improve skin firmness and elasticity. Apricot Kernel Oil helps condition and moisturize as powerful antioxidants Polytocopherols and Gingko Extract protect against free radical damage. The result: Skin reveals a radiant, youthful glow with an improvement in texture, resiliency and clarity. Dermatologist-tested for gentleness and suited for sensitive skin."
Jen's Experience: I went to the Kiehl's counter at Saks recently looking for a good eye cream to help with my ever-present dark circles and that would prevent those fine lines that seem to be multiplying on a weekly basis. I could always try one cream for night and one to go under make-up, but generally I try to find an all-in-one product, so that was part of the request. The Kiehl's rep highly recommended this cream, which is also listed on their site as a customer favorite.
After taking it home and giving it a try for the past month or so, I really have mixed feelings. My undereyes look better as soon as I put it on; this isn't a product that you have to use for a month to see results. It certainly brightens the appearance of my dark circles. A night without it leads to prolonged concealer time in the morning.
However, I don't think it works well under make-up. It's just too thick a moisturizer to allow layers of anything on top of it. It all just slides around. My undereye makeup doesn't even last all day when I am wearing this eye cream. This is certainly not what I experienced the Shiseido Bio-Performance Super Eye Cream, which for me, still reigns supreme in the eye cream category.
This is not a bad product for a nighttime eye cream, but for a multi-purpose cream that allows for daytime wear, I'm just not impressed.
Retail Price: $38.00 (Kiehl's)