Dark under eye circles have crept back into my life recently as I have put in extra hours and late nights preparing this website for some new amazing features. They aren’t as bad as they used to be but having banished them with this DMK treatment I’m upset I have any at all. That means it was time to bring in the targeted eye treatments for dark circles. Clinique’s Even Better Eyes range has won countless awards but how does the Dark Circle Corrector stack up against my pigmented bags?
In this review I reveal if the product reduced the appearance of my under eye dark circles and if it was a product pleasant to use.
- The petite tube holds 10ml/.34 fl oz of product. I was concerned that with daily use I would go through it within a couple of weeks but I used the product daily (sometimes twice per day) for over 30 days and it still hasn’t run out. I don’t know exactly how much has been used as the packaging is opaque but I haven’t had to squeeze with any effort to extract some product.
- Sealed in a white tube body with silver cap, the inverted packaging makes sure the product is travelling downwards and therefore always ready to apply. Even though it is small in size it still balances and doesn’t fall over.
- Easily my favourite thing about this eye product is the applicator. The metal massage-tip feels cool and refreshing when it touches the skin. When enough product is on the tip it glides smoothly over the skin allowing you to do circular motions without any pulling or dragging. It’s important to make sure you squeeze out the product prior to putting the applicator on your skin otherwise you will feel dragging.
- I would say the formula is somewhere between a cream and a serum. It’s thick enough not to run or drip, but it’s light and melts in quickly. It’s tinted, which was unexpected, but the colour does dissipate so use a small amount and thoroughly massaged it. For testing purposes I applied various amounts and on the occasions I applied too much to massage it all in I found the tint was too dark for my skin tone. I doubt this would be an issue for anyone darker skinned than me (which is most of the population).
- While I loved the feel of the product and the ease of use, I can’t say I saw much of a reduction of my under eye dark circles. My eyes did look refreshed instantly after use, which I attribute to the cool applicator and the massage movements, and felt hydrated throughout the day, but in the 30 day trial I was unable to improve the depth of colour.
- It works fabulously under makeup. Some eye creams can really effect how concealer and foundation sticks to the delicate skin, but this product kept the skin hydrated so there was no creasing or flaking when makeup was worn over the top.
What Clinique say ….
Even Better Eyes has the power to brighten the appearance of the entire eye area. Plumping hydration makes thin eye-area skin appear less transparent and the cooling massage tip refreshes tired-looking eyes. Optics instantly brighten all skins, fair to deep.
Australia $50 from Clinique, David Jones, Myer, Terry White and selected independent pharmacies
UK £29 from Harrods
Do you have dark circles? Which skincare products do you use around your eyes? Let me know by commenting below!
Clinique’s own claim is that they do not test on animals, however they do not appear on any certified cruelty-free list and their products are sold in China (where animal testing is required by law). The FAQ section on their website states the following:
Clinique Laboratories, LLC. is committed to the elimination of animal testing. We are equally committed to consumer health and safety, and bringing to market products that comply with applicable regulations in every country in which our products are sold.
We do not conduct animal testing on our products or ingredients, nor ask others to test on our behalf, except when required by law. We evaluate our finished products in clinical tests on volunteer panels.
Clinique Laboratories, LLC. fully supports the development and global acceptance of non-animal testing alternatives. To this end, the Company works extensively with the industry at large and the global scientific community to research and fund these alternatives.
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