12.02.2014
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All About Eyes
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0.5 fl. oz. for $30
Category:Skin Care > Retinol Products > Eye Moisturizers
Last Updated:12.02.2014
Jar Packaging:Yes
Tested on animals:Yes
Review Overview

All About Eyes is one of Clinique’s most popular items, and its silicone-based formula leaves skin very smooth and silky. It contains some outstanding ingredients to fortify skin and allow it to repair itself, but many of these are compromised by packaging that exposes them to light and air. Clever cosmetic pigment technology changes the way light is reflected off shadowed areas, temporarily improving the appearance of dark circles (sort of like a concealer but without coverage). If only Clinique would get this out of a jar and into an opaque tube, it would be a winner!

Claims

Diminishes the appearance of eye puffs, darkness, fine lines. Lightweight, non-creep, cream/gel formula actually helps hold eye makeup in place. For use morning and night, under eyes and on the lids.

Ingredients

Cyclopentasiloxane, Water, Isostearyl Palmitate, Polyethylene, Butylene Glycol, Polysilicone-11, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Morus Bombycis (Mulberry) Root Extract, Caffeine, Phytosphingosine, Triticum Vulgar (Wheat Bran) Extract, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Extract, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Cholesterol, Linoleic Acid, Tocopheryl Acetate, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Pyridoxine Dipalmitate, Sucrose, Glycerin, Dimethicone, Glyceryl Polymethacrylate, Glyceryl Laurate, PEG/PPG-18/18 Dimethicone, Quaternium-18 Bentonite, Petrolatum, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Propylene Carbonate, Sodium Chloride, PEG-8, Disodium EDTA, Sodium Sulfite, Sodium Metabisulfite, Iron Oxides

Brand Overview

Clinique At-A-Glance

Strengths: A few excellent moisturizers and serums; excellent sunscreens; very good cleansers and eye makeup removers; unique mattifying products; impressive selection of foundations, good concealers; some remarkable mascaras; much-improved eyeshadows, lip colors and blush formulas.

Weaknesses: Bar soaps (which can clog pores and dull skin); alcohol-based toners; unfortunate choice of jar packaging for antioxidant-loaded moisturizers.

Estee Lauder-owned Clinique launched the concept of cosmetics being "allergy-tested," "hypoallergenic," "100% fragrance-free," and "dermatologist tested." Of those marketing claims, the only one with significance is "100% fragrance-free," which, for the most part, Clinique maintains (although it does add some fragrant extracts to a few products). Unfortunately, terms like “hypoallergenic” and “dermatologist tested” aren’t regulated by the FDA and can mean anything—thus, you still need to rely on the ingredient list to tell you whether their product contains any ingredients with the potential to irritate skin.

That inconvenient fact aside, Clinique is leading the way with cutting-edge, state-of-the-art moisturizers and serums, plus some formidable makeup and more than a few excellent sunscreens. While Clinique has some products that we see as missteps for reasons discussed in their reviews, more than ever, what they offer is quite good (just have realistic expectations, as some of their claims go beyond what their products are capable of).

Turning to makeup, Clinique continues to offer a vast palette of colors and textures, especially with their enormous selection of foundations—many of which feature effective sunscreens. Without a doubt, the numerous formulas offer something for every skin type and almost every skin color—though the blushes, eye makeup and lip colors are frequently not pigmented enough for deeper skin tones.

The bottom line is that, despite a few shortcomings, Clinique is one of the most comprehensive (and comparably affordable) department-store makeup lines, and it is completely understandable why they enjoy such broad appeal.

Note: Clinique is categorized as one that tests on animals because their products are sold in China. Although Clinique does not conduct animal testing for their products sold elsewhere, the Chinese government requires imported cosmetics be tested on animals, so foreign companies retailing there must comply. This requirement is why some brand’s state that they don’t test on animals “unless required by law”. Animal rights organizations consider cosmetic companies retailed in China to be brands that test on animals, and so does the Beautypedia Team.

For more information about Clinique, call (800) 419-4041 or visit www.clinique.com

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05.13.2015
disappointed

I hav used dis product for 2 mnths do not see any difference.waist of money.completely disappointed

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tommie w
01.13.2015
Just OK

The cream feels wonderful but doesn't deliver great results. I used the sample I received for three months and did not notice any improvement in my eye area. Not worth the money.

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Patricia S
11.17.2014
No Milia or Flaking

This is the only cream I can use that does not cause milia beneath my eyes and flaking on my lids.I'm sure it's used upwaaaay before the product could degrade. I love the texture of this, and I haven't found from products in tubes. Considering the massive numbers of cosmetics testing companies doing business I doubt this slipped through any cracks regarding its stability. Just like with sunscreens, I DO need a separate moisturizer around my eyes, and this one makes my skin look and feel better.

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Scarlett A.
03.01.2014
Comforting and effective

Eye creams are problematic for those with oily skin, sensitivity and vulnerability to clogged pores. Most highly effective eye creams have something that either eventually irritates or causes red bumps. That means costly trial and error mistakes that wind up as expensive hand cream. All About Eyes is the wonderful exception -- no irritation, no bumps. Its humectant properties are enough for dry winter days.

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