12.17.2014
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All About Eyes Rich
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0.5 fl. oz. for $30
Category:Skin Care > Retinol Products > Eye Moisturizers
Last Updated:12.17.2014
Jar Packaging:Yes
Tested on animals:Yes
Review Overview

All About Eyes Rich is an emollient version of the All About Eyes, but unlike that product, whose silkiness is largely due to its silicone base, All About Eyes Rich contains several emollients, chiefly shea butter. It is indeed a moisture-rich product and is preferred for dry to very dry skin around the eyes or elsewhere on the face.

It cannot diminish dark circles or puffy eyes as claimed. The usual roster of antioxidants, anti-irritants, and ingredients that mimic the structure and function of healthy skin are present, but the antioxidants won’t remain potent for long given the jar packaging. The packaging keeps it from earning a higher rating, but this is still an unquestionably emollient moisturizer, even though its base formula doesn’t contain anything that’s exclusively “all about eyes.”

Claims

Moisture-rich formula diminishes the look of undereye circles, shadows, puffs and fine lines—immediately and over time. Helps boost natural collagen production. De-puffs with calming botanicals. Even strengthens skin’s moisture barrier against common irritants.

Ingredients

Water, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Cetearyl Alcohol, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Phenyl Trimethicone, Dipropylene Glycol, Polyglyceryl-3 Beeswax, Polybutene, Sucrose, Cetyl Esters, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Isostearyl Neopentanoate, Glycerin, Glyceryl Stearate, Cetearyl Glucoside, Butylene Glycol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Euphrasia Officinalis (Euphrasia) Extract, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Extract, Hordeum Vulgare (Barley) Extract, Sigesbeckia Orientalis (St. Paul's Wort) Extract, PEG-100 Stearate, Coleus Barbatus Extract, Betula Alba (Birch) Extract, Polysilicone-11, Methyl Glucose Sesquistearate, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Leaf, Glyceryl Polymethacrylate, Yeast Extract, Gentiana Lutea (Gentian) Root Extract, Stearic Acid, Milk Protein, Whey Protein, Lysine, Acetyl Glucosamine, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Guanidine Carbonate, Squalane, Glycosaminoglycans, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Cholesterol, Caffeine, PEG-8, Phytosphingosine, Arginine, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Aminomethyl Propanol, Glycine, Dimethicone, Ascorbic Acid, Isomerized Linoleic Acid, Linoleic Acid, Sodium Hyaluronate, 1,2 Hexanediol, Maltodextrin, Decarboxy Carnosine Hcl, Potassium Sulfate, Caprylyl Glycol, Disodium EDTA, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Phenoxyethanol, Yellow 5, Iron Oxides, Mica, Titanium Dioxide

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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06.18.2015
Not worth any attention..

I need extra moisture around my eyes, because my skin is thinner and drier there than on the rest of my face. This eye cream does an ok job moisturizing, but nothing outstanding. It costs about $62 for 1 ounce. PC's new clinical moisturizer costs about $15 per 1 ounce and does a much better job around my eyes. Additionally, I really do not like sticking my fingers in the jar. I cannot believe Clinique is still selling creams in such outdated packaging.

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ANETA D.
06.03.2015
2 stars is generous!

I wanted this to work because I liked the ingredient list but I have up and returned to sephora because I felt like it wasn't doing anything for my skin. Frankly, I feel like serums in stable packaging does more for my crows feet. I only use jar packaging in the day when I need intense hydration everything else is in stable packaging.

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