Tested on animals:No
This eye cream has a lush, silky, texture that definitely helps smooth fine lines and promotes a smooth application to apply makeup around the eyes. That’s great, but the same comments apply to lots of facial moisturizers—further proof why most eye creams like this aren't necessary (see More Info to find out why).
Even if you decide you want to use an eye cream, it shouldn’t be this one because it contains fragrance. If you prefer fragranced skin care, the eye area is one place where it’s better to go fragrance-free (though fragrance-free skin-care products are preferred for skin anywhere on the body).
This tube-packaged eye cream contains some good antioxidants, including sesame, vitamin E, and vitamin A. The vitamins aren’t present in an impressive amount, but their inclusion is welcome. Those with normal to slightly dry skin will do best with this product but please take a look at the moisturizers we recommend in our Best Products section (there’s a list of best eye creams too, if you’re steadfast about using one) before purchasing this.
- Silky, lush texture helps soften fine lines and works well under makeup.
- Contains some good antioxidants.
- Lacks a range of state-of-the-art repairing ingredients to help skin look and act younger.
- Won’t do much to make skin firmer.
- Contains fragrance, which isn’t ideal for use so close to the eyes.
Why You May Not Need an Eye Cream
Most eye creams aren't necessary. That's either because they are poorly formulated, contain nothing special for the eye area, or come in packaging that won't keep key ingredients stable. Just because the product is labeled as an eye cream doesn't mean it's good for your eye area; in fact, many can actually make matters worse.
There is much you can do to improve signs of aging around your eyes. Any product loaded with antioxidants, skin-repairing ingredients, skin-lightening ingredients, anti-inflammatory ingredients, and effective emollients will work wonders and those ingredients don't have to come from a product labeled as an eye cream.
You would be shocked how many eye creams lack even the most basic ingredients to help skin. For example, most eye creams don't contain sunscreen. During the day that is a serious problem because it leaves the skin around your eyes vulnerable to sun damage and this absolutely will make dark circles, puffiness, and wrinkles worse!
Whatever product you put around your eye area, regardless of what it is labeled, must be well formulated and appropriate for the skin type around your eyes! That may mean you need an eye cream, but you may also do just as well applying your regular facial moisturizer around your eyes.