Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado

by Kiehl's  
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$28.50 - 0.5 fl. oz.
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Category:
Skin Care > Retinol Products > Eye Moisturizers
Last Updated:
4/29/2014
Jar Packaging:
Yes
Tested On Animals:
Yes

Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado is good for dry skin anywhere on the face, but the amount of antioxidants is tiny and they won’t last long once this jar-packaged product is opened.

This creamy preparation with Avocado Oil, gently moisturizes the delicate eye area. Our unique, concentrated texture does not migrate into your eyes. Ophthalmologist-Tested. Dermatologist-Tested.

Water, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Butylene Glycol, Tridecyl Stearate, Isodecyl Salicylate, PEG-30 Dipolyhydroxystearate, Tridecyl Trimellitate, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Isocetyl Stearoyl Stearate, Propylene Glycol, Dipentaerythrityl Hexacaprylate/Hexacaprate, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Magnesium Sulfate, Phenoxyethanol, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Sodium PCA, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Methylparaben, Ozokerite, Tocopheryl Acetate, Disodium EDTA, Retinyl Palmitate, Copper PCA, Zea Mays (Corn) Oil, Beta-Carotene

This line has been around for quite some time, and has its origins in a family-owned pharmacy based in New York City. Perhaps its neighborly beginnings with a big-city heritage are what propelled Kiehl's to its long-standing status as a popular product line. Considering that Kiehl's doesn't advertise (at least not in the traditional sense, though their products get frequent press), their brand identity and status in the minds of consumers are impressive.

What gets lost in all the fashion magazine hype and company claims of "excellence" and "quality ingredients" is that almost all of the Kiehl's products hardly warrant excitement or even mild enthusiasm. Most of them are surprisingly ordinary, with a dusting of natural ingredients almost always at the very end of the ingredient list, well after the preservatives. That amounts to little more than a token attempt to make the products appear more natural to those who want to believe a plant or vitamin must somehow be better for the skin than something that sounds more chemical. Nevertheless, that token amount is enough to allow Kiehl's to brag about how its products nourish the skin or are more environmentally friendly, when they're not.

Aside from the allure of the natural, this line consists of totally ordinary and often completely unnatural ingredients. More disheartening for skin is that many of the ingredients are of questionable benefit for those with sensitive, oily, or blemish-prone skin. In some instances product ingredients are irritating for any skin type, while half of the sunscreen products are a serious problem for reliable sun protection. If you can't resist the allure of Kiehl's, just know that the product assembly will work best for those with dry to very dry skin and that, for the money, most of the formulas aren't knock-your-socks-off thrilling.

Note: Kiehl's is categorized as a brand that tests on animals because its products are sold in China. Although Kiehl's does not conduct animal testing for its 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 brands 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 Paula’s Choice Research Team.

For more information about Kiehl's, owned by L'Oreal, call (800) 543-4572 or visit www.kiehls.com.

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  1. Christina
    Reviewed on Monday, January 27, 2014
    • Recommend
      4 / 4
    • Results
      4 / 4
    • Value
      4 / 4
    more than an eye cream
    • As an eye cream only I would rate this a 3 across the board...BUT, I give it a 4 for its multiple uses! At 38 y/o I have blkheads and 'underskin' pimples like when I was 16. I can barely use any product on my face without breaking out AND my face is so dry from acne creams, etc that it's always a flaky mess. My cure is avocado cream. If super dry, mix small amount with regular moisturizer-good for spot trtmt too, I put it over my reg eye cream for extra moisture. Not too heavy under makeup

  2. georgia
    Reviewed on Saturday, June 29, 2013
    • Recommend
      4 / 4
    • Results
      4 / 4
    • Value
      4 / 4
    Moisturizing and Soothing
    • My skin is dry and sensitive. I use this moisturizing and non-irritating eye cream as my daytime moisturizer. It comes in two sizes (.5 and 0.95 ounces), so I buy the larger size. I wish it came in a tube.

  3. Teasha
    Reviewed on Wednesday, April 10, 2013
    • Value
      4 / 4
    • Results
      4 / 4
    • Recommend
      4 / 4
    Ive been using this for years.
    • I love it. It is a super hydrating thick eye cream. I really load it on. It can leave a bit of a green tint if you load it on initially, like if you put on too much sunblock you are tinted white, but the tint disappears fast. I do not buy it for anything other than hydration, but it is good to know that the antioxidants and such won't last in this. I will continue to buy it as the skin around my eyes seems to really love it.

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