I heard about the face cream from a beauty blogger, but she loved it as a cream for her dry complexion and therefore it seemed too rich for my oily skin. I took a look at the eye cream from the same line instead. If the face cream was great, I reasoned that the eye cream could also be moisturizing and fabulous.
From the website: “With 2 patents pending, the Precious Eye Balm offers a triple action to help reduce the appearance of wrinkles and help restore firmness to the skin*.
Immediately, the skin appears smoother (76%)* and firmer (70%)*. After 1 month, lines and wrinkles appear visibly reduced and skin looks tightened. An overall rested look is achieved, as puffiness and dark areas seem minimized thanks to the action of ruscus and holly extracts.
The eye area looks smoothed and rested: it glows with youth.
Immortelle is a flower with exceptional longevity: it never fades, even after it has been picked. In order to guarantee the highest quality and the traceability of this golden flower, L’OCCITANE has invested in very first large-scale, sustainable and organic immortelle plantation program in Corsica. Immortelle essential oil is rich in active molecules that deliver unique anti-aging beauty results.”
It did go on smooth and lighten the eye area while providing rich moisture. I liked the way it absorbed into my skin fairly quickly. It is a good morning eye cream for those who wear eye makeup.
The claims of reducing visible lines and firming the skin have a bit of truth to them, but I didn’t see enough of a difference to truly back up this claim. It is a very good, hydrating eye cream, but it doesn’t do much more than hydrate. The small difference I saw didn’t last even when it did happen.
I think this is a decent eye cream but not one I would repurchase unless I wanted a luxurious product to apply every day. For $40 I would expect more truthful results. This is a splurge item or a gift item, but I don’t think it’s necessary to buy if you can get a hydrating eye cream elsewhere.
Ingredients: Water, Rosa Centifolia Flower Water, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Proplyene Glycol, Ruscus Aculeatus Root Extract, Glycerin, Myreth-3-Myristate, Neopentyl Glycol Diethylhexanoate, Decyl Oleate, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Polyacrylamide, Helichrysum Italicum Extract, Sorbitol, Dimethicone, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Hedera Helix (Ivy) Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) Extract, Tocopherol, Carbomer, Laureth-7, Xanthan Gum, Benzoic Acid, Sucrose Palmitate, Sodium Hydroxide, Dehydroacetic Acid, Tetrasodium EDTA, Glyceryl Linoleate, Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil, Borago Officinalis Seed Oil.