CLINIQUE Pep-Start Eye Cream review

Liked it despite the final grade…

This is going to be a mixed-up feeling kinda review.

My eyes are super extra sensitive, they even get swollen and allergies from natural eye care products, which makes sense : pollen (amongst other). I always have to pay attention to what type of cream, oil or gel I’m getting for around that area & it’s a total nightmare. I love Clinique’s skincare line, I trust them, never had an issue with that brand, their stuff are dermatologically & ophthalmologically tested.

I know whatever I get from Clinique won’t give me allergies, which is a big plus. This eye cream is so light, it’s almost a gel and I do prefer gels in general, so it was just really nice and easy to apply. I liked that sensation and it moistured okay, my dehydration wrinkles didn’t go away for sure but the fine lines were blurred out overtime but definitively no new wrinkle-whatsoever appeared while I was using this.

Honestly, it did a good job on my dark circles. I’ve read reviews of people who didn’t notice a difference and I’m sure it has to do with the fact that we all have a different skin, so what works for me might not work for someone else, but I saw the effect on me and I would totally get that “pep-start” they were talking about, my eyes looked more refreshed and it was lightly enjoyable because physically noticeable.

Now the things that I didn’t like and became a deal breaker for me are the following….

First, I hated the tube it came in. Like, there’s this stupid ball pit that you gotta open up with your thumb so you can squeeze some cream out through it, and it’s impossible to get all the cream towards the end because it just gets stuck in there and it’s a waste of product. Supposedly, you have to use that ball on your eyes & dark circles, I didn’t because it’s made of plastic and weird.

The second thing I hated, because it made my mornings a little more annoying : unless I used a tiny bit of the cream around the area, the least possible for hydration purposes, and waited for it to dry out completely, I couldn’t do my eye makeup because it would get completely smudgy and disgusting. I don’t like not moisturizing my eye area enough, because it’s so dry but I couldn’t have it my way.

Lastly, it’s just not moisturizing enough for me and since that’s what I actually need this isn’t a good fit. Even though overall it can be a good cream, the tube is almost like a toy in my opinion and better for people who don’t have dry skin like me, or fine lines. Maybe for some teenagers, just to get started on eye care.

GRADE 3/5 I wouldn’t recommend it, unless it was a young person who didn’t really need much moisture since it does give that “pep-start” look and help with dark circles. I have a very dry skin all over, so obviously this wasn’t right for me, I still enjoyed the texture and the light effect it had.

PRICE 0.5 oz | 15 ml 26.50$

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