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Clinique's new cream really is all about the eyes
Clinique All About Eyes
Member Name: ktbainbridge
Clinique All About Eyes
Advantages: Cooling, firmer skin after a couple of weeks use.
Disadvantages: Expensive £ per ml.
In relative terms I am only young, so do not already have tons of wrinkles which I feel like I need eye cream to combat. I do however believe that using eye cream from a relatively early age should (all fingers crossed) combat ageing skin before it even happens. It is difficult to find an eye cream which is marketed at all ages and stages of eyes. There is also such a wide variety of prices of eye creams on the market that it is so hard to know where to start. Do you really get what you pay for? I buy quite a lot of Clinique make up and skin care. Quite often they have special offers, of when you buy two items (one to be skin care) you get a make up bag of small trial sized goodies for free. Therefore I try to buy items when these offers are on as I love trying all the new products. Recently one of the goodie bags gave me some of this eye cream, which I was very eager and excited to try.
Price and availability:
'All abut the eyes' is available from all Clinique counters, which you can mainly find in large department stores such as Fenwicks and John Lewis. You can also find some counters in selected, larger Boots stores. For example a 15ml tub at John Lewis is £24. It seems like a lot of money and is such a shock when you buy any eye cream as the tubs are tiny and you feel like you get such little material for your money. Eye cream goes a long way though and you only need to use a tiny bit each day, so it will last longer than you think!
The eye cream comes in a pink, clear, thick plastic tub. There are no pictures on it, just minimalist writing, which is relatively classy, but this is a premium make up brand. The cream is an off white colour, quite thick, but smooth and not gloopy. It is very cool to the touch which is very soothing if you have tired eyes. I rub it in about 90% leaving a tiny bit on the surface to soak in over time.
I put this on at night, before bed, once I have taken my make up off and fully cleansed my face. I only use this on my eyes, and use other, standard moisturising cream on my other problem areas. You do not need much of this cream at all. I rub it all round my eyes, on top, underneath and into the outer corners. The shorter your nails are they less you will waste-as I find when I have longer nails I get a bit trapped underneath which is a waste when the price per ml is so high!
Initially the feeling is very cooling and relaxing. After a couple of weeks my eye skin feels slightly firmer. For this reason I will carry on using the cream daily.
I honestly feel with eye cream we will never really know quite how effective it is. If you could do a test over 20 years of putting it on one eye and not the other then you would really be able to tell, but unfortunately due to the nature of the product and circumstances that is not at all possible. From what I have seen of this cream so far I really like it and will continue to use it until I have reason to stop!
Summary: My one woman campaign to stop my eyes ageing...