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I suffer with dark circles under my eyes so I started trying different things to combat the sagging bags and purchased Avon Anew Clinical Eye Lift. I regularly shop with Avon and thought I would give this a try.
> The Bottle <
It is a small tub with a cover that protects the product and a screw on and off lid. The cover is a good idea as it stops the product from getting on the lid. Unfortunately this means that the product then goes on the cover and can get messy when you are removing the cover. Nothing to do with the product but it is annoying.
> Product <
Avon Anew Clinical Eye Lift has an orange gel which is used on the upper eyelid and a cream that is used on the bottom.
> Use <
Place a small amount of the orange gel on your finger and massage around the upper eyelid and the brow area. Use the same technique with the cream but on the lower eye lid and around the upper cheek bone area.
> Results <
I found using this that my eyes did feel tighter after use.
I was disappointed with the "improvement" of the dark circles around my eyes which was my main concern. It didn't make any difference which was disappointing.
Another disappointing factor was when the product dried and I tried to put my makeup on after it looked clogged up around my eyes and I ended up having to take off my makeup entirely. I wouldn't recommend putting on makeup after application.
> Value <
Normally £20 in Avon but most of the time there is a half price deal.
> Conclusion <
If you want improvement on the tightness around your eyes then this product would work great for you. Dark circles? I would look elsewhere.
This little 20ml silver and white plastic pot looks quite classy sitting on my bathroom shelf. However, as the pot is so small you'd be hard pressed to read any of the instructions on the back without the aid of a magnifying glass, although I could just about make out CAUTION: Avoid direct contact with eyes. Just as well the box came with full instructions (mustn't forget to keep hold of the leaflet, just in case).
The lid unscrews easily enough, and then you find the white cover inside with a teeny weeny raised tag that enables you to lift it off to get to the contents inside (if you have fingernails). Lost count of the number of times that ended up on the floor - not my favourite game.
Once inside, you clearly see 2 distinct sections, possibly shaped to mimic the eye areas you're meant to put each cream/gel on. Shame I didn't suss that bit out until I'd used it several times. (Note to self: read the instructions first!)
The thick, pale orange cream is for under your eyes. It doesn't have a specific scent, other than I thought it smelled a little musty. You don't need to apply very much as a little goes a long way. It doesn't seem at all greasy or oily and it made my bags feel moisturised and my 'laughter lines' were a little less visible. I wouldn't say it made much difference to my dark circles - a few more hours sleep would probably do just as well.
The Crescent shaped section is where you find the bright orange gel for your eye lids and brow areas. This is quite refreshing and, again, you don't need a lot of it. The gel wasn't sticky or greasy and was quickly absorbed into the skin.
It initially seemed quite an expensive product (although I've since seen it available at a reduced price - typical), although due to the fact you don't need to use much at a time it did last quite a while and you do actually get 2 products for the price of one.
I would consider buying it again, but at a reduced price and not the full price.
Why did I buy?
I have had really puffy eyes for a few months now and not sure if it's a combination of the recent hot weather, poor sleep, medications or just part of the aging process. My left eye, for some reason, seemed worse than the right which made me look 'mismatched' as well as very grumpy-looking. I used slices of cucumber and wrapped ice which helped take some of the puffiness away but it made the area around my eyes a bit dry. I decided enough was enough so had a look around for a cream which would hopefully sort me out.
Avon Anew Clinical Eye-Lift Pro
I chose this product for several reasons - partly because I know I can return it to my Avon Lady if I am not happy, it seemed to be just what I was looking for and the price is within my budget at £13. I have since noticed though that the latest Avon catalogue has an offer where you can purchase the eye-lift, an eyeshadow and mascara for just a tenner - gutted!
The Eyelift is a stylish 20ml plastic tub which comes boxed with a leaflet (barely readable because of the small print) and when you open it you will find 2 compartments on the same lines as fruit-yoghurt pots. One side contains an orange gel and the other a soft white cream. The gel is for the eyelid whilst the cream is for under the eye. As I could not read the directions I went by the picture in the catalogue and basically played it by ear (or eye!) but have now got it sussed - with 1 finger just a little blended over the lid and up to the brow line, another finger in the cream gently applying under my eyes seems to work OK for me.
A list of ingredients is given both on the box and the leaflet but, even with my reading glasses on, I cannot read them, therefore am unable to enlighten you but can tell you that I have quite sensitive eyes but have had no problem using the product.
Does it work?
I tend to be highly critical of beauty products having had many disappointing results but I have to say that this Avon Eye-Lift has definitely made a difference to my eyes - not dramatic, but certainly an improvement. The puffiness has gone down on my eyelids and the under eye area looks better too. I have had comments too along the lines of 'you're looking less tired' which has to be good and makes me feel even better.
I have not experienced any adverse effects and none of that horrible tightening effect that I have felt using other eye products so I have to say I am pleased with the results. I would not say that using the product has made a dramatic difference but there is certainly a big improvement.
I would definitely buy this again as it worked for me and feel the price is good as a little certainly goes a long way, but I would try to buy re-stock when it is on offer. I would not say it is an eye-changing product but using it has made me feel better because of the positive comments I have had since using it.
I am knocking a star off because I really do think Avon should look at their leaflets which are printed in such tiny writing.
I have wrote a few reviews on avon products and wanted to add this to the list as I have just finished using the first tub of eye cream. I bought this from my usual avon representative about 2 months ago as it was on offer for £10 in the book. I was drawn to it as over the last few months long work hours have taken their toll and I have started to get dark circles and bags under my eyes. Maybe I just need more sleep but thought I would try the Anew clinical eye lift as it claimed to help get rid of dark circles.
The pot is only small - 20ML which I was quite disappointed by but after I realised a little goes a long way. It is divided into two and one side has a thick orange cream for above the eye and brow bone, and the other is a white cream for under the eyes. There is another plastic lid under the normal lid to keep it tightly closed. The product has a smell but I can't really compare it to anything however its pleasant and not over powering like some face creams. The upper eye cream claims to contain injectable-grade arginine to help boost elastin and lift sagging skin and the under eye cream contains Derma-Refine Technology to help reduce under eye shadows. All sounds very technical but was hoping it did what it claimed to do.
Trying the product:
I made the mistake of applying to much and had to leave my skin a while for it all to soak in before I could apply any make-up. The second time I applied it you literally don;t even need a pea size amount to cover all your eye. I applied the upper cream first which has quite a sticky texture but feels fine once it is on your skin. The under eye cream is silky and really moisturises underneath your eye. I apply twice a day after washing my face and the tub has lasted me just over 7 weeks which for £10 is a bargain!
Over the past few weeks I have noticed under my eyes look more awake and fresh, the dark bits and lines have faded. My skin on and around my eyes is smoother and feels moisturised and healthy. I have bought another tub from my avon representative as I do think it has made a difference to the skin on and around my eyes. I don't have deep lines/ crows feet or lasting damage to my skin so I don't know if it would work for people who do but for me it has been a good product that I will continue to use. However I am not willing to pay £18.50 for it full price as I think for any cream that it just too expensive so I will just purchase when on offer.
It's been awhile since I used Avon products. I'll admit it, I'm dazzled by the big name brands - the MACs and BeneFits that promise to do the beauty impossible whilst being packed in kitsch. I'm also genuinely loyal to my skincare holy grail (Clarins day and night creams) that I have been using since I was 21. But Avon? Well, it's something my mum used...
I have been absolutely blown away by this product. Costing a hefty £19.50 (rivalling the prices of many of the big skincare brands), this little pot offers two distinct products in one. A brow lift using surgical grade technology to improve hooded eyes; and an under eye cream to deal with fine lines, sagging, and dark circles. The reviews on the Avon website are very favourable and this is one of their best sellers. Not only that, there was a special offer of £10 for the cream, sunglasses AND a mascara. It had to be worth a try.
The Brow lift feels instantly tightening and it does actually seem to lift and tighten my brow. I have naturally deep set eyes and they tend to appear hooded, especially as my skin is now beginning to show signs of aging.
The under eye cream also has a slight tightening and cooling effect on application. It doesn't bunch the wrinkles, making your eyes puffy (and your wrinkles therefore more pronounced, just taking up less space); or worse - smear your undereye down across the top of your cheeks giving you dark hollows that give you a skeleton look. What it does is much gentler than this, smoothing and softening. As a base underneath concealer, powder, and eye shadow, this makes an absolutely amazing transformation on my eyes. I do have an issue with the pot itself however; although it comes with the inner lid, this isn't really going to be enough to make sure that the two products stay apart in transit, which means I can't throw it at the bottom of my make up bag and forget about it.
There is a definite (if small) difference. The brow is lifted, showing more of my eyelid; and the wrinkles underneath my eye are reduced and smoothed. It hasn't totally changed things - my eye is still hooded, but the difference, albeit slight, is enough for me to keep spending on the product.
I have recently been using an Estee lAUDER EYE CREAM WHICH AT £35 a pop can be quite expensive and even though it has been really good i recently ran out (Thanks to my boyfriend who SWEARS he hasn't been using it) I decided to try a different eye cream and was wondering which one to use when a visit form my older sister made my mind up for me! Now my sister is 35 years old, goes on regular holidays, uses sunbeds and has 3 children so doesnt get much sleep and relies heavily on concealer! She came to visit me after around 8 weeks of not seeing her and i couldn't put my finger on what was different it took me awhile to realise she had less eye make up on and her eyes looked brighter. When i asked her if she had changed her make up she told me she hadn't she was just putting less on, it was then she told me about Avon Anew Clinical Eye lift, she said that in the 3 months she had been using it twice a day with her normal moisturisers and her dark eyes, puffiness and fines lines had been dramatically reduced and it really showed!! So off i toddled as soon as she left on to the laptop.
Price and Product size
I did my favourite thing and went on to google and did a shopping comparison and found the cheapest seller for NEW product and again i found amazon the best and again they did it free super saver delivery i paid £11.43 for a brand new boxed 20ml pot (each section contains 10ml) the Avon website is usually £19.50 WITHOUT postage and are currently doing a promotion for £13.50 plus postage so the price i got was great!!
The actual Product
It came in a little white classy looking pot and inside there is a small lid showing you which section is for which part of your eye. The 2 sections are made up of a 10ml orange gel and a 10ml white cream, the cream is for underneath your eye out on to your crows feet/upper cheekbone. The gel is for your upper eye and brow bone area.
It is recommended that you apply this twice a day to each area so this is what i did! Once in the morning and once at night. When i first received it i was glad i didn't pay the £20 for such a small amount of cream but it wasn't until i used it i realised this cream will go VERY far as you only need a very tiny amount for each application. Firstly i made sure i had a clean dry face and then i used a tiny bit of the cream and dabbed lightly with my finger underneath my eye (look up it helps when applying) then along the area crows feet may appear and just on my upper cheekbone. I then repeated this with the Gel on the upper eyelid with my eyes closed and up on to the brow bone. I always ensure that i dab the cream rather than wipe or rub on as this is better for the under eye area. I did this morning and night ensuring both times my skin was clean and dry. The next day i did notice a difference my skin did feel tighter around my eyes and the skin appeared smoother.
Fast forward 2 weeks and i have noticed a considerable difference. Dont get me wrong i am only 29 but i do have a few fine lines and occasional dark circles due to a busy social life and stressful job! However my mother (who has amazing skin and looks 45 INSTEAD OF 60) always told me that 'prevention was better than the cure' So i have used eye cream since i was 25 and had the first signs of 'Lines'! My eyes look brighter, my lines are reduced and i dont really suffer from dark circles with this. As far as i am concerned i am very impressed and couldn't have asked for a better eye cream...................................JUST ONE THING!
I felt that when the gel was applied to the upper lid and brow area it felt a little 'sticky' and i had to wait a little longer for it to dry before apply my usual make up and moisturiser.
Its a brilliant cream and excellent if you are on a budget but i dont think i'll be swapping my estee lauder just yet!
I have had this in my cupboard for quite some time and i've only been using this for about 6 weeks. Why did I buy it when I bought it which was probably about 6 months ago if I wasn't going to use it for a while? Well due to the great special offer that's why!
I think this costs £15 on it's own on the right selling price, but it could be found for £10 now and again. The offer at the time was to get an Eye Cream and a Mascara and both items cost £10. You had to choose 1 of the packs, and the Eye Creams and Mascara's were different, but this pack was my choice as the Mascara that was in this was 1 that I used from Avon anyway. I think the right price of both products was £25, and I needed a Mascara at the time, so it all made sense.
This comes in quite a plain looking box. Then again most of the Anew products boxes are a bit plain. The box is white and the lettering and colouring is just light grey. hardly anything exciting, but I don't care much about the box to this anyway.
The tub in which this comes in is a bit nicer looking. It is a white plastic tub which isn't too high, and is quite wide. There is a silver ring part near the lid of this and this makes it look a bit more expensive I would say. The lettering is qutie small on the front and it all looks alright. When you open the lid you will see that this is split into 2 seperate bits. There is an Orange Gel bit and a Cream bit.
The way you use this is the Gel part you apply to your eye lids and up to your Eyebrows, and the Cream goes under your eyes. You use this twice a day. Just dab your finger into the section and apply this onto the area. I use the Gel part first and when you put your finger into this then the Gel seems a medium thickness and not overly sticky. This rubbed over my upper eye area no problem and although it perhaps felt a tiny bit sticky when I applied this, when it dried it is smooth enough and didn't go tight and hard or that. Having said that I do believe this is meant to tighten the area, which I feel it feels slightly taught but it is smooth as well. The under eye cream part is a medium thickness and a little of this goes a long way. Again this is a medium thickness, and after wiping this under my eyes then it dried into my skin quick enough and even from the first application the skin felt smooth enough.
So how do I find this? Well any other Eye Cream i've used has only been an under eye cream so it is good to have a 2 in 1 product. I have found so far that this has been working well enough as the areas seem smooth and i'd like to think that this will make my eyes look nice and pretty.
I still have a good amount of this left, and even with using this twice a day then it appears that this will do me a good few months.
A product that I will be buying again.
I have tried plenty of eye creams and gels because I have terrible dark circles underneath my eyes. There are two eye creams that I use on a regular basis and The Avon Anew Clinical Eye Lift is one of them.
I don't usually buy from Avon because we never get a catalogue delivered to our house and their website isn't one I think of to look through. One day out of the blue a catalogue dropped onto my mat so I took the opportunity to try out a few things. This eye cream was on offer at the time, a few pounds cheaper than the £15 it usually is so I ordered some.
The pot of cream is divided into two halves. One half is an orange coloured gel which is to be applied to the brow area of the eye and claims to tighten the skin that causes saggy looking eyes. The other half of the pot has a beige/white cream which should be applied under the eye to get rid of dark circles.
The gel for the upper part of the eye goes a long way. Just a quick dip of my finger into the pot gives me enough for both eyes. It leaves my eyelids feeling smooth but whether it actually tightens the skin above my eye I can't really be sure. However, I love that it isn't heavy on my lids and gives a smooth base for applying make up.
The cream for under the eye is the better of the two products in my opinion. It is very thick so again you don't need to use too much for each application. It goes on very easily and absorbs into the skin quickly. I have noticed with other eye creams that they leave a film on the skin which spreads out when I apply foundation on top of it. This cream had no such residue, all of it has soaked in before I can even pick my foundation up. It definitely reduces the darkness under my eyes. It doesn't eliminate it altogether but no cream does.
A little advantage that I've noticed is that if you do put too much on and a bit gets in your eye it doesn't sting at all or cause a bloodshot eye.
Overall I'm very happy with this product. I'm picky when it comes to eye creams but this one has impressed me enough to use it regularly.
I don't often buy Avon usually because I can not be bothered to trawl through their website and becasue I have no Avon rep in my area. Several months agp, however my neighbour, for a short period started to deliver Avon and so I decided to try a few products. I was quite taken by the Anew Clinical Eye Lift mainly because of the claims that it helps to diminish dark circles and for anyone who suffers from them they will know and understand just how depressing they can make you feel and how time consuming applying make up can be just to try to hide their unslightly affects. i suffer from dark circles and for most of the time I am forever doing everything in my power to cover them up and disguise them. For the most part they make me very self conscious as they appear to be the only ailment that I can not control.
I am usually neither impressed or convinced by the manufacturers claims of their products particulary when they use long, technical words for simple ingredients or they are sold to me by models who don't suffer from the ailments that the products claim to cure but when it comes to improving the appearance of dark circles I am willing to give anything a try.
A 20ml pot is divided into two compartments (each 10ml) one for the eye gel, a light/pale orangey colour and the other for the white cream. A plastic lid insert protects the contents keeping the product air tight. The contents have a very light scent (it really is only just detectable) but when applied to the face you can't really smell it.
How To Apply:
A small amount, roughly a pea size is adequate to cover the areas around both eyes. Dab a few dots of the eye gel on the area above your eye lid and underneath your brow as well as your under eye area and using gentle circular motions massage the gel until absorbed into the skin. Massage a few dots of the cream along the under eye area including to the edges where crows feet are prone to appear. Use twice a day (morning and night) in conjunction with your standard skin care routine.
"Upper eye gel boosts collagen. Tightens and lifts the look of skin on and around the eyelids, plus improves the browbone area. Under eye cream helps diminish the look of undereye bags and puffiness, dark circles and crêpiness". Dimesional lift technology helps instantly tighten and prevent sagging.
I used this product for over three weeks and on a positive note it was incredibly quick to apply and simple to use. The gel was soothing on my eyes particulary if I was tired or I had just woken up. The cream was easily absorbed into my skin and my entire eye area felt very soft to touch and smooth. That is about all the positivity I can muster with this product as it made absolutely no visable difference to the appearance of the area around my eyes (perhaps the use of a powerful microscope under strict clinical conditions to inspect my skin could differ with my findings) but certainly the results would not be enough to temp me to bother using again.
Crows feet were just as visable, the hoods above my eyes (which have always been there and are just part of my genetic make up) were no more toned than before and I actually now believe that whilst I could, with other perhaps tone the area slightly the only way I could ever rid of them is through surgery.
Yes my skin was softer and felt smoother but I feel that I had wasted £15.00 (now £18.50 on Avon's website) on this product. I could have had the same soft, smooth skin results from any other cheaper alternative on the market. The last half of the pot has been sat in my cupboard for months, destined for the bin when I get round to decluttering.
The dark circles under my eyes were just as prominent and had not diminished in any way. I have since done some research on the internet and found that contrary to popular belief dark under eye circles are not necessary caused by lack of sleep, tiredness or fatigue. They are caused by blood vessels that can be seen through the delicate under eye area skin (the thinnest skin on the body at just 0.5mm thick). When blood passes underneath the surface of the skin it can cause a tinting effect which in turn causes the darkness and in most cases this is hereditary. Other causes can include anemia, liver problems, vitamin deficiency or medication and so no amount of creams regardless of their claims were ever going to have an effect on my dark circles. I just wish I had researched this a little more indepth before I actually brought the product as I could have saved myself a pretty penny.
I was also disapointed that reviews for this product on Avon's website all rated the product positivly and so I felt that they had filtered out any damning reviews in order to give the appearance to new customers that everyone who had tried and tested it were happy with the results.
I have deliberately not listed because there are more than sixty ingredients for this product and I have no real understanding of them. A few did catch my eye however including; Yeast extract (I always thought this was Marmite!!!) Caffeine which can have a positive effect on the appearance of the skin and can contribute to help tightening but is not clinically proven to deliver dramatic results and Potassium hydroxide which is used in most soft cosmetic products because of its softness and high levels of solubility.
The clinical eye renewal duo gel and cream are part of a much larger range of anti aging skin care from Avon. Full product information are avilable to view and order on their website or via an Avon representative in your area.
One Final Thought:
If dark circles are causing misery then my only advice is to stop using creams and visit your doctor as there could be a really simple solution and results will only be achieved with medical help. There are also products that a doctor can prescribe that are far more powerful and effective than the average "high street" soloution.
To be honest i've always thought that "miracle" products like this one all worked psychological, in that people would think that just by applying it then it had to be doing something right? I'd flicked past this eye cream many times in the Avon brochure without really thinking twice about buying it, after all the Anew range by Avon tends to be for those who are worried about the signs of ageing and since i'm still very young this wasn't something that greatly concerned me. The cream also had a price tag of £15 which was a lot of money to me.
But then a friend who is the same age as me said that she'd started using this cream and it had really helped with her under eye bags, so i thought well if she's using it and she's my age, then so can i. I waited until a special offer came up for it in the brochure though, i just didn't want to pay £15. It was finally on offer for £10 so i bought it and started using it straight away.
The cream itself has two parts to it, there is a white coloured cream which you apply under your eyes to help reduce under eye bags and puffiness. Then there is an orange coloured cream which you apply above your eyes and that reduces the appearance of any lines and also "lifts" your eyes to make you look younger. I have to say for about the first week i didn't really notice any significant change in my eyes. But then the change started to kick in.
First of all my under eye bags did appear lighter than the dark circles that they were beforehand, which i was pleased with as that is the main reason i bought the cream. But as a bonus the "lifting" part of the cream seemed to be having its effects too. My eyes felt so much firmer and more "awake". I was extremely surprised by this cream. Might i also add i only used it once a day, just before i went to bed, so i didn't have to use it excessively either.
If you are looking for a Beauty product that will improve the look of your eyes then i'd certainly reccomend you give this one a go, it might surprise you like it did me. Like many Avon products recently though, it has gone up in price and now costs £18.50 in the Avon brochure so personally i'd wait for a special offer.
I do like my Avon products as anyone familiar with my reviews will have gathered by now.
I was looking for a decent eye cream that would deliver the goods instead of false claims as though I don't suffer (luckily) from bags under my eyes, I DO have those dreaded dark circles that make me constantly look shattered despite getting plenty of sleep.
One thing I had been eager to try for a long time was Anew Clinical Eye Lift from Avon as not only had I heard lots of glowing positive reviews from people about this, I also liked the idea of it being split into two sections -
One for the upper eye area.
The other being for underneath the eyes.
The reason I haven't tried it until about a month ago was the cost - £ 17.50 for a 20ml pot (each section contains just 10ml each) was way out of my budget unfortunately.
A few brochures back though it was on offer price at £10.50, which though is still expensive, is cheaper than some other brands so I took the plunge and ordered some to try.
The eye cream comes in a small (20ml as mentioned) cylindrical tub that is predominantly white in colour. The lettering is in silver and around the lid there is a silver finish which gives the appearance of expense.
Once the lid is removed you can clearly see the two segregated compartments containing the eye cream. The one designed for the upper eye area is of a gel consistency and is an orange colour, whilst the under eye treatment is a thick cream and is an off white colour.
Okay down to business, does it work?
I started using this immediately once it had been delivered as I was eager for those dark circles of mine to be banished.
I applied the under eye cream to (surprisingly) my under eye area and it absorbed well so I was pleased with that as it's a delicate area the last thing I wanted to be doing was rubbing which would consequently make it sore.
Next up was the gel for the upper eye.
The texture of this is quite 'gloopy' and feels very strange once applied to my eye lids and brows. It feels very soothing on application and leaves my eyes feeling refreshed..at first.
What Avon claims~
"..Get a triple lift. Upper eye gel boosts collagen. Tightens and lifts the look of skin on and around the eyelids, plus improves the brow bone area. Under eye cream helps diminish under eye bags and puffiness and dark circles.."
My experience of this~
This cream/gel is designed to be used twice a day so I have rigidly stuck to a regimental regime of applying both morning and evening.
I have used consecutively for about a month now and here is what I really think:
Whilst I was impressed at first with the feeling the gel had on my upper eye area I found that it leaves my eyelids and brows feeling slightly sticky and 'tacky'. After a while it felt uncomfortable almost as it doesn't seem to absorb in to my skin; it just sits on top.
The cream, whilst soothing, leaves my skin feeling nicely moisturised underneath my eyes and does absorb well, and almost instantly, so I was pleased with that aspect.
As for the diminishing dark circles? Well it didn't make much difference to mine so I found that disappointing. As for the uplift the gel promises my brow area definitely slightly more taught so it does deliver there.
I had high hopes for this product but for me it was disappointing to a degree. Yes certain parts worked, but for the hefty (full) price tag that comes with it I expected much more.
I will continue to use until the pot is empty (still about a quarter left) but won't be buying again..
What they say:
Get a triple lift. Upper eye gel boosts collagen. Tightens and lifts the look of skin on and around the eyelids, plus improves the browbone area. Under eye cream helps diminish the look of undereye bags and puffiness, dark circles and crêpiness. Use twice a day.
How to use:
Apply your eye cream morning and night, using your ring finger to avoid pulling the delicate skin - a pea- sized amount is enough for both eyes.
Dab the cream around your eye area and pat gently until it is absorbed. Avoid the area directly around your lash line to make sure the cream doesn't go into your eyes.
This is by far the BEST eye cream/gel that i've ever used. I apply it first thing in the morning when i'm more prone to under eye dark circles and this banishes them a treat.
The texture is quite creamy and quickly absorbs into the skin.
My eyes instantly feel more alert/open and much, much fresher. The more i've used it the more I can tell what a difference it as made to my eye area, a definite winner which I will continue to buy for the simple reason that it does exactly what it says it does on the packaging. I've finally found a eye cream which works!!!
Where can I buy it: Avon. Maybe you have a local representative, if not then you can order directly from: http://www.avon.uk.com/PRSuite/home_page.page
Price: I paid £12 for mine but the cost can vary from brochure to brochure depending on any special offers.
==Avon Anew Clinical Eye Lift==
I don't often buy many Avon products but Mum gets a book and she will often treat me from time to time and this was the case with this product. In a way I kind of feel she should be getting me these sorts of products because it is her fault that she has passed onto me these deep set eyes which are prone to darker circles!
I do not know exactly how much my mum paid for the eye cream because Avon do tend to have a lot of special offers on a the time but having a look on the Avon website it is currently selling for £15 a pot although the RRP is £17.50 pence.
It is a pot with 2 x 10 ml meaning you are really paying for a 20 ml pot. The price is about right for an eye cream and I would be prepared to pay this out again if the results matched the price!
Avon Anew Clinical Eye Lift comes in a small square box which is white a silver in colour. Inside the cardboard box is a round pot which again is in white and silver colourings.
The box gives all the necessary information such as ingredients, how to use and what the product actually is and what it should do.
The product is made up of two separate sections which are easy to get to after taking off the screw lid and a plastic cover under the lid. There is a white coloured cream which is designed for application under the eye and the second one is a peach coloured gel which is for use on the upper eye lid and under the brow.
It is easy to remember which one if for which use as there is a simple to understand diagram on the plastic cover which goes over the cream/gel.
The product is supposed to give you a triple lift. The gel for use on the upper eyes, is said to boost collagen whilst tightening and lifting the skin on the upper eyelid and improve the look of the brow bone. The cream helps the under eye skin by reducing puffiness and helping the appearance of dark circles. It specifies that it is best used twice a day.
There is not much of a smell to either of the sections but I suspect this is so that it is very gentle to the eyes and I have not had any problem with using them even when I have my contacts in.
The cream and gel is best applied with the finger tips in gentle taps to the skin area. It is important not to drag the skin or rub in the products because the eye area is very delicate and prone to stretching thus causing wrinkles.
==My Overall Opinion==
Using this eye cream duo is as simple as using any other eye creams and I have been using it most mornings and evenings for the past month or so and have a small amount of each of the products left to use up. The gel for the top lids is lovely to apply as it has a nice cooling effect on the skin the cream also has this feel but to a slightly lesser degree.
I can see with this cooling effect how the cream would reduce puffiness but this is not a problem I suffer with.
This Avon Anew Clinical Eye Lift did however seem to improve the overall look of my eyes and made the skin feel tighter on the top with a slight improvement of the darker colourings of the under eye. With these sort of product I never really hold out much hope for any improvement but this Avon Eye Lift did do something which compared to most is quite good.
I think I would be happy to buy this product again if it were on some sort of special offer but probably not at full price. There are so many other eye creams and lotions and potions that I have yet not tried them all and I feel that although there was some slight improvement that it wasn't enough to keep me buying this product.
I think all in all I would award this Avon Anew Clinical Eye Lift a score of 3 stars out of 5 which seems fair. I will give it a recommendation but I think I have really had the same results from products which cost half this price.
All in all not a bad product that I will be using again.
Many thanks for taking the time to read.
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This product is made up of two seperate lotions, an upper eye gel and an under eye cream.
The upper eye gel is really nice to apply as it has an immediate cooling effect and quickly dries to enable you to wear eyeshaddow over the top. This gel had great results for me, and I could see a marked improvement after a week of use. It tightened up the slightly sagging skin on my upper lids and made them much less puffy.
The under eye cream has a lovely consistency and is smooth to apply. It sinks in really well. I didn't notice as much immediate effect with the cream, my dark circles did not improve but the fine lines under my eyes were a bit less noticeable.
A very reasonably priced product that I will definitely be buying again after this lot has run out - will be in a while though, it's lasted really well so far!
I have very puffy eyes (too much staring at the computer screen!) and this gel gave an immediate (and welcome!) cooling effect. After a minute or so, as the creams begin to dry you can definitely feel and see a tightening effect, puffiness was reduced, not gone but definitely reduced. The pamphlet that comes with the cream tells that using this will boost collagen in the area, my under eye skin does feel firmer even after short term useage.
I'm not sure I would pay retail for the product but check it out if you can pick one up for a few pounds.
I bought this product two weeks ago and I use it twice daily. I cleanse with Lush's Fresh Pharmacy and moisturise with a Simple day cream and a Clinique night cream.
The jar has a screw top lid (secure for travelling!). When you take the main lid off, the jar is divided in two, with an upper lid gel and a lower eye cream, there is also a cap with a pull tab covering the two sections which you replace after each time that you use it. I've already had a couple of accidents with the cap that have seen it flying across the room so the packaging isn't my favourite part of this product.
This retails at £15 (price correct on date of review) but can be picked up much MUCH cheaper via auction sites, I didn't pay more than £4 for mine.