I had been a little run down of late, I feel so much better now but when I wasn't feeling so well for quite a few weeks, under my eyes were extremely dark in colour. I do not suffer with dark circles too much even though I do not sleep very well, they are not bad for my mature age and so I am quite lucky. I did find when I looked into the mirror and gasped in the mornings that the circles were worse than any other time of the day. I am not a pretty sight at the best of times but I looked worse than normal lol.
I was looking around in shops and on the internet for a quick fix to be honest because I knew it would only be a temporarily problem but when I went to the Benefits counter at a well known shop, the assistant recommended this product to me, but I cannot remember what the price was at the time but it was a little too expensive for me to buy and so I just listened to what she had to say. Then when I left the counter a woman came up to me and told me to look on E.bay for a sample of this one and so I did and bought a tiny 7.5ml tube to try.
As soon as the post man posted it into my letter box I almost took his hand off when he posted it lol. Inside the tube it is a rich, very soft pale yellow cream. It does not have a fragrance to it that I can detect. I had already done my usual cleansing routine that morning and so I immediately began to use it. I just placed a small amount on the tip of my finger and gently smoothed it under my eyes. It does feel a little greasy but not too thick on the skin. I can feel it on my skin and the very first time I used it I could feel a tingling sensation under my eyes, I had remembered what the assistant had told me in the shop that it can have this effect and it is normal. I found my eyes were becoming quite puffy and I did not feel it was suitable and so I washed it off after a couple of minutes. I did try it later that night and the next morning and still found it made my eyes feel worse. I then decided to go back to the shop and asked about this puffy eye feeling and she told me it is a product that has this effect for up to 2 weeks or so. So I decided to try it again to see how I got on with it.
I have been using this for well over the 2 weeks now and after around 7 days the puffy eyes problem settled down. This cream is designed to improve dark circles after 2 weeks continuous usage. I have found it has not made any difference at all for my dark circles. They are just exactly the same as before I began using this cream. I find the tingling no longer occurs but nothing else stands out to me with this product.
I think it is what it says on the label ( con ) in my opinion the name suits it well Eyecon lol. I persevered with it though and it has been almost 3 weeks now and I am fed up with it but I had to continue to use it to make sure I had used it correctly because there is no point buying a product and not testing it fully. I have tried and tested this one and it is not a good one for my eyes. I am actually happy I did not buy the full size product because I probably would be crying by now the price of it lol.
It is designed to be used in the mornings and last thing at night, it can be used under make up and make up can be used in the usual way once it has dried. It does however dry quite quickly and the greasy residue soon soaks into the skin in no time at all. Make up is perfectly fine used over this cream and so that is a bonus for me because it means I do not have to wait for too long to apply my make up.
The full size product comes in a tiny jar with a screw off top, I just cannot remember how much it cost but it was not a cheap price. Young women and mature women all can have dark circles and men too, this can be used by men also but I just think dark circles on any person can be just the same. I found this is not good value for money and not too good a quality either. I will definitely not buy the full size and I certainly do not recommend it for others to give it a go because I just think it is a complete waste of money in my opinion.
I only give this 1 star I am afraid because it had no effect whatsoever for my eyes and so I giving the reduced stars for this reason.
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Thank you for reading my review and I hope you found it to be helpful.
If you have been reading any of my recent reviews you will have noticed Ive been writing about a lot of Benefit brand products and Im showing no signs of slowing down now as Ive been going a bit mad buyingup all their products recently! Anyway a few weeks ago I decided to buy the Benefit Justine Case set - simply because when I go on a night out rather than go home Ill always end up spending the night at a friends and then come morning I look terrible, Im in last nights clothes and my hair looks like Ive been dragged through a hedge - so I thought having a little set like this on me all the time would at least make me look a bit more presentable for the walk home! One of the products contained in the set is this 'Benefit EyeCon' which as with most products from this brand probably isnt something Id have picked for myself - I already have an eye gel that I use regularly and I had no desire to change it but I thought Id give this one a go as it came in the set.
Price: 14g pot - £22.98!!
Stockists: Boots, Amazon, the Benefit website, Debenhams etc ...
Other Info: This cream promises to face dark circles, make eyes appear brighter & soften the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles - so basically it promises to remove all signs of tiredness from around your eyes. Brilliant for first thing in the morning especially after a late night!
Now as I mentioned I got this as part of a set so the packaging for the product I own is nothing like what you would get if you bought the full sized product - so bare that in mind when Im describing the product I own! Rather than having this cream in a tub I own it in a very small transparent tube that looks a little bit like a mini lpgloss I think - through the tube you can clearly see the product inside which appears white and oddly runny for a cream I think. On the top is a screw off black lid and attached to that is a small applicator wand that fits in the inside of the tube - again the applicator is like that of a lipgloss and it is slightly angled to make application easier as it will fit to the contours of your eyes better. On the tube is some basic information - brand and product name, shelf life, directions for use etc and on the Justine case box is a list of the ingredients - but again if you own the full sized product you will more than likely have more information on this than that. I actually prefer having this in the tube as it makes application easier and its much more hygenic in my opinion - usually the small products that come from the sets are nowhere near as nice packaging wise.
To apply this is so simple you could probably do it without a mirror. You simply get the applicator ith some cream on it and either dab a few small dots underneath your eyes or one light swipe underneath each eye and then rub into your skin. This appears white in the tube but as soon as its on your skin it appears clear so if you were applying this on the go without a mirror it doesnt need blending loads as even if you dont spend ages doing it, it wont be visible against your other make-up - even if your really up close with someone. Application is very simple - much quicker and easier than the eye gel I normally use so during the 1st time I applied this I thought this was going to be brilliant all round - sadly application is probably the best part of the whole product! :[
Now usually with most products less is more but in my opinion with this one no matter how much you use the feel and results are the same - pretty rubbish so I cant recommend an appropriate amount - no matter how little or much of this I use it never really works for me so if it does work for you, have a couple of attempts to see how much it will take for maximum results. Now the word cream in my opinion usually means the product will be slightly thick but still feel creamy and lgiht on your skin but this doesnt apply to this one I dont think. It comes out quite runny and bubbly and then when you rub it into your skin while it doesnt weigh down your eye area or make it feel uncomfortable it does make it feel slightly sticky. That isnt a problem I guess unless someones touching your eyes but I can feel the odd texture so its irritating for me to wear this alongside other make-up or by itself, its a gooey feeling 'cream'.
Sadly the results of this for me are very poor - which isnt something I normally say about Benefit products. I dont really see any kind of difference in my dark circles or bags after I apply this and the fine lines I do have around my eyes are still noticable and dont look more filled in at all. If this does make a difference it is so minor than I cant even notice - I have to wear a tonne of make-up alongside this to get rid of the circles which kind of renders this cream a bit pointless for me as I wanted it for days when I wasnt wearing much other make up.Ill carry on using this just until the tube runs out as I have paid for it now but Im going back to my normal eye gel after this tube is finished.
Would I buy this again? Definitely not. The results are very poor and its far to expensive for the rubbish job it does. I only recommend this for people who only have very slight, more or less unoticable dark circles or fine lines if you are anything like me though this wont be a thing for you and it will be pointless using it! Sorry Benefit you let me down with this one!
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When we are tired out after a bad nights sleep, our eyes are the first thing that gives it away to those around us. If it's not the dark circles beneath your eyes or the horrible puffiness that makes you look like you've been crying all night, then it'll be the fact that you just can't keep them open!
Eye con is a brightening eye cream by Benefit that is sent to rescue you from signs of fatigue. The purpose of this brightening eye cream is to make those horrible dark circles underneath your eyes fade away. Your eyes should look instantly refreshed and wide awake. Not only that but it also promises to smooth away fine lines.
So how does it work? The eye cream is created using extracts of sweet almond. This extract is said to improve your complexion and give it a glow. It provides a deep moisturisation and can lighten dark circles while delaying the aging process. It also nourishes the delicate skin to leave it soft and smooth and sooth inflammation and puffy eyes. It is rich in Vitamin E and other minerals which your skin will gladly soak up.
The eye cream also contains apple which is packed with vitamins and helps to tone tired and stressed out skin and aid the disappearance of fine lines. The fruit also helps to give the eye area a healthy glow instead of those dark circles which reveal how tired you actually are. A dash of orange extract helps to stimulate circulation of the skin and alleviates those pesky dark circles. Thrown into the mixture as well is the Japonica leaf which also helps to fight against puffy eyes. It also has a soothing effect which refreshes those tired eyes.
To buy this product it costs around a whopping £20 for a tiny 14 grams of the formula. I got a mini one included in my Benefit Just in Case collection, which is how I first encountered this product. It can be bought from most large department stores including Boots and is also available online. The product comes in a tiny glass jar with a lid that you twist to remove. It can be a pest to get the product out if you have long nails.
The texture is quite light and has a very subtle sweet smell that is barely noticeable. It is a non greasy formula that can be applied before make up in the morning or before bed in the night.
As for the claims that the product makes, I wouldn't say that they are entirely true. I only have very tiny fine lines and still I didn't notice a change in their appearance. Based on this, I would say the product would have no effect at all on mature skins. As for the dark circles, if there is any change then it is barely noticeable so I would have to disagree there as well.
It does however leave the eye area moisturised and smooth. The product makes my eyes feel a little fresher and more awake but this could be because I am applying a cool cream to the area. The puffiness is reduced but this could be because of the gentle tapping action that I used to apply the product.
All in all, I don't think this cream lives up to its promise and I'm glad that I didn't pay the full price to get my hands on it. It will moisturise your skin but so will many other products for a much cheaper price. If you're looking to appear more awake then you should either get yourself to bed earlier or try a different product because I don't think that you will find that this is the answer to your problems. A shame as I am big fan of Benefit.
I recieved a small sample bottle of this stuff as i was very very skeptical about it due to the bad reviews on here.
Im always attracted to benefits products due to their eye catching packaging and everything the products claim to do, eyecon claims to fade dark circles and smoothe lines under the eye and for me it did exactly that, it has a cooling effect and smells lovely too.
I think this product may work for some but may not for others but for me this definately worked. first off i dabbed the product under my eyes and patted it in then concealed with boi-ing (benefits industrial strength concealer) which i love! then used a little foundation, blusher and mascara.
For me this stuff is wonderful, i looked in the mirror in natural light after i had applied it for the first time and my eyes seemed so bright and like new!! i have blue eyes but after using this stuff they look so much more blue and stand out more.
i do recommend anyone to buy the sample size first instead of splashing out on the full product as it doesnt seem to work for some and benefit products are pretty pricey. but 100% worked for me so this will be my next full size benefit purchase!
Well, unfortunately the name says it all. As with most eye creams this product really is a con. I bought this from the Benefit counter at Boots for a whopping £21.50 hoping that I'd finally found a product that would banish those dark circles and help those fine lines that are creeping in now I've past the grand old age of 30. I'm sorely disappointed.
The product is very cutely packaged in a little glass jar with a pale metallic blue screw lid. It has a pale blue and pink label showing an eye with the works "eyecon - fading action" emblazoned across it. On the back it states "brightening eye cream - eyecone fades dark circles and smoothes fine lines" pah! The intructions also advise you to apply morning and night.
The cream is fairly thick in consistency but smoothes easily onto the skin. Its a cream coloured cream with a very slight shimmer (I presume this is the brightening effect) and a faintly medicinal smell which is actually quite unpleasant. Its quite annoyinging getting the cream out of the jar as the opening is pretty small and the cream gets down your finger nails.
I applied this religiously, morning and night, for 30 days and nothing happened, no brightening effect, no smoothing of those irritating wrinkles. Its nothing better than an average fairly nasty smellig moisturiser and I've have better luck with plain old Nivea creme.
Avoid - overpriced and smelly.
It's pretty evident from the other Dooyoo product reviews on this that most people share my disappointment with Benefit's 'Eyecon' cream. It promises de-puffed undereyes and the banishment of dark circles but it fails to deliver.
I got this product as part of the Justine Case kit because I wanted to try it so badly but just couldn't justify the price-tag without trying it out first. I'm glad I went with this option as I might've cried to spend around £21 on this 'con' of a product. It came in a little 5ml tube with an applicator which made it incredibly difficult to get the product out from the bottom of the tube, I think the pot would be easier to use. The cream is a beige sort of colour and actually looks quite nice and 'silky'. It has no scent that I can detect.
The sales assistant was really enthusiastic about Eyecon and told me to pat a little of it under my eyes every morning and night and I would see results in couple of weeks. I found that you really need to put on a very small amount otherwise it looks very noticeable as it leaves a greasy sheen on your skin. Certainly doesn't help make your dark circles less noticeable that's for sure. It's quite a heavy feeling cream and it just made me want to wipe it back off again. However, I persevered with this until my little tube ran out (about a month) and did not see ANY difference to the under-eye area whatsoever.
Whoever branded this a miracle product had to have been joking because it's completely ineffective and an utter waste of money. I use quite a few Benefit products and this is the only one that hasn't impressed me. I had high hopes for this but unfortunately it just isn't working. I honestly can't find anything positive to say about it - don't waste your money (and a lot of it) on this pointless product.
My eye con experience was brought to me by way of the small sample of the product included in my 'Justine Case' Benefit make-up kit. When I bought this little kit - mainly for the wide range of benefit products in included, but also because it just looked so cute - the eye con product was the one which the Benefit lady raved the most about. Miracle eye cream, she said, celebrity's swear by it, she said, can't get enough of it, she said....
So you can imagine I had relatively high expectations of this product.
Now, this is not a product I would neccesarily have chosen were it not included in the kit I bought - eye cream just isn't really my thing - just seems a bit faffy - i'd rather use a generic all over face cream, but, at the promise of reduced puffiness, dark circles dissapearing and serious eye smoothing I was totally willing to give it a go.
This product ordinarily retails at £21.50, available in boots and most department stores as well as online, at the benefit website (www.benefitcosmetics.co.uk) as well as a handful of other beauty product online retailers. Ordinarily the product comes in a small (14g capacity) glass jar, and has the product name, 'eye-con' with a cute picture of a prettily made up (non dark circley) eye. In the Justine case kit (retailing at £22.50) you get 2.50g of product presented in a lip gloss style tube, with a lip gloss style applicator.
So I got home, awaited the morning (I decided this would be when i would use the product - pure personal preference) and readily applied my eye cream, around my dark (ish, thank you very much) circles and over my lids. I did this again the next morning, and for every morning after that until it ran out (about 3 weeks in the end, though I was relatively sparing as I knew I didn't have a whole lot of product to play with).
And guess what? No change. Not a sausage.
I didn't notice even the teeny tiniest bit of difference with using this product, it did even make the area around my eyes any softer than when using my usual day cream, very dissapointing.
So basically I don't know what the Benefit lady was on about...I usually love Benefit products.....but this one was a serious let down.
I got one of these as a sample, as the Benefit sales lady suggested it as an eye cream but I was very reluctant to actually go out and spend £21.50 on a full size put, especially since I didn't know what to expect.
So this eye cream is meant to help fade dark circles. On their website's description it actually reads "Finally, an eye cream that really fades dark circles and won't break the bank!"
It's a light yellow coloured eye cream, quite creamy in consistency but not too thick. So I put some on my finger and gently applied it under my eye. I left one eye bare so I could better see the results of this cream and help me deicide if I wanted to go out and buy a full size jar.
So, after an hour of waiting and after many glances in the mirror, I did not notice any difference whatsoever. Wow, I could not believe that they even wrote that this stuff won't break the bank... £21.50 for something that does absolutely nothing is... well... a complete waste of money I'd say! And thankfully, I only got a free sample and did not have to part with my cash, as it would have stung very badly!
I got it as a gift, part of the "Justine Case" and was really excited to try it as I had heard it was good and I have had big dark circles under my eyes for as long as I can remember. In the set it came in a little screw top tube with an applicator like that you'd find in a lipgloss tube - a sort of spongy, fibrous little thing.
This cream doesn't really smell of anything at all, it's easy to apply but it usually feels like I'm not putting much on. The applicator doesn't load up at all so I reapply it a few times. at least twice.
I wasn't expecting this product to work at all so I was pleasantly surprised when I noticed that after a couple of days my dark circles did seem to be lighter. However, this effect does not build up and when I stopped using the product the circles went back to being as dark as ever before.
The effect isn't impressive enough in my opinion, and due to the price (£21.50) I don't want to buy this again so what I do is start using it a few days before a big occasion when I am going to be photographed to minimise my dark circles, but stop after the event. Hopefully it will last me quite a bit more time.
This is tiny little pot of eye cream that benefit claims 'fades dark circles and won't break the bank'. O.K. it doesn't fade dark circles in fact because you are putting cream on them it makes them stand out a load more than they did in the first place. For it not breaking the bank - you are having a laugh aren't you!! £21.50 for 14g of cream that doesn't work is a fortune in my opinion. Admittedly it does feel nice on your skin, it soaks in well and it smells lovely and fruity. It doesn't make your eyes any brighter it just draws attention to the bits you are trying to hide. As for softening lines it may well do but I was so disappointed in it I have not used it for long enough to notice. For me this was a real waste of money it has sat in my make up bag unused for ages - I might try it out as a hand cream - for the price I paid I am going to use it up on principle.
I purchased Benefit Eye-Con at Sephora last year when I had seen it on display near the cash desk. I read the box and the description and immediately decided that I had to have it. $28 US later, I was on the ride home excited at the promise of puff, and dark circle free eyes, this was the promise on the description of the product, as well as reducing wrinkles which was not one of my major concerns.
I got home and performed my nightly routine of the clinique 3 step skincare system and dabbed the product under my eye and over the lid and brow bone. I then went to bed. When I awoke, to my dismay I noticed that my dark circles were still apparent, and my eyes looked the same as they had every day when I awoke. They weren't puffy, but this wasn't one of my major dilemmas as much as racoon eyes were, so needless to say I was immediately disappointed. I decided that I would try the product again the next day after exfoliating the area very gently before applying the product, but this did not prove helpful, as I woke up once again disappointed.
The upside was that the skin around my eyes was more supple and moisturized, which made for a fantastic make-up base, however nothing that any good moisturizer or primer can't do. It did give the eyes a slightly brighter appearance, only because it remained dewy even once I slept through the entire night. Thus, it is more of a fake act to make it appear as it the eyes are brighter and less tired looking. I was very angered that I had spent $28 on a product that did not do anything that it had promised, and left me feeling guilty that I had trusted the description before reading reviews of the product first. Lucky for you, you can read this and take it as a warning. Beware, this product does not work and is a waste of money.
In my long and varied career of searching for the secret of eternal youth, I have come across many a fancy pot of cream which claims to do everything but clean the house for you. And in my travels and numerous stops at make up counters never have I been so impressed with the instant effect of an eye cream as I was with Benefit's Eyecon.
I must point out before I go any further that I no longer use this product. I completey changed my skincare a while ago and once this product ran out, two weeks ago, I changed to the one in my skincare range as I had some specific concerns that I felt buying another pot of Eyecon might not address. Despite that though, I am still in a very good position to give you an idea of what this product is like.
In the run up to me buying this product I had spent a fortune on eye creams that claim to soften fine lines (not much of a problem for me), reduce dark circles (a big problem) and provide light reflecting elements to give you that fresh eyed look (always nice to have). But none of the products I had tried offered any noticeable benefits and I was getting annoyed as I really wanted to look after the skin around my eyes properly. So one day as I was hijacked at the Benefit counter I explained that I didn't want to try in on make up (I was ill that day obviously!) but if they had an eye cream, I would be interested in having a look. And I was asked if I had hear of Eyecon. Well I had in as much as I had seen it in a magazine but it hadn't really registered so I thought I'd give it a go.
On that day I did have a little make up on and a little concealer under my eyes to hide the dark circles that I had. The assistant removed the concealer from under one eye and applied the eyecon. It was quite a cooling cream and I felt no tautness that you can get from some products. Looking at the two eyes the Eyecon side looked fresher and although I could see the dark circles they were less noticeable. The beauty came when I had some concealer applied over the top. Under my eyes looked natural and bright and I looked more awake. I used to use Benefit's Ooh La Lift for this purpose but it was nothing compared to this product. I was so impressed that I bought some immediately.
In all honesty this product does do what it claims to do on the tin (or website). It does really fade dark circles and although they say it won't break the bank at £21.50 for a 14g pot it does seem a little expensive still initially. But at the same time it lasts a good 6 to 9 months with pretty much daily use (morning and evening - you can also use it whenever you feel that you need to, which makes it a little different from other eye creams) so overall it isn't bad value. It is a non greasy cream which I would say is somewhere between a cream and a gel in texture. It absorbed quickly and this meant that I didn't need a lot of it and it was applied really easily (which is great as the skin under the eye is really delicate and you don't want to be pulling it about alot when trying to apply creams). It says that it has been created with a 'fading action' which instantly brightens whilst softening the appearance of fine lines.
To a certain extent they are not wrong here. The skin under my eyes felt softer and looked smoother and after a night on the town it really helped to freshen my eyes and reduce the dark circles (even if the red eyes give it away!). And its effects were noticeable almost immediately. This cream has two active ingredients - orange fruit extract which helps to stimulate microcirculation of the skin and reduces dark circles and apple fruit extracts when softens the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. And it really does work as well as help to make it smell quite nice.
But although this is exactly what it did do for quite a while I found in the last month or so of using it that under my eye began to dry out a little and I was applying more and more product to help maintain the softness and hydration of the skin. And the more I applied, the more it began to affect my eyes and I ended up looking like I was in tears half the time. Admittedly this happened as we started going into a cold snap and so my skin was going through a change but nevertheless this is why I stopped using it. There was no point in carrying on with it despite the great job it had done until then. I don't think I can entirely blame the product - it worked really well for me and I bought two pots in a row (quite uncommon for me until recently) but it just wasn't the product for me anymore.
Despite my turning away from it, I do think that this is one of the best under eye cream products that I have tried. My new one has alot to live up to put it that way! I do have sensitve skin and it never affected me adversely until the last month of continual use which was well over a year. And I think it was a real shame that I couldn't continue using it because I would be using it if I could. So if you have been struggling to find an under eye cream, you could do alot worse than Benefit's Eyecon
Ive recently discovered that once you hit 21 you can no longer burn the candle at both ends at they say and find that a part time job, university studies and socialising cannot all be compressed into a single week without me ending up like a zombie by the end of week. I was stood in the lift in my University library a couple of weeks ago now and was looking in the mirror yes the whole back wall of the lift is a mirror which is highly undesirable when youre not looking your best! and noticed that my black under eye circles really could rival a pandas! I raided Boots the following weekend and decided to purchase a product by Benefit named Eye Con.
Over the past couple of years Ive spent quite a lot of money at the Benefit counter in Boots and have never once come across a product that didnt live up to my expectation. Its an American make up brand which was started back in Indiana by two twin girls, their first store opened back in 1976 and since then they have found worldwide success with their products. The products are quite pricey in comparison to typical high street brands such as Maybelline and Rimmel although Ive felt this is reflected in their quality in the past.
The Eye Con product comes in a small glass jar which is see through apart from a cream coloured label stretching around the middle with the product name on and a picture of an eye. It has a blue metallic plastic lid which is screw on useful for avoiding spillages in make up bags. If Im honest the packaging does look slightly cheap and although it is sturdy being glass and all I dont feel it reflects the usual quality Ive come to expect. The cream itself is a dull cream colour, almost verging on beige and has a smell not totally dissimilar to E45 cream although slightly less sweet than E45. The consistency is thicker than that of a typical cream and not at all runny.
So what does the Eye Con cream do? Basically as suggested on the website its main function is to fade dark circles that often form under the eyes as well as de-puffing the area and smoothing the skin also. It does this using extracts of orange, apple and japonica leaf which apparently nourish and smooth the skin while the japonica leaf part will brighten up areas of greyness. The directions for applying the cream suggest that you apply a small amount to each eye morning and night, rubbing it in gently and allowing it to sink it before applying make up on top. I find just a tiny bit really does go a long way and itll be absorbed within about 2 minutes, leaving a non greasy, smoother texture behind.
I bought my cream 5 weeks ago now and since then Ive been using it religiously morning and night and even a bit in between but the results havent been great to say the least! In that time Ive used about a fifth of the pot of cream and can honestly say that it hasnt made the slightest impact on my black circles at all. The skin under my eyes does feel smoother but I feel this could be accomplished by using a simple face cream rather than a specialist eye cream. When applying the cream I have to be really careful not to actually get any in my eye as the result is a stinging sensation which always seems to make my eyes water so be warned! Eye Con is priced at £21.50 for 14g of product in Boots and Debenhams stores and for that price I feel I should have had some sort of results!
So will I be packing my bags and taking off my shades? Not anytime soon!
Eyecon de-puffs under the eyes and fades dark circles while it nourishes and smoothes the entire eye area /