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At the ender age of 20, I've been told this is the time to start protecting the delicate skin around my eyes. A good eye cream should be light, allergy tested, firm and brighten the eye area. As a Chanel addictee, I was offered three choices from the range, there is the "Prevention" option for the young wrinkle-less, the "Cure" which is a anti-wrinkle cream and this, the "eye lift", spcifically for puffiness and dark circles. This is a very light, to the point of runny lotion, which is to be applied only at night. As nice as it is, I have not noticed drastic results. Slight darkness around my eyes have been lifted, and the skin is lightly firmer. However I don't think this cream is a good enough all rounder, prevention is better than cure, and at the end of the day, sleep is the best way to get rid of dark circles! Also the consitency is too runny, and the pump dispenser gives to much each time. The Chanel consultant has let me know that there is a new cream coming out this September (2002) which is a anti ageing and protecting cream, which deals with early wrinkles and puffiness. This may be a better option, because it's dealing with the skin condition rather than the more superficial problems you can have around the eye area. After all, you can always life dark circles with a bit of Touche Eclat (YSL) or Ohh la lift (Benefit) after moisterising with protective cream with SPF!
I really like this product even if it doesn't do all that it says it can. It cost me £18 (I think) and has solved half my eye problems. It claims to cure puffy eyes and dark circles. Well the puffiness has gone, but I think the dark circles are here to stay. (Barring a surgeons knife) Every day, morning and night for the last month, I have been delicately dabbing this lovely pink lotion around my eyes(well, smearing haphazardly on very early mornings) and result - the early morning puff vanishes!! The design is lovely - a pump action which dispenses, supposedly the correct amount every time, but I find it usually dispenses too much so I only press it halfway. I find if I put it on before brushing my teeth, then it sinks in enough so that when I put the slap on, it doesnt go all sticky. Good product, but it hasn't budged those circles.
Anti-puffiness/dark circle eye lotion