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I was fortunate to land a pile of Dermalogica products to trial and included in these was the total eye care with spf 15.
I usually use an eye cream at night cream so the spf in this case is surplus to requirements. I find my primer, serum and moisturiser are enough layers during the day so an eye cream plus make up is a step too far.
This eye cream is a pretty peachy colour which is an instant radiance complexion improver as it challenges the sallowness in the skin and any greyness in that delicate eye area. It is quite thick and leaves a light greasy film on the skin after use but that doesn't last for a long time as it sinks in within a few minutes.
What is special about this one?
This SPF eye cream with skin-smoothing alpha-hydroxy acids helps conceal dark circles, and re texturizes to help reduce the appearance of puffiness and fine lines. Optical light diffusers help diminish dark circles and a chemical-free sunscreen helps to shield against further damage. Formulated without artificial fragrances and colours.
I liked this eye cream well enough but prefer to use it at night time which seems a waste of the spf although it doesn't sting at all which is a bonus as i do struggle with eye streaming issues when using a spf near my eyes usually. Not in this case though thankfully. I like the colour enhancement it gives and don't find it has much of a smell to it.
How much is it?
On the Dermalogica website a 15 ml tube is £39.20 which seems quite expensive.
I probably won't buy this product full sized as I have other cheaper eye creams that do the job just as well.
This is one of the smallest and in turn most expensive products in the entire Dermalogica range. It really is tiny at only 15ml, but so are most under eye creams.
So why buy this one over the other far lass expensive products?
Well, because it will last you far longer than the others and so will actually cost you less. This is called the Dermalogica Total Eye Care. And that's exactly what it is. It works with its natural ingredients to help reduce and eventually remove under eye dark circles by removing the build up if toxins that sit under the thin skin. This cream also has an SPF15 in the complex. This is always a bonus as sun rays are particularly damaging to this delicate skin and with the help of not only the nourishing ingredients but also the SPF15 your paper thin under eye skin won't end up looking like crape paper.
The cream is thick with a pleasant smell. The nozzle of the tube is very thin with a pin sized hole at the top. PLEASE BE CAREFUL when squeezing the tube as even the slightest amount of excess pressure will result in most if not all of the cream squirting out in a long White line. And once it's out it's not going back in. This is an expensive cream so only apply very light presume when dispensing the cream. The nozzle is pin sized so only use a minute pin sized amount of the cream. You don't need very much of it at all as the ingredients are concentrated and the skin under your eye will absorb this cream very quickly almost instantly.
So squeeze the tiny amount on to your finger and ever so lightly tap three times under you eye starting at the corner nearest to your nose. Then the next tap should be in the centre of your under eye and finally tap one last time on the outer edge near the end of your eyebrow. This tapping technique guarantees even distribution of the cream. Then using the same finger very gently spread the cream from dot one all the way to dot three. This is a wonderful technique that my dermatologist friend thought me. The skin in this area is far thinner than the rest of the skin in your face or body so needs less product and significantly less pressure when applying. This product is slightly tinted this results in an instant bright eye effect while the goodness of the ingredients nourish and thicken this delicate area.
I have found this to be an amazing product. Nothing makes you look worse than tired dark undereyes. And nothing makes you look beter than bright, healthy undereyes. If you use this product in the perfect little tiny amounts as I said, this tiny tube will last you for ages. So in my opinion this is one of the very best Dermalogica products available and I use it absolutely every day.
This can be purchased online at :
for £26.00 + shipping.
Dermalogica Total Eye Care is a treatment cream which promises to protect and repair the delicate skin around the eye. It also claims to help to cover up dark circles and to reduce fine lines and wrinkles. As it contains an SPF 15, then it will also protect from sun damage and it will improve the elasticity of the skin.
How do you use the product?
The product is to be used on skin that has been cleansed and dried. It is to be patted gently onto the skin around the eye and blended from the inside to the outside.
How does it work?
The active ingredient is labelled on the bottle as being Titanium Dioxide and this is the thing that reflects UV rays and therefore protects the skin from the sun.
The cream also contains Glycerin which is a humectant and will draw moisture into the skin. When the skin is hydrated, it can hold onto its elasticity and therefore new wrinkles will be less likely to form. Bitter Orange tightens and brightens the skin and makes you look more awake.
Packaging and Price
The packaging goes along the same lines as all of Dermalogica's packaging. It is plain white with some grey writing and a grey screw top lid. The plastic is thin so it's easy to squeeze out the product but you still need to be careful because if you squeeze out too much, you can't put the product back in as the hole is very small. It is very easy to control how much comes out so this shouldn't be a problem.
The product will cost you around £26 and for that money, you will only get 15ml of the cream. I got mine as a hand me down from my cousin, who wasn't very impressed with it at all but I am never one to knock a gift horse in the mouth.
The product has a very obvious colour to it and it almost looks like foundation. Although it goes fairly sheer when rubbed into the skin, I think it might still be too pale for some skin colours and I think that I have the only colour that is available. It does have a scent but it is completely natural. It smells very fresh and clean, with a teeny tiny hint of fruitiness.
The product has quite a thick consistency but it is still quite easy to blend in the skin and it is absorbs quickly. I still moisturise before using the product, which I'm not sure that I'm supposed to do but it isn't very hydrating and without moisturising, it can make my skin drag a bit.
The product is gentle on the skin and it is suitable for use on all skin types. The product doesn't contain any artificial fragrances or colouring. It is also suitable for use on contact wearers like myself.
The product does feel quite comfortable on the skin although it can feel a tad greasy and it does leave a slight sheen. When you first apply the product is does feel fresh and cool, and awakens you slightly. After that it does feel a little tight and doesn't leave you feeling very clean. Make up can be applied easily over the top without a problem.
The skin around my eyes doesn't have that many wrinkles or fine lines so I can't really say how well it performs there. It doesn't seem to tighten my skin much although there is an initial feeling of tightness. It does however reduce the puffiness beneath my eyes a bit, but that could be the tapping action.
The cover up aspect doesn't really work on me either as it isn't thick enough to cover my shadows but even so, it is still too light on my skin. I feel the need to use my Touch Eclat over the top.
All in all, I can see why my cousin gave me this product. It doesn't really do much for my skin! Some people swear by this product and maybe when I have lines and wrinkles, I will give it another go. I still use it as a sunscreen and additional moisturiser but I wouldn't use it as a stand alone product.
I invested in this eye cream when topping up with my usual Dermalogica products. I bought mine from a department store and paid roughly £15 for 15ml, which is expensive, however like many eye creams you only need a tiny amount and the tube can last for a very long time. In fact I've had mine now for around 2 months and still seem to have plenty in.
The cream itself is very thick and feels quite luxurious and I just put a few little spots of it around my eyes and blend it into my skin. It absorbs very quickly and doesn't leave a shine, perfect for putting make-up on almost immediately. It doesn't have a fragrance and didn't irritate my sensitive skin, which is something i find all Dermalogica products have in common. I also thought that on a morning this cream reduced the puffiness around my eyes, giving me a more wide awake look. The other thing that is pretty unique among eye creams that I have tried is the fact that this one has an SPF15 built in, so the delicate eye area is protected from the sun.
All in all I think this eye cream is a great product and despite a high price tag it lasts for ages, so is well worth the investment!
Somehow when visiting my local beauty salon and only really wanting to get a cleanser and moisturiser I came away with a small but very expensive Dermalogica bag bursting with items that I didnt really want to begin with.
One of these was their total eye care. Now I was already using an eye cream and was prettty much happy with it and I have no real issues with the skin around my eye area but I allowed the girl to talk me into getting it even though it was a whopping £24.50 for a tiny little 15ml tube.
To be completely honest with how much the girl was praising the eye cream I was expecting miricles and unfortunately was left sorely dissapointed.
Total eye care contains a blend of botanical ingredients that promise to smoothe and protect the delicate eye area, help to reduce puffiness and minimise dark circles. One good thing is that it also contains an spf of 15 which I personally think is important and something all eye creams should contain.
The eye cream itself is a light brown colour and actually looks like a tinted moisturiser. I found it to be quite thick in consistency and no the easiest of eye creams to absorb into the skin.
The tinted effect is supposed to help hide the dark circles but it was far to dark for my skin and was really noticeable when I had it on no matter how much I patted my eye contour area trying to get it to blend better.
I also found that instead of hiding my bags it highlighted them more than before and it left a shine to them that I really didn't like.
It also was lacking that nice lit fresh feeling that I believe eye creams should have. It didn't refresh my eyes or make them feel any less tired and I noticed absolutely no results in the firming of my skin or reducing my bags. Because I really didn't like it all that much I stopped using it within about two weeks so to be fair I might ot have given it long enough for these effects to happen but because of the other problems with the tint and heaviness of it I really felt like I had given it enough time to know it wasn't for me.
Total eye cae is definately not one that I would buy again and for me personally it was a complete and utter waste of money. I am glad that I tried it because at least now I know it isn't for me whereas some of the other Dermalogica products are but in all honesty I couldn't recommend this to other people. If you ae interested I highly recommend you try a sample first to see if the tint will blend properly on your skin before wasting your money on it.
I first started using this after deciding to invest in some proper facial skin care routine and in an attempt to get rid of the awful dark circles under my eyes that concealer won't just hide. It was recommended to me by a friend who had just become a new mum as it had proved very effective for her.
You only need to apply a tiny splodge each time you use it, as a little certainly goes a long way, which is what you want, especially with such an expensive product. I think I bought mine from a Dermalogica counter in a department store for about £25 and for this price, you get 15ml of cream which doesn't seem a lot at all.
When applying the cream, I found that it had quite a thick texture, so it felt really indulgent on my skin, and made it easy apply. I squeeze out a little onto my finger and then dot it around my eye, as you only need a tiny amount to cover the area, I gently spread it across my eye area and my skin absorbs it very quickly. Unlike some other eye creams that I have used before, this doesn't leave a greasy residue, so I can apply eye make up straight after.
I can really see the difference myself and so can others. My eye area looks considerably healthier, I used to get little bumps in the skin before and no longer get these. I also feel that this helps to refresh my eyes and gets rid of the dark circles which is important when you have a little one getting you up every hour throughout the night. It has the added effect of an SPF, so helps to protect your skin in sunlight, which is always a bonus and you don't need to use a separate product for this.
I use this product every morning when getting ready to go out, I have been using it for just over a month and have used about a third of the tube. It is expensive but I think that when you find a product that works for you and does what it promises, it is worth investing, I'd defintiely recommend trying this
Dermalogica Total Eye Care SPF15
I recently bought a full size Dermalogica Cleanser and when the package containing the cleanser arrived it also contained a sample of Dermalogica Super Rich Moisturiser and Dermalogica Total Eye Care SPF15.
The Total Eye Care is really marketed as an all in one eye cream. It has been designed to help protect and repair the delicate eye area. Gentle alpha hydroxy acids smooth while firming plant extracts re-texturise the skin, helping to reduce the appearance of puffiness and fine lines. Optical light diffusers help diminish dark circles, instantly restoring translucency and freshness to the skin. A chemical-free sunscreen SPF helps to shield against further damage.
The eye cream is suitable for all skin types and costs a massive £27.50 for 15mls of the product.
I really have got to the stage where I need to use an eye cream. I have been cleansing, toning and moisturising my skin every day for years. I have never really used an eye cream in the past for any length of time and really thought the moisturiser I was using for my face would work on my eyes as well.
This is not quite the case, I have now started getting very fine lines under and around my eyes, I don't have dark circles fortunately but the fine lines are concerning enough.
I love skin care products and really always have done. When they offer miracle results I am keen to try them. Because like lots of others I am on a budget then I usually need to shop around to get products as cheap as possible, free samples are also a great way of trying expensive products.
This eye cream comes in a tube with a tiny nosel at the top of the tube to dispense the product. The tube is made completely from plastic and can be recycled after use. The packaging is functional and basic. The product name is on the front of the tube and instructions for use on the back.
The eye cream is quite a thick texture and is white in colour with a hint of gold running through it. The eye cream has the same scent as the rinse of cleanser I recently purchased. In my experience so far Dermalogica products all have the same fragrance free, clean smelling scent.
When I squeeze the eye cream from the tube I am very careful to squeeze it very gently, this product is expensive and I don't want to dispense more than I will use.
I have a tiny amount of the product on my finger. I read years ago that the best way to apply eye cream is to apply it with your pinkie. This way you do not use too much pressure when applying the cream as the skin around the eye area is very delicate. A rubbing action is really not necessary; you really just want to apply the cream as gently as possible.
I gently apply a tiny amount of cream with my pinkie. This works well, I only need a tiny amount and I don't rub the cream in, it is in place perfectly to sink into the skin around my eyes.
The cream absorbs into my skin almost straight away. The cream is slightly tinted. It is not in any way a concealer but even on first application it has made the skin look a bit firmer and tighter round my eyes.
I have continued to use this eye cream and really I have nothing but praise for this product. It is non greasy and easy to use. As soon as you apply it skin appears firmer and because it is slightly tinted fine lines become less apparent.
This eye cream helps to make your whole face moisturised and if you do have dark circles around your eyes then the slight tinting in this cream will work well at helping to conceal them.
All in all a great eye cream and the added Sun Protection Factor is a real bonus!
I have always suffered with dark circles around my eyes and until recently have not found a product that worked in reducing them. However a few months ago a friend told me about an eye cream she was using, raving about how brilliant it was. I decided to try the eye cream she was using, although have to admit I was put off by the very high price tag of nearly £30! The cream in question is made by Dermalogica and is simply called total eye care.
Dermalogica has been around for over 25 years, although as you won't find its products in main stream high street stores, you may not have come across it. Dermalogica is a privately owned company and its products are manufactured in the USA. The company philosophy is to concentrate on skin health rather than beauty. As the health of your skin improves, so beauty will follow. Dermalogica products are free from additives and irritants such as lanolin and alcohol. They don't contain any artificial colours or fragrances and no Dermalogica product has ever been tested on animals. In line with this philosophy the company doesn't go in for expensive advertising or fancy packaging.
Total eye cream comes in a small 15ml white tube. The tube has the look of something you would get on pre4scription rather than an expensive beauty product. The tiny screw top lid is a bit fiddly to open, especially with wet hands! The cream contains alpha hydroxy acids (I've no idea what this is!) and plant extracts. It also contains a factor 15 non chemical sun screen. The cream has a faint pleasant scent which I find difficult to describe. Dermalogica say that this cream will suit all skin types and that regular use will reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. They also promise that the cream will reduce dark circles.
The cream is very easy to use, simply squeeze a small amount from the tube and gently pat the cream around the eye area, blending inwards from the outer corner of the eye socket. The cream is very light and not at all greasy. I find that it blends in quickly. This is a very expensive eye cream and as such I expected great results! I am pleased to say that I think this is one cream that actually works! Although I still have dark circles under my eyes. they are less noticeable. I don't really have any wrinkles but do have a few fine lines and these too appear less. I use the cream on a daily basis and haven't suffered any irritation since using the cream. I am pleased that it also has a factor 15 sun screen, as sun damage is something I am definitely keen to avoid! The tube is small enough to fit into my bag and will be coming on holiday with me!
Dermalogica products are not widely available as I have explained. I bought my tube from my local beauty salon and paid almost £30! There are various web sites selling Dermalogica products and prices for this cream seem to vary from around £25 to well over £30, so its worth shopping around!
Overall I can highly recommend this eye cream. I have bought numerous products in the past that haven't delivered on their promises and spend time and money in the process. Personally I am happy to pay for something that actually works!
Dermalogica Total Eye Care is very effective at removing dark patches from around the eyes, or panda eyes as I have always known it to be called, and while it is an expensive product to buy the fact that it is very effective and you do not need to apply a lot each time you use it does make it worth the money in my opinion. I bought mine from The Skin Shop and paid just under £25 for it and for this you get 15ml of cream.
It is quite a thick cream which makes applying it really easy straight from the tube, the pointed end of the tube makes it easy to deliver. A faily light squeeze is the best way to proceed as you do not want to apply too much especially given the cost. You only need a small amount to cover the whole area around your eye, it spreads easily and also absorbs into the skin really quickly as well. It is not at all greasy and once applied you would not be able to tell that it is there.
I find it really does help to refresh my eyes and there is a slight cooling effect as well, it also reduces the dark effect around my eyes and it does have a certain amount of sun blocking effect to factor 15. This is suseful to wear especially when with sunglasses you sometimes get reflected light in the summer. Certainly the skin around my eyes looks a lot healthier, I found it particularly good after giving birth when my body was run down and the lack of sleep at night was also taking its toll.
I have never had any reactions from using this product and I'm now on my second tube, the first one lasted me about three months in total of pretty regular use. Personally I think it is worth the extra as the results are better than any other similar product that I have used before. I would certainly recommend giving it a try.
Total eye care comes in a 15ml white tube with the Dermologica brand name written on the front.
To use it you squeeze out some of the product and pat around the eye area starting on the inner corner working to the outer. Its a nice texture and works into the skin very easily.
Total Eye Care is easy to get out of the tube and I never end up with excess.
The eye cream uses alpha hydroxy acids and plant extracts that are designed to firm and reduce puffiness and lines around the eyes. It also has light defusing partials that reduce the appearance of dark circles around the eyes. I find it creates a sheen that really does lighten up my eyes. It works much better for disguising the dark circles then cover up products I have used in the past. It also contains a SPF of 15.
It is designed for use on all skin types.
I bought mine from www.beautyflash.co.uk for quite a large sum of £26.40
I find this product very expensive. However it is an eye cream and concealed rolled into one. I have not found another product that covers the dark circles around my eyes so well, so for that reason I will still purchase Total Eye Care despite its price tag.
I first used this eye cream when I started getting milia around my eyes (the little white hard bumps). I was told that this was from using creams that were too rich for my eye's skin to absorb and so it got clogged up. I decided I needed to invest in my skin. Dermalogica is not cheap, I got a little tube (5ml) of this in the sensitive kit which I was told would last me 3 months but I managed to use for 5 months. A little goes a long way with this cream and all Dermalogica products so you'll get a lot more out of the tube than you think you will. Since using the cream, my milia have gone down. They haven't disappeared but I don't think they ever will really. I don't have bags under my eyes or black eyes anymore apart from when I am extremely tired and I think my eyes have generally improved!