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Kiehl's Cryste Marine Firming Eye Treatment

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Brand: Kiehls / Type: Eye Treatment / Subcategory: Eye Care / Suitable for: Eye / Skin type: for dry skin and for all types / What it does: Firms,

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      15.07.2009 03:52
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      This is a warning review - I do not recommend this product

      This eye cream comes in a small blue pot with silver plastic cap. This does not come with a spatula so I would firmly raise a small objection against hygiene. Seriously, is it too much to ask?

      The principal ingredient is cryste marine (as would be the case given its name) as well as vitamin C, Padina Pavonica extract, and glycoside.

      It is said that this product improves elasticity of the delicate skin around the eye with its natural retinol element thereby resulting in firmer skin. If you visit Kiehl's shop, they will recommend this product for crow's feet in particular. I also had my hopes high for this product to manage the slight swell around the eyes that you tend to get when you don't get enough sleep.

      The texture of this cream seems to be on the thick side compared to other creamy or gel type eye creams, although it does become smoother as you spread it with your fingers. Hence, when applying this cream, I suggest you dab a little amount in several places around the eye. It seems to have some cooling effect although I am still unsure whether it's incidental or intended. This cream also absorbs very quickly; however, the moisture does not seem to remain much so I would consider this unsuitable for those with dry skin.

      This cream has a faint salve type of fragrance; but since it's rather weak, it should not be putting anybody off except, perhaps, for the very very sensitive.

      I have used this product twice a day (morning and evening) for a month
      without any noticeable signs of improvement. Thereafter, I have continued to use this cream (now once a day) for another month which gave the same result: no change. Given its price comparable to other upmarket products, the result was so insignificant that it was more than just disappointing. There isn't even a short-term change following the use of this product. Firming? Not a chance. There wasn't even sufficient moisture to keep my eye area from feeling taut. The only consistent effect this cream had was the cooling sensation - but that's not what this cream is for now, is it?

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