Obviously I can't speak to long term results with most of these, but I still wanted to share my initial impressions. Since they're reserved for such a small area, even the sample sachets provide enough product for a week or two of use.
Balance Me Wonder Eye Cream
I've been using Balance Me's Wonder Eye Cream on and off for a couple months now and I like it. It feels very light and weightless but also provides a good amount of moisture. I haven't found it to dramatically reduce either darkness or puffiness, but it does make a small difference in both regards. I'm very happy to use this hefty 10 ml travel size to the end, but I'm not sure I'd buy it again after that.
Absolution Le Soin Regard Eye Contour Booster
I've wanted to try Absolution's eye cream ever since Kim (of KimberlyLoc) wrote about it being a staple in her routine. The Contour Booster has a light gel consistency and contains mica to diffuse light and brighten the under eye area. The sachet didn't last long enough for me to discern any long term effects, but the mica really does brighten and the cream also provides an instant tightening effect that (somewhat) minimizes puffiness. I'd be much more inclined to buy the full size if it didn't smell quite so heavily of roses - I'm sure by now I've made it abundantly clear that I'm just not a rose fan.
Juice Beauty Stem Cellular Repair Eye Treatment
The Stem Cellular Repair Eye Treatment is a light gel purported to increase cell turnover, improve elasticity, and minimize dark circles, puffiness, and wrinkles. A lot of claims, but - bearing in mind that, again, I just had a small sample - I really didn't see any noticeable effects with this product. I also noticed a few small milia while using it, so it's not something I'll be picking up for a longer trial.
Dr. Alkaitis Organic Eye Crème
Given how strongly I feel about the Soothing Gel, I really expected to love Dr. Alkaitis' Eye Cream as well. Unfortunately, I just don't. It's a thicker cream that feels very nice and rich going on, but like the Juice Beauty, I just didn't see any difference in my eye area when using it. It also stung a lot if any migrated too near the eye. There were a couple nights where I was left tearing up for a good 40 minutes because a speck of the eye cream somehow made it into my eye.
I'm starting to think that finding a perfect eye cream is something of an unattainable holy grail! Have you found it? What are your favorite eye products?
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