Review: Kiehls Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado
I bought the Kiehls Creamy Eye Treatment last Spring when my skin was feeling like its typical ‘normal/combination’ self, but was sitting on the dehydrated side from all the constant masking (fabric, not the fun skincare kind) and I was hoping this would rehydrate my parched and tired-looking under-eye area. Instead, this thick cream broke me out in spots almost instantly and so I shelved it knowing it was way too rich for me at the time. Fast forward to Winter, and my skin is a lot more receptive to any and all the moisture it can get, and so when I started, very cautiously, using this product again about a month ago, I was pleasantly surprised that not only was my skin tolerating the rich and creamy consistency, but it was actually drinking it up and loving it. And there was not a spot to be seen, win!
What Makes It Special:
The Kiehls Creamy Eye Treatment is formulated with Avocado Oil; a fatty acid known for its moisturising properties, and Shea Butter renowned for its ability to improve skin’s suppleness and reduce dehydration. What I like about this product compared to other rich eye creams is it doesn’t move around and irritate my eyes. Once applied it melts into the skin, but it really stays put. Apparently, this is due to the ‘water-in-oil architecture’ whereby the formula stays as a cream before it changes into a thin consistency.
Why I Like It:
This makes a gorgeous rich and creamy base for under makeup by giving liquid products a smooth and hydrated base to slide over, meaning that concealer doesn’t cling to any ‘dry’ patches of parched skin. I also noticed a huge difference in my under eye area in the morning after I’ve used this the night before. My eye area is brighter, less sunken and appears more hydrated and youthful.
What I Don’t Like About It:
As I mentioned, this didn’t work for me in the warmer months. It’s a bit too rich and creamy for me when my normal/combination skin is sitting more on the normal end, but throughout Winter when my skin is typically more dehydrated and soaks up moisture at every opportunity this works a treat.
Apply a grain of rice size amount to each under-eye area. Pat the cream into the skin and around each eye until it’s completely melted in, the product will still remain visibly shiny. Avoid tugging or pulling on the skin.
All day hydration, which may help prevent early signs of aging – definitely hydrates the area, so in theory, yes
Clinically demonstrated to immediately improve puffiness, rough under eye texture and the look of dull, tired skin at the end of the day – agree
Gently moisturises the delicate under-eye area – agree
Unique water-in-oil formula that provides instant and long term hydration – agree
Uniquely concentrated formula does not migrate into eyes – agree, this doesn’t irritate my (very sensitive) eyes
Aqua/Water, Butyrospermum Parkii Butter/Shea Butter, Butylene Glycol, Tridecyl Stearate, Isodecyl Salicylate, PEG-30, Dipolyhydroxystearate, Tridecyl Trimellitate, Persea Gratissima Oil/Avocado Oil, Isocetyl Stearoyl Stearate, Propylene Glycol, Dipentaerythrityl Hexacaprylate/Hexacaprate, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Magnesium Sulfate, Phenoxyethanol, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Sodium PCA, Ozokerite, Methylparaben, Tocopheryl Acetate, Isopropyl Palmitate, Disodium EDTA, Copper PCA, Butylparaben, Ethylparaben, Propylparaben, Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil/Sunflower Seed Oil, CI 75130/Beta-Carotene, Tocopherol, Citric Acid.
14g – $50
28g – $86
I really enjoy using this product, but for me, it really shines on very dry/dehydrated days and doesn’t work for my skin all year round. Because of these limitations on how often my skin is receptive to it, I’m not sure I’d be in a hurry to repurchase. However, I do really like it, and would definitely recommend it to someone with a drier skin type or who live in a place where Winter lasts a bit longer.