Oh, the dreaded under-eye area...
I was using my La Roche Posay Hydraphase eye gel morning and night and while that delivered the perfect amount of moisture to my under-eye area (and diminished those pesky fine lines of dehydration), I was still having troubles with dark circles and puffiness.
So off I went on the hunt for something new... and stopped at the Kiehl's counter. I was in the US at the time so I found Kiehl's at Saks Fifth Avenue. Other department stores like Nordstrom and Neiman Marcus carry the range as well. Holt Renfrew in Canada also carries it. Or, if all else fails - the Kiehl's website is available for all your shopping needs and they have great service to Canada. My friend orders from them all the time and she was the one who pushed me to try something from their range.
I had heard rumblings about the eye cream with Avocado by Kiehl's, which many people love, but I hate greasy-feeling eye creams and after reading a few reviews I just knew it wouldn't work for me.
So, I chose the Midnight Recovery Eye - a treatment loaded with botanical extracts and all that good stuff that is to be used nightly and promises to help fight dark circles and puffiness. Exactly what I had been looking for.
I like the way Kiehl's packages their stuff - classic and to the point, no crazy bells and whistles. I also love the scent of this product, it's very soft and herbal. The texture of Midnight Recovery Eye is great, it's a light cream that sinks in immediately upon application leaving no greasy residue whatsoever. It just feels like the ingredients get in there and started working. It also works well layered with my La Roche Posay Hydraphase if I'm in need of an extra moisture boost.
When I wake up in the morning my eye area just looks and feels nicely refreshed. Puffiness is kept at bay. I don't think there is any one magical product out there that will completely diminish darkness under the eyes (a lot of under-eye darkness is hereditary and there's not much you san do about that), but it is nice when you buy a skincare product that doesn't disappoint.
Do I wake up in the morning looking like I just dropped out of a fairytale? No. But my under-eye area does look and feel a whole lot better since using this product.
So, if you are looking for something new to use overnight under the eyes give Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Eye a shot. If you have a super dry under-eye area you might want to either layer this with a more intense hydrating cream or look for something else because you might not like the texture of this. I love it though!
Current routine is using this nightly (sometimes with La Roche Posay Hydraphase on top if I need more hydration) and in the morning I use La Roche Posay Hydraphase by itself.
Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Eye retails for $36 US ($38 CAN).
Hope you're having a great end to your week. I am done exams this week so I'll be back full force soon :)