Much like my never-ending search for the perfect concealer (see the results of my various experiments here), my quest for the best eye cream is nothing short of a daunting task. Kiehl’s Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado might be, apart from a mouthful, the closest I’ll ever get to peace of mind and undereyes.
Price: $30 for a jar of 15ml or $48 for 30ml. Available, among others, on the Kiehl’s website.
A full list of the ingredients and their analysis can be found here on the Skincarisma website. Here’s a quick TL;DR: Kiehl’s Eye Treament has a bunch of ingredients that are particularly beneficial to dry skin. Some of them might be considered comedogenic and potentially cause fungal acne but, realistically speaking, that is unlikely on the under-eye area. A big point of contention, however, would be the presence of methylparaben.
Kiehl’s was bought by L’Oréal in 2000 and is consequently not cruelty-free.
- suitable for all skin types, including sensitive skin and particularly for dry skin
- gently moisturizes
- Infused with effective ingredients including Beta-Carotene, Shea Butter and Avocado Oil
- Uniquely-concentrated formula does not migrate into eyes
- Can be applied AM and PM
What I think of Kiehl’s Creamy Eye Treatment
The texture is the first thing you’ll notice. The cream is very thick and it might even look like it’s going to sit on your skin forever. This is where the magic happens: it doesn’t. It melts in no time, and the skin absorbs it very quickly, looking immediately so much more hydrated.
It doesn’t disturb my makeup and, as a matter of fact, it still shows under my concealer! What I mean by that is that my undereyes don’t look dry or cakey at all. They even seem glowier than before I started using the Kiehl’s eye cream. I just make sure that it has fully sunk in before I go on to apply my makeup.
I was talking about the ingredients earlier, saying that some of them were better suited for dry skin and might prove comedogenic for oily skin. My skin is oily and I haven’t had a single zit using this product.
The price is hefty but a little product goes a long way and even the smaller 15ml jar will last you a long time. I started mine a couple of months ago and I’m only half way through.
Who would I recommend it to?
A total green light if you have mature, dry and/or sensitive skin.
Of course, if you are looking for a product that’s paraben free, cruelty free or of a lower price range, this isn’t the one for you.
A more affordable *and* cruelty free option is Mario Badescu Ceramid Eye Gel ($18), which I reviewed here. Unfortunately, it also contains parabens.
Feel free to leave eye cream recommendations below!