Aging is unarguably one of women’s greatest fears. As the age of thirty draws near, I can literally feel my face becoming droopy and less resilient at the jowls. However, my main concern have always been my eyes because the delicate skin around them makes the area terribly prone to fine lines and wrinkles. Just so you know, the eyelids are one the few body parts which will reveal one’s age first. Therefore, some precautions have to be taken to prevent premature sagging around the eyes, especially since I work with eye makeup on a regular basis. And removal of eye makeup is notorious for causing premature wrinkling.
But much as I try to avoid doing things that would potentially cause the skin to stretch over time during makeup application, sometimes it’s just inevitable that the lids are tugged with say, drier eye pencils, or even from frequent eyeliner use. Thus, apart from having products dedicated to skin care, I think it is also essential to have some specially for the eyes as well to sort of reverse the damage you have done to the sensitive skin around them. And that’s where I feel Clinique’s latest eye treatment cream comes into play!
If a woman can do at least four things at once, her skin care should too. NEW Clinique Smart Custom-Repair Eye Treatment does exactly that for women. An advanced eye treatment that visibly brightens, lifts, smoothes crepiness, and diminishes fine lines to crow’s feet. Plus, a boost of hydration that helps repair dehydrated skin, which is susceptible to cellular damage. Utilizing “smart” technology, NEW Clinique Smart Custom-Repair Eye Treatment is fortified with a cocktail of potent ingredients that help to keep skin calm, comfortable, and receptive to ingredient benefits.
I am usually a lot more cautious and selective when shopping for facial products due to my mildly sensitive skin which would occasionally break out in a rash (although it’s a lot better now). But with Clinique, I am confident that I won’t suffer from adverse reactions to their products because they are all allergy tested and 100% fragrance-free (and also the world’s first to do so). That means every product (formulated without known allergens) is tested – 12 times on 600 people – and if even one of those 7200 applicants incites an allergic reaction, the laboratory starts all over.
The eye treatment is packed with numerous beneficial ingredients to help rejuvenate your eyes. Some of the ingredients are as follows:
Cladosiphon Okamuranus Extract – soothes the skin
Algae Extract – helps keep skin soothed and calm and make it more receptive to repair
Hydrolyzed Rice Protein and Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract – support skin’s natural repair process
Sodium RNA – helps eradicate the appearance of damage caused by stress, UV and other harmful assaults
Acetyl Hexapeptide-8 and Palmitoyl Hexapeptide-12 – helps to diminish lines and wrinkles by plumping the skin
Whey Protein – helps minimize the appearance of lines and wrinkles while helping skin to look and feel firmer and more resilient
Plum Extract – brightens full and fatigued-looking skin
Morus Nigra Root Extract, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract and Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Fruit Extract – help restore radiance and luminosity for a more even-toned appearance
Ascorbyl Glucoside – helps counter dullness in the under-eye area
Glucosamine Ferment – helps promote cell renewal at the uppermost layers of the skin to gently diminish the appearance of surface dullness
Hyaluronic Acid – attracts and binds moisture to thirsty skin
Cucumber Extract, Sunflower Extract and Barley Extract – help keep skin perfectly hydrated
I don’t have a huge issue with wrinkles (so no comments on that aspect) but I did notice my eye bags getting worse progressively (though very gradually and not considered serious yet – phew – I thank my lucky stars) due to late nights (can’t help it because I’m busy all the damn time) so this launch was pretty timely. I put it to the test to see if it helps combat my problem and it has been close to 2 weeks since I started using the product.
Now, I don’t have any pictorial evidence to show because the change is honestly not very visible so it couldn’t be captured on camera. But I did indeed feel a slight improvement to the appearance of my eye bags. They seem less puffy and my eyes generally feel more awake now (making my eyes appear bigger than before HAHA!)
A teeny weeny bit pumped out for each eye will do (also because it’s quite expensive, so use sparingly and make it last). As it has a thinner consistency, I usually apply it before my face cream so that it can penetrate the skin better. I apply it day and night around the eye area, including the lids. In the day, I would let it settle fully for at least 10 minutes (it definitely takes a shorter time than that. I just like to be extra cautious) before I proceed with my makeup routine.
As it is lightweight and oil-free, it doesn’t leave a greasy and sticky residue after application. In fact it has such great absorption properties that it doesn’t feel like it’s there anymore after a few seconds! It is colourless too once you spread it out. Therefore it’s suitable for all skin types and ethnicities.
However, you’d feel a very slight tingling sensation with every application. It’s absolutely bearable, though (not because I have high pain threshold. It really is!), and it dissipates before you even know it.
Sure, there doesn’t seem to be a need for me to use this product but, as the saying goes, prevention is better than cure. I believe that the skin will prevail against aging if we take care of it early in life 🙂
So what are your thoughts on this new product? Do share with me in the comments below!
Thanks for reading!