I want eye’s that say “I go to the gym everyday and do a 100 Eye Lifts!”
IMHO nothing short of surgery is able to reduce or remove a puffy upper lid or eye bags, to one’s complete satisfaction.
I have hooded eyes, but 3 years of continuous crying over my dying mother gave me eye bags that makes me look like an alcoholic.
And the other problem I have is my crepey lids. Making liners jump and eye shadow look extra wrinkly. My hooded eyes I don’t mind as I was born with them, but the bags and lids are my bug bear.
To combat these I often think “South Korea! ” but till the surgeon’s scalpel 🙂 I try and do what I can. Look for an eye lift treatment without alcohol. Currently I am playing with 2 products for my AM and PM routines.
Estee Lauder’s Re-Nutriv Ulimate Contouring Eye Lift for the AMThe cool ceramic tip is great as a massager and applicator, but what I am more interested in is what’s inside.It’s a light cream that’s fast absorbing. You will get a subtle brightening but I am guessing that is because of the Mica. Unlike other’s on Youtube I can’t see immediate (seriously?!) results, but I do love how it feels and the finish.I squeeze out about 1.5-2 rice grains worth and massage one eye.
The ceramic tip is cool and has a nice soft edge that helps to give my upper orbital bone a lovely pressure-pointy-massage. The bottom, I tap tap tap. I don’t drag because I don’t like dragging my lower eye skin.
It’s summer (read:super humid) in HK now, so I can get away without an eye cream over it and I know my moisturiser will seep upwards around the eye area…as skincare tends to do.
Short of surgery I don’t think I will ever be a 100% happy, but Estee Lauder group of companies have the might of money, research and technology to pump into their products (never mind their business practices) so I am happy to experiment with this over others out there.
And let’s face it. Other’s (read:poorer companies) don’t contain Angel’s tears which I am sure this has, as Estee Lauder would have successfully bribed a few unsuspecting angels.
The ingredient list is below. As with my food, I dislike long ingredient list in my skincare and this one is HUGEEE. But in this case I bit the bullet and bought it. I have heard rave reviews about this and will update once I have used this for atleast 3 months
Insane ingredient list ……or Ingredient List for the Insane!
INGREDIENTS: WATER\AQUA\EAU  VINYL DIMETHICONE/METHICONE SILSESQUIOXANE CROSSPOLYMER  DIMETHICONE  DIMETHICONE/VINYL DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMER  SILICA  BUTYLENE GLYCOL  HYDROGENATED LECITHIN  AMMONIUM ACRYLOYLDIMETHYLTAURATE/VP COPOLYMER  PRUNUS AMYGDALUS DULCIS (SWEET ALMOND) SEED EXTRACT  POLYGONUM CUSPIDATUM ROOT EXTRACT  ASPARAGOPSIS ARMATA EXTRACT  BOSWELLIA SERRATA EXTRACT  RHIZOBIAN GUM  CORDYCEPS SINENSIS EXTRACT  CHRYSANTHELLUM INDICUM EXTRACT  ARTEMIA EXTRACT  CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA (MATRICARIA)  GLYCINE SOJA (SOYBEAN) PROTEIN  HYDROLYZED WHEAT PROTEIN  ALGAE EXTRACT  LAMINARIA SACCHARINA EXTRACT  PEG-11 METHYL ETHER DIMETHICONE  LYCIUM BARBARUM FRUIT EXTRACT  SIGESBECKIA ORIENTALIS (ST. PAUL’S WORT) EXTRACT  LAMINARIA OCHROLEUCA EXTRACT  LAMINARIA DIGITATA EXTRACT  TREHALOSE  EUPHRASIA OFFICINALIS (EUPHRASIA) EXTRACT  ACETYL GLUCOSAMINE  SODIUM HYALURONATE  ASCOPHYLLUM NODOSUM EXTRACT  CAPRYLYL GLYCOL  POLYIMIDE-1  TOURMALINE  SORBITOL  CAFFEINE  TOCOPHERYL ACETATE  PEARL POWDER  ACACIA SENEGAL GUM  ARGININE  ACETYL HEXAPEPTIDE-8  DECARBOXY CARNOSINE HCL  ERGOTHIONEINE  C12-14 PARETH-12  CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE  SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE  DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMER-3  GOLD  GLYCERIN  HYDROXYPROPYL METHYLCELLULOSE  PROPANEDIOL  POLYMETHYLSILSESQUIOXANE  HEXYLENE GLYCOL  TIN OXIDE  CITRIC ACID  DISODIUM EDTA  CHLORPHENESIN  PHENOXYETHANOL  MICA  IRON OXIDES (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499)  TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891) <ILN40082>
Clarins Defining Eye Lift Serum Does not contain Alcohol and has Caffeine and Citric Acid which I like.I use this in the PM following up with my anti-wrinkle eye cream. This IS a serum. A gel, so I think additional hydration is necessary.
I pump a bit out and tap, press, tap, press all around the orbital bone and take it up to the temple. Wait for 3-4mins for serum to be absorbed and then put an eye cream over it.
This is Clarin’s, so of-course it advices the usual Clarin’s application malarkey, which honestly I can not be bothered to do.
Maybe that’s why I don’t have super toned-100 eye lifts a day eyes!
Again I like how it feels and how my eyes are looking.Is it placebo or is it really working ?
Ingredient List: Aqua/Water/Eau, Glycerin, Tapioca Starch, Pentylene Glycol, PEG-8 , Caffeine, Trehalose, Carbomer, Tromethamine, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract, Ethylhexylglycerin, Caprylyl Glycol, Butylene Glycol, Acacia Senegal Gum, Pinus Pinaster Bark Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Biosaccharide Gum-4, Disodium EDTA Sodium Dextran Sulfate, Rosa Damascena Flower Water, Sodium Polyacrylate, Ginkgo Biloba Leaf Extract, Citric Acid, Sodium Benzoate, Xylitol, Alchemilla Vulgaris Extract, Potassium Sorbate, Citronellol, Geraniol.