I suffer from extremely dry skin under my eyes, and of course the inevitable dark circles. On top of everything else, I have very sensitive eyes that tear up at the faintest hint of any chemical whatsoever. I have tried several eye creams in the past but they either irritated my eyes or did not make any difference at all to my skin. I had heard rave reviews of the Kiehl’s Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado for a while but had hesitated in making the purchase due to the steep price.
One fine day, however, I decided that the under eye situation was going completely out of control and desperate measures needed to be taken, that’s when I took the plunge and purchased this eye cream and I am so glad that I did!
From the very first application of this cream I could feel a difference and my under eye skin seemed well moisturised and not stretchy and itchy as it normally does. Kiehl’s Creamy Eye Treatment contains Avocado oil which works wonders with dry skin and does not irritate my eyes at all. I have been diligently using it every night for a few months now and I can see a faint reduction in my dark circles as well. My under eye area doesn’t feel parched anymore, even on days when I don’t get enough sleep, this cream acts like a drink for my skin and leaves it looking hydrated and healthy.
The cream has a very smooth and rich consistency and is extremely creamy. It has a pleasant mild scent (is it just me or does this actually smell like avocados on toast?) that does not linger post application. It seamlessly blends into the skin leaving behind a slightly glossy cast but no color. I usually apply it at night but have used it sparingly in the day time as well and makeup can be applied easily on top of the cream.
The packaging follows the classic Kiehl’s apothecary style- a white jar with a green print that gives the bottle a luxurious feel yet promises to hold something gentle and pure. Although scooping into the jar might seem a little unhygienic but I like the old school jar concept and would suggest washing your hands before every use.
The only downside of this eye cream is the price, a 10gm jar is available for a whopping price of INR 2,450 in India and for $48 in the United States. A little, however, really goes a long way with this product and it took me more than 2 months to finish half a jar. I purchased my jar for around INR 2,000 during a sale on Nykaa.com and would recommend to look out for some discount when buying this cream. Although, even for the full price I would say that this cream is worth the splurge and I would rather invest in good skincare and sacrifice on a high-end lipstick instead!
Of course, time cannot be rewound and we shouldn’t just rely on such products to resolve our skin issues, a healthy diet and sufficient sleep is essential to achieve perfect glowing skin.
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Update: I have found an affordable dupe for this eye cream! Click here to find out which one it is 🙂