Dark circles and puffy eye bags are the most common skincare concerns that I get inquiries about after acne scars. Indians seem to be more genetically prone to getting dark circles and the hunt for an eye cream that eliminates them is real! My quest for finding the perfect eye cream recently lead me to the Eclat Eye Serum which contained some ingredients that called out my name. Here is what I think of the product after testing it out.
The Formula of Eclat Eye Serum
The Eclat Eye Serum contains a concoction of ingredients that tackle fine lines, dark circles and puffiness. The main reason I was attracted to the formula was the presence of 5% Caffeine, because I have loved the Ordinary Caffeine Serum in the past. A couple of years back, when I first stated looking for anti-aging eye creams, I couldn’t find many options in India that contained Retinol, but this eye serum does contain retinol as well,. It also contains Hyaluronic Acid for hydration, Eyeseryl peptide complex for tackling fine lines as well as a number of anti-oxidants to brighten the under eye area.
The packaging discloses the percentage of the key ingredients in the formula, which are added to a base. The ingredients of the base are not disclosed. It seems like a standard lotion base that also contains fragrance. I personally do not have an issue with the fragrance of this product because it is quite mild. I have heard that the brand is planning to launch fragrance-free products soon, which is great.
List of Ingredients – Caffeine 5% w/v, Eyeseryl 1% w/v, Retinol 1% w/v, Ferulic Acid 1% w/v, Hyaluronic Acid 1% w/v, Vitamin C 1% w/v, Green Tea Extract 1% w/v, Carrot Seed Extract 1% w/v, Soya Bean Extrat 1% w/v, Red Ginseng 1% w/v, Base Q.S.
Coming to the consistency of the product, the Eclat Eye Serum looks like a white lotion but spreads into a serum consistency on the skin. A little goes a VERY long way with this product due to its spreadability, and I literally need less than half a pump for both my eyes. It feels quite cooling on the eyes and I also experience some tightening after applying the serum. It is light-weight but also quite hydrating and is perfect for those who suffer from frequent dryness under the eyes like me.
My Experience With The Eclat Eye Serum
I started off with using thr Eclat Eye Serum twice a day but now prefer to use it only at night. It instantly hydrates and soothes the under eye area and I can see a visible reduction in my fine lines after 3 weeks of using the product (before and after pics will be shared after a few more weeks). I haven’t seen a drastic reduction in my dark circles yet, but that could also be because I haven’t been sleeping well lately and have been pretty stressed. I want to give a fair shot to the product on this front so I will keep you guys updated after another month of using the product. Till now, I can vouch for the fact that it works pretty well on dryness, puffiness and fine lines.
A little word of caution, do not apply this product too close to the waterline. It is slightly flowy for a few minutes after application and will sting like hell if it enters your eyes. There are a lot of actives in this serum so be careful and apply a small quantity only on your under eye area.
Eclat vs The Ordinary? Too Expensive?
Coming to the most frequently asked question, is the Eclat Eye Serum as good as the Ordinary Caffeine Serum? The formulations of both the serum are similar in certain aspects but different in others. Consistency-wise, both serums feel similar on the skin and are equally hydrating. With the Ordinary Eye Serum, I saw a greater difference in my dark circles, and with the Eclat Eye Serum, I have noticed a greater difference in my fine lines. Also, I find the pump packaging of the Eclat Eye Serum more convenient to use than the dropper of The Ordinary Caffeine Serum.
Another factor worth considering is the price. You can get The Ordinary Caffeine Serum for around 800 bucks from Cult Beauty while a 30ml bottle of the Eclat Eye Serum is priced at INR 1700. I am not gonna lie, my first thoughts were that the Eclat Eye Serum is way too expensive. However, it contains more actives and has anti-aging properties too. What justifies the price of the serum for me is how little I need every day. My bottle still looks almost full even after using it for 3 weeks. My Ordinary Caffeine Serum definitely did not last me as long as this one would.
So my final verdict would be that if you are looking for a good anti-aging eye cream then you could definitely opt for the Eclat Eye Serum. It is pricey, but will last you a really long time.
I hope that you found this review of the Eclat Superior Eye Serum useful. Do let me know if you want me to try any other product from the brand, I would love to review more for you!