Bionic Asks: Do you use an eye cream daily?

by Bionic Beauty on 10.Feb.2010 · 23 comments

Bionic Beauty Asks - Makeup and beauty question blog article series

This week’s Bionic Asks do you use an eye cream or serum in your daily beauty routine? What issues do you target- puffiness, dark circles, anti-aging, etc? And finally a followup, what’s your favorite (or least favorite) so far?

I use an eye cream at night, but it can vary widely depending on what I am currently testing (I test all eye creams for at least six weeks, which is why the reviews can be slow coming out).

My all-time favorites are YBF Skincare’s Correct (here’s my review of Correct), Sea Pure’s Perfecting Eye Cream (I’m still testing this one but it’s quite amazing so far; review to come soon!), and Boots No. 7 Restore and Renew. My least faves? Garnier Nutritioniste’s various eye creams- somehow I ended up with clogged pores under my eyes. How the heck does that happen?!?

And now it’s your turn to share!


1 Kathleen February 10, 2010 at 4:02 pm

In another post, I mentioned that I use Neutrogena’s Ageless Intensives Tone-Correcting serum. While it’s not specifically for the eye area, I do use it there. But I only use it maybe every other day. On a daily basis, I use a fragrance-free lotion all over my face, including around my eyes. It’s either Curel or Aveeno, which have been just fine for me. I used to buy special eye creams, but ended up not using them, especially when I have been in a hurry, and then slopped on the Curel or Aveeno, anyway. Wasted money, it was, for *me*. Not cool.

2 Susan February 10, 2010 at 8:40 pm

I use an eye cream twice a day. I’ve been trying some Mlab samples lately. I love it. But I still don’t see a lot of difference. I like Lancome eye creams. I try all kinds of eye products. My eyes are so sensitive that it doesn’t take much to get them irritated. I can use a product for a few weeks and find that one it was fine and the next my eyes are really burning or itching. I won’t go without an eye cream. It is a necessary part of my daily regiment.

3 Anna February 10, 2010 at 11:04 pm

In the past I haven’t really used an eye cream, but ever since I got a sample of 100% Pure Coffee Bean Eye Cream, I’ve been hooked! It targets dark circles, which is what I need, and it’s a totally organic and natural product, which makes me feel good. Plus, the caffeine in there gives this awesome tingly sensation to my under eye area, and yet it’s still extremely gentle–no burning or stinging. I feel like it wakes me up in the morning!!

4 Bionic Beauty February 11, 2010 at 12:06 pm

Anna, I have that brand in their face cream. I’m loving it too! I’ll have to try their eye cream next. 🙂

5 The Cheap Chick February 11, 2010 at 9:17 am

Gah, I SHOULD wear it every day, but I don’t. When I do bust out a separate eye treatment, it’s usually the original orangey/pink cream from Mary Kay. Super thick, super hydrating, and you just know it’s doing something! Plus, I’m not allergic to it, and I seem to be allergic to many products made for eyes.

6 Bionic Beauty February 11, 2010 at 12:09 pm

I like my eye creams to feel that way too. I guess it’s something about going to bed with my lids and undereyes all super moisture-laden that makes it feel like I’m getting the benefits. I’m sure that’s all part of our “training” from ads and such… but I do love a thick, rich eye cream!

7 Paula February 11, 2010 at 11:03 am

I use eye cream morning and night; I love Lancome and Trish McEvoy products. Right now I’m using Lancome’s High Resolution eye serum and Trish’s eye cream. I’m also using a Lancome night eye cream.

8 Bionic Beauty February 11, 2010 at 12:08 pm

Paula, I’m a fan of Lancome’s hi-res too. Unfortunately my bottle ran out and I’m trying to be a bit thriftier on my spendy cosmetics purchases lately. Time to tighten the purse strings for me. 🙂 I should’ve listed that Lancome one, because it truly is a great eye cream!

9 Bionic Bronnie February 11, 2010 at 12:26 pm

I have tried EVERY eye cream I can get my paw’s on. From Kanebo to Olay to Lancome..Peter Thomas Roth has a good gig with their patent pending 6 ingredient unwrinkle product’s..but it’s soooo expensive.

The Botox like Syn-ake really work’s well, I scored a vial of it pure…I realized all “lifting” and “anti-wrinkle” cream’s puff up the area, and the wrinkle’s smooth out..but after the stuff wear’s off, my eye’s look awful again.

It also seem’s to Me that hardcore anti wrinkle perfomance product’s lack in moisture…my eye’s are still dry after my routine and makeup application…….ahhhhhhhhhrrrrgggggg

I discovered a secret by Arcona Men “Consistency: it’s $42 for 1 oz and WOW, it doesn’t burn , I put it on eye’s and face, and it has the big gun’s like Matrixy 3000, Syn-ake, EGF Epidermal Growth Factor, an antibacterial Totara extract. I LOVE it! It’s a natural brand, without nasty unnecessary additive’s, doesn’t clog pore’s, and uses remodeling peptide’s …….

I still alway’s am looking for the next one though!

10 Bionic Bronnie February 11, 2010 at 12:27 pm

Sephora has a beauty insider special for $38 for 3 lancome high end skin-care product’s…….

11 Bionic Beauty February 11, 2010 at 12:44 pm

Hey Bronnie! Thanks for sharing those sales and the ideas on the up and coming eye treatments. Can’t wait to try them out and also to hear your thoughts. 🙂

12 Bionic Bronnie February 11, 2010 at 1:14 pm

oooh Sephora also havs a free with any purchase lab sample or Peter Thomas ?Roth FIRMX Growth Factor Extreme Neuropeptide…
code: FRIMX free with any order, value $28
They go FAST!!!
It’s a pre launch special…

13 Bionic Beauty February 11, 2010 at 3:43 pm

But then we have to orrrrderrrr… lol. I *know*… I’m such a cheapy. Then again, my TV died this week (granted it was 6 years old, but I wuved it… 42 inches of LCD wonder). THAT was an unexpected replacement cost. I also cracked the touch screen on my cell phone (thankfully it still works). Oh and my computer mouse broke 10 minutes before a graphics project was due. Emergency run to Best Buy… yet another unexpected cost.

Grrrr… my electronics luck lately is horrible. And I totally BABY my gadgets, so it’s not like I go around beating them up. However, I did take a hammer to that damn mouse when it broke on me. I pulled an “Office Space” on it. 😀 It felt… gooooooddddddd. Hee hee! So yeah, I won’t be ordering from Sephora any time soon. Unless BB hits the Lotto.

14 Kathleen February 11, 2010 at 5:21 pm

LOL You took a *hammer* to your mouse, eh? Thanks for the laugh! Good to know it felt good taking your agressions out on the little “rodent”. Heh.

15 Bionic Beauty February 12, 2010 at 2:05 pm

yeppers, I needed the stress relief. 🙂

16 Robyn @ PurelyCosmetics February 11, 2010 at 3:23 pm

*Digs out eye creams*

I wear eye creams morning and night. I’m really thinking I need to figure out how to get some scotch tape under my hairline to help these peepers out. I go to a lot of spa and/or makeup shows, and I’m forever picking up samples to try. Lately, I’m mixing it up at night as the 3 that I like lately all have different textures. I use Borghese’s Intensive Firming Eye Cream, which is a pretty thick cream (not cheap, but one bottle lasts endlessly). Then I flip-flop and worry that too heavy of a cream might be too much for a tender area. Got a sample of Ole Henriksen’s Ultimate Eye Lift Gel with a Sephora purchase, and ended up buying a full size of that. During the day (and night for a few weeks while I was testing it), I use Perricone MD’s High Potency Eye Lift. It absorbs nice and quickly, unlike the other two which are really only for night use. Another one that’s not cheap, but I’m giving away one for free. Just post a comment under this blog post.

17 Bionic Beauty February 11, 2010 at 3:47 pm

Oooohhhh, those sound nice Robyn! Thanks for sharing!
And I know I’ve said this before, but I’ll say it again. I think your eyes are beautiful. Honestly. 🙂

And everyone else reading the comments here- GO ENTER the Perricone MD giveaway that Robyn linked to above. It’s soooo easy!

18 Emily February 20, 2010 at 8:22 pm

I just jumped on the bandwagon this year since I turned 24. I started to notice that my circles were getting darker and my eyes were puffier in the mornings. I’ve tried several, but I like Pangea Organics for moisture and Origjns EyeZing for puffiness the best. I also just grabbed the Kmart knockoff of Garnier’s eye roller thingy– I haven’t tried it yet, but I’ll keep you posted.

19 Tashi February 21, 2010 at 2:56 pm

Hi, Emily,

What may help you deal with your eye issues, is holding a small ice pack gently to your eyes for a few minutes, before applying any cosmetics or creams. I do that on occasion, every now and then. It really seems to help.

20 Bionic Beauty February 22, 2010 at 8:26 am

Hi Emily, I agree with Tashi’s comments as well. You could also look at EyeSlices or a similar product. They are little jelly like eye coolers. They are a bit pricier than the Garnier/Kmart eye roller- but I personally didn’t see any results with the eye rollers. Here’s my review on the Eye Slices in case you want to read it:

I also really like the Origins EyeZing you mentioned, it has always worked pretty well for me too. 🙂

21 shirin March 14, 2010 at 11:41 pm

hii!!I’m only 23 and recently I’ve noticed some wrinkle around my I’ve started to use Roc anti wrinkle eye cream.should i use it every day ?or every other day?as im still young and have not much wrinkle?

22 Bionic Beauty March 15, 2010 at 9:07 am

Hi Shirin!
First let me welcome you to Bionic Beauty! I started using an eye cream around your age. You are *never* too early to start treating your skin well. I will recommend that you try out some of the freebies when they come available. I know Garnier had some available recently. That will give you a way to try a variety of eye creams without having to buy them all.

My favorites are from Their reviews are on here (just use the search bar in the upper right corner). I love Correct for the eye area. No, I don’t work for them. 🙂 I just have found their products to really work. They look pricey, but it bottle will last you at least 4-6 months.

For over-the-counter products, I recommend Boots Restore and Renew. It has much better ingredients, will produce better results than the RoC brand. RoC eye creams can be a bit harsh long term and do not have the concentration necessary to actually show results. So you are basically not getting any benefit from those hard earned dollars. The Boots R&R is available at Target stores. I think it runs around $20 a tube.

I hope this helps!
And I hope to see you around Bionic Beauty in the future!

23 Val December 7, 2010 at 2:10 am

I’ve also tried a lot of different eye creams and so far, my favorite is L’Occitane Precious Eye Serum. It’s not thick, but it seems really effective in keeping the skin around my eyes hydrated and smooth. The only thing it doesn’t do is reduce my under eye puffiness and bags (not horrible, but if I’m not smiling, it’s obviously there). What do you recommend for this? Thanks BB!

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