Thanks to a lil voucher from Space NK for Space NK, I finally picked up the Kiehls Creamy Avocado Eye Treatment, and just in time for Christmas. This little pot of green had been on my radar FOREVER, thanks to rave reviews from basically everyone (but more specifically the talented Lisa Eldridge, and more recently Alix at I Covet Thee) – My hopes were high.And I have to admit, on first impression I was very much of the ‘Don’t Believe the Hype‘ opinion – I found it incredibly greasy and hard to work into my skin. It was swiftly thrown to the back of my stash for a couple of weeks, ’til I started detoxing my cupboards and decided to give it another chance.
The current freezing temperatures in Ireland have totally dried out my face and hands, and I’ve subsequently been slathering both areas in the richest of moisturisers whenever possible. Presenting: Kiehl’s Creamy Eye Treatment! Warning – This is incredibly rich, so unless you’re a fan of the thickest of eye creams, step away.
Ingredients wise, it’s not going to do a whole lot for dark circles/puffy eyes – but as it’s made from avocado oil, it’s rich in Vitamin A and omega acids – both of which are famed for hydration and fine line reduction.
My original distain for the formula was due to the greasy residue it leaves behind – making it definitely a product for night-time use only. I apply it by tapping the formula along my orbital bone – rubbing it in merely moves the product around, so the tapping method is key! This originally annoyed me greatly (#firstworldproblems), but I’ve since built a bridge.
A little goes a hell of a long way, and therefore I think it’s actually a bargain at €24. Packaging wise a tub definitely isn’t the most hygenic of designs, plus I find myself dolloping out far too much all too often. (A pump dispenser would be amaze Kiehls if you’re reading this…)
But if you’re on the hunt for a super hydrating eye cream, you’ll struggle to find one more moisturising than this eye treatment. Treatment being the operative word – it’s really not a cream at all, but more of an ointment in my opinion.
I now love applying it, especially after removing heavy eye make up – I find it really soothing on my skin. It can also be used on your eyelids which isn’t always the way with such products- ideal for those suffering with eczema/psoriasis around the eye area.
In short – avoid if your skin isn’t parched, but if thick, super moisturising eye creams are your thing, this will be right up your street!