Do you use an eye cream?

ECI once read somewhere that preventive maintenance in the under eye area should begin in your 20s. Earlier this year I got a few samples (two of the Lancome one above and the YSL which I’m not too sure is actually an eye cream, lol) so started using them a few times a week and then gradually increased use of the Lancome Genefique Yeux to every day. The difference that made was noticeable so applying eye cream is a skin care step that I want to continue.

Unfortunately, I’ve nearly run out of samples and when I checked the price of the full sized Genefique Yeux, it was close to 4000Php. Yikes. I know eye creams are usually pricey, but the packaging of the full sized product was another thing I didn’t like when I saw it. While the sample comes in a squeezy tube, the full sized product comes in a pot that you have to dip your finger into. Lots of eye creams come that way, but I find it to be really unhygienic.

So if you guys can recommend any good eye creams (that come in squeezy tubes and aren’t too expensive), please do! I have to mention that I’m sort of afraid of Khiel’s products because of a bad reaction I had to one of their moisturizers, so that brand is out of the running.
TsuyaEye2The Shu Uemura Tsuya youth infusing eye concentrate (2, 500Php) is the only eye cream I’m considering at the moment. It’s a relatively new release, so I don’t know if anyone will have tried it yet. Looks really interesting though because it can be used as a sort of makeup primer as well.

So there, please share your favourite eye creams if you have any! I’m down to my last drops of my beloved Lancome Genefique Yeux (I think I may actually buy the full size despite the drawbacks if I can’t find an alternative, hehe).

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10 responses to Do you use an eye cream?

  1. Pat

    I’m looking for good eye creams as well, and I’m considering the to-be-released eye cream from the Shiseido Ibuki line. It’s not in a pot so that’s good. I read it’s S$60 so that’ll be about Php2k++.

    I’m currently using the Olay Regenerist eye cream from the SM Beauty Box. It seems okay and my skin’s not reacting badly from it so far, but it hasn’t wowed me. The Celeteque eye cream didn’t do wonders either. I’m still on the hunt too!

    • Mariana – Author

      Oooh, Shiseido Ibuki line! I’ll look out for that as well since it’s supposedly for young skin right? Thanks for reminding me about that! :)

  2. Jo Cayabyab

    I just started using an eye cream a couple of weeks ago. I began to notice some (gasp!) laugh lines and tiny creases below my eyes. When I looked it up online, I read that beauty experts suggest using an eye cream even before the appearance of wrinkles so that one can prevent them before they even start to become a problem. I am 28 and the laugh lines and the creases came out of nowhere! My aunt, who is in her early 40’s but who looks like she’s about my age swears by the L’Oreal Revitalift eye cream. I haven’t been using it long enough to notice a difference. But it is cheaper compared to the other eye creams out there. Of course I want a very potent one to stop the effects of time, and maybe the consequence of too much squinting, but I would probably set the limit to 2k for a teeny tiny jar of cream.

    Let me know what you decide on!

    • Mariana – Author

      I remember Sam Chapman (one of the pixiwoos) mentioned that squinting a lot is really bad. If you do that because of the sun, she suggested investing in good shades! :) If you squint to read though then eye cream is probably your best bet. I have heard good things about L’Oreal’s eye creams actually! Hope it starts to work for you. :) and will definitely update when I decide what to get! Also working on that Zero Kuma review. ;)

  3. Kevin

    Not quite sure if this counts as an eye cream, but my sister and I got the Malin+Goetz Rice Bran Eye Moisturizer for our mom last Christmas, plus a bunch of other skincare stuff from Adora. I’ve forgotten how much we paid for it, exactly, but the site says it’s $42 so that’s around… Php2k, I think?

    Can’t speak for how effective that particular product is, but I figured that it might be worth suggesting since it comes in a squeezy tube and is about the same price as the Shu Uemura eye cream you’re considering. :)

  4. We recently got that exact shu eye cream to try out! Like last Sunday recently. I was previously trying out the Bobbi Brown Hydrating Eye Cream (something like that!) but didn’t really incorporate it in my skin care routine regularly enough for me to have seen a difference.

  5. Karen

    Hi! I know this reply is already late but the Ziaja line, available at Beauty Bar, have eye creams in squeezy tubes at only 200 pesos. I have been using the one from the Goat’s Milk line and I have noticed a large improvement in the color of my under eye circles. :-) i have been uing it for about a month now, and it really moisturizes!

    • Mariana – Author

      Oooh, thanks for the suggestion Karen! :) Have seen that brand in Beauty Bar actually. Maybe I’ll check it out next time. That’s a great price!

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