Kiehl’s Avocado Creamy Eye Care Review
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- Dark circles are common in the delicate, fragile area under the eyes, and for me their prevalence is largely genetic.
- Kiehl’s Avocado Creamy Eye Treatment helps genetically lighten my dark circles so I no longer need to use concealer in my makeup routine.
- It also moisturizes with shea butter, avocado oil, and castor oil to help strengthen skin and prevent fine lines.
- The cream starts at $ 32 for a small jar and is available at Sephora, Ulta, and Kiehl’s.
I used to laugh at anyone who spent time, money, or energy on eye cream. Spending all of this on such a small amount of skin seemed pointless to me. Until one day when, at the age of 16, I seemed to develop pigmentation under my eyes overnight.
I went on the internet for answers and found a beloved product recommended by all makeup gurus and vloggers: Kiehl’s Creamy Avocado Eye Treatment.
I remember saving my small allowance to buy a small $ 32 jar. I loved it from the start, but since it was the first eye cream I used, I thought I should try more over the years. Some were hits, most were duds. I really forgot about this one until I got a new pot this year – and I wish I had ever tried anything else.
My experience with Kiehl’s Eye Contour Care
Being Indian, I am genetically predisposed to this kind of pigmentation earlier in life than others.
“We usually get dark circles before others, even from our teenage years,” says Dr. Manjula Jegasothy, certified dermatologist. “The biggest difference between Southeast Asian skin is that the skin of the eyelids is particularly delicate and fragile in Indians, so this is where we age first.”
After just a week of using this eye cream, I saw my dark circles decrease dramatically to the point where I saw a marked difference every time I woke up and looked at myself in the mirror. My love for eye cream was reborn.
In addition to my genetic predisposition, I also have a history of extremely dry and sensitive skin under the eyes. It gets irritated easily to the point that I sometimes wake up with scaly skin. The skin under the eyes is so delicate that it is easy to pull or pull when applying or removing makeup, which can cause the capillaries below to rupture and pigmentation.
Since I started using it again about a year ago, I haven’t experienced a single moment of dry, scaly, or itchy skin. Not only is my skin under my eyes more hydrated and brighter, it is also smoother. While I love using concealers and color correctors, I certainly don’t feel the need to wear one every day like I used to. And when I do, they continue with more ease.
The mint green color melts on the skin and is not visible at all, but thanks to vitamin C, the cream has a brightening effect. “Vitamin C is wonderful for the eye area because it does two things: it decreases pigmentation, but it also produces collagen,” says Dr. Jegasothy. “So that makes that delicate skin under the eyes a bit thicker.” Basically, if you are concerned about fine lines, this cream could also be effective for this purpose.
It is quite thick so I only use it in the evening after removing makeup, cleaning and using toner.
The bottom line
The price of $ 32 for an eye cream may seem like a lot. But I barely tap my finger in the jar before dabbing the cream on my area under my eyes and along my occipital bone, so it goes a long way. And since I only use it at night, this pot lasted me a year with a lot to spare. I also use a lot less concealer under the eyes (when I bother to wear it now) so I saved some money there as well.
Sure, there are a ton of eye creams out there touting vitamin C and other brightening ingredients, but this cult Kiehl’s moisturizer was really a game-changer for me. Once I was told my dark circles were genetic, I had pretty much given up on trying to lighten them, overcompensating them with layers of concealer. Now I wear less makeup and feel more confident – and that is priceless to me.