Wednesday, 17 June 2015

REVIEW: Clarins Super Restorative Total Eye Concentrate...

Eye creams - can't live without them! How many have I repurchased over the years because they were so effective? Very few, but I'm on my second bottle of this Clarins Super Restorative Total Eye Concentrate. Don't be put off by the long name, although if it does impress you, you'll be equally impressed by the product...

As with SO many other brilliant skin care and makeup discoveries, I have beautyheaven to thank ♥. I trialled this for them back in March (review about half way down the page), and while I only gave it 4 out of 5 stars at the time, that was because I'd only be using it for a week! It's now 3 months down the track, and I'd give it 10 stars if I could. Initial results were mainly a freshening and subtle firming up of the eye area, but I've seen quite a bit more than that now...
The fine lines at the outer corners of my eyes have reduced in depth, and the skin on my lids and hoods is nowhere near as crinkled as it used to be - this is a MAJOR ACHIEVEMENT for a gal my age! Sagging and creased skin is the bane of my life, and taking close-up photos of my eyes almost every day means I have a limited career in the EOTD world. But I honestly believe this cream has extended the time that I'll be able to continue with my passion for eye makeup, and sharing what I do here on my blog and on Instagram...
But let's get on with the product itself! Stunning packaging and as you can see from the below pic, if you hold it up to the light, you can even see how much is left - score! (Left pic is empty, right is my new one). The pump is one of the best - you can control the amount dispensed precisely, so no waste or over-application. I use a quantity of about the size of a grain of rice to each eye, gently patting it onto the entire lid area, underneath as well, and it's so silky there's enough slip to take it right out to the temples and the deep creases between my brows. The finer wrinkles on the outside corners are now barely visible, and as mentioned before, the texture of the hooded area and actual lids is most definitely smoother. I can see the difference in the photos I take - overall my eyes look firmer and more youthful. The cream is white but instantly becomes invisible on the skin, and has a very faint floral fragrance. There's also a feeling of coolness as it's absorbed (almost completely) which is a welcome relief after a long day staring at a computer screen. The bottle is made of high quality plastic and barely weighs anything, which is a bonus for travellers...

I think this is "the" eye cream for me. Only time will tell if the improvements continue, but for now, I'm reworking my budget to ensure I have $90 available every 3 months to repurchase this beautiful product - my eyes are too precious to even blink about spending $30 a month to keep them looking fresh and vital 

What's  your Holy Grail eye cream?

Take care of you,
kats xxx

P.S. I've just added this Review to Ingrid's Monday Makeup Madness #11 Link Up Party - there's some brilliant contributions from other bloggers, do take a look 

14 comments:

  1. Great Review!
    Sounds lovely, $1 a day isn't too bad!
    One to consider when Clarins has another GWP.
    I think you still have a long career in the EOTD world, I love your daily instagram pics ;)

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    1. Hi hon, beaut to read you here - thanks for stopping by and leaving such an encouraging comment. Means the world to me that you enjoy what I do ♡ And yes Clarins, when's the next GWP?

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  2. This is the first time I've even thought about Clarins eye cream! Great review!

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    1. You and me both TP! In fact this is my first Clarins product in years - who knew hey? xxx

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  3. This sounds like a great all-rounder! I'm always looking for my Holy Grail multi-tasking eye cream. Great review!

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    1. Thanks hon - every bh gal on the trial RAVED about this eye cream. It's supposed to be fab for dark circles as well - I don't have any so I can't comment (I have huge eye bags instead and nothing will fix those except surgery lol) but it's quite magical for crinkles and wrinkles ♥

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  4. This sounds great! I do have a current HG eye cream, it's Home Health's Goji Eye Cream. No matter what I try, I always go back to it. I pay around $11 for 1 oz on iherb. I'd love to give this Clarins one a go when the budget allows though. :)

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    1. Wow that sounds awesome Healthandbeauty - thanks for sharing, I'd MUCH rather try something that someone else has recommended xxx

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  5. At the moment I'm using my sample sized pot of Estée Lauder's Advanced Night Eye Repair and have found it very beneficial but this Clarins eye cream sounds well worth the expense of trying next, especially as Space Of Beauty has rationalised it as only $1 a day! Beautybloggers are such amazing enablers!

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    1. Hey Fabulous, I used to swear by the ELANER - it's quite magical, but this one is really attacking the wrinkles. And I agree, this link up party with all these wonderful bloggers is brilliant - I'm picking up all sorts of tips, thanks again hon ♥

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  6. Ahhh this sounds good! Ive got semi-hooded eyes thanks to years of contact dermatitis caused by 'regular' mascara (which I no longer use). Im always on the lookout for something which might pep them up again- Im definitely going to find a sample of this to try- very informative and useful review as always Kat!! Xo

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    1. It's very VERY soothing hon - and thanks so much for your wonderfully supportive comments, I really appreciate your encouragement ♥♥♥

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  7. I was lucky to trial this product through BH also and straight away, I could see fantastic results. It is a bit out of my price range but I do want to stay with it so have to save. What's so wonderful is you only need the tiniest drop to do both eyes.

    You have expressed above what the cream delivers perfectly kats. I wasn't aware that I could even see how much had been used till I read above so that's great. :-)

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    1. So glad you're still loving it too Mandy - the good news is that it's relatively new on the market, so hopefully won't be discontinued any time soon (which seems to happen to us hey) xxx

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