I blame the dark circles under my eyes on my mother’s side of the family – they all seem to have darker than average under eye circles. Thus, my circles tend to be darker than most of my friends. In part, it may be due to my larger than average sized eyes, but it’s more than likely that I inherited the dark under eye circle gene.
Over the years, I’ve tried various eye creams from Estee Lauder, Lancome, Bliss, Kiehl’s, Bobbi Brown, Clinique… to name a few, but the majority did not have any noticeable effects, until now. In the past two weeks, I’ve been using Shiseido’s White Lucent Brightening Eye Treatment morning and night from my free gift set. I was quite looking forward to using Shiseido’s eye cream after finding out it has won awards worldwide, including Allure’s 2009 Editor’s Choice Award for the best eye cream for dark circles.
The results did not disappoint!
To start, the consistency of the cream is much different than any other eye cream I’ve used in the past. It’s thicker and creamier than other brands when the product comes out, but upon application, it naturally spreads and thins out. The eye treatment takes a little longer to absorb, but the end result is so worth it. It’s as if a thin layer of lighter skin has formed under my eyes where I applied the cream, instantly brightening and concealing the dark circles.
Given its thicker consistency, it may not be the best product for everyone, but it has worked well to keep the skin around my eyes moisturized. I suppose the multi-luminizing powder contained in the cream is working well and I quote Shiseido, “with light diffusing properties to instantly bring luminosity to eye areas.”
The downside? It’s a little pricey for 15ml/0.54 oz of eye cream, ranging from $52.50 in the states to $68 in Canada (I know, it sucks to be a Canadian consumer). Also, it would be nice if it had anti-wrinkle functions as well. However, you don’t need very much per eye cream application and it does work pretty well. and given that the product works so well, in my opinion it is worth the spurge!