Eye creams are a category of product I just usually find myself too excited over. Especially when it comes to eye creams that are targeted more at morning use for cooling, brightening, and refreshing the eye area. I think I have two different eye creams in the fridge (this drives my husband INSANE) that I had good intentions of using in the mornings for that purpose, but I honestly just never think about it. I tend to stick with eye creams targeted at more hard core anti-aging benefits and use them primarily at night. Well the new Clinique Pep-Start Eye Cream ($26.50 US/$31 CAD) has me changing my tune. I have been keeping this on my desk and applying in the mornings, sometimes even more than once, because it just feels so, so good! I don’t need to keep this eye cream in the fridge because it gives the most incredible soothing and cooling sensation all on it’s own, without any chilling required. It’s said to be a 3 second eye fix and it really is. It is formulated to provide the eyelids with a boost of cooling hydration and also contains peptides to support collagen reserves. In seconds my eye area not only feels remarkedly better but it looks fresher and more hydrated instantly. It’s a really light and quick absorbing formula so there are no issues with makeup application on top.
It has really unique packaging. The tip is a rounded ball shape that fits the eye contour very well and can be used to massage and de-puff the eye area. I actually prefer to just apply from my finger tip. What I really love is how clean the packaging stays. It’s not just a standard squeeze tube. Once you remove the cap you still need to pull out the tip so you can squeeze out the product. Then when you push the tip back down to seal it, it pushes out all excess product so you don’t end up gucking up the inside of the cap. Plus I love the bright, cheerful orange colour of the packaging. Such a beautiful reflection of how this eye cream makes you feel. Revitalized and alive.
I can’t speak to any long term benefits of using this eye cream but I know I love the instant gratification it gives.
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