We all know the skin around our eye area is very delicate. I always believe in preventive care, rather than drowning my eyes with eye cream once I see some fine lines. I started to use eye care products in my early 20s, and I am very diligent and consistent in applying eye creams day and night. While I used lighter gels when I was younger, I now need something richer that can keep my eye area hydrated. I use a pre-serum before my eye cream and I find that helps a lot. I will talk about that another day. Today, I want to tell you about Lancome Renergie Ultimate Rejuvenating Eye Duo.
Lancome says that this eye cream has 6 functions. This is taken from the box… Inspired by research on cellular communication factors, Lancome invents the 1st skincare Renergie Yeux Multi-Lift – 2 formula for 6 visibly rejuvenating effects: eyelids as if lifted, fine lines and crow’s feet wrinkles reduced, dark circles appear reduced, firmer eye contour, eye bags look deflated, illuminated eyes.
Truthfully, I bought it because I thought it was cool – there’s eye cream AND a concealer looking thingy which the SA swore is NOT makeup or concealer. Also, Lancome claims that… In just 4 weeks, the eyes look younger and more open. Let me first tell you that I didn’t see that. I’ve been using this for 4 months now, and I don’t see my eyes look any younger. In fact, I’m happy if they stay the way they are without ageing any faster. LOL!
This eye cream duo comes with an open top which contains a tinted cream which you apply after the eye cream. The cream itself has the slightest hint of rose scent, and it is moisturizing enough for my drying eyes. The tinted cream conceals any dark circles you might have and it is suppose to be patted on the eye area after the eye cream. Hence, I still call it a concealer. The concealer is very light in texture, and it lasts less than 2 hours on me. I still use my regular concealers when I use this, so in the end, I think this is pretty redundant, rendered useless in most cases.
I find that my eyes are more hydrated when I use this eye cream alone, and it isn’t so emolient that it causes my eye makeup to melt any faster. I find the Clinique one does better at reducing puffiness, and I don’t see any reductions in fine lines. So, I’d say this is a cream good for keeping the eyes hydrated, with the added concealer which I find gimmicky. So, to the 6 functions:
Eyelids as if lifted: My eyes aren’t droopy to start off with, so can’t tell
Fine lines and crow’s feet wrinkles reduced: I don’t have crow’s feet, but my fine lines are just like they were when I started. Don’t see more pop up, thank goodness!
Dark circles appear reduced: Of course they APPEAR reduced with the use of the concealer
Firmer eye contour: Well, they don’t appear any less firm…
Eye bags look deflated: Clinique does a better job
Illuminated eyes: Erm…. well, my eyes do feel less dry so it’s less dull??
I do think there are better eye creams around, and priced at RM250 (if I’m not mistaken), I think I prefer my Estee Lauder ANREyes. I don’t seem to have much luck with Lancome skincare, do you?