When you buy an eye cream, you expect it to do a thing. This one in particular claims to ‘diminish the appearance of puffs, undereye circles’. At best, the eye cream is gonna do that. At worst, you’d think, surely, the worst an eye cream could do is nothing.
The eye cream in question is Clinique All About Eyes, and let me tell you, I would be so happy if all it was was an overpriced moisturiser in a tiny jar. But no. It was so much worse than that. I took photos of the damage to prove I’m not overreacting.
I guess before I start I wanna clear up that this isn’t a tirade against Clinique (I love their blemish gel and their mascara and primer and most other things they make), and neither is it really a tirade against the eye cream itself. I mean, it is, but if you’re on the All About Eyes boat and having a great time then by all means, keep putting it on your delicate, fragile eye skin. I’ll watch you from over here through oversized sunglasses because that shit broke me out All Around [my] Eyes.
This is like the photos you see on Wikipedia articles about skin conditions. I’m sorry.
I’m talking tiny bumps everywhere. Under my eyes, above my eyes, next to my eyes, everything short of my eyeballs themselves. I looked up the product on Paula’s Choice in case I’m an idiot and this product is notoriously bad for causing little bumps everywhere, but her only criticism is that it’s in a jar and not in a tube. I don’t think it’s the jar did this to me, you guys.
I stopped using it immediately and within a few days the bumps disappeared. A-HA. SO IT WAS YOU, All About Eyes, with your ‘non-creep’ formula. (Not sure that’s really the best way to phrase that selling point. THIS EYE CREAM IS NOT A CREEP! IT WON’T LEER AT YOU OR PINCH YOUR BUTT!)
Then I went to Mecca Cosmetica and in desperation bought this really expensive eye cream by Apot.Care. It’s great for a number of reasons, the first one being IT DOESN’T CAUSE A REACTION. And it’s nice and balmy and salmony-pink and comes in an air-tight jar, which is heaps better than that Clinique open-topped biz. Is it worth $150? I couldn’t say, but it may have been worth it just to calm my hysteria.