Review: Kiehl's Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado

On a recent trip to Edinburgh (haul post here) I popped in to the Kiehl's store and came out with their Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado, an eye cream that's sat idly on my wishlist for years but I never quite got round to buying. Oh, how I regret that long wait now!

Kiehl's Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado / £20 for 14g or £33 for 28g

As you might expect, the formula is incredibly creamy and thick and you need only a very small amount for each application. In fact, my photo above is slightly misleading - I'd say you need around a third of the amount on my finger there to cover both eyes. Whilst I am used to rubbing moisturiser between my hands to heat it before applying it, when it comes to eye cream I tend to just dab it straight on, so this product came as a bit of a surprise to me since it must be rubbed between your fingers to break the emulsion and turn it into a watery substance before you dab it around your eyes. This ensures it can be broken down properly and absorbs into your skin quickly.

The watery substance makes the whole process so enjoyable as you really feel like you're injecting some serious hydration into your skin. My skin is left feeling soft and supple, and it is a really soothing and refreshing process. I actually used it on the car journey back from Edinburgh to counteract the effects of the air conditioning on my eyes and it really helped to calm them and make sure they didn't dry out or get sore. As it is Opthalmologist and Dermatologically tested, it is really nice and gentle on my sensitive skin. I've also found that since using it every morning and evening I have no eye bags, tightness or darkness beneath the eyes which is quite a big deal for me!

Whilst not particularly anti-ageing or wrinkle-fighting (not that it claims to be at all), this eye cream does provide all the hydration your eye area needs and therefore does help to prevent wrinkles - after all, proper moisturisation ensures your skin stays young! I think when I get older and require something a little stronger to fight any lines (hopefully not for a long while yet), I'll have to step up my game a little and use an eye cream formulated specifically to target wrinkles, but whilst my skin is young and I'm in a preventative skincare stage, this eye cream is truly a pleasure to use.

What is your go-to eye cream?


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