8/4/13

Kiehl's Line-Reducing Eye-Brightening Concentrate

Kiehl's Line-Reducing Eye-Brightening Concentrate PHP 2,550

I was desperately on the search for an eye cream that was gonna help lighten my dark circles, which is my biggest under eye concern. I went into Kiehl's and told the sales lady what I was on the search for and she introduced me to this tiny sample size looking tube. I read the description on the packaging and I was sold, I trusted her opinion and Kiehls' reputation and purchased it on a whim, despite it's steep price and without doing any research beforehand. Now that I own it and have used it for a couple of weeks - I really wish I read reviews first!

The actual product has a slightly greasy texture and takes awhile to sink in, it's light enough for the day but I prefer to use this during the nighttime. It also has a warming effect upon contact with the skin that I quite like. From the few weeks that I've used this, I've noticed that my dark circles have improved a bit. As for the fine-lines, I haven't noticed any difference yet. Most of my fine-lines are near my lower lash line, but I try to avoid applying the product too near my eyes because it irritates it and makes it itchy, so perhaps that's why? Another thing that I've noticed is that if I stop using it for a bit, my dark circles rise from the dead so unfortunately, I don't think the brightening effects are permanent.

I do like it and will continue to use it, but I admit I expected more from this product and that I don't think it's worth the money. I doubt that I'll be repurchasing this again, but instead continue my search for a cheaper eye cream that will work better for me. Sorry Kiehl's!

Any eye cream recommendations for dark circles?

Kiehl's

54 comments:

  1. My opinion: don't repurchase it, if the
    brightening effect is only temp and
    it stings a little bit, don't buy it
    again!

    Xx

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    1. Yup I'm sure there are better and cheaper eye creams out there!

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  2. Wow this is an expensive eye cream! I'm looking for something that brightens under the eye too, still on the look out for the perfect eye product :P Such a shame that this Kiehl's eye cream is greasy and the results are only temporary :(

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    1. I know, such a disappointment :( It's just 15 ml too!

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  3. Ouch, eye creams are usually expensive in the first place. I think Kiehl's products are usually a hit or miss, and unfortunately, the eye cream was a miss.
    But then again, not doing research is also a way of discovering new gems. But darnit Kiehl's!

    Vanessa | Citron and Guavaberry ʘ‿ʘ | Makeup & Silly things

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    1. also, we have the same bookmark LOLLLLLL ._.

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    2. True! Too bad this was a miss for me. Lol mine's actually a planner! I bought it cause it was cute but never actually written on it... Heh

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    3. Oh, heh, yeah that print is on everything :3
      Too cute to be written in, imo

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  4. Hello dear, I know it is really tough to find a good eye cream. I have been really loving my Estee Lauder which works well with the fine lines.. But my dark eye circles are still there?

    I have previously done a review on the 3 eyecreams I have tried if you would like to check out please click the link below!

    Would you also like to follow each other ^^
    <3 Celly
    http://thesnowflowerrr.blogspot.sg/2012/12/review-eye-cream.html

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    1. Sounds interesting! Will gladly check it out :)

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  5. try skinfood's salmon under eyes cream it's pretty affordable (unless you buy it at the counter) and there are tons of good reviews too!

    http://qorea.blogspot.com

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    1. I'll definitely look into that, thanks for the suggestion!!

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  6. Such a wonderful blog!:)
    would you like to follow each other?:) just let us know, we always follow back ^^

    thescarletdiaries.blogspot.com

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    1. Aw thank you!! Just checked yours out and I'd love to!

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  7. Your blog is amazing!

    www.lululisaly.blogspot.co.uk x

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  8. Sounds a bit disappointing x

    ofbeautyandnothingness.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. It kinda was! Hope to find something better soon!

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  9. Hate when that happens ! Its so hard to wait to buy something until after you read reviews !

    Madeline | Its a Mads Mads World

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  10. Too bad... I know that Origins' GinZing one is great for under-eye circles... I tried a mini sample one time! I need a new eye cream too... the last one I tried was pretty unexciting!

    Ellie | Ellalogy

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    1. I've heard great things about that product too!! Haha goodluck to us ♥

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  11. Oh I'm sorry that this product was disappointing! I usually just use my Mario Badescu stuff. I'm more concerned about keeping my eyes hydrated though. The skin gets really dry x) I hope you find a better product though! Your blog is lovely, so I'll be following to keep up to date with your posts :)

    xx.
    fashion and tea

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  12. Darn, I was hoping this product would be worth it! I'm currently looking for an eye cream especially for diminishing my dark circles. Hope you find something better, Jess! When you do, make sure to post about it ;) haha.

    -Char
    charsd.blogspot.com

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    1. I hope so too! And I most definitely will ;)

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  13. Its so expensive.. thanks for the review. I just hate spending money on stuff that doesn't work. In fact I think I have to do a disappointing products post soon.

    MISSY IN THE MIRROR

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    1. Hmm I think I should do one too!

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    1. Good thing! Keep in mind that that's just how it works on me, could possibly be a different story for you :)

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  15. Looks so good! Have to try it out.

    xx

    http://andysparkles.blogspot.de/
    http://www.facebook.com/andysparkles.blog

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    1. Still on the search for better eye creams though!

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  16. Great pics! I need a new eye cream and might consider this one when I find it in the stores somewhere :)
    xx

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  17. I suffer from the most awful dark circles. Glad to see something that has actually worked on someone. MIght pop into Kiehl's to give it a closer look!

    Aggie
    http://lawyerlives.blogspot.com

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    1. If you could get your hands on a sample first I say try that out :)

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  18. thanks for writing this review. i tested some khiels eye creams that i got as samples and they have similar properties. the dark circles disappear a bit right after you use it, i find that the lines smoothen a bit too, which was impressive. but it stops there. i stopped using it for a day, and like you said the dark circles comes back. so technically if you want the effect to last you have to keep using the product forever. im again on the hunt for other brands. the next one on my list would be olay regenerist, im using the sculpting cream and its really nice so maybe the eye cream is going to be nice as well.

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    1. Hmm the Olay one sounds interesting! Well if you find an eye cream you like make sure to write a post on it! :)

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  19. That's a shame the effects won't last when you don't use it! I have issues with dark circles too but not yet found any products to help with it!

    Ria x
    NatuRia Beauty

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    1. I know! Hope we find eye creams that work for our dark circles soon, but til that day comes concealer's our best friend ♥

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  20. Hello!! I have nominated you for the Liebster Award, if you follow this link to my blog the rules will be there for the questions you have to answer :) Make sure to to tell me when you have. http://chloe-logan.blogspot.co.uk/2013/08/liebster-award.html - Have fun!!
    xx Chloe

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    1. Aw thank you Chloe ♥ I've just made a Liebster award post recently so it might take me some time before I post another one!

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  21. That's too much! I find that darkness can only be lifted through clinical medication and the only thing I can really rely on for eye creams is moisture.

    Beauty By Telie

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    1. Impulse buy :( Haha I don't know what possessed me to buy it!

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  22. You have such lovely photo's! For the price, it's a great shame that the effects don't last. That's pretty rubbish isn't it?! xx
    Gemma | ♥ Miss Makeup Magpie ♥

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    1. Thank you Gemma! :) Totally agree with you! Learned my lesson

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  23. followed back <3

    http://thescarletdiaries.blogspot.sk/

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  24. Thanks for the review! It's always a bummer when a beauty product doesn't address all the issues you need it to. I've been using ROC Retinol Correxion eye cream. It's well priced and I've found it tobe pretty effective for banishing eye circles.

    Rowena @ rolala loves

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    1. Really is a bummer! Sounds interesting, I'll look it up! Thanks for the suggestion :)

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  25. It's such a shame that this product didn't live up to Kiehls other products. I love honest reviews like this because they actually give you the fact so you don't waste your money :)

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  26. Hi,
    Have you tried using cheaper eye creams? What do you suggest as the most effective? Thanks!
    xo,
    ~Pauline @Kallony

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