Some of you might remember that I’d taken on the Kiehl’s 28 day Midnight Recovery challenge some time last month. Its coming on a month now, which is a perfect time to talk about the new Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Eye Cream.
My thoughts on the Midnight Recovery Concentrate serum have not changed from my review and view over a year ago. If anything, I’m glad to have been forced to put it back into my skincare regime because good things shouldn’t be ignored or set aside! I’m happy to keep it there in my nightly skincare regime 🙂 I have also found a really nice combination I will be telling you about soon too! 😉
But what about the Midnight Recovery eye cream? Its a new one, and I know lots of people are curious about it.
On the tube, it promises “Fresher younger looking eyes by morning”. Lofty claims yes? Does it live up to it? I did a quick search online to see what other people thought about it and for the most part, I found that people had nothing but raves for it, saying they saw results almost immediately. Made me feel a little foolish to write this review but here goes nothing.
I’m going to tell you that unlike the Midnight Recovery Concentrate serum which did give me noticeable results almost immediately, the Midnight Recovery Eye doesn’t work as quickly. Sorry folks! Just tellin’ it as it is 😛
What I will tell you however, is that persistence will lead to results. I have been using this eye cream for about a month just at night and I do like it because it is light and it smells nice but it is only after about 3 weeks that I actually noticed real results. These results came in the form of skin around the eye that looked a little bit smoother and perhaps a little less puffy.
I must stress however, that results will vary from person to person depending on your concerns. My concerns will be some fine lines and dry skin around the eyes. I don’t personally think I have serious eye bags nor dark eye circles. If I don’t get enough rest or spend too much time in front of the computer *cough* then I get reddened eyes. But if I take things easy, it goes away. This might be why I only noticed any improvements after a longer period.
Another reason why I say that results were less noticeable is possibly because the area I’m treating is much smaller than the rest of my face. When I use the MRC serum, its over a larger skin area and results are noticeable almost immediately. For the eye cream used just around my eyes, it took a while and even then results weren’t drastic.
The texture is that of a cream but when you blend it out and pat it into your skin, it takes on a silky texture. And I like the lavender scent too. Its calming, just like the face serum.
If you don’t like the scent of lavender, don’t fret. Its almost unnoticeable. I have to physically hold it up to my nose if I want to discern the smell, and it doesn’t last very long. It absorbs very quickly into the skin around the eye, and does not leave an oily after feel.
I can’t quite tell with this one if I should say its wonderful or not because I do think it would ultimately depend on your concerns. For hydrating the eye area and helping it remain looking smoother and less lined, I think it works well enough. For puffy eyes or dark circles, I cannot help you on that one.
In a nutshell
A light textured eye cream that smells lovely of lavender and absorbs quickly into the skin without leaving an oily after feel. After regular daily use for a month, I have noticed slight improvements to the skin around my eyes. However, results were not noticeable immediately or the next morning as claimed. I think its a good eye cream for hydrating and helping keep lines at bay but I cannot tell you how it’d work for dark circles or puffy eyes as those are not problems I have.
Pros: Light cream texture that absorbs quickly into the skin, Skin around the eye looks hydrated and less lined with regular use, Lovely scent
I know what some of you are thinking. How does this compare to the Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye serum. Sorry ladies, I can’t quite compare it. Texture wise, they are different. I like how the Kiehl’s one comes in a tube which I feel is much more hygienic but I do prefer the lighter gel-serum texture of the Estee Lauder ANR eye. In terms of performance, I found them equal for tackling my problems which, I’ll be honest, aren’t quite a major concern for me. So long as I have an eye cream/gel that keeps the skin around my eyes hydrated, and I don’t see any more lines than I should *touch wood* I’m all good.
I lost my box with the ingredient list so all I can tell you is that this product is paraben free and has no mineral oil, fragrance or silicones; but has squalene, lavender essential oil, evening primrose oil and butcher’s broom. The latter is not a physical product naturally. Its a plant.
I have no hesitation to tell you to go out and get the Midnight Recovery Concentrate serum because I do love it a lot, but as for the eye cream, I’m going to have to let you decide on your own because I’m not going to be held responsible if it doesn’t work for you 😛
Might you have tried the Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Eye cream? I’d love to hear your thoughts on it if you have!
Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Eye cream retails at RM150/15ml at all Kiehl’s stores and counters.