Zap! I found the Clinique Repairwear Laser Focus Eye Cream useful for something other than wrinkles

by Paris B on · 33 comments

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Ok, confession time. I’m terrible… absolutely HORRIBLE at using eye creams. What this means is that I go through periods when I have little to nothing applied around my eye area. I am convinced I’m not alone in this. At least, I convince myself I’m not alone in this icon biggrin Zap! I found the Clinique Repairwear Laser Focus Eye Cream useful for something other than wrinkles

So, you know what? Eye creams and their effects are quite lost on me. Bad blogger. I know icon razz Zap! I found the Clinique Repairwear Laser Focus Eye Cream useful for something other than wrinkles What I can say however is that I guess I’m quite lucky not to show my age too much around my eyes. Other than the sometimes puffy eyes or dark circles thanks to insufficient or poor quality sleep, I don’t really battle lines. Maybe I’m not very expressive LOL! But when I do use an eye cream, I have found myself reaching more often for the Clinique Repairwear Laser Focus Wrinkle Correcting Eye Cream than any other. What a mouthful! This isn’t new per se, but an upgrade of an existing Repairwear eye cream.

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Some of you may remember or may even be using the Clinique Repairwear Laser Focus serum which isn’t a bad product in my book. Towards the end of 2012, Clinique came out with a similar product for the eye. Its been on shelves since October or so so if you have tried it, I’d love to hear what you think of it!

As for myself, I will have to say that I do not have a line or wrinkle problem or if I do, I don’t hold any pretensions as to why they are there or how I can get rid of them, because I know its next to impossible. So, I can’t test the validity of the claim to correct wrinkles around the eyes. However, I discovered that this cream was very effective for me, to correct another problem – puffy eyes!

The Clinique Repairwear Laser Focus eye cream is quite a rich cream which may put some people off. I found however that it was nice and velvety on my skin and did not feel too rich. I don’t dig out dollops to apply so really, my finger only picks up very little product each time.

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It doesn’t feel heavy on my skin which is a plus and did not clog pores or give me oil seeds the way some rich eye creams might. I use my ring finger (or 4th finger) for the eye area, as you are advised to at all times. The reason is because your 4th finger is your weakest finger and you won’t stretch your skin so much.

Also, don’t pull the skin when you apply your eye creams. Just dab it on with a light motion, and apply it on your orbital bone i.e. the bone that forms your eye sockets, not directly on your lids. I was taught this by a product trainer once. Creams go on the orbital bone as they are heavier and gels can go on the lids because they are lighter in texture.

While I was testing this cream, I was quite diligent about it applying it day and night. What I noticed was not the lightening of lines (I honestly can’t tell!) but I did notice that my eye area felt hydrated and my eyes looked less puffy. Actually, I did not notice it, but my friend did and asked me what I was using.

I racked my brains for a while but could only think of this cream so said friend filched this tub off me to try and I saw the effects myself! Puffiness around the undereye area was markedly reduced after just a little while so that was pretty impressive. I don’t know if this is an effect everyone will see, but its the most visible effect for me.

That said, once I stopped using it the puffiness will come back so regular use is key here.

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As with all skincare products, I do believe there are merits to using a product for a specific purpose. However, the key here is diligence and I’m just not as diligent as I should be about my eyes as I am about my skin elsewhere. I know, the eyes are the mirrors to the soul and if my eyes are any indication, my soul is rather puffy as well LOL I think I should filch this back from my friend. And maybe be a little more diligent.

In a nutshell

The Clinique Repairwear Laser Focus Wrinkle Correcting Eye Cream is an upgrade of an existing product. It is meant to target and correct or reduce the appearance of lines that form around the eyes that will inevitably happen due to the repetitious movement of our eyelids every second of the day. The white cream is rather thick and feels quite rich, but it absorbs into skin nicely and leaves the skin around my eyes feeling hydrated and comfortable. Not oily at all. Although this cream is targeted to correct lines and wrinkles and also UV damage around the eyes, the effect I noticed most of all was the reduction of puffiness around my eye area. For me, this puffiness is mostly due to insufficent or poor quality sleep and stresses of work and the computer screen. During the time when I diligently used this eye cream, my eye area looked better. When I stopped, the puffiness came back. So as with everything requiring treatment, diligence and consistency is key.

Pros: Reduced the puffiness around my eye area noticeably, Eye area looked and felt hydrated, Not oily

Cons: Pricey

Who will like this: Anyone who is looking for a treatment eye cream to target lines and wrinkles around the eyes, Anyone with a problem with puffy eyes (Although this worked for my friend and I, I’m not sure if its an effect everyone sees)

I’m afraid I do not have the ingredient list, and I can’t seem to find it anywhere online which is a pity. It would be nice if companies had their ingredient lists up on their pages. There’s nothing to hide – its printed on the box anyway! icon razz Zap! I found the Clinique Repairwear Laser Focus Eye Cream useful for something other than wrinkles

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Alongside the Repairwear Laser Focus eye cream comes also the Repairwear Uplifting Firming Cream. As the name implies, this is a face cream that lifts and firms your skin while hydrating. I believe it maybe an upgrade of one the Clinique Repairwear creams in which case, I have used the previous incarnation and it worked well for me.

Unlike many people who use Clinique products, I’m one of those for whom the basic 3-step does not work at all for my skin, but their targeted products work fine and for a while, a few years ago, the Repairwear Night Cream was a staple for me. Good to know they are upgrading it too, and I hope the upgrade is for the better! icon wink Zap! I found the Clinique Repairwear Laser Focus Eye Cream useful for something other than wrinkles

Have you tried the new Clinique Repairwear Laser Focus eye cream? Are you diligent about using eye cream?

As I’ve said right above, eye creams are one of the things I almost always overlook in my daily skincare routine. But I’m working on it! icon razz Zap! I found the Clinique Repairwear Laser Focus Eye Cream useful for something other than wrinkles

Paris B

Clinique Repairwear Laser Focus Wrinkle Correcting Eye Cream Price: RM170/15ml Availability: Clinique counters

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LeGeeque December 27, 2012 at 8:50 am

Eyecreams are generally a little pricier. But given how little we use each time, I think it all works out very well? At least that’s what I tell myself when I splurge on them


Paris B December 29, 2012 at 1:50 pm

Yes I do have to agree. I mentioned that its pricey because for an initial outlay it is :) But as you said, they last for months and months!


Raquel M. December 27, 2012 at 8:55 am

I am also a huge fan of Clinique but the 3 step program just hates my skin! It truly does!
However, Even Better, Turnaround, Moisture Surge – they all do wonders for me!

A year ago I’d say I’d almost always forget to use eye cream but, as I’m also a blogger, and sometimes want to report the results more than correct my puffiness (LOL), I’ve started being more diligent about it! Now it’s as basic to me as face cream!

I will keep an eye out for this eye cream though, it seems very appealing to me! Thank you for the review :)


Paris B December 29, 2012 at 1:51 pm

I can’t use Turnaround but everything else works very well on my skin from Clinique, except the 3 Step programme LOL! I try really hard but I just can’t seem to incorporate the eye cream into my routine. Maybe because I leave it to the last. Maybe I should switch it around and start my routine with eye cream and see how it goes :D


Fizz December 27, 2012 at 8:55 am

Good morning Paris! Been curious about the Repairwear Laser Focus Range but haven’t got round to trying any yet! I have read some good reviews but I don’t know what it is about me and Clinique. I keep wanting to try but something doesn’t attract me to their counter enough! LOL

Anyway, I am very diligent about using eye cream, day and night, only that I have a few brands at any one time so I play a round-robin game when it comes to using them and as a result I never know which one is really working for me :P That’s terrible, isn’t it? Each time I try to stick to one I keep reminding myself that I have a few other pots to finish before the 6-month expiry after opening is up. Do you stick to that rule and throw them out after 6 months?


Paris B December 29, 2012 at 2:04 pm

Hi Fizz! I do think the Laser Focus serum is quite good but I also have to admit their packaging is a tad dull LOL! Its good that you’re diligent about eye cream. I really should be doing something about it – can’t suddenly develop crepey eyes can I?! >.< As for eye creams, I do the same with them as I do with all skincare. I use them till they finish, or till they smell or look off. So no, I don’t toss anything after 6 months :)


Liyeun December 27, 2012 at 8:57 am

Rm170 for an eye cream is not pricey at all. Will try this as soon as the one im using now has finished. Thanks paris!


Paris B December 29, 2012 at 2:05 pm

You’re welcome! Which are you using now anyway? :)


liyeun December 30, 2012 at 9:20 am

I’m currently using Aesop’s eye cream. I’m so addicted to the parsley scent. lol! I used to have ANR eye cream-gel but in the recent years, I no longer find them efffective. Sad!


Paris B December 30, 2012 at 1:56 pm

Maybe your skin got bored? LOL! I know mine does!


Nikki December 27, 2012 at 12:13 pm

I used to be super diligent in using eye creams but since I got pregnant, BAM! lazy bone attack! :) thanks for sharing your experience with this! So far, the most effective Clinique Eye Cream for me is the All About Eyes….haven’t tried this yet!


Paris B December 29, 2012 at 2:06 pm

Hahaha Lazy bone attack. I think the lazy bone is too deep in me >.< I tried a sample of All About Eyes once but didn’t feel like it did anything so I wasn’t terribly impressed. If you get the chance, do try this one. I like how it depuffs my eye area :D


lisa December 27, 2012 at 12:46 pm

i’ve been totally lazy about eye creams these years. i just use my moisturizer to substitute it. And i’ve been getting lazy on moisturizer these days too. Time to remedy coz’ recently someone actually commented my eye areas are too dry. Upon observing, yes, i am startled to see fine lines underneath my eyes. Just bought the Lamer Eye Concentrate and been using it for the past week. So far so good. As for the clinique repair wear eye cream, i’ve tried the older version few years ago and i love it. I must come back to this again once my lamer finishes. In fact, in the past i used to hate Clinique skincare til this eye cream which was gifted to me changed my mind about Clinique products.


Paris B December 29, 2012 at 2:33 pm

I didn’t try the previous incarnation but the Repairwear cream was good for me. I think I went through at least 2 tubs of it before I got bored LOL!


Darinka DAlessio December 27, 2012 at 1:17 pm

You know, I’m surprised that Clinique has not updated the 3 step system significantly. It was great in the 1970s for young skin. (Ha, can you believe that I remember when Clinique first came on the scene? Those sales people in lab coats gave us so much confidence in the quality of the products. Sheer genius marketing.) Now there are so many advances in our understanding of the needs of skin that the 3 step seems so obsolet. that being said, I do love several of the Clinique creams and serums. My favorite moisturizer is the moisture surge and the intense moisture surge.


Paris B December 29, 2012 at 2:35 pm

You’re right you know. Maybe they think they shouldn’t fuss with a tried and true recipe? It seems to work very well for some people, maybe more for those with oily skins than otherwise. I think the basic idea of a 3-Step is a good one but their products aren’t the best in the market (to me) Like you, I like the Moisture Surge too! So light on skin :)


Lily December 27, 2012 at 3:25 pm

I started using this about 3 weeks ago, after using up 2 tubs of Estee Lauder ANR for eyes. I’ve always been good with eye care, particularly when I have a habit of rubbing my eyes. I seriously don’t think there’s any miraculous eye cream that makes lines disappear (this one claims to reduce lines in 14 days). I agree this one makes my eyes less puffy :-)


Paris B December 29, 2012 at 2:36 pm

Oh you noticed the depuffing action too! I thought it was quite impressive. I doubt all claims to reduce lines anywhere on the face – just impossible – but anything that can make it look less obvious is a plus! ;)


Jerine December 27, 2012 at 3:58 pm

I love your blog new look! So neat and classy!!!


Paris B December 29, 2012 at 2:38 pm

Thank you Jerine! :)


Jean December 27, 2012 at 5:15 pm

I always forget to apply eye cream, especially in the morning when I am rushing out. =x
I think now it’s my time to start caring more, reach the age that wrinkle can come out anytime already. >.<


Paris B December 29, 2012 at 2:39 pm

I tend to forget in the mornings too. But I think I will have to make a little more effort in the evenings now – not getting any younger! LOL!


Jesz December 27, 2012 at 6:00 pm

I gotten a trial size little jar a while back….must go back & try this out…I don’t generally have puffy eyes but have seen more lines & dark circle around eye areas due to poor quality of sleep & starring at computers long hours…hmm, must try it out to see whether it really improved the lines appearance in 14 days. I love their laser focus serum, hopefully this eye cream turns out well for me too!


Paris B December 29, 2012 at 2:42 pm

Oh do try this and see how it works for you, since you already have the trial jar anyway :D I was told as we age, we lose collagen around the eye area which is why we get a shadow there and no cream can help. Thank goodness for concealer :P


Marla December 27, 2012 at 6:54 pm

I used to use Clinique products religiously years ago but have found other brands I feel work better for me. I don’t even stop by their counter any more.


Paris B December 29, 2012 at 2:43 pm

I actually discovered Clinique late – started out with Estee Lauder and then tried some Clinique which was when I realised the 3-Step did nothing for me :)


stephy December 27, 2012 at 11:27 pm

Hi, is this better than the estee lauder eye care that you used to use? =)


Paris B December 29, 2012 at 2:44 pm

I think its different in texture. This is more of a cream, while the EL one is more like a gel so it feels lighter. I find that the EL one is very good for hydration but I did not notice much help with puffiness while this one seemed to help reduce puffiness around my eye. Both are nice, so I think it depends on what your concerns are :)


Angela December 28, 2012 at 3:51 am

If you need the ingredient list, you can always check out Sephora. They always list out the ingredients for products listed.


Paris B December 29, 2012 at 2:51 pm

Thanks for the tip Angela! Unfortunately, I did check Sephora and they did not have the ingredient list for this one :(


Jennifer December 29, 2012 at 12:21 pm

I started to use ANR eye cream because it came as GWP. For a skincare noob like me, applying another product is quite an effort lol but surprisingly I was hooked to ANR eye cream. I like the texture and I think it worked well on me. I don’t have a before and after picture but I think I had less puffy eyes and perhaps less fine lines too. They recently came up with the ANR eye serum, perhaps I’ll try that :) Yeah, not all Clinique products work for me, but I plan to try the Repairwear Laser Focus serum.


Paris B December 29, 2012 at 5:22 pm

I like that one too – really good stuff in my book! I just wish I wasn’t so tardy LOL! Gotta give me a good ol’ kick up my behind to be more diligent! I didn’t know they have come out with a serum? Must be nice!


Anne January 8, 2013 at 4:40 pm

I used to use Clinique products as well, but as the years go by i find that their products aren\\\’t as effective as they were in the beginning. Im not sure if all products are the same but Ive since switched my skin care products to Cellnique, and i particularly love their eye creams. I have to say Cellnique has quite an impressive and effective range of products. One of my favourites would be the Contour Reversal Eye Cream. I combine it with their b.liv im dark circle reliever. As i suffer from bad eye bags and dark circles. It took me just 2weeks to see the difference! I totally recommend this! :) Hope this helps :)


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