Neutrogena Illuminating Eye Reviver contains minerals that is suppose to treat puffy eyes, dark circles while brightening the eye area. The product had gotten some good reviews online and since I trust Neutrogena I decided to give it a try myself. Occasionally I get dark circles under my eyes from the lack of sleep. I wish I can say it’s from partying but sadly, my life really isn’t that exciting. The circles are from insomnia that I get off and on.
This cream is said to refresh your eye area and give you this instant well-rested glow. It’s ophthalmologist tested and safe for contact lens wearer, which is great because getting anything trapped underneath your contacts is not only painful it’ll drive you crazy trying to rub it out. It did with me.
When I first tried out this product I was pleased with the results. It did everything it said it would do. The cream made my dark circles disappear, and the skin brightening minerals illuminated my under eyes giving me a glowy, well-rested look. I was so thrilled with the instant results that I went out spreading the word and recommending it to everyone I knew. I really wished I had given it more time before I went out spreading the word of Neutrogena and their miracle eye cream.
After several months I noticed that the cream wasn’t working as well as it did the first few times I used it. I wasn’t getting the same results. In fact, I haven’t been seeing any difference between before and after I put on the cream anymore. I have also been experiencing burning sensations around the areas where I’ve applied the cream. Eventually it goes away but it’s irritating. Most of us know how sensitive the skin around the under eye is.
Another thing is that if you plan to wear it under or over a moisturizer it’ll start rubbing off. I think it’s the minerals gathering up. The best way I can describe it is that it’s similar to rubbing off dry skin. Not the least bit attractive. Then there’s the price. I got my little 0.5 oz jar of eye reviver for $20 at Wal-Mart. I guess the price wouldn’t be so bad if the product works and continues to work. That little bottle can go a long way, but since it stopped working for me, I ended up wasting $20.
Would I recommend this product? That’s a tough one. If you’re looking for a quick fix and have money to spare, sure. I won’t guarantee that it’ll work though. Even if it works for you, there’s a chance that it might not continue to work as it did the first time you use it. I would recommend doing more research and trying another product, perhaps Garnier Nutritionist Regenerating Eye moisturizer.