Let me begin by saying that I have only been testing Clinique Pep-Start Eye Cream for two weeks. Yes, in the grand scheme of things, especially where skincare is concerned I would typically say that this is not enough to gauge a proper opinion and yet here I am.
You see not all eye creams need a lengthy trial period, some work immediately and grab your attention from the first use, and that is exactly what Clinique Pep-Start Eye Cream has done. This cheery, easy to spot orange tube of cooling eye cream has not left my side,since the day it arrived and is all I can talk about to my fellow beauty loving friends.
I guess a good place to begin is by stating exactly what Clinique Pep-Start Eye Cream has been formulated to do, and that is to brighten, refresh and hydrate. Think of it as a good nights rest in a dinky little tube that is always at your beck and call, ready to make light work of dark circles, puffiness and general signs of fatigue. It is the busy persons eye cream, so much so that it can be applied over or under make-up and/or day and night time - they don't come much more convenient than this. Further adding to such time saving luxury is the nifty ball-like applicator, it ensures you never apply to much product and gently massages the eye area too - it also cools and deflates puffy skin too.
Ingredient wise you may be pleased to learn that Clinique Pep-Start Eye Cream contains Peptides, apparently these can aid the support of natural collagen reserves to ensure the skin stays firm and youthful for as long as possible. I have only recently learned while testing this eye cream that collagen production can be can be threatened by stress, lack of sleep and of course age - any product that can combat such issue is always going to be a winner in my book.
The formula of Clinique Pep-Start Eye Cream appears to be fairly rich in terms of appearance - a thick, white cream and yet it is quickly absorbed by the skin and is not at all greasy nor overwhelming. I can vouch that even on my oily skin it does not leave behind any residue and does not affect the appearance of any make-up applied on top - I do hasten to add that it is not a primer of any sort. Best described? Clinique Pep-Start Eye Cream is a tall glass of cool water-like hydration for the eye area that will leave you looking and feeling, bright eyed and bushy tailed - even if you are barely surviving on 4 hours of sleep.
I can't recommend it enough, especially if you suffer from dull skin and puffy eyes.
Clinique Pep-Start Eye Cream £22/15ml via Debenhams - link.