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Kiehl's is a line that has many hidden treasures in their vast sea of products, and Eye Alert is among them. It isn't hidden because it is unknown, because it is a wildly popular product, but because it is largely marketed to men rather than to women. It is effective and affordable, and is something worthy of your consideration if you are prone to dark circles and/or puffiness. One of my closest friends has been using it for quite some time now, and he implored me to try it-- so I did! I have to say that it is every bit as fantastic as I was told!
The ultimate solution for eye-area fatigue after a long flight or a long night, this formula is made with cooling cucumber and alfalfa extracts to energize and hydrate the thinner skin of the eye area. Its potent blend of vitamin E and caffeine fights fatigue as it helps combat dark circles and puffiness. With regular use, skin appears strengthened and the look of fine dehydration lines is reduced.
Gently pat eye treatment around and under eye area morning and night, or as needed.
Eye Alert feels wonderful on the delicate eye area, and provides enough hydration for me, but if you have a very dry under eye area-- then you may benefit from adding a richer eye cream on top once this sinks in. I have definitely noticed a reduction in my dark circles, and while I don't have chronic under eye puffiness-- it does periodically occur if I don't get enough sleep. I have found that their claims have merit-- Eye Alert really is quite effective in its effort to combat dark circles and puffiness. Why then is this product primarily marketed to men rather than women? I couldn't tell you! Perhaps the presumption is that we as women tend to prefer richer eye creams packed with anti-aging antioxidants, but this is an unassuming hardworking product that effectively addresses targeted concerns shared by both men and women. I really like it a great deal, and think that it is definitely worth trying if you ever have dark circles or puffiness. It is a no-fuss formula that is easy to use, and it has no detectable fragrance. Furthermore, it has not bothered my sensitive eyes in any way.
Ingredients: Aqua / Water / Eau, Dimethicone, Alcohol Denat., Glycerin, Silica, Acrylamide/Sodium Acryloyldimethyltaurate Copolymer, Butylene Glycol, Prunus Armeniaca Kernel Oil / Apricot Kernel Oil, Peg-6 Isostearate, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Isohexadecane, Methylparaben, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Polysorbate 80, Glycine Soja Oil / Soybean Oil, Tocopherol, Caffeine, Triethanolamine, Disodium Edta, Dimethiconol, Adenosine, Medicago Sativa Extract / Alfalfa Extract, Magnesium Sulfate, Propylene Glycol, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Hesperetin Laurate, Hydrolyzed Algin, Manganese Sulfate, Cucumis Sativus Juice / Cucumber Fruit Extract.
Caffeine: "An odorless, slightly bitter alkaloid, Caffeine has been shown to help reduce the appearance of puffiness when used in skincare products."
Cucumber Fruit Extract: "has long been known for its beneficial uses to the skin. (Cleopatra used cucumber juice to maintain her skin.) It is known to cool and refresh the skin, and has been shown to be moisture-binding, moisture-regulating and softening properties. It is used as a treatment for oily skin and for tired and stressed skin, and as skin refresher in sun preparations."
Not tested on animals.
$21.50 for 0.50 oz. Available from Barneys New York, Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, & Bloomingdale's.
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