Is this the best eye cream ever? I know that’s what you came for. A lot of people think so but first, let’s break it down. I believe this eye cream has been relabeled as the Youth-enriched eye cream with orchid. Either way, it’s purple and a best seller on the Innisfree website.
On the website they claim, “Early-action eye cream with Jeju Orchid helps strengthen, firm, smooth, nourish and brighten the look of the delicate skin around the eyes.” They really focus on the orchid aspect of the eye cream which I think is very interesting. As for the effectiveness… I love it. This eye cream is so moisturizing and luxurious, Innisfree really outdid themselves on this one. Let’s take a look at these ingredients that are doing an incredible job.
WATER / AQUA / EAU, CYCLOPENTASILOXANE, PROPANEDIOL, GLYCERIN, CYCLOHEXASILOXANE, PEG-10 DIMETHICONE, SQUALANE, NIACINAMIDE, DIPHENYLSILOXY PHENYL TRIMETHICONE, DISTEARDIMONIUM HECTORITE, SODIUM CHLORIDE, 1,2-HEXANEDIOL, LAURYL PEG-9 POLYDIMETHYLSILOXYETHYL DIMETHICONE, DIMETHICONE, POLYSILICONE-11, FRAGRANCE / PARFUM, DIMETHICONE/VINYL DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMER, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, ADENOSINE, KAOLIN, DISODIUM EDTA, HYALURONIC ACID, BETAINE, GLUCOSE, ORCHID EXTRACT, TOCOPHEROL, ARGININE/LYSINE POLYPEPTIDE
Ingredient lists can’t lie and the first ingredient is water. This is definitely a bummer but it doesn’t necessarily mean that the formula won’t be really effective. The next ingredient is Cyclopentasiloxane. Cyclopentasiloxane is a silicone which makes the product texture silky and easy to spread. It can cause mild skin irritation but will not pose any danger to the skin. I would not be too worried as silicone is a much lighter substitute for petroleum which suffocates the skin a little. Cyclopentasiloxane is much better than Dimethicone as a silicone for oily or combo skin. For dry skin Dimethicone may be a better silicone as it is thicker and heavier. However, I see both Cyclopentasiloxane and Dimethicone on the list so I suppose it does not matter. Both of the next ingredients, Propanediol and Glycerin, are humectants. Therefore, they draw moisture from the air and soften the skin, SQUALANE is an oil balancer as well as an anti-ager. It also has anti-inflammatory properties so definitely a multitasker. Next, we have Niacinamide. Niacinamide is a big player in the anti-aging industry and I love that it is pretty high up on the list. Diphenysliloxy Phenyl Trimethicone is slightly drier than Dimethicone silicone. Nothing to really see there. At this point in the list, the cream consists of less than about 3% of the ingredient. Sadly, the actual orchid extract is quite low on the list but for many ingredients a large amount is not necessary. Lastly, the websites states there are no parabens, animal products, or synthetic fragrance: meaning the references fragrance/parfum is all natural. In general the list contains quite a few silicones which is not a bad thing at all. The silicones will definitely leave your skin smooth and moisturized. The anti-agers on that list are potent and definitely should help with fine lines and wrinkles.
Amazon: $29 (free shipping on orders over $25)
Innisfree: $29 (free shipping on orders over $50)
Yesstyle: $45 (free shipping on orders over $45)
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The k-beauty community loves this eye cream, I love this eye cream, my mom loves this eye cream, I mean this is the good stuff. Likely due to the various silicones, the cream is so silky and melts into the skin. It not only keeps the moisturizer in but really does get rid of fine lines and wrinkles. This is also literally the only stuff that will heal my dry patches. I mean what else can I ask for? At $30 it’s not cheap but it’s definitely not too expensive. Nowadays, the cream often goes on sale at $20 (Which you can check on the Hot Deals page!) Plus, a little goes a long way. As an eye cream, it works beautifully. I have heard of people’s skin getting irritated by the eye cream but I have personally never had that problem. I mean, definitely, don’t put it too close your eye but in general, it should be fine. In terms of fragrance, it’s a nice light floral scent but I wouldn’t recommend this to people are sensitive to fragrances. I know that the fragrance is natural and goes away pretty quickly, I just don’t know if I would take my chances. In general, though, I can see this cream working superbly for both dry and oily skinned people. It’s not the thickest of the eye creams but any thicker and we’re looking at Sulwhasoo and upwards of $180. Additionally, thicker eye creams are not necessarily the best as they can cause milia although I feel as though Sulwhasoo walks this line well.
Pros and Cons:
- Works super well
- Texture is quite light
- Often goes on sale for $20
- A little goes a long way
- Has a strong fragrance at first
Who Should Use:
Personally, I don’t think it’s ever too early to start using eye creams. Lack of sleep, stress, dehydration, age, and lots of other factors are inevitable. At least you can look alive even if you feel like death inside. It is always easier to prevent signs of aging than to try to reverse them. I think the lightness and moisture make this eye cream perfect for all skin types. Especially with the Squalene, the cream is always readjusting to suit your skin’s changing chemical composition so whether you have dry skin or oily skin, this eye cream will be perfect for you. In conclusion, everyone should use this eye cream.
4.5 stars (I only deducted half a star for the fragrance)
I kind of love this eye cream and would definitely purchase it again. I will recommend this eye cream to everyone. I think it would make a great present for your mom.
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