There are 2 eye creams that I've been rotating a lot. The first one is the Kiehl's Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado (AUS$39/14g) and the second is the RE9 Arbonne Corrective Eye Crème (AUS$77/15ml). I think I've mentioned before that I don't like my skincare items to have alcohol or fragrances in them (things with fragrances make my skin itchy and I just have a personal preference to avoid alcohol where possible) so I was really limited in the eye creams that I could use. Every time I found an eye cream that I wanted to try, I would look at the ingredients list and have to put it back because fragrance or alcohol featured at the top of the ingredients list. I'm not an expert in chemicals and anything of that sort so I don't know if these eye creams have any other nasties in them or not but they haven't irritated me at all so far.
|Left to right: Arbonne Corrective Eye Crème and|
Kiehls Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado
The other thing that I love about these eye creams is that they're not heavily fragranced. I've used a lot of skincare products that smell like a florist or smell like a swamp and they've always made me gag or made me feel like my face is on fire or itchy. It's safe to say that I barely even register a scent with the Kiehl's eye cream but if I smell it really closely, it has a very faint sunscreen smell. The Arbonne one has a faint sour/floral/citrus scent. I'm actually not sure how to describe it but it does have a slightly sour scent if you smell it really closely.
Edit: I did some research on the Arbonne eye creme as I was trying to pinpoint the smell and it turns out that it contains orange oil, clover and rosemary in it. It also has alcohol in it which i try to avoid but it's mid way down the list rather than at the top.
|Arbonne Corrective Eye Crème consistency|
|Kiehl's Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado|
The most important thing about these eye creams though is the fact that I don't get any milia at all with them! My biggest concern with using rich creams in the eye area was getting small white bumps that would be hard to get rid of. I would repurchase both the products based on this alone.
|Pump of Arbonne Corrective Eye Crème|