The Clinique Pep-Start Eye Cream is a newbie to look out for – it’s literally just hit the stores now, so I haven’t had a great deal of time to put it to the test. However, as well as offering longer term benefits it does promise to instantly brighten, awaken and refresh tired looking eyes. I don’t know anyone who doesn’t think their eyes are tired looking, including myself, so high hopes here!
I love the applicator ball on the top – it doesn’t move or anything, but is very glidey and sort of snuggles into the under-eye corner. So, does it actually do anything instantly? Well – yes, but it’s not a miracle. The product feels very light, very hydrating and left my under-eyes looking a bit brighter – I think I would say, less fatigued. But I didn’t look like I’d been asleep for a month! What it’s definitely good for is stopping your base, foundation or powder, from making tiny creases under the eyes look worse, which is worth its weight in gold really. It seems to prep the area very nicely in terms of hydration before the rest of your face goes on. I’ve been using Bioeffect on and off but I’m happy to swap over to this.
Ingredients, for those interested are Acetyl Hexapeptide-8, Palmitol Hexapeptide-12 (to stimulate collagen and elastin), whey protein (skin firming), Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1 and 7 (stimulate collagen, hyaluronic acid and fibroconectin), Trifluoroacetyl Tripeptide-2 (elasticity and firmness), caffeine, algae extract and soybean protein (smoothing). So, it does sound like a power player – I’m going to keep going with it and see what happens.
What I like about Clinique Pep-Start Eye Cream is that it doesn’t suggest that you have to ‘firmly press’, ‘pat’, or ‘massage in a circular motion while the moon is a crescent’. You just smooth it under the eye, and go. If there’s residue obviously tissue away but actually, the packaging doesn’t over-deliver as many eye creams do.
If you’re in the market for a new eye cream, I think this one has good potential. It’s £22 HERE.
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I got a sample of this and have given it a couple of goes. Like you I like it but I would say it is firmly a morning product. I want something a bit more powerful for overnight. Also clinique say you can use it throughout the day but I am unconvinced that this would genuinely help under eye appearence if applied over 3pm make up… good price for an eye cream though.
May give this a try, anything to stop my under eye make up,cracking up
Thanks for your review, don’t think I will buy this.
I am going to take the sample at Sephora to see if it works!
Thanks for this article… I saw a sample in Stylist magazine this week and it was the first time I’d heard of it! Do check out my blog SassyInTheCity.com, it’s where I am in my spare time when I’m not working at GQ – it’s fashion and beauty and I’d really appreciate your feedback