L'Oreal Paris - Youth Code Rejuvenating Anti-Wrinkle Eye Cream
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L’Oreal Paris Youth Code Rejuvenating Anti-Wrinkle Eye Care is enriched with pro-gen technology, adenosine and a soft focus effect powder that helps to mask imperfections and provide an immediate evening and smoothing action. The formula is also slightly tinted to illuminate the eye contour area and restore radiance to the skin. The melt in and illuminating texture of the Eye Care is an oil-in-water emulsion made from wax and glycerine. After one month there is a visible reduction on crow’s feet, dark circles and eye bags.
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Pharmacies, department stores, and variety stores nationwide.
1300 659 359
Rating: Apr 22, 2013 1:40am
I used this together with the Luminosity serum. This is very lightly fragranced, creamy and very easy to apply. I used this together with the Luminosity serum; and like its serum counterpart, I don't think this line of products suit me. Despite using this constantly for a few weeks, the fine lines around my eyes were still noticeable, and the overall condition of my eyes were unchanged.
Rating: Apr 8, 2013 5:21pm
This eye cream is quite thick and can irritate my eyes a little bit. I also did not see any improvement to fine lines after continued usage. It does have a nice scent to it and come packaged in a nice glass jar. However, I did not get any anti-ageing benefits from using it.
Rating: Apr 20, 2012 12:45pm
Hydration for the Eyes
L'oreal has some fantastic products, so I really wanted to try the eye cream from the popular Youth Code range. Everyone wants to retain a youthful appearance, so I must admit that the name was appealing to me.
L’Oreal Paris Youth Code Rejuvenating Anti-Wrinkle Eye Care contains pro-gen technology, adenosine and a soft focus effect powder, so whilst the ingredients work to target concerns related to the eye area, the subtle tint acts to illuminate, creating an immediate effect. The formula of the Eye Care is an oil-in-water emulsion made from wax and glycerine. Claims are that the eye cream reduces the look of crow’s feet, dark circles and eye bags after a month.
Packaged in a 15ml jar, L'Oreal Youth Code eye cream is pale pink in colour. I can detect a very subtle scent that is pleasant. The cream is quite thick, but almost seems to be of a whipped nature.
Upon application, I found that dabbing a small amount around my eye area, concentrating on crows feet and dark circles, the cream absorbed quickly in this delicate area. There was the subtlest hint of illumination, but quite honestly was not enough to detract from my dark circles
I am now almost finished a jar, which has lasted for a few months, as not much product is needed.
The dark circles and crows feet unfortunately remain. I'm not surprised about the dark circles, as nothing I have used over the years have diminished them.
What I have noticed is that the crepiness around my eye area has disappeared, thanks to the extremely hydrating nature of this product. It seems as I get older, although I have combination skin, my eye area continues to become a dryer area. With this immense hydration comes a plumping effect. There seems to be a little more than just skin and bone.
It is nice to have extra hydration for the eyes, but I'm not sure I'll stick with the L'Oreal Youth Code alone, I expect more from an eye cream, and will continue to be on the search for my perfect wonder cream for the eyes.
Rating: Feb 25, 2012 5:12am
The secret to staying young?
I'm still only young and do not have any wrinkles at all but I am very worried about ageing, a bit of OCD so I bought this and have been using it for about a month now. The only lines I really had were these tiny little lines under my eyes, like directly on the skin about 2mm under my lower lashline that everyone has. They are now about 90% gone! I am shocked. I will definitely continue to use this and I am now considering purchasing the full range. Maybe I will never age!
Rating: Feb 11, 2012 2:08pm
Hydrating Eye Cream
This pale pink cream was quite gentle for around the eye area. I did help with my hydration issues but I'm not sure that it made a big difference to my wrinkles (well, perhaps a subtle difference). You really didn't need to use very much at a time so this lasted me a long time really. Overall, I found it quite a nice cream for adding moisture and did make my eyes look brighter.
Rating: Feb 21, 2011 5:29pm
I have reviewed this product before and was surprised to see how I rated it ( 4 stars). I suppose I'd only been using it a week or two. My review is now officially being downgraded. I've used this eye cream for 8 weeks continually and then at least 2 times a week since then. I'm nearly getting to the end of it. Out of the 3 products in the Youth Code range, this was my favourite by far. It is a gentle cream for around the eye area, although there have been no major differences. That's why I stopped using only this eye cream. It states that it is supposed to get rid of dark circles but it doesn't. The cream is a nice consistency, it spreads easy and doesn't irritate my eyes at all ( which is a great trait, as my eyes are sensitive to a lot of things).
Rating: Feb 14, 2011 2:40pm
Very moisturising =)
I love the way this product feels going on. It has a great texture and a small amount is all that is needed to get right around those eyes!
I personally don't really have any problem wrinkles or anything, but believe strongly in preventing these things before they happen! The cream is lightly scented and absorbs into the skin quite quickly. It leaves the eye area feeling hydrated and soft.
For someone who wears alot of eye makeup, I find it's really important to take care of the eye area as it is quite delicate.
I experienced a small amount of milia after using this product and decided to have a short break. After that I decided to just use it every second day. Ever since the milia has cleared up and I am still reaping fantastic results from the product
Rating: Nov 21, 2010 3:28pm
Stave off wrinkles
I tried this product after trying the L'Oréal Youth Code day cream and after a slight freak-out about turning 30 and seeing moderately crepy eyelids. I applied it on freshly cleansed (make up free) eyes and surrounding eye area - it has a smooth and non-greasy texture and soaks in okay... I found it did have some residual creaminess - and because of this, I apply it only at night instead of mornings.
Rating: May 17, 2010 5:41pm
Nice Eye Cream
I love this eye cream. It is very hydrating and leaves my eyes feeling cool and refreshed. I used this morning and night in conjunction with the Anti Wrinkle Concentrate and the Day Cream (Youth Code) and found that they all work well together. I have noticed a difference in my eye wrinkles, they appear softer and not as deep. This is a silky cream, really nice texture. I also found that once I had all my makeup on for the day, if my eye area was looking a bit crepey and dry, I would just dab a tiny amount on the dry part over my makeup and it left my eyes looking refreshed and moist. Kind of like using an illuminator under your eyes. That is my new trick now. I will keep using this cream.
Rating: May 17, 2010 2:08am
My crow's feet are still laughing.
Please read this review in conjunction with my reviews completed on the Day Care cream and Concentrate as these three products were tried out together. Thank you again for the opportunity to try out the L’Oreal Youth Code Eye Care cream.
Like the Day Care cream, L’Oreal has put a lot of thought into packaging the Eye Care cream. The product comes in a plastic wrapped box, with an anti-tamper seal on the jar, so you can feel confident that no sticky fingers have pinched some of your precious cream. The amount is considerably less generous than the Day Care cream (15 ml as opposed to 50 ml for the same price) but, hey, how big are those bags under my eyes anyway? It is still good value compared to similar products. The little glass jar is modeled along the lines of the Day Care cream jar, but there is less of the lovely pink on it. Nonetheless, QEII would probably assent to its presence in her drawing room.
For such a small product, the list of ingredients is daunting. Like the Concentrate, closer examination reveals that many of the additional ingredients are not chemicals. They include beeswax, algae, soybean protein, ruscus aculeatus root extract (an evergreen shrub), caffeine, hydrolyzed rice protein, fagus sylvatica bud extract (beech tree) and honey. Of course, the usual parabens and polymers are also there, and only a chemist should venture down that path.
Once again, the instructions on the box are not illuminating – basically we are told to apply morning and evening on crow’s feet and bags. So I make my own rules. I apply it morning and evening on the top of the cheekbones and then ease some of the excess cream under my eyes. I don’t put any Concentrate or Day Care cream in this area.
The Eye Care cream has a slightly thicker consistency than the Day Care cream but the same mild scent. It is again easy to remove the desired amount and to spread it onto the required area of the face. It sinks into the skin quickly. However, the big difference is that this product cheats! It has a slight tan tint so in fact it conceals at the same time that it treats. Which makes it hard to see if the treatment is having any effect until you remove it. And, again, there are no instructions on how to remove it, which is especially pertinent since this is makeup as well as a cream that you probably shouldn’t get into your eyes.
I found the Eye Care cream was more irritating than its companions. I often got a stinging sensation on application (not just the first time), though the stinging quickly abated. It could be that the skin in my eye area is more sensitive than the other areas of my face, or it could be the combination of ingredients in this cream. Either way, it was not pleasant.
This product makes claims to visibly reducing crow’s feet, dark circles and bags within a month. In this case too, my wrinkles seemed undiminished by the experience. In fact, staying up late to write these reviews has probably added a few bags and dark circles, so maybe I should reach for the jar?
Would I buy it? Sorry, but no thanks. On my skin, this cream was irritating. I’m not keen on wearing tints under my eyes and have no idea what the right way to remove this cream would be. And my crow’s feet are laughing all the way to the bus stop – which is another story.