Saturday, March 24, 2012

Review:Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Eye-restores younger looking under-eye skin and works well with MR Concentrate and Dark Spot Solution

As I said before,nighttime is the best time for skin to regenerate and repair as we're sleeping and not exposed to many damaging free radicals.Our fragile eye area has the fewest sebaceous glands on the face and is therefore highly susceptible to dehydration, resulting in a weak barrier,a factor in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.That's why early prevention is very important and we need a good eye treatment which is high in anti-inflammatory properties and replenishing lipids to maintain healthy and younger looking under-eye skin.

Kiehl's decided to create an eye cream which has the same formulation as Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Concentrate since it can restore skin's appearance effectively and also to find a companion for MRC(very considerate of you,Kiehl's!)-Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Eye.

Since MRE has same formulation as MRC,the ingredients used are same(Key ingredients are squalane,evening primrose oil and lavender essential oil,click here to see their functions).However Kiehl's add an additional active ingredient-Butcher’s Broom,a micro circulation-promoting root extract to reduce puffiness,soothe and calm under-eye skin. 

Butcher’s Broom Extract (Ruscus aculeatus) is used for centuries by old-world pharmacists,Butcher’s Broom is high in bioflavonoids and is said to improve cutaneous microcirculation and reduce inflammation.Traditionally it’s known to combat edema – a swelling of skin due to water retention caused by weak blood circulation - by strengthening blood vessels.
For functions of other ingredients please refer here. 
Police,somebody is trying to run away with my MRE!! 
This eye cream is specifically formulated for the delicate under-eye area to achieve fresher, younger looking eyes by morning by diminishing puffiness and fine lines and wrinkles.It also features Squalane, Evening Primrose and Lavender, a blend of oils made up of Fatty acids (Omega 3, 6 and 9) which has a restructuring benefit that helps to reinforce the protective barrier and slow the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, strengthen the delicate eye area.Most important thing-No parabens,fragrance,mineral oil or silicones!!!!!a very safe eye cream to use=)

I really like its texture.Cream type but not oily,not sticky and not hard to be absorbed.It has the same scent as MRC.Seriously,it's one of the eye cream which is absorbed super fast by skin(I pat about 10 times and it's gone completely!!).Does it improve/restore the youthful appearance around the eye??Yes,it does.I feel my under-eye skin is in good condition in the next morning.No puffiness at all.Normally my eyes will be puffy a bit as I like to drink plain water before I sleep.My eye area becomes brighter,it lighten my dark circles:)I don't have visible fine lines,so I use it to prevent fine lines instead of treating.I think it did a good job in restoring skin's appearance,just like MRC.Like father like son.

Midnight Recovery Eye-->Dark Spot Solution-->Midnight Recovery Concentrate
Try the above combination and see how they work together.It works well for me=)
Share your thoughts with me if you're doing so:)

PROS:eye area becomes brighter,lighten dark circles,reduce puffiness,restore skin's appearance,non oily texture,No parabens,fragrance,mineral oil or silicones 




WHERE TO BUY:All Kiehl's stores


Related post:
Dark Spot Solution 

Midnight Recovery Concentrate 

*product featured is provided for review purposes.