Cool Off With Laura Mercier Tone Perfecting Eye Gel Creme

 

by Staff Writer Patty
Eye creams are very high on my list of products that I love and adore and couldn’t imagine living without.  As a result, I own SEVERAL.  If a cosmetic or skincare line offers me my choice of skincare samples, my answer is more often than not “eye cream”!  In addition to my love for eye creams, I unfortunately have an affinity for high-end eye creams.  There are a lot of products that I could recommend in a the drugstore price range, but eye cream will never be one of them.  You definitely get what you pay for here.  I’m not saying that spending a lot of money guarantees an excellent eye cream, but more often than not they are fantastic.

Laura Mercier’s Tone Perfecting Eye Gel Creme from the Flawless collection is probably what I would describe as mid-range on the price scale in the department store category.  It retails for $60USD for .5oz of product.  There are high-quality less expensive eye creams on the market as well as high-quality more expensive eye creams on the market.  Having said that, I do really love this one and feel that the price point is very reasonable.

The Laura Mercier website has this to say about this product:

 A lightweight gel that brightens and perfects the eye area. 

  • Reduces the appearance of dark circles and puffiness, giving the eye area a visibly brighter, more awakened look
  • Immediately, skin looks softer, smoother, less lined. Long term, the tone and texture of skin is visibly improved
  • Modern, lightweight texture quickly absorbs to soothe and provide a surge of moisture
  • Helps diminish the look of discolorations, sun damage and age spots
  • Protects delicate eye area against environmental stresses
  • Alcohol-Free, Fragrance-free
  • Suitable for contact lens wearers

I am 48 years old and I do have some lines around my eyes.  I live in Southern California which is a warm/hot, dry climate. My undereye area tends to be sensitive and screams for moisture.  This area is also sensitive, so an eye cream that doesn’t make me tear is key for me.  I’ve been disappointed by many eye creams that feel great on, but a few minutes after application, my senstivie eyes start to water thereby stinging my senstive undereye area.

This eye cream is silky smooth, sinks into the skin beautifully and makes the perfect canvas for concealer.  I’ve been wearing this daily for a couple of weeks now and this is an eye cream I would definitely repurchase.  I’ve only worn this a couple of times at night as I’m testing a different eye cream that suits me well at night, but this one is perfect for nighttime as well.  It brightens the eye area and smooths out fine lines.

Ingredients:  Water (Aqua), Glycerin, Cyclopentasiloxane, Butylene Glycol, Acrylamide/Sodium Acryloyldimethyltaurate Copolymer, Xylitol, Isohexadecane, Dimethicone, Trisiloxane, Niacinamide, Peg-10 Dimethicone, Phenoxyethanol, Polysorbate 80, Fraxinus Excelsior Bark Extract, Hordeum Distichon (Barley) Extract, Dimethiconol, Chlorphenesin, Caprylyl Glycol, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Santalum Album (Sandalwood) Extract, Diglycerin, Dextran, Caprooyl Tetrapeptide-3, Tocopheryl Acetate, Silanetriol, Potassium Citrate, Acacia Senegal Gum, Hydrolyzed Rhizobian Gum, Sodium Hyaluronate, Phellodendron Amurense Bark Extract, Disodium Edta, Boerhavia Diffusa Root Extract, Steareth-20, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, N-Hydroxysuccinimide, Chrysin, Pinus Pinaster Bark/Bud Extract, Oiligopeptide-68, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Sodium Oleate.

If you are silicone sensitive, there are a couple of ingredients in here that might be problematic for you.  Happily, I am not “cone” senstive.  I think these “cones” help to give this product the slip and silky feel that I love about it.

Here is an eye cream tip that I learned at a Trish McEvoy event a few years ago:  The artist taught me that Trish believes the eye area should be touched up with eye cream at least a couple of times throughout the day just as you would touch up and refresh your lips.  I have found that not all eye creams are conducive to this suggestion, but this one is!  I wore this to an all day party last weekend, and I popped into the ladies room a couple of times throughout the day to refresh my lips and dab on a little bit of this eye cream.  It didn’t interfere with my concealer at all, it simply made me look a bit more refreshed.

 Laura Mercier products are widely available at major department stores such as Nordstroms as well as most Sephora locations.

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Comments

  1. Great review!! I’m going to see if I can get my hands on a sample. Lots of eye creams give me milia- so I want to try this first before buying to see how my eyes react! Thanks!

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