Clinique was Estee Lauder’s first attempt at launching a completely separate line of products geared towards a younger crowd, mostly focusing on the market of women in their 30’s or younger. The price of the Clinique line is less expensive than their Estee Lauder signature line, which caters the more mature woman.
We have some pretty mixed reviews of Clinique Age Defense for Eyes. This eye cream is made to hydrate the sensitive area around the eyes. It also works to repair the wrinkles and lines, brightens dull skin, strengthens the moisture barrier around the eyes, as well as reducing dark circles and puffiness. This eye cream apparently does it all! A whopping 88% of customers who use Clinique Age Defense for Eyes would recommend it to a friend.
Clinique Age Defense for Eyes Ingredients
First of all, I would like to say that some of the botanical ingredients in Clinique Age Defense for Eyes can be irritating, especially for an area that is so sensitive. For example, Coleus barbarous extract is known to cause stinging and hypersensitivity when used around the eyes.
- Caffeine- Reduces puffiness and gives the eyes an awakened feeling
- Shea butter- Hydrates the skin
- Titanium Dioxide- Known to protect skin from harmful UV rays
- Mica- Lightly covers dark circles, however this is due to Mica’s pigment so it’s a cosmetic effect and not an anti-aging effect
Other ingredients in Clinique Age Defense for Eyes:
Water, Cetearyl Alcohol, Butylene Glycol, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Phenyl Trimethicone, Polyglyceryl-3 Beeswax, Polybutene, Sucrose, Cetyl Esters, Isostearyl Neopentanoate , Polymethyl Methacrylate, Glycerin, Cetearyl Glucoside, Wheat Germ Extract, Barley Extract, Birch Extract, Gentian Root Extract , Methyl Glucose Sesquistearate, St. Paul’s Wort Extract, Green Tea Leaf Extract, Sage Leaf, Milk Protein, Coleus Barbatus Extract, Polysilicone-11, Whey Protein,Glyceryl Polymethacrylate, PEG-100 Stearate, Squalane, PEG-8, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Phytosphingosine, Dimethicone, Acetyl Glucosamine, Cholesterol, Linoleic Acid, Sodium Hyaluronate, Yeast Extract, Dipropylene Glycol, Lysine, Glycine, Arginine, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, 1,2-Hexanediol, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide,Isomerized Linoleic Acid, Decarboxy Carnosine Hcl, Caprylyl Glycol, Aminomethyl Propanol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Potassium Sulfate, Ascorbic Acid, Stearic Acid, Guanidine Carbonate, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Mica, Yellow 5, Iron Oxides
Clinique Age Defense for Eyes Pros
The new formula for the Clinique Age Defense for Eyes is much more moisturizing than the old. The old formula was actually a gel which has the tendency to absorb too quickly and not leave a long lasting feeling of hydration. It’s relatively inexpensive, selling at the price of $28. The eye cream is very potent, so a little goes a long way.
Clinique is a company which prides itself amongst being one of the first major companies to be allergy tested, fragrance free, hypo-allergenic, and dermatologist tested. The one which carries the most weight with Clinique is the “fragrance free” claim which, aside from a few products with fragrant extracts, they mainly are in fact fragrance free.
Clinique Age Defense for Eyes Cons
There are several plant extracts in the eye cream that can easily irritate the eyes. There are many customers who said they don’t like the new packaging because the nozzle isn’t effective.
We were disappointed to learn that Clinique is a company which tests on animals because their products are sold in China. The Chinese government requires that any imported cosmetics be tested on animals so any foreign companies selling their retail products there must comply. This is why some companies will state that they do not test on animals “unless required by law.”
Where to Buy Clinique Age Defense for Eyes
Clinique products can be found in any major department store. You can also find them on the manufacturers website, Amazon, Sephora and Sephora.com, and select Ulta stores as well.
Clinique Age Defense for Eyes Conclusion & Recommendation
Overall, customers seem pretty happy with Clinique Age Defense for Eyes. A lot of times your normal daily moisturizer can act as an eye cream as well. If you are particularly sensitive around the eyes though, then investing in a delicate eye treatment without botanicals may be a good idea. The skin around your eyes is very thin and the first thing to age!
A product similar to Clinique Age Defense for Eyes that you can read a review on is Revitol Eye Cream, on of my personal favorites and can definitely be used by men! And we know that some men would actually prefer ordering online to be discreet about their “beauty product” purchase.