Olay Eye Brightening CC Cream Review

olay eye brightening cc cream review

Olay Eye Brightening CC Cream promises skin perfecting coverage that will also help to fight the 7 signs of aging around the eyes; dullness, fine lines, dark circles, puffiness, uneven tone, provides gentle exfoliation, and a moisture barrier. It contains ingredients such as aloe vera, vitamin B3, B5, and E, as well as green tea. 

olay eye brightening cc cream review

The cream is very light and has shimmer throughout which is used to brighten up the eye area. It glides onto the skin and dries completely within a few minutes but will still have a shine to it. On the shelf it may come across as a potential concealer but there is absolutely no colour or concealing once rubbed into the skin, and you will definitely need to use a concealer on top of this.

Total Effects 7-in-1 promises: 
1. Dullness; brightens the eye area
2. Fine Lines; reduces the appearance of eye wrinkles
3. Dark Circles; reduces appearance of dark circles
4. Puffiness; massage to reduce the look of puffiness
5. Uneven Tone; balances and helps even out skin tone
6. Gentle Exfoliation; improves surface skin turnover
7. Moisture Barrier; strengthens skin's natural defences against moisture loss

I have enjoyed using this as a primer and found that it works great as a base for my under eye concealer. It did not sting my eyes, and has the texture of a light eye cream. To get down to business, I didn't notice it correcting any skin tone, nor did I see a reduction in dark circles. It did slightly help with puffiness, especially on the day I was bawling my eyes out the night before (boy problems). #6 promises gentle exfoliation, however I wish more of an explanation were provided to explain how this works! The shimmer in the cream worked well to brighten up the eye area. I wouldn't use this at night, just because I am looking for something a bit healthier for your skin while I get my beauty sleep, and I associate anything CC cream with something that should only be for daytime use. 

olay eye brightening cc cream review

Water/Eau, Glycerin, Petrolatum, Isopropyl Isostearate, Isohexadecane, Niacinamide**, Ppg-15 Stearyl Ether, Stearyl Alcohol, Dimenthicone, Cetyl Alcohol, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract++, Tocopheryl Acetate^, Panthenol***, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit, Allatoin, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract*, Titanium Dioxide, Mica, Acrylamide/Sodium Acryloyldimethyltaurate Copolymer, Behenyl Alcohol, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Benzyl Alcohol, Stearic Acid, Peg-100 Stearate, Cetearyl Glucoside, Cetearyl Alcohol, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Ethylparaben, Disodium Edta, Silica, Dimethiconol, Iron Oxides, Zinc Oxide, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Laureth-7, Citric Acid, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Isopropyl Titanium Triisostearate, Oleth-3 Phosphate, Triethoxycaprylylsilane. *Aloe Vera/Aloès, **Vitamin/Vitamine B3, *** Pro-Vitamin/Provitamine B5, ^Vitamin/Vitamine E, ++Green Tea/Thé Vert

Overall, the Olay Eye Brightening CC Cream was enjoyable for me to use, helped slightly with puffiness, and illuminating the under eye. It did not show any noticeable evening of the skin tone, fine line improvement, or exfoliation. It seems to be a bit of a dupe to Estee Lauder's Cooling Eye Illuminator, minus the cooling tip. The packaging is cute but the fact that it is in a tub is a bit of a bummer for sanitary reasons. I think I would purchase it again, because I enjoy the consistency, it's actually addicting for me to use, I don't know why.. oh and it works well under my Smashbox BB Eyes concealer. 

The eye brightening cream comes in a 13ml little jar and is available for $24.99 on Amazon.ca, with a retail price of $22.99, however I think I've seen it for around $21 at Walmart's in Canada.

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