Kiehl's Creamy Avocado Eye Treatment Review

Kiehl's Creamy Avocado Eye Treatment
Kiehl's Creamy Avocado Eye Treatment is a classic, practically iconic product! I'm probably the last blogger to try it! According to the brand, this is a "nourishing eye cream that gently moisturizes the delicate under-eye area. Formulated with Avocado Oil, this rich treatment smoothes on the eye area for rich hydration with a creamy texture that does not migrate into eyes. Ophthalmologist- and dermatologist-tested for safety. A Kiehl's customer favorite." This eye cream is available in two sizes, 14ml ($30USD/$48AUD), or 28ml ($48USD/$83AUD). Kiehl's Creamy Avocado Eye Treatment spent a long, long time on my Wishlist before it was gifted to me as part of an Influenster campaign. Kiehl's products are not cruelty free. This eye cream is made in the USA.

Kiehl's Creamy Avocado Eye Treatment comes in a small, opaque, white plastic tub with a twist lid. A product description and directions for use are printed on the front of the jar in avocado green lettering (that I find a little hard to read). I'm not really in favor of jar packaging for eye creams (or moisturizers in general), and would've preferred it to come in some sort of squeeze tube. Alas, that's not my decision. This eye cream's packaging is recyclable.

This iconic eye treatment is a spring green cream with an unusual texture. Kiehl's Creamy Avocado Eye Treatment is dense and thick, but it melts with the skin's warmth, transforming into a lighter, more workable consistency. This eye cream is extremely rich and takes a few minutes to sink in, sitting atop the skin in an emollient layer for 5-10 minutes. I've had mixed results with this eye cream, but they trend to the positive! The Kiehl's Creamy Avocado Eye Treatment is deeply hydrating, and seems to be brightening, but it can also be a little bit too much for me and causes some occasional puffiness. I've seen many people mention that this eye cream can cause millia and other under eye breakouts, but I haven't experienced any of those issues. For the most part, aside from the occasional puffiness (which I believe to be user error via over application), I feel like this cream does my under eyes some good, but it hasn't been a game changer.

The Creamy Avocado Eye Treatment has a base of water, shea butter, and and butylene glycol, followed by a few texture enhancers. Next up is the namesake ingredient, avocado oil, followed by more texturizers. Beyond the preservatives, you'll find more skin loving emollients like sunflower seed oil, vitamin e, and castor oil. If I'm honest, I don't find the ingredient list particularly interesting or inspiring - avocado oil and shea butter do most of this product's work. On the plus side, this eye cream is fragrance, silicone, and alcohol free.

Kiehl's Creamy Avocado Eye Treatment is definitely not for everyone. I think this eye cream is only appropriate for dry to normal skin types. Combination to oily skin types will almost definitely find this eye cream to be too heavy, and will likely experience the puffiness, millia, and other issues I mentioned in the previous paragraph. This eye cream should be fine for most sensitive skin, but of course everyone's sensitivities are different. I feel like this is much more of a "maintenance" eye cream than a reparative product - it contains very little in the way of anti-aging ingredients.

I'm not super into eye creams, so I won't be repurchasing Kiehl's Creamy Avocado Eye Treatment, but I enjoyed using it. I definitely understand why this is a beloved product, but it isn't really for me. If you have dry undereyes that need a big hit of moisture, this eye cream is a great mid-range choice.

Aqua/Water, Butyrospermum Parkii Butter/Shea Butter, Butylene Glycol, Tridecyl Stearate, Isodecyl Salicylate, Peg-30,Dipolyhydroxystearate, Tridecyl Trimellitate, Persea Gratissima Oil/Avocado Oil, Isocetyl Stearoyl Stearate, Propylene Glycol, Dipentaerythrityl Hexacaprylate/Hexacaprate, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Magnesium Sulfate, Phenoxyethanol, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Sodium Pca, Ozokerite, Methylparaben, Tocopheryl Acetate, Isopropyl Palmitate, Disodium Edta, Copper Pca, Butylparaben, Ethylparaben, Propylparaben, Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil/Sunflower Seed Oil, Ci 75130/Beta-Carotene, Tocopherol, Citric Acid.

This product was sent to me as part of a Influenster campaign. My opinions were not influenced by Kiehl's, Influenster, or any other third party. 

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