It comes in a .5 fl oz jar that has a very clean look, just like all the Algenist products. I like this simple clean look of the packaging. Open the jar and you have...that's right...an eye cream. I've been using this for several weeks and there's barely a dent in it. It will last me quite awhile.
You can see, in the next photo, that the eye balm is a lightweight cream. I REALLY like that. So many eye creams are heavy and greasy and can cause milia around the eyes. This isn't one of those. It sinks right into the skin being easily absorbed.
My history with eye creams has been really spotty, with most of the spots being gaping holes. Most that I tried here and there were either greasy, too thick or too rich. Many didn't absorb and most would cause milia. I didn't start using eye cream on a regular basis until about six or eight months ago. It's shocking really and I don't recommend waiting as long as I did but I just didn't like anything. I'm ashamed to tell you I haven't used an eye cream daily until 2012. :-0
I got a great sales pitch on a Chanel eye cream awhile ago and started using it but in all this time, I still hadn't decided if I liked it or not. It wasn't as thick and gross as some, but it was still a little greasy for me and I was getting a milia bump from it. It just wasn't all that the salesperson promised either. I was just trying to use it up so I could justify trying something else since I'd spent $$$ on it. Overall, there wasn't that much I liked about it but wouldn't admit that to myself until just now.
Since I've been using the Algenist Complete Eye Renewal Balm, I've been much happier with my eye care. I can really tell it's being absorbed into my skin. After I apply the Eye Renewal Balm, I use the Algenist Targeted Deep Wrinkle Minimizer over the deepest lines. (You can read my review for that via the link.) The only way I have to say whether I have help from these items is my pictures over a period of time and I think I'm holding steady with these products. I'm not a scientist so I can't give you percentages or anything, but I think these are helping me. I just wish I'd started them years ago.
From the Algenist website, the claims of the Complete Eye Renewal Balm are:
REPAIRS SIGNS OF AGING AND FATIGUE.
DECREASES DARK CIRCLES.
TIGHTENS AND FIRMS SKIN AROUND THE EYES.
MINIMIZES EYE WRINKLES.
RENEWS THE EYE AREA.
- Alguronic Acid: increases cell regeneration and elastin synthesis.
- Vitamin C: boosts radiance and reduces wrinkles.
- Caffeine: reduces puffiness around the eyes.
- Cucumber extract: smoothes, hydrates, and nourishes the skin.
The Complete Eye Renewal Balm is fragrance free, dermatologist tested, non-comedogenic, hypoallerginic, NOT tested on animals, and suitable for all skin types.
You can read more about the Eye Balm on the website. The full retail size of .5 fl ounce retails for $65 and can be purchased on the Algenist website, QVC or Sephora.
Have you tried Algenist products? Just out of curiosity, what is your favorite kind of packaging? I love this clean black and white look, anything clean and simple, and retro styling. Retro is probably my favorite; what's yours?