Is this AmorePacific Eye Essence Worth the Price?
This AmorePacific Intensive Vitalizing Eye Essence was one of my last minute (panic’ed) purchases before my wedding — recommended by a Sephora associate. I wanted to have a back up eye cream that helped with de-puffing. Basically wasn’t sure if I was going to look like shit from a sleepless night before my wedding. So off to London I went, with this eye cream, and 100 other spot treatment and acne products in hand.
According to the description of the product, it’s supposed to help with puffiness, dark circles and fine lines/wrinkles. Based on my experience eye creams are not THAT magical, so I was skeptical, but hoping it would at least tackle puffiness. This eye cream has some nice ingredients in it, including Hyacinth Extract (protecting against environmental factors), Caffeine (stimulates circulation and brightening), Oat Extract (firming and hydration), Bright T-Ferment (which is their trademarked antioxidant formula).
At first, I really enjoyed this product, because it did in fact de-puff my eyes when I used it after my flight. I am 100% convinced it’s mostly to do with the cold metal roller ball applicator. I did notice this product kept my eyes hydrated, reducing the appearance of fine lines. Didn’t see much of a difference with dark circles or brightening (another ‘benefit’ of this product). Applying this product was most enjoyable, basically was getting a mini-massage to start and end my day. One pump dispenses enough product for both eyes, maybe even too much.
Since puffy eyes are only an occasional thing for me, I think the price point is very high for what I’m getting out of it. To be honest, an ice pack or ice roller could probably do the trick. The packaging I do think is a bit large and clunky with a lid that easily falls off. Thank god there’s a built in lock feature, because that would be an issues with travel.
Overall would I recommend this product, if you struggle with puffiness, yes. I think it’s a good two, not three, in one product: puffiness and anti-aging. Below is a high-level break down of my pros/cons, how to use and ingredients.
What I like About it
Love the rollerball as the applicator tip, basically a jade roller.
Did notice that it helped with de-puffing pretty quickly.
This works all around the eye.
Noticed some difference with fine lines, skin around my eyes looked hydrated.
Dries fast, goes well under makeup.
What Don’t I like About it
Has a scent to it, that i’m not fond of. Smells a little floral.
I didn’t notice this eye serum do anything for dark circles.
Packaging is large.
Lid comes off the packaging really easily, so it’s pretty annoying to travel with.
How to use
Can use in the AM and PM. Press button to dispense product. Apply under each eye and use the roller ball to spread the product around the eye.
Camellia Sinensis Leaf Water, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Glycereth-26, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract, Alcohol, Methyl Trimethicone, Diethoxyethyl Succinate, Glyceryl Polymethacrylate, Water, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Niacinamide, Aspergillus Ferment, Lactobacillus/Water Hyacinth Ferment, Caffeine, Mannitol, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Bis-Peg-18 Methyl Ether Dimethyl Silane, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Peg-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Behenyl Alcohol, Polyglyceryl-10 Pentastearate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate, Cetearyl Glucoside, Ethylhexylglycerin, Caprylyl Glycol, Glyceryl Caprylate, Tromethamine, Disodium Edta, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance