What You Should Know
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|Caudalie Premier Cru the Eye Cream||
Caudalie Premier Cru the Eye Cream is an expensive eye cream that retails for about $100 per 0.5 ounces. At that price, the reviews should be spectacular and the ingredients proven with large-scale, long-term studies. We did notice two studies mentioned in the product description, both lasting 56 days. We are not sure why the studies stopped at 56 days, but the results were fairly positive. The majority of women in the first study noticed a reduction in dark circles and puffiness. The second study was less positive with less than 35% of participants reporting a reduction in deep lines or wrinkles. We did locate a complete list of ingredients for Caudalie Premier Cru the Eye Cream, which is free of parabens and sulfates.
Caudalie takes the right path in removing parabens and sulfates from the formula for Caudalie Premier Cru the Eye Cream, but there are some hiccups in the formula. Caffeine is a common addition to under eye creams, but caffeine can dehydrate the skin leaving the eye feeling dry and looking flaky. Several consumer reviews report exactly this result after using the cream just one time. Prolonged use does not appear to counteract the dryness.
Another problem with the formula is the addition of alcohol. Alcohol is very irritating to the eye and even the fumes of alcohol can leave the consumer with watery, burning eyes. Alcohol also has a drying effect, which could account for the pages of consumer reviews reporting dry patches under the eye after using Caudalie Premier Cru the Eye Cream.
The main consumer complaint about the product is dryness followed closely by ineffectiveness. There are many consumers who returned the product to the store because it simply did nothing to reduce fine lines or wrinkles and left the eye feeling dry rather than hydrated.
- We were able to locate a complete list of ingredients.
- The caffeine could help reduce puffiness.
- We found pages of negative reviews listing dryness and ineffectiveness as the top concerns.
- The price is about double that of other products.
- Contains caffeine and alcohol – both drying.
The Bottom Line
Despite the fact that Caudalie removed parabens and sulfates from Caudalie Premier Cru the Eye Cream consumers are not satisfied with the formula. Numerous reports of dryness, irritation and breakouts are enough for us to suggest consumers try a different product. Eye creams should be hydrating, first and foremost, not dehydrating.