E.L.F. Holy Hydration! Eye Cream ($10) is a new hyaluronic acid and peptides eye that’s marketed to hydrate the delicate skin under your eyes with minimizing puffiness and dark circles. It contains jojoba, Vitamin E, cucumber, and hyaluronic acid as well as hydrating jojoba.
This sounded like a dream when it launched. I have drier eyes and I’m all about moisturizing eye creams. I put no stock in the minimizing puffiness and dark circles but the fact it was a water-based eye cream with HA was plenty for me as I look for moisture most in my eye creams and don’t expect any other miracles from it.
That being said, thus far the Holy Hydration Skincare Collection in general has been a bust for me. I’m really not liking what I’ve tried and I do recommend the Hydrated Ever After Skincare Mini Kit which is $20 and includes deluxe sizes of all the products from the collection. Don’t make the same mistake I did and commit to full-sizes of these products without trying them first. The $20 set is a good way to do that.
E.L.F. Holy Hydration! Eye Cream is $10 bucks (or buy 1, get 1 50% off at Ulta on the entire E.L.F Skincare line) 0.4 oz in size. It arrives in a small plastic jar and I was sort of surprised at the size as it looks bigger than it actually is.
This is something that may be appealing to someone just starting out in skincare but I do not recommend it if you’re an eye cream connoisseur of sorts. I prefer thicker, quick to absorb eye creams and this isn’t that. This has a gel cream-like texture which isn’t a bad thing but simply didn’t work out well for me as it doesn’t fully absorb and leaves the skin under my eyes very dewy and wet. I don’t mind that in all honesty but unfortunately, that dewiness didn’t play nice with my concealer and I felt like I was smearing my concealer on a wet surface which caused a streaky application. It wasn’t an ideal canvas for concealer. I guess if you don’t wear concealer that might be fine but if you do it can be a problem. I’ve been using it since it launched several weeks ago and can’t say I’ve seen any improvement in puffiness. I don’t have major darkness under my eyes so that I can’t really speak for that.
The consistency and texture isn’t my only issue. The fact that it’s marketed as having HA is funny as HA is very low down on the ingredients list and close to last. I didn’t find the cream hydrated nor helped to retain the moisture it provided under my eyes. My eyes felt no more nor less hydrated than when I applied it. It just felt like a cooling eye gel that never set without any moisturizing benefits during the initial application and well after daily use.
E.L.F. Holy Hydration! Eye Cream isn’t for me. It might be something a younger demographic might enjoy using as a first eye cream or a lightweight one. Personally, I need something way richer with better ingredients.
E.L.F. Holy Hydration! Eye Cream is available now.
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E.L.F. Holy Hydration! Eye Cream is a new “peptide enriched” eye cream with HA. It’s an affordable $10 for 0.4 oz. This one is a water-based formula that contains shea butter, glycerine, and cucumber. It contains very little hyaluronic acid which is sad because it’s one of the key selling points. I personally didn’t find this formula very hydrating nor did it treat puffiness or darkness in my opinion. I disliked the formula as well! It’s a gel-like consistency which seemed to sit under my eyes without fully absorbing. The dewy finish was hell on concealer as my concealer application was very streaky and smeared up with this under it. All in all, not really a great experience.
Water (Aqua), Butylene Glycol, Dimethicone, Glyceryl Stearate, Peg-100 Stearate, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Cetearyl Alcohol, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Glycerin, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Simmondsia, Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Bisabolol, Tocopheryl Acetate (Ve), Trehalose, Hydrolyzed Sodium Hyaluronate, Disodium Edta, Carbomer, Tromethamine, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin.
- Pleasant cooling feel during application.
- Too dewy a finish, doesn’t play well with concealer due to this.
- Not terribly hydrating.
- No difference in puffiness nor darkness after daily use for a few weeks.
E.L.F. Holy Hydration! Eye Cream might be a good pick for a younger eye but aging eyes will want to skip!