L’Oreal Age Perfect Hydra-Nutrition Honey Eye Gel has some appealing qualities for eye-area skin, but a big misstep makes this a product we can’t recommend.
This lightweight gel comes in a plastic bottle with a wand dispenser. At the end of the wand are three metal beads that feel cooling and can be used to massage skin under the eyes, which can decrease puffiness caused by fluid retention (not age-related undereye bags that occur when fat pads beneath the skin shift out of place, though).
The fragrance-free gel absorbs quickly and works well worn by itself and under makeup, in either case making eye-area skin feel refreshed and lightly moisturized.
There are some excellent ingredients here, among them non-fragrant plant oils including olive, jojoba, and coconut oils, plus skin-plumping sodium hyaluronate and a couple of skin-replenishing peptides.
But ahead of all of these in the ingredient list is the bad kind of alcohol: denatured alcohol. When used daily, this drying type of alcohol can do a lot of damage to skin, particularly to the delicate and thinner skin in the eye area (see More Info for details).
While there’s much to like about this, subjecting your eye-area skin to this much alcohol means this is a hard pass. There are far better eye creams and treatments that are gentler on skin to be found. If L’Oreal reformulated this without alcohol, it would’ve easily earned a much higher rating.
Note: while L’Oreal claims that the type of honey in this product, manuka honey, is extra “nourishing,” it is no more or less special for skin than any other type of honey.
- Metal beads on wand feel cooling and can reduce some kinds of puffiness.
- Lightweight gel leaves skin feeling refreshed and moisturized.
- Includes non-fragrant plant oils, sodium hyaluronate, and peptides.
- Fragrance free.
- Contains a high amount of drying denatured alcohol.
Jar Packaging: No
Tested on animals: Yes
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