Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Ole Henricksen Ultimate Eye Left Gel

RATING (out of 5 stars): 3.5 stars

COST: $38 for 1 ounce

THE SKINNY: I have to admit, I was pretty skeptical about this sample. ole Henricksen Ultimate Eye Left Gel promises to reduce puffiness, wrinkles and dark circles under your eyes, all while you sleep.

This night cream uses cucumber and calendula (I had to look this one up -- it's the common marigold) to tighten and plump the skin under your eyes. The clear cream is a little sticky. Massage a little bit under each eye before bed, and it actually works.

The next morning, my eyes seemed brighter and I actually felt a little younger.

Of course, there's a downside. My eyes are pretty sensitive, and this seemed to make my eyelid a litte pink. My eyes were a little watery the next day.

Given that, I'm not sure I'll be spending $38 for a full-size product. Especially since dark circles and puffiness aren't a persistent problem for me.

How much would you be willing to spend to rid yourself of tired eyes? Do you know of any alternative products?

KEEP OR TOSS: I'm definitely using the rest of the sample.

CHECK IT OUT: The product (and the free sample) are available at Sephora. You can also read about other products in the Ole Henricksen line at the company's website.

-- Tested by Shay