Beauty Review: Innisfree Orchid Eye Cream

We all know that the area around our eyes is very delicate and actually needs a lot of extra care compared to other areas of our face. The first signs of aging usually starts with the eye that’s why it is important to keep them moisturized and taken care of all the time. I’m on my late twenties now and not gonna lie, I already have few visible lines under my eye area and wanted to have an eye product that would help me get rid of that or at least, help me minimize it. Then I’ve read a lot of reviews online as to what effective eye cream that targets ageing and came across this Innisfree Orchid Eye Cream and was so excited to get my hands on it.

This eye cream is from Innisfree Jeju Orchid line that targets anti-aging problems so I gave it a go and thought, this might be the one that I’m looking for.

The Product

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What is it?

An anti-aging eye cream made with Jeju orchids that offers you younger and healthier skin

Packaging

The product is housed in a purple plastic yet sturdy jar with screw cap on it to ensure that there’s no product spillage. Nothing too fancy with the packaging other than the color of the jar which is purple. All the products from the Innisfree Orchid range has it’s purple packaging.

Product details are both written in English and Korean, and it has the Period after Opening date (PAO) and other important details on the box.

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How to use:

Apply a small amount of cream around your eyes. Gently pat the cream for the best absorption.

Ingredients

WATER / AQUA / EAU, BUTYLENE GLYCOL, GLYCERIN, SQUALANE, CETYL ETHYLHEXANOATE, LIMNANTHES ALBA (MEADOWFOAM) SEED OIL, NIACINAMIDE, COPERNICIA CERIFERA (CARNAUBA) WAX / COPERNICIA CERIFERA CERA / CIRE DE CARNAUBA, CYCLOPENTASILOXANE, BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA) BUTTER, GLYCERYL STEARATE, CYCLOHEXASILOXANE, C14-22 ALCOHOLS, STEARIC ACID, ARACHIDYL ALCOHOL, PALMITIC ACID, CETEARYL ALCOHOL, PEG-100 STEARATE, PROPANEDIOL, BEHENYL ALCOHOL, POLYACRYLATE-13, C12-20 ALKYL GLUCOSIDE, ARACHIDYL GLUCOSIDE, FRAGRANCE / PARFUM, POLYISOBUTENE, HYDROGENATED LECITHIN, GLYCERYL CAPRYLATE, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, XANTHAN GUM, POLYGLYCERYL-3 METHYLGLUCOSE DISTEARATE, DISODIUM EDTA, ADENOSINE, POLYSORBATE 20, SORBITAN ISOSTEARATE, MYRISTIC ACID, AVENA SATIVA (OAT) KERNEL EXTRACT, CAFFEINE, HYALURONIC ACID, LAURIC ACID, BETAINE, GLUCOSE, ORCHID EXTRACT, PHENOXYETHANOL, TOCOPHEROL

Texture/Consistency/Scent

This eye cream is rich and thick but it applies and spreads evenly on the skin. As for the scent, it has a strong floral scent to it that I personally love. It smells refreshingly good in my opinion. Others might find the scent a little too strong and if you are someone who is really sensitive to strong scents, then this one might not be for you.

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Place Bought/Size/Price

Darabeautymarket / 30ml / 1000 Php or more or less $19

I’ve been using this eye cream for couple of months now and true enough, it’s rich and very moisturizing. I originally planned on getting a separate eye cream for my morning skincare routine and use this Innisfree one on the evening alone, however I noticed that this eye cream is also a great pick-me-up for my tired and sleepy eyes in the morning. So whenever I apply the cream my eyes become really moisturized and instantly awake.

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What I normally do is apply just a pea-sized amount of the cream under my eye and my upper eyelids every morning and evening right after I apply my serum. I pat and gently massage it for best absorption. And because of its thickness, a little goes a long way with this product. I still have a lot of product left in the jar even after five months of usage. Despite its thickness, I feel that it is quickly absorbed by my skin but if you are very generous on applying the cream, expect that the absorption ain’t fast enough.

Now onto the results, I didn’t notice any improvement in terms of minimizing and reducing puffiness under my eyes which is another eye concern of mine but this eye cream doesn’t claim that it will so I’m fine with that. However, it claims to help minimize fine lines and wrinkles but it was no help in that department either. All it does is basically keeping my under area moisturized and hydrated without getting little bumps on the skin called milia. I also find this eye cream a little pricey, just a little, because I know there are tons of other eye cream that works and are way more cheaper but nonetheless, it has 30ml in it and would probably last a year. In a nutshell, this is just an ‘okay’ eye cream for me, no ‘wow’ factor. I don’t hate it but I don’t like it either.

Pros

  • Rich and moisturizing.
  • Thick consistency but fast absorbing.
  • A great pick-me-up for sleepy eyes in the morning.
  • A little goes a long way and the entire tub would last a long time.
  • Nice scent (though this may be a con to others).
  •  I did not experience any breakout, no milia and any bad skin reaction.
  • This one was only available online (when I was writing this post.) but Innisfree has opened its first physical store in PH.

Cons

  • I did not see any improvement with my fine lines (though results may vary depending on how your skin would react to it)
  • A little pricey.

Will I repurchase?

No. I plan to finish my tub or give it to my mom then try other eye creams that would help me get rid of eye puffiness and fine lines. I’m still looking for an effective eye cream that would help me with my under eye problems.

Final Thoughts

This is a decent product for it’s price point since it has a whole lot of product that may last for months or even a year but in terms of its claims I don’t think this eye cream is worth the hype. I like that it keeps my under eye area moisturized, yes, but I already have a moisturizer that does the same job so I find this eye cream a bit redundant. Plus, it did not help me improve my fine lines that it claims it would. If you are someone with dry skin and wants an eye product that is very rich and moisturizing then this is for you. But if you are someone that has specific concerns like fine lines, puffiness or dark circles like me then this eye cream isn’t the right one.

There you have it. Please note that I review products based on my personal experiences so please take this review with a grain of salt. Thank you for reading and see you on my next one. 🙂

 

 

Love,

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This is not a sponsored post and I am no way compensated for this review. I bought the products using my own money and I am also no skin expert and it’s best if you will seek professional advise.

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3 thoughts on “Beauty Review: Innisfree Orchid Eye Cream

  1. Thanks for this review, this product was on my short list of eye creams to try. I would love to hear if you find “the one” because an eye cream that actually works (and doesn’t cost a fortune) is certainly one of my a personal quests 🙂

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    1. Glad you find it helpful. 🙂 Next one i’ll try is the Moistfull Collagen eye cream from Etude house. I read a lot of good reviews about it. Have you tried it? It’s cheaper than this one from innisfree. 🙂

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