This Eucerin Eye Cream has been mentioned many times over the past couple of years, but it’s never had its own review page. And seeing as though it can be relatively difficult to find good eye products with added sunscreen, I thought that it would be handy to have a proper review in one, easy-reference location.
So here it is, the Eucerin Hyaluron Filler Eye Cream SPF15. A rich and robust-feeling cream that really hydrates but doesn’t leave the skin too oily for makeup application. Considering that the undereyes are a Designated Area of Potential Catastrophe when it comes to makeup application (concealer sitting in creases, mascaras smudging, wrinkles accentuated by over-enthusiastic loading-on of highlighter) you really do want an eye cream that sits well as a sturdy, non-slip base. And some eye creams just don’t – they’re better for nighttime usage or for people who don’t wear makeup.
Eucerin’s Hyaluron Filler keeps the skin hydrated via our good old friend hyaluronic acid, but it also uses an ingredient called Glycine Saponin which has been shown to be very effective at stimulating the skin’s own hyaluronic acid production. So there’s the instant hydration fix, which makes everything look that bit fresher and firmer, but also a sort of “behind the scenes” activity going on – boosting the skin’s own hydrating capabilities.
On a very basic level, though, this is a no-frills eye cream that doesn’t sting, isn’t greasy and has reasonably long-lasting hydrating effects. It has a broad spectrum (UVA and UVB) SPF 15, which isn’t the highest level of protection by any means, but I see it as a bonus rather than something I’d be relying on for beach days or long spells of outdoor activity. (Moi? Long spells of outdoor activity? Just the word activity brings me out in hives these days! At any rate, if I’m in the sun then I have sunglasses on. Usually. And a big hat.)
If you find that lots of sunscreen products make your eyes water then this is an excellent option and it doesn’t cost the earth. Sensible tube packaging, fragrance free, it’s a hard-working choice for daytime that won’t mess with your makeup.