L’Oreal 1.5% Hyaluronic Acid + 1% Caffeine Eye Serum is a fairly new eye serum that contains Hyaluronic Acid and caffeine. The formula is marketed to smooth fine lines and crow’s feet as well as make dark circles appear brighter while firming up the skin under the eyes. The caffeine also acts to depuff eyes for a more well-rested look.
I was skeptical of this and I’ve been debating whether I wanted to dish out $30 bucks on it. I remember when it first launched it was priced at $29.99 but the price dropped to $24.99 and now it’s actually $15.99 on ulta.com! I wish I had waited because I got it at the evil empire for $24.95. I didn’t realize Ulta had it for such a great price! Not to mention I could have used the $3.50 off $15 with code 982719. Oh well!
Anyway, when I purchased it I held tight to my receipt as I was pretty sure I was going to return it. I’m not a fan of L’Oreal’s 1.5% Pure Hyaluronic Acid and I was pretty sure the 1.5% Hyaluronic Acid + 1% Caffeine Eye Serum was going to be as big a bust as that formula.
Boy was I wrong!
L’Oreal Revitalift Derm Intensives 1.5% Hyaluronic Acid + 1% Caffeine Eye Serum is 0.67 oz in size and ranges in price from $16-$30 depending on where you buy it. It comes housed in a glass jar with a unique triple roller applicator that contains stainless steel balls that bend which allow you to easily follow the contour of your eye as you massage the serum under your eyes. The applicator is supposed to be cooling but I didn’t really notice a cooling effect. It’s a great applicator. I love the fact it bends as it works to follow the hollow under the eyes easier due to this.
I am almost completely done with my bottle and I’m ready for a re-purchase so you know this stuff is a keeper. I’ve been using it morning and night for a few months. I use it by itself or for extra moisture I allow it to set and apply eye cream on top. The combo of the two really creates a super plumped-up, well-hydrated area for concealer. I tend to use Clinique Moisture Surge Eye 96-Hour Hydro Filler Concentrate before eye cream but I like this much, much better!
There are a few things to keep in mind with this formula. I’d compare this to a gripping primer. When I say that I mean it can be a bit tacky. The formula is a lightweight gel-like serum that smooths under the eyes quite nicely but as it sets you’ll find it gets tacky which produces a tightening and firming effect. I don’t mind this at all but some people won’t love the tackiness. If you use eye cream on top of it you’ll notice that the tackiness will disappear. Another thing to keep in mind is that if your face is slightly damp during application the formula applies a little bit differently. If you mist your face with a little facial mist pre-application you’ll find the formula is a lot less tacky. This isn’t necessary by any means but if the tackiness bothers you that’s one way to do away with it. Also, Hyaluronic Acid should be applied on damp skin anyway so that’s an added bonus! Personally, I liked the tackiness as it felt like my eye area was much more firmer.
Concealer applies like a dream when I use this prior. The combination of this serum plus my eye cream makes even the driest of concealers look amazing under my eyes. Very smooth, very even. Not to mention I do notice some depuffing with this and a bit of brightening. If you look at my Benefit Floratint review you’ll notice how wide awake my eyes look! I blame this! Not to mention it really plumps up my fine lines beautifully giving the appearance of smoothness under my eyes!
If you break down the formula you’ll notice it contains niacinamide which is great for lightening dark circles! Hyaluronic Acid is a little lower on the ingredient list but not too badly placed. One thing it does contain which may be questionable is Hydroxyethylpiperazine Ethane Sulfonic Acid. Beautypedia explains this could cause free radical damage in the presence of oxygen. However, they have no studies that back that up which means I’m willing to take a chance!
I was pretty skeptical of this because as I said I didn’t love L’Oreal’s 1.5% Pure Hyaluronic Acid but also, some Tiktokers are starting to create a buzz around this. And sadly, I don’t really trust these viral product reviews that people are doing on Tiktok lately. But I’m so glad I took the plunge. I was prepared to hate this and even held tight to the receipt as I was going to return it but it’s a keeper! I hope it doesn’t go too viral that I won’t be able to repurchase it.
Dry eyes? Puffy ones? Finer lines? This is the product you need to ease those issues.
I’m slapping a Muse Approval on L’Oreal Revitalift Derm Intensives 1.5% Hyaluronic Acid + 1% Caffeine Eye Serum.
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L’Oreal 1.5% Hyaluronic Acid + 1% Caffeine Eye Serum is a eye serum that contains Hyaluronic Acid, caffeine, and niacinamide. These three ingredients act to smooth and plump fine lines while brightening and depuffing the under-eye area. This has a very unique three-roller applicator that flexes which allows you to easily apply the serum. It is a bit tacky but I apply eye cream on top which eases that tackiness. I’ve been using it for the past few months and in that time I notice my finer lines look smoother, my undereye area appears brighter, and my puffiness is eased. Not to mention it provides a good deal of hydration.
Water, Glycerin, Hydroxyethylpiperazine Ethane Sulfonic Acid, Niacinamide, Sodium Hyaluronate, Caffeine, Citric Acid, Hydroxyacetophenone, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, Ascorbyl Glucoside, Caprylyl Glycol, Chlorphenesin Fil B274593/1
- Very moisturizing!
- Eases darkness and puffiness.
- Awesome applicator that massages the serum nicely under eyes.
- Plumps up finer lines resulting in a smoother under eye area!
- Wears incredibly well under eye creams and concealers!
- Tacky which isn’t necessarily bad but could be an issue for some users.
- A bit expensive depending on where you buy it!
L’Oreal Revitalift Derm Intensives 1.5% Hyaluronic Acid + 1% Caffeine Eye Serum is a must for anyone with finer lines or drier eyes!