In my anti-aging journey, I’ve been tirelessly looking for an eye cream that really works. Unfortunately, regardless of the brand or price range, most eye creams I’ve tried didn’t work. Annemarie Boerlind Eye Wrinkle Cream is another one belonging to this category. Don’t be mistaken. My comment on this product is quite positive. It’s just that eye wrinkles happen to be such a tricky skin problem. Most of the time, it’s difficult to find a product that really solves the problem we face.
Annemarie Boerlind is from Germany. Its products have a focus on natural and organic ingredients that promise efficacy and skin compatibility. As I can find on its company website, its products use Black Forest spring water, and no animal extracts, petroleum derivatives, or silicones are used.
On to the eye wrinkle cream. It has a light yellow color and is packed in a metal tube. It’s easy to squeeze the cream out, though I foresee that I may have difficulty getting the remnant when the eye cream is at its end. This eye cream is also claimed to be cruelty-free and dermatologically tested for efficacy and skin compatibility.
First, a little bit of confession. I consider my eyes the dry type. However, they can also become sensitive at times. I remember having using a very rich Clinique eye cream long long time ago, and I ended up having milia seeds under both of my eyes. Because of such an experience, I tend to avoid eye cream that is too rich.
So, how does this Annemarie Boerlind Eye Wrinkle Cream go with me? Frankly, the consistency is quite rich, but fortunately I didn’t grow any milia seeds even though summer is on the swing now. I have no difficulty spreading the cream on my skin. I also love the way it moisturizes my eyes but doesn’t leave my eye area oily. However, for the same reason, this eye cream also leaves a protective film on my skin for hours on end. I have no problem for that. For some, however, it may be too heavy.
On the other hand, because of its richness, it can also be off-putting when you apply make-up on top of this eye cream. Once or twice I applied a little bit too much of the eye cream, and I found the foundation on my eye area couldn’t stay put as well. I’ve learned to be lean on the amount I use in make-up days.
Does it work?
This eye wrinkle cream is claimed to offer “a natural treatment which counteracts the early formation of wrinkles in the delicate eye area.” If I read that right, that would mean using it for deeply rooted eye wrinkles like mine would be fruitless. And yes, that’s true. During the past months when I use this eye cream, I find little to no change of my eye wrinkle appearance. However, just because it doesn’t work its way to reduce my wrinkles doesn’t mean it’s completely useless. It’s by far the most rich eye cream I’ve ever used. And I have to say if I have to choose between an eye cream that doesn’t moisturize nor reduce wrinkles and another that moisturizes but doesn’t reduce wrinkles, I would undoubtedly choose the latter.
Okay, this isn’t a 100 percent natural formula, but as far as my mini-research and limited knowledge are concerned, the major ingredients seem safe. I experienced no irritation. But if you are looking for something purer and more natural, there are of course other options.
This eye cream contains various types of oil, which may explain why it’s so moisturizing. On the other hand, I suspected that’s also part of the reason for why my waterproof mascara fails to stay on my lashes. Though as time goes by, I think the real suspect is the coconut oil I use on my lashes. Oil-based eye care products are probably not the best choice for oil-based mascara.
I bought this 20ml Annemarie Boerlind Eye Wrinkle Cream for around €20 or slightly less than that (can’t quite remember). Compare it to some non-organic eye creams I used in the past, which only have 15ml and cost about HK$350 (US$47) for 15ml, and I think this eye cream is quite affordable. And the fact that it has lasted for at least three months and still have one-third to go is another reason for my love for it.
Based on the fact that it can provide sufficient moisture for my eyes, I would basically recommend this product (provided that its actual price is within the range I mentioned). However, as my quest is looking for something that can retard, if not reduce, my wrinkles, I believe there are better products out there.