Over the past few years, La Mer have been quite invested in concreting their postion in lifting/firming category in luxury skincare. This has been a very intriguing transition as it seems to me that La Mer wants to show consumers that they have more than healing skincare. Nevertheless, I'm enjoying the new extension in their skincare range, and La Mer The Lifting Eye Serum has become one of my favourite eye serums on the luxury market.
There's no recognisable obvious scent, so I thought it was frangrance-free. However, my guess was wrong, it does contain fragrace along with other ingredients such as phenoxyethanol and artifical colourants. It never stung or irritated my eyes, but if you have super sensitive eyes or skin around the area, then you might want to test before purchasing or just skip it altogether.
La Mer The Lifting Eye Serum is in a runny lightweight texture, and there's a density to it, which doesn't feel sticky or oily at all.
The consistency is pretty similar to their The Lifting Contour Serum, but the eye serum is even more lightweight.
Despite the fact that the eye serum is very light, there's no obvious alcohol feel or smell to the product by itself, which makes it more pleasant to use.
I was initially worried if it might be absorbed into skin too fast, but luckily, it spreads well and I don't need much at all per application. One drop (not a full drop) is more than enough. As expected, it has a very neat finish with an instant slight firming sensation as the serum penetrates into skin.
A luxurious lift from La Mer. With our new interlaced Stretch Matrix Complex, this precision serum helps visibly support the "architecture" of the eye and brow area. Sea botanicals promote the natural production of elastin, helping the visible effects heighten with time. The look is rejuvenated and uplifted. Suspended in time.
With applicator, gently smooth a drop around each eye morning and evening. Follow with your La Mer eye treatments.
Declustered Water (-)\Aqua\Eau De-Structuree (-) , Declustered Water (+)\Aqua\Eau De-Structuree (+) , Propanediol , Glycerin , Algae (Seaweed) Extract , Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Seed Extract , Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil , Medicago Sativa (Alfalfa) Seed Powder , Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seedcake , Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Seed Meal , Eucalyptus Globulus (Eucalyptus) Leaf Oil , Sodium Gluconate , Copper Gluconate , Calcium Gluconate , Magnesium Gluconate , Zinc Gluconate , Tocopheryl Succinate , Niacin , Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Powder , Sucrose , Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract , Citrullus Vulgaris (Watermelon) Fruit Extract , Porphyridium Cruentum Extract , Lens Esculenta (Lentil) Fruit Extract , Laminaria Digitata Extract , Saccharomyces Lysate Extract , Ascophyllum Nodosum Extract , Plankton Extract , Helichrysum Arenarium (Everlasting) Extract , Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Peel Extract , Tourmaline , Sigesbeckia Orientalis (St. Paul'S Wort) Extract , Asparagopsis Armata Extract , Acetyl Hexapeptide-8 , Caffeine , Pullulan , Trehalose , Sodium Lactate , Sorbitol , Sodium Pca , Styrene/Vp Copolymer , Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose , Sodium Hyaluronate , Hexylene Glycol , Butylene Glycol , Vinyl Dimethicone/Methicone Silsesquioxane Crosspolymer , Alcohol Denat. , Xanthan Gum , Isododecane , Fragrance (Parfum) , Ethylhexylglycerin , Caprylyl Glycol , Trimethylsiloxysilicate , Disodium Edta , Phenoxyethanol , Green 5 (Ci 61570) , Blue 1 (Ci 42090)
The instant firming senation sadly doesn't last all day, but the eye serum does its job. I would say that it works in a way that it prevents puffiness around the area. To be straightforward, it doesn't effectively treat under eye dark circles, but I've noticed that my eyes look less puffy when I wake up in the morning and also during the day when I look into the mirror to check. Having said that, if you have high sodium intake in your diet and build-up toxins in your body along with poor blood circlulation, it will naturally decrease the efficacy of the expensive eye serum and delay seeing results.
If your concern is in hydration and wrinkle improvement around the eye area, La Mer The Eye Serum won't do much. It works fine for Summer, but you will need an extra eye cream over the top for the rest of the seasons. If you are looking for an eye treatment that's kind to eye make-up, then you will like the eye serum as it has a barely there finish to it. If you want overall full rejuvenation, I highly recommend you to pair it with their newest Genaissance de La Mer The Eye and Expression Cream as it will help plump and hydrate the delicate skin.
Where to buy
- COSME-DE (Free worldwide shipping & discounts)
- Nordstrom (Free shipping & samples)
- Saks Fifth Avenue (Free shipping & samples)
- Guerlain Orchidée Impériale Eye Serum
- La Prairie Skin Caviar Eye Essence & Eye Cream
- La Prairie White Caviar Illuminating Eye Serum
- La Mer Treatment Masks (The Lifting and Firming/ The Brilliance Brightening/ The Hydrating Facial/ The Intensive Revitalizing Mask)
- La Mer The Concentrate VS Genaissance de La Mer
- Estée Lauder Perfectionist Pro Rapid Firm + Lift Treatment with Acetyl Hexapeptide-8 (Serum)