Eye Cream Quest Part 3: Sisley ‘Sisleya’ Eye & Lip Contour Cream Review

July 22, 2009
Sisley ‘Sisleÿa’ Eye & Lip Contour Cream ($200 for 0.53 oz)
Sisleÿa Eye and Lip Contour Cream is formulated with a particularly high concentration of active ingredients. It notably incorporates padina pavonica algae extract which works in synergy with natural plant extracts (matricaria, licorice, wheat proteins) and vitamins (E, B5 and F) to help to: maintain very effectively the moisturization of the eye and lip areas, thus limiting the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles; smooth and tone these very fragile areas, where the skin is especially fine-textured and delicate, to address the appearance of wrinkles; and prevent the appearance of under-eye puffiness and dark circles. After a few weeks’ daily use, skin appears more supple, more radiant and better-toned, with an average reduction in wrinkles of approximately 23%.

What It’s Good For: Sisley’s ‘Sisleya’ Eye & Lip Contour Cream is fabulous for those of you who suffer from excessive undereye dryness ~ I’m talking Sahara dry, parched, arid, moisture starved under eyes. It’s one of the most moisturizing, emollient eye creams I’ve tried to date and my mother swears by it during the cold winter months when her skin is at its dryest. Its amazing hydrating ability helps to plump up any tiny fine lines you may have, but I didn’t see it working any miracles on the one stubborn mini line I seem to have developed.

The Formula: Sadly this formula was a no-go for me. The fact that i’ts super emollient means that it has a tendency to slide around your face and to migrate, and I inevitably end up with this Eye & Lip Contour Cream in my eyes by the end of the day. Now that wouldn’t be so terrible if it wasn’t for the fact that this eye cream sting like the dickens once it’s in your eyes ~ blinding, searing, tear-inducing pain. I always end up tearing like crazy, which results in puffiness, which kind of seems to defeat the purpose of wearing eye cream. The excessive richness also caused me to develop some millia which I wasn’t too happy about.

The Age Range:
Because of its relative heaviness I deifnitely wouldn’t recommend this for those of you in you’re 20’s – early 30’s unless you suffer from excessively dry undereyes. I’d say this is best for those 40+, but of course it depends upon your individual skin type.

The Verdict: My mother swears by this eye cream come winter and the woman has beautiful, glowing, wrinkle-free skin, so who am I to argue with results? I’m thinking this may be great for when I’m older, but as of now it irritates my eyes, is too rich, and to top it all off it costs a small fortune for a mere half an ounce. That doesn’t mean I won’t be “borrowing” a bit of my mom’s Sisley cream every now and again, but I’ll be waiting a good number of years before indulging in my own tub.


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