Avène YsthéAL Eye and Lip Contour Care | Review

Avène YsthéAL Eye and Lip Contour Care | Review

 

I have finally dipped my toes into investing in a good anti-ageing eye cream and I once again I have gone with a brand that I love and trust completely – Avène.

 

Eye creams have always been such a hit or miss item for me…I’ve tried a lot and yet haven’t found THE ONE… or have I? Read to find out!

 

As you may (or may not know), I’m in my early 30’s and I can see crows feet and little fine lines creeping under my eyes (my age-old habit of squinting just makes it worse!), so including an anti-ageing eye cream was the need of the hour. So when I was looking for an eye cream, I wanted something that would not only smoothe out fine lines and wrinkles, but also be hydrating at the same time and the Avène YsthéAL Eye and Lip Contour Care fit the bill perfectly.

 

Avène YsthéAL Eye and Lip Contour Care | Review

Avène YsthéAL Eye and Lip Contour Care | Review

 

The YsthéAL Eye and Lip Contour Care is aimed at treating the first signs of ageing and is a lightweight gel-cream texture which is peach in colour. Avene markets this eye and lip care as follows, ‘Specially formulated eye & lip cream visibly reduces early signs of ageing with a patented combination of ingredients that diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.’

 

Avène YsthéAL Eye and Lip Contour Care | Review

Avène YsthéAL Eye and Lip Contour Care

 

Avène YsthéAL Eye and Lip Contour Care | Review

Avène YsthéAL Eye and Lip Contour Care | Ingredients and Indications

 

 

Ingredients

AVÈNE THERMAL SPRING WATER, MINERAL OIL (PARAFFINUM LIQUIDUM), BUTYLENE GLYCOL, POLYSORBATE 40, SQUALANE, CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, SORBITAN PALMITATE, 1,2-HEXANEDIOL, BHT, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, CARBOMER, DISODIUM EDTA, OLEOYL DIPEPTIDE-15, OLEOYL TETRAPEPTIDE-31, RED 33 (CI 17200), RETINAL, SODIUM HYDROXIDE, TOCOPHERYL GLUCOSIDE, XANTHAN GUM

 

Avène YsthéAL Eye and Lip Contour Care | Review

Avène YsthéAL Eye and Lip Contour Care | Review

 

 

Key Ingredients

Retinaldehyde – an ingredient that is believed to be more effective than Retinol, however much less irritating to the skin. This makes the Avène YsthéAL Eye and Lip Contour Care suitable for people with sensitive skin. It also brightens the skin and smoothes away wrinkles.

GGO or Glycylglycine oleamide –  acts as the protector and reinforces elasticity of the skin. It also boosts the efficacy of Retinaldehyde and increases Vitamin A reserves in the skin.

Pre-Tocopheryl – this helps preserve the Vitamin A reserve in the skin. It is a photo-stable form of Vitamin E that provides antioxidant protection to the skin.

Avène Thermal Spring Water – helps to calm, soothe and soften skin.

 

Avène YsthéAL Eye and Lip Contour Care | Review

Avène YsthéAL Eye and Lip Contour Care: Review

 

 

My Thoughts

The Avène YsthéAL Eye and Lip Contour Care comes in a pump dispenser bottle and is a nice light-weight texture with a peach colour. There is no fragrance in the product, which makes it great for those who have sensitive skin.

 

 

Avène YsthéAL Eye and Lip Contour Care | Review

Avène YsthéAL Eye and Lip Contour Care | Packaging and Pump Dispenser

 

I feel this is the perfect consistency and texture for an eye cream – it’s not too thick or too watery and it soaks into the skin beautifully. It makes the undereye area look very bouncy and hydrated, and is by no means oily or sticky. I have noticed that it preps the undereye area for makeup and also sits really well under makeup.

 

Avène YsthéAL Eye and Lip Contour Care | Review

Avène YsthéAL Eye and Lip Contour Care | Texture

 

Avène YsthéAL Eye and Lip Contour Care | Review

Avène YsthéAL Eye and Lip Contour Care | Gel-Cream Consistency

 

Avène YsthéAL Eye and Lip Contour Care | Review

Avène YsthéAL Eye and Lip Contour Care | Completely Absorbed

 

Another thing that I adore about this product is the ‘airless’ packaging, which means that it is airtight and the product never comes in contact with air, so the formula remains fresh and intact always! The pump dispenser has a twist top to open and close the pump and it has a small arrow with a droplet sign to show if the pump dispenser is Open or Closed (see images below). Also, the pump never clogs up with the product – a huge thumbs up!

 

Avène YsthéAL Eye and Lip Contour Care | Review

Avène YsthéAL Eye and Lip Contour Care | Pump Dispenser Open and Closed Sign

 

I use this in my night-time skincare routine and I feel that a full pump is more than what I need as the texture is very thin and I can easily use half a pump to spread under my eyes as well as along my smile lines. I’ve been using this YsthéAL Eye and Lip Contour Care for a few weeks now and even though I really enjoy incorporating this into my night-time skincare routine I’m not seeing any visible results yet.  Yes, this makes my under eyes feel very hydrated and it does feel very comfortable to use, but I don’t see much of a difference in the fine lines around my eyes or for that matter my smile lines.

 

What it HAS DONE though, is get rid of the horrible papery and dry texture under the eyes and around the lips, so I will say that it does a fab job at plumping and brightening the skin, however, I feel that for fine lines I would need to look at the ELUAGE line that targets deeper wrinkles.

 

 

Before I end this review, I’d like to point out that the Avène YsthéAL Eye and Lip Contour Care is Hypoallergenic, Non-Comedogenic and also Free of Fragrance, Soap, Paraben, Soy and Gluten. 

 

Avène YsthéAL Eye and Lip Contour Care | Review

Avène YsthéAL Eye and Lip Contour Care – Review

 

 

Who Do I Recommend This For? – Those of you who need to address the very first signs of ageing, so for all those in their 20’s…this is a FANTASTIC product for you to start with. This will also work for those of you with sensitive skin who cannot use more potent and active ingredients.

 

Would I repurchase? –  I don’t think so. I really enjoy using the Avène YsthéAL Eye and Lip Contour Care, but this sadly wasn’t THE ONE…so my quest for the perfect eye cream still continues!

 

 

Have you tried theAvène YsthéAL Eye and Lip Contour Care or any other product from the Avène YsthéAL Collection? Do you have any eye cream suggestions for me? 

 

 

 

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14 Comments

  • notesfromarshi July 4, 2018 at 9:54 am

    I love the look of this! I only just turned 21 but I’ve always heard that you need to act fast when it comes to anti-aging, so I’m definitely gonna look into this product. Lovely post!

    Arshi | notesfromarshi.com

    Reply
    • Ankita July 4, 2018 at 12:10 pm

      Hi Arshi,

      Thanks so much for dropping by 🙂

      Personally, I think early 20’s is the right time to start incorporating products that target signs of ageing, so this would be a wonderful product for you to try <3

      Love,
      Ankita

      Reply
  • Cat Forsley July 4, 2018 at 12:30 pm

    You have the best reviews xxxx

    Reply
    • Ankita July 4, 2018 at 12:31 pm

      Thank you Lovely! That means the world 😘

      Reply
  • Rifat Yaseen July 4, 2018 at 5:05 pm

    The review was so detailed! I’m 21 so I don’t know if I need it now or not. Currently using The Ordinary Caffeine solution for undereye circles and it works just fine.

    Reply
    • Ankita July 5, 2018 at 6:11 am

      Thank you so much, I’m glad you liked it 🙂

      Personally, I feel 20’s is a great time to start incorporating products like these that target early signs of ageing, because as i said in the review, this doesn’t do much for my existing fine lines. Maybe if i had started using something this earlier on in my 20’s , I could have delayed the wrinkles 😂

      I’ve been so intrigued by the caffeine solution from the ordinary…what’s your experience been like with it? Worth buying?

      Reply
      • Rifat Yaseen July 7, 2018 at 8:22 am

        I will give it a try sooner 🙂 The Ordinary Caffeine does hydrate the eye area and works on dark circles too but I have really bad sleeping schedule so I don’t think I am giving it a fair chance to work. Will have to sleep before morning🤦

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  • Sarah July 4, 2018 at 11:10 pm

    Avene was my go to moisturizer for the longest time so I can imagine this would be great too 😊

    Reply
    • Ankita July 5, 2018 at 6:12 am

      Hi Sarah!

      I love Avene’s products, they’ve never failed me 🙂

      What moisturiser were you using from them? 🙂

      Reply
      • Sarah July 5, 2018 at 9:03 am

        The Hydrance Optimale Rich 😊

        Reply
        • Ankita July 5, 2018 at 9:07 am

          That’s such a lovely one!
          I’ve used it too and I also really love their Hydrance Serum, it’s so good <3

          Reply
  • blonde&berries July 10, 2018 at 8:28 pm

    Love Avene products 😍

    Reply
    • Ankita July 11, 2018 at 6:19 am

      Me too! Aren’t they just the best?! 🙂

      This is one brand that has never disappointed me.

      I’d love to know your favourites from them 🙂

      Love,
      Ankita

      Reply

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