Clinique De-Puffing Eye Massage vs. Garnier Anti-Puff Eye Roller

Since I tend to pull my skin when I massage my eye area, I am trying some eye roller massage products. In this post, I am going to review Clinique All About Eyes Serum De-Puffing Eye Massage and Garnier Nutritioniste Skin Renew Anti-Puff Eye Roller. They are both well formulated and can sooth the skin around eyes.

The formulations of these two eye roller products are very similar. The top 5 major ingredients of both products are exactly the same. The ingredient that performs the de-puffing function is mainly caffeine. As is explained in Effects of Caffeine on Fat Tissue, caffeine can temporally reduce the size and number of fat cells. So caffeine is a promising de-puffing ingredient. In addition, both Clinique and Garnier include some hydrating ingredients. Neither of these two serums feels heavy.

Clinique adds more botanical extracts, including Japanese knotweed root extract (polygonum cuspidatum root extract — little research on its skin benefits), grape seed extract (antioxidant), spike moss extract (less researched), rosemary extract, hops extract (less researched), pomegranate juice extract (antioxidant), and tangerine peel extract. Rosemary is actually a folk remedy to reduce eye puffiness. The effect of rosemary is probably due to its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory abilities. Tangerine peel oil is irritating but Clinique has tangerine peel extract instead, which is not irritating. The advertisement of Clinique All About Eyes Serum De-Puffing Eye Massage has cucumber pieces but I did not find any cucumber extract in this product. Please don’t be misled.

Clinique makes a better applicator (the roller) than Garnier. When I use Garnier Nutritioniste Skin Renew Anti-Puff Eye Roller, the plastic that holds the roller keeps touching my skin. It feels scratching. I wish the roller could stand out more so that only the roller touches the skin. Clinique solves exactly that problem. The texture of the Clinique eye serum also feels slightly smoother.

The results? Ur… The de-puffing effects are minimal. I saw only a little change although both of them felt great. So far the most effective product for my under-eye puffiness is BeautiControl Regeneration® Overnight Retinol Recovery Serum and the only effective product for my upper eyelid drooping is Aveeno Ageless Vitality Revitalizing Eye Treatment (has minimal effects for under-eye problems though). Not that I have serious problems with my eyelids but these two products do make my eyes look younger and brighter.

Bottom line: Not considering the price of Clinique is higher than that of Garnier, I prefer Clinique All About Eyes Serum De-Puffing Eye Massage. The applicator, texture and ingredients are all slightly better than Garnier Nutritioniste Skin Renew Anti-Puff Eye Roller. But you absolutely do not miss much by using Garnier Nutritioniste Skin Renew Anti-Puff Eye Roller. Garnier has all the most promising ingredients there to de-puff and sooth your eyes. And you cannot expect either of them to significantly change under-eye puffiness anyway.

Clinique All About Eyes Serum De-Puffing Eye Massage ingredients:
Water/Aqua/Eau, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Caffeine, Panthenol, Polygonum Cuspidatum Root Extract, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract, Selaginella Tamariscina (Spike Moss) Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Extract, Humulus Lupulus (Hops) Extract, Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Juice Extract, Citrus Reticulata (Tangerine) Peel Extract, Yeast Extract/Faex/Extrait de Levure, Biosaccharide Gum-1, Linolenic Acid, Sodium Hyaluronate, Laureth-7, Linoleic Acid, Glycine, Carbomer, Cyclodextrin, Hydroxyproline, Acrylates Copolymer, c13-14 Isoparaffin, Polyacrylamide, Caprylyl Glycol, Proline, Ethylbisiminomethylguaiacol Managanese Chloride, Nordihydroguaiaretic Acid, Xanthan Gum, Hexylene Glycol, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Mica (ILN36146).

Garnier Nutritioniste Skin Renew Anti-Puff Eye Roller ingredients:
Aqua/Water/Eau, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Caffeine, Panthenol (Pro-Vitamin B5), Escin, Guanosine, Hydroxyproline, Biosaccharide Gum 1, Sodium Hyaluronate, Xanthan Gum, Aluminum Hydroxide, C13 14 Isoparaffin, Disodium EDTA, Laureth 7, Mica, Polyacrylamide, Caprylyl Glycol, Methylparaben, Phenoxyethanol, Imidazolidinyl Urea, F.I.L. B29143/1.

2 Responses to “Clinique De-Puffing Eye Massage vs. Garnier Anti-Puff Eye Roller”

  1. Fresh says:

    Awesome post.

  2. 光之 says:

    cucumber extract is Panthenol

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