Elemis Absolute Eye Serum Reviews: How Safe and Effective Is This Serum?


Did you know that the most delicate skin found in the body is located in the area around the eyes? The skin in this area is very thin and this is the reason it is the most problematic part of the body when it comes to skin aging. Signs of skin aging can start to appear even when you’re still young. This includes eye bags, dark circles, eye puffiness, fine lines and wrinkles. For this particular area, a special kind of anti-aging product is needed. These products are called eye creams, serums or gels which are designed specifically for the very delicate skin. The problem is choosing a product since there are numerous brands with each claiming to be the best. In this article, we will be reviewing a known brand of eye cream with the goal of discovering if it is a good product worth buying or not.

Elemis Absolute Eye Serum

Elemis Absolute Eye Serum Overview

The product we will be closely looking into is from Elemis, is one of the most popular spa and skincare brands in the United Kingdom. However, their anti-aging products are not very well known in other parts of the world. The subject of this review is the Elemis Absolute Eye Serum which is a dynamic serum for concentrated treatment of the skin around the eyes. It is designed for reducing dark circles and other signs of skin aging around the eyes. It claims to lift, refine and preserve skin tissue around the eyes leaving them looking fresh and radiant.

Product Details

It uses natural active ingredients together with proven anti-aging ingredients to soothe and decongest skin in the eye area. It also deeply hydrates the skin leaving the user looking youthful and refreshed. One container of the eye serum is being sold online for $67.50. It only needs to be applied once daily but can also be used as a weekly treatment under the Elemis Absolute Eye Mask which is sold separately. It claims to minimize the negative effects of time along with dark circles around the eyes.

Key Ingredients

The only active ingredients mentioned on the Elemis Absolute Eye Serum website are rosewood, lavender, soothing comfrey, chamomile, and Osmanthus but it is also stated that the formula includes hydrating agents. Rosewood is known for its powerful rejuvenating effect on the skin helping it appear healthy and youthful. It is often included in the formulation of anti-aging skin care products but there is limited evidence that it can reduce the appearance of skin aging signs. Osmanthus offers potent moisturizing effects and it also has a cooling effect which can soothe skin irritation.

Lavender is known to have soothing effects on the skin and may help promote the healing of damaged skin. This is why it is a common ingredient in anti-aging products supposedly helping heal skin damage to reduce the appearance of skin aging signs. However, there is no substantial proof of its anti-aging effects on the skin. Soothing comfrey is known to improve the elasticity of the skin and there are some studies showing that it is really effective. Camomile has powerful soothing effects on the skin but it doesn’t offer any significant anti-aging benefits.

Pros

  • The eye serum is from a known skin care company
  • It decongests the skin and reduces eye puffiness and dark circles
  • It moisturizes and conditions the delicate skin around the eyes
  • The texture of the serum is light and it is absorbed quickly
  • There are some good reviews from people who have tried this eye serum

Cons

  • Elemis Absolute Eye Serum is not clinically proven to be effective
  • The serum is only for eye puffiness and dark circles and it doesn’t address fine lines, wrinkles and eye bags
  • Most of the active ingredients are not clinically proven to offer anti-aging benefits
  • There is no money back guarantee offer
  • There is a lot of negative feedback from customers saying it isn’t very effective or the product doesn’t really work
  • Some individuals may be hypersensitive to any of the ingredients in the formulation
  • There is no detailed information on how it works and the functions of each active ingredient

Customer Reviews

To understand the actual benefits of the eye serum, here are some reviews from people who have tried it:
I’m still 34 but I already have severe eye bags, dark circles and wrinkles around my eyes. I’ve tried many eye creams to get rid of the problem but all of them don’t’ really offer considerable results. There was a sale in my local mall so I bought Elemis Absolute Eye Serum at a very cheap price. I’m not happy with the results although it reduced my dark circles since it didn’t do anything for my wrinkles and eye bags. This is not a very good eye serum. I’ve tried many better eye creams before.
Eric M., San Diego, CA

I’ve been using this eye serum from Elemis for about three weeks already and I’m satisfied with the results. It considerably reduced my eye puffiness and slightly lightened my dark circles. It also has a good moisturizing effect which is one of the reasons I love this eye serum. My only problem with the serum is the very high price which is a major turnoff for me. I’ve tried similar formulas offered at about half the price of this serum.
Betty G., Springfield, MA

Directions for Use

Apply on the area around the eyes once daily after cleansing your face. Make sure it is fully absorbed before using other skin care products or makeup. Perform skin testing to check for skin irritation before using. If you have highly sensitive skin, consult your skin care professional before using this eye serum.

Conclusion

Overall, Elemis Absolute Eye Serum is just an average eye serum since there is nothing remarkable about it. Although there is some good customer feedback, most testimonials from people who have tried it are negative saying it isn’t very effective or doesn’t really work. The main weakness of the anti-aging eye serum is that it is only for eye puffiness and dark circles and doesn’t address severe signs of skin aging around the eyes like eye bags and crow’s feet. This is still a product worth trying but there are many better (more effective and affordable) anti-aging products for the eye area available on the market.

Below is the list of the top eye cream brands on today’s market. With careful evaluation of safety and effectiveness of each brand, backed by clinical studies and research, we ranked the products from best (5 stars) to worst (2 stars). Each product’s potential to lighten dark circles, reduce eye bags and puffiness, reduce fine lines, wrinkles and crow’s feet, increase hydration and to calm and soothe are the criteria used for determining the overall value of each eye cream brand.

Rating
Our Top Eye Cream Choices
Dermology Eye Cream
Dermology Eye Cream
Potential to Lighten Dark Circles
Potential to Reduce Bags/ Puffiness
Reduce Fine Lines, Wrinkles, Crow's Feet
Potential to Increase Hydration
Potential to Calm and Soothe
98%
Revitol Eye Cream
Revitol Eye Cream
Potential to Lighten Dark Circles
Potential to Reduce Bags/ Puffiness
Reduce Fine Lines, Wrinkles, Crow's Feet
Potential to Increase Hydration
Potential to Calm and Soothe
94%
Loreal Revitalift Eye Cream
L'Oreal RevitaLift Eye Cream
Potential to Lighten Dark Circles
Potential to Reduce Bags/ Puffiness
Reduce Fine Lines, Wrinkles, Crow's Feet
Potential to Increase Hydration
Potential to Calm and Soothe
91%
Clinique All About Eyes
Clinique All about Eyes
Potential to Lighten Dark Circles
Potential to Reduce Bags/ Puffiness
Reduce Fine Lines, Wrinkles, Crow's Feet
Potential to Increase Hydration
Potential to Calm and Soothe
91%
Eyelasticity
Eyelasticity
Potential to Lighten Dark Circles
Potential to Reduce Bags/ Puffiness
Reduce Fine Lines, Wrinkles, Crow's Feet
Potential to Increase Hydration
Potential to Calm and Soothe
91%
City View Rapid Repair Eye Cream
City View Rapid Repair Eye Cream
Potential to Lighten Dark Circles
Potential to Reduce Bags/ Puffiness
Reduce Fine Lines, Wrinkles, Crow's Feet
Potential to Increase Hydration
Potential to Calm and Soothe
91%
Shiseido Future Solution Lx Eye And Lip Contour Regenerating Cream
Shiseido Future Solution LX Eye...
Potential to Lighten Dark Circles
Potential to Reduce Bags/ Puffiness
Reduce Fine Lines, Wrinkles, Crow's Feet
Potential to Increase Hydration
Potential to Calm and Soothe
90%
Bobbi Brown Hydrating Eye Cream
Bobbi Brown Hydrating Eye Cream
Potential to Lighten Dark Circles
Potential to Reduce Bags/ Puffiness
Reduce Fine Lines, Wrinkles, Crow's Feet
Potential to Increase Hydration
Potential to Calm and Soothe
90%
Shiseido Benefiance Concentrated Anti Wrinkle Eye Cream
Shiseido Benefiance Concentrated...
Potential to Lighten Dark Circles
Potential to Reduce Bags/ Puffiness
Reduce Fine Lines, Wrinkles, Crow's Feet
Potential to Increase Hydration
Potential to Calm and Soothe
89%
Vichy Eye Cream
Vichy Eye Cream
Potential to Lighten Dark Circles
Potential to Reduce Bags/ Puffiness
Reduce Fine Lines, Wrinkles, Crow's Feet
Potential to Increase Hydration
Potential to Calm and Soothe
89%
Zo Skin Health Olluminate Intense Eye Repair
ZO Skin Health Olluminate...
Potential to Lighten Dark Circles
Potential to Reduce Bags/ Puffiness
Reduce Fine Lines, Wrinkles, Crow's Feet
Potential to Increase Hydration
Potential to Calm and Soothe
89%
Repairwear Laser Focus Wrinkle Correcting Eye Cream
Repairwear Laser Focus...
Potential to Lighten Dark Circles
Potential to Reduce Bags/ Puffiness
Reduce Fine Lines, Wrinkles, Crow's Feet
Potential to Increase Hydration
Potential to Calm and Soothe
88%
Lancome Genifique Yeux Youth Activating Eye Cream
Lancome Genifique Yeux...
Potential to Lighten Dark Circles
Potential to Reduce Bags/ Puffiness
Reduce Fine Lines, Wrinkles, Crow's Feet
Potential to Increase Hydration
Potential to Calm and Soothe
87%
Super Restorative Total Eye Concentrate
Clarins Super Restorative...
Potential to Lighten Dark Circles
Potential to Reduce Bags/ Puffiness
Reduce Fine Lines, Wrinkles, Crow's Feet
Potential to Increase Hydration
Potential to Calm and Soothe
87%
No 7 Eye Cream
No.7 Eye Cream
Potential to Lighten Dark Circles
Potential to Reduce Bags/ Puffiness
Reduce Fine Lines, Wrinkles, Crow's Feet
Potential to Increase Hydration
Potential to Calm and Soothe
86%
Elemis Absolute Eye Serum
Elemis Absolute Eye Serum
Potential to Lighten Dark Circles
Potential to Reduce Bags/ Puffiness
Reduce Fine Lines, Wrinkles, Crow's Feet
Potential to Increase Hydration
Potential to Calm and Soothe
72%
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Published Date
December 10, 2013
Last Updated
March 27, 2014

About Linda Daniels
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Linda Daniels, MA in English literature, has reviewed many wrinkle, eye and skin brightener creams. Read her articles to know about wrinkle, eye and skin brightener creams and how to take care of your face by simple tips and tricks. She is contributing to ConsumerHealthDigest.com since 2011.

13 comments

  • I have used it and after one use my under eye area became puffy and swollen and my eyelids became red and irritated, this was over a week ago and the redness still persists. I would not recommend this eye cream to anyone.

  • There is absolutely nothing special about this product. I don’t see any changes in my dark circles. After using 4 weeks, there was no improvement at all. So, save your money. It felt very nice going on my skin and did no harm, but that’s not why I purchased it.

  • I have been using this product for 8 weeks now, I haven’t seen a change at all. I’ve even asked friend if they notice and everyone has said no. Won’t be recommending this product to anyone.

  • I have tried this stuff and I think it actually made my under eye skin dry. It also accented the small lines under my eyes. I’m 32 and don’t have many fine lines but I think it gives me unwanted side effects. Whenever I apply this eye serum, it irritated my eyes, caused a slight burning sensation. It’s the worse eye cream for me.

  • I have been using it for 3 months but my dark circle still appears. I’m so upset. I always hope that one day my dark circle will disappear. I read the reviews for this product and got so excited to buy it, but it didn’t work. Very disappointed!

  • I have used it and after one use my under eye area became puffy and swollen and my eyelids became red and irritated, this was over a week ago and the redness still persists. I would not recommend this eye serum to anyone.

  • I was very Disappointed. My fault for not reviewing the ingredients prior to purchasing. I’ve been using for a little over a week and it’s good at moisturizing under my eyes, but it can sting if you get it too close to the eyes. I haven’t noticed anything about helping fine lines though, it’s just an average eye serum.

  • I bought this product after reading all the great reviews. However, I began to get clogged pores and pimples immediately after I began using Elemis absolute eye Serum. I also noticed my skin had an odd, unwashed odor to it by the end of the day. I cannot recommend it.

  • I’ve only been using 4 weeks. The product goes on smoothly and is pleasantly scented. Unsure if product is being fully absorbed into skin. After the application has dried, when checking smoothness of skin, the product seems to flake or rub off. Will give it another week or two, to see if it improves.

  • I purchased this back in November and have used this religiously twice a day. There has been no reduction in fine lines. I’m very disappointed, but do like the texture. Will not buy again. Still searching for the perfect eye cream.

  • I have used Elemis absolute eye serum for 6 weeks and unfortunately this one didn’t work. It actually made the skin under my eyes look dark. I was just looking for something that would provide moisture. This just irritated my sensitive skin. This is one of the worse eye serum for me and never buy it again.

  • I used this product for about 4 weeks during my morning routine; unfortunately, it caused breakouts. But the good thing is that the product does absorb well and didn’t feel greasy, at first. I would not use this product again.

  • I have been using this eye serum for 4 weeks, I have not noticed any significant or positive changes in the condition of my skin. Previously, I was using another more expensive and extensive skin regimen that was effective but was too cumbersome, so I was searching for a more affordable and easier alternative. Hopefully I will see some improvement on down the line. I’m going to wait it out.