Kiehl’s Super Multi-Corrective Eye–Opening Serum Review

I’ve been doing a number of late-nighters in the past couple of weeks. Not that I’m complaining; the month of Ramadan has brought with it a string of social invites, and although these have been a wonderful change from the usual routine, the impact of less sleep has been taking a toll on my eyes.

Sunken, sleep-deprived eyes with droopy lids are never in vogue, and despite my best efforts, squeezing in more shut-eye hours has been challenging.

And then I got introduced to yet another lovely product from the Kiehl’s range: the Kiehl’s Super Multi-Corrective Eye–Opening Serum.

Kiehls super multi corrective eye opening serum review

With rave reviews all over the internet, Kiehl’s Super Multi-Corrective Eye–Opening Serum promises to hide the signs of late nights, and actually open up the eyes. I was also attracted to the gorgeous purple packaging, very eye-catching don’t you think? (Pun intended!).

Product Claim

“We created a truly innovative eye serum using an effective, yet gentle ingredient, botanically-derived Rhamnose, plus an extremely well documented hydrating polymer, Sodium Hyaluronate, with skin illuminating minerals, to offer a complete 360 degree anti-aging solution for our customers.” – Dr. Geoff Genesky, Head of Kiehl’s Skincare Laboratory (taken from the Kiehl’s website).

  • A super smart 5-in-1 anti-aging solution to visibly smooth, lift, firm, hydrate and restore youthful shape to the eyes.
  • Promises to have skin around the eye looking visibly lifted, and skin texture looking more refined in less than one week.
  • Paraben-free, mineral-oil-free, fragrance-free, colorant-free, and suitable for sensitive eyes.

Key Ingredients

  • Botanically-derived Rhamnose to lift and add elasticity to the skin. Rhamnose works like retinol, but is far gentler on the skin. Instead of generating a full-fledged cell turnover, rhamnose trains the current cells on acting younger thereby boosting collagen, elastin and protein production. Rhamnose has also been proven to prevent glycation (the skin’s underlying process of producing a harder form of collagen, usually caused by sugar overdose, depriving the skin of elasticity and youthful bounce).
  • Sodium Hyaluronate is a natural moisturizing factors (NMFs) found in the skin. It helps the skin to retain moisture and visibly smooth out wrinkles.
  • Skin Illuminating Minerals for luminosity and brightening.

My Experience with Kiehl’s Super Multi-Corrective Eye–Opening Serum

The product itself is quite lightweight, and has a cooling effect on the skin upon application. It has a hydrating texture, and sinks into the skin within a minute.

Once the product has sinked in, makeup application is a breeze.

I have sensitive eyes, and also wear contact lenses. I am happy to report that this product does not irritate the eyes at all.

After my first week of using the Kiehl’s Super Multi-Corrective Eye–Opening Serum, my eyes look visible more awake. The eyelids seem to have a lift to them, and the lower portion of skin around the eyes look moisturized and rejuvenated. If this is the result in a short one week, I am excited to see what the Kiehl’s Super Multi-Corrective Eye–Opening Serum can do for me in a month’s time.

I was patting the serum around the eyes every morning and before bed, and then I came across the ritual below. Will make time to give it a go this week 🙂

Pros

  • A multi-tasking product addressing 5 key concerns for the delicate skin around the eyes.
  • Includes high-quality ingredients that have a scientific backing.
  • Great for opening up the eye and combating the early signs of wrinkles.
  • Paraben-free, mineral-oil-free, fragrance-free, colorant-free, and suitable for sensitive eyes.
  • Can easily be used under makeup.

Cons

  • Expensive! A 15ml bottle retails for AED 225.
  • This product is not intended for dark circles.

Kiehl’s Super Multi-Corrective Eye–Opening Serum retails for AED 225 for a 15 ml bottle, and can be bought from the following stockists in the UAE:

Dubai Stockists:

  • Kiehl’s The Dubai Mall, 1st Level of The Dubai Mall
  • Kiehl’s Bloomingdale’s, The Dubai Mall
  • Kiehl’s Harvey Nichols, Mall of the Emirates 
  • Kiehl’s Mercato, Mercato Mall
  • Kiehl’s Festival City, Dubai Festival City Mall

Abu Dhabi Stockist:

  • Kiehl’s Areej, Marina Mall, Abu Dhabi