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Am I the only person who didn't know this?

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ChocolateChangesEverything Sat 07-May-16 22:55:33

Bought a nice Clarins eye cream the other week, read good reviews and thought I'd give it a try.

After a week or so I noticed that the skin on my eyelids and above was very dry and starting to get flaky.

I mentioned it to the Clarins woman in Boots today and she looked at me in horror as she told me that I was not supposed to put eye cream above my eye; just below. Really? How did I not know this?! I've always put others above before.

Finallyonboard Sat 07-May-16 22:57:35

I didn't know either.

ijustwannadance Sat 07-May-16 23:01:17

I always use my eye cream all around the eye. If it is making your eye area dry and flakey then stop using it anywhere and buy one that does the job.

BrandNewAndImproved Sat 07-May-16 23:03:37

I was told you don't have pores on your eyelids and that's why you shouldn't put cream on them or the skin above them but under the brow.

Not sure if that's true or not but it was what I was told on a makeup course.

ChocolateChangesEverything Sat 07-May-16 23:06:44

I think it is a tightening cream, it's certainly meant to improve wrinkles around the eye so maybe it does make sense that it would dry out an area that isn't very 'plump' ???

JohnCheese Sat 07-May-16 23:07:44

Sounds like a heap o' ole crap to me. Why not? We put a whole heap of other products on the top lid, what's so magic and different about this cream? You should be able to use it anywhere. (Unless there's a big fat sign that says 'do not use on upper lid) Heap o' ole crap.

You're sensitive/allergic to this cream. Bring it back and get your money back.

Temporaryanonymity Sat 07-May-16 23:08:28

There are eye creams? I did not know this.

ChocolateChangesEverything Sat 07-May-16 23:10:26

But it is fine under the eye cheese and I haven't had a rash or anything, it just seems to have dried it out. She was so adamant today that no eye cream should be put on the lid. I can't believe I'm this old and didn't know that!!

MrsBungle Sat 07-May-16 23:14:44

I go to he beauticians a lot sometimes and they always put eye cream above my eye, not so much on my eye lid but around the brow area in a circle of the eye.

JohnCheese Sat 07-May-16 23:20:15

Chocolate, I still think she's telling you a crock o' shit. Never heard such a thing. I use my regular ordinary non-special facial moisturiser all over my face, including my upper eyelids shockgrin. Unless it says 'not for use on upper eyelid' it's a crock of pure unadulterated shit.
Just so happens your upper eyelids are more sensitive than your lower eyelids.
Bring it back.

looki Sun 08-May-16 01:40:06

I have only ever used eye cream under my eye. I don't know why I do this but presumably I was told this.

Would't the cream run off anyway when you got hot and sting like hell like suncream does?

Andcake Sun 08-May-16 08:45:59

Evie only ever used it under my eye but don't know why or where I picked this fact up from

JohnCheese Sun 08-May-16 09:05:24

Unless there's a warning on the box, all facial areas are free game IMO

Clg199 Sun 08-May-16 09:10:43

I used to work in a department store teeming with these counters and the women will tell you all sorts of stuff. Like 'dot the eye cream on with your ring finger as it's the weakest finger so will do least damage to the delicate skin there' I didn't have the heart to tell her I sleep with my face smushed into the pillow all night long so any eye cream patting is the least of my worries.

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