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La Roche-Posay Pigmentclar Eyes Dark Circle Corrector Review

13 Mar 2015 (Updated: 15 Jun 2015)

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Review of La Roche-Posay Pigmentclar Eyes Dark Circle Corrector by Amy Vickery

They say eyes are the window to the soul, but sadly mine look more like the windows to an addled crack addict after he’s been out on a bender with Britney. The quest for what might save me from a mis-spent youth that is now wreaking its revenge come my ‘thirties is ongoing, but I’m rather impressed by a delicious cream – the La Roche-Posay Pigmentclar Eyes Dark Circle Corrector Review

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La Roche-Posay Pigmentclar Eyes Dark Circle Corrector Review

Skin clarity has become a big deal recently, out-weighing wrinkles which most of us now realise can’t be dealt with without the aid of some injectables, plus influenced by the advent of Korean skincare into the European marketplace (mega-high SPFs and ‘whitening’ products are big news there).

As a result, La Roche Posay, my favourite by far of the French pharmacy brands (admittedly still owned by L’Oreal), has launched their Pigmentclar range. This means yet another confusingly named randomly labelled range for Roche Posay (I’ve bought the wrong product in the past several times due to the lack of clarity in their product labelling), and this one is all about correcting skin tone. There’s also a serum and an SPF 30 moisturiser in the range.

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La Roche-Posay Pigmentclar Eyes Dark Circle Corrector

So the spiel is that La Roche-Posay Pigmentclar Eyes Dark Circle Corrector (RRP £24.50) offers correcting care targeting dullness in the eye area. It also contains illuminating pigments and caffeine, and has one of my favourite applicators – a tapered metal one. It’s also formulated for sensitive eyes, which mine increasingly are having both dry-eye syndrome and contact lenses to deal with. Any eye cream that doesn’t give my poor tear ducts something else to deal with are a huge bonus.

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La Roche-Posay Pigmentclar Eyes Dark Circle Corrector

La Roche Posay refer to the “Pigmentclar complex” in the cream, and its fairly difficult to work out what that actually is. It’s patented, but what isn’t? The big kahuna is apparently PhE-Resorcinol, a brightening compound 100 times the power of vitamin c. We’ve also got a smidge of niaicinamide to thicken under-eye skin and thus reduce the visibility of the veins underneath, plus that lovely cool metal applicator is great for draining the lymph glands around the eyes by running from inner to outer under-eye corners.

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La Roche-Posay Pigmentclar Eyes Dark Circle Corrector – blended out

All very similar to Clinique’s Even Better Dark Circle Corrector (RRP £30), but cheaper, slightly less tinted, and more moisture-quenching (in feel at any rate). The light reflecting nature of the cream makes it pleasantly illuminating, and the lightweight texture sinks in fast; just what I need with my increasingly cranky eyes. I tend to amp up the anti-aging at night and need something easy to apply in the day to stop my eyes having a mid-day meltdown.

La Roche-Posay Pigmentclar Eyes Dark Circle Corrector – After Photos

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La Roche-Posay Pigmentclar Eyes Dark Circle Corrector – Post application
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La Roche-Posay Pigmentclar Eyes Dark Circle Corrector – Post makeup

The first photo is immediately post-application, the second one is with complete make-up – so a light concealer, BB cream, highlighter and blush. Not bad, n’est pas?

The only thing it lacks, as ever, is SPF. While my under-eye concealer can compensate in that area, it’s a mystery to me why eye creams persist in excluding SPF when they’re one of the key aging areas of the face. Even a low one would be worthwhile – wake up L’Oreal!

Find La Roche-Posay Pigmentclar Eyes Dark Circle Corrector HERE for £24.50.

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