Cetaphil® Optimal Hydration Refreshing Eye Serum

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Cetaphil® Optimal Hydration Refreshing Eye Serum intensely hydrates the under-eye area up to 48 hours, for a refreshing wake-up effect. Instantly revitalised, the delicate skin of the eye area looks more rested and the appearance of fine lines is visibly softened. The eye area stays optimally hydrated and dark circles and puffiness are visibly reduced for a radiant, healthy-looking skin. Suitable for sensitive eyes. Nourishing moisturising ingredients and blue daisy, a skin soothing botanical, deliver long-lasting 48 hour hydration for a refreshed and revitalised look. Suitable for sensitive skin. Formula also includes hyaluronic acid, peptides, vitamin B5, antioxidant-rich vitamin E and jojoba to keep skin feeling soft and hydrated. Hypoallergenic, non-comedogenic, fragrance free, paraben free. How to use: Apply around the eye area every morning and night on cleansed skin. Dot product and smooth in until absorbed.

*Average star rating within the product image is based on a Review Crew panel of 92 and is correct as of 09/06/2022.


Cetaphil® Optimal Hydration Refreshing Eye Serum


93 Reviews

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Super hydrating

This is a really hydrating serum. I apply this morning and night and at under $24.00 it’s such a bargain. There is no stickiness to this serum so it’s perfect for under makeup. It’s so easy to use, I just dot a small amount of serum under each eye and gently pat in. It absorbs straight away and feels light and comfortable to wear. I have noticed a difference in the appearance of fine lines around my eyes, they are much less noticeable and my skin looks smoother and fresher. My eyes don’t look as tired, my skin much brighter and more youthful. I love that this serum is great for sensitive skin and this serum has never irritated my skin. This is a great product I would recommend
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Hydrating eye serum

I have been using this cetaphil optimal hydration refreshing eye serum for almost 2 weeks now. I am loving it so much. My fine likes and puffiness around the eyes have definitely been reduced. I can feel the area being more hydrated now. I apply this twice a day under make up in the morning and after shower. I find it absorbs quite well. I put a few drops around the eyes and blend it in and i just love using it day and night. This eye serum is of great quality and i will be recommending to all my friends and family
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Refreshing eye cream

Just like its name, this eye serum comes with a lightweight and non-sticky consistency and leaves a refreshing feeling in my eye area after each application. It is free from paraben/fragrance, which makes the product ideal for people with sensitive skin. I use every morning to reduce the puffiness of my eyes. The soft silicon applicator tip also makes the experience of applying this eye serum more interesting. So far I have not noticed much improvement in my dark circles and eye wrinkles, but this this definitely an affordable choice if you are looking for a simple, hydrating and refreshing eye products.
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This one is a Keeper!

‘my Skin is combination, oily t zone with patches of dry skin which is annoying. i am very sensitive to scent and chemical smells This eye cream has a slight scent that disappears in a couple of minutes. i'd prefer no scent but this is a close win. one thing i can not stand is chemical smell on your face products! i enjoyed the cool feel of the cream on my eyes, it works well with the serum to give a soft silky feel to my skin. i had no irritation or burning as you can with some eye products, the cream just melted into my skin. my eyes felt fresh and less puffy. i looked less like a no sleep zombie, which in my book is a win! Packaging i loved the tiny nozzle applicator that lets you put just the smallest of drops under your eyes. far less waste of product and over use on the skin. for that reason i would defiantly buy it in this packaging.
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Let’s say I’m in my late 30’s I don’t have many lines but my skin is very dry. I love to use this eye cream as more of a moisturiser for my eye area not sure how it would stand up as a stand alone eye cream for older skin, but saying that if I was younger it would be more beneficial in that department. Sinks in well. No strong scent bonus. Love the tub so easy to use I don’t have puffy eyes so can’t comment on that part or dark circles. Love the idea of hyaluronic acid already being in the tub saves the added extra product so that’s a plus. So far no irritation.
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Best application

I have previously seen the cetaphil range at the chemist but I actually always thought it was only for people with dermatitis so I'm assuming they've maybe extended their line which is a great idea to be honest .I would have never picked it up usually but the cost point is very good and I guess I'm stuck in my usually face products. But I would 100% recommend this product The cream feels like any other eye cream would thick but not too heavy which makes you sweat in past experiences . It also has this little cute pointy applicator on the end so I actually don't have to put it on my finger than my eye I can just like paint under an around my eye . I currently don't have an eye cream but this would be the one I buy when this runs out
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A pleasure to use.

I’m somebody who will normally just chuck some concealer under my eyes and on blemishes on those days I’m just taking the kids to school etc. Recently and since using this little beauty, I’ve paused and found myself not having to pop concealer on my bags at all. I’ve been left with hydrated and brightened areas under my eyes that are no longer obviously annoying to me. Best of all, due to the suitability for my sensitive skin and my reduction in the use of makeup, I find that I don’t spend evenings with horribly itchy and uncomfortable eyes interrupting my sleep.
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Refreshing eye serum

I liked this product. I have sensitive eyes and often strong perfumes or chemicals make it hard for me to use such products as they result in watery eyes or rashes. This refreshing eye serum left a tingle feeling on the skin which quickly dissipated. I found my eyes looked less tired and the skin looked fresher and healthier. I used this product for two weeks straight and noticed a positive difference. I am going to continue to use it in the coming weeks. The Cetaphil refreshing eye serum is in a small cpact tube which is easy for storage and great to pack if travelling. The colours used and pleasing and overall the size and shape are excellent. I would definitely buy this product again
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Impressed. Eye area looks more rested and plump

Me, I'm always on the lookout for products that can help me take care of the delicate skin around my eyes. That's why I was so excited to try Cetaphil® Optimal Hydration Refreshing Eye Serum. This product promises to intensely hydrate the under-eye area up to 48 hours, for a refreshing wake-up effect. I was eager to see if it could live up to its claims. After using the serum for a few weeks, I can say that I'm very impressed. The eye area does look more rested and the appearance of fine lines is softened. Additionally, the eye area stays optimally hydrated and dark circles and puffiness are visibly reduced. radiant, healthy-looking skin. If you're looking for an eye serum that delivers on its promises, I would highly recommend Cetaphil® Optimal Hydration Refreshing Eye Serum.
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Very gentle on the skin and a ittle bit of product went a long way and left my skin feeling hydrated and soft. I have very sensitive skin and had no issues using this product. There is no fragrence which is great and it was non-greasy. Noticed a difference with reduction in puffy eyes. I was using high end products costing $150+ per month and my skin has never looked better since using cetaphil. Absolutely loved the application of this product, it made it so easy to use and small enough to put in the handbag and take with you.
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Basic eye serum

The cetaphil optimal hydration refreshing eye serum is unfortunately a pass for me. It’s lightweight and un scented which I like. It claims to instantly hydrate the under eye for up to 48hours and help reduce the signs of dark circles, puffiness and fine lines. In my opinion I honestly don’t think it did any of those things for me. I generally don’t go for a serum when it comes to eye products, more so a cream targeted for those specific concerns. If anything it did hydrate my eye area but that’s about it. Wouldn’t repurchase.
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Interesting packaging

Really interesting applicator on this eye serum, I wasn’t sure when I opened it but after using it I’m actually surprised how nice it feels. The silicone tip allows you to dispense the product and then massage it in without extra product coming out. I’ve tried roller application so many times but too much product is always applied as you try to massage it in. The serum itself is nice, it’s light weight and easily absorbed. I haven’t been using it that long so I haven’t seen any affects other than moisturising. I will be going back to my more active eye creams once finished to keep on top of the dark circles and fine lines.
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A brightening, hydrating eye serum

I used Cetaphil® Optimal Hydration Refreshing Eye Serum twice a day, morning and night as directed on my sensitive eye area. I did not experience any redness or irritation. I found the serum's consistency to be light and easy to use. I did need to wait a few minutes for it to fully absorb until I could properly apply my eye makeup, however I need to do this with most of my eye and face products also. The skin around my definitely feels hydrated, a little brighter and the area less puffy. I'm looking forward to continuing to use this product to see longer term results.
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Great eye cream for puffy eyes

Loved this product. I normally use the other Cetaphil eye serum but this one is better in making my eyes less puffy and felt like my skin around the eyes is softer. Will definitely consider switching over once both run out. I always buy my Cetaphil products on sale so I hope they will include this range frequently. I used it at night before bed and in mornings under make up and it didn’t affect my make up. The bottle is very practical to use and the product is dispensed so you cannot squeeze too much like some bottles are designed. Will definitely purchase again, thank you Beautycrew for allowing me to trial this range. Loved it.
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I started using the optimal hydration refreshing eye serum and found it to be really nourishing and moisturizing but a little unnecessary when using in conjunction with the Optimal Hydration Daily Cream and the serum. I personally preferred to use the daily serum all over my face and around my eyes and it felt a little more hydrating with the Daily cream than the eye serum. However, if I didn't have the Daily serum then this eye serum i would certainly continue to use it. It has a lovely light and creamy texture that glides onto the skin nice and smoothly, and you really do only need a small amount. This cream has a pleasant fragrance without being too heavy.
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What can I say but wow. This product is next level amazing. I suffer from dark circles under my eyes on a daily basis and after a week of using this eye serum, they are barely noticeable. It is silky soft and lightweight around the eyes without feeling sticky or oily. I love that it had no nasty fragrance and did not irritate my overly sensitive eyes. Of all the eye serums I have used over the years, this is my new favourite and will form part of my regular nightly skincare routine. I was pleasantly surprised at just how much I loved using this prosuct
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Lightweight and hydrating

I have been using this product every morning for probably 3 weeks now, and I love how hydrating and refreshing it feels. CETAPHIL Hydrating Eye Gel-Cream really does hydrate the skin around the eyes and they say it is specifically designed to brighten and smooth the under-eye area for a well rested appearance and it certainly does just that. Considering i suffer insomnia i certainly do have those puffy eyes and dark circles and i have found CETAPHIL has definitely reduced the puffiness though i have not noticed a difference in the dark circles as yet. The tube is small and compact with the perfect size applicator. This eye cream is quite light in texture and an off-white colour, more like a lotion than a “cream” consistency because it is not very thick. You only need a small bit under each eye as it spreads easily and absorbs quickly too. So Lightweight and hydrating! This serum makes my skin feel amazing! I would definitely consider using this in my skin care routine! A little goes a long way also.
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Leaves eye area feeling fresh

This eye cream leaves quite a fresh feeling around the sensitive eye area without being heavy. Like a cup of coffee for your eyes. Good if you’re looking for a lightweight eye cream to keep the area hydrated and don’t want to spend too much. Really like that it’s fragrance free too. Helps with puffiness and dark circles. Contains good ingredients too including hyaluronic acid, vitamin B5, vitamin E and jojoba which helps with hydration. But if what you’re after is more of a wrinkle minimisation eye cream then would suggest to look for a different product.
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Loved it!

I was so excited to try this new range from Cetaphil, as I have dry and sensitive skin, and have always used Cetaphil wash and body lotions. Also- I find it really hard to find gentle, non irritating eye creams! This did not disappoint. I love the packaging as it’s air and light tight, with a small tube opening to disperse the right amount of product. I was able to use this twice a day with no irritation or watery eyes which is so rare for me to find. I did feel like my eye area was more hydrated and that puffiness in the area had decreased too.
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Okay, not certain on it just yet

I'm still trying to work out how I feel about this product. My under eye area is very sensitive to products and I'm not sure if this had much of an impact or noticeable improvement on my skin. I used nightly for 3 weeks but didn't necessarily notice any improvement in my under eye area tone, texture or circles. Maybe I just need to use it for longer?? I'll continue on with using it in the hope I start to notice a difference. It wasn't as hydrating under the eye as I was hoping it would be. I do have very fair skin which shows dark circles quite easily so I was hoping this might be able to help with that. I'll keep trying it to see if I just need to use it on a longer term basis.