Friday, June 13, 2014

Ole Henriksen Ultimate Lift Eye Gel + Giveaway


Currently in my rotation for eye care is the new reformulated Ole Henriksen Ultimate Lift Eye Gel ($42 for 1 fl oz/30 ml) for night. It's a clear aqua blue gel designed for night time treatment. This is Ole Henriksen's new version that just launched this month. The beauty team at Ole Henriksen kindly sent me a sample to try and I've been extremely pleased with the results.

For some background on my current eye situation: I'm in my early thirties and I don't have eye wrinkles yet, nor do I have discoloration or creases around the edges. My under eye area has slight texture issues and is extremely prone to puffiness. I have increased sensitivity eyes around the outer corners and the eyes get irritated every once in a while subject to weather changes. My main concerns for eyes are de-puffing treatments and prevention.


I've been testing a few eye creams and gels (more on the others soon) and so far have been really pleased with this new formulation of the Ole Henriksen Ultimate Lift Eye Gel. It's a night eye treatment designed to improve firmness and give the eyes a lifted look. This version has 30% more peptides and 600% more botanicals. It has cucumber for a de-puffing and cooling effect. The texture is a slightly thick gel. It has a slightly sticky and tacky feel once applied so once you have it on, I don't recommend touching or rubbing the eye area.

It took me a while to get used to the sticky texture since it's not something I'm typically used to, but I found that I actually prefer this for night. It adheres well to the skin which means it stays put. Many eye treatments have a super emollient texture which is good for the hydration and feel, but for me I find it often feels like it's sliding off as soon as my head hits the pillow. The tacky texture of the gel helps this stick to the skin well. I've been testing the new gel versus the old version for over a month now. I definitely like the feel of the new one better, it has a nicer feel on the skin noticed improvement in my eye area with significantly reduced puffiness.

The application is pretty straight forward. Apply under the eye in an upwards motion extending towards the temples. A little goes a long way but I like to apply generously.


In the mornings right after I wake up (before I cleanse the skin) the area under and around the eyes absorb the product completely and eyes look more hydrated. I've applied this as instructed on the actual product, under the eye and upward extending slightly past the temples. Doing this has hydrated the skin making the skin less tight in the mornings. I haven't noticed any lifting but there isn't really anything under my eye area that needs lifting. I really like this for the help it gives me with de-puffing.


Application and ingredients:



The new reformulated Ultimate Lift Eye Gel comes in several different sizes and options right now at Ole Henriksen. They have the Full-Sized 1 oz jar ($42), Roll-On .5 oz ($28) and an Ultimate Eye Lift Kit with both ($35).

The Ole Henriksen team was kind enough to send me one extra of the full-size for me to giveaway to one lucky US reader. The giveaway is eligible for US residents only, ages 18+. Entries will be collected through June 22, 2014. There are up to four ways you can enter to win. One winner will be selected at random via the Rafflecopter widget the week following June 22nd and contacted by me via e-mail. Please refer to terms and conditions within the widget to see how to enter.

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This product was provided courtesy of Ole Henriksen for review along with an extra for a giveaway to US readers of The Beauty Look Book. For more information refer to my disclosures.

89 comments:

  1. I'm currently trying out the Fresh Black Tea and Noni eye cream. It's only been a few days so I have yet to see much of a difference. Would love to win this!

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  2. I'm in my early thirties too and I'm exploring more eye creams -- great giveaway!

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  3. I've been using Aveeno Positively Ageless lifting & eye firming eye cream at night and Garnier Ultra-Lift anti-wrinkle firming eye cream for day use. I would love to try this Ole Henricksen product.

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  4. I don't currently have an eye treatment regime... guess I should start that!

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  5. I don't have a current eye treatment routine!

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  6. I don't actually have a current eye routine, but I've been doing some research to get myself started!

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  7. Sabrina I want your Gucci sunglasses. Will you be giving them away anytime soon? lol Just kidding! But seriously do you happen to know of any similar ones at about half the price?

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  8. I don't currently have an eye care regimen!

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  9. I'm on the search for my perfect eye cream.

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  10. Currently i am using insta natural eye gel, for my puffy eyes!

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  11. Really interesting about the texture. I have been looking for an eye treatment recently - mine is about to run out - and this one sounds incredible!

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  12. I use Jeffrey James Botanicals Eye Creme

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  13. Kiehls midnight recovery eye - the best!!!!

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  14. I am currently using Caudalie's Pulpee Vitaminee- which I believe has been reformulated/replaced. Thanks for the giveaway :)

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  15. It really sounds like a good option for eye cream! I've been looking for the right one for ages and am now trying kiehls..we'll see.would love to try it!

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  16. I'm currently loving the Estée Lauder advanced repair eye cream!!

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  17. I use First Aid Beauty Eye Creams!

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  18. Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Eye.

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  19. I don't have an eye treatment regimen. I'm beginning to see puffiness and some crepiness on eyelid skin, right side worse than left?? I have very sensitive skin, can't use retinol, etc., so I really do not know how to address this problem other than the traditional eye lift when the time is right?? This sounds very interesting.

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  20. I think idea of a gel for night. I'm interested in trying it. I don't need lifting yet, and any morning puffiness usually goes away on its own quickly, but I definitely need the hydrating, especially when I travel.

    On a totally separate note, I recently bought both the Chanel Beiges compact and Volume mascara, both because of your reviews and I love them!!! I can't believe how amazing the Beiges formula is Two days after I bought it I had my cousin totally sold on it as well. Keep the great product reviews coming!

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  21. Currently I'm trying a sample of Lancome's new French Lift eye cream. It hydrates nicely, but I haven't been using it long enough to comment on firming or wrinkle reduction. My main concerns are hydration. I always trying new eye creams!

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  22. Curious about the texture of this. I've been using an eye cream sample from Clinique in the AM that is moisturizing, but that's about it and one from Algenist in the PM. My issues are dry skin and lines.

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  23. I recently started using some of the ole henrikson products agree good results from samples. This eye gel sounds great too.

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  24. I currently use Laura Mercier tone perfecting eye gel creme, but I'm looking for more options! I have smile lines and fine lines under my eyes.

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  25. I currently use Laura Mercier tone perfecting eye gel creme, but I'm always looking for more eye creams. I have fine lines under my eyes and smile lines at the sides.

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  26. I just started using kiehl's rosa arctica eye cream. I absolutely ♥ it!

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  27. I use an eye serum and an eye cream, actually this is something I love especially in summer because of the gel, would love to try the new formulation

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  28. This truly sounds amazing.
    I love gels because they do a great job depuffing bags.
    I will have to give this s whirl next time I'm at sephora.
    TarteTanya

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  29. Right now I'm using La Prairie's caviar serum and Boscia eye treatment, but I'm also using Ole Henricksen sheer transformation as a night cream and loving it!

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  30. I used the old formulation and liked how cooling it felt. I know I should be using something but, am always concerned about products that are so thick they cause clogging or milia. I try to be gentle when removing makeup so that I'm not tugging at the skin around my eyes.

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  31. i don't currently have an eye care routine but this sounds great!

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  32. I am currently using roc's sensitive retinol eye cream

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  33. I am currently using Roc's sensitive retinol eye cream

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  34. I don't use anything currently except maybe a little vaseline or coconut oil

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  35. Currently using La Roche Posay Ystheal but would not mind trying something more gel like as a makeup base...Thanks for the giveaway!

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  36. Currently I use my paulas choice serum and gel on my under eyes whenever they feel tired or dry.

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  37. I have heard good things about this eye cream..thank you for the giveaway..

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  38. Currently only sparingly using Philosophy's eye cream, but sometimes feel it's contributing to my milia, so perhaps gel would be better for me.

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  39. I am currently using sunday riley, murad, dennis gross ferulic and retinol and origins gin-zing in the morning. I love eye creams!

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  40. Always wanted to try something from Ole Henriksen and unfortunately they are quite difficult to source in Australia. Can't wait till Sephora finally opens it's doors here!

    Ellen Rozalia | http://ellen-rozalia.blogspot.com.au/

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  41. Kiehl's Avocado eye cream!

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  42. I've been on the hunt for a great eye cream for a while now, and this one sounds great!

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  43. Recently I've tried both the C-Brighter eye cream from Tarte and the Dr. Weil eye cream from Origins, but the former stings my eyes terribly and the latter isn't quite hydrating enough, so I'm still on the hunt.

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  44. I have been using an orlane eye cream and samples of kiehls and chanel - kinda liking the kiehls

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  45. Been using an orlane eye cream and samples of kiehls and chanel kinda liking the kiehls alot

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  46. I am using Kinerase Eye Treatment C-Peptide -- does not seem to be good for my undereye bag though?

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  47. Would love to give this a try. I find that a lot of eye creams are a bit too rich and can cause minor breakouts if I use them on a regular basis.

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  48. I use the Caudalie SOS eye cream in the morning and the Pai eye cream at night. Both are nice but I haven't found my HG one yet.

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  49. I use Sephora depuffing roll-on gel morning and night currently. I'm looking for a new night cream. I just ran out of my last one (Bobbi Brown's extra eye balm).

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  50. I'm using Teamine now. It doesn't irritate like other creams have

    Karen

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  51. Currently using Embryolisse smoothng eye contour treatment

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  52. I only use an eye cream. Lately it's Philosophy Hope in a Tube. I have this Ole Henriksen one on my wish list. Thanks for the chance.

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  53. I've been using Oil of Olay Tone Correcting Eye Treatment but I'm dying to try something else!

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  54. I used Clinique all about eyes cream!

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  55. I have tried many an eye cream but none make me very happy. I love Ole's vitamin C range so I would think I would love to try this one!

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  56. I have used many a different eye cream but keep coming back to Olay Eye Renewal serum. It just works. I have loved the products I have tried from Ole's lines so probably would love trying this.

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  57. I've been using Neutrogena Intensified Eye Moisture.

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  58. Would love to try this. Love Ole products and always need a good eye gell. Thanks

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  59. I have a lot of eye creams and gels. I use them in the morning and at night. They vary greatly.

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  60. I just finished my daytime eye treatment (Vital C hydating eye recovery gel by Image Skincare), so am in need of something new :-)

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  61. I apply CeraVe Facial Moisturizing Lotion PM all over my face, including my eyes. I've had undereye puffiness ever since I was young, so as I get older and the bags become more pronounced, I plan on looking into Living Proof's Neotensil.

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  62. Eye creams/gels were the first skin care product I used, besides moisturizer. I have puffiness and dark circles issues, but no wrinkles either.

    I used to use Guerlain's Issima (they changed the name to Happylogy then discontinued it). I bought a French drugstore brand that was very cooling, and I liked that. So now I've switched to Dior's Hydra Life sorbet cream, and so far I'm really happy with it. I love the cooling effect, and it seems to do a good job "de-puffing" my eyes

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  63. This look very refreshing for the summer

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  64. I don't really have a treatment!

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  65. I am embarrassed to say I don't have one.

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  66. I've been using Strivectin eye concentrate but I don't notice a difference yet.

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  67. This product looks great! I also need something for under eye puffiness and am always on the lookout for something new and effective. I even struggle with a lot of puffiness above my upper lids too if I have cried the day before! It's no fun at all.

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  68. I also struggle with under eye puffiness (and sometimes in my upper lid/above eye as well) so I'm always on the lookout for a new and effective product to treat puffiness! Thanks for the review and recommendation!

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  69. Right now I don't really have one, unless you count the sample size of the Benefit stuff that came in one of their kits. But it's too greasy and thick for my liking. I'd rather have something lighter but still moisturizing.

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  70. I do not use anything on my eyes right now because I have not found anything I like. Thank you for the giveaway!!

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  71. I use marula oil

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  72. Right now, I'm just applying sweet almond oil on my eyes as a treatment.

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  73. I'm currently using 3Lab Ginseng Eye Cream. Havent tried Ole Henriksen's Eye Gel yet. I love the consistency of gel since it is really soothing once you put it in the fridge before applying. Thank you for this giveaway.

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  74. I'm currently using 3Lab Ginseng Eye Cream. Havent tried Ole Henriksen's Eye Gel yet. I love the consistency of gel since it is really soothing once you put it in the fridge before applying. Thank you for this giveaway.

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  75. I currently use Philosophy Miracle eye cream at night.

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  76. Im currently using eltaMD eyecream

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  77. I am currently using olay total effects tone correcting eye treatment.

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  78. I use a Mary Kay anti-aging eye gel

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  79. I'm currently using Burt's Bees Intense Hydration Eye Cream.

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  80. Right now I'm just putting Tarte's maracuja oil around my eyes at night, because I don't have an eye cream right now.

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  81. I use Clinique Eye Roller, then Dermalogica Total Eye, then Olay Total Effects 7-in-1 Anti-Aging Eye Cream

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  82. I haven't hit my 20's yet, so my main concern is dryness. I switch it up, but right now I'm using Origins Make A Difference +.

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  83. I'm still looking for a great eye care product!

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