After years of trying eye creams from multiple skincare brands, I’d given up on the hope that I could find one which actually delivered the benefits it promised. In fact, I honestly began to believe that eye cream was a marketing ploy from skincare and beauty companies designed to solely generate financial profits. Yet it was an unplanned purchase whilst I was on holidays in London which completely changed my mind – this article is a review of the Chanel Sublimage Ultimate Revitalization Eye Cream and why it has now become a permanent fixture in my skincare routine.
Over the course of a couple of days in June the skin under my eyes became severely irritated and dehydrated. Just prior to long-haul flights from Australia to Europe, I’d recently begun using a Vitamin A eye cream… whether it was a combination of the flights (which always dry out my skin) and this eye product, or whether I had inadvertently used my normal Retinol A skin serum up towards the eye area, the result was that my under-eye skin looked and felt damaged. I do have a sensitive skin type however something was visibly not right. My under-eye skin was peeling, and it had an overall crepey and thin texture. My normal moisturizer wasn’t going to be able to provide the intense hydration required so I decided I needed to purchase an eye cream whilst I was in London.
It was whilst walking around Harrods for the first time that I found myself walking over to the Chanel beauty & makeup concession. Chanel is one of my preferred brands when it comes to footwear and accessories, but I’ve never tried out their skincare range before. I was looking at the different skincare lines and after a quick check online and discussion with the sales assistant, I decided the Sublimage eye cream might be able to help me out.
Exceptional eye care claims by Chanel
Chanel describes their Sublimage eye cream as:
“An exceptional eye care that reveals the sublime power of the eyes. A cream texture with precious Éphémères of Planifolia, molecules with ultimate revitalising power, and a massage tool with draining and decongestant action. Immediately, the eye contour appears rested and radiant. After one month, smoother and more even. The eyes appear more open and regain their sublime power of expression.
For an immediate boost in radiance, use SUBLIMAGE La Crème Yeux as a mask.”
What does it promise to do?
According to Chanel’s website, the brand notes:
With 12 combined actions, SUBLIMAGE La Crème Yeux intensely revitalises the eye contour, which is essential to express emotions.
• Full of vitality and intensely moisturised, the eye contour appears radiant and healthy.
• Stronger, the skin is visibly smoother and tighter. The eye contour is noticeably lifted, eyes are opened.
• Rested, eyes are illuminated, while dark circles and puffiness appear faded. More even-toned, the eye contour reveals its own natural perfection.
After the first application, the eye contour looks rested and radiant. After one month, eyes appear to regain their power of expression.
What was my experience using this eye cream?
Immediately upon applying Chanel’s eye cream from their anti-ageing “Sublimage” range, the skin underneath my eyes felt noticeably calmed and hydrated. I used this morning and night (and used the recommended massaging technique with the Chanel spatula) and saw a visible improvement within a matter of days. After two weeks I was changing my opinion as to whether an eye cream could actually deliver tangible benefits.
A month later after returning home to Australia, I’d firmly decided that Chanel’s Sublimage Eye Cream was going to become a regular product in my skincare routine. I noticed that my under-eye skin had transformed. It looked brighter and there was a reduction in the depth and length of my under-eye wrinkles. I also felt like my skin was almost thicker although this may just be because it was no longer dehydrated.
How long does this product last?
This is going to depend upon how much product you personally like to apply. I will share that in the first few weeks of using the Sublimage eye cream, I was applying the product quite generously twice a day to help hydrate and repair the damage under my eyes. My first jar lasted 2 months and the second jar lasted 2.5 months. I do use this morning and night and some days I admittedly use a bit more than necessary. The sales assistant mentioned a jar lasted her around 5 months – this is obviously possible given limited use, possibly once a day. I feel I could extend the use out to 3 months for me personally if I paid a little more attention to the amount of product I apply.
Chanel is a luxury designer brand and obviously their luxe aesthetic extends down to the finest details, including the packaging. Their eye cream is contained within a glass container and is accompanied with a product spatula which doubles as an applicator and under-eye area massage tool. Upon first opening the gold coloured box, there’s a guide booklet included which demonstrates the under-eye massage technique recommended by Chanel. Additionally, the eye cream product is sealed to retain its efficacy.
My overall thoughts on Chanel Sublimage Eye Cream
After regular twice daily use of this product for over 4 months, I can honestly share that my under-eye area has never felt or looked this good. It also works really well under makeup too, as long as you don’t go overboard with the amount of product you’re applying! And even though this is the most expensive product in my skincare routine – at $285 AUD for a 15g jar, it’s a product I don’t feel I want to discontinue using as the benefits it consistently delivers are so visible to me. I’d wholeheartedly recommend this eye cream to anyone who is looking for a product which brightens and delivers intense hydration to the under-eye area.
P.S – trialing the Sublimage La Crème moisturizer
I received a small sample of the Sublimage La Crème texture fine moisturizer with the eye cream purchase and was also very impressed with the benefits it imparted to my skin. The sample size provided enough product for me to use in the evening for just over a week and a half. I noticed my skin felt smoother & brighter, plus my pore size also seemed to be reduced as well. I had a sensitive dry patch on one of my cheeks that was taking a while to heal after a skin treatment and this moisturizer sped up the healing process as soon as I started using it, which was amazing to see.
This has been the best moisturizer I’ve ever used (and I’ve tried a range of different ones from pharmacy to high-end brands, including the famed La Mer moisturizer) in terms of how it felt and the benefits I experienced in such a short timeframe. The downside is it’s too steep a price for me to feel comfortable using regularly, at $535 AUD for a 50g jar. It would be a lovely gift for that special person in your life and it’s something I might purchase in the future as a one-off treat for myself.
I hope this review of Chanel’s Sublimage Eye Cream has helped you in case you’re considering purchasing it. If you have any questions, then feel free to ask me in the comments below!