HI-REVIEW: Klairs Fundamental Eye Awakening Gel

by Kate Garside

Kia Ora Beauties! As the seasons shift i’ve noticed changes in my skin especially around my eyes (hello super dark circles 😩). For the last month I've been trying out the Klairs Fundamental Eye Awakening Gel, and seriously, this gel is a must-have!

Price: $38

Quantity: 35ml

How To Use:

  1. Apply toner after cleansing.
  2. At your essence step, pump the Eye Awakening Gel 1/2 time and spread around your eyes, dabbing gently to help them absorb.
  3. Finish your routine with a moisturiser.

This gel claims to “hydrate the eye area, brighten the appearance of dark eye circles, revive tired-looking eyes and be suitable for sensitive skin”. That seems like a lot of claims to make, but the Fundamental Eye Awakening Gel is backed up by its amazing ingredients.

This gel contains super high amounts of glycerin (hello hydration!) and antioxidant-rich tea extracts, to help brighten and smooth out the eye area. Paired with these super-ingredients are a whole heap of natural leaf and fruit extracts (seriously, go look at the ingredients, they’re full of natural goodness!). And if that wasn’t enough, it also contains Copper Peptides - which are like the less-irritating cousin of Retinol. Copper Peptides help accelerate the cellular regeneration process which in turn helps to combat fine lines, wrinkles and also restore elasticity. 


Personal Experience

Honestly, I’m obsessed with this gel. I’ve tried so many eye creams in the past and they’re usually too greasy and sticky and just don’t really do anything. One of the reasons I like this gel so much is that instead of being a thick creamy formula (like most eye products) it’s super thin and light, almost like more of a serum than a gel. It’s really easy to apply and you only need about half a pump to cover both eye areas. It also dries completely matte which, as an oily-skin gal, I love!

I’ve been using this both morning and night, and I've noticed a big difference in how this helps to reduce my dark circles on the days that I use it versus the days I forget. It’s super hydrating and refreshingly cooling which I found also helped reduce puffiness around my eyes in the morning. Pro-tip: you could store it in the fridge for an extra boost of cooling de-puffing goodness! I also love how it’s sensitive skin friendly as my eyes can get quite irritated by products, but I've had absolutely no issues or irritations with this gel.

Another thing I love is the texture of this product. I have normal to oily skin and the thickness and consistency of this gel is perfect for my skin type! It’s ridiculously hydrating without any of the oiliness. I also feel like this would be awesome for those with dry skin as you could use this as a sort of “eye-cream primer” giving you a super hydrating base layer for thicker eye creams.

Overall the Fundamental Eye Awakening Gel is an absolute must-have in my opinion. I’m so obsessed with it I've actually started using it as a serum for my entire face and seriously my skin is glowing! Not only does this gel live up to its claims, it also comes in a good sized 35ml bottle, meaning this gel will last you forever. AND it’s vegan, which I absolutely love.

This eye gel has got me completely hooked on the Klairs “Fundamental” line and I can’t wait to try the other products in the collection! 🤍

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