Garnier Skin Renew Anti-Puff Eye Roller's metal roller-ball applicator has a cooling, soothing effect on tired and puffy eyes. Whether it can reduce puffiness is unknown, and reviewers have mixed opinions. Several say it does nothing for their puffy eyes or dark circles. Experts say you may have better luck with Estee Lauder Idealist Cooling Eye Illuminator (*Est. $60 for 0.5 oz.) , which has a ceramic tip that stays cool at all times.
Massaging applicator. Professional reviewers give Garnier Skin Renew Anti-Puff Eye Roller a thumbs-up for its innovative applicator and active ingredients. They say the massaging action reduces swelling while the caffeine may help drain excess fluid. Beauty expert and author Paula Begoun is skeptical, saying no solid research backs up these claims. Users at MakeupAlley.com and Amazon.com post mixed opinions, with roughly equal numbers saying the gel provides instant results or does nothing for puffy eyes or dark circles. However, Begoun calls the Eye Roller a good moisturizer for all skin types, and says its light-reflecting particles may help camouflage both dark circles and puffy eyes. The result is merely cosmetic, though.
Soothing to tired eyes. Reviewers say Garnier's metal ball applicator glides effortlessly across the skin so users can avoid any tugging that sometimes occurs when applying an eye cream. Users like the roller-ball applicator for its cooling effect, saying it soothes tired eyes. Garnier Skin Renew Anti-Puff Eye Roller is fragrance-free.
Review Credibility: Excellent Begoun says the best part of this eye cream is the metal roller-ball applicator that glides along the curvature of the eye with ease. However, she insists there's no solid research to back up anti-puff claims.
Review: Skin Renew Anti-Puff Eye Roller, Paula Begoun, Jan. 7, 2013
Review Credibility: Very Good Allure magazine chooses Garnier Skin Renew Anti-Puff Eye Roller as the best de-puffing eye cream for its 2012 annual beauty awards. Editors praise the formula for instantly moisturizing and increasing circulation to the skin. The formula also won a Best of Beauty award in 2009.
Review: Best of Beauty: Skin Care, Theresa O'Rourke, October 2012
Review Credibility: Good More than 340 reviewers at MakeupAlley.com give Garnier's Anti-Puff Eye Roller an overall rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. Some users claim that it works as advertised, while others say it does nothing for them. Most love the cooling effect of the roller-ball applicator.
Review: Treatments (Eye) - Garnier - Skin Renew Anti-Puff Eye Roller, Contributors to MakeupAlley.com, As of March 2013
Review Credibility: Good About 75 users at Amazon.com give the Garnier Skin Renew Anti-Puff Eye Roller 2.9 out of 5 stars. Some claim to see instant de-puffing results, but nearly as many say the formula does nothing for their puffy eyes and dark circles. Several praise the roller-ball applicator.
Review: Garnier Skin Renew Anti-Puff Eye Roller, Contributors to Amazon.com, As of March 2013