Review – Kiehl’s Eye Alert


Recently, I have managed to obtain a 5ml sampling size of Kiehl’s Eye Alert when I was doing some window shopping. What tempted me to try this product is the claim – ‘Energy Booster to Combat Puffiness and Dark Circles’ on the packaging.

Although I have only slight dark eye circles and puffiness, I’m still curious to see if this eye gel can actually reduce or eliminate them.

Product claims

Our ultimate solution for eye-area fatigue after a long flight or a long night, our formula is made with cooling Cucumber and Alfalfa Extracts to energize and hydrate the thinner skin of the eye area. Its potent blend of Vitamin E and Caffeine fights fatigue as it helps combat dark circles and puffiness. With regular use, skin appears strengthened and the look of fine dehydration lines is reduced.


Kiehl’s Eye Alert contains harmful ingredients like alcohol denatured (the third ingredient on the list) and benzyl alcohol.

Most of the ingredients are mainly film-forming agent and silicone.

It contains potentially beneficial ingredients like alfalfa extract, tocopherol, cucumber fruit extract, soybean oil and apricot kernel oil but sadly they don’t serve much purpose due to their minuscule amounts.

Although caffeine is claimed to help reduce puffiness, but there is no research of its benefit as of now.


Kiehl’s Eye Alert lists alcohol as the third ingredient, it not only dry up and irritate the skin but also cause cell death and free-radical damage and it is definitely a NO-NO for the delicate eye areas.

That is why after every application, my eye areas always feel very dry.

I don’t like the texture of this eye gel. It feels waxy and lumpy. It makes me wondering if this product an eye moisturizer or a serum? It just feel neither or.

And also, all of the potentially helpful, intriguing ingredients are listed after the preservative, so it has lost all the effectiveness of this eye gel. Is as good as nothing!

After 3 weeks of day and night application, the results are disappointing! There is no improvement on dark eye circles, fine lines, puffiness or whatsoever. And there is no result on hydration too. So the ‘Energy Booster to Combat Puffiness and Dark Circles’ is just another over-inflated claim.

If you are thinking of trying this product, my advise is AVOID IT AT ALL COSTS & STOP WASTING YOUR MONEY!


Will I buy it? No way!!


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4 Comments on "Review – Kiehl’s Eye Alert"

  1. Esther says:

    By any chance have you tried Kiehl’s Line reducing eye brightening concentrate? My friend has been using it for ages and swears by it ‘cos it minimises her dark circles and eye bags.

  2. Shirleen says:

    Hi Esther,

    No, never try before. I shall check it out. :-)

  3. Esther says:

    Thanks! looking forward to your evaluation.

  4. Shirleen says:

    HI Esther,

    Oh dear, I’m getting old! I have forgotten that I’ve actually tested the Eye Brightening Concentrate earlier. Here’s the link on my review :

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