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Meet the Eye Balm Making "Remarkable Changes" on Dark Circles and Fine Lines

It also acts as a primer for smooth concealer applications.
Maya Gandara
Sep 07, 2021 @ 4:22 pm

This story originally appeared on InStyle.com.

Despite writing about skincare for a living, I don't believe a regimen with dozens of steps is the only way to beautiful skin—all you need is consistent applications of the right formulas. In fact, I'm a huge fan of single products with multiple purposes; not only do they cut back on time and clutter, but they also save you money. That's why the Kjaer Weis Eye Balm, a treatment that could be categorized as both skincare and makeup, instantly stood out to me. 

The unique formulation acts as an eye treatment, a makeup primer, and a lip balm. While it's mostly credited for its anti-aging transformations around the delicate eye area—it minimizes fine lines and wrinkles while lifting and firming sagging skin with every swipe—it also sets the stage for smoother concealer applications, and even hydrates and nourishes lines on the lips. 

Organic, ophthalmologist-tested ingredients are to thank for such results: Kjaer Weis' signature dioscorea batatas for brightening dark circles, beeswax for softening dry patches, and a blend of rosehip seed oil, almond oil, and sunflower seed oil that bring vitamins, antioxidants, and fatty acids to the skin. Last but not least, hyaluronic acid gives tired eyes new life by plumping and hydrating away dullness. 

Kjaer Weis Eye Balm
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Shop it! $65, kjaerweis.com

According to founder Kirsten Kjaer Weis, "This ultra-hydrating eye balm is as much a part of your makeup routine as it is your skincare routine. It glides on like silk, softens fine lines and makes concealer and foundation go on flawlessly."

And reviewers certainly agree; "This balm is magic! I stopped wearing eyeliner because it would always run under my eyes and I would look like I had been crying for hours," wrote one person. "Nothing worked. I decided to try the balm. On a wine tour in 90 degree humid heat my eyes stayed perfect. I had laughed so hard a few times I was tearing up and thought I must look like a mess, but it kept everything in place."

Another shopper leans on the eye balm year-round: "The salvation for my eye(s)! This winter has taken a toll on my under eye area: super dry, and despite using rich eye creams, nothing was working. Until, this incredible eye balm. It is amazing under concealer, prepping it as a base for a perfectly seamless look. I even use it to highlight my cheekbones."

Even more users have seen "remarkable changes" on additional concerns, from dark circles to pesky wrinkles. More impressively, one reviewer says the buttery smooth texture glides on and sinks in immediately, leaving their skin feeling like it had a "spa treatment" with every application. 

The multipurpose Kjaer Weis Eye Balm is available on the brands website for $65, alongside its equally-worthy luxurious facial oil.