Puff Puff...I'll pass. Exuviance DePuffing Eye Serum Review

Who likes puffy eyes? I'm sure absolutely nobody raised their hand on that one. I suffer from acute insomnia so puffy, tired eyes are something I struggle with a lot. I also have seasonal allergies, so I have allergy puffiness to deal with on top of that.
I've tried different kinds of creams and serums that are supposed to clear up puffiness around the eyes, but I've honestly never really had anything work towards dealing with the underlying cause of the issue. The only results I've ever gotten were temporary, instant results from serums that contain caffeine. I do like those results because they are instantly visible, but they do wear off after a few hours.

When I was given the chance to try Exuviance DePuffing Eye Serum, I was pretty excited for the opportunity. I've already added an Exuviance moisturizer to my skin care routine and trying another one of their products was an attractive idea. The fact that the DePuffing Eye Serum is supposed to address the causes of eye puffiness by targeting microcirculation and strengthens the skin to reduce the pooling that leads to puffiness and bags. It also contains caffeine, cucumber, and chamomile so that you get those instant benefits on top of the long-term benefits. I was a bit of a bad girl and kept pushing back the due date for this review so that I could see some of the extended benefits in action.

The applicator is really nice on this product. I like roller ball applicators for eye serums because they deposit the product smoothly and they don't pull at the delicate undereye area. I also like that they are cool to the touch so that they feel refreshing. This applicator has a triple micro-roller that massages and stimulates circulation while depositing the serum. I've never seen an applicator like this, and I really like it.

One thing that instantly caught my attention after the application is that this serum is not sticky at all. A lot of eye creams and serums are very tacky to the touch, which can be irritating. I got that great instant boost from the caffeine, so I could see right away that the short term benefits are there. The serum soaks in quickly and my eye area felt refreshed and no longer looked puffy and tired. I looked alert and sassy, ready to take on the day. Of course, like any caffeine-containing products, those short term effects are short lived. They wore off after a few hours, but it's the long-term effects that are the real fruit of this serum.

Exuviance DePuffing Eye Serum contains  Eyeliss™ and Actiflow® which target microcirculation and strengthen the fragile eye skin to reduce the pooling that causes puffiness and undereye bags. It also contains NeoGlucosamine® which helps to tone and firm the eyelid and undereye areas to reduce droopiness over time. Caffeine helps stimulate and invigorate the skin while chamomile, green tea, and cucumber refresh the eye area. The serum has been ophthalmologist tested, so you can be secure knowing that it isn't going to damage your eyes.
I've been using the serum twice daily, as per the instructions and I've already started noticing some of the extended benefits. The dark circles under my eyes have been reduced quite a bit and the area is quite a bit flatter than it was before. I have slightly hooded eyes, and I had never really realized how puffy the area right below my brow bone was until I had been using this for a few weeks and that puffiness subsided. The crease in my eyelid isn't nearly as deep looking now, and my eyes look less sunken. I really wasn't even aware of this before and was a bit surprised.

The only negative I've found is that the combo of the serum and my moisturizer didn't play too nicely with my primer and foundation. Everything kind of peeled off around my eye area. I just had to avoid using primer around my eyes and that solved the problem, so it was a very minor problem. This isn't the first time I've had a product not play nicely with primer, and I'm sure it won't be the last.

In all this is a really good eye serum. Exuviance is slowly taking over my skin care routine, and I'm not complaining about it one bit. I like products that work, and this one really works.

For more about Exuviance, check out my review of the Exuviance Age Less Everyday Moisturizer


  1. I really need this product. My eye puffiness has gotten noticeably worse in the last year.

  2. I never used to have issues with puffy eyes until I got into my 40s and now they are the bane of my existence! I will have to give this a try.

  3. Glad that this worked. I def can see some difference in your before and afters.

    1. That's not my before and afters, it's from the product website. I forgot to take before photos. Someday I hope to figure out what I'm doing around here. lol. Thanks for commenting!

  4. Wow...that before and after is amazing! I totally want to try it now. I've tried their products before and they rock!

  5. Puffy eyes irritate the crap out of me. I can feel them when they get puffy and it just drives me nuts. I could use this stuff, for real.

  6. I def can see a difference! Cool product!

  7. I need something to help with my puffy eyes! Is it only available on line for purchase?

  8. WOW that is a fantastic before and after. I can see clarity and a difference. Thanks for the recommendation!

  9. I like the rolling applicator! That would be so gentle on that tender eye area.

  10. I get puffy sometimes too. It's especially prevalent if I don't get the proper amount of rest.