REVIEW: Kicho Phyto Natural Enriched Eye Cream

Ever since I've noticed more fine lines popping up around my eyes, I've been really keen about wearing eye cream every night. One of my favorites has been the Mizon Returning Starfish Eye Cream, which has sadly been discontinued so I've been tasked with finding the perfect replacement.

I've searched high and low for an eye cream that's plumping and highly moisturizing, but couldn't find one that did it all until now. Enter the Kicho Phyto Natural Enriched Eye Cream, which BNT News sent me to test out and boy, this one was a keeper!






KICHO PHYTO NATURAL ENRICHED EYE CREAM


The phyto gemmule extract and 7 patented natural ingredients prevent future wrinkles and care existing wrinkles. An ultra-moisturizing cream that visibly improves the appearance of all types of eye-area wrinkles. Phyto formula thoroughly and comfortably soothes and tones with deep moisturizing effects.



INGREDIENTS: Water, Dipropylene Glycol, Glycerin, Glycereth-26, Cyclopentasiloxane, Hydrogenated Poly(C6-14 Olefin), Dimethicone, Phytosteryl/Behenyl/Octyldodecyl Lauroyl Glutamate, Hydrogenated Polydecene, Glycosyl Trehalose, Butylene Glycol, Niacinamide,Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Behenyl Alcohol, Hydrogenated Starch Hydrolysate, Glyceryl Stearate,Peg-100 Stearate, 1,2-Hexanediol, Betaine, Vegetable Oil, Polysorbate 20, Phellinus Linteus Extract,Arctium Lappa Root Extract, Piper Methysticum Leaf/Root/Stem Extract, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Pueraria Thunbergiana Root Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Paeonia Lactiflora Root Extract, Cnidium Officinale Root Extract, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Seed Extract, Pisum Sativum (Pea) Extract, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Phytoplacenta Extract, Phaseolus Vulgaris (Kidney Bean) Seed Extract, Origanum Vulgare Leaf Extract, Canavalia Gladiata Seed Extract, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Seed Extract, Chamaecyparis Obtusa Leaf Extract, Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Extract, Ginkgo Biloba Leaf Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Camellia Japonica Leaf Extract, Eruca Sativa Leaf Extract, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Sprout Extract, Brassica Oleracea Italica (Broccoli) Sprout Extract, Medicago Sativa (Alfalfa) Leaf Extract, Lactobacillus/Soybean Ferment Extract, Cinnamomum Cassia Bark Extract, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, Soluble Collagen, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Oil, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Sodium Hyaluronate, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil, Cedrus Atlantica Bark Oil, Cananga Odorata Flower Oil, Cymbopogon Nardus (Citronella) Oil, Illicium Verum (Anise) Fruit/Seed Oil, Eugenia Caryophyllus (Clove) Leaf Oil, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Oil, Jasminum Officinale (Jasmine) Oil, Santalum Album (Sandalwood) Oil, Ferula Galbaniflua (Galbanum) Resin Oil, Rose Flower Oil, C12-13 Pareth-23, Divinyldimethicone/Dimethicone Copolymer, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Sodium Polyacrylate, Trideceth-6, Peg/Ppg-18/18 Dimethicone, C12-13 Pareth-3, Bisabolol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Tocopheryl Acetate, Polyquaternium-51, Adenosine Extract, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Sucrose Distearate, Panthenol, Ceramide 3, Xanthan Gum, Caramel, Folic Acid, Propylene Glycol, Cholesterol, Raffinose, Acacia Senegal Gum, Tromethamine, Palmitoyl Pentapeptide-4, Phenoxyethanol, Yellow 5

PRODUCT WEIGHT: 20ml
RETAIL PRICE: $62



The Phyto Enriched Eye Cream comes encased in a frosted white jar with a twist off cap. It's made out of plastic (I think), but it feels a lot like a substitute for glass since it's a bit weighted. Like most of Kicho's products, its appearance is very simple and minimalistic, which fits with their "natural beauty" stance.


Included in the product box is a clear plastic spatula that's meant to scoop out the cream and keep the rest of the product in the jar as sanitary and bacteria free as can be. In general, I highly recommend using spatulas with jar-type products, and to keep your fingers out of there! Germs spread easily and it's better to be safe with your products.


I also want to note that not only is both Korean and English descriptions and directions written on the outside of the box packaging, but there is also more details and English ingredients printed on the INSIDE of the box too.


Now on to the good stuff... the formula! The eye cream contains soy phyto placenta water extracts, which is supposed to have a brightening and anti-wrinkle effect and visibly improve wrinkles/fine lines. It has a unique solid formula that's not quite a balm and also not quite a cream. Personally, I'd say it's a hybrid of the two - sort of like a pressed solid cream. Similar to some pressed serums in the market, this type of pressed eye cream is solid at first, but once it is warmed up/applied to the skin, it melts into a ultra moisturizing veil. It also has a yellow hue to it that makes it look like a tiny jar of butter, but hey, I don't mind! ;)


A little truly goes a long way with this product, and you only need the teeniest tiniest dab of cream. Once it melts on contact, it sinks right into the skin creating a silky soft texture that's not sticky. The amount below is for illustration purposes, but I really use like 1/5th of that!


Immediately upon application, I notice that my under-eye area appears more supple thanks to the major boost in hydration. The cream makes my fine lines slightly less apparent because of its silky texture that softens up the skin, but still they are noticeable, however when I wake up in the morning is when the results are the best - my fine lines are plumped up making my skin look more youthful and less tired and droopy. I can't speak on the long-term effects of this product yet though, since skincare (especially anti-aging products) take months to notice a change, but the day-to-day visible progress and soothing formula is enough for me to love this!






FINAL THOUGHTS

I love the Phyto Natural Enriched Eye Cream A LOT because I can actually notice changes in the appearance of my fine lines the next morning after consistent daily use, BUT I also know the insane price point. The eye cream weighs 20ml and is priced at $62, which I know is very steep for the amount of product you get. But for me, the quality is there and the results were ones that I could notice. I only use the teeniest dab of eye cream a day, and 10ml jars usually last me about half a year, so 20ml would easily last me a year or longer. 

Personally, this product is worth it for me and I do recommend trying it out if you're on the market for a new eye cream that helps with wrinkles and fine lines! :) 





WHERE TO BUY?

The Kicho Phyto Natural Enriched Eye Cream (20ml) retails for $62 and is available on Amazon, HERE!


Thank you to BNT News for sending this product over for reviewing purposes. Check out BNT News for the latest news and trends!



Disclaimer: This product was sent to me for reviewing purposes however that has no effect on the review itself. All reviews are my own 100% honest opinions.

3 comments

  1. I looooooove Kicho - their Camellia Sleeping Pack and the Ultra Moisturizing Sun Cream are amazing! That eye cream looks intriguing, though a bit pricy, sigh. Doesn't Kicho just make the most gorgeously minimalist packaging?!

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    1. Yes, Kicho is one of my favorite skincare brands and they're so aesthetically pleasing! :D And sadly, I totally agree - if only this was more affordable, but it's such a good product.

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