Garnier Eye Roll On Pen Review

by Aarthi on July 17, 2010 · 48 comments

Garnier Light Eye Roll-On

Garnier Light Eye Roll-On is another Garnier product that I am totally in love with. Since I was a night owl during my school days I used stay awake the whole night during exams and eventually that resulted in dark circles. Though I didn’t mind it for a very long period of time, lately I realized that was a big minus and it was very obvious in my face as well. So I just picked this product randomly to try it out. I have this with me for couple of years and I am very much satisfied with its effect on my dark circles.
Garnier Light Eye Roll-on Pen


Aqua /water, Butylene glycol, Glycerin, Aluminum hydroxide, Biosaccharide gum-1, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Caffeine, Caprylyl glycol, Disodium edta, Escin, Guanosine, Hydroxyproline, Imidazolidinyl urea, Laureth-7, Methylparaben, Mica, Panthenol, Polyacrylamide, Sodium hyaluronate, Xanthan gum.

What does the product claim?

The formula is enriched with pro-vitamin B5 for it’s hydrating properties. Caffeine contained into Garnier Light Eye Roll-On is from synthetic origin. Garnier massage reduces puffiness and dark circles and brightens the eye contour. Massage is a technique used by experts to boost natural draining and decongest tired eyes. The formula, enriched with caffeine, known for its stimulating properties on micro-circulation, helps to brighten the skin and boost radiance.


  • Immediate cooling effect to decongest puffy eyes.
  • In 14 days skin looks brighter and more radiant.
  • In 28 days eye puffiness and dark circles are reduced.

How to use?

  • Apply Garnier Light Eye Roll-on to the eye contour area immediately after waking up.
  • Apply in light circular massaging movements. The liquid will be applied automatically via the roller ball. If necessary, smooth in any remaining liquid with your fingertips.
  • Use anytime during the day whenever eyes feel tired or puffy.
  • Products have been dermatologically tested to ensure respect to your skin.

I have been using this product for a while and I am very much satisfied that given other alternatives I will still stick on to this. The roll-on is in the shape and size of a pen and hence very compact.

Size of a Pen

The tip of the roll on has a metal finish and when we apply it around the eye area, the liquid with the metal gives a chillness that is very soothing for tired eyes.

Metal Tip

Since I spend most of the time in front of my PC this tiny thing will accompany me the whole day. The roll-on is brightly colored in yellow, which is another attractive factor about it. I use it once in the morning after bath and again in the night before I sleep. It leaves a wet look as soon as you apply it but that doesn’t last long. The wetness stays for around 5 mins and this is one reason that I don’t apply it at any other time of the day. Applying it just twice a day shows great results. I can see visible difference in a weeks time. Since I usually don’t get puffy eyes, that has never been a trouble but the dark circles were always a problem, until I found this roll-on.

What I love about this roll-on?

  • The liquid is very light on the skin and the skin quickly absorbs it.
  • Roll-on is very compact and hence easy to carry around.
  • It lasts for a very long time. I use it twice a day and I buy a roll-on to last for more than 6 months.
  • Easy to apply as it is in a slim tube with a flexible roll-on at the edge.
  • I love the chillness and the soothing feel it gives when I apply it.
  • The effects are clearly visible within a reasonable period of time.
  • It costs around Rs.200. I don’t remember the exact price but I feel it is worth for the price.
  • Packaging is really bright and attractive.
  • Easily available in any drug store.
  • Caffeine in this roll-on really does help reduce dark circles and puffiness and it is very effective.
  • It doesn’t show any side effects and it just does what it claims.

What I don’t like about this roll-on?

  • Though the results are visible the effect doesn’t last long. I apply this roll-on and once I feel my dark circle is gone I will stop using it. The next day if I had to stay awake for a while dark circles appear immediately. So I have to use this product almost everyday.
  • The tube is not transparent and hence we can’t find how much is left for use. Every time I will come to know that the roll-on is over only on the day I rub it under my eyes and find nothing coming out.

Rating – :-*:-*:-*:-*

Would I repurchase – Yes, for sure.

I recommended this product to my friend just before her wedding. She had dark circles as well and this helped her a lot. She was very glad and even I was able to notice a clear and light under eye area.

Garnier Eye Roll On Pen Review Overall rating: 4 out of 5 based on 1 reviews.

Mini Review

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I bought this product after reading its review here on IMBB. I was a loyal patron of Garnier products at that time, and hence I decided to buy this product despite there being other effective products in the market. I have been using this product for quite some time now, and I would say that though my dark circles have not reduced drastically, this product has helped to keep them at bay. In fact, I have found that if I don’t use this product regularly, my dark circles tend to show up more prominently. I have also found a change in the consistency of the product over the months. Initially, when I started using this product, it was liquid in consistency. But as I was swatching the product for the mini review, I found that its consistency is now more gel like. The metal ball gives a cooling effect when rubbed against the eyes. This product comes in handy while travelling.

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{ 42 comments… read them below or add one }

sandie July 17, 2010 at 10:25 am

been wanting to try this one! Thank you for your review about this product! I will definitely buy this one soon! I have a horrible dark circles that I’ve been wanting to reduce if not totally removed!:)


Aarthi July 17, 2010 at 11:22 am

Ohh then you should definitely try this one. Also use it regularly and you can see the improvement very soon Sandie.


Pammy July 17, 2010 at 10:29 am

It didn’t work for me though I like the cooling effect. :)
.-= Pammy´s last blog ..Blush- La Pensee Multi Face Color – Pink =-.


Aarthi July 17, 2010 at 11:22 am

Oh really Pammy !!!


jomol July 17, 2010 at 11:04 am

:-)) I do not have dark circles….so not my thing, but since it works, I am thinking of buying it for my mom…….. :-)


Aarthi July 17, 2010 at 11:24 am

I really wish I was like you Jomol.. without any dark circles..blame myself for staying awake all night for my exams :(


Renuca July 17, 2010 at 11:40 am

Thx Aarthi, will definitely give this a try, my challenge is to be regular using it tho :)


Aarthi July 17, 2010 at 12:19 pm

Ya Renuca initially even I used to be a bit lazy though it takes jus few secs to apply, but once I started noticing the difference I bcame really enthusiastic and used it regularly. :)


sush July 17, 2010 at 12:07 pm

hey aarthi thx alot for the post. i too hv noticed dark circle recently n was looking for a similar product…happy to see your post.. 😀


Aarthi July 17, 2010 at 12:20 pm

Hey Sush Im really happy that many of you were really looking for a product like this. I am glad that this post helps so many.:) :)


Puja July 17, 2010 at 1:44 pm

I’ve been used this 2 months now.. its nice. But what I felt is that when you stop using it the circles come back, so its more like a maintainer rather than a treatment… but then again I sleep very less around 😛 5 hours a night


Aarthi July 17, 2010 at 2:45 pm

Ya Puja I agree. I think I have to use it lifelong or change my lifestyle.


Roopa July 17, 2010 at 2:12 pm

Love this product – really works :laugh: :laugh:


Aarthi July 17, 2010 at 2:46 pm

I love it too :)


Deeptima July 17, 2010 at 2:22 pm

thnx Aarthi !! will try this for sure !! :-*


Aarthi July 17, 2010 at 2:49 pm

You’ve got pretty eyes Deeptima do maintain it, everyone is not blessed so. This product will really help u.


Rati July 17, 2010 at 9:20 pm

You know I was looking for something with caffeine for my under eye area. I tred the MAC under eye cream for puffiness (can’t remember the name) . that day I had puffiness under my eyes and it worked so well. they told me that it’s the caffeine in the cream that works wonders for reducing puffiness. I guess I will pick this one up instead. Sasta, sunder and tiakaao option.

Thank you so much for the review. :)


Aarthi July 17, 2010 at 9:28 pm

Hey Rati. Im sure you will like this one. So easy to use and easy to carry around. Happy that many of us in IMBB like this :) I am very happy about it and it is my pleasure.:)


Rati July 17, 2010 at 9:33 pm

Yeah..I am surely going to pick this up. And I am loving its ease of usage. :)


ki. July 17, 2010 at 10:34 pm

It’s fast response :)) and it’s mac-i-licious 😛 😀
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Rati July 17, 2010 at 10:56 pm

he he.. it actually showed fast response. 😛


ki. July 18, 2010 at 10:46 am

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Aarthi July 17, 2010 at 9:40 pm
Devika Rani July 18, 2010 at 6:03 am

Thaanks for the great review aarthi!
I was thinking of whether to get this or not..a.nd will definitely get it now!


Aarthi July 18, 2010 at 12:43 pm

Hey Devika try it and let me know how you liked it :)


SuGe August 3, 2010 at 11:08 pm

this didnt do any good to me :( … it was totally worthless :(


Aarthi August 4, 2010 at 12:36 pm

Surprised !!!!!!!!


Sam August 18, 2010 at 8:04 pm

Thanks..After reading this, I will surely buy it.Thanks again. :-))


Aarthi August 20, 2010 at 7:02 pm

Glad that this helped you Sam :)


kii August 19, 2010 at 6:09 pm



Kala August 28, 2010 at 6:56 pm

superb thanx how can i buy thz im a srilankan? :-( :-( :-( :-( :-( :-(


Aarthi August 30, 2010 at 11:46 am

Hi Kala, it is easily available here in India. Sorry I have no idea about SriLanka. My guess is if you get Garnier products easily there then getting this shouldn’t be a problem.


Nimi September 21, 2010 at 6:28 pm

Hey i’v had this with me for a while, but its just sitting on the counter. Guess its time for it to be used.
Thnx a lot for the review.


Aarthi September 23, 2010 at 1:49 pm

Thanks Nimi.. Hope you like it :)


febin October 26, 2010 at 2:53 am

The ingredient polyacrylamide is a carcinogen… ?:-)


Aarthi October 27, 2010 at 2:04 pm

Oops sorry Febin I have no idea 😕 I pass this ques to someone who knows the ans here :(


reks October 28, 2010 at 1:10 am

I meant it is a carcinogen Aarthi. It is proven. :alien: used for DNA separation in labs and it is a very dangerous chemical…Thanks for the reply.. :yes:


Aarthi October 29, 2010 at 12:27 pm

Oh ok. Never knew that. Thanks for sharing reks :)


Vm August 1, 2011 at 5:42 pm

Does it have instant action of hiding dark circles?


Shobana September 6, 2011 at 11:26 pm

Hai Friend plz suggest me that can i use garnier eye roll on at night time before sleep


AH September 12, 2011 at 3:24 am

Hey, I just bought this today. I’ve got really bad dark circles for a long time now and was scared to try any products on my face since I’m scared it’ll cause a reaction. But I was getting sick of meeting people and them telling me I looked like I hadn’t slept in weeks! So I went out and bought this today, and well your blog really helped me get rid of any worries I had. Thanks! :)


Preeti October 19, 2011 at 7:58 pm

How’s the tinted version of this? Anyone reviewed it yet?


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