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.

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Garnier Eye Roll On Pen Review Overall rating: 4.3 out of 5 based on 3 reviews.

The Awesomeness

5 5 1
I've been using this product since 2months... wtf the results are visible within few days... I'm really lovin this product... it just relaxed me


4 5 1
This works really well to soothe and treat tired eyes because it just relaxes me so much.. it hydrates the under eye area which wont loo dull or dry at any point... i think it doesn't suit sensitive eyes since the area under the eyes is very thin.. and this product contains lemon essence which irritates that area.. but for me, i worked great.. also i could see a good reduction in the dark circles and the best part is that the metal ball does it all.. i don't have to use my fingers!

Mini Review

4 5 1
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 😛 😀
.-= ki.´s last blog ..Quick tips =-.


Rati July 17, 2010 at 10:56 pm

he he.. it actually showed fast response. 😛


ki. July 18, 2010 at 10:46 am

.-= ki.´s last blog ..Quick tips =-.


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 🙂


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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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