I'm one of those women who loves trying different beauty products but who prefer not to spend too much money doing so. I generally am pleased with the Olay Regenerist line of skin care for both its effectiveness and cost, but every so often I like to try something with a little more prestige. When I saw and felt the first drop of the **Murad Renewing Eye Cream** on the tip of my fingers I was pleased with its consistency. It's more like a thick, lotiony texture than a pore-clogging heavy cream. Absorption I have oily skin so I only used a small amount, and my eyelids and under eye areas felt moistened but not greasy. The scent was very subtle and the cream absorbed into my skin very quickly and thoroughly. There was no residue or annoying stickiness left behind. Doesn't Clog Pores I noticed the next morning after use that I had a couple of ever-so-tiny pimples that had formed overnight. Again, I have oily skin so it didn't surprise me that I would get a few with a new product. They weren't problematic, and they cleared up quickly. Effectiveness To determine Murad's effectiveness, I think it depends on what your goals are when you start using it. For me, I don't believe any eye cream can eradicate dark circles (which I don't have anyway) so I am more interested in how it nurtures and protects my delicate eye area. I assess this type of product on its ingredients which seem good (retinol, soybean protein, wild yam, etc) so that I know I'm getting proven ingredients to protect and nourish my skin. I think Murad is probably reasonably effective and does combat eye puffiness, but it's not so superior that it justifies its high price tag.