I've been trialing an eye cream for the past month or so I would say. It's the Neostrata Intensive Eye Cream. I am a hardcore skeptic of eye creams. I tend to bring moisturizers and oils up instead of getting a dedicated eye cream. However, when I have to test an eye cream I use it continuously until I have a good feel for it.
So I'm going to insert the company claims of this product:
"This unique SynerG Formula employs a multi-mechanistic approach to help build and plump the layers of the skin for exceptional results. Apple Stem Cell Extract protects the essential longevity of skin's cells* so your skin behaves like younger skin. Peptides target collagen*, and together with NeoGlucosamine®, help reinforce collagen. The eye area appears more lifted, and crow's feet are smoothed from the inside out. Patented NeoGlucosamine® also inhibits a key enzyme in melanin formation, reducing the appearance of uneven pigmentation. Hyaluronic Acid acts as a natural moisture magnet and Vitamin E provides antioxidant benefits. The result is noticeably younger looking eyes. Ophthalmologist tested. (*in vitro test)
Recommended usage: Twice Daily AM/PM
Key Ingredients: SynerG Formula, Apple Stem Cell Extract, Peptides, NeoGlucosamine®, Caffeine, Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamin E"
As I've said in the past Neostrata has my complete trust when it comes to skin. I think they're brilliant simply put. So I was exctied to see what this could do. I notice that in this the Hyaluronic Acid is going to be the major benefit in moisture because it attracts moisture. It also isn't greasy. Which explains the consistency of this prodcut because it's more like a gel texture in my opinion.
I have dark circles which are not pigmentation issues so I can't speak to if it helps that. I do have fine lines and texture though so I wanted to see what it could do with that. Mainly because it was getting noticeable in my makeup which made it look much worse. So I was ready to see something take that on.
I have a skincare journal so that I can list everything I've used that day and how my skin was. It's very beneficial because each day you make not think there is improvement but when you back to when you first started you actually see that there is a difference after all.
I feel like the basis of this product is promoting collagen and hitting with Hyaluronic Acid for intense and deeper penetrating hydration so that the area plumps up quickly. Which the plumpness is where I feel the "lifted" look comes from. This is also working backwards so: inside out. It's penetrating deeper and working on plumping up the layers of the skin beneath the surface, while helping strengthen collagen that you already have and promoting new collagen. So this is a typical Neostrata approach which is "approach it from all angles all at once". Which I love. I'm like that myself. I don't just do one thing and hope it works I do everything to help get the result I want. Of course you don't want to overlap and unnecessary steps have unnecessary ingredients in there but I think they're pretty good judge at what is necessary and what should work together very well in a product. Before a product can perform for you it has to be a formula that will perform in the first place. So it's best when the ingredients and technology compliments and gets support for the other components of the product. Thus, giving you a power house product.
I do notice a reduction in lines and I've had no issues with this. Did all my lines vanish? No but I didn't expect them to. Does the eye area look more lifted? Yes, not like an eye lift procedure but more youthful and in general just more lifted.
I use this at night, so only once a day. However, it can be used AM/PM after the first two weeks. I still just kept it at once a day for me.
This can be found at www.neostrata.com and if you have ebates you can get 7.5% cash back right now through them. There is a link on here somewhere to sign up for ebates if you want.
This is $85 for 0.5 oz.
Aqua (Water), Dimethicone, Cyclopentasiloxane, Polysilicone-11, Acetyl Glucosamine, Glycerin, Cyclohexasiloxane, Nylon-12, Silica, Octyldodecyl Stearate, Tocopheryl (Vitamin E) Acetate, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Sodium Hyaluronate, Caffeine, Malus Domestica Fruit Cell Culture Extract, Butylene Glycol, Lecithin, Isohexadecane, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Caprylyl Glycol, Polysorbate 40, Sorbitan Isostearate, Polysorbate 60, Citric Acid, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Carbomer, Polysorbate 20, Isostearic Acid, Ammonium Polyacryloyldimethyl Taurate, Xanthan Gum, Chlorphenesin, Phenoxyethanol, Caramel, CI 19140 (Yellow 5).
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