Let’s start off with the essential fact that most eye creams aren't necessary. We know that sounds shocking but check out our More Info below to see why you can save money giving up this erroneous belief.
Like many cosmetic companies, Lauder won’t give up jar packaging. The industry stubbornly sells formulas in attractive containers that have no ability to keep the ingredients they contain stable. It is well known amongst researchers and scientists that jar packaging is not only unsanitary but almost all beneficial ingredients breakdown in the presence of air. What a waste! See More Info to find out all the problems associated with jar packaging.
On the other hand, as is true for many of Lauder’s moisturizers this is a well formulated blend of antioxidants, skin-repairing and cell-communicating ingredients, and emollients. The assortment of these ingredients is truly impressive. Regrettably, this could have been a beautiful option for dry skin if the ingredients wouldn’t suffer from the container after opening.
One other point: This product contains mica a shiny mineral used in thousands of products claiming to brighten and enliven skin. Other than the cosmetic benefit you may see after applying this product shine particles don’t have anything to do with skin care.
Why You May Not Need an Eye Cream
Most eye creams aren't necessary. That's either because they are poorly formulated, contain nothing special for the eye area, or come in packaging that won't keep key ingredients stable. Just because the product is labeled as an eye cream doesn't mean it's good for your eye area; in fact, many can actually make matters worse.
There is much you can do to improve signs of aging around your eyes. Any product loaded with antioxidants, skin-repairing ingredients, skin-lightening ingredients, anti-inflammatory ingredients, and effective emollients will work wonders and those ingredients don't have to come from a product labeled as an eye cream.
You would be shocked how many eye creams lack even the most basic ingredients to help skin. For example, most eye creams don't contain sunscreen. During the day that is a serious problem because it leaves the skin around your eyes vulnerable to sun damage and this absolutely will make dark circles, puffiness, and wrinkles worse!
Whatever product you put around your eye area, regardless of what it is labeled, must be well formulated and appropriate for the skin type around your eyes! That may mean you need an eye cream, but you may also do just as well applying your regular facial moisturizer around your eyes.
The fact that it’s packaged in a jar means the beneficial ingredients won't remain stable once it is opened. All plant extracts, vitamins, antioxidants, and other state-of-the-art ingredients break down in the presence of air, so once a jar is opened and lets the air in these important ingredients begin to deteriorate. Jars also are unsanitary because you’re dipping your fingers into them with each use, adding bacteria which further deteriorate the beneficial ingredients (Sources: Free Radical Biology and Medicine, September 2007, pages 818-829; Ageing Research Reviews, December 2007, pages 271-288; Dermatologic Therapy, September-October 2007, pages 314-321; International Journal of Pharmaceutics, June 12, 2005, pages 197-203; Pharmaceutical Development and Technology, January 2002, pages 1-32; International Society for Horticultural Science, www.actahort.org/members/showpdf?booknrarnr=778_5; Beautypackaging.com, and www.beautypackaging.com/articles/2007/03/airless-packaging.php).
This deep hydrating, age-resisting eye creme nourishes your skin instantly and all day. Instantly brightens and brings new radiance. Helps minimize the look of dark circles and puffiness as it softens fine, dry lines.
Water, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Butylene Glycol, Polyethylene, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetyl Esters, Polybutene, Isostearyl Neopentanoate, Theobroma Grandiflorum Seed Butter, Methyl Glucose Sesquistearate, Laminaria Digitata Extract, Sigesbeckia Orientalis (St. Paul's Wort) Extract, Cucumis Melo (Melon) Fruit Extract, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Extract, Panax Ginseng (Ginseng) Root Extract, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat Bran) Extract, Sea Salt, Algae Extract, Ganoderma Lucidum (Mushroom) Extract, Magnolia Officinalis Bark Extract, Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Fruit Juice, Citrus Reticulata (Tangerine) Peel Extract, Polygonum Cuspidatum Root Extract, Whey Protein, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract, Lycium Chinese (Wolfberry) Fruit Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Extract, Selaginella Tamariscina (Spike Moss) Extract, Bixa Orellana Seed Extract, Padina Pavonica Thallus Extract, Humulus Lupulus (Hops) Extract, Artemia Extract, Mauritia Flexuosa Fruit Oil, Aleurites Moluccana (Kukui) Seed Oil, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Cholesterol, Vaccinium Myrtillus Seed Oil, Anthemis Nobilis (Chamomile), Camelina Sativa Seed Oil, Pentylene Glycol, Pearl Powder, Gold, Caffeine, Linolenic Acid, Linoleic Acid, Acetyl Hexapeptide-8, Cetearyl Glucoside, Glycerin, Acetyl Glucosamine, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Sucrose, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Dimethicone, Glucose, Cholesterol/Potassium Sulfate, Yeast Extract, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Glycyrrhetinic Acid, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Propylene Glycol Dicaprylate, Acrylamide/Sodium Acryloyldimethyltaurate Copolymer, Sodium Hyaluronate, Isohexadecane, Decarboxy Carnosine HCL, Polysorbate-80, Sodium Chloride, Disodium Distyrylbiphenyl Disulfonate, Lactoperoxidase, Nordihydroguaiaretic Acid, Glucose Oxidase, Cyclodextrin, Ergothioneine, Citric Acid, Xanthan Gum, Maltodextrin, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer, Sodium Hydroxide, Ethylbisiminomethylguaiacol Manganese Chloride, Silica, Disodium EDTA, BHT, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Caramel, Mica, Titanium Dioxide
Estee Lauder At-A-Glance
The history of Estee Lauder goes back to 1946, when the woman who created the brand (and for whom it is named) began selling creams and lotions made by her chemist uncle. From its humble beginnings, Estee Lauder has grown to become a multibillion-dollar company whose products are sold all over the world and advertised in just about every fashion and women's lifestyle magazine available.
The biggest compliment we can pay to the venerable Estee Lauder line is that their moisturizers and serums can largely be described as state-of-the-art. Though fragrance is often intrusive, but when it comes to formulary excellence culminating in products that give skin what it needs to function optimally, they are tough to beat.
When it comes to makeup, by and large the brand also exceeds expectations. Though there are some under-performing products (you can read more about them in our individual reviews), Lauder has a number of excellent options, most notably its lip colors.
For more information about Estee Lauder, call (877) 311-3883 or visit www.esteelauder.com.
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