Eye Cream Firming Treatment
It pains us to report that Eye Cream Firming Treatment contains a single ingredient that makes it a deal-breaker for use anywhere on the face. Juniper oil (listed by its Latin name of Juniperus communis) is considered a skin irritant due to its many volatile fragrance components (Sources: www.naturaldatabase.com; and International Journal of Toxicology, Volume 20 Supplement, 2001, pages 41–56).
What a shame because this is otherwise an extraordinarily well formulated eye cream despite not being able to help with puffiness, dark circles, or sagging skin. All of those concerns are not what the ingredients in this eye cream can fix (especially sagging, which must be corrected via cosmetic surgery, not skin-care products). However, it does contain several state-of-the-art ingredients that help skin resist further signs of aging—but it’s all for naught thanks to the juniper oil. SkinCeuticals’ previous formula for this product was preferred because it did not contain this fragrant irritant.
Powerful ingredients work synergistically in this firming eye treatment to help correct early signs of aging. Eye Cream is formulated with a special complex to combat symptoms such as puffiness, sagging skin, and dark circles all specific to the delicate eye area.
With a strong presence in the professional (meaning spa and aesthetics) skincare market, SkinCeuticals has a mostly well-deserved reputation for producing serious-minded, research-driven products, several of which are centered on L-ascorbic acid (a form of vitamin C).
There are many good reasons to shop this line; it boasts a lineup up impressive vitamin C products, as well as some good retinol options and sunscreens. Even better is that the majority of its anti-aging products are packaged in containers that will protect their contents from light and air. Focusing on what Skinceuticals does best (which is serums, sunscreens, and specialty products) will be money well spent for visible results. The main drawbacks of this line are some products that contain fragrance ingredients, as well as potentially-drying alcohol, though they represent the minority of the brands offerings.
For more information about SkinCeuticals, call 1-800-771-9489 or visit www.skinceuticals.com.
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