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La Roche-Posay

Pigmentclar Eyes Dark Circle Skin-Evening Corrector

15.00 ml for $ 42.99
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Despite claims that make this sound like the must-have product for dark circles under the eyes, this treatment doesn't contain anything unique to the eye area. The amount of niaicinamide present may improve skin's thickness so dark circles are a bit less noticeable, but the caffeine and "PhE-Resorcinol" ingredients have no special research proving they can treat undereye pigment issues. They may be of some help, but not to the extent that dark circles go away—and most likely not from the tiny amounts of each this product contains!

Pigmentclar Eyes Dark Circle Skin Evening Corrector contains mineral pigments for a bit of subtle camouflage and reflective shine—a tactic that can improve the look of dark circles, but a good concealer goes a lot further, so you'll still need one of those!

In the end, this lightweight eye-area treatment is an OK option that really isn't needed if your regular facial moisturizer or serum contain a better assortment of anti-aging ingredients, which they should! The fragrance-free formula contains a decent assortment of ingredients, but most aren't likely to be of much help, especially if other signs of aging are present around the eyes. Not everyone needs an eye cream (or treatment), and this product proves it, as there are a number of other skincare products not specifically labeled "eye" that could replace it and likely produce better results.

Pros:
  • Lightweight texture.
  • Fragrance-free.
  • The amount of niacinamide will impart anti-aging benefits.
Cons:
  • Doesn't contain anything special for dark circles.
  • The called-out ingredients are present in amounts likely too low to be effective.
  • Lacks a robust mix of anti-aging ingredients many other products, including those not labeled for the eye area, offer.
Jar Packaging: No
Tested on animals: Yes

Innovation PIGMENTCLAR EYES with concentrated [PhE-Resorcinol + Caffeine] visibly reduces the look of blue circles due to poor circulation and brown dark circles caused by melanin overproduction. Its gentle melting texture, enriched with light-reflecting pigments, associated with a metal cooling applicator, brightens the eye area and freshens up the appearance.

Aqua/Water, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Dimethicone, Niacinamide, Isopropyl Palmitate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Ammonium Polyacrydimethyltauramide/Ammonium Polyacryloyldimethyl Taurate, Butyrospermum Parkii Shea Butter/Shea Butter, PEG-100 Stearate, PEG/PPG/Polybutylene Glycol-8/5/3 Glycerin, Stearic Acid, Glyceryl Stearate, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Dimethiconol, Caffeine, Sodium Hydroxide, Silica, Ginkgo Biloba Extract/Ginkgo Biloba Leaf Extract, Palmitic Acid, Alumina, Phenylethyl Resorcinol, Ascorbyl Glucoside, Poloxamer 338, Disodium EDTA, Isopropyl Titanium Triisostearate, Hydrolized Rice Protien, Caprylyl Glycol, Xanthan Gum, Ferulic Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Iron Oxides, Titanium Dioxide, Mica

La Roche-Posay At-A-Glance

L'Oreal-owned La Roche-Posay has a pharmaceutical lineage based in France, and the company speaks of their thermal spring water as the cornerstone of their commitment to dermatological skin care. In fact, the name La Roche-Posay comes from the French town that is the source of this water, which is said to be a rich in selenium. While selenium is an element that has potent antioxidant ability, it's unclear how much the water La Roche-Posay uses contains, since all water has to go through purification processes to be to used in cosmetic products.

That aside, this brand does have a number of standout products, including some good sunscreens and anti-aging treatments. Another positive: All of its skincare is packaged in containers that will keep beneficial products protected from light and air (no jar packaging here!). Unfortunately there are some missteps, namely that some otherwise-excellent products include potentially-irritating amounts of alcohol, fragrance, or other irritants. The line could also benefit from additional products that contain more state-of-the-art ingredients. Still, for a no-frills approach to serious skin care, there are some finds to be had!

For more information about La Roche-Posay, owned by L'Oreal, call (888) 577-5226 or visit www.laroche-posay.com.

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