If you're scouring the internet looking for an eye cream, there is probably only one good reason: you want to look younger than your years and avoid surgery to get there. It usually happens that there is some kind of shock after a haphazard glance in a passing a mirror when you see an old person looking back at you. Since you don’t want to undergo a knife or don’t have the time to do so, finding a great eye cream to reverse the process is just what the doctor would order if he knew.
So, the question is, will Murad’s Essential Eye Cream maintain your secret and erase the years that are mapping your eye area, or just cover the lines up for part of the day only to expose them later?
The company professes that this anti-aging eye cream not only covers your lines all day with no sneak peeks at coffee break, but delivers a softer, brighter appearance around the eyes, making this a possible solution.
They have several buyer reviews, mostly positive, and it seems to be priced competitively – from $25 - $70, depending on the particular type of eye cream that you prefer, and is available at the company’s website as well as through a number of online sites. The purpose of this product is twofold: to reduce puffiness and erase fine lines around the eyes. Since one of the most important aspects of any anti-wrinkle product is the ability to boost collagen productivity, Essential Eye Cream has added ingredients that are known to rehydrate your skin with an application every morning and evening. Furthermore, they added SPF 15 to help protect your skin from the drying action of the sun. These are all the major pluses.
On the negative side, the two worth mentioning are; 1) lack of clinical evidence and 2) the manufacturer recommends using additional products with the eye cream for best results. Frankly, the second suggestion makes this cream even more costly than others. There are no other real minuses.
Though the list of ingredients is long and contains words in it that most can’t come close to pronouncing, it doesn’t appear they left anything out. This may be good, so you can tell if you’re allergic to any of them. And of course, just to make sure you aren’t, you need to read the list.
Ingredients: Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Octinoxate (7.5 %), Octisalate (3.0 %), Oxybenzone (2.0 %) Water (Aqua), Butylene Glycol, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Caprylic/Capric/Stearic Triglyceride, Shorea Stenoptera Butter, PEG-100 Stearate, Glyceryl Stearate, Cetyl Alcohol, Silica, Stearic Acid, Lysine Lauroyl Methionate, Rice Amino Acids, Zinc Aspartate, Chitosan Ascorbate, Retinol, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil Unsaponifiables, Cimicifuga Racemosa Root Extract, Caffeine, Siloxanetriol Alginate, Centella Asiatica Extract, Methylsilanol Mannuronate, Phytonadione, Dimethicone, Phospholipids, Tocopheryl Acetate, Retinyl Palmitate, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Panthenol, Sodium PCA, Cetyl Phosphate, Carbomer, Triethanolamine, Disodium EDTA, and Phenoxyethanol.
There really isn’t enough information on the website or through consumer reviews that would be considered proof of this product's effectiveness. But, there are some positives of this product. The 30-day money back guarantee is provided by the producer and additional satisfaction guarantees may be offered by the third party sites selling it. The fact that the manufacturer claims that you need to use this product in conjunction with other products puts a damper on this product's believed effectiveness. The real downside of this product though is that there are no clinical studies to back it. The bottom line is that if you are looking for an eye cream that includes skin protection, this is one but probably not the best out there.