If you are surfing the web for eye creams that reduce puffiness and erase lines, chances are pretty good that you have had a recent awakening; your eye area is showing your age. And since you would like to keep that between you and your mirror, you figure a successful eye cream may help keep it that way.
So, the question is, will StriVectin Eye Cream Concentrate keep your age hidden, or disclose it to the world of strangers anyway, but at your expense?
This claims to be an anti-aging product that will not simply mask your problem, but deliver you from any visible appearance of it, by mending the appearance of crow’s feet and dark circles around the eyes in 2 – 8 weeks, which would mean— problem solved.
The buyer reviews are slightly more positive than negative rating this product at 3.2 stars out of 5. It is slightly pricier than some of its competitors at $65 for a 1 oz tube, but not outrageous. The maker offers a 30-day money back guarantee, which may not be sufficient time to see results. It is sold by major department stores as well as online retailers. The company claims that this is a fragrance free formula. These are the primary real pluses.
The minuses are very few but the two that should be known are: 1) no clinical studies have been provided, and 2) the maker recommends using other products in addition to this for maximum effectiveness. Additionally, the company includes a statement that they may change or alter any of the ingredients at any time without notice and suggests you refer only to the packages label. This is the primary list of real minuses.
Though the list of ingredients is long and boring, it appears they are declaring everything it contains. This may be good, as long as you have time to find out what they are. And of course, just to make sure you aren’t allergic to any, you need to read the list.
Ingredients: Hexamethylindanopyran,Tetrapeptide-21, Arachidyl Alcohol, Aminomethyl Propanol, Dipeptide-2, Aqua (Water, Eau), Myristyl Nicotinate, Cyclopentasiloxane, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glycerin, Trehalose, Lecithin, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Pentylene Glycol, Myristyl Myristate, Dimethicone, Butylene Glycol, Squalane, Caffeine, Bisabolol, Panthenol, Phenoxyethanol, Isohexadecane, Algae Extract, Ceramide 2, Malus Domestica Fruit Cell Culture Extract, Pullulan, Resveratrol, Urea, Sodium PCA, C20-40 Pareth-10, Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid, Hydroxyethyl Behenamidopropyl Dimonium Chloride, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Phospholipids, Chrysin, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Seed Oil, Rosa Sodium Hyaluronate, Lepidium Sativum Sprout Extract, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Isocetyl Stearate, N-Hydroxysuccinimide, Cetearyl Alcohol, Caprylyl Glycol, Acrylamide/Sodium Acryloyldimethyltaurate Copolymer, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Behenyl Alcohol, Arachidyl Glucoside, Benzyl Alcohol, Xanthan Gum, Polysorbate 80, Ceteth-10 Phosphate, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Dicetyl Phosphate, Steareth-20, Synthetic Wax, Polyquaternium-67, Triacetin, Ethylhexylglycerin, Polyquaternium-51, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Benzoic Acid, Sorbic Acid, Isopropyl Myristate, 2-Isobutyl-4-Methyltetrahydro-2h-Pyran-4-ol, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, cis-3-Hexenyl Salicylate, Methyldihydrojasmonate, Phenethyl Alcohol, Hesperidin Methyl Chalcone, Potassium Sorbate, Tetrasodium EDTA, Damascena Flower Extract, Chlorophenesin, BHT, CI 77019 (Mica), CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 77489, CI 77491, CI 77492, and CI 77499 (Iron Oxides).
For most buyers, the price is not a major hardship. However, there is a warning included that some users have experienced skin redness within 30-minutes of use, and the company suggests testing the product on your neck area or jaw line prior to application near the sensitive skin beneath the eye. This side effect risk, combined with the lack of any clinical studies makes this a risky product we can't recommend.