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Evolutive Eye Cream
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1 fl. oz. for $67
Category:Skin Care > Retinol Products > Eye Moisturizers
Last Updated:11.26.2014
Jar Packaging:No
Tested on animals:Yes
Review Overview

Evolutive Eye Cream is a very good, fragrance-free emollient eye cream for normal to dry skin. The antioxidant-rich formula contains an impressive amount of the water-binding agent hyaluronic acid, which can benefit skin anywhere on the face.

The glycolic acid in this eye cream is not present in an amount that’s great enough to exfoliate; however, it will function as a water-binding agent.

Claims

Nourish, hydrate, smooth fine lines, firm, renew and protect the delicate skin around the eyes with this repairing eye cream.

Ingredients

Water (Aqua), Squalane, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Sorbitol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Cetearyl Glucoside, Elastin, Glyceryl Stearate, Retinyl Palmitate (Vit. A), Glycerin, Tocopherol (Vit. E), Panthenol, Glycolic Acid, Superoxide Dismutase, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vit. E), Allantoin, Titanium Dioxide, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol, Dimethicone.

Brand Overview

Pevonia Botanica At-A-Glance

Strengths: One outstanding eye cream and retinol product for lips; a couple of very good cleansers and toners; products don't take everything-but-kitchen-sink approach to ingredients.

Weaknesses: Pervasive use of irritating synthetic and natural ingredients; no sunscreens included as part of daytime skin-care routine; sole sunscreen contains sensitizing preservative; no skin-lightening or BHA options; lack of effective options to manage acne; jar packaging; hokey claims that don't have substantiated proof.

Pevonia is a spa/salon line of skin-care products that has been around since 1991 and, like countless other spa lines, speaks of its unification of natural ingredients with advanced scientific technology. Its vast range of products showcases all manner of gimmicky ingredients, including caviar, numerous essential oils, marine DNA, and products said to oxygenate skin. Many of their products make mention of being triphase and homogenized. Although that may make them sound special, those terms are common to cosmetics chemists involved in mixing various ingredients. For example, many moisturizers (and emulsions in general) have multiple phases as they are being manufactured. One phase gets a certain blend of ingredients, those are mixed, and then the next phase is added. Hardly anything to brag about.

You may hear aestheticians selling Pevonia products speak of the outstanding results the products provide, all due to the company's fastidious selection of holistic, natural ingredients. It can be a spellbinding speech, but the reality is that many of the natural ingredients Pevonia uses (including lemon oil and arnica) are documented problems for skin, and many synthetic ingredients are included and some are also problematic. Sodium C14-16 olefin sulfonate and methylisothiazolinone aren't the least bit natural, and their inclusion in these products is further proof that Pevonia's self-proclaimed title of skin-care leaders in the spa industry is on par with McDonald's spearheading vegetarianism. Of course, the overall message is to not let yourself get caught up in any cosmetic company's grandstanding until you have examined the proof behind the proclamations.

As expected, not everything is plant-infused smoke and mirrors with Pevonia. They deserve credit for their mostly succinct ingredient lists and do have a handful of remarkable products that are, surprisingly, fragrance-free. This is definitely a line to shop very carefully, and note that none of their routines are recommended because not a single one of them has a group of problem-free products (and all of them omit sunscreen, yet several products claim to offer UV protection, which is dishonest and misleading).

For more information about Pevonia, call (800) 446-3751 or visit www.pevonia.com.

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01.02.2015
Does what it claims for me

I use this eye cream in the winter, when the skin in my eye area needs extra moisture. It provides what I want and is very easy to apply because it has a thin flowing texture. Eye creams tend to be more expensive per ounce. This one is reasonably priced compared to some other more highly touted brands.

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Dolores W.
10.28.2014
it is okay- just moisturizes.

I have been using this eye cream, along with the full lineup of products "designed for me" for several months but I have to say that I really did not see great results with any of the pevonia products. With results like these I am left wondering what is all of the hype about?! I have seen better results for my eyes from ester lauder adv recovery. While I do like their , (pevonia's), simple ingredient theme-I am not sure if this is the brand for me.

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