Dramatically Nourishing Antioxidant Eye Creme

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$49 - 0.53 fl. oz.
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Category:
Skin Care > Retinol Products > Eye Moisturizers
Last Updated:
2/22/2013
Jar Packaging:
Yes
Tested On Animals:
No

This emollient eye cream for normal to dry skin has a lush texture and contains some very good antioxidants to improve skin anywhere on your face. Unfortunately, it also contains some problematic plant extracts along with fragrant sandalwood oil and fragrance chemicals known to cause irritation. That’s not good news for skin around your eyes, and it diminishes this product’s better qualities. As is, this doesn’t deserve strong consideration.

Last, know that you don’t need an eye cream! There is no research proving that the skin around the eye area needs something different from skin elsewhere on the face. No one in the world has ever identified a specific ingredient or combination of ingredients that the eye area needs that the face doesn’t when it comes to dry skin or wrinkles. Plus, there are no ingredients that have ever been shown to significantly improve dark circles or reduce puffy eyes, at least none that don’t show up in face products as well. Bottom line: If a “face” product is well formulated for dry skin, skin discolorations, and fighting wrinkles, you can use it anywhere on the face and beyond. That includes the eye area, neck, jaw, or chest. What you get when you buy an eye cream is a small amount of product (often half the size of a face product) that is twice as expensive.

Packed full with free radical fighting anti-oxidants, this crème nourishes while also working hard to help diminish the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and crows feet. Your eye area will look instantly relaxed and revitalized, revealing a new radiance. Ideal for any skin type … at any age!

Water, Squalane, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glycerin, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cyclopentasiloxane, Cetearyl Olivate, Lycium Barbarum (Goji) Fruit Extract, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Sorbitan Olivate, Gluconolactone, C18-36 Acid Triglyceride, Rosa Canina Fruit Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Cassia Alata Leaf Extract, Orchis Mascula Flower Extract, Ribes Nigrum (Black Currant) Seed Oil, Malus Domestica Fruit Cell Culture Extract, Lecithin, Althaea Officinalis Leaf Extract, Melissa Officinalis Leaf Extract, Vaccinum Myrtillus Leaf Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Santalum Austrocaledonicum (Sandalwood) Oil, Elaeis Guineensis (Palm) Oil, Tocotrienols, Tocopherol, Phytic Acid, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Benzoate, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance/Parfum, Linalool, Hexyl Cinnamal, Geraniol, Benzyl Benzoate, Limonene, Citral

The Anastasia Beverly Hills product line was developed by "definitive eyebrow expert" Anastasia Soare, a woman who owns a chic Beverly Hills salon. Her namesake product line is built around specialty brow products and shaping tools based on her criteria. Although she has expanded the line to include skin-care and other makeup items, the brow products remain the heart of the line; the skin care seems to be little more than an afterthought.

What sets the Anastasia line apart is the wide selection of brow-grooming products and their impressive shade range for natural-looking brows. Overall, the line is a mixture of both good and bad products, at a relatively high price point. We were expecting to find great brow pencils from a line devoted to perfecting the eyebrow, but Anastasia failed miserably with their extremely hard-textured Perfect Brow Pencil.

Their skin-care products also rank low in terms of efficacy and high in terms of misleading claims, and the mascara misses the mark completely. There are a few so-so makeup products you can ignore, and some of the brow kits have a frustrating mix of good products and awful products.

On the flip side, what's great about Anastasia Beverly Hills are their fabulous brow powders, good brushes, brow-taming products, and some helpful products such as Brow Fix, Brow Pen, and Tinted Brow Gel. They also have a beautiful Blush Quad and a couple of good highlighter pencils. Many of the products cater to those who are new to brow shaping (including a brow stencil set), and, depending on your local department store, you may even be able to schedule an appointment with an Anastasia brow specialist who can show you the way, following the namesake company founder's famous Golden Ratio. For more information about Anastasia Beverly Hills, call (800) 310-3773 or visit www.anastasia.net.

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