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DERMAdoctor
Eye Spy Daily Eye Treatment and Shadow N (Discontinued)
Rating
$41
Category:Makeup > Specialty Products > Specialty Makeup Products
Last Updated:06.20.2012
Jar Packaging:No
Tested on animals:No
Overview
This slightly creamy-thick product is a color-corrector designed to be applied around the eyes to disguise shadows and dark circles. Of course, it’s also said to reduce puffy eyes, firm eye-area skin, and hydrate, too. It’s no secret that we’re not fans of most color correctors. In almost every case, they replace one unsightly problem with another, meaning you can’t just apply a color corrector and go (you need to apply something over the corrector to downplay the odd hue it leaves on your skin). This overpriced product doesn’t please with its bold yellow tone. It blends decently, but once set, it tends to flake and chip away, leaving you with no coverage and a slightly jaundiced look. This formula is not hydrating, either. Titanium dioxide is the second ingredient, which keeps this more absorbent and drying than able to provide moisture. The range of anti-aging ingredients are a nice, helpful touch but you’re better off getting those from your serum or moisturizer—you don’t need a separate eye cream.
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DERMAdoctor At-a-Glance

Strengths: Company provides complete product ingredient lists on its Web site; well formulated AHA products; sunscreens provide critical broad-spectrum protection, good oil-control product; a couple of great, though pricey, cleansers.

Weaknesses: Expensive; mostly poor anti-acne products; anti-wrinkle products making imossible claims; clinical studies alluded to are not made available to the public (which is odd, given that this is a brand fronted by a dermatologist); some product formulas suffer due to jar packaging.

The DERMAdoctor line is the brainchild of Kansas City-based dermatologist Dr. Audrey Kunin. Dr. Kunin's Web site retails not only the DERMAdoctor brand but several products from other brands, many of which have ties to specific dermatologic concerns (everything from athlete's foot to warts). Many of these specialty products are available from your local drugstore, but Kunin's site provides helpful, mostly reliable information concerning various skin-care concerns.

We wish her own products followed the strength of her advice, but alas, most do not. This is another dermatologist-developed line with plenty of products whose names and claims make you think they're a cosmetic corrective procedure in a bottle (or, in some cases, a jar, which is never a good packaging move). There are some products to pay attention to, though whether you want to strongly consider them or not comes down to how much you feel comfortable spending (DERMAdoctor products aren't cheap).

DERMAdoctor isn't exactly "your prescription for beautiful skin" but Dr. Kunin gets enough right that her line isn't one to gloss over, particularly if you're shopping for sunscreens, AHA products, and facial cleansers. Those with acne should look elsewhere, because DERMAdoctor's products don't have the solution, despite their cute product names.

For more information about DERMAdoctor, call (877) 337-6237 or visit www.dermadoctor.com.

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