Intensive Eye Repair should not be used around the eyes because it contains fragrant rose extract as well as arnica. Neither is a good ingredient for skin anywhere on the face, but especially not in a product applied so close to the eyes. What a shame, because this version for normal to dry skin contains numerous beneficial ingredients, including lots of antioxidants and repairing ingredients.
You could try this elsewhere on the face, but why bother when there are great moisturizers that omit the problematic ingredients and those can be used around the eyes, too.
This eye cream also contains fragrance ingredients citronellol, geraniol, and linalool, all of which pose an additional risk of irritation when applied around the eyes.
Ultra-rich eye cream targets dehydration lines. This hydrating cream works to repair premature aging and damage around the delicate eye with Vitamin A, Wild Yam Extract and Pro-Vitamin B5. Help increase elasticity and smooth skin texture with phytonutrients and botanicals of Cucumber and Arnica, as vitamins C and E plus Grape Seed Extract shield the delicate eye area against further environmental damage.
Water/Aqua/Eau, Cyclopentasiloxane, Butylene Glycol, Squalane, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2 , Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Cetyl Alcohol, Dimethicone, PEG-100 Stearate, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-40 Stearate, Hydrogenated Olive Oil, Sorbitan Tristearate, Rosa Centifolia Flower Extract, Phospholipids, Tocopheryl Acetate, Retinyl Palmitate, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Lecithin, Superoxide Dismutase, Panthenol, Sodium PCA, Glycolipids, Sodium Hyaluronate, Centella Asiatica Extract, Echinacea Purpurea Extract, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract, Camellia Oleifera Leaf Extract, Ginkgo Biloba Leaf Extract, Dioscorea Villosa (Wild Yam) Root Extract, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Ruscus Aculeatus Root Extract, Arnica Montana Flower Extract, Stearic Acid, Potassium Cetyl, Phosphate, Dimethiconol, Aminomethyl Propanol, Sclerotium Gum, Disodium EDTA, Decylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Citronellol, Geraniol, Linalool
Dermalogica's name implies a logical relationship to dermatology, which makes it sound as if you are getting serious skin care. The subtitle on their products is even more commanding: "A Skin Care System Researched and Developed by the International Dermal Institute." But what is the International Dermal Institute, you ask? Are there any dermatologists there? Apparently not: The International Dermal Institute is a Dermalogica-owned school for aestheticians who want an education beyond what is required for their cosmetology license, and the classes are taught by aestheticians.
Does the professional atmosphere of the school associated with Dermalogica mean better products? The proof is in the pudding, and this pudding is, for the most part, just Jell-O, not chocolate mousse. A company so concerned with skin-care education should be ashamed of itself for offering so many products that damage skin with known irritants and, more egregiously, offering so many sunscreens that lack sufficient UVA-protecting ingredients. Dermalogica's education-oriented, serious-minded, and clinical positioning doesn’t mesh with the majority of their products, and is on par with tobacco company executives teaching an aerobics class.
According to company history, the reason Dermalogica products came to be was that founder Jane Wurwand could not find a spa-oriented skin-care line that met her criteria. She was dismayed that so many skin-care lines aimed at the aesthetics market had products that contained alcohol, artificial colors, fragrance, mineral oil, and lanolin, ingredients that she believed had a well-documented history of problems. That's true for fragrance and alcohol (and artificial colors to a lesser extent), but mineral oil and lanolin have no documented history of causing skin problems. If anything, quite the opposite is true. Further, if Dermalogica's founders were so concerned about potentially or definitively harmful ingredients, why do their products contain so many of them? Where is the research proving that lavender oil, camphor, balm mint, arnica, ginger oil, and citrus oils are helpful for skin?
For more information about Dermalogica, call 1-800-345-2761 or visit www.dermalogica.com.