Prevage Eye Anti-Aging Moisturizing Treatment provides less product than the original Prevage, yet the price ends up being much higher on an ounce-per-ounce comparison basis. Good thing it is a more impressive formula! Claiming to be “anti-everything” that you don’t like about the skin around your eyes, it is mostly a blend of silicones with sea water and algae. Lesser amounts of several antioxidants (including idebenone, listed as hydroxydecyl ubiquinone) and cell-communicating ingredients are included, but the good news is that the small amount of each adds up to a significantly beneficial product for slightly dry skin anywhere on the face. Don’t count on this serum-type product to banish dark circles or deflate puffiness, but do count on it to provide skin with an array of excellent ingredients to help it look its best. The mica and titanium dioxide pigments add a soft shine to skin, but the effect on dark circles pales in comparsion to the camouflage a good concealer can provide.
Exclusive eye treatment with I-seryl Complex and clinically proven Idebenone. This revolutionary antioxidant is a powerful skin revitalizer, proven to help prevent oxidation on the skin, a leading cause of the signs of skin aging.
Cyclopentasiloxane, Water, Glycerin, C30-45 Alkyl Cetearyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Sea Water, Pentylene Glycol, Dipropylene Glycol, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Dimethicone, Butylene Glycol, Algae Extract, Peg-11 Methyl Ether Dimethicone, Hydroxydecyl Ubiquinone, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Cucurbita Pepo (Pumpkin) Seed Extract, Dihydroavenanthramide, Chrysin, Sodium Hyaluronate, Lactic Acid, Cetyl Palmitate, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Glyceryl Stearate, Propylene Glycol, Sodium Pca, Trehalose, Urea, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-5, Phospholipids, Polyphosphorylcholine Glycol Acrylate, Trisiloxane, Acetyl Tetrapeptide-5, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate/Vp Copolymer, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/Beheneth-25 Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Lauryl Glucoside, Peg-100 Stearate, Polysorbate 20, Steareth-20, Acrylamide/Ammonium Acrylate Copolymer, Polyquaternium-51, Polyisobutene, Peg-8, Xanthan Gum, Nylon-12, Dimethylmethoxy Chromanol, Pentasodium Triphosphate, Disodium Edta, N-Hydroxysuccinimide, Mica, Benzoic Acid, Butylparaben, Ethylparaben, Isobutylparaben, Methylparaben, Phenoxyethanol, Potassium Sorbate, Propylparaben, Sorbic Acid, Chlorhexidine Digluconate, Chlorphenesin, Red 4, Titanium Dioxide, Yellow 5
Former nurse Elizabeth Arden was a pioneer in the beauty industry. At the turn of the 20th century, Arden began her legacy when she opened her first salon, with the now-familiar red door. Over the next several years she introduced new products and services to women unaccustomed to such choices, and almost single-handedly made it acceptable for modern women to wear makeup. And while Arden understood and met these beauty needs, she was also adept at self-promotion and packaging, helping to solidify the idea that what holds the product should be as beautiful as the woman who uses it. She was the front-runner in the cosmetics industry for quite some time, until another young go-getter by the name of Estee Lauder began her own empire—one that would eventually lead to the Elizabeth Arden line being almost an afterthought in the mind of many consumers.
Not only has Arden's image been diminished over the years due to odd distribution patterns (consumers were getting mixed messages as this prestige line began showing up in drug and discount chain stores), but also through their own formulary mistakes and seeming unwillingness to pay attention to current research. Given the history of this line and several outstanding products they've produced in the past, it's very frustrating that what's offered today is such a mishmash of good and bad, with a hefty dose of average. Arden still has several sunscreens that fall short by leaving out sufficient UVA protection. In contrast, Estee Lauder and the Lauder-owned lines have their sunscreen acts together and consistently impress by including other state-of-the-art goodies to amplify the environmental protection of their moisturizers.
Many of Arden's products also contain potentially problematic ingredients or are packaged in a way that puts the light- and air-sensitive ingredients at risk of breaking down shortly after the product is opened. Given Elizabeth Arden's (the woman) pioneering, innovative spirit, we can't imagine her being completely pleased with the state of her namesake skin-care line (Arden passed away in 1966). Having the gorgeous Catherine Zeta-Jones as a spokesmodel for most of the early 2000s may have raised more interest in this brand than in years past, but a pretty face and eye-catching ads don't always translate to good skin care, as evidenced by the reviews on this site. There are some very impressive products in this line, but it's definitely one that demands careful attention to what you're buying lest you put your skin at risk.
For more information about Elizabeth Arden, call (800) 326-7337 or visit www.elizabetharden.com.
Elizabeth Arden Makeup
Cosmetics trailblazer Elizabeth Arden may have been single-handedly responsible for bringing modern makeup to American women (she opened the famous Red Door Salon in 1910 and formulated the first blush and tinted powders in 1912), but today's lineup of Arden makeup has far more disappointments than its pioneering namesake would have liked. Most of the Arden foundations with sunscreen either leave out the five prime UVA-screening active ingredients or because their SPF numbers are unnecessarily low. Either way, only one of the foundations with sunscreens can be relied on as your sole source of facial sun protection.
In contrast to the mostly disappointing foundations, you'll be pleased with what Arden offers for concealer, eyeshadow, lipstick, and mascara. Each of these categories has some brilliant products to consider, and they serve to prove, at least to a modest extent, that Elizabeth Arden makeup is not to be counted out just yet. The remaining products have little to extol, either because they are truly ineffective or because the competition has Arden beat by a mile. A continual bright spot for Arden is that their tester units are typically well organized and the colors are grouped so it's easy to zero in on what you like.