Tested on animals:No
There is absolutely nothing special about this moisturizer for the eyes and lips. It contains a very standard roster of ingredients that can be found in numerous facial moisturizers, and the inclusion of fragrance makes this an iffy product to apply near the eyes. See More Info to learn why most eye creams aren't necessary.
The company claims this is “multi-active” due to its smoothing and plumping ingredients, all said to reinforce and “re-densify” fragile skin around the eyes and lips. Don’t count on this doing anything except making dry skin and lips feel smoother and softer. The collagen and teeny-tiny amount of hyaluronic acid (listed as sodium hyaluronate) this contains won’t plump wrinkles or fill in lines on lips or around the mouth.
In terms of this helping to improve age (brown) spots, it contains a tiny amount of mulberry (Morus alba bark) extract. In all likelihood the amount is too low to make much difference for brown spots; in fact, there’s more fragrance in this product than the type of ingredients needed to truly help skin look and act younger while becoming more even-toned. Considering the formula and price, it’s simply not worth the investment.
- Helps make dry skin anywhere on the face look and feel better.
- Lacks a range of state-of-the-art repairing ingredients to help skin look and act younger.
- Will not plump lips or wrinkles to a dramatic (or even mildly impressive) degree.
- Contains fragrance, which isn’t ideal for use so close to the eyes.
Why You May Not Need an Eye Cream
Most eye creams aren't necessary. That's either because they are poorly formulated, contain nothing special for the eye area, or come in packaging that won't keep key ingredients stable. Just because the product is labeled as an eye cream doesn't mean it's good for your eye area; in fact, many can actually make matters worse.
There is much you can do to improve signs of aging around your eyes. Any product loaded with antioxidants, skin-repairing ingredients, skin-lightening ingredients, anti-inflammatory ingredients, and effective emollients will work wonders and those ingredients don't have to come from a product labeled as an eye cream.
You would be shocked how many eye creams lack even the most basic ingredients to help skin. For example, most eye creams don't contain sunscreen. During the day that is a serious problem because it leaves the skin around your eyes vulnerable to sun damage and this absolutely will make dark circles, puffiness, and wrinkles worse!
Whatever product you put around your eye area, regardless of what it is labeled, must be well formulated and appropriate for the skin type around your eyes! That may mean you need an eye cream, but you may also do just as well applying your regular facial moisturizer around your eyes.