04.18.2014
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Age Intervention Eye Cream
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0.5 fl. oz. for $64
Category:Skin Care > Retinol Products > Eye Moisturizers
Last Updated:04.18.2014
Jar Packaging:Yes
Tested on animals:No
Review Overview

Age Intervention Eye Cream is a very emollient eye cream that contains some excellent nonvolatile plant oils and very good water-binding agents. Lots of antioxidants are included, but they won’t remain stable for long once this jar-packaged product is opened. Jar packaging also presents a hygiene issue because you're dipping your finger in and further stressing the preservative system of this water-based product.

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.

You can save money and take superior care of your eye area by using your face product if it is well formulated and appropriate for the skin type around your eyes!

Claims

De-age, De-wrinkle, Soften, Smooth, Hydrate, Firm and Define. Age Intervention Eye Cream is a spectacularly effective formula that delivers amazing results. For ultra smooth, contoured-looking eyelid skin that appears flawlessly ageless, this cream is a must-have. Based on a new, patented Peptide/Retinol combination, this cream includes a number of supporting additives that synergistically provide remarkable benefits. The results are visibly exciting an objectively measurable.

Ingredients

Water, Meadowfoam Seed Oil, Shea Butter, Stearyl Alcohol, Ceteareth-20, Jojoba Seed Oil, Sodium Hyaluronate, Hydrolyzed Glycosaminoglycans, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Camellia Oleifera (Tea) Leaf Extract, Algae Extract, Cetyl Alcohol, Propylene Glycol, Clover Flower Extract, Myristoyl Pentapeptide-8, Myristoyl Tetrapeptide-12, Creatine, Glycolipids, Hyaluronic Acid, Soybean Oil, Retinol, Tocophersolan, Pregnenolone Acetate, Lupinus Albus Seed Oil, Wheat Germ Oil Unsaponifiables, Lecithin, Dipalmitoyl Hydroxyproline, Beta-Sitosterol, Linoleic Acid, Tocopherol, Sodium Ascorbate, Mannitol, Plankton Extract, Ubiquinone, Rosa Canina Fruit Oil, Saccharomyces/Copper Ferment, Algae Extract, Tyrosine, Methylparaben, Ethylparaben, Propylparaben, Butylparaben, Phenoxyethanol

Brand Overview

Jan Marini Skin Research, Inc. At-A-Glance

Strengths: Most of the products are fragrance- and colorant-free; excellent AHA and retinol options, including an AHA combined with sunscreen; the water-soluble cleansers.

Weaknesses: Expensive; some categories contain ingredients (growth factors, hormones, and interferon) with unreliable track records or whose long-term risks, if any, remain unknown; sunscreens that lack sufficient UVA-protecting ingredients; jar packaging; Marini Lash isn't as exciting as Marini’s former lash-enhancing products.

Jan Marini Skin Research, Inc., was founded, of course, by Jan Marini, who originally started out marketing products for M.D. Formulations. Thus, it isn't surprising to find that her own line is also aimed at dermatologists, aestheticians, and plastic surgeons, much the way M.D. Formulations is. In direct contrast to many of the other skin-care lines in this niche market, Marini’s line stands out with its selection of far more realistic and varied skin-care products. First, there are no spiraling-out-of-control ingredient lists where everything is thrown in except the kitchen sink. Then, and more important, you will find some well-formulated products that include sunscreens, skin-lightening options, vitamin C products, and good glycolic acid–based alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) products, along with some outstanding retinol options.

It is interesting to observe that Marini attributes the research for her "topical form of lipid (fat) soluble Vitamin C that is stable and able to be absorbed" to the form "developed in conjunction with physician researcher Nicholas Perricone, M.D." Of course, Perricone has his own version of vitamin C products, which are quite similar to Marini's in that they also contain ascorbyl palmitate. That being the case, given that he claims his are the best ever with the highest concentration of the stuff, we wonder if she would now agree with his findings? At least compared to her former partners at M.D. Formulations, Marini's information about vitamin C is more accurately based (it's backed by published research) and there's only a minimal amount of hyperbole. In fact, when it comes to the information Marini and team present to the professionals who retail their products, this line wins high marks for its close-to-accurate information about how skin ages, what can be done to minimize and prevent future signs of aging, and the effects various products have on skin. Of course, you're supposed to believe her products have all the answers, but that's what the reviews below will elucidate.

For more information about Jan Marini Skin Research, Inc., call (888) 695-2611 or visit www.janmarini.com.

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