This eye gel is an incredibly basic formula that really isn’t worth strong consideration. It contains mostly water, slip agents, and preservative. The tiny amounts of plant extracts, peptides, and gems may make this sound appealing, but those ingredients have no established benefit for skin; even if they did, their efficacy would rapidly deteriorate due to the jar packaging. See More Info to learn why jar packaging is a problem for most skin-care products.
Really, the only point of interest for this eye gel is the accompanying metal applicator with its bead-like head. You’re directed to press the gel below and above your eye with this applicator, and because it’s solid metal, it will feel cooling. That’s nice, but if cooling around the eyes is what you want, you can get that by using a chilled teaspoon or cold cloth around the eyes, and then apply a product that is brilliantly formulated and comes in stable packaging. See More Info to find out why you don’t need a special gel for the eye area.
- The metal bead applicator can feel soothing and cooling to tired, irritated eyes, but it’s mostly gimmicky.
- Formula is short on truly beneficial ingredients.
- Jar packaging won’t keep the tiny amount of interesting ingredients stable during use.
The fact that it’s packaged in a jar means the beneficial ingredients won't remain stable once it is opened. All plant extracts, vitamins, antioxidants, and other state-of-the-art ingredients break down in the presence of air, so once a jar is opened and lets the air in, these important ingredients begin to deteriorate. Jars also are unsanitary because you’re dipping your fingers into them with each use, adding bacteria, which further deteriorate the beneficial ingredients (Sources: Free Radical Biology and Medicine, September 2007, pages 818–829; Ageing Research Reviews, December 2007, pages 271–288; Dermatologic Therapy, September-October 2007, pages 314–321; International Journal of Pharmaceutics, June 12, 2005, pages 197–203; Pharmaceutical Development and Technology, January 2002, pages 1–32; International Society for Horticultural Science, www.actahort.org/members/showpdf?booknrarnr=778_5;
Beautypackaging.com, and www.beautypackaging.com/articles/2007/03/airless-packaging.php).
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.