The name for this eye cream would ring true if it did not contain several irritating fragrant oils. These oils are a problem for use on skin anywhere on the body, but even more so for use around the eyes. What a shame, because this does contain some very impressive ingredients that skin really needs. By the way, there isn’t any research showing that eye area skin needs anything different from skin elsewhere on the face; that is, if you have dry skin on your face and are using a brilliant moisturizer for that area, and you have dry skin in the eye area, you should use the same moisturizer for that area. This eye cream proves that point because it doesn’t contain anything not found in lots of facial moisturizers (meaning other than the tiny size and eye cream label it’s not all that different, so why bother?).
Fabulous Eye Cream is an exceptional eye cream that soothes fine lines and wrinkles leaving the eye area supple while reducing the visible signs of aging. May be used effectively on those tiny creases above the lip.
Aqua (Water), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride (Coconut), Stearic Acid (Vegetable), Glyceryl Stearate (Vegetable), Glycerin (Plant), Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Cetearyl Alcohol (Coconut), Leontopodium Alpinum Meristem (Edelweiss Plant) Stem Cell Culture, Sodium Hyaluronate (L)(Hyaluronic Acid), Cetyl Alcohol (Coconut), Cholesteryl Stearate, Cholesteryl Nonanoate, Cholesteryl Oleyl Carbonate, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Polysorbate 60 (Plant), Phenethyl Alcohol (Rose), Caprylyl Glycol (Coconut), Xanthan Gum (Fermented Sugar), Centella Asiatica (Gotu Kola) Extract, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil*, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Sweet Orange) Peel Oil, Vaccinium Myrtillus (Bilberry) Fruit Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice Powder, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Retinol, Elaeis Guineensis (Palm) Oil (Tocomin®), Tocotrienols, Tocopherol (D-Alpha), Phenyl-N-Butyl Nitrone (Spin Trap), Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Oil, Zea Mays (Corn) Silk Extract, Allantoin (Comfrey Root), Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Citrus Grandis (Pink Grapefruit) Peel Oil, Cananga Odorata (Ylang Ylang) Flower Oil, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Water, Citric Acid, Santalum Austrocaledonicum (Sandalwood) Wood Oil, Cymbopogon Martini (Palmarosa) Oil, Potassium Sorbate, Alcohol Denatured (Grain)
Colorado-based MyChelle is sold in many health food, specialty supplement and vitamin shops, and spas. It was started by Myra Michelle Eby, an entrepreneur whose background includes years working in the natural products industry. Eby's background was mostly in sales and she translated that talent into creating MyChelle.
Like many lines that heavily emphasize natural ingredients, MyChelle spurns synthetic ingredients as always being bad or toxic. The company's catalog provides an ingredient dictionary that glorifies every natural ingredient they use as having multiple benefits for skin, but it leaves out any of the negative research proving that many plant (i.e., natural) extracts can have a negative effect on skin. Once again consumers are being fed a pipe dream that a natural product is the answer to their skin-care concerns. Depending on the MyChelle product you choose, you could be putting your skin at considerable risk for irritation, free-radical damage, and potentially phototoxic reactions when skin is exposed to sunlight. As is often the case with new skin-care companies promising the world, MyChelle has over a dozen moisturizers and serums proclaiming their lifting antiwrinkle properties, but it sells only one sunscreen, which they identify as being for the body not the face. None of that adds up to great skin care.
Ironically, while MyChelle products have lots of missteps, many of the products also contain several proven beneficial ingredients for skin alongside the irritating ones. Antioxidants, retinol, peptides, and skin-identical ingredients are often included, but when these great ingredients are mixed with ingredients that cause irritation, destroy skin cells, and cause collagen breakdown, they are fighting an uphill battle to provide your skin with any benefit.
Please don't misunderstand: we're all for natural as long as it doesn't make matters worse for skin, but that's simply not the case with the majority of products in this line. As for the "Dermaceuticals" portion of the name, well, that's just one more meaningless marketing term to look past, as there is nothing dermatologic or pharmaceutical about any of these products.
For more information about MyChelle Dermaceuticals, call (800) 447-2076 or visit www.mychelle.com.