04.01.2015
3
Instant FIRMx Eye
1 fl. oz. for $32
Expert Rating
Community Rating (1)
Expert Reviews
Last Updated:04.01.2015
Jar Packaging:No
Tested on animals:Yes

This lightweight eye-area moisturizer contains a high amount of irritating, drying ingredients, notably sodium silicate. Combined, these can constrict skin and make it feel temporarily tighter, but the daily irritation can damage healthy collagen production, eventually making wrinkles and sagging around the eyes look worse. If that weren’t bad enough, this also contains problematic plant extracts that cause further trouble for skin anywhere on the face. Please see More Info below for further details and to learn why most eye creams aren't necessary.

Pros:
  • Contains some helpful antioxidants and peptides.
Cons:
  • Combination of drying silicate ingredients and irritating plant extracts makes this a problem product for use around the eyes or anywhere on the face.
  • Cannot correct age-related puffiness (no product can).

More Info:

The troublesome plant extracts in this product are comfrey leaf and fennel seed. Learn more about why comfrey is a problem Here. Learn more about why fennel seed extract is a problem Here.

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.

Community Reviews
Claims

This fast-acting formula instantly tightens, firms, and smoothes the eye area. It minimizes the appearance of crow's feet, fine lines, and deep wrinkles while diminishing under eye puffiness and signs of fatigue.

Ingredients

Water, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Sodium Silicate, Sodium Magnesium Fluorosilicate, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Symphytum Officinale (Comfrey) Leaf Extract, Foeniculum Vulgare (Fennel) Seed Extract, Medicago Sativa (Alfalfa) Seed Extract, Argania Spinosa Kernel Extract, Spilanthes Acmella Flower Extract, Hydrolyzed Lupine Protein, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Dipeptide-2, Panthenol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Retinyl Palmitate, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Phospholipids, Chondrus Crispus (Carrageenan), Hesperidin Methyl Chalcone, Steareth-20, Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Disodium EDTA, BHT, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Ethylparaben, Butylparaben, Isobutylparaben

Brand Overview

Peter Thomas Roth At-A-Glance

Peter Thomas Roth is a large but straightforward line with mostly uncomplicated formulations that, for the most part, are quite good and state-of-the-art. Unlike many product lines, most of the acne, AHA, BHA, sunscreen, and moisturizing products contain what they should to be effective and helpful for skin.

Even more impressive are the well-formulated cleansers, sunscreens, AHA products, and skin lighteners. The moisturizers have improved somewhat, and most are now packaged so that the light- and air-sensitive ingredients remain stable. In fact, Roth's packaging deserves special mention because it is exceptionally utilitarian.

After all that glowing praise, what you should be aware of are the instances of products containing potential irritants (noted in their respective reviews) as well as the products in jar packaging that contain ingredients which are sensitive to air and light.

For more information about Peter Thomas Roth, call (800) PTR-SKIN or visit www.peterthomasroth.com.

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Peter Thomas Roth At-A-Glance

Peter Thomas Roth is a large but straightforward line with mostly uncomplicated formulations that, for the most part, are quite good and state-of-the-art. Unlike many product lines, most of the acne, AHA, BHA, sunscreen, and moisturizing products contain what they should to be effective and helpful for skin.

Even more impressive are the well-formulated cleansers, sunscreens, AHA products, and skin lighteners. The moisturizers have improved somewhat, and most are now packaged so that the light- and air-sensitive ingredients remain stable. In fact, Roth's packaging deserves special mention because it is exceptionally utilitarian.

After all that glowing praise, what you should be aware of are the instances of products containing potential irritants (noted in their respective reviews) as well as the products in jar packaging that contain ingredients which are sensitive to air and light.

For more information about Peter Thomas Roth, call (800) PTR-SKIN or visit www.peterthomasroth.com.