Mega Rich Intensive Anti-Aging Cellular Eye Creme’s main problem is jar packaging. Not only is jar packaging unsanitary for a water-based product like this, but it also causes many of the anti-aging ingredients to break down upon repeated exposure to light and air. It’s such a shame, as this product is loaded with the type of ingredients skin needs to look and act younger.
Despite an impressive formula yet poor packaging, the truth is you don’t need an eye cream. You don’t need a special product for the eye area, whether labeled eye cream or something else. Although there is much you can do to improve the skin around your eyes, the ingredients capable of doing that don’t need to come from, and often aren’t even included in, an eye cream. For example, most eye creams (such as this one) don’t contain sunscreen, and that is a serious problem because it leaves the skin around your eyes vulnerable to sun damage, which will make dark circles and wrinkling 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!
If you decide to try this anyway, be aware that the amount of fennel seed extract it contains poses a risk of irritation—the kind that can impair healthy collagen production and keep skin from looking as youthful as it should.
Helps deliver intense hydration to the eye area while patent pending Firma-CELL-4™ technology combines wrinkle relaxing peptides to promote fimer, tighter skin. Collagen and elastin help tone, smooth and lift skin reducing the appearance of fine lines and the severity of deep wrinkles around the delicate eye area. Skin becomes smoother, firmer and regains a more youthful looking appearance.
Water, Glycerin, Glyceryl Stearate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cetyl Alcohol, Propylene Glycol Stearate, Viola Tricolor Extract, Foeniculum Vulgare (Fennel) Seed Extract, Camellia Sinensis (White Tea) Leaf Extract, Echinacea Purpurea Extract, Algae Extract, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Rosa Canina Fruit Oil, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Ceramide 3, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-5, Acetyl Hexapeptide-8, Sodium PCA, Wheat Amino Acids, Collagen, Elastin, Retinyl Palmitate (Vitamin A), Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Ascorbyl Methylsilanol Pectinate, Beeswax (Cera Alba), Panthenol (Pro Vitamin B5), Allantoin, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Soluble Collagen, Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Steapyrium Chloride, Squalane, Dimethicone, Linoleic Acid, Oleic Acid, Polysorbate 20, Butylene Glycol, Maleic Acid, Lactic Acid, Tartaric Acid, Hydrolyzed Elastin, Sodium Hyaluronate, Superoxide Dismutase, Polyacrylamide, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Laureth-7, Carbomer, Disodium EDTA, Triethanolamine, Propylene Glycol, Quaternium-15, Diazolidinyl Urea, Methylparaben, Propylparaben.
Unique in the world of spa and salon specialty lines, 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.
A novel aspect of this line is that there are few (if any) nonsense ingredients. Roth products conspicuously lack the exotic, potentially irritating, sensitizing, and often unnecessary plant extracts and the irritating, fragrant plant oils that show up in most pricey skin-care lines, especially spa lines. Many of these products don't have fragrance, and they lack the long lists of ingredients that are often unnecessarily complicated. 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 and gender-friendly. No pretty pink bottles, sexy curved jars, or bejeweled caps—all of which reinforce the clinical nature of Peter Thomas Roth. Overall, this line should be admired for its simplicity and, for the most part, for its well-thought-out formulations.
After all that glowing praise there are a few embarrassing missteps to avoid, such as products that contain hydrogen peroxide, which can cause free-radical damage and hurt skin; irritating acne products that contain sulfur; unimpressive masks (odd for a spa-oriented line); and a bumper crop of products claiming to affect expression lines and wrinkles in a manner similar to cosmetic corrective procedures.
For more information about Peter Thomas Roth, call (800) PTR-SKIN or visit www.peterthomasroth.com.