Power K Eye Rescue includes several antioxidants front and center, but none of them will do much good for your skin because of the jar packaging. In addition, vitamin K isn’t a slam-dunk for dark circles, as there’s only minimal research pertaining to its benefit, not to mention its stability will be affected by the jar packaging.
This also contains arnica, and although arnica has a history of being used for bruising, it is ill-suited for use around the eye, not to mention that very few cases of dark circles are actual bruises. Last, the amount of film-forming agent (polyacrylamide) this contains may be irritating when applied around the eyes.
Helps visibly brighten and reduce the appearance of dark circles, fatigue, bruising (after rubbing, surgery, allergies, etc.) and fine lines, by combating the underlying cause of darkening.
Water/Aqua/Eau, Butylene Glycol, Cyclopentasiloxane, Polyacrylamide, Phytonadione (Vitamin K), Mica (Ci 77019), Glycosaminoglycans, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Aesculus Hippocastanum (Horse Chestnut) Seed Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Arnica Montana Flower Extract, Beta-Glucan, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate (Vitamin C), Sodium PCA, Dimethyl Isosorbide, Bioflavonoids, Sodium Hyaluronate, Kojic Acid, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Laureth-7, Sodium Chondroitin Sulfate, Ubiquinone, Carbomer, Phenoxyethanol, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Gelatin, Acacia Senegal Gum, Xanthan Gum, Benzoic Acid, Dehydroacetic Acid, Alcohol Denatured, Methylparaben, Butylparaben, Ethylparaben, Propylparaben, Isobutylparaben, Titanium Dioxide
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.