Tested on animals:Yes
This eye cream is packaged in an opaque tube that's outfitted with a tri-rollerball applicator. The metal balls dispense product and allow you to do some light massaging around the eyes, which can help reduce puffiness that results from fluid retention or allergies. However, this absolutely cannot reduce age-related puffiness in any way.
The fragrance-free formula contains niacinamide, a cell-communicating and barrier-repair ingredient found in almost all of Olay's leave-on products. Also present are the conditioning agent panthenol along with tiny amounts of vitamin E (tocopheryl acetate) and green tea (Camellia sinensis). Although these are good ingredients, this is hardly a robust formula when it comes to antioxidants and skin-repairing ingredients.
All told, this is a good, lightweight eye cream, but it doesn't contain anything unique or special for the eye area. See More Info to find out why most eye cream like this aren't necessary—not if your facial moisturizer contains the same types of ingredients!
- Lightweight, fragrance-free cream hydrates without feeling greasy.
- Tri-rollerball applicator is a new twist on applying eye cream, and the massaging action can help reduce some types of puffiness.
- Contains niacinamide, an excellent anti-aging ingredient for all skin types.
- Doesn't contain anything unique or special for the eye area.
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.