12.31.2014
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Fresh Effects Bright On Schedule Eye Awakening Cream
0.5 fl. oz. for $12.99
Expert Rating
Community Rating (4)
Expert Reviews
Last Updated:12.31.2014
Jar Packaging:No
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!

Pros:
  • 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.
  • Inexpensive.
  • Contains niacinamide, an excellent anti-aging ingredient for all skin types.
Cons:
  • Doesn't contain anything unique or special for the eye area.
More Info:

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.

Community Reviews
Claims

Avoid “morning-after” eyes with {Bright On Schedule!} Eye Awakening Cream. Its tri-roller ball cools the skin underneath your eyes, while the sheer, lightweight cream hydrates and reduces the look of puffiness and dark circles. Its formula is oil-free, absorbs fast, and won’t clog pores.

Ingredients

Water/Eau, Glycerin, Cyclopentasiloxane, Niacinamide, Dimethicone, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Panthenol, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Glycereth-25 PCA Isostearate, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Acrylamide/Sodium Acryloyldimethyltaurate Copolymer, Titanium Dioxide, Aminomethyl Propanol, Dimethiconol, DMDM Hydantoin, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Allantoin, Tocopheryl Acetate, Laureth-7, Disodium EDTA, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Lonicera Japonica (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract.

Brand Overview

Olay At-A-Glance

Starting decades ago with the now-classic Oil of Olay, this brand now offers an extensive range of skin-care products sold at drugstores and mass-market stores. Today's Olay lineup for those concerned about staving off the effects of aging skin is impressive, comprising their Regenerist, Pro X, and Total Effects lines. All of these (and several other Olay products) contain the B vitamin niacinamide. As you might expect, the claims made for it are inflated, but niacinamide is a very helpful ingredient for all skin types, capable of exerting multiple benefits.

In fact, perhaps the biggest complaint about Olay is that there are a number of repetitive formulas within and between the sub-brands make this line confusing and tricky to shop! Still, there is a lot to like about this drugstore stalwart, with its main drawback being a few formulas containing fragrance or other ingredients that have the potential to cause irritation.

For more information about Olay, owned by Procter & Gamble, call (800) 285-5170 or visit www.olay.com.

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Olay At-A-Glance

Starting decades ago with the now-classic Oil of Olay, this brand now offers an extensive range of skin-care products sold at drugstores and mass-market stores. Today's Olay lineup for those concerned about staving off the effects of aging skin is impressive, comprising their Regenerist, Pro X, and Total Effects lines. All of these (and several other Olay products) contain the B vitamin niacinamide. As you might expect, the claims made for it are inflated, but niacinamide is a very helpful ingredient for all skin types, capable of exerting multiple benefits.

In fact, perhaps the biggest complaint about Olay is that there are a number of repetitive formulas within and between the sub-brands make this line confusing and tricky to shop! Still, there is a lot to like about this drugstore stalwart, with its main drawback being a few formulas containing fragrance or other ingredients that have the potential to cause irritation.

For more information about Olay, owned by Procter & Gamble, call (800) 285-5170 or visit www.olay.com.