As we age, we all have something new to deal with, it could be brown spots, adult acne, hooded eyes, wrinkles, undereye bags, health issues or combination thereof.
New challenges. Need new solutions.
There are plenty of products out there that offer solutions. The challenge is that everyone is different. What works for some may not work for all. That means, yes, trial and error.
My sister has volunteered (kind of) to try out products to deal with her undereye bags and circles. She is diabetic which does enhance the problem.
IT Cosmetics Confidence in an Eye Cream – Eye Cream Trial
According to the brand’s website: “Developed with leading plastic surgeons, IT Cosmetics® creates clinically proven, innovative, problem-solving color cosmetics and skin care products that harness cutting-edge, Anti-Aging technologies and high performance, skin-loving ingredients to provide you with serious beauty solutions designed to give you the power to look and feel your most beautiful! IT’s truly your beauty, but better!TM
This eye cream has a texture similar to this brand’s other cream IT Cosmetics Confidence in a cream. If you haven’t tried that, this cream has a light lotion feel that absorbs quickly into the skin.
It doesn’t seem it irritate or sting the under eye skin at all.
This eye cream has a lot of ingredients, I mean, a lot.
“AQUA/WATER/EAU, BUTYLENE GLYCOL, CYCLOPENTASILOXANE, CETEARYL ALCOHOL, BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA) BUTTER, PALMITIC ACID, STEARIC ACID, DIMETHICONE, NIACINAMIDE, PEG-40 STEARATE, POLYSORBATE 60, CETYL ETHYLHEXANOATE, GLYCERYL STEARATE, MACADAMIA TERNIFOLIA SEED OIL, POLYACRYLATE-13, POLYSILICONE-11, HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL, POLYISOBUTENE, DIMETHICONE/VINYL DIMETHICONE
CROSSPOLYMER, TROMETHAMINE, SORBITAN STEARATE, PHENOXYETHANOL, CARBOMER, CHLORPHENESIN, ACRYLATES/C10-30 ALKYL ACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMER, PHENYL TRIMETHICONE, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, GLYCERIN, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, POLYSORBATE 20, ALKANNA TINCTORIA ROOT EXTRACT, SORBITAN ISOSTEARATE, SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE, BENZOPHENONE-5, TIN OXIDE, COPTIS JAPONICA ROOT EXTRACT, ALCOHOL, DISODIUM EDTA, SODIUM HYALURONATE, TOCOPHEROL, CITRIC ACID, COLLOIDAL OATMEAL, CAFFEINE, PERSEA GRATISSIMA (AVOCADO) OIL, SQUALANE, COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) OIL, ROYAL JELLY EXTRACT, CAMELLIA SINENSIS LEAF EXTRACT, COFFEA ARABICA (COFFEE) SEED EXTRACT, PANAX GINSENG ROOT EXTRACT, CHOLESTERYL NONANOATE, CHOLESTERYL CHLORIDE, CHOLESTERYL ISOSTEARATE, CURCUMA LONGA (TURMERIC) ROOT EXTRACT, GLYCYRRHIZA GLABRA (LICORICE) ROOT EXTRACT, SODIUM LAUROYL LACTYLATE, LECITHIN, ANTHEMIS NOBILIS FLOWER EXTRACT, CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, STEARETH-20, CREATINE, MARIS AQUA/SEA WATER/EAU DE MER,
ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF EXTRACT, CERAMIDE NP, PANTHENOL, POLYGLUTAMIC ACID, PHYTOSPHINGOSINE, CERAMIDE AP, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, ARGININE, ISOLEUCINE, LEUCINE, VALINE, THREONINE, METHIONINE, LYSINE, PHENYLALANINE, TRYPTOPHAN, CHOLESTEROL, HISTIDINE, SACCHARIDE ISOMERATE, XANTHAN GUM, CUCUMIS SATIVUS (CUCUMBER) FRUIT EXTRACT, N-HYDROXYSUCCINIMIDE, RETINOL, COLLAGEN, COPPER GLUCONATE, PALMITOYL PENTAPEPTIDE-4, ACETYL HEXAPEPTIDE-8, TEA-COCOYL GLUTAMATE, POTASSIUM SORBATE, COPPER TRIPEPTIDE-1, MAGNESIUM ASPARTATE, BIOTIN, ZINC GLUCONATE, SODIUM ASCORBYL PHOSPHATE, ASCORBIC ACID, PALMITOYL OLIGOPEPTIDE, CHRYSIN, PALMITOYL TETRAPEPTIDE-7, CHLORHEXIDINE DIGLUCONATE, CERAMIDE EOP, TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891).”
Overview of ingredients
Lets just hit some of these ingredient. We might get too bored going through the whole list. The ingredients at the top of the list are supposed to be what the product contains the most of and it goes down from there. We have no way of knowing percentages and I couldn’t find that information anywhere. That information would probably give away their formula for their cream.
Butylene Glycol – an ingredient that helps other ingredients absorb into the skin and humectant.
Cyclopentasiloxane – cosmetic silicone
Cetearyl Alcohol – Fatty alcohol. Fatty alcohols are emollient, texture enhancer, foam stabilizer, and carrying agent for other ingredients.
If you think the above ingredients are unusual, they are not. They are very common and they are in a lot of products.
Shea Butter – is a fat extracted from the nut of the African shea tree. Many studies have shown that it is exceptional at penetrating the skin. The fat along with penetrating the skin makes it a super emollient. It is naturally loaded with vitamins A, E and F and thought to offer UV protection. A study in American Journal of Life Sciences claims that it boosts collagen production. It also reduces inflammation in the skin.
Palmitic acid and Stearic acid – fatty acids. They are not a bad thing, they are both added to skin care products to keep skin smooth. We lose smoothness and fatty acids in our skin as we age.
Dimethicone – silicon-based polymer or a silicone oil.
Niacinamide – also known as vitamin B-3 is a powerhouse in skin ingredients. It helps with a variety of skin issues from dryness, rosacea, hyperpigmentation and I could go on and on. In fact, you can hit on the link, above, for more information on this product.
You may think that all of these ingredients are just found in their IT Cosmetics Confidence in a cream moisturizing super cream and it is the same thing with just a higher price tag. Not, exactly true. This product is formulated differently. Some of the ingredients will be the same. After all, they are good ingredients. They are in a different order in the ingredients list (probably to insure that it can be absorbed by the delicate undereye area) and this product doesn’t have nearly the amount of oils (oils can clog the under eye area) or even the essential oils of the super cream.
This is a picture of her eyes, the first time she used the product. This is first thing in the morning and it isn’t retouched. It is just a selfie with no filters in office lighting.
This picture is a bit closer, so you can see a few more superficial lines and the darkness is a bit more pronounced. It was taken after two weeks of using the product and it does show a slight reduction in the bags, especially under the right eye. I think it looks more moisturized as well. I was kind of impressed actually.
Does it mean that you need to run out and get this product? That remains to be seen. It takes some time for your skin to see real improvement and there is quite a bit more of this product to be used for this eye trial. Would I say it is a good moisturizer and that it definitely does something for the under eyes? Yes, I would.
Ulta has this product for $38.00 for .05 oz, which calculates out to be $76.00 per ounce. You will have to determine for yourself if you feel it is worth that price point to give it a try.