Reviewed by Dana

I started using Dermophisiologique Optyma 24 hour Eye Cream ($88 in the TIA shop) on Oct. 18th, 2010. My first impression is that this was a very moisturizing eye cream which I was thrilled about. Prior to my trial I had been using YBF Correct and needed to add another moisturizing eye cream over the top.

You only need about ½ a pump of Optyma for both eyes as this is a pretty thick cream. They do recommend using the Optyma Eye Lotion prior to eye cream application (which I did not use). The first days, weeks I was pleased with the eye cream.  I felt moisturized and crepiness seemed to be diminished. But after 2 months I feel that I looked tired. Dark circles and puffiness have found their way back. Now ‘tis the season so maybe a few more celebratory cocktails and late nights than normal.  I went back to YBF Correct at the start of the new year and my eye area has improved a bit after 2 weeks of use. I do think  puffiness and dark circles are still evident though. Overall I think I’d stick with YBF Correct (if you can afford it) or continue the search for the “Great White Buffalo” eye cream.

Ingredients: The start of the ingredients list is a few thickeners/emollients, corn oil and almond oil.  There ispropylene glycol for those who watch out for this one (TIA has done a review of this questionable ingredient). Even as you get down on the ingredients list, it is just more and more emollients – panthenol (B5) and tocopheryl acetate. There is malva sylvestria extract (mallow), which is an anti-inflammatory; however, it’s so far down on the ingredients list I’m not even sure there’s enough for it to make a difference.

Overall, I think this is good at moisturizing but you need something else for dark circles, puffiness.

Ingredients

Water, PEG-30 dipolyhdroxystearate, dicapryl ether, zea mays oil, glycerin, caprilyc/capric triglyceride, cetearyl ethylhexanoate, sweet almond oil, beeswax, triethylhexanoin, aluminum starch, octenyl succinate, capryloyl glycine, olive fruit oil, silica, propylene glycol, magnesium stearate, magnesium sulfate, tocopheryl acetate, yeast extract, panthenol, wheat germ oil, coconut oil, poiesis factor, sylibum marianarum extract, lilium candidum extract, vaccinium myrtillus extract, malllow extract, helycrisum extract, centella asiatica extract, echinacea extract, hypericum perforatum extract, fragrance, linseed oil, hyaluronic acid, hydrolized glycosaminoglycans, glycine, escin, hexamidine disethionate, decyl oleate, sodium benzotriazoyl, butyphenol sulfonate, buteth-3, tributyl citrate, lecithin, ascorbyl palmitate, tetradibutyl pentaerithyl hydroxyhydrocinnamate, citric acid.