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3Lab WW Eye Cream with human growth hormone

Is a Solution for:
Sagging Skin
February 12, 2008 Reviewed by Marta 6 Comments
3Lab WW Eye Cream has arrived at Barney's New York. I am interested in it because 3Lab's products contain a patented human growth hormone (for example, 3Lab H Serum). This product could be very promising or a scam.

The main argument for the prosecution is that human growth hormone is not generally something you imbibe or apply topically. HGH supplements aren't the actual hormone itself, but something to stimulate its production in the pituitary gland. Now how would a cream get there? For the credulous here is a visual aid).


Topical application of the actual hormone is hard to achieve because HGH is a large, unstable molecule. Hence, 3Lab's proprietary solution, Nano Claire GY. I haven't the slightest idea what this is since we are clearly meant to be satisfied that there is some science behind 3Lab WW Eye Cream (3Lab's website is amongst the least informative). I suppose the Nano part implies that they have managed to get this molecule into parts small enough to get through the skin.

Even if WW Eye Cream does contain human growth hormone that can penetrate the epidermis, is there any evidence that topical application of it is going to diminish wrinkles? None that I could find. However, in 3Lab's defense, I did find a clinical trial in Japan that demonstrated that HGH and collagen was a "useful" formulation for the treatment of wounds. If it can treat wounds, perhaps it can treat wrinkles.

3Lab is annoyingly coy about what exactly has gone into WW Eye Cream. It only specifically refers to one ingredient, phyllantus emblica, a plant extract that is a known pigment adjuster. Presumably this has been added to tackle under-eye circles. The only other thing alluded to is Hydranox, a trademark (not an ingredient) with no explanation provided.

The only thing for it is to head up to Barney's and see what the package details. The lengths one must go to....
  • February 24, 2008

    by Jem Brown

    <p>Many thanks Marta for all the info you've posted which has been very helpful. I've never had a reaction to a cream before but this caused burn-like symptoms and my skin was actually weeping. It took several days to calm down. I am certain that this cream was the cause as I stopped using it for a while, the symptoms calmed down and then I gave it one more try and the same thing happened again. <br />
    Thankfully the damage to my skin wasn't permanent but it did look very red, puffy and angry for a few days. To put it mildly, I'm not very impressed with 3Lab WW! </p>

  • February 22, 2008

    by marta

    <p>You can find my verdict on what caused the reaction and on the other ingredients here:<br />
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  • February 22, 2008

    by marta

    <p>Funnily enough I was thinking about you and doing a follow up only this morning. I'll take a look at the ingredients and post something later today, tomorrow at the latest.</p>

  • February 22, 2008

    by Jem Brown

    <p>Have had to discontinue using the cream Marta due to a bad skin reaction. Would be interested in your findings re the ingredients.</p>


  • February 17, 2008

    by marta

    <p>Jem<br />
    This is hugely helpful, I'll post an update once I've looked at the ingredients in more detail. Good luck and do come back in a few weeks to tell us how/if you are liking WW.</p>

  • February 17, 2008

    by Jem Brown

    <p>I'm using the WW cream although too early to say if it's performing any miracles yet. The ingredients on the box for this are:<br />
    Water, glycerin, pentaerythrityl tetraoctanoate, butryospermum parkii, cetearyl alcohol, dimethyl isosorbide, c12-20 acid peg-8 ester, c10-18 triglycerides, isodecyl salicylate, butylene glycol, isononyl isononanoate, ethylhexyl isononanoate, dimethicone, coco glucoside, sodium, hyaluronate, hydroxyethyl acrylate/sodium acryloyldimethyl taurate copolymer, squalane, polysorbate 60, oligopeptide-4, oligopeptide-5, proppyl gallate, acrylates/c10-30 alkylacrylate crosspolymer,polymethylmethacrylate, tocopheryl acetate,diacetyl boldine, camellia sinesis (green tea) leaf extract, ginko bilboba leaf extract, glycyrhiza glabra (licorice) root extract, phyllanthus emblica fruit extract, arbutin, sodium levulinate, sodium anisate, disodium edta, fragrance so perhaps the eye cream has similar ingredients in it.<br />

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