Reviewed by Kathy
I recently tried out Aphelia
’s Peony 9+5 Eye Creme
($69) for about six weeks and was overall pleased with the product. I like the antioxidants in the product, as well as how smoothly it applies. In my opinion this product is of good value.
The product website states that Peony 9+5 eye cream is “A daily anti-aging treatment creme designed for the delicate eye area that contains natural multivitamins and powerful antioxidants to help fight fine lines, reduce the appearance of dark circles and puffy eyes. It is combined with modern peptides to help restore and delay chronological aging of the skin around the eyes.”
This all sounds very appealing and exciting to a maturing woman like myself. I am a 49-year-old Caucasian woman with combination skin (normal to oily). I have laugh lines and a few lines under my eyes that need attention. I also have dark hallows under my eyes, which have a very fine crepey texture to them.
The product comes in a sleek rectangular opaque glass bottle with chrome trim and matching black plastic lid. The container looks elegant and expensive. The product is pump dispensed, allowing pressure for the amount of product you desire. I found the product to be extremely spreadable. It easily covered the circular area of both eyes with only a rice-size amount. The lotion dispenses white with a medium heavy texture. It spreads and absorbs much better than it would appear.
As for my results, the darkness under my eyes did not noticeably improve, but the crepiness disappeared completely and my fine lines were very well hydrated by applying twice a day. The lotion fully absorbed and left my skin prepared for makeup or sunscreen. There was no running of eye makeup or drifting of mascara.
Overall, this was a very nice product that left my eye area hydrated and not oily. The product is economical with the tiny amount used for each application. Again, this eye cream is a good buy as the product does exactly what you would expect it to.
Ingredients: Aqua, Isononyl Isononanoate, Poria Cocos Extract, Cetearyl Alcohol, Butylene Glycol, Lycium Barbarum Fruit Extract, Chrysanthemum Indicum Flower Extract, Cuscuta Europea Leaf Extract, Ligustrum Lucidum Fruit Extract, Morus Alba Fruit Extract, Dna, Rna, Idebenone, Laminaria Cloustoni Extract, Lavandula”Angustifolia(Lavender)” Officinalis Flower Oil, Polysorbate 80, Schizandra Sphenanthera Fruit Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Acetyl Hexapeptide-3, Ceteareth-12, Peg-100 Stearate, Glyceryl Stearate, Mineral Oil, Stearic Acid, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Tocopheryl Acetate