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Dr Brandt r3p Eye

Is a Solution for:
Sagging Skin
September 16, 2008 Reviewed by Marta 2 Comments
I was asked to look into Dr Brandt r3p Eye ($80 for 0.5oz) and the first thing I noticed when I started my research was that were a lot of negative reviews from consumers. Most of which are in the 'this does nothing so don't waste your money' vein.

Now, I personally have never tried a Dr Brandt product. Every time I think about giving it a go, I run into a picture of Dr Brandt himself and I find him terrifying. I can't help but think he looks like a scientist from a Bond movie.

This is clearly a childish prejudice of mine and Dr B is doubtless a nice man with a sincere mission to make good potions. The real problem with his products, I think, is that they are crammed with a lot of ingredients and many of them are ones I don't especially care for.

I would imagine that oddly named r3p Eye feels quite good on application; there are four different silicons, shea and methylsilanol hydroxyproline aspartate, which is a skin conditioning amino acid. Octyldodecyl stearate is a skin conditioning fatty acid and a mild irritant when tested on rabbits.

The two "powerful peptides" that rP3 boasts are acetyl hexapeptide-8, which is the one that prevents muscles from moving and seems to be in everything these days, and ascorbic acid polypeptide. This one was new to me and it turns out to be pretty interesting. Ascorbic acid is vitamin C and when it occurs naturally it combines polypeptides and bioflavanoids. Ascorbic acid polypeptide, the natural kind, is supposed to be 10 times more effective than the synthetic vitamin C used in most potions.

There are some antioxidants in the form of tea and caffiene and, languishing at the end of the list, grape seed. I am not sure that I fully understand the role of phospholipids (another ingredient listed). Phospholipids are major components of the cell membrane.  They are similar to fats, but have only two fatty acids rather than three. I have heard of the topical application of a growth factor to stimulate phospholipids, such as lysophosphatidic acid. But I haven't come across phospholipids being topically applied until now.

That's about it apart from the usual emulsifiers and no less than seven preservatives. My menacing Dr Brandt is looking rather mundane.

Ingredients in Dr Brandt rP3 Eye

Water (Aqua), Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Lecithin, Methylsilanol Hydroxyproline Aspartate, Cyclopentasiloxane, Cetyl Palmitate, Siloxanetriol Alginate, C12-16 Alcohols, Glycerin, Cetyl Alcohol, Cetyl Lactate, Octyldodecyl Stearate, Glyceryl Stearate Citrate, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Caffeine, Acetyl Hexapeptide-8, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Dimethicone, Bis-Hydroxyethoxypropyl Dimethicone, Palmitic Acid, Polyglyceryl-3 Stearate, Phenoxyethanol, Betaine,Tocopheryl Acetate, Acetyl Citrull Amido Arginine, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Disodium EDTA, Xanthan Gum, Methylparaben, Sodium Acrylates Copolymer, BHT, Ascorbic Acid Polypeptide, Sodium PCA, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Phospholipids, Ceramide 3, Polyglyceryl-10 Stearate, Ethylparaben, Butylparaben, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Propylparaben, Isobutylpraben, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract.

  • April 28, 2013

    by mau123

    He is a little odd-looking. But everything of his I've tried has mostly done what he says it will for me. I have contrary, very fair, sensitive skin, rosacea and allergies. This r-stuff actually works very well for me. I sometimes use it at night and to soothe my tired eye(lids) after long sessions at the computer or after they've gotten irritated and I've washed the off. I can feel a little tingle but it soothes and wakes up my eyes. It's better than caffeine. I've used teabags for big puffies and this is a different sensation altogether. Then I can do my makeup without looking terrible. And eyes do stay woke-up looking for a while. That's OK by me. I don't see it as an eye-lifting substance--does that even exist totally in a jar? I'm always looking for new ideas and find the comments here interesting.

  • September 17, 2008

    by ash

    <p>LOL, "...scientist from a Bond movie" I love it! </p>

    <p>Always wanted to try his products, but this review (among other things) have steered me away. There are too many good products out there to keep me busy anyways and only so much to spend.</p>

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