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Elite Eye Serum

Is a Solution for:
Dark Circles
Reviewed by Marta February 4, 2010 29 Comments
Prompted by Junko, I did a search on Elite Eye Serum ($99) and I didn't much like what I saw. There are dozens of faux blogs extolling its virtues and I wasn't at all surprised to find that the website doesn't make the full ingredients list available. Elite does assure us that its serum "contains a very effective, highly concentrated dose of pharmaceutical-grade ingredients such as Argireline, Haloxyl, Eyeliss and hyaluronic acid, however no prescription is required." Yes, but along with what exactly.

I emailed the company for the full ingredients list for Elite Eye Serum and was in for two surprises. First, I got a reply the very next day and, secondly, this eye cream looks pretty good - especially if dark under eye circles are one of your issues.

First up there is N-hydroxysuccinimide. This activates the elimination of blood originated pigments responsible for dark color and inflammation that causes under eye circles. Then there is Eyeliss, which is supposed to send your bags packing as well as help eliminate panda eyes. It is a combo of water and Glycerin, there is hesperidin methyl chalcone, steareth-20, dipeptide-2 and palmitoyl tetrapeptide-7.

One study on hesperidin methyl chalcone documented that it lowers the filtration rate of capillaries, and less blood flowing though capillaries close to the surface of the skin potentially means less dark bluish discoloration under the eyes. It’s also thought to prevent leaking from the veins below the eyes, also preventing the dark blue look from blood leaking below the surface of the skin.

Then there is anti-inflammatory licorice, antioxidant acai and resveratrol, and the inhibitor of expression lines GABA (g-aminobutyric acid). If  willing to turn a blind eye to sodium benzoate, said by an English scientist to be a DNA killer, then Elite seems worth a try.


Water, Glycerin Steareth 20, N-Hydroxysuccinimide, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide 7, Hesperidin Methyl Chalcone, Dipeptide 2, Xantham Gum, Polysorbate 20, Licorice Root Extract, Hyaluronic Acid, g-Aminobutyric Acid, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Resveratrol, and Acai Berry Extract
  • October 15, 2013

    by Denise

    I REALLY wanted this to work and used it faithfully as instructed for four months. I could not tell any difference at all and in fact my wrinkles around the eye looked worse. I called after the first two months and they told me to give it longer and to go ahead and start the second order of serum that I had received. When I called after 4 months they told me that it still hadn't been long enough. Believe me, if I had seen ANY improvement, I would still be using it. I was also disappointed that they didn't give me any other options for my problem which is mainly bad puffiness and bunches of tiny wrinkles. I told them each time I called why I was not pleased. If some of their other products would have worked better I would have appreciated being told that. Just call me "Disappointed".

  • May 29, 2013

    by margo

    I have been using ES x 6 weeks, but when I put it on my eye lids, they are puffed, almost like a swelling on the lids. Do you not advise to put it on the eyelids?

  • February 22, 2013

    by olive

    I would like to try ES and wonder where I can get a coupon to help with the cost

  • February 14, 2013

    by ANAMIKA


  • February 5, 2013

    by Marta

    Hi Crystal, you can read my review of Elite here:

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