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IS Clinical Youth Eye Complex- reviewed and recommended

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Sagging Skin, Puffy Eyes
February 2, 2010 Reviewed by Marta 11 Comments
IS Clinical sent me a sample of their brand new eye cream, Youth Eye Complex ($85) and I started using it in early January. Nothing much happened in the first week or so, but around ten days into my trial it kicked into action and I am really liking the results. This eye cream smoothes out fine lines, depuffs and does a nice lifting job. I'd happily buy a replacement of Youth Eye Complex.

One thing I have noticed is how hydrated the skin around my eyes is, despite harsh winter weather. This is surely due to the sodium hyaluronate and phospholipids, weird and wondrous things that hold on to moisture, and glycosaminoglycans. GAGs also promote the ability of the collagen and elastin fibers to retain moisture, therefore remaining soluble.

Many of the key ingredients seem to be doing a number on boosting collagen production. One of the highlights is l Kollaren (INCI: Aqua,  urea, glucose, guanidine HCL and tripeptide-1). This is a peptide that mimics the relationship of the growth factors involved in the healing process and synthesis of collagen. Specifically, it is supposed to stimulate the synthesis of collagen I and III, fibronectin and laminin.

Another peptide, tripeptide-10 citrulline mimics a molecule that regulates collagen fibers. As we get older, decorin (the molecule in question) activity declines. The new peptide, tripeptide-10 citrulline, behaves like decorin so that the collagen fibers are fooled into thinking they should still be productive. A trial was conducted on 43 women, about half of which were given tripeptide-10 citrulline. Granted this was conducted by the manufacturer, Lipotec. Nevertheless, the results (published in the International Journal of Cosmetic Science) aren’t bad with 54% showing an increase in skin suppleness. Over a two month period, it was shown to make the fibres more uniform.

Aldenine is the result of combining tripeptide-1 with soy and wheat proteins (both here in Youth Eye Complex). It is supposed to boost production of collagen III (the type of collagen we had when we were very young) by 300% in seven days.

The only thing that I'd prefer IS Clinical not have included is triethanolamine, a fragrance additive. The US National Library of Medicine says there is a strong evidence that Triethanolamine is a human skin, immune system and respiratory toxicant. One or more animal studies show sense organ effects at very low doses, especially when used around the mouth, eyes and lips.


Water, sodium hyaluronate, caprylic/capric triglyceride, glycerin, acetyl octapeptide-3, glyceryl dilaurate, pseudoalteromonas extract, hydrolyzed wheat protein, hydrolyzed soy protein, tripeptide-10 citrulline, tripeptide-1, lecithin, silica dimethyl silylate, dimethicone, cetyl alcohol, cetearyl alcohol, ceteareth-20, glyceryl stearate, PEG-100 stearate, glycosaminoglycans, urea, glucose, guanidine HCI, dipalmitoyl hydroyproline, panthenol, centella asiatica, phospholipids, retinyl palmitate, tocopheryl acetate, ascorbyl palmitate, pantothenic acid, phytonadione, dipotassium glycyrrhizate, butylene glycol, xanthan gum, carbomer, triethanolamine, PVP, ethylhexyl palmitate, disodium EDTA, 1,2-hexanediol, caprylyl glycol.
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  • July 27, 2011

    by lily

    I am another person who witnessed the harm of tretinoin antiaging and freckle fading cream. All chemical corps. state not to be used on humans, and there is a good reason for that and that is because they are poisons. These agents involve toxic gases that are explosive. Xanthum gum, cyclohexane, butylated, butadiene, methyl, ethylene, PEG, silicone, dichloro, phosphorous are combustible when ignited and phosphorous can self ignite. Think about the women using these products that smoke and there is no warning about this on the labels.

  • July 27, 2011

    by jay

    Hello Marta,

    I think it was very appropriate to use a forum for antiaging products, for my Mother to warn other women. Especially since Junko state she used tretinoin and suffered the same eye problems as my Mother. I was for years as my Mother suffered from burns, blisters, rashes and many health issues from tretinoin. It was a kind gesture for her to inform other women about these agents and the documentation she has to prove every word she states. Junko, as an Asian woman, should never have been prescribed tretinoin and that in in the NDA 21108 and NDA 19963. No women or person should use any chemical on their skin until they research material safety data sheets. People need to stop giving harmful information and making profits off of garbage and informing women to put it on their skin. Aging is a natural process of life and there is no defying it. Take heed in my Mother's words of knowledge and experience. Be grateful there are people like her trying to warns others before they fall into harmsway. She charged no one for the advice and it costs her thousands and thousands of dollars in research and printing and requesting documents from the FDA. Be gratefule there are people like her and she wasn't selling a thing nor profiting from her knowledge and research. I and my brothers see the efforts she puts into trying to help others. She doesn't have to care about people like you and your ignorance and rudeness, but she does and does it to save lives.

  • July 21, 2011

    by Marta

    Hello Jay,

    Thank you for your comment. I did decide to remove your earlier comments as you (or your mother) had made your point and were doing so at great length and several times a day. This was not appropriate and it is not courteous to other readers and members of the community here. You have made your point, I thank you for it, not please leave it at that.

  • July 21, 2011

    by Jay

    If you want to know the truth about antiaging creams and their toxic ingredients you must look up the patents that should be labeled on the creams, prescription pamphlets at the bottom and boxes of your products. Patent 4877805 involved in Renova 0.05% will give you a list of toxic retinoids used in this cream and the Pharmacopeia, Bioscience, Marligen and other chemical material data sheets will inform you of their life threatening adverse effects to your eyes, mucous membranes, intracranial pressure and pseudo tumors, Keratitis is listed in Seeger and Weiss Lawsuit on Accutane patent 4556518 and the Protein Data Bank on 13-cis isomer will inform you that this is the bacteriorhodopsin bacteria and fungus, also used in te patent 5290699 to make aspartame used as a sugarless sweetner in chewing gum, beverages etc. Douglas Report will inform you of its dangers to brain cancer. Retinoids will cause bone density and fractures and spinal slipping, intestinal pain do to aluminum phosphates and hydroxides and is stated on material safety data sheets, will cause impaired fertility and high lipid and glucose counts. Before using any of these products look up the ingredients and do not listen to famous celebrities endorsing these products as they receive profits for endorsing them. My Mother suffered tremendous health issues from Renova and physicians refused to help her and to report these adverse events. These compounds were for research only and not to be used on humans. Look up patent 4877805 and you will see tetrahydronapthalene being used in many of these retinoids and this is a pesticide used to be sprayed on fields,lawns etc. This is an endocrine disruptor and very toxic. Look up patents on this and you will see the heavy metals used and toxic microorganisms of yeast, pseudomonas and ecoli being put in these agents. These microbial organisms secrete toxins and biofilms. They are using electrolytes, furanoids derived from fusarium and other toxic microorganisms. The RXR that these agents bind to is the human recombinant ecoli. They are using fatty acids to make long chain branched reactions. These long chain branched reactions are going through your body and attaching to what is known as self replicating nano wires of transluscent zinc oxides used in nanotechnoloy and has been being used in cosmetics and drugs for decades as well as liposomes, micelles and gas vesicles. Many of the compounds in this cream are gases of cyclohexane, methane, ethylene and dichloro. They use DMSO that is used to penetrate the skin instantly to allow these toxic agents to enter into the body and this compound is carcingenic and other agents are as well as mutagenic. This website has removed many of my Mothers post that tried to warn you.

  • February 3, 2010

    by marta

    Hi Mark

    Now that we've reviewed it and like it, we'll contact them and see if we can. Will keep you all 'posted'.

  • February 3, 2010

    by Mark

    Will you be carrying the IS Eye Complex in your store?

  • February 3, 2010

    by marta

    Junko, here are the ingredients for Elite

    Water, Glycein Steareth 20, <a href="" rel="nofollow">N-Hydroxysuccinimide</a>, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide 7, Hesperedin Methyl Chalcone, Dipeptide 2, Xantham Gum, Polysorbate 20, Licorice Root Extract, Hyaluronic Acid, <a href="" rel="nofollow">g-Aminobutyric Acid</a>, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Resveratrol, and Acai Berry Extract

    Several ingredients for dark circles and peptides for collagen production. g-Aminobutyric Acid is one of those ingredients that inhibits the expression wrinkles (like Arguireline). Not keen on sodium benzoate, but otherwise it looks worth a try.

  • February 3, 2010

    by marta

    Ah Susan, I knew someone would ask this question. I think that if you need to undo damage, then Correct is hard to beat. IS Clinical may be too but I can't say from my test as I am more in maintenance mode, for which IS Clinical is very good indeed.

  • February 2, 2010

    by Susan

    How would you compare this eye treatment to Your Best Face's Correct?

  • February 2, 2010

    by marta

    Junko, I can't find the ingredients on the web anywhere so I've written Elite for them.

  • February 2, 2010

    by Junko

    I've run out of Dermaxime, great depuffer and I really like it BUT...always in search of the holy grail of eye creams. Elite Serum Eye Cream has managed a TON of positive internet press without publishing a complete ingredient list (at least not one that I can find). Marta, I'd love if you could sleuth up a full list, with your clout it might be possible. Would be wonderful too if you'd give us one of your customary & lovely ingredient assessment/critiques on this one.

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