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La Vie Celeste eye cream- reviewed and recommended

Reviewed by Marta October 5, 2010 14 Comments

Pros

Thoroughly hydrates dry, crepey eyes

Cons

May be too heavy for those with oily skin
An excellent eye cream at a great price

I have been using La Vie Celeste’s Restorative Rose Hydrosol Eye Cream ($60 in the shop) with R-Lipoic Acid for a month and it is an excellent product in the mid-price range. Its well chosen ingredients do an excellent job at firming and hydrating.

The key ingredient is R-lipoic acid, a chirally correct form of alpha lipoic acid. This “universal antioxidant” helps fight both future skin damage and repair damage done in the past by diminishing fine lines, giving skin a healthy glow, and boosting the levels and efficacy of other antioxidants, such as vitamin C and E. There is also research demonstrating that it can diminish scars. it helps fight inflammation and water retention by inhibiting the production of the pro-inflammatory chemical cytokine. For good reason, alpha lipoic acid is a signature ingredient of Perricone MD’s line, but now – with organic La Vie Celeste with which every ingredient counts - you don’t have to compromise with all those department store brand fillers.

The mostly plant based formula in LVC’s eye cream includes one of my favorite botanicals, bearberry, a source of arbutin and, therefore, a skin brightener.  And there are plenty of antioixdants in the forms of bilberry, pomegranate and green tea. The marine extract spirulina brings rare essential lipids, vitamin B12 and minerals. Spirulina is one of the best known sources of gamma linolenic acid (omega 6) after human milk.

An unusual and exotic ingredient is gardenia tahitensis. (or taitensis), which has historically held an important place in Polynesian medicine.  It may have anti-inflammatory properties, but there has been little research on this plant so far. In cosmetics it is mixed with coconut oil to produce a skin moisturizer and it is also a highly effectiveantibacterial (perhaps it will come into its own one day as a natural preservative).

After a month of using this cream, I feel as if it is gently compatible with my delicate eye area. My skin looks clear and refreshed and above all hydrated. I would recommend this to anyone looking for an eye cream to help with dry, crepey issues.

Ingredients

Aqua (Purified Water), Rose Hydrosol*, Shea Butter (Butyrospermum Parkii)*, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil*, Gardenia Tahitensis (Monoi De Tahiti) Oil*, Emulsifying Wax (Behentrimonium Methosulphate and Cetearyl Alcohol), R-Lipoic Acid, Vitamin E (d-Alpha Tocopheryl Acetate), Vitamin A (Palmitate), Cosmocil CQ (Polyaminopropyl Biguanide/a non-paraben preservative), Green Tea (Camellia Sinensis) Leaf Extract*, Spirulina (Spirulina Platensis Geitler) Extract, Bearberry (Acrtostaphylos Uva Ursi) Extract*, Bilberry (Vaccinium Myrtillus) Extract*, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Coffee (Coffee Arabica) Extract, Olive (Olea Europaea) Leaf Extract*, Pomegranate (Punica Granatum) Extract, Grapefruit Seed (Citrus Paradisi) Extract*, Rosemary (Rosmarinus Officinalis) Extract*, Chamomile (Anthemis Nobilis) Flower Extract*, Sodium Hyaluronate (Hyaluronic Acid).

*Certified Organic

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  • February 18, 2011

    by Arandjel

    I second that, Joe! Regular lip balms never agreed with me, so I started applying a smidge of eye cream on my lips, which makes a huge difference. Highly recommend!

  • February 18, 2011

    by Joe

    OK another experiment: been using the eye cream on my chapped lips. All the lip balms I use I either unconsciously lick off or wipe because of feeling so waxy or heavy. So I decided to use this and give it a shot. My lips are much better - they're healed..ok don't want to sound like some TV evangelist lol. Try it.

  • January 8, 2011

    by Lori

    I recently purchased the trial size trio and I'm a new fan of this line! My skin reacts poorly to SO many products, but not these! I also have been using YBF Correct but have discovered noticeable improvement with La Vie Celeste eye cream. Thanks as always for the wonderful info!

  • November 5, 2010

    by Teri Dourmashkin

    Hi Derek...it was great to see you at the La Vie Celeste booth at the Philly Expo. Thanks so much for all of your wonderful comments and so glad you are enjoying the products. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you ever have any questions or comments. Feel free to join us as well on the La Vie Celeste Skin Care Facebook page.

    Also thanks to Vicky, Marta and everyone else for all of your fabulous comments...very best, Teri Dourmashkin, Founder and President, La Vie Celeste

  • October 31, 2010

    by VickyL

    I am very impressed with this eye cream. I'm a dedicated ybf Correct user so I'm not easily impressed. I alternate and sometimes use together (after the correct has fully dried on the skin).
    The cream is lightweight, moisturizing, and brightening. It leaves my under eye area with a creamy matte finish that is not heavy like some eye creams.

    I really like this brand and will try the day/night cream, cleanser, and toner next. I'd sure like to get my hands on the 20% glycolic mask. I love the 5% but my skin is not sensitive at all and I have used 15 - 20% glycolic products before with good results.

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