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Osmosis Refresh PM Eye Repair Serum- reader reviewed and recommended


Thoroughly hydrates the eye area


May be too heavy for daytime use for some people
December 1, 2012 Reviewed by Darlene 5 Comments
Recommended for eliminating fine lines and wintertime dry eyes

I was gifted the opportunity to review Osmosis' Refresh PM Eye Repair Serum ($54) and I am so glad I was! Refresh PM Repair Serum is Osmosis' night time serum that works on the eye areas suffering from lines and wrinkles. I don't have any wrinkles yet, but at 59 I do have those nasty little fine lines showing up and I've been looking for something to help me contend with them for a while now.

On the Osmosis website, regarding the ingredients for this product, it states that they are “proven to help recover a healthy barrier and reduce fine lines often found around the eyes.” As I stated, I have a some fine lines under my eyes that I can see every morning in my 5x magnifying mirror, but to the naked eye, or so I'm told, but you know how folks tend to lie to you... Anyway, they're 'hardly visible at all'. That said, I began my regimen using Refresh PM in the evening, but a few days in, I realized that not only was I using this product prior to bed, but I was also putting it on, without hesitation in the morning as well. Hmmmmmm.

Instructions specifically state to use this product nightly, before bedtime, but here I was using this product both day and night. I'd pretend that the reason I opted to do this is because I wanted to see if there was the slimmest possibility that doing so would expedite results, but that'd be lying. I simply didn't think twice about it; however, I can state resoundingly (for me) that's exactly what it did! This repair serum keeps my entire eye area from drying throughout the day, even with makeup and eye shadow applied. It never looks crepey and my whole eye area feels saturated. I must confess, however, it is perhaps best geared for night time wear because it is a little heavy and when you first dab it on it does appear to look greasy, so I don't recommend the day time application, it just works for me and a little goes a very long way.

After cleansing my face, I apply a tiny pea size amount to both eyes; I've rarely had to use more than that for both eyes. It goes on sticky, and appears greasy, but your skin drinks it up and my eyes were never dry in the morning and with the drier weather coming, this will be a wonderful addition to offset that. I was seeing some really motivating results and I did this solidly for almost four full weeks. In the morning, I again applied Osmosis Eye Repair Serum and used a clean makeup sponge or Q-tip to dab the eye area for any excess and then applied my makeup.

The only reason I gently pat under my eye area prior to applying makeup is to remove any excess dewiness—yes I said it, that's my word and I'm sticking with it—and voila! With a little help from my makeup bag, my eyes are GORGEOUS! That's also my story and I'm sticking with it as well.

The container is only 12.5 ml, but since a little goes a long way, even using it twice daily, I still have plenty of product left and it's been almost a month. This is a good thing, and for the money, a worthy competitor for someone, such as myself, who is not in the market for the price tag on YBF Correct or any of the other more expensive eye cream products being offered. Additionally, as I stipulate with every product I get to review, this may not work for everyone or you may opt to simply use it at bedtime rather than daytime and, depending upon the lines you may be seeing, it may take longer to see any positive results. However, at this time I'm looking in a 2x magnifying mirror here at work to see if I need to touch-up anything, because it's been 3 hours already, and I'm still good. 'Nuff said.

Osmosis' website boasts that this product has a unique blend of plant liquid crystals along with liposomal GHK copper peptides and is a best-seller because of its nighttime hydrating and plumping effects and I can certainly attest to that.

Ingredients: Cholesteryl Oleyl Carbonate (and) Cholesteryl Nonanoate (and) Cholesteryl Chloride (and) Manganese Violet (and) BHT, Water, Glycerin (and) Dextran (and) Caprooyl-Tetrapeptide-3, Niacinamide, Cetearyl Olivate (and) Sorbitan Olivate, Chlorella Vulgaris Extract, Squalane (and) Ubiquinone, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Sodium Carboxymethyl BetaGlucan, Lime Essential Oil, Lipoic Acid, Silica, Preservative Water, Potassium Sorbate, Dehydroacetic Acid (and) Benzyl Alcohol

  • May 18, 2015

    by Anna

    I love this product as well! I started taking it a month ago and I am already seeing awesome results. Where do you buy from? I have been buying from an online retailer (Yiayia's Skincare) which is the best price I have seen so far, but I wish I could find it for cheaper... I guess that is the price for healthy skin! Thanks for the review.

  • December 6, 2012

    by Marta

    Hi Susan, I asked Osmosis about the preservative water and was told "it is an anti bacterial version of our Harmonized water. It just has a frequency that focuses on anti bacterial benefits." There is more information on the Osmosis website

  • December 5, 2012

    by Marta

    Very good question Susan, I'll ask them for clarification

  • December 5, 2012

    by Susan Seyler

    What exactly is "preservative water"?
    That's awful vague ...

  • December 1, 2012

    by Oksana

    Butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT), one of the first 5 ingredients. why not BHA? there are so many antioxidant preservatives on the market.

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