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Osmotics Blue Copper 5 Firming Eye Repair- reader reviewed and recommended

Reviewed by TIA Community Member October 9, 2012 2 Comments

Reviewed by Valerie P.

Thanks to TIA, I’ve been testing the Osmotics Blue Copper 5 Firming Eye Repair ($75) for the last six weeks. I will begin my review with the appearance and scent of the product. It is the standard sky blue color we have come to know from the Osmotics Blue Copper line. There is no detectable scent to the product, which is properly described by the company as being a cream-gel. When patted in around the eye area, it absorbs well. A little truly goes a long, long way! Six weeks later, I’ve barely made a dent in the jar, which makes the $75 price tag fairly economical. This little pot could definitely last six months or longer.

The Blue Copper 5 Firming Eye Repair boasts some great ingredients that I attribute to the positive results I’ve seen. I should begin with the copper, as this is its namesake. Copper has been shown to help firming and elasticity. The second ingredient, after water, is pseudoalteromonas ferment extract, which helps the skin retain moisture and increase the production of collagen and elastin. Next are a couple of tripeptides combined with proteins, which Osmotics says will promote overall collagen health at every life stage: synthesis, formation and degradation. Marta has written some in-depth posts about the tripeptides used here. The formula also includes the amino acid, Carnosine, which fights free radicals. As well as being an excellent anti-ager, Carnosine is also said to extend the Hayflick Limit. In addition, there’s vitamin E, vitamin B-5, and hyaluronic acid. All in all, the Blue Copper 5 Firming Eye Repair contains several beneficial ingredients. But please note there are some emulsifiers and preservatives that might dissuade the purists out there.

As for the results, I’ve seen a gradual plumping of the lines around my eyes. The product is very moisturizing, but not remotely oily. The skin around my eyes appears firmer and more refreshed. Unfortunately, I didn’t read the Osmotics website before I began my trial, because the company claims the product will also smooth crepey lids. I didn’t try this product on my eyelids, which have been reserved for YBF Correct exclusively. When I developed crepey lids a couple of years ago, right before I turned 40, I was so upset. Correct has done such a good job in that area that I haven’t developed enough courage to try something else. However, since this little jar will last so long, I think I will give it a go. It would be exciting to find an alternative that is a bit more economical.

I will continue to use up the remainder of the Osmotics Blue Copper 5 Firming Eye Repair. If the eyelid test yields anything noteworthy, I will update my post. Overall, I think the product is a good moderately priced eye cream.

Ingredients: Water, Pseudoalteromonas Ferment Extract, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Tripeptide-10 Citrulline, Tripeptide-1, Lecithin, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Cyclomethicone, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cetyl Stearyl Alcohol, Peg-8, Dimethicone, Copper, Sodium Hyaluronate, Glycerine, Copper PCA, Carnosine, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Panthenol (Vitamin B-5), Retinyl Palmitate (Vitamin A), Allantoin, Potassium Sorbate, Polysorbate 20, Cetyl Hydroxyethylcellulose, Carbomer, Diazolidinyl Urea, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Tromethamine

  • September 9, 2013

    by Terri

    I was given a sample size jar from a friend who claimed to have too many products and didnt want another product to layer on. Well first off I was not real impessed that it did what it clained to do, it did nothing for me as far as the crepey eye lids, I saw no improvment. in this area. Secondly I used the remaider of product that I still had on my hands to run in along the sides of ny face down to my chin, and I got a starteling and unfortunate side affect , hair growth and certainly not were you would want it being female, (I wasn't attempting to grow a beard). Laddy, I suggest you keep it to your eye are and avoid your facial areas.
    So my last thought was, condidering this unpleasant side affect, could certainly be turned into a possitive addition. For men or women looking for a boost for hair growth. Possibly add it to your shampoo or use as scalpt treatmwent for regrowth or thickening.of their hair. Denintely works well and definitly fast.
    Thank you for taking the time to read my additinal review/comment.
    Terri

  • December 18, 2012

    by dena

    How did it end up doing with the eyelid area?

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