I’ve been using Prana Spaceuticals Renewal Eye Crème ($48) for about six weeks. The eye area is a primary concern for me. I am 47, Caucasian, with under-eye crepiness and a tendency for upper-lid puffiness. Crow’s feet and loss of elasticity have been somewhat diminished and kept in check with previous products and the use of LED and ultrasonic treatments. Dark circles are not a big issue. Prana was the only product I used for eyes during the six-week period, except for continuing with my usual LED and ultrasonic sessions and a few exceptions I mention below.
I found the cream to be very luxurious with the consistency of custard. Not too thick and easily glides over the entire orbital area, absorbing quickly with no irritation and no discernible fragrance. Many times eye products tend to make my eyes burn and water no matter how careful I am with application but not this, even on upper lids. I can’t comment on how well it performs under eye makeup because I don’t use eyeshadow, concealers or foundation. I applied a pea-size amount for each eye twice daily, a.m. and p.m. for the six-week period and still had a bit remaining in the pot.
The product website describes the eye cream as “The First All-in-One, All-Day Eye Rejuvenating, Hydrating, Decongesting, Everything The Eyes Need All In One Cream!” It is meant to: “alleviate dryness, get rid of dark circles under the eyes, and soften crow’s feet while strengthening the fragile eye area.”
Renewal Eye Crème is blended with many ingredients known to be beneficial, such as hyaluronic acid, sodium PCA (binds moisture to cells), ginseng, ginkgo biloba, soy isoflavonoids, pycnogenol (French maritime pine bark supposedly more powerful than vitamin C and E), Eyebright, Japanese green tea, Matrixyl 3000, which my skin is always happy to find in any product, and nothing to dislike.
Unfortunately, Renewal Eye Crème did not provide me with “Everything The Eyes Need All In One Cream!” Upper-lid puffiness is not an every morning occurrence for me (thank goodness), but when it did occur Prana did not alleviate the problem. There were times, due to early morning obligations I needed to look my best, so I had to resort to Skinfinite LOL Eye Serum ($49 in the shop), which I keep in the fridge because it quickly diminishes upper-eye puffiness. Crow’s feet were kept in check but under-eye crepiness became a bit more pronounced near the end of the six weeks. My 47-year-old eye area needs more heavy hitters to keep the area looking its best. Prana did provide a good level of hydration during the night. I always use two eye products a.m. and p.m.: a heavy-hitter serum to combat damage and a highly moisturizing product to keep the area hydrated, especially during long days.
Would I purchase the product? Yes. I enjoyed the luxurious feel of the product and would use it as a night moisturizer over a serum. At $48 it’s good buy. I think the product may be more beneficial to someone younger with less under-eye damage and age-related issues than my crinkly eye area.
Ingredients: Purified Water (Aqua), Aloe Vera Gel, Caprylic/Capric Triglycerides, Sweet Almond Oil, Avocado Oil, Sesame Seed Oil, Glyceryl Stearate, Glycerin, Hyaluronic Acid, Sodium PCA, Dimethicone Copolyol, Rosehip Seed Oil, Evening Primrose, Borage Oil, Wheat Protein Amino Acid, Silk ProteinHydrolysate, Soy Isoflavonoids, Vitamin K, Palmitoyl Pentrapeptide 3,Ginseng, Eyebright, Pycnogenol, Alpha Bisabolol (Chamomile), Ginko Biloba, Usnea Barbata, Japanese Green Tea, Grape Seed, Centella Asiatica, Retinol Palmitate, Beta Glucan, Phenoxyethanol