This is a new brand of men products that I admit would have gone under the radar if it was not for TIA. Now, to be clear, I am writing this review of the Gessato Eye Treatment Restoring Gel/Up-lifting Action ($79) on behalf of my dear hubby. He was kind enough, with a little encouraging from me of course, to try the eye gel. He is in his early 40s and has relatively sensitive skin. The restoring gel is especially suited for mature skins or those with visible signs of aging.
The claim is that this eye restoring gel will provide an immediate tightening sensation while reducing puffiness and diminishing the visible signs of fatigue. This water based formulation is comprised of four key ingredients: eleutherococcus senticosus (siberian ginseng extract), hydrolyzed rice bran, hydrolyzed sesame protein and glycin soja (soybean) protein. As in Gessato's Eye Treatment Maintenance Cream reviewed earlier, the primary active ingredient is eleutherococcus. This is an anti-inflammatory Chinese plant used to combat the effects of stress and old age.
Now onto the review. The packaging was very 'haute couture' and my hubby's first impression was "...looks expensive...". The creme-like gel has no scent and a little goes a long way. He applied it by tapping the gel under the eyes. He felt an instant tightening of the skin and it left a tacky residue. Remember this is a gel, so the tacky feeling did last on average for 1.5 hours before fully absorbing into the skin. For this reason I would recommend it more as a night application. This may turn off some of you men as it did my husband, initially. However, he could see results within two days.
Its been over three weeks now and I have to admit that the product really works; his skin looks tighter, the fine lines have gone, dark circles have really diminished and he just looks refreshed. So last night, while he did his eyes, I popped the litmus-test question: "Sweety...enjoying yourself?"
He replied "...I already ordered another one...Baby."
Ingredients in Gessato Eye Treatment Restoring Gel
Water, eleutherococcus senticosus, SD alcohol-40, gycerin, acrylates copolymer, VP/polycarbamyl polyglycol ester, hydrolized rice bran, soybean protein, oxido reductases, hydrolized sesame protein, PC-proplyl methylsilanediol, arginine, carbomer, propylene glycol, triethanolamine, panethol, diazoudinyl urea, propylparaben, methylparaben, EDTA, phenoxyethanol, butylparaben, ethylparaben, isobutylparaben.