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Sciote Firming Eye Crème .5 oz

Sciote Firming Eye Creme Review

is a Solution for:
Crow's Feet, Dark Circles, Fine Lines, Puffy Eyes
Reviewed by Marta December 30, 2013 12 Comments
TRU Rating


Hydrating and anti-aging


Nasty ingredients sodium hydroxide and phenoxyethanol
The best lower-priced eye cream I've ever tried

Sciote Firming Eye Crème ($65 in the shop) is just about the best eye cream in its price bracket that I have come across. It is hydrating and anti-aging, keeping the eye area skin smooth and wrinkles at bay. I am always being asked to recommend a really good eye cream at around the $60 mark, and finally I can.

Sciote is a new brand to me and one after my own heart. Sciote’s motto is that knowledge is power. I was especially charmed to read that Sciote means “know yourself” in Latin. When I read this sentence on the company’s website, my first thought was that I could have written it myself : “We want to empower you the consumer to make knowledge-based decisions about your health and beauty needs.”

Anyway, back to Sciote Firming Eye Crème. The real litmus test is that I have continued to use it even though my 30-day test period is up. I find it useful on its own, or for extra hydration if one’s serum (in my case AQ Eye Serum, $99 in the shop) needs a moisturizing boost. The texture is somewhat dense, but it absorbs perfectly and does not feel heavy or greasy.

The first few ingredients in an aloe base and palm oil base include two alpha hydroxyl acids, glycolic acid and lactic acid. These exfoliants help clarify and smooth the skin, encouraging wrinkle repair. Although they feature quite prominently, I did not find Sciote’s eye cream sensitizing in any way. Some of the other actives include alpha lipoic acid, known as the "universal antioxidant" that can can work inside the cell and in the cell membrane. There’s also coenzyme Q10, an antioxidant that helps neutralize harmful free radicals, one of the causes of aging.

Amongst the botanical ingredients in Sciote Firming Eye Crème is Oregon grape, which is in fact not a grape, but related to the barberry. It does, however, have a good research pedigree when it comes to treating skin disorders. In addition, there’s antioxidant strawberry and kiwi fruits. And I like the inclusion of propolis, which bees make and use as a kind of bee mortar to hold their hives together.

I would have preferred Sciote Firming Eye Crème to have come without sodium hydroxide, a potential irritant, and the preservative phenoxyethanol. But that’s really not much to dislike in what is a terrific mid-priced eye cream.

Oh, and by the way, Sciote is pronounced Shoh-tay. So now you know and knowledge, of course, is power.

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  • September 20, 2014

    by Wendy

    I love this eye creme! I've been using it since the product launched after trying alot of other eye cremes over the years. This is by far my favorite.

  • January 3, 2014

    by Marcie

    Love, love, love Sciote!! I am in my 40s and have been using Sciote since it
    came on the market. I have never had so many compliments, and my skin
    has never looked better. No one can tell how old I am. Yay!! I don't know
    who came up with this stuff, but I do have a question - What took you so
    I think the eye cream is great but for me using the whole product line
    really transformed my skin. Thank you Sciote!!

  • January 3, 2014

    by Joan

    I have been using Sciote skin care for the better part of a year now and specifically I have been using the eye creme as part of my daily regime and I am a HUGE fan of the product! First, the smell is to die for and my skin glistens after using. I receive repeated compliments from those around me on how young and fresh the product has made my skin and I LOVE it!

  • January 3, 2014

    by Marta

    Hi Susan

    We are waiting for a few more reviews to come in from our testers (I think the antioxidant mask should be the next review coming in) - if there are more positive reviews then we will definitely look into carrying the line.

  • January 3, 2014

    by Susan

    Curious to know if you think you might start to carry some of this line soon.

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