sciote peptide+defense firming eye creme

Our Rating: 5 stars

Reviewed by Francine on February 9, 2015


Over the past year, I have tried several of Sciote’s skin care products. Noticeable results have made me a fan with high expectations. Always on the lookout for a more effective eye cream, I was excited to try Sciote’s product. After five weeks of using the Sciote Peptide+Defense Firming Eye Crème ($70 in the shop), I’ve not been disappointed.

The refreshing herbal scent was a pleasant surprise. One or two pumps is all that is needed, and the non-greasy white cream applies smoothly, absorbs completely and does not leave any residue. Right after use, makeup can be easily applied and never becomes “cakey” as the day wears on.

One caveat I had is that the Sciote crème contains sodium hydroxide, which can cause irritation. However, I never had a problem of any kind, even if I sometimes applied somewhat more heavily due to dry skin and drying hot air heat in my home. If my skin is dry, I tend to rub my eyes -- a big no-no for this delicate area. I realized I haven’t been rubbing my eyes at all since I started using this product. That alone makes me love this crème.

The especially nourishing and hydrating properties of the Sciote eye crème are, for me, the big pluses of the product. The improvement in fine lines is also a great benefit. I’m not sure about the firming part of the crème’s promise. Perhaps more time is needed to see that improvement in these 60-plus-year-old eyes.

The crème uses aloe instead of water for soothing and hydration and has lots of antioxidants and botanicals, fruit acids and especially important, peptides, which have been clinically proven to stimulate collagen and reduce wrinkles.

Sciote’s creme has Peptide Complex Blend of amino acids and hydrators and SYN-AKE, a topical synthetic peptide that mimics a peptide in the venom of the Temple Viper snake. It is said to reduce wrinkles by inhibiting muscle contractions. I have seen a reduction in fine wrinkles. Is it from the synthetic peptide? The vitamin C or B, or CoQ10? I don’t know, but the sum of its parts makes it a crème worth trying. At $65 for 0.5 oz/15 ml through TIA, you get a great eye crème and value for your money. If you choose to try it, I believe you won’t be disappointed.