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As I was reading comments today I saw another positive review for SenZen Double Dose Eye Cream (A 2011 Five Best eye cream winner) and I thought let me chime in with a full post of my experience of this eye cream. As I rely more and appreciate all the efforts going into trial and error and feedback I'm happy to say that I too purchased this cream ($84 in the TIA shop) based on recommendations of fellow TIA members ~ especially Junko's experience. When you take into account that here in California gas costs an arm & leg, my city's sale tax just went up, our house has (friendly?) termites and the HARDEST water I've ever bathed in...well dag nabbit sometimes a girl needs the biggest pot of eye cream she can find ~ one that works!!!
My initial reason to purchase was of course, that I too am in search of the zenith in eye creams but what ended up being the rescue reason was the culmination of dryness from the retinol product I was using. Winter weather, hot baths, and retinol...one evening as I was drying off, I looked in the mirror and my under eyes looked like lizard skin. I knew something had been 'off' lately, my face was tight and dry and no moisturizer was working the way they used too. I started reading more about my products, hit on similar comments about retinols and that was just when Junko posted My Eyes After Tretinoin and also Marta gave us all 20% off. Whew I couldn't order fast enough!
SenZen Double Dose is a "HUGE pot of cream", it is rich and hydrating and dense. I do love a light, creamy gel type eye cream too, but for my retinol suffering eye area, this cream hit the bulls-eye! I love that a little goes along way ~ obviously will last awhile, the price point is great, especially as Junko pointed out you do get a Double Dose. My make up slides over this cream very nicely, I've been using it since 3/11 and never experienced any pilling or rolling, it soaks right in so in case I'm hurried I do not have to wait before I apply make-up and more importantly my under eye skin is better than normal!!! Of course I stopped using the retinol too, but I've inadvertently damaged my skin before AND IT TOOK WEEKS to see results of healing and/or hydrating. With SenZen Double Dose it took days, just to throw it out there, I think it took 5 - 6 days and I was seeing the results I had hoped for...the results you here at TIA had shared about.
I'm not as proficient about ingredients as a lot of you are, but I do love nuts and perhaps my skin loves nuts too because this cream has sweet almond oil and macadamia oil and as Marta has mentioned in her review; I love that macadamia oil is one of the top ingredients. Macadamians are amazingly nutritional and 22% of the oil is omega 7, a fatty acid. Well all I know is that I love this eye cream and I love the firming and hydration I have experienced since using it. And I love that it was recommended based on other experiences and results ~ Thank You all for sharing!
Water, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Cetyl Alcohol, Theobroma Grandiflorum (Cupuaçu) Fruit Extract, Glyceryl Stearate, Dipalmitoyl Hydroxyproline, Tetrapeptide-17, Passiflora Edulis (Passion Fruit) Seed Oil, Oryza Sativa (Rice Bran) Oil, Euterpe Oleracea (Acai) Pulp Oil, Orbignya Oleifera (Babassu) Seed Oil, Glycerin, Propanediol, Dimethicone, Caffeine, Phytonadione (Vitamin K), Sodium Hyaluronate, Bisabolol, Silk Amino Acids, Hydrolyzed Rice Bran Protein, Oxido Reductases, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Protein, SENZEN Energized Liposomal Blend, Dimethiconol, PEG-75 Stearate, Ceteth-20, Steareth-20, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Cellulose Gum, Xanthan Gum, Butylene Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol