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SenZen Double Dose Eye Cream- reviewed and recommended

Is a Solution for:
Dark Circles, Sagging Skin, Puffy Eyes
Reviewed by Marta September 1, 2010 38 Comments

For three weeks I have been testing an eye cream from a new line called SenZen. Normally, I prefer to try something for at least month before writing a review. But I have two reasons for jumping the gun. First the very practical reason that SenZen sent me a small sample of Double Dose Eye Cream ($84) and it has just run out. Secondly, I have to confess that I was loving it after only 10 days.

Double Dose Eye Cream is a rich eye cream that belies its spa origins (behind SenZen is the San Francisco-based Sen Spa) by its dense texture: this eye cream was meant to be massaged by the knowing finger tips of an esthetician. I feared that it would be too much for my delicate eye area and donate some milia. But no, Double Dose has proven to be as gentle as it is effective. My eye area looks incredibly hydrated with no crepiness and a definite smoothing of lines. My eye area looks younger. After my beloved Your Best Correct, this could easily become a favorite anti-wrinkle eye cream.

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. Next up is theobroma grandiflorum, commonly called copuacu (a useful word to remember next time you are playing scrabble and don’t have a letter q), is a South American tree that contains nine flavenoid antioxidants including quercetin.

As I mentioned in my review of the brand’s exfoliator, SenZen’s uses liposomes to deliver the products’ vitamins and other nutrients. I hope that one beneficiary of this is tetrapeptide-17, which is supposed to activate collagen production and stimulate the repair and renewal mechanisms of the skin.

The firming results that I have noticed from Double Dose may be due to dipalmitoyl hydroxyproline, a plant-derived amino acid that provides firming action to the skin.  It is joined by silk amino acids. Meanwhile, vitamin K is a favorite for eye cream formulators as it may help to treat dark under circles.

Apart from a touch of silicone and phenoxyethanol, there is nothing to dislike and much more to love than the few active ingredients that I have singled out.


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

  • May 8, 2011

    by Sunday

    I think I'm going to be "moving on" from DD Eye Cream too. I also have dry skin that can become drier after the honeymoon phase is over, so something that worked at first may not always stay a favorite after awhile.

    I think after I kicked the Retinol to the curb, pretty much everything was a great option after that ordeal. Now that my skin has 'normalized' finally (and perhaps SenZen DD helped that along) I do want more hydration over-all.

    Oksana thanks for the neck cream idea, I just dry brushed my décolleté and applied, this is how I use the rest of DD!

  • May 7, 2011

    by Oksana

    I have been using sen zen for just under 2 weeks. It's probably my very dry under-eye skin, but I ended up using a serum prior to application of sen zen, otherwise it would not provide enough hydration.
    the texture is very pleasant; the cream has a slightly mattifying effect, which creates a nice base for concealer.
    the smell is somewhat sweet and perfumy, but does not linger too long.
    will be using it on my neck as well in order to "move on".

  • January 23, 2011

    by Sunday

    Ah Junko! That clinches it, those words are music to my ears, my pocketbook and my under-eyes! Thank you so much! I'm going to the city on 2/5 and now I'm REALLY looking forward to my stop at SenSpa. Even though it is only a pit stop, I'll definitely post my experience at their shop...and later a small review of my new eye cream in this string. :-)

  • January 22, 2011

    by Junko

    Sunday, This is the best 'hydrating' cream I've used so far that ABSORBS into the skin and doesn't roll after mineral powder is dusted on (meaning it's good for night & day use). Ingredient wise I admire the liposomal delivery method and tetrapeptide-17!

  • January 21, 2011

    by Sunday

    Lady Junko ~ please tell us what you like about Double Dose Eye Cream, I know you love YBF Correct, but at this time I cannot afford, so I am looking at this cream instead ~ I like that for the $$ "it is a HUGE pot of cream!" Thanks.

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