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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