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Skinfinite LOL Eye Serum- reader reviewed and recommended

Reviewed by Mark April 24, 2012 13 Comments

Pros

Botanicals that firm the eye area and reduce puffiness

Cons

Reviewer did not have dark circles to see the product's effects
An effective serum with ingredients comparable to similar, more expensive products

Although much can be said and written about a product and how it performs, perhaps the real evidence of whether or not it works is to answer the question: Would you purchase it again? After six weeks, I am nearing the end of my bottle of Skinfinite LOL (Laugh Out Loud) Eye Serum (.5oz/$49 in the shop) and am facing that very question.

But first, I would be remiss in not mentioning the ingredients list. If peptides and botanicals work for you, this will definitely be worthwhile reading. Third and fourth on the list are tetrapeptides (EyeserylTM and HaloxylTM) to address eye puffiness, dark circles, firmness and tone around the eye. BioskinupTM is a collective blend of botanicals (Ptychopetalum Olaciodes Bark/Stem Extract, Pfaffia Paniculata Root Extract, Lilium Candidum Flower Extract) that work to alleviate puffiness, fine lines, stimulate blood circulation, and act as an anti-inflammatory. Hesperidin (a citrus bioflavonoid) improves skin tone and stimulates circulation to reduce dark circles; evening primrose oil (contains Gamma Linolenic Acid) provides anti-inflammatory and emollient benefits. Although the list goes on, these are a few of the ingredients that specifically target problems associated with the periorbital area.

My concerns around the eye area are to maintain firmness and skin tone, hydrate, address the start of fine lines, and reduce occasional puffiness. My go-to eye product has been kaplanMD Intensive Eye Cream, so this is what I used around one eye, and the Skinfinite LOL Eye Serum around the other for this test.

To begin with, I like the Skinfinite pump bottle that made it easy to dispense just the right amount – no wasted product. As a serum, it has excellent lubricity and I found one drop was plenty for each eye. Lightly tapping the serum around the eye, it absorbs quickly without any sticky residue. I used this morning and night and was pleasantly surprised to find it kept pace with my kaplanMD Intensive Eye Cream. It worked well right away, keeping the eye area firm and moisturized. Luckily, I don’t have problems with dark under-eye circles, so I honestly can’t speak to that. However, I did intentionally skip an evening application when I knew I would be up quite late without sleep, resulting in a bit of puffiness in the morning. I resumed application early the following morning and in about an hour the puffiness had gone.

I quickly discovered an affinity for this eye serum and it has performed very well for me over the entire six-week period (and yes, I will be purchasing this in the future). Made with ingredients found in more expensive eye products, I found this eye serum to be an excellent performer at a good price point. This is another great candidate for the TIA shop, too.

Note: kaplanMD has recently launched a new Intense Eye Concentrate that I’ve just begun testing, so watch for my review of it in a few weeks.

Ingredients: Aqua (Water), Glycerin*, Acetyl Tetrapeptide‐5, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide‐7, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Glycosaminoglycans, Ptychopetalum Olaciodes Bark/Stem Extract, Pfaffia Paniculata Root Extract, Alpha Glucosyl Hesperidin, Lilium Candidum Flower Extract, Actinidia Chinensis (Kiwi) Fruit Powder, Coffea Robusta (Green Coffee) Seed Extract, Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice Powder*, Steareth‐20, Chrysin, Pelargonium Graveolens (Geranium) Flower Oil*, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil*, Anthemis Nobilis (Chamomile) Flower Oil*, Rosa Damascena Flower Oil, N‐Hydroxysuccinimide, Caprylyl/Capryl Glucoside, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Water, Alcohol Denat., Phytic Acid, Potassium Sorbate, Benzyl Alcohol, Lonicera Japonica (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Lonicera Caprifolium (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract

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  • January 15, 2015

    by Sandra

    (4 out of 5)

    I am pleased to say that this seems to be working for me, right away. I have very fair skin, and late nights, stress, and lack of exercise (working at the computer too much!) shows on my skin first as puffiness and dark circles around my eyes. LOL eye serum prevented both, and I have been nearly sleepless, unfortunately, for two nights. I wouldn't recommend sleeplessness for testing, but for me, it provided exactly the conditions I need help with the most.

    My only concern is with the very strong smell of the product. It smelled so strong that I was concerned about putting it close to my eyes, and I waited before using any other cosmetics until it dried, in case it stung my skin and I had to wash it off.

    It did not sting, dried to an unnoticeable trace that felt very moisturizing, but not sticky. I did check the bottom of the container for the expiration date, however, as the odor of the product worried me. No worry, though, because the expiration date is more than a year out. But I still wish it smelled better, right out of the pump wich, by the way, dispensed exactly enough to treat both eyes.

  • August 8, 2012

    by Marta

    Hi Isanna
    Thank you for this. We don't knowingly recommend or sell products with cheaper twins and so we will look into this further.

  • August 7, 2012

    by Isanna

    Sorry to rain on your parade but I found two identical products
    this -http://epidermeskin.com/webshaper/store/viewProd.asp?pkProductItem=79
    and this -
    http://www.triderma.com/new-products/anti-age-eye-gel/
    Also, Skinfinite Platinum 8 peptide is identical to Skin Perfection Peptide serum but twice the price.

  • May 31, 2012

    by Mark

    Linda - your feedback is really appreciated - I'm glad it worked for you, too!

  • May 31, 2012

    by Linda

    I have always had problems with dark circles under my eyes and after reading Mark's review I decided I would give LOL a try. Now, I cannot live without my LOL...after a month there is such a huge improvement with my dark circles and the lines around my eyes. For anyone who tired of looking tired, this product is a must! I am going to try Skinfinite's Platinum pm retinol cream next and I will keep you updated. Thanks for the recommendation Mark!

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