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Snowberry Smoothing Eye Serum- reader reviewed and recommended

Reviewed by TIA Community Member May 24, 2012 3 Comments

Pros

Lightened dark circles, relieved under-eye puffiness

Cons

May be too hydrating for those with oily skin to use during the day
Delivers real, visible results while still gentle on sensitive skin

Reviewed by Pam

Thank you for including me in the sample testing of Snowberry Smoothing Eye Serum ($53). First, a little about my skin – I’m 60 years old and fair skinned with under-eye puffiness, crepiness, dryness, minor crow’s feet and significant loss of elasticity and tone. Around the eyes has been my target area for improvement over the past several years, and I have tried a huge number of high-end eye serums and creams to improve the quality and beauty of the skin underneath my eyes – yet never achieving my desired results. Additionally, with some eye products I have experienced irritation and inflammation. So, I guess I would say I have somewhat sensitive skin beneath my eyes.

I was excited to try the Snowberry product because of the combination of ingredients (peptides and some interesting herbal extracts). The benefits stated on the Snowberry website are similar to what I’d seen listed for so many other eye creams in the past: reduce the appearance of under-eye bags and smooth the skin; reduce the appearance of wrinkles around the eyes; ingredients shown in clinical trials to activate and stimulate collagen and elastin production; improve skin hydration; maintain healthy skin “ecology” and skin immune support; non-irritating and non-sensitizing; and significant moisturization skin improvement activity of 23.53% within one hour of application.

Once again I was hopeful – and skeptical.

For two weeks I tested the serum on my right eye only, a.m. and p.m. around the entire orbital area. The results were so nice that I ditched my old eye cream and began using the Snowberry product on both eyes for the remainder of the four-week test.

For the first time in years, I do not have to use lots of concealer and color correctors to disguise my dark circles and under-eye bags because they have pretty much disappeared! It was such a gradual improvement that I didn’t really notice significant changes daily, but I realized three weeks into the test that I was not having to fuss with the camouflage ordeal anymore – just a dab in the inner eye area and I was done.

That’s not all. Remarkably, there is noticeable improvement in the elasticity and tone of the skin around my eyes, plus my skin IS smoother. I still have some crepiness that appears mainly when I smile, but this has diminished considerably during my test. I expect to see continued improvement with longer use. The hydration is excellent, the product absorbs extremely well, and the aesthetic results are very nice.

Snowberry Smoothing Eye Serum comes in a plastic pump container, dispensing the correct amount of product consistently. The serum is an elegant, creamy liquid with a very faint, pleasant smell. The product comes out as a pale beigey-taupe, but when applied it is completely colorless. It is not heavy, greasy, shiny or sticky; and although it is extremely moisturizing, my skin looked completely naturally hydrated and not obviously coated with a product. My sensitive eyes loved the Snowberry.

Snowberry delivered what it promised and I’m completely happy with the results. What a wonderful surprise – I never thought I’d be able to say that about an eye serum.

Since my camera wouldn’t produce good before-and-after photos of my own eyes, I found these photos online, which show an extreme close-up of eye skin before and after a 28-day clinical trial with the Snowberry Smoothing Eye Serum.

Ingredients: Aqua (Demineralised), Water (Aqua) & Acetyl Tetrapeptide-5, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Biosaccharide Gum-1, Cecropia Obtusa Bark Extract, Dextran & Acetyl Tetrapeptide-2, Algae Extract & Pullulan, Hydrolysed Hibiscus Esculentus Extract & Dextrin, Dextran & Tripeptide-1, Hydrolysed Rice Bran Protein & Oxido Reductases & Glycine Soja Protein, Glycine Soya Seed Extract & Ceramide-3, Echium Plantagineum Oil, Vaccinium Vitis-idaea (Lingonberry) Seed Oil, Olive Oil Squalane, Euterpe Oleracea (Acai) Seed Oil, Sorbitol & Yeast Extract, Keratin & Hydrolised Keratin, Soyabean Lysophospholipid, Ethyl Ximenynate & Lecithin, Glucose & Glucose Oxidase & Lactoperoxidase, Sclerotium Gum, Rhizobian Gum, Xanthan Gum, Lonicera Caprifolium (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Biosaccharide Gum-2, Parfum, Hydrolysed Sodium Hyaluronate, Ubiquinone, Podocarpus Totara, Tocopherol (mixed) & Beta-Sitosterol & Squalene (Sunflower), Andrographis Paniculate Leaf Extract, Fragrance, Tetrahydropiperine

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  • May 25, 2012

    by Pam

    Junko, I also tested YBF Correct, but had a bad reaction to it. I now understand that it was likely due to the Idebenone ingredient in it. I've been happy to hear that YBF is or has reformulated their product to remove this ingredient and replace it with something else that is not so likely to cause irritation.. So - as soon as that happens, I will be trying YBF again and comparing it to the Snowberry.

  • May 25, 2012

    by Pam

    Junko, I was using Image Skincare Ageless The MAX Eye Cream. It's a very nice eye product with great ingredients, but my eyes liked the Snowberry better. I'd previously used all of the following with no results: SkinMedica TNS Eye products (both), Osmosis eye products (both), 3LAB, Revive, LaPrairie - caviar and radiance, Natura Bisse, Reluma, La Vie Celeste, Dr. Perricone, and Queen Bee Anti-wrinkle and restoring eye cream..

  • May 25, 2012

    by Junko

    Pam, I'm always delighted to read a positive eye cream review! Can you tell us though, what eye cream it was that you ditched? Along with hearing about good products, I like to hear about the ones that didn't work too so I can factor the yay's and nay's before making purchases. Thanks for writing and so happy to hear you found a product that works for you!

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