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Are there hundreds or thousands of eye creams on the market today? Maybe Marta can provide us with a more accurate estimate? Without a little research, what are my odds of purchasing an eye cream that will perform as advertised? One in a few hundred or one in a few thousand? The odds aren't in my favor, but Truth In Aging has helped me through the years to make some excellent purchases & alternatively, stopped me from purchasing some crappy products, too. There's no better place to start a product search than Truth In Aging. Honest, truthful daily product reviews, Five Best lists, scientific information, commentaries from a lively, knowledgeable community, which all collectively come together to create Martaspedia, an expansive database of personal, anti-aging products. When I'm contemplating a product purchase that's not a Five Best, I always search for it here first. Martaspedia doesn't contain every product available right now, but with everyone's help, maybe one day it will. With that said, I'm going to add 3 more eye cream products to Truth In Aging’s Martaspedia.
OLE HENRIKSEN'S Ultimate Lift Eye Gel ($38). I'd been wanting to try this eye cream ever since People Magazine published last year that Kate Gosselin called it her “Botox in a jar”. It's an affordable eye gel that's supposed to reduce puffiness, sagging & wrinkles. What it really is a very sticky blue gel that I could only use at night because it is, extremely sticky & tacky. It does help a little with morning puffiness, but so do most eye gels when compared to hydrating creams. I used this for 6 weeks every night & it did absolutely nothing for wrinkles & not enough for puffiness to make me want to repurchase it. The stickiness is a bit off-putting too. Initially I wondered if Kate had received money for her endorsement of Ole Henriksen's Ultimate Life Eye Gel, & after trying it, I think she did.
BREMENN RESEARCH LABS Upper Eyelid Lifter ($59) ~ Their website says this cream is supposed to make your eyes look bigger, brighter, fresher & captivatingly alive. Not quite a surgical “eye lift”…but pretty darn good. Martaspedia did pull up mention of Copley using this cream in her 'What Comes Before My Beauty Sleep' article. She wrote, “So far, my lids haven't shown the slightest lift, but I will certainly report back if I start to see real results”. Initially I thought, maybe she just forgot to post back? But after 6 weeks of twice daily use, I think Copley didn't post back because it simply doesn't work. My lids haven't lifted the slightest bit, either. If you still think that this product might work for you, purchase it from Bremenn's website as they offer a Money Back Guarantee. You'll have nothing to loose but weeks of time & the aggravation of returning it. My next purchase claims it will lift the lids – in an instant! Exactly what I needed after my disappointment with Bremenn's Upper Eyelid Lifter!
DR. DENESE'S HYDROSHIELD EYE FIX, UPPER EYE LID CARE ($23). A very affordable cream created specifically for the eyelids. This is supposed to be “a powerful cream that helps firm the upper-eye area – in an instant”! You're supposed to use it day & night, but I only used it at night because it's a very heavy, rich & oily cream. Does it Lift in an Instant? Of course not. The weight & oiliness of this cream makes them heavier than ever. It didn't lift my lids after 8 weeks of continued nightly use either.
If you put a product into TIA's search field, it will pull up information site wide, including data from the comments fields. You can easily add products to Martaspedia that it doesn't have yet, by putting them in as a comment. Surely you reading this, have purchased a few non-performing eye creams that our database doesn't contain yet! Come on! Stop me from buying more crap!
Ole Henriksen's Ultimate Lift Eye Gel Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Glycerin, Glyceryl Polyacrylate, Acetamide MEA, Potassium Carbomer Sodium Hyaluronate, Arginine, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Cucumis Sativas (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Euphrasia Officinalis Extract, Oleth-20, Potassium Hydroxide, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Hexylene Glycol, Blue 1 (CI 42090).
Bremenn Research Labs Upper Eyelid Lifter Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Isododecane, Cyclopentasiloxane, Yeast Extract (Faex), Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Cetyl Alcohol, Silica, Cetearyl Methicone, Glycerin, Dimethicone, PEG-100 Stearate, Glyceryl Stearate, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Tridecyl Salicylate, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Phenylethyl Resorcinol, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Seed Extract, Secale Cereale (Rye) Seed Extract, Calcium Hydroxymethionine, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, 3-Aminopropane Sulfonic Acid, Carbomer, Xanthan Gum, Butylene Glycol, Pentylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Polysorbate 60, Ethylhexylglycerin, Polysorbate 20, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Triethanolamine.
Dr. Denese's HydroShield Eye Fix Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Pentaerythrityl Tetraisosterate, Glycerin, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Cyclopentasiloxane, Stearyl Alcohol, Ceterayl Alcohol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Retinyl Palmitate, Centella Asiatica Extract, Echinacea Angustifolia Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Dimethicone, Methylsilanol Mannuronate, Zea Mays (Corn) Extract, Palmitoyl Tripeptide, Palmitoly Tetrapeptide, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Polyquaternium-37, Propylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, PPG-1 Trideceth-6, Behentrimonium Methosulfate, Ceteareth-20, Dipropylene Glycol, SD Alcohol 40B, Phenoxyethanol