Reviewed by Kitri
I was fortunate enough to be selected by TIA for a second sample review. This time, it was ZO Skin Health Olluminate Intense Eye Repair
Because I'm already fighting gravity on my eyelids, I avoid putting heavy creams on them. I prefer an eye gel or serum on top, which helps to reduce morning puffiness. I use a richer cream under the eyes to soften the crepiness in the inner corner and moisturize the outer corner. It's a bit more work, but that's what it takes these days.
ZO Skin Health Olluminate Intense Eye Repair is a lower-lid type of cream in my regimen. It is thick without being greasy, so it moisturizes without leaving a shiny residue. It has a slightly firming effect that you can feel, which is probably its biggest strength. Its weakness is that it takes a while to absorb--you have to pat and smooth it several times; otherwise it just sits on top of the skin. But once you get the product in, it looks pretty good. My lower eyelids are definitely smoother and firmer when I use this cream, although the effect wears off in a few hours. The moisturization isn't long-lasting, and I find I have to reapply some kind of moisturizer--usually coconut oil if I'm in the kitchen, eye cream when I'm near the bathroom, and lip balm when I'm out of the house. But that is a problem I have with every eye product, so I don't hold it against ZO.
I would recommend this cream to people who are more bothered by crepiness than puffiness, or who want a cream specifically for crepey areas.
Ingredients: Aqua (Water), Xanthum Gum, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cetearyl Alcohol, Polydodecanamideaminium Triazadiphenylethenesulfonate, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Butylene Glycol, Glycosaminoglycans, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Stearic Acid, Hydrogenated Olive Oil Caprylyl Esters, Glycerin, Retinol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Lecithin, Lavandula Stoechas Extract, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Carbomer, Cetearyl Glucoside, Linoleic Acid, Cetyl Alcohol, Mica, Polyvinylalcohol Crosspolymer, Polysorbate 20, Sodium Hydroxide, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexyl Glycerin, Hexylene Glycol, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).