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ZO Skin Health Olluminate Intense Eye Repair - reader reviewed

Is a Solution for:
Sagging Skin
October 14, 2011 Reviewed by TIA Community Member 3 Comments
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).
  • September 12, 2015

    by Jenny

    Annie, I just purchased this yesterday from my doc after getting botox. I was instructed to apply it on the upper eyelids as well. I've only had 2 applications so far, but it feels great.

  • September 6, 2015

    by Annie

    Thanks, for the review though it would be helpful to know whether it can be applied on the upper eyelid for crepiness and what the drawbacks might be ,for example whether like other ZO products you have to go through a 'pain' barrier of initial discomfort before a good result.

  • October 14, 2011

    by Junko

    Kitri * Thanks for another eye cream review! Love eye cream reviews! Lip Balm when you're out of the house, made me smile ~ but I can picture this if one is desperate! Would/Will you buy this again yourself?

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