What is it:
A serum with a powerful complex that transforms the look of skin in the eye area.
What is it formulated to do:
This intensive eye treatment contains Idebenone. This complex of antioxidant ingredients is proven to minimize the appearance of dark circles and puffiness, firm and tone the look of skin in the eye area, and protect skin from all types of free radical assaults.
Ingredients: Cyclopentasiloxane, Water, Glycerin, C30-45 Alkyl Cetearyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Pentylene Glycol, Sea Water, Dipropylene Glycol, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Dimethicone, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Butylene Glycol, Algae Extract, PEG-11 Methyl Ether Dimethicone, Hydroxydecyl Ubiquinoyl Dipalmitoyl Glycerate, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Cucurbita Pepo (Pumpkin) Seed Extract, Hydroxyphenyl Propamidobenzoic Acid, Chrysin, Sodium Hyaluronate, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Propylene Glycol, Sodium PCA, Trehalose, Urea, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-5, Phospholipids, Polyphosphorylcholine Glycol Acrylate, Trisiloxane, Acetyl Tetrapeptide-5, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/Beheneth-25 Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer, Polysorbate 20, Steareth-20, Acrylamide/Ammonium Acrylate Copolymer, Polyquaternium-51, Polyisobutene, PEG-8, Nylon-12, Dimethylmethoxy Chromanol, Disodium EDTA, N-Hydroxysuccinimide, Mica, Benzoic Acid, Butylparaben, Ethylparaben, Isobutylparaben, Methylparaben, Phenoxyethanol, Potassium Sorbate, Propylparaben, Sorbic Acid, Chlorhexidine Digluconate, Chlorphenesin, Iron Oxides, Red 40, Titanium Dioxide, Yellow 5.
Usage: Hold upright and depress with finger in a downward motion several times to initiate or reactivate product flow. Do not push applicator tip sideways.Apply to fingertips and gently pat a small amount around eye area 1-2 times daily. Avoid getting into eyes.
Review:Elizabeth Arden's Prevage Eye Advanced Anti-aging Serum ($94.90) claims to be a powerful anti-aging serum with advanced Idebenone technology and a complex of restorative ingredients that transforms the look of skin around the eyes, with intense environmental protection and visible correction to skin's appearance. It also claims to reduce the look of aging signs by minimising the appearance of fine lines, crow's feet, age spots and discolorations, as well as targeting dark circles and puffiness. This eye serum contains an impressive amount of smoothing and skin-repairing antioxidant ingredients, which will help skin look and act younger. Its silky, light-weight texture makes it a pleasure to use as it absorbs very quickly. This eye serum is best for those with normal or slightly oily skin, or combination skin as it will not provide much moisture for dry skin. Having said that, using this at night under a rich moisturiser or serum, will yield great results for dry skin types. For those with normal, combination and slightly oily skin, will find that this eye serum offers sufficient hydration to use twice daily. The Eye-Advanced Anti-aging Serum is silicone-based and has a primer-like feel to it, and therefore works very well under makeup, and you will not have makeup creeping into fine lines. The Eye-Advanced Anti-aging Serum is very concentrated, so for those with sensitive skin, a 3-day patch test is advisable.
Prevage Eye-Advanced Anti-aging Serum has convenient and hygienic packaging, and each pump dispenses just the right amount of product. With daily use, this product will last 4-6 months, and because it is a very concentrated product, you will only need to use a small amount. Avoid adding more product to increase moisture. This eye serum is not like other eye creams, which are light, creamy and hydrating, so the eye area will not feel more moisturised by using more serum. Instead, you will see longer-term results instead of instant hydration and plumpness, that tend to be short-living.
Verdict: Elizabeth Arden's Prevage Eye-Advanced Anti-aging Serum claims to address every eye-area woe, from fine lines, crows feet, age spots and even dark circles and puffiness. So whilst this serum does contain some wonderful ingredients that will definitely smooth fine lines and tighten the eye area, it will not improve dark circles or puffy eyes. This eye serum contains the mineral pigment mica, which adds shine and can help reflect light so dark circles are less apparent (refer to photo). However, if dark circles are a concern, then this will not diminish dark circles, and instead, a good concealer should be used. You will notice an improvement in the eye area, but it isn't an instant-miracle cream and you will need to be patient to see long-term results, but they are definitely there.
Overall, Prevage Eye-Advanced Anti-aging Serum has a lot going for it, that is, if the price isn't an issue that is!
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