Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Lily.B Ultra Eye Cream Review

Hello Ninjas!

This is my first official cosmetic product review. I received this eye cream from SkinCareRx.com in return for my unbias review of the product. Since I have been looking for an under-eye cream to combat my existing dark circles and prevent the small wrinkles on my lower eyelid from getting any deeper.

Information from SkinCareRx.com about this product:

Lily.B Ultra Eye Cream

About the Product:
Keep your eyes young with Lily.B Skincare Ultra Eye Cream. Rescue your eyes from the early signs of aging with Lily.B’s unique combination of botanical extracts and essential oils designed to help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, puffiness and under eye circles.

Developed specifically for the delicate eye area, the Multi Action Rescue Eye Cream is light, soothing and ultra-moisturizing and gets to work immediately! Natural moisturizers soften, smooth and nourish the eye area while antioxidants, vitamin K and Arnica Montana work to help reduce puffiness and under-eye dark circles.
.5 oz

Who it’s for:

Ideal for those who want to treat puffiness, dark circles, fine lines and wrinkles around their eye area. Suitable for all skin types.
key ingredients

·         Jojoba Oil: Extracted from the Jojoba plant, this non-comedogenic, skin soothing moisturizer helps to restore natural pH balance in the skin.

·          Apricot Kernel Oil: An essential oil rich in natural vitamins including vitamin A and vitamin E. Is soothing, moisturizing and absorbs completely.

·         Squalane: Extracted form olive oil, with rich antioxidants and deep hydrating properties.

·          Hyaluronic Acid: A natural molecule that has the unique ability to attract and retain moisture deep in the skin thereby reducing the appearance of fine line and wrinkles and helping to improve skin tone and texture.

·          Vitamin K: Known for its ability to help lessen the appearance of under-eye dark circles.

·         Arnica Montana: Extracts from the arnica blossom. Known to have a stimulating effect on the skin, helping to improve circulation and reduce eye-puffiness.

How to use it:

·         Use AM and PM.
·         Apply a small amount to ring finger.
·          Gently pat in to the area around the eyes until absorbed.

Full Ingredients:

Purified water, Jojoba oil, Apricot Kernel Oil, Squalane, Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamin K, Arnica Montana, Oxido Reductases, Soy Peptide, Hydrolyzed Rice Bran Extract, Laureth-7, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Polyacrylamide, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexlglycerin, Oil of Kumquat.

Ok, so, this sounds like a great product! I've now been using it AM and PM as my only new eye product for a 3 weeks I've got pictures of the whole testing period week by week for you to see the results then I will discuss them at the end. Sorry the lighting isn't consistent but remember that my main purpose for using this was under eye circles and wrinkles.

Base line: Before Lily.B

Base line: Before Lily.B

Ok so here is what my eyes looked like before. Keep in mind all of these pictures are without makeup. I also have decided I want to re-shape my brows so you'll see a little grow out in these lol, sorry!

7 days in

7 days in

Ok so here's after a week of twice daily use. There is a little yellowing of the skin around my eye that I didn't notice until going back and editing all of these. The wrinkles under my eyes have actually become more defined.

14 days in

14 days in

After two weeks of twice daily use there is some significant change, for the worse! There is now some hyper pigmentation along my lower lash line, the dark circles have gotten more pronounced and the wrinkles are still very defined.

21 Days in

21 Days in

21 Days in

21 Days in
These were taken on Tuesday! Now, we can see that the hyperpigmentation has not gone down and has gotten somewhat darker. The odd yellowing is now concentrated around my lash lines and tear duct. The product itself is a sort of light buttercup yellow color which may contribute to the strange discoloration. However, since the ingredients do not include any colorants or dyes, it may have been my skin's own personal reaction to the cream. The under eye wrinkles are slightly less than the week before but still definitely more defined and deeper than when I started using this product.

Overall, this product did not improve anything it promised to fix! I will say that I have fairly sensitive skin and this may not be the case with every person who tries this product.  Lily.B Ultra Eye Cream itself comes in a nice bottle with a pump top for easy dispensing of the cream. The cream doesn't smell strange or too strongly so it doesn't irritate the eye area. It has a nice texture and is easy to apply as directed. Eye cream is an accurate description of the product since it is very creamy without being watery at all and it adheres well to the eye area which can be hard for some products. However, despite the physical quality of the product, the corrective qualities were just not there.

Also, this is not a unique product. In fact, if you do a web search for the ingredients of this eye cream, you get the exact same list for at least two other eye creams: Vitamin K, DCX & Arnica Eye Cream and SkinGenX Eye CompleX What this points to is something called Private Labeling. This means that one company mass produces a product and sends it off to smaller retail companies who then put their own label on it.  Therefore, this is not a secret very effective blend of ingredients, it is one that is mass produced and sent out to places who could have all sorts of mediocre decanting practices. Private labeling is one thing when a grocery store does their own brand of pasta and you know what you're getting but entirely another when a company lays claim to a wonderful skin improving eye cream.

Product provided for honest review by the PR team for SkinCareRx.com

1 comment:

  1. I really appreciate this review. I know it can be difficult to write negative reviews, but it's important to really know how a product works!


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