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Eye cream - truth or fiction?

LoloDSMLoloDSM Posts: 3,778Registered Users
Do they really work? I go back and forth between thinking manufacturers are full of crap and it's just a way to sell more products; or thinking that eye creams may really be the way to be wrinkle-free.

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  • RedCatWavesRedCatWaves Posts: 31,258Registered Users
    Alas, nearly all anti-aging potions are fiction. Retin-A and DMAE are the only things that have been scientifically proven to improve fine lines and firm skin, and the DMAE is formulated incorrectly in all the drugstore, department store, and spa potions. Correctly formulated DMAE is very drying and most people can't tolerate it, so no one is formulating it correctly, except PSFskincare, which I've mentioned her a few times.
  • CGNYCCGNYC Posts: 4,937Registered Users
    A good moisturizer or the right eye cream can make a world of difference as far as appearance. Sure, it's just temporary but who cares! Makeup works the same way. You look better when it's on. Skin looks better when it's not all parched. A few reflective particles and the right color go a long way.

    Right now I'm using something from the Boots Organics line - at least I think that's what it's called. It's GREAT but I think it's in the process of being discontinued. Booo hiss.
  • FloatyTheFishFloatyTheFish Posts: 136Registered Users
    I think that if they are used long term they work. My mom and my grandmother have both always taken off their makeup with Pond's Cold Cream and they barely have any wrinkles around their eyes. Hopefully I will be as lucky! As far as those all of the products that are on the market now...I am pretty skeptical.
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  • tinicurlydtinicurlyd Posts: 1,053Registered Users
    Ive been using eye cream for a looong time by habit and so far so good. Mabye it could be genetics but everyone in my fam hardley has any wrinkles. Anywho i been using for a good say 2 yrs or more Dove eye cream ( plus the sensative Dove face night creme ) , its the only eye cream that has an sph of 8 in it. All others have no sph at least what i can find lately.
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  • rouquinnerouquinne Posts: 13,498Registered Users Curl Dabbler
    wearing big dark sunglasses so you don't squint in the sun is more effective than eye creams. also, don't pull and tug when taking make up off.
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  • RednaturalcurlsRednaturalcurls Posts: 1,814Registered Users
    rouquinne wrote: »
    wearing big dark sunglasses so you don't squint in the sun is more effective than eye creams. also, don't pull and tug when taking make up off.

    I swear by this. I forever have sunglasses on, even if it's overcast. And at 31 I still show no signs of any kind of lines around my eyes. Now, the forehead is another story. :lol:
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  • BoomygrrlBoomygrrl Posts: 4,940Registered Users
    I think that if they are used long term they work. My mom and my grandmother have both always taken off their makeup with Pond's Cold Cream and they barely have any wrinkles around their eyes. Hopefully I will be as lucky! As far as those all of the products that are on the market now...I am pretty skeptical.

    My grandmother's first cousin (my third???) lived to be over a 100 years old...I know she celebrated her 100th birthday, but I'm not sure when she actually died (101? 102?)...anyways, I remember talking to her when she was 95. She swore by Pond's Cold Cream, and she had such smoothe skin, especially around her cheeks. Her daughter, who was in her 70's at the time, did not have smoothe skin. Maybe genetics plays a role, but she swore by it.
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  • LoloDSMLoloDSM Posts: 3,778Registered Users
    I use Retin-A and I always wear sunglasses and sunscreen. Maybe this is the best it's gonna be. Thanks for saving me the $50 for eye cream!
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  • luvmylocsluvmylocs Posts: 7,578Registered Users
    i wear it. i figure it doesn't hurt but i only spend between $15-$20 on a tube....not more.
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  • CurlyzzCurlyzz Posts: 30Registered Users
    I think that to be gentle in the eye area will mostly prevent wrinkles... I recall reading an article about a researcher at McGill university (in Quebec) who experimented with the active component of anti-wrinkle creams. The results? This ingredient (will search the name) inflate the skin, so the wrinkles seems to disappear. Long term effect? The tissue dies!

    What I put around my eyes? AVG!! If it's too heavy for you, you can cook it like you would with BBQ sauce! You need STERILE water or blueberry water (not sure about this word in english sorry), AVG and cornstarch. You can achieve a really aqueous mixture light enough to put it on your eyelids.
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  • rouquinnerouquinne Posts: 13,498Registered Users Curl Dabbler
    lyzz wrote: »
    I recall reading an article about a researcher at McGill university (in Quebec) who experimented with the active component of anti-wrinkle creams. The results? This ingredient (will search the name) inflate the skin, so the wrinkles seems to disappear. Long term effect? The tissue dies!

    there are a LOT of active ingredients that are used in anti-wrinkle creams. different companies use different ones that their own chemists have developed.

    i think this is the study you're referring to:

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  • TillyMunchyWavesTillyMunchyWaves Posts: 671Registered Users
    FICTION!!!!!!!

    I genetically have dark circles under my eyes. They will never go away.

    Don't spend $40 on a one ounce jar of cream. Just get a good all over moisturizer for your entire face and use that.

    Just my 2 cents...after having spent tons of money at the Estee Lauder counter over the years.
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  • CurlyzzCurlyzz Posts: 30Registered Users
    I agree with you Tilly. The only science in cosmetic is to give you enough results to think that the product is working, but in the same time keeping you to use the same product. It never solves the problems...

    The component I was referring is DMAE.

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  • rouquinnerouquinne Posts: 13,498Registered Users Curl Dabbler
    Tilly wrote: »
    I genetically have dark circles under my eyes. They will never go away.

    dark circles are not the same as wrinkles, though, which i think is what the OP was asking about.

    there are things you can do for dark circles - even hereditary ones - that can help reduce the darkness. raise the head of your bed a couple of inches, for example, so blood isn't pooling under your eyes while you sleep.
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  • rouquinnerouquinne Posts: 13,498Registered Users Curl Dabbler
    lyzz wrote: »
    The only science in cosmetic is to give you enough results to think that the product is working, but in the same time keeping you to use the same product. It never solves the problems...

    this is a very misleading statement and untrue. there are a few products that actually DO work!

    not many, but a few...
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  • mandyvmandyv Posts: 2,437Registered Users
    rouquinne wrote: »
    this is a very misleading statement and untrue. there are a few products that actually DO work!

    not many, but a few...

    If you don't tell me, I won't have to buy it, but I do want to know. :)
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  • CalamityMCalamityM Posts: 540Registered Users
    Fiction. I did makeup artistry training a few years ago, and eye creams are a waste of money. You can use your regular cream around your eyes. All these expensive creams really don't do much. I think the only ingredient that really makes a difference is Retinal, and it has to be a high enough dosage. Most products only have a teeny tiny amount in them, and this does next to nothing. The biggest impacting product for you skin is sunscrean. Invest in a good one, and this will do WAY more for your skin. :)

    Just my two cents...
  • hadtochangemynamehadtochangemyname Posts: 628Registered Users
    There is a lot of money to be made on convincing women that they don't look "good enough" the way they are.

    Men get wrinkles too... do you see them spending $100 a tube on eye creme? not the majority of them, thats for sure.
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  • g-stringrannyg-stringranny Posts: 2,701Registered Users
    I once had a cosmetic surgeon tell me that I must wear sunglasses all the time because I have very few wrinkles around my eyes. I think that & a light moisturizer works best. Don't go too heavy on the moisturizer.
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  • TillyMunchyWavesTillyMunchyWaves Posts: 671Registered Users
    rouquinne wrote: »
    Tilly wrote: »
    I genetically have dark circles under my eyes. They will never go away.

    dark circles are not the same as wrinkles, though, which i think is what the OP was asking about.

    there are things you can do for dark circles - even hereditary ones - that can help reduce the darkness. raise the head of your bed a couple of inches, for example, so blood isn't pooling under your eyes while you sleep.

    This is true, Rouquinne, but I have bought products that advertised that they would help with undereye circles specifically and they did nothing.

    This is something that bothered me when I was younger but doesn't really bother me anymore, and indeed I perceive it less.
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  • rainshowerrainshower Posts: 4,420Registered Users
    skin around eyes is very thin, so don't rub your itchy eyes. instead, flush them with nonmedicated saline drops and/or place a cold bathcloth over them to soothe the itchiness.

    also, pulling and tugging on the lids while applying makeup can also contribute to the skin stretching and wrinkles developing around your eyes.
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  • AngularScienceAngularScience Posts: 844Registered Users
    Eye creams do work, but only if they contain sunblock for day creams and retinol for night ones. That's the same as in your regular moisturizers. Unless you have especially sensitive eyes, you can use your normal moisturizer around the eye area for the same results.
  • The New BlackThe New Black Posts: 16,738Registered Users
    Slight guano but someone I knew used to clean her face with Crisco. She had great skin. The fact that she was in a mental hospital is totally unrelated.
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  • MixedUpCurlyChickMixedUpCurlyChick Posts: 2,568Registered Users
    lol.

    I had to comment to say I appreciated *your* comment ;)
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    Slight guano but someone I knew used to clean her face with Crisco. She had great skin. The fact that she was in a mental hospital is totally unrelated.
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