I thought I had seen it all when it comes to eye cream advertisements and products, but this one takes the prize. The Olay Regenerist Anti-aging Eye Roller claims to be a daily anti-aging product that helps to diminish eye puffiness, regenerate the skin and diminish lines and wrinkles. Not so much. Why? Well, here’s a few reasons:
1) The skin around your eyes has the same physiology as the skin on the rest of your face.
That means you don't need to spend money on a separate eye cream, gel, serum or roller for the skin around your eyes. Yes, this skin tends to be a little more sensitive, which means that you don’t want to tug and pull at that area, but overall, it’s the same. And that means it will react to skincare products the same way, too.
2) The ingredients don’t stack up.
After closely examining the ingredients, (which are posted below) I don't see anything that will do what the product claims to do. This roller contains a little Vitamin E (tocopheryl Acetate), which is an antioxidant, glycerin, which is an emollient and squalene, which is also a lubricant. Basically, this is a moisturizer. And what that means is that it will trap in fluids that we ingest, plumping the skin temporarily. However, this product won’t do anything to stimulate collagen or help the skin rejuvenate new skin cells, which are the effective ways to treat aging skin.
Don't let the hype fool you and don’t let skin care companies tell you what you need! Check out the ingredients before you end up checking out with a bottle (or roller) full of empty promises.
NGREDIENTS: WATER, GLYCERIN, ISOPROPYL ISOSTEARATE, CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, C12-15 ALKYL BENZOATE, SQUALANE, PEG-100 STEARATE, CYCLOPENTASILOXANE, GLYCERYL STEARATE, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, CAFFEINE, CETYL ALCOHOL, STEARYL ALCOHOL, DIMETHICONE, POLYSORBATE 80, PALMITOYL PENTAPEPTIDE-4, SODIUM ASCORBYL PHOSPHATE, CARBOMER, ACRYLATES/C10-30 ALKYL ACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMER, AMINOMETHYL PROPANOL, BENZYL ALCOHOL, METHYLPARABEN, ETHYLPARABEN, PROPYLPARABEN
Instead of wasting your money on something like this "anti-aging" eye roller, you should invest in quality skin care products made from aloe vera to help soothe and heal your skin without irritation. Be sure to use a makeup remover every night, along with professional grade anti-aging skin care products.
>What other eye creams, roller pens or serums have you seen with bogus claims?
| posted on Monday, November 09, 2009 12:00 AM