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jamesherried



Joined: 07 May 2005
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 18, 2008 2:38 pm    Post subject: Watch out for eye creams. Reply with quote

Here's an excerpt from Paula Begoun's Beauty Bulletin. Take it for what it's worth.

Myth #9:
Eye creams are specially formulated for use around the delicate eye area.

Fact: There is no evidence, research, or documentation validating the claim that the eye area needs ingredients different from those you use on your face or neck area or décolletage. Even if there were ingredients that were special for the eye area, that isn't evident in eye products; their formulations are random, with no consistency in the industry. All cosmetics companies put whatever ingredients they want to into their eye products (and usually give you half as much but charge you twice as much as the same product for your face). The ingredient label on these "specialty" products more than proves the point. Eye creams are a whim of the cosmetics industry designed to evoke the sale of two products when only one is needed.
One more point: occasionally a physician, aesthetician, or someone selling skin-care products will defend their eye creams by telling me that the eye area doesn't need ingredients that cause irritation. Well, I agree wholeheartedly with that statement, but the same is absolutely true for the face, or anywhere else on your body. You shouldn't be applying formulations with needlessly irritating ingredients, period! That means that all your eye area needs is a well-formulated product, and that can certainly be the same product you use on your face.
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drtodorov
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 19, 2008 3:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

While some of these points are valid, eye area skin is not entirely the same as elsewhere - it is thinner (both dermis and epidermis) and it has fewer and smaller sebaceous glands and hence is more prone to both dryness and irritation. Many skin care products can be used on any area of the face but that is not to say that eye area should necessarily be treated the same under all circumstances.
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AnnaJ



Joined: 10 Dec 2008
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 10, 2008 7:51 pm    Post subject: I'm not so skeptical Reply with quote

My mother used to use an eyecream every day. I think the brand was Narhex, but I'm not certain. Whenerver she ran out of the eye cream, she'd use a non-eyecream, but was certain the results were not as good.

In the end, it comes down to personal experience.

BTW I'd like to try Narhex myself, but don't know where to get it. Any suggestions?
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Barefootgirl



Joined: 05 Feb 2006
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PostPosted: Sun May 17, 2009 4:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nothing works for me in this area for dark shadows or hollowness - only Restylane.
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DanielAdams



Joined: 10 Oct 2016
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Location: Malta

PostPosted: Sun Oct 30, 2016 4:30 pm    Post subject: Watch out for eye creams Reply with quote

My favorite eye cream is Origins Eye Doctor. Ive been using it for years and even though I dont use it regularly, its still the only eye cream that I completely love.
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