Eye cream - truth or fiction?

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.

Thoughts?
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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.
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.
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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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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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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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.
Originally Posted by rouquinne
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.
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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.
Originally Posted by FloatyTheFish
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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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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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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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.
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!
Originally Posted by Lyzz
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:

http://relationsmedias.ulaval.ca/com...e-98.html?an=1
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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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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.

Sun protection and moisturize from inside and outside!
I genetically have dark circles under my eyes. They will never go away.
Originally Posted by Tilly
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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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...
Originally Posted by Lyzz
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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this is a very misleading statement and untrue. there are a few products that actually DO work!

not many, but a few...
Originally Posted by rouquinne
If you don't tell me, I won't have to buy it, but I do want to know.
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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.

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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.

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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