I've reviewed a number of eye creams and eye treatments on here and most of you have probably heard me lament about how dark circles are my primary issue. I'm always seeking out products that specifically target them but I don't want to forget about other concerns like wrinkles fine lines, puffiness and sagging. PCA Skin Ideal Complex Revitalizing Eye Gel is a product that has been specifically formulated to treat multiple eye concerns so I had to try it.
About the Brand: The PCA SKIN brand was founded in 1990 by an aesthetician and developed by a dermatologist. PCA SKIN has been and continues to be a trusted innovator in the development of highly effective professional treatments and daily care products. PCA SKIN products are scientifically developed and carefully formulated to improve the health and appearance of skin using the best combinations of innovative ingredients to produce safe, highly effective products that deliver on their promises. PCA SKIN products are cruelty-free and free of potential irritants like synthetic dyes and fragrances.
Product Claims: This cutting-edge eye gel strengthens, firms and lifts the skin around the entire eye area with a unique formulation that utilizes the latest science, combining proven ingredients that can be applied directly to all areas around the eye, including the eyelid, to treat all the common concerns of the aging eye area and achieve dramatic results rapidly. It's light gel texture is suitable for all skin types.
Key Ingredients: Myristoyl Nonapeptide-3, a peptide that provides similar benefits as vitamin A like increasing cell turnover and collagen synthesis without irritation. Citrus Aurantium Dulcis Callus Culture Extract (Orange Stem Cell Extract) increases the production of collagen and elastin as it organizes and redensifies the dermal structure to reduce fine lines and wrinkles and increase elasticity and firmness. Albizia Julibrissin Bark Extract and Darutoside reduces upper eyelid sagging, strengthens skin and reduces crow’s feet. Myristoyl Pentapeptide-8 and Myristoyl Hexapeptide-4 stimulate collagen synthesis and tissue repair.
Packaging: A standard clinical looking tube that the product gets squeezed out of.
Price: $84 for 0.5 fl oz / 14.8 mL
How to Use: After cleansing and applying skin care, pat a small amount around the eye area and directly to the eyelid twice daily.
My Thoughts: The product is a clear and scentless gel with a silky texture that is easily absorbed through gentle patting which is usually how I like to apply all my facial and eye care products. I've been using it twice a day for a week and while I can't say that I've seen any visible results yet, this gel does do a good job of moisturizing, smoothing and firming up the eye area. I usually use richer creams and I was initially concerned that it wouldn't provide enough hydration. It does and I'm excited about seeing some more long term results in terms of dark circles and puffiness as I continue using this. I've always used creams but I quite like the lighter weight of the gel and it'll be good especially during the summer months. The company also makes this product in a richer texture which is their Ideal Complex Restorative Eye Cream that I will have to check out if I continue to see positive results with this eye gel. I had no issues with irritation or sensitivity while using this product. Yes it is a little pricey but if it works, it's worth it to me. I'd rather pay more for products that actually work than drop a bunch of cash on less expensive ones that don't anyway. I've been sleeping pretty well lately so the dark circles have been less vexing and I hope this gel will further help to eradicate them.
PCA Skin Ideal Complex Revitalizing Eye Gel is available for sale through the PCA SKIN website and through physicians and licensed skincare professionals throughout the US and over 50 countries worldwide. The brand is offering free shipping on all orders through the end of June with the promo code BrandBacker.
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