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This preparation by Elizabeth Arden is a cream for treating the area under the eyes. I~t helps to reduce wrinkles and plumps up taught skin, make that particular area of the face look brighter, softer and younger.
The skin beneath your eyes is different to the rest of your face. If you feel the area very gently (don't stretch it) you will find that the skin feels very thin and dry. There are very few oil glands in this area so it tends to dry up and shrink. This makes you look old.
The manufacturers say that this product provides vitamins C and A which help to repair any damage that might have been done to the skin and give protection against any further damage. The capsules are single use 'portions' so from that point of view you never have to worry about the product going off, being exposed to air, or getting contaminated.
Many people don't think about make-up and beauty products going out of date and being contaminated but it happens and putting anything that isn't perfectly pure on the face, particularly the eye area, is not a wise thing to do.
To apply this you twist off the tab on the little blue capsule and squeeze the product onto a clean finger. It feels like rubbing dry oil onto the skin. Its not greasy, or watery as you might expect and does go into the skin very quickly. There is a very light fragrance to this and it is a sharp citrus kind of aroma which probably comes from the essential oils.
When you buy this you get 60 capsules (other sizes available) in a plastic dish with a lid. The packaging is quite attractive but there is a warning that these capsules should not be eaten. Small children might mistake them for sweets so it is wise to keep them in a safe place.
I apply this product each night and make one capsule do for both eyes. So, 60 capsules last a couple of months. They cost me £29.99 and I am about half way through them now. Do they work? Well, I think that the area beneath my eyes is less lined and it feels more plumped up. The shadows have gone but I put that down to the fact that the skin has fewer creases in it.
I'm not quite sure that its worth that much money.
The ingredients are many and I must admit that I haven't a clue what many of them are and I could find no information on side effects.
Triisostearyl Citrate, Witch Hazel Extract (Hamamelis Virginiana),
Cyclohexasiloxane, Nettle Extract (Urtica Dioica),
Apricot Kernel Oil (Prunus Armeniaca), Cucumber Extract (Cucumis Sativus),
Ceramide 1, Borage Seed Oil (Borago Officinalis),
Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Phytonadione, Retinyl Linoleate,
Tocopherol, Squalane, Phytantriol, Dimethicone
It is quite comforting to find at least some familiar ingredients here. Witch Hazel, Nettle, Apricot Kernel, Cucumber, and Borage make it all seem quite natural, so I choose to ignore the other chemicals for now.
Would I buy these capsules again? Yes, I think so if I see them on offer anywhere but I can't justify spending that much on my eyes if I have to pay full price.
Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Eyes Time Complex Capsules is a intensive eye care treatment enriched with powerful Ceramide and botanical extracts to smooth the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, reduce puffiness and brighten dark areas / '