I may be young and not yet suffering from wrinkles, but I sure do love a good eye cream! Arbonne’s RE9 Advanced Corrective Eye Crème is no exception.
Ingredients (provided at arbonne.com)- “Water, Glycerin, Glyceryl Stearate, Octydodecyl Neopentanoate, Sesame Seed Oil, Butylene Glycol, Squalane, Camellia Oleifera Seed Oil, Decyl Oleate, Peg-100 Stearate, Stearic Acid, Saccharomyces Cerevisiae Extract, Alfalfa Seed Extract, Laminaria Digitata Extract, Lavendula Stoechas Extract, Betula Alba Leaf Extract, Camellia Oleifera Leaf Oil, Cucumber Fruit Extract, Hypericum Perforatum Extract, Nasturtium Officinale Extract, Panax Ginseng Root Extract, Clover Flower Extract, Rosemary Leaf Extract, Borago Officinalis Seed Oil, Orange Peel Oil, Xanthan Gum, Sorbitan Stearate, Cetyl Alcohol, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Retinyl Palmitate, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Thioctic Acid, Allantoin, Hydrolized Lupine Protein, Copper Gluconate, Panthenol, Carbomer, Polysorbate 20, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Polyamino Sugar Condensate, Urea, Cetearyl Alcohol, Ceteareth-20, Lecithin, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Sodium PCA, Carnitine, Caffeine, Coenzyme A, Stearamine, Ethylhexylglycerin, Disodium EDTA, Tromethamine, Potassium Sorbate, Phenoxyethanol, Limonene, Linalool.”
I couldn’t locate this product in the Cosmetics Database, so I’ve linked to each ingredient individually above. The ingredients with hazard scores higher than 3 are as follows: Peg-100 Stearate (3-6, depending on usage), Tocopheryl Acetate (4), Retinyl Palmitate (8), Ceteareth-20 (4-7, depending on usage), Lecithin (3-5, depending on usage), Phenoxyethanol (3-4, depending on usage), Limonene (6), and Linalool (4). Additionally, there is no data for Octydodecyl Neopentanoate, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide or Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7.
Some great things about this product:
1. It’s paraben free.
3. It’s cruelty-free and there are no animal products or animal by-products.
Product Description(provided at arbonne.com)- “Exclusive blend supports collagen, reducing puffiness and diminishing dark circles.”
Price– from $40.00 to $55.00 for a 0.5 fl. oz. bottle.
Performance– Unlike many other natural eye creams, this product is lightweight enough to be worn under makeup. It dries quickly and does not make my lids or under eye area look greasy. Since it can so easily be worn under concealer and with eye makeup, I prefer using this cream in the morning. However,I’m a little hesitant to use it on my lids because it does burn when and if it accidentally makes its way into my eyes. I usually just stick to applying it strictly under my eyes, and I enjoy the smoothe, glowing look this creates.
Scent-This eye cream smells delightfully fruity.
Rating– 7/10. I’m subtracting 1 point for the questionable ingredients, 1 for the high price, and another for the occasional eye burning.
Would I purchase this item again? Probably not. While I do really enjoy the scent and feel of this eye cream, it’s a bit out of my price range.
*Samples were provided by an Arbonne representative; opinions were provided by me.
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