Review: FutureDerm’s Vitamin CE Eye Cream 10.0
Regular readers of my blog will know that I love FutureDerm products and Nicki’s blog (the founder of FutureDerm). The products use scientifically backed ingredients and Nicki explains their functions in very relatable terms. Their Time Release Retinol 0.5% and their Vitamin CE Caffeic Silk Serum 16+2 are staples in my skin care routine and I had really high hopes for this eye cream. The Vitamin CE Eye Cream combines 10% vitamin C (as ascorbic acid) and 1% vitamin E. Most eye creams deliver less potent actives around the eye area because the skin is thinner and more sensitive. I do believe that if the vitamin C was above 10%, it could be especially irritating around the eye area. 10% is still enough to lighten the eye area (whether you suffer from sun spots or dark circles) and tighten skin (thanks to it’s ability to accelerate collagen production). The formula also contains avocado oil (fatty acid), grape seed oil (antioxidant) and triglyceride (derived from coconut oil – hydrator) so it is quite hydrating without being greasy or heavy. I would consider this eye cream to be one which is more suited to morning/day time use, just because the main ingredients are antioxidants, which will also help protect your skin from UV damage, free radicals and oxidative stress. You can however, also use this eye cream at night.
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The texture of the eye cream is really different from your regular eye cream, probably because the formula is suspended in silicone (this helps to deliver the ingredients deep into the epidermis) just like the Vitamin CE Caffeic Silk Serum. It’s quite light, without being to runny. I find that the amount of hydration it contains is perfect for day time use. It keeps my under eye area nicely supple, tight and hydrated, especially after using a very rich eye cream at night. The way the cream sits on my skin, is where I find it’s biggest flaw. The cream sinks in relatively quickly, however some of the silicone must sit on top of the skin and while this was probably designed to help improve makeup application (just like the Vitamin CE Caffeic Silk Serum, which I have no issues with what-so-ever) I find that no matter what concealer I use over the top of it, it goes patchy. Unfortunately, not even my Smashbox Photo Finish Hydrating Under Eye Primer can smooth it out and act as a barrier between the eye cream and concealer (it helps a little, but not completely).
The other issue is that even if I don’t use concealer or any makeup around the eye area, but go to rub my eye or scratch an itch, it balls up and I have numerous white flakes around my eye. This is something I could possibly put up with if it helped with my bad under eye circles, but after two bottles, my under eye area looks more rested after each use, but I can’t say that my under eye circles have lightened up significantly (so much so, that I can use less or no concealer at all). The layer of silicone which remains on the skin is so easy to move and flake, that if I go to rinse my face with water, I can sometimes feel my eyes stinging (ouch!) and again, I can only put it down to the eye cream. I love the formula and the strength of the eye cream (most eye creams don’t even tell you how concentrated each ingredient is) and I wish I could make it work for me, but alas I think this is just one of those products I won’t be repurchasing unless it gets redeveloped. I will add that I didn’t experience any significant irritation when I started using the eye cream (maybe it tingled slightly the first couple of times that I used it – but nothing major) which is really impressive considering the strength of the vitamin C. I also love that the eye cream is housed in an airtight bottle which contains a pump. Not only does this mean that you won’t waste any eye cream, but the vitamin C will stay stable and potent (vitamin C is one of the most unstable antioxidants, and it’s photosensitive).
Ingredients: Ascorbic Acid (antioxidant), Dimethicone, Bis Vinyl Dimethicone/ Dimethicone Copolymer (slip agent), Cyclomethicone, Dimethicone Crosspolymer-3 (slip agent), Aluminum Starch, Octenylsuccinate (emulsifier), Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil (fatty acid), Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil (antioxidant), Caprylic/Capric Triglycerides (hydrator), Hydroxypropyl Bispalmitamide MEA (preservative), Tocopherol Acetate (antioxidant), Fragrance (needed, trust us).
I still love Futurederm products and will continue using them (and any new goodies which get released) but alas this is just one product that doesn’t totally work for me. Futurederm’s Vitamin CE Eye Cream 10.00 might still work for you, if you need an eye cream which is highly protective (in it’s antioxidant capabilities), firms and lightens pigmentation spots. Especially if you wear very little makeup. You can pick this eye cream up from FutureDerm directly and it will set you back $65 USD for 15g.
Have your tried any FutureDerm goodies beauties? I do highly recommend them and will continue trying more products from their line!
Catch ya next time beauties!
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