If you are looking for some powerful help for lines, wrinkles, dark circles and puffiness in the eye area, two Prevage products could be the answer! (Prevage is a trademarked name of a group of products from Elizabeth Arden). This article looks at the benefits of Prevage eye serum and eye cream.
Prevage Eye Advanced Anti-Aging Serum is an amazingly effective and intensive treatment. The serum won two awards in 2011 (there may be more, these are just the two I know about!), it won best anti-aging serum in Self Magazine and an award in the Shape Magazine beauty awards too.
The secret (or one of them) to the effectiveness of both the serum and the the eye cream is the powerful anti-oxidant Idebenone which they contain.
This antioxidant has proven properties in helping not only to minimize those fine lines and wrinkles but also to diminish the appearance of those dark circles and puffiness.
In addition, the serum has a firming and toning effect on the skin and because it is ophthalmologist tested, you can use it with confidence morning and night.
An extra bonus is that if you have any age spots or sun damage discolorations, it will help to fade these too.
What Do Testers Say About Prevage Eye Serum?
The company did some consumer tests in the US with a sample of one hundred and five women who used the Prevage Eye Advanced Anti-Aging Serum over a twelve week period. The results were pretty impressive in addition to 97% of women who were tested reporting that they say an instant improvement in the appearance of the skin of the eye area, their website quotes as follows:-
“88% Skin around the eyes felt soft and smooth
76% Helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles in the eye area
75% Tightens and tones the look of undereye skin
73% Helps strengthen and firm the look of skin in the eye area
70% Helps reduce the look of puffiness under eyes.”
The skin of the eye area is thinner than anywhere else on the face and this means it is the first place that will start to show those signs of aging. This area needs a lot of protection and the powerful antioxidants in the Prevage eye serum help to prevent the development of wrinkles. The company states that the Idebenone antioxidant used is the only one which is proven to effectively neutralize the three types of attack from free radicals – which come from UV rays (from sun exposure), atmospheric pollution and the environment.
Our eyes and mouth area are the most expressive parts of our face. The thinness of the skin in the eye area combined with the fact that our eyes are constantly in motion in the day time when we blink, laugh, frown, concentrate, cry … you get the idea! So our eyes really need some extra protection and help. This serum gives that protection and in addition, helps to restore a more youthful appearance and helps the skin to naturally repair itself as well as helping to protect against more damage.
The company is constantly working to improve the products in the Prevage range. Their research on Idebenone has resulted in the development of a way of more efficiently delivering it into the skin. Because it is fused with a fatty acid, it is almost like a time release system as a little reservoir of product is there in the skin, ready to be used when it is needed. This method is also very gentle on the skin which is good news for those with sensitive skin as the eye area can be even more prone to irritation than other areas of the face.
The company recommends that you use the Prevage eye serum twice a day, in the morning and again before bed. Make sure to apply it on cleansed skin. Their additional recommendation is that you use it followed by the Prevage Eye SP15 moisturizer in the morning which will protect your skin from UV damage and from the environment.
The clever thing about the sunscreen in this product is that it remains, encapsulated, on the skin surface rather than soaking in which is good for anyone with sensitive skin as the eye area can be irritated by sunscreen products.
The Prevage Prevage Eye Ultra Protection Anti-aging Moisturizer Spf 15 has also won beauty awards, both in Latina Magazine in 2010 and in Redbook Magazine in 2011 when it won their MVP award for the best eye cream.
The moisturizer also contains Idebenone and is dermatologist and ophthalmologist tested and really should be a part of your daily skincare routine as it is wonderfully hydrating, helping to smooth the appearance of crepiness, lines and wrinkles in addition to providing protection from damaging UVA and UVB rays.
In the tests conducted by the company with one hundred and five women aged between twenty five and sixty five, over a period of twelve weeks, 100% of the participants reported an immediate improvement in the appearance of skin in their eye area. In addition, the figures they quote on their website are:-
“ 93% Provides intense moisture and replenishes dry skin around the eyes
92% Leaves skin around the eyes feeling soft and smooth
87% Smoothes the look of fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes
81% Helps eyes appear younger and revitalized
77% Reduces the appearance of crepiness in the eye area.”
We really love Prevage Eye Advanced Anti-Aging Serum and the Prevage Eye Ultra Protection Anti-aging Moisturizer SPF 15, both REALLY work! Don’t forget though if you are using either product for the first time to follow the recommendations and test on your inner arm for three days before using.