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February 08, 2012

Retinol Correxion Sensitive Eye Cream by RoC

Retinol Correxion Sensitive Eye Cream
by RoC

Claims:
RoC RETINOL CORREXION SENSITIVE Eye Cream is a milder retinol formula that helps condition skin to retinoids. lt is designed for women whose skin is sensitive to retinol or who have never tried retinol. The Eye Cream helps fight lines and wrinkles around the delicate eye area with minimal or no irritation. With continued use, you will notice healthier, younger-looking eyes.

Review:
This eye cream with retinol is said to be better for sensitive skin because it contains only a tiny amount of retinol. The idea is that this is an option for women whose skin cannot tolerate “normal” amounts of retinol or for those who are trying a retinol product for the first time. There is a logic to that, but lots of women can tolerate the “regular” amounts of retinol present in skin-care products (typically 0.025% and up) just fine, even if they are using it for the first time. Using products with lower concentrations may eliminate the problems (redness, flaking) that may accompany one’s initial use of a retinol product, but you also will be sacrificing some of the benefit. On the other hand, although the anti-wrinkle results may not be as dramatic if you use only the tiny amount present in this product, ongoing use can still produce equivalent results, especially if you’re diligent about daily sun protection.

In the long run, this eye cream ends up being a one-note song because while retinol is a great ingredient for skin, it is not the only one. Skin does much better with an array of beneficial ingredients. Think about it like your diet: Green tea may be good for you, but if you drink only green tea, you will become malnourished or worse. So, while this product’s lightweight texture is silky and it provides some hydration, the formula lacks the skin-repairing and antioxidant ingredients that all skin types need to look and act younger.

There is nothing special about this product that makes it better for the eye area. Yes, it’s fragrance-free, but all of your skin, from head to toe, does better when fragrance is omitted; it’s not as though only eye-area products shouldn’t have fragrance. Fragrance is a source of irritation, so it is best to minimize exposure to it, no matter what skin-care product you use or where you apply it.

Pros:
  • Lightweight, silky texture.
  • Packaged to ensure the retinol remains stable during use. (For any product with retinol, it’s critical that it be protected from exposure to light and air because that will cause it to break down. That means no jar or clear packaging.)
Cons:
  • Ordinary formula that doesn’t contain anything unique for the eye area.
  • Very low amount of retinol, which may minimize side effects some people experience, but also will reduce the benefits.
  • Lacks more than a dusting of anti-aging ingredients.
Ingredients:
Water, Cyclohexasiloxane, Glycerin, Isodecyl Neopentanoate, Hydroxypropyl Starch Phosphate, PEG-8, PEG-100 Stearate, Glyceryl Stearate, Polyacrylate-21, Nylon-12, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Dimethicone, Stearyl Alcohol, Acrylates/Dimethylminoethyl Methacrylate Copolymer, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Cyclopentasiloxane, Sclerotium Gum, Butylene Glycol, Methylparaben, Chlorphenesin, Ethylparaben, Propylparaben, Disodium EDTA, BHT, Glyceryl Polymethacrylate, C11-15 Pareth-7, Sodium Laureth-12 Sulfate, Dihydroxy Methylchromone, Silica, Ascorbic Acid, Sodium Hydroxide, Propylene Glycol, Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid, Retinol, Polysorbate 20, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide



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