Kokochoc has a question….Is Anastasia Eye cream worth the price and are the claims true? Thanks I love your site and finally have the nerve to ask my own question.
The Beauty Brains respond:
Wow, Kokochoc, I hope we’re not so intimidating that you feel like you have to work up the nerve just to ask us a question. Heck, we’re just like everyone else: We’re scientists who have trained for many years in arcane arts of chemistry and biochemistry, who’ve worked on some of the most popular beauty brands in the world, and who’ve appeared on TV shows like Dr. Oz and Rachel Ray. We’ve published two books and written countless technical articles for cosmetic science publishers, we have a blog that’s been read by millions….Oh wait a minute. Maybe we do seem a little bit intimidating. But I promise you, we’re also very lovable. Anyway, on to your question…
Anastasia eye cream claims
As a quick summary, here’s what the product claims followed by our own comments:
“nourishes while also working hard to help diminish the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and crows feet”
Almost any product will do this. All it means is that the product moisturizes your skin well enough to make tiny wrinkles less obvious.
It’s “Packed full with free radical fighting anti-oxidants”
I’m not sure what “Packed full” means but for perspective, read this post about how hard it is to prove benefits of antioxidants in skin care.
It contains “Cassia Alata Leaf Extract – also known as candle tree, it protects against photo aging.”
Only proven sunscreens can protect against photo-aging. I wouldn’t trust an extract at some unknown level.
The Beauty Brains bottom line
At $49 for a tiny jar I say this product is not worth it unless the company can provide test data comparing to other cheaper products.
Anastasia Eye Cream Ingredients
INGREDIENTS WATER/EAU/AQUA, SQUALANE, CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, GLYCERIN, CETEARYL ALCOHOL, CYCLOPENTASILOXANE, CETEARYL OLIVATE, LYCIUM BARBARUM FRUIT EXTRACT, SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL, SORBITAN OLIVATE, GLUCONOLACTONE, C18-36 ACID TRIGLYCERIDE, ROSA CANINA FRUIT OIL, HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL, CASSIA ALATA LEAF EXTRACT, ORCHIS MASCULA FLOWER EXTRACT, RIBES NIGRUM (BLACK CURRANT) SEED OIL, MALUS DOMESTICA FRUIT CELL CULTURE EXTRACT, LECITHIN, ALTHAEA OFFICINALIS LEAF EXTRACT, MELISSA OFFICINALIS LEAF EXTRACT, VACCINIUM MYRTILLUS LEAF EXTRACT, CAMELLIA SINENSIS LEAF EXTRACT, SANTALUM AUSTROCALEDONICUM (SANDALWOOD) OIL, ELAEIS GUINEENSIS (PALM) OIL, TOCOTRIENOLS, TOCOPHEROL, PHYTIC ACID, XANTHAN GUM, SODIUM BENZOATE, PHENOXYETHANOL, FRAGRANCE/PARFUM, LINALOOL, HEXYLCINNAMAL, GERANIOL, BENZYL BENZOATE, LIMONENE, CITRAL
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