Mario Badescu Hyaluronic Eye Cream

Formula review

Effectiveness
Efficacy
55 /100
Can work for:
  • Moisturizing
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Anti-aging
Promises, but can't deliver:
  • Evens skin tone
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What does the product description say?
"Replenish moisture and minimize the look of dry fine lines with Mario Badescu's Hyaluronic Eye Cream."
WIMJ summary

This product contains tocopherol. This ingredient help neutralize free radicals in skin. By doing so, they might be able to prevent early signs of aging (like fine lines and wrinkles), at least to some extent. These ingredients will not be able to "reverse" signs of aging.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
LOW
meets threshold
Effectiveness
LOW
meets threshold
Effectiveness
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What does the product description say?
"Dryness, Fine lines and wrinkles, Dullness and uneven texture Formulation."
WIMJ summary

Effective ingredients missing or their concentration is too low

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What does the product description say?
"Hyaluronic Eye Cream"
From product name
WIMJ summary

This product can help improve hydration of the skin with the two types of ingredients.

The first type is called “humectants”:
these ingredients help attract water. When humectants are on the surface of the skin, they “pull in” the moisture from the outside environment, or from within deeper layers of the skin. The following ingredients in this product do the job: glycerin, glyceryl acrylate/acrylic acid copolymer.

This product also contains ingredients called “occlusives”. They help reduce the speed with which our skin loses moisture to the outside environment. These ingredients also help soften the upper layer of the skin, so it feels less tight and nicer to the touch. The following ingredients in this product do the job: carthamus tinctorius seed oil, cetearyl alcohol.

The following ingredients in this product are especially good for supporting the skin barrier and helping with the hydration level: paraffinum liquidum, petrolatum

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
Effectiveness
HIGH
meets threshold
Effectiveness
HIGH
meets threshold
Effectiveness
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WIMJ summary

This product contains antioxidants (tocopherol) that can help neutralize free radicals in skin. By doing so, they can lessen the damage the skin gets from the UV light (sun).

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
Effectiveness
LOW
meets threshold
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LOW
does not meet threshold
Effectiveness

Potential irritants

Effectiveness
irritancy
MEDIUM

Ingredients by volume

Plain old water
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
One of the most effective and well studied occlusive and emollient moisturizing ingredients. Helps reduce moisture loss in skin and repair skin barrier function

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