Olay Eyes Ultimate Eye Contour Cream: Analysis And Alternative

The Olay option promises to instantly reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, puffiness and the dark color of dark circles. Let’s see if the formula is as powerful as they say by analyzing its ingredients.

If you would like to learn more about eye contours and the ingredients that should and should not include, after this article I advise you to read this one with an analysis of the Best Eye Contours .

Analysis Olay Eyes Ultimate Eye Contour Cream

  • Vinyl Dimethicone / Methicone Silsesquioxane Crosspolymer : A mixture of silicone polymers that acts as a thickening agent and texture enhancer.
  • Glycerin : Tested in ClarinsMen’s anti-wrinkle cream .
  • Niacinamide : It is a derivative of vitamin B3 that suppresses melanin so that it does not reach the surface of the skin, and protects it from UV rays; preventing age spots, freckles and hyperpigmentation. According to a study by Proctor and Gamble, 5% Niacinamide applied to the face for 12 weeks resulted in the reduction of fine lines and wrinkles, hyperpigmented spots, and red spots. In addition, elasticity improved. Topical application also increases the levels of ceramide and free fatty acids in the skin, prevents the skin from losing water, and stimulates microcirculation in the dermis. Niacinamide has also been shown to have some antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Niacinamide is safe in low concentrations.
  • Isohexadecane : Analyzed in Fiori di Cipria’s anti-wrinkle cream for men .
  • Isopropyl Isostearate : It is the ester of isopropyl alcohol and isostearate acid. It is used as an emollient agent, skin conditioner, binder and moisturizer. It helps lock in moisture and gives skin a smooth feeling, and acts as a lubricant on the skin’s surface to give it a silky smooth appearance.
  • Stearyl Alcohol : Tested in Shiseido Men’s Anti-Wrinkle Cream .
  • Dimethicone : Tested in Shiseido Men’s Anti-Wrinkle Cream .
  • Dimethiconol : Analyzed in L’Oreal’s Vita Lift 5 anti-wrinkle cream .
  • Palmitoyl Pentapeptide-4: Also known as Matrixyl and Palmitoyl Pentapeptide-3. It is a pentapeptide (synthesized chain protein created by the union of five amino acid peptides) developed by Sederma SA and P&G. This chain creates a response in the dermis that stimulates collagen and elastin fibroblasts, developing fibronectin (FN) and glycosaminoglycans (GAG). It is a small molecule that easily penetrates the skin and is structurally similar to the precursor of type I collagen. It is believed that pentapeptides can communicate with a cell and program it to do specific things, including repair work. Palmitoyl-4 pentapeptide is considered as effective against wrinkles as retinol, but less irritating. Independent in vitro studies demonstrated an increase in collagen I synthesis by 212%,Collagen IV by 100 to 327% and Hyaluronic Acid by 267%. Six-month in vivo studies showed that mean wrinkle depth was reduced by 17%, surface area with deep wrinkles was reduced by 68%, surface area with moderate wrinkles was reduced by 51%, and roughness of the skin by 16%.
  • Cetyl Alcohol : Analyzed in L’Oreal’s Vita Lift 5 anti-wrinkle cream .
  • Titanium Dioxide : Tested on Nuxellence contour from Nuxe .
  • Behenyl Alcohol : Tested in Shiseido Men’s Anti-Wrinkle Cream .
  • Polyacrylamide : Analyzed in Nezeni Cosmetics anti-wrinkle cream .
  • C13-14 Alkane : Tested in Nezeni Cosmetics wrinkle cream as C13-14 Isoparaffin.
  • PEG-100 Stearate : Analyzed in the Fiori di Cipria anti-wrinkle cream .
  • Cetearyl Alcohol : Tested on Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Eye Contour .
  • Cetearyl Glucoside : Tested in Decléor’s Harmonie Calm contour .
  • Palmitic Acid : Analyzed in ClarinsMen’s anti-wrinkle cream .
  • Stearic Acid : Analyzed in the Fiori di Cipria anti-wrinkle cream .
  • Laureth-7 : Tested in Nezeni Cosmetics anti-wrinkle cream .
  • Disodium EDTA : Analyzed in ClarinsMen’s anti-wrinkle cream .
  • Alumina : A crystalline aluminum-oxygen compound that is used primarily as an abrasive and thickening agent, but also functions as an anti-caking and absorbent agent. Due to their abrasive texture, many use these crystals to exfoliate. Aluminum oxide does not penetrate the skin, however, it should be noted that aluminum is a neurotoxin.
  • Silica : Analyzed in L’Oreal’s Vita Lift 5 anti-wrinkle cream .
  • Ammonium Polyacrylate : Tested in Shiseido Men’s Anti-Wrinkle Cream .
  • Benzyl Alcohol : Analyzed in Nuxellence Contour from Nuxe .
  • Ethylparaben : Parabens.
  • Methylparaben : Parabens.
  • Propylparaben : Parabens.
  • CI 77492 and CI 77491 : Tested in Estee Lauder Advanced Night Contour as Iron Oxides.

Summary Analysis Olay Eyes Ultimate Eye Contour Cream

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I can only veto this formula for its three parabens. No matter what proportions they use, or what they say are within the law, it is not an option if you take into account the combined effect of applying several creams day after day.

So that you can see what I am talking about, I leave you this article talking about parabens:
Parabens: List of Prohibited, symptoms, consequences and Benefits in Babies and cosmetic products

In addition to parabens, it also contains silicones, PEG alcohol, and a potentially toxic emulsifier, which only aggravates the result with respect to the cumulative effect.

Alternative

It is better that you do not put anything to use this contour, but if you want to take good care of the eye area, without the danger of parabens, silicones or toxic ingredients, I personally use the one from Nezeni Cosmetics, and you can know by what in the article of the best eye contours on the market .

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Kathie Sand always saw the world of beauty as the terrain on which to build her professional career, a goal that was clear to her when she was only 15 years old. Her great concern to expand knowledge led her to settle in Paris where she studied hand in hand with the best beauty professionals and with the most advanced techniques for skin care.

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