Sisbela Eye Contour From Mercadona: Analysis And Alternative

Mercadona’s eye contour is one of the most controversial, but undoubtedly one of the most widely sold and used. Its extensive list of ingredients can be confusing, so I am going to analyze one by one, to break down the compounds used in the cheapest cream (€ 4.50) analyzed so far.

And if you want to discover which are the Best Eye Contours that I have found by analyzing their ingredients, I recommend that you read this article. You will find a lot of interesting information and all the curiosities about this very important cream.

Analysis of Sisbela eye contour from Mercadona

  • Caprylic / capric Triglyceride : Tested in ClarinsMen’s anti-wrinkle cream .
  • Propylene Glycol : Tested in Shiseido Men’s Anti-Wrinkle Cream .
  • Glycerin : Tested in ClarinsMen’s anti-wrinkle cream .
  • Glyceryl Stearate : Analizado en la crema antiarrugas Powder Blossoms .
  • Peg-100 Stearate : Analizado en la cream antiarrugas Powder Flowers .
  • Steareth-2 : Analyzed in Decléor’s Harmonie Calm contour as Steareth-20.
  • Hydrogenated Palm / Palm Kernel Oil Peg-6 Esters : PEG-6 esters of hydrogenated palm oil that act as an emollient, emulsifier, stabilizer, surfactant, and skin conditioner.
  • Hydrogenated Polydecene : Tested on Shiseido’s Benefiance WrinkleResist24 contour .
  • Polymethyl Methacrylate : Analyzed in Clarins Multi-Intensive contour .
  • Cetearyl Alcohol : Tested in Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Contour .
  • Glycosaminoglycans : (GAGs) The main role of glycosaminoglycans is to maintain collagen, elastin and turgor in cell spaces and to keep protein fibers in balance and proportion. It also promotes the ability of collagen and elastin fibers to retain moisture. In skin care products, they are essential for the metabolism of epidermal and dermal cells and for keeping the collagen and elastin of the skin in good condition.
  • Artemia Extract : Extract of the crustacean Artemia Salina that helps to increase the natural defenses of the skin and its resistance to stress induced by UV rays and heat.
  • Methylsilanol Mannuronate: It is an organic derivative of seaweed that retains moisture in the epidermis and, therefore, firms and strengthens the skin. It is often used in spa wraps and treatments, but is also seen in many beauty products and skin creams. The algae found in methylsilanol mannuronate have long-term moisturizing properties that help combat the deterioration of collagen and elastin fibers, giving the skin firming properties. It is also known to act as an antioxidant to actively prevent premature aging. In vitro studies have shown that methylsilanol mannuronate normalizes cell metabolism, is a tissue regenerator, and aids in cellulite reduction. Seaweed has also been shown to have detoxifying properties.
  • Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract : Analyzed in Nuxellence contour from Nuxe .
  • Centella Asiatica Extract : Also called gotu kola, it is an extract rich in antioxidants, amino acids, beta-carotene, fatty acids and numerous powerful phytochemicals that calm inflammation, accelerate wound healing, stimulate the growth of new cells, build collagen and improve the circulation.
  • Retinyl Palmitate : Analyzed in L’Oreal’s Vita Lift 5 anti-wrinkle cream .
  • Ginkgo Biloba Leaf Extract : Tested in Lancaster Contour Skin Therapy .
  • Allantoin : Chemical compound that comes from the extract of the Comfrey plant. Highly appreciated for its soothing, healing and keratolytic properties (ability to remove excess skin). Helps remove the outer layer of the epidermis and promotes the formation of healthy tissue. It also softens the skin and allows it to absorb more moisture. There is no evidence of anti-aging effects. Studies have shown it to be safe and effective to use, with a recommended concentration of 0.5-2.0%.
  • Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E) : Analyzed in ClarinsMen’s anti-wrinkle cream as Tocopherol Acetate.
  • Bisabolol : Tested in the Lancaster Contour Skin Therapy .
  • Triticum Vulgare Gluten : Tested in Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye contour .
  • Caffeine : Analyzed in ClarinsMen’s anti-wrinkle cream .
  • Lactic Acid : Tested in Lancaster Contour Skin Therapy .
  • Sodium Lactate : Salt derived from a natural fermentation product, lactic acid. It is seen in cosmetics and beauty products as a preservative, buffering agent, pH regulating agent, or exfoliator. Sodium lactate is considered safe when formulated to avoid increased sensitivity to the sun, or when the directions for use include daily use of sunscreen, due to its exfoliating properties.
  • Serine : Serine is a naturally occurring amino acid that is derived from silk proteins. It is used in the cosmetic industry as a skin conditioning agent, antistatic agent, and hair conditioning agent. Amino acids are beneficial for the skin due to their ability to help produce collagen, increase skin elasticity, and replenish moisture.
  • Urea : A component of urine, although synthetic versions are used in cosmetics. In small amounts, urea has beneficial properties as a water-binding and gentle exfoliator for the skin. It can also improve the absorption of other cosmetic ingredients, and makes it easier to add certain ingredients to a formula while maintaining pH balance. However, urea has a tendency to cause allergic reactions.
  • Sorbitol : It is used primarily as a humectant, although it is also a fragrance ingredient and flavoring agent (thanks to its sweet taste). As a humectant, Sorbitol prevents moisture loss by extracting water by osmosis from the air, hydrating the skin; however, when used in extremely dry conditions, Sorbitol can remove moisture from the skin and leave it dry or damaged.
  • Ceteareth-20: It is a fatty alcohol formed by cetearyl alcohol (a mixture of cetyl and stearyl alcohol), and ethylene oxide. The numerical value represents the number of ethylene oxide molecules added. It works as an emollient and emulsifier. It is typically used in conjunction with other alcohols and fatty acids, working to thicken a solution and help other ingredients dissolve in a solvent. It also functions as a non-ionic stabilizer in oil-in-water emulsions. The cosmetic industry seems to be divided on its safety: on the one hand it is considered a toxic allergen that can improve the absorption of other potentially harmful ingredients, and that can contain 1,4-dioxane and ethylene oxide, both possible human carcinogens. . Although there does not appear to be any substantial evidence to support these claims, Research indicates that this ingredient should not be applied to damaged or injured skin. Regarding the carcinogen 1,4-dioxane, the CIR expert group evaluated that the presence of this material can be controlled by purification to remove it before mixing it in cosmetic formulations; therefore, they classify it as a safe ingredient.
  • Sodium Chloride : Tested in Nuxellence contour from Nuxe .
  • Gluconolactone : It is composed of multiple hydroxyl groups that attract water, which hydrate the skin. According to a study published in the journal Dermatologic Surgery, gluconolactone is a polyhydroxy acid (PHA) that is capable of chelating metals and can also scavenge free radicals, thereby protecting the skin from some of the damaging effects of UV radiation. In another study, signs of photoaging were significantly reduced after six and twelve weeks of twice daily use, including firmness, fine lines, wrinkles, roughness, hyperpigmentation, and pore size.
  • Calcium Gluconate : It is a calcium salt of gluconic acid that is used as a soothing and restorative agent for the skin when applied topically.
  • Pentylene Glycol : Analyzed in the contour of Nezeni Cosmetics .
  • Peg-35 Castor Oil : Derived from castor oil polyethylene glycol. The number represents the molecular weight (the higher the weight, the less it is absorbed by the skin). It helps to form emulsions by reducing the surface tension of the substances to be emulsified. They also help dissolve other ingredients in a solvent in which they would not normally dissolve.
  • Triethanolamine : Analyzed in the anti-wrinkle cream for man Vita Lift 5 from L’Oreal .
  • Disodium Edta : Tested in Clarins Men’s Anti-Wrinkle Cream for Men .
  • Bha : Betahydroxy acid that works by “detaching” the bonds that keep the skin dull and dead on the surface. Once those bonds are broken, the dead skin naturally sheds off. Therefore, the skin is smooth and younger-looking. The BHA acts on the surface of the skin and inside the pore; It is oil soluble, so it is best for normal to oily skin prone to blockages, blemishes and enlarged pores. It also has natural skin-soothing properties, making it gentle enough for sensitive skin prone to redness and / or rosacea.
  • Bht : Analyzed in Shiseido Men’s Anti-Wrinkle Cream .
  • 1,2- Hexanediol : A mild and highly effective wetting and coupling agent. It contains many chemicals in its composition, including: Alpha-lipoic acids (an antioxidant); and chrysin (an anti-inflammatory bioflavonoid). It is an irritant in some cases, especially to the eyes.
  • Caprylyl Glycol : Analyzed in the contour of Nezeni Cosmetics .
  • Benzoic Acid : Also called Butyloctyl Salicylate. It acts mainly as a pH regulator and preservative, although it can also be used to add fragrance to a product. This ingredient has been shown to cause allergic skin reactions in some people. It can also act as an eye or respiratory irritant. This ingredient has been evaluated as safe for use in cosmetics in concentrations up to 5%.
  • Dimethicone : Tested in Shiseido Men’s Anti-Wrinkle Cream .
  • Trisodium Edta : Same as the previous ingredient Disodium Edta.
  • Ethylhexylglycerin : Analyzed in Nezeni Cosmetics anti-wrinkle cream .
  • Sorbic Acid : Tested in Lancaster’s Skin Therapy Contour .
  • Potassium Sorbate : Analyzed in ClarinsMen’s anti-wrinkle cream .
  • Sodium Benzoate : Analyzed in Nuxellence contour from Nuxe .
  • Phenoxyethanol : Analyzed in ClarinsMen’s anti-wrinkle cream .
  • Diazolidinyl Urea : An antimicrobial used as a preservative in cosmetic products, protecting them from spoilage-causing bacteria, yeasts, and molds. There is much controversy surrounding the safety of diazolidinyl urea. It is believed by many to be toxic and carcinogenic, mainly due to the fact that it is a formaldehyde releaser. However, others think it is safe to use in cosmetic products at a maximum concentration of 0.5%. His studies showed that it was neither toxic nor photosensitizing. However, tests have shown that it causes mild skin irritation in some (1 in 1000), so this ingredient should be avoided by very sensitive skin.
  • Perfume .

Summary Analysis Sisbela eye contour of Mercadona

50 ingredients that have no waste. On the one hand there are several quite interesting active principles, such as the Polymethyl Methacrylate that we have already seen in various contours, the Glycosaminoglycans, the Artemia extract, the Methylsilanol Mannuronate, the gingko and the gotu kola, at the top of the list .

But on the other there are quite a few irritating ingredients, allergens. For example, Propylene Glycol is an irritant, and it would not matter much if it were in a low proportion, but in this formula it is in third place, so it would be worrying.

Beware of celiacs, as it has gluten.

There are also silicones, PEG (and derivatives), perfume, controversial and even toxic ingredients; which is not good at all if we consider the combined effect of using them with other skin care products, for a long time.


If you do not want to endanger your health, I recommend you change the contour of Sisbela for that of Nezeni Cosmetics, which I have also analyzed in the article Best Eye Contours . Yes, it may come at a higher price, but when health is at stake there is no price.

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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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