Written by my mama, Jennifer Moss, author of Town Red.
I am always skeptical of products that claim to remove wrinkles. Luckily, I haven’t had many since I turned forty. But recently I’ve experienced a rapid weight loss, and when the face loses fat, BAM! Out come the wrinkles. I’ve noticed the laugh lines around my eyes have increasingly laughed in my face. Or on it.
I was asked to review City Cosmetics Total Eye Rejuvenation Serum*, and I must say, this morning (review day!) I did actually see a difference in those pesky laugh lines. There were only two where there had been five or six on each eye. The skin around my eyes seemed softer and tighter, also.
I’m also highly allergic to many products–especially on my face. I can’t use anything of Olay’s because I break out in hives. 90% of products with fragrance will also give me a rash, if applied to the face. However I had no adverse reaction to the Rejuvenation Serum, which is a big plus in my book. Their literature states that all of City Cosmetics’ products strive to include natural ingredients: vitamins, antioxidants, minerals and botanicals. They also use a new compound, BeautifEYE, which uses Persian Silk Tree Extract to awaken the eyes. I do agree that the cream feels silky to the touch.
The product, itself, comes in a three-inch silver and black deco tube which looks on the counter. The lettering of its purpose, “Total Eye Rejuvenation Serum” is small and vague. Why is that good? Because it doesn’t scream “This is an old lady trying to get rid of wrinkles!” to anyone wandering into my bathroom.
The directions say to dab under and around the eyes only at night, which is convenient. When rubbed in, it is neither greasy nor visible so you won’t scare your bedmate.
Ah, but here’s the rub: the product costs a “dab” under $100. Is it worth it? I’m not sure. It’s cheaper than Botox, that’s for sure, and I’m not one who would go to a doctor in for any kind of cosmetic procedure–at least not yet. I will, however, continue using this product for the next month see the extent of its success.
You can buy City Cosmetics’ Total Eye Rejuvenation Serum for $97 at CityCosmetics.com
*City Cosmetics sent me the product to review, and I passed it along to my mom to review -Miranda