In this review, we have looked at Mary Kay TimeWise Firming Eye Cream. The manufacturer of this product claims that it is a luxuriously rich eye cream that is extremely advanced. They argue that it will improve firmness and brightness of the skin as well as minimize the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. The following information assesses the reliability of these claims in order to help you make an informed consumer purchase.
- Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-3
- Palmitoyl Oligopeptide
- Aloe Leaf Extract
This product contains three active ingredients dedicated to improving the condition of skin under the eyes. Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-3 is designed to maintain healthy skin. This ingredient works to support the production of collagen in the body which promotes plumpness of the skin. Palmitoyl Oligopeptide is another essential peptide that boosts the body’s ability to produce collagen. This plays a direct role in supplementing the loss of collagen with age that ultimately leads to the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. Aloe Leaf Extract is a supportive ingredient used for its moisturizing properties. The ingredient conditions and smoothens the skin by adding and retaining moisture. Aloe Leaf Extract also works as a soothing agent. While these ingredients may serve to deliver the product’s intended results, they cannot alone be used as a total care solution to smoother skin under the eyes. Several competitor products contain additional ingredients for optimal benefit. These competitor products also contain patented ingredients which are a testament to their quality. The lack of patented ingredients in this formula is a concern as it suggests that quality is not a priority. That said, it is positive to note that this product is suitable for all skin types and does not contain any allergens that we know of.
The manufacturer does not provide much information on how to use this product for best results. This is somewhat concerning as it makes it difficult to determine the lifespan of each bottle and whether this product can be used alongside others. The manufacturer simply states that users should gently pat the product around the eye. There is no indication of the percentage concentrations of the active ingredients. This raises further concerns as we cannot accurately gauge the potency of this eye cream.
This product is sold online through the manufacturer’s store. A 0.5 oz. bottle will cost you $32. This comes at no discount and there are no bulk-buy deals to ensure that long-term use is not overly expensive. The standard price is relatively high considering the size of each bottle. We are unsure of the lifespan of each bottle, therefore, this may prove an expensive option on the market.
The manufacturer claims to offer a Satisfaction Guarantee on purchases of this product, however, regrets to provide the length of this guarantee or whether partially used products apply for a refund. Customers will have to contact the Customer Care Department and this could be time-consuming and difficult. Therefore, this guarantee is not as reliable as many offered by competitor brands on the market. Another worry is that several negative customer reviews have surfaced online. Many have reported that this product failed to work as intended and others have stated that it induced negative side effects.
Mary Kay TimeWise Firming Eye Cream Review – Conclusion
There are a few positives about this product. The ingredients are beneficial and the formula is suitable for all skin types. What concerns us, however, is that the product is relatively expensive and long-term use is not supported by sufficient discounts. The formula lacks several patented ingredients found in competitor products and purchases are not backed by a clear and trustworthy guarantee. The many negative customer reviews also suggest that this product is not an ideal choice. Therefore, we do not recommend Mary Kay TimeWise Firming Eye Cream.