A-Derma Sensiphase Eye Cream

A-Derma Sensiphase Eye Cream
Sensiphase Eye Cream

4.0

1 review

100% would repurchase

Package Quality: 4.0

Price: $$

Package Quality: 4.0

Price: $$

INGREDIENTS

Water (Aqua), Capric Triglyceride, Glycerin, Mineral Oil (Paraffinum Liquidum) , PEG - 12, Sucrose Stearate, Phenyl Trimethicone Hydrolyzed Oats, Methyl Gluceth - 20, Carbomer, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol Polyaminopropyl Biguanide, Propylparaben, Sodium Hydroxide, Tocopheryl Acetate

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Age: 36-43

Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool

Hair: Red, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Green

Original name: A-Derma (=company) Sensiphase Crème apaisante contour des yeux. Peaux sensibles et réactives.

Decent basic bland light unscented eye gel-cream: no irritation, somewhat hydrating, nice and soothing on reactive skin. Does more or less what it says on the packet--suited to the fine, fragile, often very sensitive eye-area skin; (might) diminishes sensitivity/reactivity; soothes feelings of discomfort; (unsure) decongests, (yes) hydrates, provides suppleness and softness. Same pH as tears (so doesn't sting if runs into eyes). No perfume or alcohol. Tested (as per EU standards) under dermatologist and ophthalmologist supervision, inc. on contact-lens wearers. Otherwise not much to write home about.

Rough comparison: Rather like the Avène soothing eye cream, but more watery and with slightly different ingredients: no squalane and TEA, but with oat extracts. Same parent company (Pierre Fabre).

I've been generous in giving this a 4--hesitated: more like a 3.5, bonus for being inoffensive. I would buy it again, at a pinch, but just not very impressed. Might be moist enough on its own for oilier or "younger" (ahem) skins, or can be layered with other things around the eyes. There are several other eye creams out there that look and feel similar: the Avène one, a bunch from Clarins, Simple, the Body Shop, and (UK & Ireland) Boots, Superdrug, supermarket own-brands. I've found a regular face cream works at least as well, having tested out side by side; currently taking a layering approach to eye cream, works better than any single eye cream I've found so far.*

Available in pharmacies etc. in the EU and Québec, rarely seen elsewhere, otherwise online. Costs around €10-15 / 15 ml tube (+shipping). Cruelty-free, but well tested on sensitive humans.

INGREDIENTS: Water (Aqua), Capric Triglyceride, Glycerin, Mineral Oil (Paraffinum Liquidum) , PEG - 12, Sucrose Stearate, Phenyl Trimethicone Hydrolyzed Oats, Methyl Gluceth - 20, Carbomer, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol Polyaminopropyl Biguanide, Propylparaben, Sodium Hydroxide, Tocopheryl Acetate.

* Current (2011-04) régime:
1. clean skin
2. witch-hazel hydrosol all over (face, eyes), leaving skin damp
3. rosehip seed oil especially in undereye area, applied like serum
4. moisturiser all over (Clinique DDML)
5. shea butter on lips and eye area (under eyes, corners) plus any other dry patches
6. sunscreen: Vanicream SPF 60 (the regular face one) around eyes, other sunscreen elsewhere.
If drier or being eczematic, I may tweak:
--add a couple of drops of oil between 3. and 4. (mineral, sunflower, safflower, jojoba, almond, borage--especially borage if eczematic)
--add layer of Garden of Wisdom oat serum between 2. and 3. continued >>

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