This is not a new release product, but it’s new to me. I’ve been looking for a good eye cream, and Radical Skincare is one of my favorite brands. Needless to say, I was super excited when this came in!
The eye cream is housed in an airtight pump container, which is perfect. This not only ensures the ingredients aren’t exposed to air, but it’s also very sanitary. You can also control the amount that is dispensed; you can press the pump only slightly if you want a smaller amount, which prevents waste.
Radical Eye Revive Crème utilizes the company’s trademarked Trylacel Technology, which consists of an antioxidant complex, repair actives, and skin calming ingredients. This means their products are ideal for sensitive skin! According to Radical’s website, this 4-in-1 formula not only instantly cools, tightens, and detoxes, but it helps reduce puffiness, combats dark circles, discoloration, and wrinkles, all while hydrating the eye area (Radical Skincare, 2015).
This formula packs some pretty powerful ingredients: Green coffee is a great antioxidant and free radical scavenger; hylasome has five times the water binding capacity as hyaluronic acid, and acts as a system to slow the delivery of moisture; mala’kite, a stone extract, has strong antioxidant and detoxifying activity, and protects the skin; and gatuline reinforces the dermis architecture to fight the signs of aging, with up to 50% wrinkle reduction after just one use. Swiss apple stem cells are also used to protect cell longevity and combat chronological aging (Radical Skincare, 2015).
The only issue I have with the ingredient list is the apple stem cells. I think stem cells are a bit too gimmicky in skin care, and plant stem cells are not recognized by the human body. However, this is not a bad ingredient. Apples contain a significant amount of good nutrients, such as alpha hydroxy acids and antioxidants. Thus, I remain thoroughly impressed with the ingredients.
When I first dispensed some of the cream, I was surprised at the color- it was a tannish color! Not to worry, it does not deposit any color, but it does make it easier to see where you’re applying it. The cream has a very light, soft texture, and a fresh, light cucumber scent that dissipates quickly. It spreads super easily and is readily absorbed, not sticky or greasy.
My results? After using this for several days, the skin around my eyes is brighter, and I swear my dark circles are greatly improved- as evidenced by the fact that I didn’t even need to use concealer under my eyes today!!! Also, thanks to the coffee extract, the puffiness from my allergies was gone.
The only negative about this eye cream is that it’s rather expensive- but, a little goes a long, long way. More importantly, like with the other Radical Skincare products I’ve tried, it actually does what it claims (read more here). Obviously, others are getting great results, because this is consistently out of stock on Radical’s website due to popular demand. As of this writing, though, it is in stock at Sephora.com (hello, BI points!) and Barneys.com. But, I have a feeling this will be very popular over the holidays, so if you’re interested, get it while you can!
Radical Skincare Eye Revive Crème retails for $125.00 for 0.50 oz.
Radical Skincare (2015). Eye Revive Crème. Radical Beauty. Retrieved November 17, 2015, from www.radicalskincare.com.