There is no fountain of youth. No matter how many anti-aging products I try, I can’t find any that reduce wrinkles and make my skin look younger. I am 51 years old, and have those laugh lines next to my eyes, which I’d like to get rid of. I don’t know if it’s even possible. I do know that the Olay Regenerist Eye Derma-pod’s didn’t help.
In all fairness to them, Olay suggests that you also use Regenerist eye lifting serum in conjunction with their Derma-pods, which I didn’t do. I did, however, use other anti-aging eye creams.
These are indeed unusual Derma-pods for the eye area. They remind me of a self tanning product I used this summer. Each pod contains a small amount of liquid (the “response system”) contained in a tiny foil pouch. The pouch is connected to a small, white foam applicator. There are 24 Derma-pod applicators per package, enough for 8 weeks of treatment.
Directions for Use
* Squeeze the silver foil pouch to release the product into the foam pad. (You’ll hear it “pop”)
* Close one eye and dab the product to the eye area, avoiding the eye itself.
* Start at the inner corner of eye and massage gently in a circular motion across upper eye area, keeping foam flat against skin. Massage each eye consecutively for 1 minute.
Cyclopentasiloxane, Water, Glycerin, Polyethylene, Dimethicone, Niacinamide Vitamin B3, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Propylene Glycol, Panthenol Pro-Vitamin B5, Caffeine, Butylene Glycol, Palmitoyl Pentapeptide-4 Amino-Peptide, Tocopheryl Acetate Vitamin E, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract Green Tea, Cucumis Sativus Fruit Extract Cucumber Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice Aloe Vera, Allantoin, Hamamelis Virginiana Water Witch Hazel, Polysorbate 20, Polyacrylamide, Dimethiconol, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Titanium Dioxide, Laureth-4, Laureth-7, Alcohol, Benzyl Alcohol, Propylparaben, Ethylparaben, Disodiium EDTA, PEG-100 Stearate, Methylparaben, Ammonium Polyacrylate, Sodium Benzoate, Phenoxyethanol, Butylparaben, Isobutylparaben, Yellow 5, Red 40.
Product Claims (Taken from package)
* Resurfaces: Regenerates surface cells revealing younger looking skin.
* Decongests piffiness: Massage helps remove excess under-eye fluids.
* Fills lines & wrinkles: Micro-spheres help fill creases for a smoother look
* Produces radiant, younger looking eyes
As instructed for best results, these were used three times a week, during my morning routine. They are extremely easy to use, with no mess. The pods contain a fair amount of seemingly clear fluid (I couldn’t really see it) to easily massage into both eye areas. There is no noticeable odor associated with the formula. It absorbs quite easily leaving no oily or greasy residue behind. Olay says you might experience temporary sensitivity upon application, but I didn’t notice anything out of the ordinary.
I wasn’t crazy about the cost ($28!), but if it worked it would be worth it. I still think it’s very expensive, and since it didn’t work, it’s a lot of money wasted. I have noticed NO improvement in my eye area, no reduction in the puffiness, no less wrinkles, no younger looking skin. Some anti-wrinkle creams contain Hyaluronic Acid, but these Derma-pods do not. (In 2003 the FDA approved Hyaluronic Acid injections for filling soft tissue defects.)
Over the past two months, I have had a bit of fluid retention, and my eyes are very puffy when I awake several times a week. They usually stay this way until I have been up for a while and had a few cups of coffee. I had high hopes that this product would work, because I’ve heard good things about Olay products, but unfortunately they didn’t work for me. I am 51 years old, and my wrinkles are not at all deep – they are fine laugh lines. This may work for someone younger, but it didn’t help me at all.