With their new eye cream Aristry Crème LuXury Eye ($124, amazon.com), Amway introduces a product with their most expensive and rarest ingredient: cardiolipin. This ingredient is three times the price of gold and Amways has made the most of the idea of luxury by packaging their cream in a gorgeous silver bottle. This eye cream has plenty of ingredients that are new, so when Amway sent it over and I had the opportunity to try it, I had to know just how well their eye cream would work. I found that, though many of the ingredients aren’t well enough studied just yet, it looks like a very promising product.
Roxisomes are another promising new ingredient in skin care. They’re a mitochondrial DNA repair enzyme that’s been shown to activate in the presence of reactive oxygen species (Nucleic Acids Research). These essentially repair the damage done by oxidative stress (Cosmetic Surgery Times). They’ve also been shown to increase collagen and decrease MMP-1, which causes collagen degeneration (American Academy of Dermatology). However, we still don’t know exactly how effective they are without more research. They’re very promising, but before we get behind them, we’ll need more data.
Artistry Crème LuXury Eye definitely made my tired eyes look more vibrant and awake, almost immediately. The creamy formula was thick and luxurious (as the name would suggest) and absorbed pretty quickly, so it could be layered under other products. It had a lightly floral scent. I’ll admit, I like good packaging and Artistry’s product has that. Aside from the obvious — the silver bottle is elegant looking — it’s also practical. An airtight pump keeps the cream from being exposed and the bottle is actually colored so that the cream won’t degrade in light.
Is Artistry Crème LuXury Eye worth it? It’s definitely one to consider if you’re the kind of person who likes to try new and promising ingredients. There are a lot of new ingredients that have a lot of potential, but not very well studied. None of the ingredients are particularly risky to try, there’s just not the science to back their efficacy. However, if you like trying to latest thing, this eye cream could be for you. And if the price tag concerns you, the company has a satisfaction guarantee of 180 days, so you can give it a try. I definitely saw results immediately upon usage (likely thanks to the caffeine) and early results seem to suggest that over time, these ingredients could help firm and thicken skin. Product Rating: 9/10
Ingredients Water/Aqua/Eau, Glycerin, Butyrospermum Parkii Shea) Butter, Isostearyl Palmitate, Butylene Glycol, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG00 Stearate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Petrolatum, Squalane, HDI/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Dimethicone, Cetyl Alcohol, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Sorbitan Stearate, Triethylhexanoin, Saccharomyces/Xylinum/Black Tea Ferment, Behenyl Alcohol, C10-30 Cholesterol/Lanosterol Esters, Arginine, Cyclopentasiloxane, Carbomer, Chlorphenesin, Methylparaben, Spinacia Oleracea (Spinach) Leaf Extract, Allantoin, Polysilicone-11, Lecithin, Arginine/Lysine Polypeptide, Disodium EDTA, Panthenol, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Stearyl Glycyrrhetinate, Pullulan, Silica, Carnosine, Isohexadecane, Sodium Hyaluronate, Laminaria Digitata Extract, Hydrolyzed Lupine Protein, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Ammonium Polyacryloyldimethyl Taurate, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract, Medicago Sativa (Alfalfa) Seed Extract, Algae Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Chlorella Vulgaris Extract, Polysorbate 80, Xanthan Gum, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Polysorbate 20, Sericin, Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Seed Extract, Ceramide 3, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Prunus Yedoensis Leaf Extract, Beta-Sitosterol, Perilla Ocymoides Seed Oil, Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil, Caffeine, Centella Asiatica Extract, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Alpinia Speciosa Leaf Extract, Carrageenan, Disodium Bis-Dioleoyl Glycerophosphoglycerin, Methyl Dihydroxybenzoate, Zea Mays (Corn) Oil, Arabidopsis Thaliana Extract, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil, Macadamia Integrifolia Seed Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Micrococcus Lysate, Dipeptide-4, Hexapeptide-9.