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  • Eye cream with anti-glycation
    A.G.E. Eye Complex
    SkinCeuticals
    $96.00

    Size: 0.5oz

    Who It's For

    Could be good as a preventive product but also for sun damage and wrinkles. 

    Dr. Irwin's Product Review

     Antioxidant/Anti-Glycation: The gentle antioxidant (in this case plant flavanoids) with peptides are present in other eye creams. What's new here is the addition of plant based anti-glycation extracts. Glycation causes breakdown of the collagen and elastin fibers over time. Interesting product but  what works in cells in a lab doesn't always work in live humans. Most of our patients who used this product got nice results.

    How to Use

    Use nightly or morning and night. 

    Ingredients

    Water, Glycerin, Dimethicone, Isohexadecane, Paraffin, Silca, Polyglyceryl-4 Isosterate, Prophylene Glycol, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Hexy Laurate, Nylon-12, Hydroxyprophl Terahydropyrantriol, Methysilanol/Silcate Crosspolymer, Polyethylene, Ascorbyl Glucoside, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Octyldodecanol, Tocopherylacetate, Vaccinium Myrtillus Extract/Vaccinium Myrtillus Fruit Extract, Sodium Citrate, Phenoxyethanol, Steric Acid, Caffeine, PEG-6 Isosterate, Ethylparaben, N-Hydroxysuccinmde, Triethanolamine, Chlorphensin, Palmitoyl Terapepide-7, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Ammonium Polyacryldimethltayramide/Ammonium Polyacryloydimethyl Taurate Menthoxypropanediol, Pentasodium Penteiate, Dipeptide-2, Chrysin, Hesperidin Methyl Chalcone, Hesperetin Laurate, Methylparaben, Titanium Dioxide , Aluminium Hydroxide, D36482/2. 

  • all trans retinol eye cream for dark circles, fine lines
    All-trans-Retinol Eye Repair Cream
    Replenix
    $81.00

    Size: 0.5 fl oz.

    Who It's For

    Best for those who want to reduce the appearance of fine lines and dark circles around their eyes.  Don"t use if you have a propylene glycol allergy.

    Dr. Irwin's Product Review

    This is a good retinol option for the eye area.   It's gentle enough for most people to use while giving the benefits that retinoids do - decreasing fine wrinkles, helping to control pigment and dark circles, and improving sun damage overall.   For most people trying to use Renova, tretinoin or other retinoids is too irritating on eyelid skin.    Also contains antioxidants green tea polyphenols and vitamin C, Arnica, and a peptide.   Remember that wearing sunglasses really helps to protect the eye area also.

    How to Use

    Apply around your eyes once or twice daily.  It's fine to apply a moisturizer over or under this - just wait 5-10 minutes in between.

    Ingredients

    Purified Water, Glycerin, Glyceryl Dilaurate, Acrylates Copolymer, Acrylates/Steareth-20 Methacrylate Copolymer, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glyceryl Acrylate/Acrylic Acid Polymer, Propylene Glycol, Macrocystis Pyrifera (Kelp) Extract, Glyceryl Stearate, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Polyphenols, Myristyl Myristate, Myristyl Laurate, Retinol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Hesperidin Methyl Chalcone, Sodium Hyaluronate, Pinanediol, Camphanediol, Dipeptide-2, N-Hydroxysuccinimide, Chrysin, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Phytonadione (Vitamin K), Silybum Marianum Fruit Extract, Sodium PCA, PEG-100 Stearate, Polysorbate-20, Phospholipids, Hydrolized Wheat Protein, Phyllanthus Emblica Fruit Extract. Cetyl Alcohol, Myristyl Alcohol, Lauryl Alcohol, Behenyl Alcohol, Behenyl Alcohol, Palmitic Acid, Stearic Acid, Lecithin, Ascorbic Acid, Arnica Montana Powder, Polyacrylamide, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Laureth-7, Steareth-20, PVP, Butylated PVP, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylene Brassylate, Phenoxyethanol, Sorbic Acid, Sodium Hydroxide, Disodium EDTA.

  • eye gel, fine lines around eyes
    AOX Eye Gel
    SkinCeuticals
    $89.00

    Size: 0.5 fl oz

    Who It's For

    For all ages but particularly good for younger patients who are just beginning to get fine lines around the eyes

    Dr. Irwin's Product Review

    This gel antioxidant is formulated for the eye area specifically.  It contains L-ascorbic 5%, phoretin 1%, ferrulic .5% (last two plant based antioxidants). Best eye area antioxidant but can be irritating.  Also is helpful in some patients who have dark circles.

    How to Use

    Can be drying so try applying it, waiting a few minutes and using a moisturizer over it if needed.  Always stop a product if you get irritated.  Not for sensitive skin.

    Ingredients

    1% Phloretin, 5% L-Ascorbic Acid (vitamin C), 0.5% Ferulic Acid, Ruscus Aculeatus, Caffeine 

     

     

  • Eye cream for wrinkles and fine lines
    Evolutive Eye Cream
    Pevonia
    $67.50

    Size: 1 oz 

    Who It's For

    For all skin types.

    Dr. Irwin's Product Review

    My personal eye cream.  Gentle and helps with early fine lines and crepeyness.  Contains hyaluronic acid, Vitamin A (Retinyl Palmitate), Vit E, Glycolic acid (low concentration for the eye area), a little sunscreen, and a Vitamin C ester.  It has enough low strength actives (better for the eye area) to be effective.  Results evident at 30-60 days.  I love the NeoCutis Lumerie Riche too, but I Iike to try new products and change things up sometime.

    Mid weight, hydrating and good for sensitive skin.

    How to Use

    Morning and night - entire eye area and eyelids

    Ingredients

    Water (Aqua), Squalane, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Sorbitol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Cetearyl Glucoside, Elastin, Glyceryl Stearate, Retinyl Palmitate (Vit. A), Glycerin, Tocopherol (Vit. E), Panthenol, Glycolic Acid, Superoxide Dismutase, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vit. E), Allantoin, Titanium Dioxide, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol, Dimethicone

  • eye cream, aloe, Vitamin E, soy, good for estrogen deficientcies
    Eye Balm
    SkinCeuticals
    $81.00

    Size: 14 g

    Who It's For

    All skin types, and particularly estrogen deficient skin

    Dr. Irwins's Product Review

    Contains soy protein (plumps), silymarin (gentle antioxidant), a marine extract, Vitamin E, and aloe in a moisturizing base. The soy can be helpful during and after menopause for it's slight estrogenic effects.  It's a nice weight, not too oily and not drying.   Works well with eye makeup

    How to Use

    Apply morning and night to cleansed skin

    Ingredients

    Deionized Water, Water (and) Butylene Glycol (and) Soy Bean (Glycine Soya) Protein, Glycerin, Aloe Barbadensis Extract, Stearic Acid, Myristyl Myristate, Cetyl Palmitate, Aplha Tocopherol, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Petrolatum, Cetyl Alcohol, Butylene Glycol (and) Seawhip (Pseudopterogoria Elisabethae)Extract, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Methylpolysiloxane, Caprylic/Capric/Stearic Triglycerides, Alpha Bisabolol, Lauroyl Lysine, Silybum Marianum Extract, Retinyl Palmitate, Carbomer, Phenoxyethanol, Ethoxydiglycol, Triethanolamine, Methylparaben, Proylparaben, Ethylparaben, Butylparaben, Trisodium EDTA

  • Lip Balm - Jack Black Balm Squad 4-Pack
    Lip Balm - Jack Black Balm Squad 4-Pack
    Jack Black
    $28.00

    Size: 0.25 oz

    Who It's For

    Everyone except people who don't like even slightly glossy.

    Dr. Irwin's Product Review

    One of my favorite lip balms, and a very popular product at the dermatology practice.  Comes in four flavors, and the SPF 25 helps keep your lips from getting sunburned, wrinkled and faded from sun damage. Not to mention helping to prevent skin cancers on the lips which are common!  I love this product and have one in my car, one at work, one in my cycling jacket, several at home and give them out a lot as small gifts.

    This is great for daily and casual sports use.  If you're climbing Mt. Everest or skiing all day, use a high zinc - think whiter - balm or paste for better sun protection.

    The blue and black packaging is usually acceptable to men!

    This 4-pack limited edition has four flavors:

    • Natural Mint & Shea Butter
    • Mango & Mandarin
    • Vanilla & Natural Mint
    • Asian Pear & White Tea

    How to Use

    10 times a day (only partially joking).  It's good over lipstick too but will make the lipstick wear off a little faster.

    Ingredients

    Avobenzone(Parsol 1789) 3%, Octinoxate 7.5%, Petrolatum (40.2%), Beeswax, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, C 18-38 Alkyl Hydroxystearol Stearate, Camellia Sinenesis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Cyclohexasiloxane, Cyclopentasiloxane, Flavor, Lanolin, Microcrystalline Wax, Ozokerite, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Polyglyceryl 3 Beeswax, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Tocopheryl Acetate.

  • Rich hydrating eye cream
    Lumiere Riche Bio-Restorative Eye Balm
    NeoCutis
    $108.00

    Size: 0.5 oz

    Who It's For

    Ideal for those with wrinkles and sun damage on the eyelids and around the eye area.  

    Dr. Irwin's Product Review

    This one is interesting and supported by a study in the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology. Contains PSP which is just their term for a soup of human growth factors, cytokines and interleukins (cell activators similar to TNS).  Also contains hyaluronate, a form of hyaluronic acid.  This product seems to work but my guess is Neocutis doesn’t know exactly what

    in it is working. It’s worth trying, in my opinion.  Contains a yam extract which plumps the thin skin around the eyes.

    How to Use

    Apply morning and/or night to the eyelids down to the cheek margin and include the wrinkles ("crow's feet") 

    Ingredients

    Water (Aqua), C12-20 Acid PEG-8 Ester, Petrolatum, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Glycerin, Saccharide Isomerate, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate / Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Butylene Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Isohexadecane, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Dioscorea Villosa (Wild Yam) Root Extract, Bisabolol, Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate, Caffeine, Processed Skin Proteins (PSP™), Disodium EDTA, Phospholipids, Glycyrrhetinic Acid, Sodium Hyaluronate, Acrylates / C10-30 Alkylacrylate, Crosspolymer, Citric Acid, Sodium Citrate, Sodium Hydroxide, Tocopherol, Beech Tree Bud Extract (Fagus Sylvatica Extract), Palm Oil (Elaeis Guineensis), Tocotrienols, Squalene, Phytosterols, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorphenesin, Polysorbate 60, Benzyl Alcohol, Benzoic Acid

     

  • Sunscreen for sensitive skin around eye
    Physical Eye UV Defense Sunscreen
    SkinCeuticals
    $30.00

    Size: Don't be surprised when you see how small this product size is. This product is a tiny tube of 0.3 fl oz (10ml). 

    Who It's For

    See review.

    Dr. Irwin's Product Review

    This product goes right on the eyelids and whole eye socket area (periorbital) - it's formulated for this sensitive skin.  Here's who really needs this product: anyone who has a fair amount of sun damage and/or wrinkles around the eyes; anyone who is undergoing laser procedures around the eyes; anyone who spends a lot of time outdoors, but especially runners, cyclists, golfers, open water swimmers, and hikers/climbers; and......anyone who doesn't wear sunglasses regularly.  It doesn't sting the eyes with sweating. 

    How to Use

    You can use it alone.  For women, I personally like my eye cream under it and sometimes then even use a concealer over it.  It works with eye makeup well.

    Ingredients

    Actives are titanium 9% and zinc 4%.  I'd rather these were reversed so there was more zinc but it still blocks the UVB.  It blocks the UVA fairly well but not perfectly. Titanium Dioxide 9%, Zinc Oxide 4%. Dimethicone, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Triethylhexanoin, Isohexadecane, Talc, Hydrogenated Jojoba Oil, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer, C30-45 Alkyldimethylsilyl Polypropylsilsesquioxane, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Aluminum Stearate, Alumina, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Iron Oxides, Phenoxyethanol, Silica Silylate, Peg-8 Laurate, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, 2-Oleamido-1,3-Octadecanediol, Disodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Paraffin, Aluminum Hydroxide

Dr. Brandith Irwin, MD

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