EyeVive is apparently produced and marketed by a company called Dermastetics, but after an exhaustive search of our resources and the Internet, the team could not come up with very much information about the company. That being said, we were still determined to review this product, since it does seem to have a fairly visible presence on the Internet, and is available for purchase at many online stores, including Bodesource.com. This site actually contained more information about the product than the EyeVive web site itself, but it was helpful to compare the details and make a judgment of the product.
The promise of this eye cream was great – I suffer from dark shadows under my eyes and have to disguise them with make up. I have been using Eyevive for approximately for nearly 8 weeks now, and the skin around my eyes looks fresher and smoother, the dark circles have reduced, and the skin appears less fragile and more ‘plump’.
– Vanitia from Yahoo Answers
EyeVive combines many different ingredients to help reduce appearance of fine lines, diminish dark looking circles and decrease visible under-eye puffiness. For example, it contains many different kinds of peptides – including Pamitoyl Tetrapeptide-7 – which are intended to relax the facial muscles and reduce the potential for skin to wrinkle and form crow’s feet. In addition, EyeVive contains Chrysin (a citrus fruit extract) and Algae concentrate, which are included to calm visible swelling in the eye area and improve circulation to the eye area skin, which may moderately decrease the look of puffiness and improve color in the skin.
Unfortunately, EyeVive does not spend much time discussing these ingredients or illustrating how they can produce the kind of effects that customers may want for dark circles, puffiness or crow’s feet. Most of the information on the EyeVive site and the third-party retailers that sell the product focus on the problems that can contribute to eye area problems and what the product is intended to do. However, most of the information about the ingredients was based on our own research and knowledge about products that contain similar ingredients.
- Some of the ingredients are known for positive effects on aging skin
- Some testimonials are provided on third-party retail stores
- Company does not include any research on its ingredients
- Website contains very little information about the product itself
- Products cannot be purchased directly from the website
Even though we are aware that some of the ingredients in EyeVive can have helpful effects on dark circles and other signs of aging near the eye, that is due mostly to our own efforts rather than any information provided by the company. EyeVive website spends more time discussing the problems associated with eye-area skin aging and how the product can help. But it spends very little time discussing the ingredients in the formula, how they work or what scientific tests support their usage. The site does contain some before and after photos, which show some of the potential effects of the formula, but they seem a bit “doctored” to us, calling into question the company’s integrity. The product can only be purchased by visiting a separate online store, which may be a hassle for most customers. For this reason – and the fact that consumers are expected to purchase EyeVive from separate online retailers – we are hesitant to recommend EyeVive.