Product Review: Ten Revive Eye Contour

by Gio

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Name: Revive Eye Contour
Brand: Ten
Size: 30ml
Price: £29.70

From the packaging:
Our formulation is gentle and easily absorbed, delivering the benefits of its key ingredients fast. Sweet almond oil has emollient and sclerosant properties, which improve complexion and skin tone. Argireline limits the ability of facial muscles to contract thus reducing wrinkles.

What I liked:
– lovely texture, not too thin nor too thick
– sinks quickly into the skin without leaving a residue behind
– moisturizing, makes skin soft and smooth for hours
– temporarily reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles

What I didn’t like:
– some people may find the formula too simple for their needs
– not moisturizing enough for very dry skin
– argireline doesn’t work well for people with thick skin

I usually just apply my facial moisturizer on my eye area as well, but, sometimes, a proper eye cream sneaks its way into my skincare routine. The last eye cream to have accomplished this feat is Ten Revive Eye Contour.

Fast absorbing, this white cream has a lovely, not too thick but not too thin either, texture that keeps all by the driest skin types soft and moisturized for hours. Its moisturizing properties are due to Sweet Almond Oil (Prunus Amigdalus Dulcis Oil), which is rich in skin-repairing ingredients, including oleic, linoleic, and myristic acids.

Skin-repairing ingredients are substances that make up the glue that hold skin cells together, helping to maintain the skin’s natural barrier intact. When this barrier is intact, skin is smoother, suppler, and healthier. Although Sweet Almond Oil doesn’t usually cause negative reactions, those allergic to nuts may want to avoid it, just in case.

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The cream also contains a bunch of silicones that give it slip and fill in fine lines and wrinkles, making them look temporarily smaller. Although their effect vanishes when the cream is removed, it does makes skin look a bit younger while you have it on. And no, silicones don’t suffocate skin. Their molecular structure is composed of large molecules with wide spaces between them, allowing skin to perspire.

Peptides are all the rage now, and Ten has included argireline, touted as an alternative to botox because of its ability to inhibit muscle movement, in the Revive Eye Contour cream. Of course, it is not nearly as effective as botox (nothing topically applied is), but a 2002 study found that an “emulsion containing 10% of the hexapeptide [argireline is also called Acetyl Hexapetide-3] on healthy women volunteers reduced wrinkle depth up to 30% upon 30 days treatment.” It seems, though, that argireline works better for those with thin skin. If your skin is thicker, you may not see any improvement.

My only disappointment is the lack of antioxidants in the cream. The few included are present in very small amounts. Still, if you’re looking for a simple eye cream that moisturizes the eye area, reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles (albeit only temporarily), and are curious to try argireline without investing in a more expensive product, you may enjoy Ten Revive Eye Contour.

Aqua, Polysilicone-11, Ehylhexyl Palmitate, Prunus Amigdalus Dulcis Oil, Olus Oil, Polysorbate 60, Sorbitol, Ceteareth-20, Dimethicone, Isostearyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Alcohol, Gluconolactone, Polymethylsilsequiloxane, Phenoxyethanol, HDI/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Glycerin, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Butyrospermum Parkii Butter, Echinacea Pallida Extract, Sodium Benzoate, Carbomer, Sodium Hyaluronate, Parfum, Sodium Hydroxide, Laureth-12, Lycium Barbarum Fruit Extract, Hydrolyzed Manihot Esculenta Tuber, Extract, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Calcium Gluconate, Potassium Sorbate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Butylene Glycol, Caprylyl Glycol, Sorbic Acid, Hexylene Glycol, Acetyl Hexapeptide-8, Diaminopropionoyl Tripeptide-33, Citric Acid.

Ten Revive Eye Contour sinks quickly into the skin, moisturizing it, and leaving it soft and smooth for hours. It also temporarily reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Rating: 3.5/5

Disclosure: this item was sent by PR for consideration. In addition, the review contains an affiliate link. For more information, please see my disclaimer.

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Trisha December 10, 2014 - 6:01 pm

This has sweet almond oil in it?! I love that stuff.

I’m like you, I usually just use my regular facial moisturizer around my eyes.

Gio December 10, 2014 - 8:54 pm

Trisha, I like it too. It’s quite moisturizing.

Kiss & Make-up December 11, 2014 - 1:44 pm

Sounds alright. Finding a kick-ass eye cream that REALLY makes a big difference is so difficult though…

Gio December 11, 2014 - 9:25 pm

Melissa, that’s so true. Unfortunately, there’s only so little they can do.


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