I’ve been talking about the Dr. Dennis Gross Ferulic + Retinol Eye Cream for months now it seems like. I have a few posts where I’ve featured this product, as it’s been something I’ve been testing out for what seems like forever! It’s been such a long testing process because at my age, I refuse to use a retinol eye cream every night. Rather, I prefer an every other night to two nights application. Also, this product has stumped me a little, and I am still on the fence about it. However I’ve been using it long enough to where I am finally able to give my readers an informative review of this product.
Product and Ingredient Breakdown
The Dr. Dennis Gross Ferulic + Retinol Eye Cream is a retinol eye cream that fights aging such as lines, wrinkles, baggy under eyes, etc. It claims to be a “firming, lifting, and brightening eye cream that recovers a youthful, healthy appearance to the eye area instantly and overtime.” The ferulic acide promotes anti aging and the retinol repairs the skin while keeping it moisturized. Retinol is one of those ingredients that will always be pricey because of its proven capabilities to diminish wrinkles and fine lines. Literally speaking: it f*cking works. This product also contains a blend of Ellagic Acid, Collagen, and Gallic Acid.
The eye cream also has AHA, which compliments the retinol very well. There’s been some mention of AHA making retinol less effective, but nothing has been statistically proven. However, the use of AHA does mean you’ll need to wear sunscreen if you are using this. AHA can make your skin very sensitive to the sun and you will burn much easier, making you more susceptible to dark spots. So please, wear sunscreen!
I used this product every other night to every two nights for the about two months. This is really the first retinol eye cream I’ve ever purchased, and I have to admit, teaching myself to get in the habit of wearing sunscreen on my face has been a doozy. I am 28-years-old, and I feel like I might be a little too young for this product to actually product significant results for me. I am also taking in to consideration my use, which was pretty sporadically. Basically, I don’t see much of a difference. I do think this this helped a little with my dark circles and also tightening my under eye area, but not enough for me to purchase again.
Who This Would Be Good For
This product is interesting because it essentially has all the good ingredients to make it successful. Retinol has been clinically proven over and over again to work. When you purchase a retinol, there is no guessing on what you’re getting. Combined with the other acids, this is a phenomenal product. I really do believe this would work for anyone with mature skin, or who is noticing the signs of aging a bit earlier than most. Personally, my under eyes are in pretty good shape (thanks good genes). I might not even need this product until I am 40+. It just depends on how much you feel you look aged, or how much sun exposure you’ve had, etc. So definitely give this product a go if you aren’t impressed lately with how your under eyes are aging.
My first initial reaction to this not quite working for me was, “well what do other people say about this?” So I looked up the reviews on Sephora, and it turns out that lots of other people said the same thing. The Fuleric + Retinol Eye Cream only has 3.1 stars out of 5, which isn’t exactly impressing anyone. I tried to find patterns in the reviews of people who didn’t like the product, and to be honest they were all over the place. One major thing I did notice was that people that rated the product low complained heavily of dryness under the eye after use. The AHA will dry out your skin if you’re using it every night, so be sure to use a good moisturizer with this.
While I won’t be purchasing this again any time soon, I do recommend this to my readers with mature skin. The ingredients are amazing, and used the right way, they can produce results. This is a pricey product but a little goes a long long way. For the last two months, I have only been using the product that’s gotten stuck to the top of the lid. Yes, you heard that right! Meaning I still have yet to actually dip my finger in to the jar after two months of use. So the value is definitely there.
This concludes my super awkward review in the form of “hey it didn’t work for me, but I still recommend it.” Has this happened to anyone else before? I feel a bit guilty writing a review like this, but damn that ingredient list is just so good! I couldn’t not recommend this eye cream. If you’re looking for alternative eye creams that don’t break the bank or are as extreme, I recommend either First Aid Beauty’s Eye Duty Triple Remedy or Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Eye cream.
Do you have any eye creams you use regularly? Or have any of you tried this Dr. Dennis Gross eye cream, and what were your thoughts? I’d be super interested since the reviews are so mixed!