Olay Definity Eye Illuminator

From one of my favorite mass-market beauty companies, Olay, comes Definity Eye Illuminator.  This is a gel/cream formula that promises to penetrate mulitple layers of the skin’s epidermis to strenghten the delicate skin around the eye area.  It also promises illumination due to an ingredient called “mica” that gives a shimmery, light reflecting effect.   Eye Illuminator has a couple of  ingredients that I particularly like.  The first is palmitoyl pentapeptide-4, or matrixylMatrixyl is a proven anti-aging ingredient that stimulates the production of collagen.  The others are, sodium hyaluronate and soluble collagen.  These 2 ingredients boost moisture and plump the skin for a smoother, younger appearance.   Though I like the key ingredients, I was disappointed in the wearability of the formula.  I tried using it in the morning, under my makeup.  The formula tended to  “ball up” under concealer.  Very disappointing.  I love the fact that it reflects light, due to the mica, but I didn’t love the fact that I couldn’t wear any makeup products over it.  There are directions on how to use it on the package, but nothing that says this product is best used at night or without makeup.  $29.99 at all drugstores. 

The Bottom Line–great concept, pretty packaging, not-so-great formula.