The Sweetsation Therapy I*Light Organic Advanced Brightening & Line Smoothing Eye Treatment was one of the products that I won in a giveaway from vivawoman.net last Christmas :). I’ve started using it a couple of weeks back. Mostly once a day as a night treatment, sometimes atop my stem cell serum at the undereye area.
This retails for US$26 (great price!) for a 15ml pump tube that has a precise dispenser that makes it great for squeezing out just the amount you want. In a thin stream too. So no unnecessary wastage.
Sweetsation Therapy claims this product to:
I*Light is the only eye treatment you will ever need and it will become your #1 favorite product. It offers quadruple action. Unique blend of natural oils and plant extracts instantly smooth out fine lines and wrinkles, de-congests and lightens the eye area, instantly minimizing visible under eye shadowing and puffiness. After 4 weeks it visibly reduces fine lines and wrinkles, dark circles and puffiness.
Calming and restorative, rich in antioxidants provided by a cocktail of superberries like Goji, Raspberry, Pomegranate, Cranberry and Blueberry and rich in Vitamin C, I*Light fights skin damage and cellular oxidation that causes premature aging, by excessive free radical activity. Combination of Kojic Acid and Milk Thistle repair sun damage and sun spots, hence improve and brighten up overall eye area, while Caffeine, Horse Chestnut, Arnica, and Ginkgo Biloba improve blood circulation acting as decongestants, reducing water retention, shadows and puffiness. Adding astringent properties, they cause constriction of blood vessels, anti-inflammatory, as well as circulation boosting properties. Reishi and Caviar rich in vitamins, CoQ10 and hydrating Hyaluronic Acid help to fight aging, supporting natural skin function the best way possible, improving firmness, elasticity and keeping your eyes looking fresh, bright and forever beautiful.
The directions for use and the ingredient list are given as:
Directions: After cleansing and toning, apply a small amount of I*Light around your eye area (half pump is enough for both eyes) using ring finger (weakest finger, allowing the least amount of pressure). Alternatively you can use the tip/applicator of the tube for hands-free application. I*Light can be used morning and/or evening.
Ingredients: Purified Water, Organic Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Juice, Organic Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Oil, Glyceryl Stearate, Vegetable Glycerin, Octyl Palmitate, Organic Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa Butter), Cetyl Alcohol, Potassium Stearate, Organic Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba), Hyaluronic Acid, Organic Beeswax, Calophyllum Tacamahaca (Tamanu) Oil, Organic Borago Officinalis (Borage) Oil, Organic Linum Usitatissimum (Flax) Oil, Organic Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil, Organic Rosa Canina (Rose Hip) Seed Oil, Panthenol (Vitamin B5), Allantoin, Rosa Damascena (Rose) Essential Oil , Organic Lycium Barbarium (Goji) Fruit Extract, Kojic Acid, Caviar Extract, Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Seed Oil, Organic Vaccinium Macrocarpon (Cranberry) Oil, Organic Vaccinium Angustifolium (Blueberry) Extract, Actinidia Chinensis (Kiwi) Seed Oil, Pumila Mill (Apple) Fruit Extract, Fragaria Vesca (Strawberry) Fruit Extract, Coffea Arabica (Caffeine), Organic Arnica Montana (Arnica) Oil, Spirulina Maxima (Algae), CoQ10, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate (Vitamin C), Organic Ganoderma Lucidum (Reishi) Extract, Organic Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea), Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Seed Oil, Organic Silybum Marianum (Milk Thistle), Organic Myrica Cerifera (Bayberry) Fruit Extract, Santalum Album (Sandalwood) Essential Oil, Organic Aesculus Hippocastanum (Horse Chestnut), Organic Ginkgo Biloba, Organic Centella Asiatica (Gotu Kola), Helichrysum Italicum (Helichrysum) Essential Oil, Hippophae Rhamnoides (Sea Buckthorn) Oil, Organic Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Essential Oil, Organic Calendula Officinalis (Pot Marigold), Organic Anthemis Nobilis (Chamomile) Essential Oil, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Macadamia Integrifolia (Macadamia) Nut Oil, Sodium Carbomer, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin.
My thoughts on the product:
The scent and appearance of the eye treatment looks like that of the Advanced Brightening Treatment reviewed here. It smells overwhelmingly of helichrysum though that fades after a short while. The texture is slightly more liquidy than the Brightening Treatment and is a joy to tap on.
The absorption by my skin is pretty quick even though it’s a light, slightly watery lotion-like texture, as opposed to a gel. I use this right up to my lashline and though this contains phenoxyethanol, whch tends to irritate my eyes, I’m fine with this. I’m guessing the amount of phenoxyethanol is very minute, nigh neglible in this eye treatment, owing to the lengthy list of ingredients!
I must say that the maker must have gotten the ingredients right, length notwithstanding. There’s something in it that effectively moisturises my tired undereye area right away and leaves it relaxed and cooled. It also diffuses the look of my fine lines rightaway, similar to what the Silk Naturals Cucumber Peptide Eye Cream did.
The last couple of weeks have seen me getting very little sleep on weekdays while working away on my work laptop at home and I was seriously expecting bad eye circles and puffiness. But this seems to take most of the edge away from these 2 nasties. While my face still looks tired and listless, my eye area is surprisingly just the slightest bit puffy, not much different from the usual and without serious discoloration from lack of sleep.
While it’s too early to tell if the eye treatment does anything more permanent to my fine lines, I’d not hesitate to recommend this product righaway for oily – normal/dry combination skins. Those with dry skins might need something heavier atop or possibly under, like an oil or a cream. My undereye area is probably slightly dry but not overly so and I really enjoy the product.
Look out for a follow-up review in a few months when I’m able to better assess the longer term effects of the product.
~*Item reviewed was provided in a giveaway. Opinions are my own and uninfluenced.*~