Transformulas EyeLifting Gel
Transformulas claims that this product is an “eye-lift in a tube.” It also claimed that 90% of the women who tested their product felt that it reduced fine line and wrinkles.
Those kinds of claims would indicate that the product was very effective and must contain several powerful active ingredients. The surprising thing about this product is that it claims to use plant extracts to lift and stretch the delicate and sensitive skin around the eye.
Let’s take a closer look at the ingredients.
What are the ingredients in Transformulas EyeLifting Gel?
Transformulas only lists the active ingredients in their products, so we can’t tell how much of each in the gel. The first product listed in beech tree bud. As a plant extract, it does very little beneath the surface of the skin. At best, it provides moisture for the under-eye area.
Next is kigelia Africana (also known as the sausage tree) extract. It has been used in Africa for everything from rheumatism to syphilis to evil spirits, but ultimately it is untested, and only vaguely associated with anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties. The product is 25% Hydroxypropyl Cyclodextrin. This is the same compound found in Frebreze and dryer sheets. It is basically a binding chemical that is excellent at holding a scent.
What else should I know about Transformulas EyeLifting Gel?
This little tube is expensive – £29 for 10 ml or about $47 for .3 fl. oz. For that price, you should be expecting to see some serious results. Unfortunately, plant extracts cannot penetrate the epithelial layer, and therefore cannot give the skin the hydration and collagen necessary to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.
Most of the products listed were chosen because of their “natural” properties, and actually have very little to do with anti-aging skin treatment. We would not recommend using this product because we find that the cost is too high for the level of product Transformulas is offering.