After trying all of those products, as well as some other samples I had gotten in between, that didn't work, I was about to give up. I don't remember some of the other sample products I tried since I can't seem to find the packets. But they must not have worked to good.
In the mean time, I had more stressful things happen and under my eyes had gotten even worse, even puffier at times(if you could even imagine that). So, I was really discouraged. Right around that time I had received another sample in the mail for Strivectin. Once things calmed down a little, I decided to give it a try. I figured it couldn't hurt.
I had heard some good things about Strivectin. I read some reviews that people were having some success with it. But, mainly those reviews were about their stretch mark remover creams. I believe it was around this time that they came out with their facial cream. Which is probably why I was able to get a free sample.
Any way, since I had a free sample, I figured I'd give it a try. Now these free samples come in a very small package. Where you only get a couple uses from them. I figured I'd just try and use it right around my eyes so I could get as many uses out of it as I could.
I applied it after I had washed my face for the night. And again I just applied it right around my eyes. Almost every time I used it, it made my eyes water. I'm guessing that's because it was meant to use on your whole face and not a specific eye cream. But, I kept using it because it seemed that the puffiness around my eyes was slowly going down. And it was nice and creamy and moisturizing. But, mainly because I felt like it was helping, at least a little.
Since the sample pack was so small, there was only enough in there for me to use around my eyes for about a week. But because I felt like it was doing something I wanted to try more. I looked around online for more samples but couldn't find any. I looked around some more and found that Amazon sold the Strivectin Eye Tightening Cream. I would have just bought it from Strivectin.com but I had a credit at Amazon so I figured I'd check there.
The Strivectin Eye Tightening Cream has NIA 114 which is a Vitamin B3 nutrient that helps strengthen & nourish the skin. It absorbs in to the skin effectively helping to repair lines, wrinkles & stretch marks.
I used the Strivectin Tightening Eye Cream every night. After the first couple of weeks, I noticed the puffiness going down more, my dark circles were starting to lighten and some of my finer lines filling in a little. This is the first product I tried that I actually seen some results with. So, I continued using it.
After several months using the Strivectin Tightening Eye Cream, most of the puffiness under/around my eyes was gone. The dark circles have lightened but are still a little visible. But not nearly as much as before. And some of the finer lines/wrinkles have filled in some.
However, since under my eyes were so puffy before, I think it stretched the skin there some. So, now instead of the puffiness, the skin is sagging a little bit.
A little while ago I noticed Strivectin came out with another product that is fairly similar to the eye cream, but it has Retinol in it. Its the Strivectin - AR Advanced Retinol Night Treatment. It still has the NIA 114 in it but it also contains Retinol. So, I have now switched to using that. I'm hoping that will help tone & tighten the sagging skin.
The Strivectin is the first product I've tried that actually gave me some results. And, I've tried a lot of them. I listed the main products I tried. But, there have been others I haven't listed here. That's either because I threw the package away, forgot about it or they weren't worth mentioning. Plus, I didn't want the list go on forever. So, I could get to the product that worked. Or actually does(at least some) what it claims its supposed to do. Or at least it did for me.
If your interested in the Strivectin products here are links to them. They are a little cheaper if you purchase them from Amazon then if you would purchased them right from Strivectin.
Here are the link to Strivectin-TL & Strivectin-AR ......