The skin around the eyes, like the one of the lips, is extremely delicate and porous and the proximity of the fine capillary vessels makes this zone very vulnerable to the ingredients present in the eye contour creams from where the need for paying more attention. The capillaries are the smallest blood vessels which exist in the human being and which connect the veinlets to the small arteries, thus closing the circle of the network of blood circulation. If you look with attention at the formulas of the eye contour creams you will notice that the ingredients are appreciably the same ones as for the facial creams, with different doses considering the fragility of the area and one or two ingredients more or whose concentration is higher. As Julie Gabriel recommends in her book The Green Beauty Guide and Gillian Deacon in There’ S Lead in Your Lipstick , it is not necessary to ruin yourself with products at exorbitant prices considering the tradition in the field: a good certified organic facial cream, with a short and clean formula without scenting substances is sufficient. As for me, butters and vegetable oils are my privileged choices, they are in multiple ways the active ingredients which are found in the compositions of the creams intended for this area of the face. The natural extracts of cucumber, camomile and green tea are particularly recommended for this area of the face. I use the eye contour cream when the circumstances do not enable me to use butters or oils since they are fattier. The wrinkles around the eyes are mainly due to genetics and exposure to the sun. A good and beautiful pair of sunglasses is a better investment than an eye contour cream of the conventional industry sold at an indecent price and which, moreover, could contain, as the Environmental Working Group has noted, the carcinogenic 1.4 dioxane (one third of the conventional eye contour creams). The rings under your eyes are also due to your genetic baggage as well as to your lack of sleep and tiredness. Nothing more effective than the traditional cucumber disc and if that does not work, you will understand why someone invented the hide eyerings products. One recommends anti-oxydants like vitamin C and B5, facial exercises which increase blood circulation and extract of the chestnut tree (used in the composition of several eye contour creams) which is anti-relieving congestion and which also stimulates blood circulation. Lastly, I am conscious that the progressive changes in your products will be better accommodated, so here are some.
|ZORAH ORA eye contour, anti wrinkle and anti dark circles, 30 ml, 64.99 $|
|Ingredients : Aqua, Arganol™ 1 , Cetearyl Olivate 0 , Sorbitan Olivate 0 , Glycerin 0 , Hesperidin Methyl Chalcone 0 , Dipeptide-2 0 , Palmitoyl tetrapeptide-3 0 , Cera Alba* 0 , Triheptanoin 0 , Cetyl alcohol 1 , Argania Spinosa Leaf extract* 0 , Dehydroacetic acid 1 , Benzyl Alcohol 0 , Xanthan Gum 0 1 exclusif product of Zorah, 100% vegetable origine*Ingredients from organic agriculture verified by Quebec Vrai|
|Excellent moisturizing and nourishing supplement ARGANAT CANADA ANTI BAG EYE TREATMENT provides a good relaxation of the eyes and a real pleasure to use, 50 ml $ 29.99. Try the product very cool! Rated 1 on Skin Deep!
INCI : Aqua, Rosa Damascena Flower Water, Argania Spinoza oil, Kaolinite (French White Clay), Maris Sal, Centaurea Cyanus (Cornflower) Flower Water, Camelia Sinensis (Green Tea) Water, Rosa Damascena Flower Oil, Alpha Tocopherol (Natural Vitamin E), Chamomilla Recutita Flower Water, Calendula Officinalis Flower Water, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower Oil, Citrus Aurantium Amara (Bitter Orange) Bud Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis Oil, Coriandrium Sativum Fruit Oil, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil
|KARIDERM Eye Care Cream, 20 ml 29.95 $INCI: Aqua, Cetearyl Olivate 0, Sorbitan Olivate 0, Butyrospernum Parkii (Shea Butter) 0, Ethyl Ximenynate 0, Potassium Lauroyl Wheat Amino Acids 0, Palm Glycerides 0, Capryloyl Glycine 0, Dicaprylyl Carbonate 0, Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil 0, Hydrogenated Olive Oil 0, Olea Europaea (Olive) Unsaponifiables 0, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil 0, Sambucus Nigra (Elderberry) Extract 0, Glycerin 0, Glyceryl Caprylate 2, Glyceryl Undecylenate 2, Sodium Hyaluronate 0, Sodium Phytate 0, Xanthan Gum 0|
|Bioeternel Gel Royal Eyes and Lips Contour Anti-puffiness/ Anticircles/ Antiwrinkles 30 ml, 35 $ (no essential oils). Quebec product of an exemplary composition particularly suitable for sensitive eyes.
INCI: Aloe barbadensis leaf juice extract* 0, Citrus aurantium dulcis (Orange) flower water* 0, Chamomilla recutita (Matricaria) flower water* 0, Squalane 0, Argania spinosa (Kernel) oil* 0, Calendula officinalis extract 0, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil 0 (and) Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract 0, Xanthan gum 0, Sodium anisate 0, Tocopherol 1, Sodium levulinate 0, Aqua, glycerin 0.
*Ingrdients certified organic by Québec vrai.
100% recyclable and reusable container
|Logona Eye Contour Cream , BDIH certified, 15 ml, 38.94$|
|Ingredients : Aqua (Water), Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Glyceryl Stearate Citrate, Cera Alba (Beeswax), Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) Fruit*, Glycerin, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Glyceryl Citrate/Lactate/Linoleate/Oleate, Behenyl Alcohol, Parfum (Essential Oil), Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet) Almond Oil*, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract*, Bambusa Arundinacea Stem Powder, Euphrasia Officinalis Extract*, Lupinus Albus Seed Oil, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat Germ Unsaponifiables), Bisabolol, Tocopherol, Limonene, Linalool|
|Alba Botanica Hawaiian Skin Care eye contour gel from green tea, graded 1 on Skin Deep|
|Ingredients: Purified Water, Certified Organic Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Vegetable Glycerin, Extracts Of Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea), Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit, Zingiber Zerumbet (Awapuhi), Carica Papaya (Papaya) Fruit And Laminaria Digitata (Kelp), Sodium Carbomer, Hyaluronic Acid, Sodium PCA, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate (Vitamin C), Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Extracts Of Spirulina Maxima And Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower, Allantoin, Panthenol (Pro-Vitamin B5), Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin And Riboflavin.|
|Avalon Organics Lavender Skin Care: Revitalizing Eye Gel, rated 2 on Skin Deep|
|Ingredients: Organic Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender), Chamomilla Recutita (Chamomile) And Camellia Sinensis (White Tea) Extracts (Aqueous)*, Organic Arnica Montana Extract**, Vegetable Glycerin, Peptide Complex (Hydroxysuccinimide, Chrysin And Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-3), Hyaluronic Acid, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizinate (Licorice Root), Panthenol (Pro-Vitamin B5), Sodium PCA, Calendula Officinalis Extract, Organic Aloe Barbadensis*, Allantoin, Vitis Vinifera (Grape Seed) Polyphenols, Laminaria Digitata (Kelp) And Salix Alba (Willow Bark) Extracts, Organic Curcuma Longa (Turmeric) Extract*, Benzyl Alcohol And Phenoxyethanol.* Certified by Quality Assurance International** Certified by Pro-Cert Organic Systems|
|For those for whom the price does not matter: Phyt’s Fluide Contour eyes and lips , ECOCERT and Cosmebio certified, 20 ml, 72,95$.|
|Ingredients : Aqua, Corylus Avellana Nut Oil*, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Glucoside, Helianthus Annus Seed Oil*, Aniba Rosaeodora Oil*, Triticum Vulgare Gem Oil, Lavandula Hybrida Oil*, Cananga Odorata Oil*, Cymbopogon Martini Oil*, Lavandula Angustifolia Oil*, Potassium Sulfate, Cupressus Sempervirens Oil*, Silica, Chamomilla Recutita Extract*, Citric Acid Et Ingrédients Naturellement Présents Dans Les Huiles Essentielles : Benzyl Benzoate, Benzyl Salicylate, Eugénol, Farnesol, Géraniol, Limonène Et Linalol.* Ingredients resulting from Organic Agriculture|
|Wild Rose Weleda Smoothing Eye Cream rated 1 on Skin Deep .|
|Comments from Chantal : The scent makes me think of pastry… The texture is not fatty at all. This cream leaves a “plaster feeling” on the skin, from where probably, the name of the cream: “smoothing” eye contour rather than “hydrating”. And that is exactly what it is. To adopt if one is young.|
|Aubrey Organic Lumessence Eye Cream , 35$.|
|Ingredients: Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein 1 , Avena Sativa (Oat) Protein Extract 0 , Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Protein 0 , Glycerine 1 , Lavandula Angustifolia (Organic Lavender) Flower Extract 0 , Aqua, Laminaria Digitata (Laminaria) Extract 0 , Rosa Rubiginosa (Organic Rosa Mosqueta®) Seed Oil 0 , Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil 0 , Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe) Leaf Extract 0 , Oenothera Biennis (Organic Primrose) Oil 0 , Camellia Japonica (Camellia) Oil 0 , Phospholipids (Moisturizing, Humectant & Vitamin Liposomes) 0 , Tocopherol (Vitamin E) 2 , Sodium PCA, Panthenol 1 , Sodium Hyaluronate 0 , Butyrospermum Parkii (Organic Shea Butter) 0 , Retinyl Palmitate (Vitamin A) 8  , Ascorbyl Palmitate (Vitamin C) 1 , Arginine 0 , Glycine 0 , Lysine 0 , Proline 0 , Xanthan Gum 0 , Chondrus Crispus (Carrageenan) 0 , Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Seed Extract 3 , Alcohol Denat. 2 , Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E) 4 , Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Extract 0 , Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C) 0 , Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Root Extract 0 , Beta-Carotene 2 .|
|Miessence Firming Eye & Neck Serum – Certified Organic, classified 1 on Skin Deep.|
|100%Pure Acai Berry Anti-Aging Eye cream , 32 $|
|Ingredients: Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil, Glycerin, Beeswax, Water, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Kaolin, Tocopheryl Acetate, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Seed Extract, Royal Jelly, Tocopherol, Magnesium Sulfate, Fragrance, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Chondrus Crispus (Carrageenan) Extract, Sodium Benzoate, Sodium Borate.|
|At the pharmacy Cliniderm anti-wrinkle eye contour , 15 ml, 29 $, available in all pharmacies.|
|Ingredients: Aqua, Propylheptyl Caprylate 0 , Butylene Glycol Cocoate 0 ,Candelilla/Jojoba/Rice Bran Glyceryl Sterate 0, Cetearyl Alcohol 1 ,Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate 1 , Glycerin 1 , Butylene Glycol 0 – 1 , Carbomer 0 , Polysorbate 20 3 , Palmitoyl Oligopeptide 0 , Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7 0 , Acrylates/ Acrylamide Copolymer 0 , Mineral Oil 3 , Polysorbate 85 0 , Mannitol 0 , Acetyl Tetrapeptide-11 0  , 1,2-Hexanediol 0 , Caprylyl Glycol 0 , Malus Domestica Fruit Cell Culture 0 , Xanthan Gum 0 , Lecithin 3 – 5 , Phenoxyethanol 3 – 4 , Ethylhexylglycerin 1 , Phenethyl Alcohol 0 , Caprylyl Glycol  0|
|La Roche-Posay Redermic + EYES intensive care of anti-wrinkle filling firmness, formula reinforced sensitive eyes graded 1 on Skin Deep . Small drawback: too much yellow pigment which is noticeable around the eyes at the end of the day. 40.99$.For sensitive eyes, there is also a La Roche-Posay Tolériane make-up remover La Roche-Posay Toleriane graded 2 on Skin Deep.|
Many cosmetics contain chemical components which raise concerns amongst the population and many studies establish undeniable links between these chemical molecules which invade our life and the auto-immunes and neuro-degenerative diseases. The cosmetics industry puts substances dangerous for our health on the market and it is the same for food, pesticides, domestic household products and about everything that surrounds us. The responsibility of the chemical industry in this epidemic of environmental diseases is undeniable.
|To avoid:||Dior Capture R60/80 First Wrinkles Smoothing Eye Cream rayed 8 on Skin Deep because of the elements in red and the presence of the 19 non-identified ingredients.|
|Ingredients : Aqua (Water), Ethylene/Acrylic Acid copolymer, Propylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Squalane, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Steareth-21, Stearalkonium Hectorite, Cetyl Alcohol, Stearyl Alcohol, Steareth-21, Stearic Acid, Glyceryl Hydroxystearate, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Oil, Sodium Polyacrylate, Methylparaben , Chlorphenesin, Dimethicone, Hydrolyzed Lupine Protein, Propylene Carbonate, Sorbitol, Glyceryl Acrylate/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Tetrasodium EDTA, Tocopheryl Acetate, Undecyl Dimethyl Oxazoline, Parfum (Fragrance) , Saccharomyces Cerevisiae Extract, Tromethamine, Propylene Glycol, Butylparaben , Ethylparaben , Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Protein, Algin, Phenoxyethanol, Propylparaben , Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Protein, Isobutylparaben , Sodium Hyaluronate, Polyvinyl Alcohol, Cyathea Medullaris Leaf Extract, Cellulose Gum, Linalool, Limonene , Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Xanthan Gum, Citronellol, Malva Sylvestris (Mallow) Extract, Palmitoyl Pentapeptide-3, Geraniol, Hexyl Cinnamal, Carbomer, Coumarin , Polysorbate 20, Potentilla Erecta Root Extract, BHT .|
“What one asks the public to consider today as inoffensive can appear extremely dangerous tomorrow,” said Rachel Carson  more than a half-century ago. Before the consequences are noted, one must establish facts, evidence without any doubt and one must prohibit certain substances. It’s the consumers who take the risks and pay for what is not known about the “extraordinarily cheap chemical innovations which want our good” whose rise is fulgurating. I have given all throughout this book examples of dangerous substances which still are part of the lists of ingredients, others which were found in the composition of the cosmetic products and which were prohibited after tens of years of use or of others of which one discovers hardly the undesirable potential ( hydrolized corn proteins, the solar screen octocrylene). But cosmetics represent only one piece of the large chemical puzzle. At the beginning of the Forties, DDT was invented whose benefits for agriculture were considered to be miraculous. One sprinkles the complete planet with millions of tons of DDT to protect harvests against the insects. Prohibited since the beginning of the Seventies in North America, one learns that the consequences of its use are harmful as much for human beings as for the environment. Thanks to our formidable cellular memory, the consumption of potatoes infested with DDT has had consequences not only on the people of the era but also on several following generations.
The history of the Teflon stoves manufactured with PFC (per-fluoro-carbon) is not an urban legend: DuPont, the principal manufacturer of Teflon was condemned in December 2006 to a fine of 16.6 million dollars for having concealed, for more than twenty years, experimental studies showing that the exposure of human beings to PFC caused cancer of the liver and testicles, a reduction in weight at birth and a suppression of the immune system. 
My email box does not stop receiving slideshows bearing on the dangers of aspartame. Each year 16.000 tons of aspartame are found in more than 6000 foodstuffs. Although disputed for more than 40 years because of its carcinogenic incidences, this highly politicized sweetening substance has always been in force and is consumed universally by some 200 million people. 
The examples are numerous and their recording is not the goal of this work. Take your precautions and take advantage of your rights of free choice before finding yourself in a new network to defend the victims of such or such a chemical ingredient.
Guide of non-toxic hygiene, beauty and cosmetic products
 ↑ To know more about the dangers of vitamin A read: http://www.ewg.org/skindeep/ingredient/705545/RETINYL_PALMITATE_%28VITAMIN_A_PALMITATE%29/
 ↑ Acetyl Tetrapeptide-11 : is an agent skin conditioner (often used as anti-age) resulting from the reaction of acetic acid and tetrapeptide-11. The majority of the available peptides have a weak grade, but this is due to the limited data available to evaluate them.
 ↑ the exactitude of the formula is not guaranteed considering that several ingredients are repeated in the formula posted on the Website of the company, the same INCI must be named only once even if it is present in two or several ingredients.
 ↑ Rachel Carson was a reputed zoologist and biologist, author of the book Silent Spring which started a reversal of policy towards pesticides.
 ↑ Source : Marie-Monique Robin, Notre poison quotidien (Our daily poison)
 ↑ To read more on aspartame in the book of Marie-Monique Robin, Notre poison quotidien (Our daily poison) , the chapter Aspartame or how industry pulls the strings of regulation. (in French)