Here is a before picture of my eye, without makeup and digital retouching of any sort.
First up in this experiment is the Garnier UltraLift Anti-Wrinkle Firming Eye Cream, this is the 15ml tube.
Here is what the company professes about the UltraLift product range according to their website:
The Garnier UltraLift* range has been specially designed for skin that is showing signs of aging, suffers loss of skin elasticity and firmness. With seven products to use together the range includes UltraLift* Intensive, Day Cream, Day Cream with SPF 15, Night Cream, Eye Cream, Firming Mask and the UltraLift* Reinforced Lifting Program-designed to reduce the appearance of even deep wrinkles. They make the skin feel firmer and look smoother.
However, they also have this rather ominous disclaimer:
UltraLift has been developed to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and make the skin feel firmer; it has not been proven to lift or firm the skin.
Hm, well that sounds less than promising! The Garnier website states that the UltraLift line contains glycolic acid, Hyaluaronic Acid, skin relaxing ginger, wheat proteins and cherry extract. They go on to write, "At Garnier UltraLift we use a sophisticated extraction method known as 'Supercritical CO2' to extract Pure Ginger extract" and "this process was developed to preserve the essential elements of fragile plants." This eye cream professes to be "an anti-wrinkle solution especially for the delicate zone of the eye contour, specially designed to smooth the skin around the delicate eye area, leaving skin feeling firmer and reducing the appearance of even deep wrinkles."
Well, pseudo-science mumbo-jumbo aside, it all sounds promising so let's see if this actually works! I'll report back in about a week or so with an updated picture of my eye to see if there was any noticeable change.
In the comments, please let me know if you have tried any anti-wrinkle creams, especially for the face, and actually noticed good results.