What Creme Des Palmier claims is that the product has the ability to reduce the appearance of dark circles under the eyes by 84%, decrease the appearance of puffiness and fine lines by 95%, and lessen the depth of wrinkles by 79%. These all look like great numbers but having the actual information available as to how they came to these conclusions would really help in making my decision. As products like these are not FDA approved or regulated it is hard to believe anything they claim or promise as no one will punish them for their marketing schemes. The numbers look great though and if they are true then this is the product for me.
Over the last couple of years I have developed dark circles under the eyes among other things and after being recommended Creme Des Palmier I thought I’d write a review. A friend of mine saw an advertisement for the product and told me about it, in turn, I did some research of my own. She mentioned that a friend of hers perhaps may have been using it but I never got a real confirmation on that. Regardless, if I am going to put anything on my face I better know what it is, what is in it, how it works, and most certainly, that it comes from a trustworthy seller and company. I have been scammed way too many times over the last couple of years in my search to defeat the dark circles under my eyes, puffiness, and wrinkles so I am very skeptical about magical products on the market.
What are the Dark Circles Under the Eyes and Puffiness?
Many people think that these dark circles are formed due to lack of sleep or even stress however they couldn’t be further from the truth. Though this is the case in some cases, most of the time it is because of something far deeper and less controlled. The capillaries under the eyes leak blood near to the skin and ask the skin near the eyes is very thin when the blood begins to oxidize it looks like a bluish red colored bruise. The thinner the skin the more visible these dark circles are, and unfortunately if they are not taken care of properly and quickly this problem could become permanent.
What Creme Des Palmier Does?
In the official website, they continuously discuss that there are four main ingredients, unfortunately, though these may be the main ingredients they certainly aren’t the only ones. But we’ll get to that. So, as per the official website, Creme Des Palmier is a cream that combats three different aggressive beauty problems: dark circles under the eyes, wrinkles, and puffiness. This is possible through moisturizing emollients and all natural ingredients. They help counter moisture loss and numerous other characteristics which cause under eye circles as well as offer a soft and non-greasy formula which is easily and quickly absorbed leaving your skin supple and smooth. This is about as much information I got about the actual product and how it effectively works. The rest of the information I got from the ingredients.
Ingredients in Creme Des Palmier Per Official Website
So, I have a problem with ingredients. I want to be disclosed everything so I can do proper research, dig deep, and make sure I am not applying anything that will harm my skin or make the problem worse. The issue I have with this website is the fact that though they do list 4 ingredients with a very brief description of each and do have a link for ingredients which shows quite an astounding list they are not upfront with the information. If there is nothing to hide I see no reason why they shouldn’t be adding the full list of ingredients on the front page rather than have a link at the very bottom where no one looks. This leads me to believe that they have something to hide, or perhaps that potential customers will get scared when they see how long that list of ingredients is.
With that said, here is the list of ingredients as per the main page:
Niacinamide – this is a water-soluble Vitamin B complex which maintains the skin well moisturized. I was unable to find a lot of information about this ingredient and its topical uses or possible side effects. Strangely enough, in one website I did find that it may cause dry skin, which seems to be the exact opposite of its purpose.
Bisabolol – derived from the Chamomile herb this ingredient helps calm and soothe irritated skin all the while reducing puffiness. I know plenty about this ingredient and the plant it is derived from and is sure of its safety and numerous benefits.
Chrysin – this flavor is used to help reduce the appearance of excess skin pigments which are caused when hemoglobin breaks down. Unfortunately, there is insufficient information regarding its ability to reduce inflammation, however, there are no known side effects.
N-Hydroxysuccinimide – just to point out that the official website actually has this misspelled which I found rather funny and somewhat unprofessional. Sure hope they read my review and fix it. The ingredient helps reduce dark circles under the eyes by helping to reduce the appearance of pigmentation. Unfortunately, there is very little information to confirm its effectiveness as it has been researched very little. All I could find is that it is very acidic which could cause irritation to skin, eyes, and mucous membranes.
What I do like is that they don’t flaunt that it is ALL natural a LOT as I think there are quite a few strange ingredients that look anything but natural. I actually could not find several anywhere. The good thing is that if you use this product you can avoid injections, lasers, invasive surgery, and other potentially dangerous and very expensive alternatives. As long as it works, that is.
OTHER Ingredients in Creme Des Palmier
So, once I had gone through the website I reached the bottom of the page and what do I see? A link for Ingredients. I expected to see several additional ingredients as after all there are the necessary ingredients for forming the cream itself. Unfortunately what I found was what seemed like a book of ingredients! I was considering adding specific information to each one to inform you of their uses, effectiveness, and possible side effects. Once you see the list you will understand why I did not do that. In addition, many of these ingredients were very mysterious and unfortunately, I was unable to find information on them.
List of other ingredients:
Water, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glycerin, Silica, Hydrogenated Palm Kernel Glycerides, Hydrogenated Palm Glycerides, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-75 Stearate, Ceteth-20, Steareth-20, Butylene glycol, Niacinamide, Fraxinus excelsior bark extract, Silanetriol, Potassium Citrate, Propylene Glycol, Dipelargonate, Dimethicone, Dehydroacetic Acid, Benzyl Alcohol, Chrysin, N-Hydroxysuccinimide, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7. Xanthan Gum, Carbomer, Bisabolol, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Allantoin, Triethanolamine, Panthenol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Ascorbic Acid.
Please note, this list is taken and copied directly from the official website link at the bottom of the page. I have made no changes to the list. What I did find was that some of the ingredients are used to make a number of cosmetics and are commonly used to ensure the active ingredients stay together. Other ingredients are active ingredients. Some are well researched with the possible side effects of irritation, redness, and more while others did prove effective in helping improve skin. What bothered me though, was that on the official website they made it look as if it contained just those 4 ingredients when in reality there are many more.
How to Buy Creme Des Palmier?
Aside from ingredients, the other thing I look for is the Terms & Conditions. Once you add your contact information and click Order Now you will be taken to the billing information page. Here you will be informed that you actually have a free trial. In fact, it isn’t really free, but the small £7.95 shipping and handling fee is a small price to pay to be young and beautiful again right? Well, it is important to remember the following:
What is My Opinion of Creme Des Palmier? Did I Order?
Actually, I thought for the sake of my experiment to order the product. I received it within 4 days and started applying it immediately. Honestly, in the first 2 weeks, I saw nearly no change except for that my skin was hydrated. My dark circles were still there and I felt as if I saw no real change in my complexion. By the 3rd week I started seeing that the circles were slightly lighter but at that time I decided to call and cancel as the price is far above my budget for this and honestly paying £91.68 plus £7.95 monthly would really be a bit overboard for my dark circles. With that said though, I can’t say that the product was bad. Honestly, I did see a positive change in my complexion after using it for a while. Unfortunately, I am not happy with their customer service and how easy it is to cancel. It took me several calls to actually get someone to finally understand that I do not want to continue using their product. The first girl could not find my profile or order. This put me more at ease in the beginning and I decided to call back to make sure. Finally, on the 3rd call, I got someone on the line that confirmed that I was due to be enrolled in their membership program and tried to convince me not to cancel. They did try to take off some money from the asking price to convince me of it but at that point, I was so frustrated with their customer service that I wanted nothing to do with it. Finally, once I convinced them that I didn’t want to continue using their product I thought I was set. Unfortunately just days after canceling I was charged the full price of £91.68! I was furious, to say the least. Unfortunately, it took another 4 times to actually get this cleared up as they continued to try and resell the product to me as well as offer several others. It has been a week and a half since this crazy headache and I am still waiting for my money to be transferred back to my account.
In all honesty, I do think that this product may be effective if used for a longer period of time. Unfortunately, the company that sells it seems to be more of a scam that is trying to coax you into buying Creme Des Palmier rather than actually selling you a product that really is effective. I have seen this type f scam all too often lately and I honestly cannot say I can trust a website that offers this sort of membership program as after a while they disappear and you are left with a product you no longer want to use and numerous charges that you have no one to get your money back from. Creme Des Palmier may be a great product but I do think that the official website may be a scam.