High-end beauty meets science with noticeable results!
Being both a science geek and a beauty product junkie, I was pretty much ecstatic when I found out I’d be testing a product from M Lab. We’ve made no secret about how much we heart M Lab, in fact, they made Stef’s top ten products list of 2010.
M Lab, or Milbar Laboratories, is known as the company who gives their research scientists an uncapped budget to develop an elite line of products, all with an extraordinarily high percentage of clinically active ingredients targeting every sign of aging. They have shared with us one of their new products, the Sonic Tensor Eye Serum.
Formulated with a whopping 72% active ingredients and 11 patented technologies, this powerhouse of a serum targets puffy eyes and dark circles in the short-term, and wrinkles and crows feet in the long-term. This serum is, as all M Lab products are, allergy-free and irritation-free, and it’s for all skin types.
It’s also packed full of peptides and antioxidants – I actually counted 59 ingredients in it – all legitimized by my cosmetic ingredients dictionary (yes, I check my dictionary – like I said, science geek!)
Sonic Tensor Eye Serum ($95) boasts that you will get results in the blink of an eye with its concentrated peptides and corrective skin tighteners (hence the name tensor) to rapidly smooth skin, and visibly lift, firm, and brighten, and improve appearance of fine lines.
Sonic Tensor is to be sparingly patted on with the ring finger (to use the slightest pressure possible on this thinnest skin of the body), under the eye and all the way around in a circle up to the brow bone. Sparingly means don’t depress the pump all the way – I find I only need maybe a quarter of a pump – even half a pump gives too much product.
Since it’s a serum, it should be left alone to do its magic for awhile, I’d say 5 to 10 minutes should do the trick. I have worn it alone, but it’s a bit sticky feeling, so if you need some moisture you’re going to want to reach for some cream next.
The good part? It immediately makes the eyes brighter with light reflectors in it, and within minutes seems to fill in some lines and slightly tighten up the bags.
On two occasions, I tried the one-eye test (science geek!) on myself and my husband (who has LOTS more wrinkles and bags than I do, of course!) Both times we noticed on each other that they eye with the serum did look just a little better – smoother and brighter.
The real test of the Sonic Tensor Eye Serum is in the long-term. I’ve been using it now for a solid five weeks, and I undoubtedly have smoother skin around my eyes – below and my crow’s feet. I don’t have major sagging or wrinkles yet, but enough to noticeably see the difference before and after. They are not completely gone after five weeks of course, but they are starting to look better. When this review posts, I’ll look forward to updating the results even further.
• Immediate brightening, tightening, and smoothing to skin around eyes.
• Long term smoothing of fine lines and wrinkles.
• No white gunk to harshly rub in, like many under eye products.
• Generous 15 ml will last a long time when used sparingly.
• It’s pricey at $95.
• It feels a little sticky when first applied.
Readers, review team and science nerds – share your results from M Lab’s Sonic Tensor Eye Serum![ratings]
Wht contributor Mel is a new(ish) Mom to the absolutely adorable Kellyanne, an avid makeup junkie and a junior high science teacher. Beauty and brains – just what we want in a wht author!
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