Resultime 5 expertise eye cream – The lure of Paris

To some people, something foreign will always be superior to the things they can get right next door. And some people go as far as claiming something is foreign even if it isn’t, to make it sound even fancier.

 

Resultime 5 expertise eye cream
Resultime 5 expertise eye cream

 

Case in point a woman I saw before general anesthesia many years ago. We were talking about her medication when she told me about something she was taking for her diabetes. I had honestly never heard of the product before, and she claimed that her physician had it imported all the way from France, so I had her write down the name. When I saw it written, it dawned on me what was happening: She refused to take „regular“ pills, so her doctor gave her a pretty standard medication, but pronounced it French. Believing it was more exotic than what her friends were getting, she gladly took it.

Now Resultime is a French brand, no false claims here. But the fact  is a major selling point as well. After all, the French can do no wrong! So lets see if the Resultime 5 expertise eye cream convinced me.

 

What Resultime claims:

A unique anti-ageing eye cream that targets the five signs of ageing in the eye contour area: wrinkles, dark circles, puffiness, fat pockets and sagging.  It combines our patented Vectorised Micro-Collagen for its regenerating effect with firming agents that help combat the loss of skin elasticity, and a duo of micro-draining agents to reduce the signs of fatigue.

 

Looks like a rich cream, but is actually very lightweight
Looks like a rich cream, but is actually very lightweight

 

Facts:

Prize and size

One jar contains 15 ml and retails for 43 € here. My 15 ml pot lasted me are than six months of once daily application.

 

Texture and smell

Even though it looks like a proper cream, it feels pretty lightweight when applied. There is no distinct smell.

 

Application and effects

The cream sinks in pretty quickly, while still feeling nourishing. I used it in my evening routine, but it worked well under makeup when applied in the mornings. My under eye area felt hydrated and plumped and maybe a little bit firmer.

 

Favorable ingredients:

  • Glycerin: Hydrating
  • Shea Butter: Moisturizing
  • Ilex Paraguariensis Leaf Extract: High in antioxidants
  • Tocopherol Acetate: Vitamin E, antioxidant
  • Hydrolyzed Rice Protein: Moisturizing
  • Coddea Arabica (Coffee) Seed Extract: Firming, reduces dark circles
  • Hydrogenated Castor Oil: Rich in fatty acids
  • Hydrolyzed Soy Flour: Isoflavone, slows down hormonally induced aging
  • Glycine Soja (Soy Bean) Protein: Isoflavone, slows down hormonally induced aging
  • Oxido Reductases: Increases and prolongs activity of antioxidants
  • Sodium Hyaluronate: Hydrating

The website lists: DNA as „active ingredient“. It sure does contain DNA, it would be nearly impossible to avoid that given the ingredients, but I doubt it will do anything for your skin, and luckily so, because I wouldn´t want Soy DNA to get active in my body. I´ll stick to my own, thank you.

 

Unfavorable Ingredients:

  • Parabens: I personally don’t mind, some people try to avoid them

 

Does it live up to its claims?

Most of them.

It has the property to fight wrinkles by hydration and antioxidants, it has caffeine which will help with the appearance of dark circles and puffiness, and it contains collagen. I am not sure how it is planning to attack fat pockets, and the fancy names and the „DNA as active ingredient“ claim are a little over the top though.

 

Would I repurchase?

Yes.

It is a nice eye cream, but not the end to my hunt for the perfect one. The oxidoreductases are a very interesting ingredient, something I would like to see more of in my skincare.I just wished it wouldn´t be packaged in a jar though.

 

Who do I recommend it to?

Anyone except people with a very dry under eye area. I think it wouldn´t be rich enough for them.

Of you are looking for a lightweight cream that can be worn under makeup, but is still effective, you should give it a go.

 

Do foreign things sound more appealing to you?

And have you tried anything from the brand before?

 

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  • I always feel more intrigued by foreign products, and I find it more difficult to resist them! But Resultime is a great brand, and even though it definitely is a french brand, I actually believe the products are made in England (I’m not sure though)!

    http://fannyanddailybeauty.com

  • Kate

    This sounds like a good eye cream, and not one I had heard of before. It’s amazing the sort of things that make us feel more favourably towards a product, like fancy packaging, or the fact that it’s French! Shouldn’t be logical really, and yet things like that do influence me, I must admit!

    Kate Louise Blogs

    • Me too, even though I am being all ironic over here. Most of the time they influence us without us even noticing.

  • Have not heard of it, but it sounds great! Love to stay moisturized under my eyes, so delicate skin! Have a lovely week! Xx

    http://www.thefashionfolks.com

  • Not heard of this but it sounds really good, great review and gorgeous photos! Thanks for sharing

    Darriyan xo

    http://www.darriyancateland.co.uk

    • Thank you. Photography is my weak side when it comes to blogging.

  • Denise

    I also known many people, to whom foreign products sound better 🙂 The story of this woman and her physician is impressive! I never heard of Resultime, but I would like to try it. Caffeine in a product and fighting wrinkles by hydrating sound good, plus I always take your opinion into account – you would repurchase it, this is a good recommendation!
    DenisesPlanet.com

  • Denise

    I also known many people, to whom foreign products sound better 🙂 The story of this woman and her physician is impressive! I never heard of Resultime, but I would like to try it. Caffeine in a product and fighting wrinkles by hydrating sound good, plus I always take your opinion into account – you would repurchase it, this is a good recommendation!
    DenisesPlanet.com

  • I need something that firms . .. def going to check this out

    Life is just Rosie
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  • I need something that firms . .. def going to check this out

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  • I’ve heard good things before about this but never tried it myself. I’m currently using Clinique and Caudalie.

  • I’ve heard good things before about this but never tried it myself. I’m currently using Clinique and Caudalie.

    • I have had only bad experience with Caudalie so far, but I will give them another chance when I am back in France soon.

      • I using a new one from them that came in my Play box. It’s not doing wonders but it’s amazing under concealer. Like insane. NARS RCC can be a bit dry and hard to work with but this cream clears that right up!

  • I don’t think I know that many foreign cosmetics/beauty brands, so I doubt it would make a difference for me either way. The claim and the packaging are more important. If it is health related, I tend to go for what my doctor recommends to me.

    • Good girl. You cant imagine the amount of discussions you have with your patients about if and why and how they should take medication. I am sometimes tempted to yell at them: „Because I have studied it for 7 years and I know it better than google!“

  • I don’t think I know that many foreign cosmetics/beauty brands, so I doubt it would make a difference for me either way. The claim and the packaging are more important. If it is health related, I tend to go for what my doctor recommends to me.

  • Never heard of this brand before, but like your patient if it’s French, then I’m totally interested in it! 🙂
    Becca | theBeautyInbox

  • das klingt ja wirklich gut, ich selbst nutze auch produkte mit parabenen und bin da nicht so…aber es stimmt, viele meiden das ja… dafür dass die creme dan 6 monate hält ist der preis doch okay 🙂 übrigens du alter youtube hase: ich werde nächste woche endlich wieder videos aufnehmen (bzw eigentlich ab dieser woche). Ich verhandle nur mit der sprachfrage neu 🙂 bzw mein freund verhandelt mit mir 🙂 ich bin noch hin und her gerissen , aber eher beim englischen trotz evtl fehlern und er für deutsch, vielleicht mit untertiteln..aber ich hasse untertitel 😀 also wirds wohl entweder das eine oder das andere 😀
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  • das klingt ja wirklich gut, ich selbst nutze auch produkte mit parabenen und bin da nicht so…aber es stimmt, viele meiden das ja… dafür dass die creme dan 6 monate hält ist der preis doch okay 🙂 übrigens du alter youtube hase: ich werde nächste woche endlich wieder videos aufnehmen (bzw eigentlich ab dieser woche). Ich verhandle nur mit der sprachfrage neu 🙂 bzw mein freund verhandelt mit mir 🙂 ich bin noch hin und her gerissen , aber eher beim englischen trotz evtl fehlern und er für deutsch, vielleicht mit untertiteln..aber ich hasse untertitel 😀 also wirds wohl entweder das eine oder das andere 😀
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  • Nicole

    Wow looks like an amazing product! 🙂

    Girl About Town blog

  • Nicole

    Wow looks like an amazing product! 🙂

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  • I love your opening story! lol!

    My skin is very dry so I don’t know if this would be rich enough for me. Great review xx

    Beautylymin

    • It might not be, but another dry skinned blogger (TheBeautyBloss) commented that she tried it and it was hydrating enough for her for every day use.

  • I do tend to favor foreign products. Especially French skin care! The thing is it tends to be very good!

    Loving your blog!

    Alina
    http://www.eclecticalu.blogspot.com

  • This eye cream sounds pretty good except for the parabens. Since I prefer Asian beauty products to Western ones I’d say foreign things probably do appeal to me more but I also don’t really consider them foreign since I’m Asian myself.

    • I guess it is important to use skin care that is targeted towards a skin type similar to yourself, which is why I don’t really believe that Asian or French skincare is superior in general. It is just targeted at different issues, based on different types of skin. Of course you can borrow from everywhere and I love to mix and match, but using Asian skincare will not make my skin Asian.

  • Kay (shoesandglitter)

    I don’t think this cream would be for me, but the whole ‚DNA as an active ingredient‘ made me laugh, haha. Like… What? It’s funny when brands try to sound fancy so they go over the top with descriptions. Glad to hear it’s still effective, though. 🙂 <3

    Kay
    http://shoesandglitter.com

    • It is a lovely cream, I just sometimes feel these overexagerrated claims ruin the product for me.

    • It is a lovely cream, I just sometimes feel these overexagerrated claims ruin the product for me.

  • I hadn’t heard of the brand before but the list made me wince – I have some food allergies and seeing „Hydrolyzed soy“ on a label means I will get really sick. I wonder if it would apply for skincare? Not game to try it! First time I’ve seen such a thing though, now I’m curious if it would be in any other products I have!

    Away From The Blue Blog

  • I hadn’t heard of the brand before but the list made me wince – I have some food allergies and seeing „Hydrolyzed soy“ on a label means I will get really sick. I wonder if it would apply for skincare? Not game to try it! First time I’ve seen such a thing though, now I’m curious if it would be in any other products I have!

    Away From The Blue Blog

    • If your allergy is severe, I would not risk it. But usually there is a big difference between ingesting something and applying it topically, because there are different pathways of reaction triggered.

      • I know when I was doing the elimination diet to find the cause of my problems I had to stop using a lot of products…it’s something that’s got me wondering. Even though like you said there’s a big difference between eating and applying something. It is a pretty bad allergy so I wouldn’t want to risk it, I may just never know!

        • I wouldn’t risk it as well, there is enough skincare out there you can rely on, nothing is worth risking an allergic reaction.

    • If your allergy is severe, I would not risk it. But usually there is a big difference between ingesting something and applying it topically, because there are different pathways of reaction triggered.

  • Seriously French names always sound so exotic and fancier, so no wonder why that lady only wanted her french medicine ha ha, probably it was the same thing with a different name! DNA as an ingredient, seriously? 🙂

    Ela BellaWorld

    • It is not wrong, there is DNA in there. And people get excited about the weirdest things.

    • It is not wrong, there is DNA in there. And people get excited about the weirdest things.

  • That story is hilarious! We shouldn’t judge a product from its claims I guess.

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  • I don’t have a problem with parabens either. I have not heard about this line before, but it sounds promising. I love products with caffeine. Great review.

    • Me too, but I use them mainly on my hair right now. Dreaded postpartum hairloss.

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  • I don’t have a problem with parabens either. I have not heard about this line before, but it sounds promising. I love products with caffeine. Great review.

  • You gotta love when companies go all „science-y“ in their ingredients. Like, I’m sure there is enough real science in the formula, we don’t need to be getting into active DNA ingredients 😉 I can’t really see myself going crazy over a foreign brand of anything. Maybe because Canada is influenced by so many other countries in different ways I tend to gravitate toward Canadian companies, haha. But who knows, maybe I just need the right thing to moon over 😉

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    • Yes, I feel like sometimes companies downgrade a product by overexagerrating the claims.

  • i gather from youtube that there is a fair amount of hype over french pharmacies and their products? Lisa Eldridge seems to mention them quite often! but yeah they seem to work. i dont necessarily believe that foreign is better though.. in most cases i’m quite wary of foreign products because though they sound absolutely amazing, they arent geared towards Asian or Indian skin, or perhaps they dont fit into my routine, so they kinda miss the point for me. i can definitely see the charm though! for instance i never use bronzer, but i see youtubers using benefit’s Hoola and i cant help but go all „ooooh shiny“ haha. this eye cream sounds great even without the foreign brand name though, seems to have some great ingredients x

    Aditi | https://lifeasaditi.wordpress.com

    • You have a great point there: It may not be targeting your skin type. I have standard European skin, so French skincare will work for me, but that is of course not the case for Indian skin. The hype around French brands is in my opinion based on the „effortless Parisian chic“ we see in the media, people like Charlotte Gainsbourg, Brigitte Bardot, Catherine Deneuve: Gracefully aging, effortless and never overdone. But as someone that spends quite a lot of time in France herself I know first hand that not every French woman looks like that. But they are a lot more consistent when it comes to skincare than the average German women was in the last years. I think though that this is about to change.

  • Laura

    I’m obsessed with eye creams and I have super dry under eye area. Only eye cream so far to work for me is from Mizon and its their eye cream with snail x

    Laura
    Pink Frenzy

  • Your story is hilarious but also all too familiar. Sensationalized language and buzzwords have certainly roped more than a few of us in at times, so it is imperative to look at products with a discerning eye. Speaking of which, this eye cream sounds like a good buy! Even with the parabens, I like the ingredients lists.

    https://themakeuptrain.com/

    • I trained myself to look at ingredients rather than claims a while back, but I still get roped in by pretty packaging every now and again.

  • Great review! I really liked this eye cream. Sadly I’ve finished it, and like you it’s not the holy grail, but it certainly is up there with eye creams I like the most. My skin is quite dry and I never found this to be not enough. I actually thought it was a great balance between hydrating enough and not messing with my makeup.
    thebeautybloss.com

    • Mine is gone now as well, and I am not sure yet if I am going to miss it. Maybe I will repurchase one day.

  • That’s a great question, a while back I asked readers what their favorite French brand was, and a large number of them answered Clinique. Which is as American as it gets. Just the fact that the name is spelled the French way was enough to convince them that it was French!

    Beaumiroir

    • They do offer a French vibe though, all the clean and pure and „scientific“ behavior.

  • I’m definitely intrigued by the oxidoreductases. But yeah, not the biggest fan of jar packaging either.

    • Have you seen it in any other products? I haven´t, or may have forgotten about it.

  • I’m definitely intrigued by the oxidoreductases. But yeah, not the biggest fan of jar packaging either.

  • Thank you for reviewing! Looks like a nice decent eye cream!
    Dora http://www.BangsBang.com

  • Toyas Tales

    This is one beauty product I haven’t ever bought yet. But my mother never used eye cream and still doesn’t have wrinkles around her eyes or dark circles so I’m keeping my fingers crossed that I end up the same way.
    LaToya
    http://www.toyastales.blogspot.com

    • Impressive. My mother always used eye cream as part of her skincare regimen, so I picked that up early on as well. I should have used it on one eye only to see if there was a difference with the years.

  • What a funny story about the patient who happily took the pills just because they „were“ French, haha!

    The eye cream does sound really good although I do prefer, especially eye creams, to be in a container with a pump or tube as they last so long I always think all the important ingredients loose their active properties over time being exposed to air and germs 🙂 x

    Mummy’s Beauty Corner

    • Yes, I share the same fear when it comes to jar packaging, especially when a lot of antioxidants are involved.

  • What a funny story about the patient who happily took the pills just because they „were“ French, haha!

    The eye cream does sound really good although I do prefer, especially eye creams, to be in a container with a pump or tube as they last so long I always think all the important ingredients loose their active properties over time being exposed to air and germs 🙂 x

    Mummy’s Beauty Corner

  • When it comes to makeup I’m definitely more drawn to foreign brands than I am to Italian brands.
    And I guess when it comes to other things as well, especially people, places, and cultures, but I guess that’s mainly because I’m very curious about things I don’t know and/or that are different from what I’m used to.
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    • I hope this is the main reason for my attraction to anything foreign as well. Curious sounds way better than naive and easily lured in.

  • 15 ml and for almost 45 is pretty expensive, but if it lives up to most of its claims and last a few months, that is a pretty good deal.
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