Peter Thomas Roth’s Instant FirmX Eye Cream

Firmer Skin and Fewer Bags, Finally?

We’re all looking for that one cream that actually does what it says – makes us look younger without clogging our pores, drying us out, or messing with our skin tones.

The problem is, they ALL say that they do that. Well now there’s one more on the line that’s promising more youthful looks, and it’s got a celeb endorsement.

Dr. Oz has promoted Peter Thomas Roth’s Instant FirmX Eye as a product that actually works, so it must be so, right?

Well we’re gonna do what we always do and set aside the small talk and swagger and see what actually makes this cream tick.

By the end of this article, you’re going to know what ingredients are in Instant FirmX Eye cream, and whether or not it’s worth the 50 bucks or so that you’re going to pay for it.


One of the coolest things about Peter Thomas Roth stuff is that their website gives you an ingredients list. There’s none of the garbage about special proprietary blends or secret herbs and spices – they flat out tell you what’s in their stuff. A quick scan of the ingredients in the Instant FirmX Eye reveals some interesting additives.

The first 6 ingredients on the list (ingredients are typically listed in order of content) are your basic “keep it wet, fluffy, and fresh” additives including silicates. Well and good, though many people don’t like to use them because of rumors about cancer, liver damage, etc. The FDA has approved them for use as both food and cosmetic additives as Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS). That’s your call.

The first ingredient is water. Innocuous enough. The second ingredient is glycerin and though used for gathering moisture, it can have the opposite effect if your environment is dry (less than 65% or so humidity). If it can’t get the moisture from the air, it’ll take it from your skin.

What About the Good Stuff?

After the first few ingredients, things start to get interesting. The 7th ingredient is Symphytum Officinale leaf extact. Traditionally used for all kinds of healing, this is typically used to stimulate the proliferation (growth) of new cells in order to heal skin lesions and prevent scarring. It’s also an anti-inflammatory.

Next, we’re looking at fennel seed extract which is commonly used as an herbal remedy for inflamed eyelids. The rest of the ingredients that are actually useful for youth restoration or preservation are basically antioxidants and proteins that work together to keep your skin moist and supple. Finally, FirmX Eye contains hydrolyzed lupine protein that’s commonly used as a stimulant for collagen production.

Paraben Warning

As a warning, there are several different parabens listed, as well as phenoxyethanol, as preservatives. These are known to be toxic but are also found in most every traditional cosmetic on the market. Just FYI though, they’re in there.

What Users Say

I’m not a huge fan of reviews in general for more than one reason but if you’re careful and know what to look for, you can read between the lines. Genuine users of this product seem to have mixed feelings about it.

The biggest complaint seems to be that it leaves a white residue, which the container actually says will happen. You’re supposed to wipe the excess off with a cotton swab. Users suggest using only a really small amount of the product in order to avoid the residue.

Bags and Circles Gone?

Besides the residue, people who are looking to get rid of bags and circles seem happy with the product, and the ingredients seem to back this claim up. Users also report that this is an almost immediate result, so it may be worth your time to check it out if this is your primary problem. Oh yeah, users also report that it works well above the eye as well as underneath it to reduce puffiness.

Wrinkle Reducing Results

Users who are trying to get rid of wrinkles aren’t so pleased, and this also goes along with the ingredients. Long-term users (more than a month) report results though, so maybe you should give it a little longer for wrinkles if you decide to try it.

Final Word

This may be a product that is actually worth your time and money. It’s relatively inexpensive compared to other creams and serums, and the tube is larger than average, too. Usually celeb endorsements don’t impress me or make me look twice but Dr. Oz isn’t exactly known as a product pimp so his opinion carries a little more weight with me than usual.

Combined with the ingredients and the reviews, I may just be giving this one a shot myself. Click here to try Peter Thomas Roth’s Instant FirmX Eye cream for yourself.

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