Numerous studies show that people judge your age by the skin around your eyes.
That's why wrinkle reducing eye creams are one of the top selling beauty products on the market. They can give you the youthful look you deserve while preventing future signs of aging.
Here's the full evaluation for City Views Rapid Repair Eye Cream, winner of our 2013 top choice award...
City Views Score Chart
Clinical Trials & Results
City Cosmetics uses one of the finest third party testing laboratories in the nation and their clinical trials are known for a high level of scientific integrity. I read every line of the clinical trials publication and could not find any faults in their dermatological assessments.
-In clinical trials there was an astonishing 16% decrease in wrinkle depth in just 2 weeks!-
Ingredient Dosage & Safety
The choice of ingredients for City Views shows cutting edge thinking and advanced technological testing, overcoming many of the problems that caused so many other companies to lose valuable rating points in this category. The ingredients are perfectly matched and the dosages reflect the skin's maximum absorbtion ability.
-Third party assessors rated the ingredient quality and safety in the top 3 percent nationally-
How it Looks & Feels
City Views is a rich formula with a light-weight feel. It has a silky cream consistency and goes on smooth and easy, leaving absolutely no feeling of residue... which is what a lot of women (myself included) are looking for in a cream of this nature. I found the feel of it to be rather pleasant and soothing. I could definitely tell that it was going right to work and this feeling must be shared because it was upheld by hundreds of independent user reviews.
-An overwhelming number of women report seeing the years lift off their faces.-
How Fast it Works
The reports in this category were mixed, with smaller wrinkles, lines, and problem areas fading away in a matter of days while larger problem areas varied in their repair time depending on the severity of the damage. Some women reported that it often took up to several weeks of repeated applications for the cream to produce the very best results, but even those women concluded that the end results were well worth the wait.
-Our professional reviewers saw changes in a matter of days, and achieved remarkable effects in weeks.-
Level of Company Integrity
City Cosmetics has been featured in Good Housekeeping Magazine, and has won several awards for their products. As a rising star in the skin care and beauty business they have been supported on numerous television networks and shown on such shows as the Ellen Show, ABC News, Good Day LA, E News, and the Daily Dish. As I mentioned above, they are careful to ensure that every product they produce endures the most rigorous clinical trials and scientific analyses before it gets into the hands of the consumer. And their business model is built around positive results and customer satisfaction, two values I look for in a cosmetic company.
-The women unsatisfied with their product or results reported being able to get a full refund very easily.-
Cost Verses Value Analysis
City Lights blew the competition away in this category, winning by an average margin of a full point and a half. Their bottle contains a supply that has been reported over and over to last up to three months (sometimes 4 months) and the affordable nature of their eye cream breaks this price point down to roughly $23 per month for professional grade results (less when you are a first time customer or order multiple bottles), which is a complete win-win on the cost value rating scale.
-With the potential to last three months and a price point far below its high grade value, this is a big plus.-
Third Party Reports
The reports are in and they are nearly unanimaously positive. The media has done their homework and ruled in favor of the product, with television mentions on high profile shows including Ellen and E! news. I am inclined to believe the validity of these sources in light of support from our own panel of product reviewers and support staff.
-Independent product investigators have concluded that the City Views results live up to the claims.-
User Reviews & Results
City Cosmetics really shines when it comes to user reviews & results, and City Lights has proven to be no exception to the rule. This product received overwhelmingly positive results by thousands of reader submissions as well as everyone who tried it during the course of this review.
-"Radiant Eyes" and "Flawless Complexions" were the two most common results reported by users.-
Overall Rating - 9.8 out of 10
Lifts years away
Repairs prior damage
Fast powerful effects
Amazing clinical results
Cruelty free product
Single bottle size
No autoship option
No SPF protection
Not found in stores
Often out of stock
HOW IT WORKS:
City Views contains the perfect amount of high grade Argireline which is a peptide that helps to decrease the visible effects of aging by hindering the reactions which cause muscles to move or contract. This means that it starts minimizing the look of fine lines and wrinkles right away, as wells as aiding in the prevention of new wrinkles!
The inclusion of Retinyl helps to accelerate cell renewal and stimulates collagen in the skin, thereby reducing wrinkles and fine lines. It also helps encourage the production of collagen, and maintain that collagen production over time, making it one of the best ingredients for enhancing and improving the elasticity of the skin.
The addition of Matrixyl 3000 tightens your skin and reduces the visibility of problem areas around the eyes, helping your body synthesize collagen, promoting the replenishment of your skin's physical structure, and encouraging healing by stimulating cellular renewal in a manner that lifts, smooths, and replenishes... leaving your face soft and beautiful.
Clinical studies show that Matrixyl 3000 promotes wrinkle smoothing and improves tone and elasticity!
Matrixyl Clinical Trials
Antioxidants such as green tea diminish puffiness and leave your skin looking and feeling refreshed, while the natural astringent Witch Hazel works to tighten, restoring that younthful appearance and healthy glow.
All of these together work effectively to fight off the damage that the years put on, giving your eyes and face the makeover they need to shine as the years melt away.
City Views Rapid Repair Cream is free of both sulfites and parabens, two common yet incredibly dangerous ingredients for skin and eye creams.
What I liked best was that there was no stinging or irritation experienced with the use of this product. Rather, it was quite soothing and hydrating. Additionally, we here at Consumers Guides were glad to discover that City Cosmetics does not perform any testing on animals, so we could use their products with a clear conscience.
Most of the truly effective skin brighteners sell for over $100, so we were expecting to pay at least that much for a high end skin cream with such positive reviews.
However, City Lights is only $69 (and much less if you are a first time customer: see discount below). And if the bottle lasts up to three months that translates to less than $23 a month in cost verses value, making this product a no-brainer. Plus, if you purchase more than one bottle the cost goes down so much that you are practically getting the effects for free.
Clinical trials show a 16% decrease in wrinkle depth!
Simply put, City Views Rapid Repair Cream rates out as the best eye cream that we reviewed, which includes powerhouse companies like Clairins, Shiseido, Lancome, and hundreds more. All in all, City Cosmetics has done it again and produced an amazing product that lives up to its promises of effective quality and unrivaled results. In nearly every category it outperformed everything else we tried, and is retailing at a price that's very comfortable for me to recommend.
Frequently Asked Questions
I spoke with City Cosmetics Product Formulator Victoria Renee to get the answers to some of our reader's most popular questions and here's what she had to say...
What is City Views?
City Views is a high performance perfection cream that combats wrinkles, lines, sagging, discoloration, and the problem areas associated with age while promoting brighter, more luminous skin around the eyes.
How does City Views Work?
Utilizing an advanced mixture of peptides, antioxidants, and natural extracts, City Views works naturally with your body to encourage the renewal and repair of damaged cells by providing hydration, nourishment, and protection. With continued use City Views not only begins fighting against past problems, but protecting your skin against future damage as well!
Why do I need an eye cream? Why can't I just use a moisturizer?
I'm so glad you asked. Did you know that the skin around your eyes is four to ten times thinner than the skin on the rest of your face? This is why it wrinkles faster, and shows the signs of aging so much more prevalently. It is also why you have to take such amazing care of it in order to look and feel your best.
The skin around your eyes also has very few oil glands, which means it is not receiving the hydration that it needs to stay healthy. City Views moisturizes, replenishes, and provides protection from external damage. It does so in a way specifically designed to target eye problems, which make it safe to use around the delicate area.
Note: Regular moisturizers are NOT recommended for use around the eyes!
Why should I choose City Views?
City Lights uses a blend of effective and innovative ingredients while keeping the focus on safety and results... successfully revitalizing the youthful appearance of your skin without including any dangerous additives or toxic elements (like parabens or sulfites) that other companies use to cut corners. Each bottle also contains about a three month supply.
I have sensitive skin, can I still use City Views?
Yes, City Views is naturally formulated, hypoallergenic AND non-acnegenic. This means that not only will it not irritate your skin, but it will deliver all its benefits safely and without clogging your pores.
How does City Views feel?
You can literally feel the quality of this eye cream from the first touch, and it absorbs so quickly into the skin without leaving a greasy residue that you quickly forget you even put it on. You can tell that it's going right to work on your face, and within a few days you should be able to see the improvements taking shape..
Who can use City Views?
All skin types can benefit from City View's advanced blend of ingredients to achieve bright, youthful eyes! City Views is designed to provide noticeable benefits to every woman's skin. This means that women with more mature skin can use City Views to create a visible difference in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, while younger women can benefit from strengthening and protecting their skin against the future signs of aging! In both cases, the City Views' proactive ingredients will beautify your eyes and face to such a powerful degree that your friends and family will take notice.
When will I see results from City Views?
You will begin noticing a difference within even a few uses, and most women achieve the amazing visible difference in skin clarity and overall radiance they desire in about 2 weeks. Sometimes a dramatic improvement in the look of wrinkles, fine lines, damage, and discoloration will occur in less than 4 weeks!
I have tiny white bumps beneath my eyes, will City Views help with that?
Yes it will! Those white bumps are called milia, and they are harmless cysts caused by dry, dead cells that get trapped under your skin. The best way to remove them (and prevent them from occurring again in the future!) is by using an eye cream to return moisture to the area and prevent the buildup of dry cells.
Is City Views tested on animals?
Absolutely not. All of City Cosmetics products are cruelty free and not tested on animals.
Directions For Use
Apply City Views on a clean face both morning and night before going to bed. After cleaning your face, dab the excess moisture away with a towel. Leaving your face just a little damp, (this will help to absorb the product) pat small dots of the cream all around your orbital bone, or "eye socket". For optimal results, make sure you apply it over your brow bone and not directly over your eyelid. As we go about our day, we begin to secrete natural oils from our lids, which will help the cream travel down to that area naturally and less intrusively.
We sifted through all thirteen thousand reviews before hand picking a few to share here.
Take a look...
Kristen Stone - Agoura Hills, CA
I'm obsessed with eye creams - I try every one I can find. I decided to try this after reading the rave reviews.. but I was still a little skeptical. I've been using this as a night time eye cream and its totally grown on me. Now I cant deal without it! I'm puttin it up there with the top ones I've ever tried. The texture is amazing! It makes my eyes feel tight and my whole face feel refreshed. I've used a top of eye creams and have never got one that feels this good before. I love it!
Lauren Robison - Louisville, KY
I just turned 38 and started freaking OUT about aging gracefully. I bought this because my crows feet have started to get bad and I am pretty satisfied with it. It goes on very smoothly and doesn’t sting my eyes (i’ve had LASIK) and now my eyes look great (not a wrinkle in sight!) I even got asked for my ID the other day when I ordered a glass of wine at my bookclub lunch so i must look younger. Made all the other ladies sooo jealous that they didn't get asked.
Karen Yule - Wichita Falls, TX
I'm only 25 but I use this cream as a preventative because my mom always told me wrinkles are about prevention. I love the feeling when I wake up after I've put this on the night before. My eyes feel refreshed and It makes me look super awake. I noticed the days when I go to work and don't wear this the night before people sometines tell me I look tired. I don't have wrinkles yet to know if it's effective on those. But it works great for everything else, including being told you look tired lol.
Margaret Smith - San Francisco, CA
I’ve been searching for a cream that refines the eye area for years, as my eyes always make me look and feel older than I want to be. I’ve tried so many products with such marginal results. I was searching on-line for the top ten eye creams out there, and consumer report rates City Views at the top. I also saw it on a show. I forget which one. With that endorsement I bought the product, and tried it for a few weeks. Excellent results. A little goes a long way, and I’m going to keep using it.
Beatrice Silver - Syracuse, NY
When I was visiting Los Angeles a friend recommended this and her face is perfect so I thought I'd try it at night. I travel quite a bit and don't sleep well on the plane so my eyes get dark and puffy... My expectations were somewhat low but after a few days I could see it working! I was pretty shocked that it would happen so quick. My friend said it took weeks for her. But in under a week, puffy lids - gone. Saggy bags also a thing of the past. Now after using it a year I really do notice the fine lines and crows feet around my eyes are far fewer than my dear friends... (who by the way will never be dear enough for me to tell this secret!) : -) The jar lasts a good long time for me - two to four months depending on how liberal I am. And to tell the truth, it works so good I also use it around my mouth and have less wrinkles there too.
We also gave samples to a few of our readers, here's some thoughts...
- 13,812 Reviews
City Cosmetics promises results and then delivers on that promise.
Here at ConsumersGuides we use a strict rating system and let the numbers speak for themselves.
And with the top score out of all the products, the 2013 Skin Brightener award goes to City Views Rapid Repair Cream.
The combination of strong ingredients, amazing clinical results, and the sheer number of five star user reviews makes this eye cream a definite winner in my book, and a must-have product.
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