{"id":557035257929,"title":"Disco Eye Stick Review: Effective Eye Bag Treatment?","created_at":"2022-10-10T23:50:15-04:00","body_html":"\u003cscript type=\"application\/ld+json\"\u003e\/\/ \u003c![CDATA[\n{\n \"@context\": \"https:\/\/schema.org\",\n \"@type\": \"Article\",\n \"headline\": \"Disco Eye Stick Review: Effective Eye Bag Treatment?\",\n \"keywords\": \"disco eye stick, disco eye stick review, disco eye stick reviews, disco repairing eye stick, disco eye stick amazon, disco repairing eye stick reviews\",\n \"description\": \"Our research team reviews every ingredient in Disco Eye Stick to give our take on whether it's likely to be effective for eye bags, dark circles and wrinkles. We share a medical esthetician's take on eye creams, and highlight two questionable ingredients in this formulation.\",\n \"url\": \"https:\/\/illuminatelabs.org\/blogs\/health\/disco-eye-stick-review\",\n\"author\": {\n \"@type\": \"Person\",\n \"name\": \"Calloway Cook\",\n \"url\": \"https:\/\/illuminatelabs.org\/pages\/calloway-cook\",\n \"sameAs\": \"https:\/\/www.linkedin.com\/in\/calloway-cook\/\",\n \"jobTitle\": \"President\",\n \"knowsAbout\": \"entrepreneurship, dietary supplements, herbal supplements, eCommerce, medical research\",\n \"alumniOf\": {\n \"@type\": \"EducationalOrganization\",\n \"name\": \"S.I. 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Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University\"\n },\n \"memberOf\": {\n \"@type\": \"Organization\",\n \"name\": \"Illuminate Labs\"\n }\n},\n\"editor\": {\n \"@type\": \"Person\",\n \"name\": \"Brian Moore\",\n \"honorificSuffix\": [\n \"M.D.\",\n \"F.A.A.D\"\n ],\n \"url\": \"https:\/\/illuminatelabs.org\/pages\/brian-moore\",\n \"sameAs\": [\n \"https:\/\/www.linkedin.com\/in\/brian-moore-md-faad-2b1b77a2\/\",\n \"https:\/\/www.apexskin.com\/our-team\/dr-brian-moore-md\/\"\n ],\n \"jobTitle\": \"Dermatology Advisor\",\n \"knowsAbout\": \"dermatology, skincare, pigmented lesions, anti-aging, medical research, clinical trials, sunscreen, moisturizer, wrinkles, makeup, shampoo, soap\",\n \"alumniOf\": {\n \"@type\": \"EducationalOrganization\",\n \"name\": [\n \"Columbia University\",\n \"University of Toledo\"\n ]\n },\n \"memberOf\": {\n \"@type\": \"Organization\",\n \"name\": \"Illuminate Labs\"\n }\n},\n\"image\": {\n\"@type\": \"ImageObject\",\n\"url\": \"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0047\/1524\/9737\/files\/Disco_Eye_Stick_Thumbnail_Optimized.png?v=1665460803\",\n\"width\": \"2500\",\n\"height\": \"2500\"\n},\n\"citation\": [\n\"https:\/\/www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/pmc\/articles\/PMC6493221\/\", \n\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/12237816\/\",\n\"https:\/\/illuminatelabs.org\/blogs\/health\/curology-review\",\n\"https:\/\/www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/pmc\/articles\/PMC5522662\/\",\n\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/23742288\/\",\n\"https:\/\/onlinelibrary.wiley.com\/doi\/full\/10.1111\/jdv.15944\",\n\"https:\/\/www.fakespot.com\/product\/eye-stick-by-disco-for-men-anti-aging-and-repairing-for-puffiness-and-dark-circles-all-natural-and-paraben-free-5-ounces\",\n\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/30287361\/\",\n\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/24471735\/\",\n\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/30681787\/\"\n],\n\"mentions\": [{\n \"@type\": \"Thing\",\n \"name\": \"caffeine\"\n },\n {\n \"@type\": \"Thing\",\n \"name\": \"pycnogenol\"\n },\n {\n \"@type\": \"Thing\",\n \"name\": \"niacinamide\"\n },\n {\n \"@type\": \"Thing\",\n \"name\": \"preservatives\"\n },\n {\n \"@type\": \"Brand\",\n \"name\": \"Cassandra Bankson\"\n },\n {\n \"@type\": \"Organization\",\n \"name\": \"Fakespot\"\n }\n],\n\"datePublished\": \"2022-10-10\",\n\"copyrightHolder\": {\n \"@type\": \"Organization\",\n \"name\": \"Illuminate Labs\"\n},\n\"publisher\": {\n \"@type\": \"Organization\",\n \"name\": \"Illuminate Labs\",\n \"url\": \"https:\/\/illuminatelabs.org\/\",\n \"description\": \"Illuminate Labs is the most transparent supplement company in the U.S., and is a leading publisher of research-based health information.\",\n \"knowsAbout\": \"supplements, science, nutrition, exercise, health, medication, pharmaceutical, wellness, diet, weight loss, medical research\",\n \"publishingPrinciples\": \"https:\/\/illuminatelabs.org\/pages\/editorial-guidelines\",\n \"memberOf\": [\n {\n \"@type\": \"Organization\",\n \"name\": \"U.S. Chamber of Commerce\",\n \"url\": \"https:\/\/www.uschamber.com\/\"\n },\n {\n \"@type\": \"Organization\",\n \"name\": \"Certified B Corp\",\n \"url\": \"https:\/\/www.bcorporation.net\/en-us\/\"\n },\n {\n \"@type\": \"Organization\",\n \"name\": \"Natural Products Association\",\n \"url\": \"https:\/\/www.npanational.org\/\"\n }\n ],\n \"logo\": {\n \"@type\": \"ImageObject\",\n \"url\": \"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0047\/1524\/9737\/files\/Illuminate_Labs_Favicon_48x48_7595c3cc-e27b-47b8-a4fe-edcc7ed9b29a.png?v=1666502785\", \n \"width\": 48,\n \"height\": 48\n},\n \"foundingDate\": \"2019-01-30\",\n \"sameAs\": [\n \"https:\/\/www.instagram.com\/illuminatelabs\",\n \"https:\/\/twitter.com\/illuminatelabs\",\n \"https:\/\/www.linkedin.com\/company\/illuminate-labs-supplements\",\n \"https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/channel\/UCpgSJAsIPb-fZ25djtTxBEA\"\n ]\n }\n}\n\/\/ ]]\u003e\u003c\/script\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cimg src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0047\/1524\/9737\/files\/Disco_Eye_Stick_Review_Article_Header_Image_Optimized.png?v=1665460263\" alt=\"\"\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan class=\"dc\"\u003eD\u003c\/span\u003eisco Eye Stick is a skincare product that claims to provide anti-aging effects and dark circle reduction to the eye region. The brand claims it’s as simple as shaking the stick and applying it under the eyes once a day.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eBut can a cosmetic stick really reduce under eye bags? Does this product contain ingredients proven in medical studies to be effective? Are there any questionable additive ingredients? How do real users respond to Disco Eye Stick?\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eIn this article we’ll answer all of these questions and more as we review every ingredient in Disco Eye Stick, as well as share a real user’s review of the product, to give our take on whether it’s likely to be effective or whether it’s a waste of money.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eIngredient Review\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cimg src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0047\/1524\/9737\/files\/Disco_Eye_Stick_Ingredients_Optimized.png?v=1665460282\" alt=\"Disco Eye Stick ingredients\" style=\"display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\"\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eDisco Eye Stick contains a large number of ingredients.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eCaffeine\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e is the ingredient that the brand claims “reduces puffiness.” This claim is uncited. We consider caffeine to be an effective skincare ingredient when applied topically. A 2019 \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/pmc\/articles\/PMC6493221\/\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003emedical review\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e documented that caffeine slows down the photoaging process in skin. However we cannot identify any studies suggesting that it reduces puffiness or is particularly effective around the eyes.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003ePycnogenol is the ingredient that Disco Eye Stick claims “minimizes dark circles.” It’s the dominant chemical constituent in \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003e\u003ci\u003ePinus pineaster\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cb\u003e bark extract\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e. While a \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/12237816\/\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003emedical review\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e published in the \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003ePhytotherapy Research\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e journal describes this ingredient as a “potent antioxidant,” most of the studies we can identify on it describe oral rather than topical use.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eWe cannot find any clinical trials, nor does Disco Eye Stick cite any, proving that this ingredient is effective for minimizing dark circles around the eyes so we’ll consider it ineffective.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eNiacinamide\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e is the ingredient that the brand claims “reduces fine lines and crows feet.” We would agree with this claim, and we consider this an effective anti-aging ingredient. As we referenced in our review of personalized skincare brand \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/illuminatelabs.org\/blogs\/health\/curology-review\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eCurology\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e, there are multiple medical trials proving that topical niacinamide reduces the appearance of wrinkles.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eDisco Eye Stick contains other effective ingredients as well.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eSodium hyaluronate\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e is the sodium salt of hyaluronic acid, one of the most well-studied and effective anti-aging skincare ingredients. Medical research \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/pmc\/articles\/PMC5522662\/\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eshows\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e that hyaluronic acid “relieves” wrinkles, and sodium hyaluronate has a smaller molecular size which allows it to penetrate deeper into the skin and potentially be more effective.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003e\u003ci\u003eCamellia sinensis\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cb\u003e (green tea) leaf extract\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e has been proven in a 2013 \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/23742288\/\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eclinical trial\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e to have  “pronounced moisturizing effects.”\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eUnfortunately, while Disco Eye Stick contains a number of effective ingredients, it also contains two preservatives that we recommend avoiding.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eA 2019 \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/onlinelibrary.wiley.com\/doi\/full\/10.1111\/jdv.15944\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003emeta-study\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e found that \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003ephenoxyethanol\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e may be an eye irritant, and \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003eethylhexylglycerin\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e is another preservative compound.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThere’s nothing inherently wrong with preservatives and they may be required to maintain the quality of active ingredients in a skincare formulation, however we do not recommend using products containing preservatives around the eyes, because this area has some of the thinnest and most sensitive skin on the body.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eWhile we consider Disco Eye Stick to be likely effective for improving skin quality and reducing wrinkles, we do not recommend the product overall due to the inclusion of the two preservatives mentioned above.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eDo Eye Creams Really Work?\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eOne of the most popular YouTube videos on whether or not eye creams work and are worth the money is published by a channel called “Cassandra Bankson.” \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThe creator is a medical esthetician who shares ingredients to look for in eye creams, ingredients to watch out for in eye creams, and what actually causes puffiness under the eyes and how to treat it:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ciframe width=\"560\" height=\"315\" src=\"https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/embed\/8VTNV_V_T7E\" title=\"YouTube video player\" frameborder=\"0\" allow=\"accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture\" allowfullscreen=\"\"\u003e\u003c\/iframe\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eDisco Eye Stick Product Demonstration\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eDisco published a product demonstration video on YouTube that may be useful to individuals considering this product:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ciframe width=\"560\" height=\"315\" src=\"https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/embed\/AM-hzL2ZIp4\" title=\"YouTube video player\" frameborder=\"0\" allow=\"accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture\" allowfullscreen=\"\"\u003e\u003c\/iframe\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eDisco Eye Stick Customer Reviews\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eDisco Eye Stick is sold on Amazon which is a more objective resource for real customer reviews than a brand’s website in our opinion. The product has been reviewed over 600 times and has a relatively unimpressive average review rating of 3.3 out of 5 stars.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThe product receives a “B” grade \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.fakespot.com\/product\/eye-stick-by-disco-for-men-anti-aging-and-repairing-for-puffiness-and-dark-circles-all-natural-and-paraben-free-5-ounces\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eon Fakespot\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e, which is a software tool that detects potentially fake Amazon reviews. This is a good sign that the majority of the reviews are legitimate.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThe top positive review from a verified purchaser comes from a user named “Josh Skinner” who claims the product is effective:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003e“The Disco Eye Stick is convenient, compact and effective. The eye stick has helped the dark circles and puffiness I get in the morning. It goes on clear and a drys clear. I'll buy again.”\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThe top negative review from a verified purchaser is written by an anonymous Amazon Customer who claims the product is ineffective:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003e“This had zero effect on my eyes. I used it only on one eye to compare and applied 3 coats. Each coat I was hoping to see a difference and no change from the eye that had this applied and the one that had none. Very disappointed for all the advertising this product does it does not work! I can't believe they are trying to sell something that has no effect on the puffiness or dark circles...Returning it tomorrow morning ASAP!!!”\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eOur Skincare Recommendations\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cimg src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0047\/1524\/9737\/files\/Skincare_Products_Image_Optimized.png?v=1664754145\" alt=\"\" style=\"display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\"\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThere are skincare products that contain ingredients proven in clinical trials to be effective for reducing wrinkles and improving skin quality generally.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/track.revoffers.com\/aff_c?offer_id=155\u0026amp;aff_id=7240\u0026amp;url_id=2077\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eAnnie Mak Vitamin C Serum\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e is our top skin cream pick because of its effective and clean formulation. It contains \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003ehyaluronic acid\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e which was described as a \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003e\"skin-rejuvenating biomedicine\"\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e in a \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/30287361\/\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003emedical review\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e due to its ability to reduce wrinkles and signs of facial aging. We consider this to be the most powerful topical skincare ingredient. Most importantly, this serum is entirely free of questionable additives like preservatives or fragrance.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eInterested consumers can check out Annie Mak Vitamin C Serum \u003ca rel=\"sponsored\" href=\"http:\/\/track.revoffers.com\/aff_c?offer_id=155\u0026amp;aff_id=7240\u0026amp;url_id=2077\"\u003eat this link\u003c\/a\u003e.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca rel=\"sponsored\" href=\"http:\/\/track.revoffers.com\/aff_c?offer_id=159\u0026amp;aff_id=7240\u0026amp;url_id=2174\"\u003eHydraGlow\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003eis our top moisturizer pick. It features\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cstrong\u003ebakuchiol\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003eas an active ingredient which was described in a 2014 \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/24471735\/\"\u003eclinical trial\u003c\/a\u003e as \"clinically proven to have anti-aging effects.\" In the linked trial, topical bakuchiol reduced wrinkles, improved skin elasticity and firmness, and reduced photodamage (damage from UV rays). There are no questionable additive ingredients in this product.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eInterested consumers can check out HydraGlow\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca rel=\"sponsored\" href=\"http:\/\/track.revoffers.com\/aff_c?offer_id=159\u0026amp;aff_id=7240\u0026amp;url_id=2174\"\u003eat this link\u003c\/a\u003e.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThe only oral supplement we recommend for skin quality improvement is \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/bulletproof.fdf2.net\/c\/3271428\/1278011\/9221\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eBulletproof Collagen Powder\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e. Oral \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003ecollagen\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e supplementation was shown in a \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/30681787\/\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003emedical review\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e published in the \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eJournal of Drugs in Dermatology\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e \u003cb\u003eto improve visible signs of skin aging as well as improve skin elasticity and skin hydration\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e. The only ingredient in Bulletproof collagen is collagen peptides sourced from grass-fed animals. We recommend a dose of 10 grams per day.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eInterested consumers can check out Bulletproof Collagen Powder \u003ca rel=\"sponsored\" href=\"https:\/\/bulletproof.fdf2.net\/c\/3271428\/1278011\/9221\"\u003eat this link\u003c\/a\u003e.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eConclusion\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eWe do not recommend Disco Eye Stick because it contains two preservative ingredients that we believe are best avoided around the eyes. We generally recommend that consumers use skincare formulations free of preservatives, because while preservatives may be necessary in some formulations, it seems illogical to apply them to the face when they have no dermatological benefits and questionable health effects in some cases.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eSince there are effective skincare formulations free of preservatives, it seems logical to use those.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eWe do believe Disco Eye Stick is likely to be effective for reduction of wrinkles and for improving skin quality generally because it contains a multitude of effective ingredients.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eReal user reviews of this product on Amazon are somewhat negative.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e","blog_id":49281925193,"author":"Calloway Cook","user_id":26601750601,"published_at":"2022-10-10T23:56:39-04:00","updated_at":"2022-11-28T13:25:40-05:00","summary_html":"We review every ingredient in Disco Eye Stick to give our take on whether it's likely to be effective for eye bags, dark circles and wrinkles. 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Disco Eye Stick Review: Effective Eye Bag Treatment?

Disco Eye Stick Review: Effective Eye Bag Treatment?


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Disco Eye Stick is a skincare product that claims to provide anti-aging effects and dark circle reduction to the eye region. The brand claims it’s as simple as shaking the stick and applying it under the eyes once a day.

But can a cosmetic stick really reduce under eye bags? Does this product contain ingredients proven in medical studies to be effective? Are there any questionable additive ingredients? How do real users respond to Disco Eye Stick?

In this article we’ll answer all of these questions and more as we review every ingredient in Disco Eye Stick, as well as share a real user’s review of the product, to give our take on whether it’s likely to be effective or whether it’s a waste of money.

Ingredient Review

Disco Eye Stick ingredients

Disco Eye Stick contains a large number of ingredients.

Caffeine is the ingredient that the brand claims “reduces puffiness.” This claim is uncited. We consider caffeine to be an effective skincare ingredient when applied topically. A 2019 medical review documented that caffeine slows down the photoaging process in skin. However we cannot identify any studies suggesting that it reduces puffiness or is particularly effective around the eyes.

Pycnogenol is the ingredient that Disco Eye Stick claims “minimizes dark circles.” It’s the dominant chemical constituent in Pinus pineaster bark extract. While a medical review published in the Phytotherapy Research journal describes this ingredient as a “potent antioxidant,” most of the studies we can identify on it describe oral rather than topical use.

We cannot find any clinical trials, nor does Disco Eye Stick cite any, proving that this ingredient is effective for minimizing dark circles around the eyes so we’ll consider it ineffective.

Niacinamide is the ingredient that the brand claims “reduces fine lines and crows feet.” We would agree with this claim, and we consider this an effective anti-aging ingredient. As we referenced in our review of personalized skincare brand Curology, there are multiple medical trials proving that topical niacinamide reduces the appearance of wrinkles.

Disco Eye Stick contains other effective ingredients as well.

Sodium hyaluronate is the sodium salt of hyaluronic acid, one of the most well-studied and effective anti-aging skincare ingredients. Medical research shows that hyaluronic acid “relieves” wrinkles, and sodium hyaluronate has a smaller molecular size which allows it to penetrate deeper into the skin and potentially be more effective.

Camellia sinensis (green tea) leaf extract has been proven in a 2013 clinical trial to have  “pronounced moisturizing effects.”

Unfortunately, while Disco Eye Stick contains a number of effective ingredients, it also contains two preservatives that we recommend avoiding.

A 2019 meta-study found that phenoxyethanol may be an eye irritant, and ethylhexylglycerin is another preservative compound.

There’s nothing inherently wrong with preservatives and they may be required to maintain the quality of active ingredients in a skincare formulation, however we do not recommend using products containing preservatives around the eyes, because this area has some of the thinnest and most sensitive skin on the body.

While we consider Disco Eye Stick to be likely effective for improving skin quality and reducing wrinkles, we do not recommend the product overall due to the inclusion of the two preservatives mentioned above.

Do Eye Creams Really Work?

One of the most popular YouTube videos on whether or not eye creams work and are worth the money is published by a channel called “Cassandra Bankson.” 

The creator is a medical esthetician who shares ingredients to look for in eye creams, ingredients to watch out for in eye creams, and what actually causes puffiness under the eyes and how to treat it:

Disco Eye Stick Product Demonstration

Disco published a product demonstration video on YouTube that may be useful to individuals considering this product:

Disco Eye Stick Customer Reviews

Disco Eye Stick is sold on Amazon which is a more objective resource for real customer reviews than a brand’s website in our opinion. The product has been reviewed over 600 times and has a relatively unimpressive average review rating of 3.3 out of 5 stars.

The product receives a “B” grade on Fakespot, which is a software tool that detects potentially fake Amazon reviews. This is a good sign that the majority of the reviews are legitimate.

The top positive review from a verified purchaser comes from a user named “Josh Skinner” who claims the product is effective:

“The Disco Eye Stick is convenient, compact and effective. The eye stick has helped the dark circles and puffiness I get in the morning. It goes on clear and a drys clear. I'll buy again.”

The top negative review from a verified purchaser is written by an anonymous Amazon Customer who claims the product is ineffective:

“This had zero effect on my eyes. I used it only on one eye to compare and applied 3 coats. Each coat I was hoping to see a difference and no change from the eye that had this applied and the one that had none. Very disappointed for all the advertising this product does it does not work! I can't believe they are trying to sell something that has no effect on the puffiness or dark circles...Returning it tomorrow morning ASAP!!!”

Our Skincare Recommendations

There are skincare products that contain ingredients proven in clinical trials to be effective for reducing wrinkles and improving skin quality generally.

Annie Mak Vitamin C Serum is our top skin cream pick because of its effective and clean formulation. It contains hyaluronic acid which was described as a "skin-rejuvenating biomedicine" in a medical review due to its ability to reduce wrinkles and signs of facial aging. We consider this to be the most powerful topical skincare ingredient. Most importantly, this serum is entirely free of questionable additives like preservatives or fragrance.

Interested consumers can check out Annie Mak Vitamin C Serum at this link.

HydraGlow is our top moisturizer pick. It features bakuchiol as an active ingredient which was described in a 2014 clinical trial as "clinically proven to have anti-aging effects." In the linked trial, topical bakuchiol reduced wrinkles, improved skin elasticity and firmness, and reduced photodamage (damage from UV rays). There are no questionable additive ingredients in this product.

Interested consumers can check out HydraGlow at this link.

The only oral supplement we recommend for skin quality improvement is Bulletproof Collagen Powder. Oral collagen supplementation was shown in a medical review published in the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology to improve visible signs of skin aging as well as improve skin elasticity and skin hydration. The only ingredient in Bulletproof collagen is collagen peptides sourced from grass-fed animals. We recommend a dose of 10 grams per day.

Interested consumers can check out Bulletproof Collagen Powder at this link.

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Conclusion

We do not recommend Disco Eye Stick because it contains two preservative ingredients that we believe are best avoided around the eyes. We generally recommend that consumers use skincare formulations free of preservatives, because while preservatives may be necessary in some formulations, it seems illogical to apply them to the face when they have no dermatological benefits and questionable health effects in some cases.

Since there are effective skincare formulations free of preservatives, it seems logical to use those.

We do believe Disco Eye Stick is likely to be effective for reduction of wrinkles and for improving skin quality generally because it contains a multitude of effective ingredients.

Real user reviews of this product on Amazon are somewhat negative.




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