Drunk Elephant C-Tango Multivitamin Eye Cream

Review: Drunk Elephant C-Tango Multivitamin Eye Cream

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Discover my review of the brightening and firming C-Tango Multivitamin Eye Cream by the American skincare brand Drunk Elephant.

I’m on my third bottle of the C-Tango Multivitamin Eye Cream from the American skincare brand Drunk Elephant. I guess it’s about time I told you more about it, don’t you think? 😉

I’m always a little hesitant to talk about an eye contour product for several reasons.

The main one is that expectations with this type of product are often disproportionate (including mine). We all hope that a simple cream can solve our problems of very deep dark circles, erase our wrinkles and crow’s feet, remove the bags under eyes…

But the truth is that a simple eye cream can’t really do all these things (like many cosmetic products, I talked about it in my article The truth about my anti-aging skincare plan).

However, without expecting a miracle, you can still see a real improvement in these aspects with a decent and effective eye contour product!

I also know that, on the other hand, many people think that eye cream is superfluous, and that your face moisturizer cream can do the trick. 

I don’t think so, personally. If it’s only hydration that you are looking for, there’s no need to invest in a specific product.

But if like me, you have quite specific needs in this area (wrinkles, fine lines, pigmented and deep dark circles in my case), a targeted product can be quite interesting!

And when you find an effective product for this area, you keep it! That’s exactly what happened to me with C-Tango and I’ll explain it all to you in detail!

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My review:

I’ve always had very deep dark circles and I know that no cosmetic product can really do much about it. I can still manage them fine with makeup (well, it becomes more challenging with age, not gonna lie to you).

However, in recent years, my dark circles became considerably darker, and I look more tired than ever. So if I hear about a product that restores radiance and can do something about this unwanted pigmentation, I’m definitely interested!

As you know, I’m a fan of the American skincare brand Drunk Elephant products. I talked about their products on BTY ALY over and over again! Their communication can annoy me sometimes (as it’s often the case with some “clean beauty” brands, in the way they can tend to confuse consumers about certain ingredients without really informing them IMO) but I recognize that the brand’s products are usually very good.

Their C-Firma serum, especially, is one of my favorite vitamin C serums (I don’t like its price so much though!), so the idea of a vitamin C based eye cream seemed very appealing to me!

C-Tango launched last year and I literally stalked their website to be able to buy it as soon as it would be available!

In this eye cream, you can find vitamin C derivatives (there are 5 of them!), some peptides, ceramides, anti-oxidant ingredients… In short, a formula rich in active skincare ingredients!

The online reviews are fantastic and I must say that I myself was very convinced by the product (to the point of repurchasing it 3 times!).

I’ve been using it for almost a year now (a bottle lasts about 4-5 months) and I really saw a difference with the pigmentation of my skin around the eye area. 

I couldn’t go out in the world without my peach corrector to reduce my dark pigmentation in this area, and now I’m just using a little bit of normal concealer and that’s enough! 🙂

Regarding the brand’s other claims about toning, anti-wrinkle effect, the result is not as convincing (I’m using another eye cream product with retinol for that, I’ll probably do a review later) but the brightening effect is already very nice!

Regarding hydration, C-Tango is not enough for me, however. I use it in the morning and I have to use my hyaluronic acid serum underneath, otherwise, my contour feels dry at the end of the day.

I don’t use a lot (1/2 pump is more than enough for both eyes) and I also apply it on my upper eyelid 😉.

Despite its high price, I know I will keep repurchasing it!

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In conclusion:

In short, I think I’m now addicted to this C-Tango cream and I don’t want to be without it anymore. For me, who loves to test different products and being always tempted by the latest new releases, that definitely means something!

I’m not going to lie, this product is not cheap. But for once, I can see a real difference on my eye contour, so I definitely want to keep using it!

I’m not going to lie, this product is not cheap. But for once, I can see a real difference on my eye contour, so I definitely want to keep using it!

The C-Tango Multivitamin Eye Cream retails for $64 for 15ml.

Product Review in detail

Summary

Drunk Elephant C-Tango Multivitamin Eye Cream

"C-Tango™ Multivitamin Eye Cream is rich and restorative, featuring a brightening combination of eight peptides, five forms of vitamin C and cucumber extract for firmer, stronger-looking skin around the eye area."

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Recommendation

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An excellent product, but quite expensive.

Price

$64

Details

Packaging
Texture
Scent
Feeling on the skin
Formula/ Ingredients
Efficiency/ Result
Value For Money
Availability

+ Pros

- I love the packaging, which I find cute and also super safe to make the product's formula last longer,
- the formula contains tons of great skincare ingredients for the eye area (which could be a con if you have allergic and intolerant skin and prefer shorter formulas, but I don't),
- the comfortable and non-greasy texture, ideal to apply makeup on top,
- the double effect of firmness and radiance on dark circles, which is what I am looking for in an eye cream,
- the really visible brightening effect on the color of my dark circles.

- Cons

- I don't find the formula very moisturizing, I have to pair it with a moisturizing serum underneath,
- it's definitely not cheap (even if a bottle lasts 4-5 months because a little definitely goes a long way.)

product name

C-Tango Multivitamin Eye Cream

brand name

Drunk Elephant

size

15ml

made in

USA

packaging

An opaque plastic bottle with a pump. You need to twist it to open it.

fragrance

Fragrance-free.

texture

A cream/balm a bit thick but not greasy at all.

For Who

– mature skin,
– dry and/or dehydrated skin,
– pigmented dark circles.

Concerns

– very tinted and pigmented dark circles,
– saggy eye contour area,
– wrinkles, fine lines around the eye area,
– dryness, dehydration of the eye contour area.

Method

I use C-Tango more in the morning but you can use it morning and/or evening.
I take a tiny amount of product (the equivalent of a grain of rice or 1/2 pump) and I gently massage it onto my skin, from the inside to the outside of the eye contour, smoothing the skin very delicately (this area is fragile so be gentle) and finishing with dabbing pressures. I usually apply it at the end of my routine, after my serums, and before my face moisturizer.

Key Ingredients

The main ingredients of C-Tango (and there are plenty of them!):
5 vitamin C derivatives: anti-oxidant and anti-aging effect; these are also brightening and help to reduce hyperpigmentation,
8 peptides: repairing effect and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles,
cucumber extract: soothing, moisturizing, naturally rich in antioxidants,
superoxide dismutase: an essential enzyme naturally present in the skin, with a powerful antioxidant effect,
hesperidin methyl chalcone: an anti-aging flavonoid,
coenzyme Q10 (ubiquinone): antioxidant effect,
vitamin E: antioxidant effect,
ceramides: repairing and nourishing effect,
– antioxidant green tea,
– repairing panthenol,
– moisturizing glycerin,
– hydrating hyaluronic acid,
licorice extract that activates the micro-circulation, for a brightening effect on dark circles.

Ingredients

Water/Aqua/Eau, Glycerin, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Cetearyl Olivate, Sorbitan Olivate, Sclerocarya Birrea Seed Oil, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Plukenetia Volubilis Seed Oil, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Ceteareth-6 Olivate, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Ascorbyl Glucoside, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Sterols, Linoleic Acid, Phospholipids, Ceramide NP, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Protein, Ceramide AP, Phytosphingosine, Cholesterol, Ceramide EOP, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Palmitoyl Dipeptide-5 Diaminobutyroyl Hydroxythreonine, Palmitoyl Dipeptide-5 Diaminohydroxybutyrate, Dipeptide Diaminobutyroyl Benzylamide Diacetate, Sodium Hyaluronate Crosspolymer, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Panthenol, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Hesperidin Methyl Chalcone, Dipeptide-2, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Fragaria Ananassa (Strawberry) Seed Extract, Medicago Sativa (Alfalfa) Extract, Morus Alba Leaf Extract, Hydrolyzed Rice Protein, Spilanthes Acmella Flower Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Ubiquinone, Superoxide Dismutase, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-38, Acetyl Hexapeptide-8, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Phytic Acid, Actinidia Chinensis (Kiwi) Fruit Extract, Vaccinium Myrtillus Leaf Extract, Tocopherol, Thioctic Acid, N-Hydroxysuccinimide, Chrysin, Mica, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Phenoxyethanol, Pentylene Glycol, Sodium Lauroyl Lactylate, Titanium Dioxide, Hydroxypropyl Cyclodextrin, Sodium Benzoate, Xanthan Gum, Carbomer, Tocopheryl Acetate, Sodium Dextran Sulfate, Sorbitan Isostearate, Caprylyl Glycol, Steareth-20, Chlorhexidine Digluconate, Citric Acid, Chlorphenesin, Polysorbate 60, Potassium Sorbate, Ethylhexylglycerin

Ingredients not included

– animal oils, fats and musks,
– benzalkonium chloride,
– benzophenone and its derivatives,
– bisphenol A (BPA),
– butoxyethanol,
– BHA (butylated hydroxyanisole) and BHT (butylated hydroxytoluene),
– chemical sunscreens (including retinyl palmitate, oxybenzone and octyl methoxycinnamate),
coaltars (including aminophenol, diaminobenzene, phenylenediamine),
– essential oils,
– ethanolamines (MEA / DEA / TEA),
– formaldehyde,
– synthetic and natural flavors and aromas,
hydroquinone,
– methyl cellosolve,
– methylisothiazolinone and methylchloroisothiazolinone,
– mercury and thimerosal,
– oxybenzone,
– parabens,
– phthalates (DBP, DEHP, DEP and others),
– polyethylene glycol (PEG),
– resorcinol,
– sodium lauryl sulfate and sodium laureth sulfate (SLS and SLES)
– toluene,
– triclosan and triclocarban.

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