Why a cosmetic cream, serum, or ointment has no lifting effect?

The answer to this question is simple:
1. because creams do not address the cause of the problem
2. and according to the laws and regulations are not allowed to

What is the cause of the problem?
There are a number of causes for ptosis / droopy eyelids, but the most common are:

1.    Hereditary Also at a young age one can have droopy eyelids. Most often these are so called hooded eyelids. This is often hereditary and is caused by the shape of the skull - in short bone structure.

2.     (normal) aging skin and eye muscles
When "hooded" eyes arise or worsen in the course of time it is usually as a result of (normal) aging skin. After 30 the skin loses collagen and elastin fibers and therefore loses elasticity. The resting tension of the muscles in  the upper eyelids decreases, causing the eyelid to drop. This is the most common cause of developing ptosis (or drooping eyelids).

The causes of hooded eyes:
•            shape of the skull
•            loss of skin elasticity
The (most common) cause of ptosis / drooping eyelids are:
•            sagging skin due to loss of elastin and collagen
•            reduced resting tension muscles in the eyelids
"Lifting effect and transforming the skin" was recently found to be misleading by the court in the Netherlands
There are various creams, serums and ointments that claim to have a lifting effect. To create a lifting effect the cream should have effect on the sagging skin (elastin and collagen), the resting tension of the muscles in the eyelids, or “adjust” the shape of the skull. 

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says the following (EU legislation is similar): 
There are numerous skin care products on the market with exaggerated "anti aging" claims which cause the products to be unapproved new drugs. Examples of such claims are that the products "counteract," "retard," or "control" the aging process. Claims that the product will "rejuvenate," "repair," or "restructure" the skin may also be drug claims. A claim such as "molecules absorb and expand, exerting upward pressure to 'lift' wrinkles upward" is a claim for an inner structural change that would usually cause a product to be a drug. 

The creams, serums and ointments we buy are cosmetics, not drugs and can not have a lifting effect on the upper eyelids. A lifting effect would mean that they restore, support or change the inner structures (bone, muscle or skin firmness), which only a prescription drug may and can do. Cosmetic creams can have a positive effect on other effects of aging skin such as dryness.
The only prescription (ie medicine) cream  with scientifically proven effect is Vitamin A acid & Glycolic acid. It is not recommended to use this around the eyes and the effect will not be enough to lift the eyelids. There are non-prescription creams with vitamin A and Glycolic acid, but the (more) effective concentrations are only prescription drugs. 

Lily Leading Instant Eye Lift is not prescription medication, how can it have a lifting effect?

Lily has no influence on the inner structures of the eyelid (bones, muscles or skin elasticity). Lily Leading Instant Eye Lift is a thin invisible comfortable high quality medical grade, upper eyelid strip made of silicon, known and used after (plastic) surgery to improve wound healing and reduce the forming of scar tissue. The Lily strips are placed on the natural crease of the droopy eyelid. The strips provide the support necessary to lift and shape the sagging upper eyelid skin, resulting in a symmetrical, natural and youthful shape of the eyes, making them look rejuvenated, brightened and healthy, without side effects in just seconds. Once you remove the Lily strips, the effect disappears. This makes  Lily Leading Instant Eye Lift effective and safe for anyone with "hooded" or drooping eyelids (ptosis) over 18 years (read the instructions). 

Lily Leading Instant Eye Lift is suitable for long-term and temporary use (for example for special occasions, or ptosis / drooping eyelid caused by botulinum toxin injections). Lily Leading Instant Eye Lift is a good alternative to surgical eye lift, if you're not a good candidate, because you for example have very dry eyes. Eye surgery causes ptosis in 1:10 patients, as you can read in this  study

Conclusion  Lily Leading Instant Eye Lift is safer than a surgical eyelid correction and more effective than a cream and sometimes the only solution to "hooded" - to correct droopy eyelids. 

Still skeptical? See the results and try it yourself! 
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