Last Updated on December 31, 2021 by The Filtery Staff
Disco is a minimalistic skincare brand that’s primarily marketed toward men (because, um hello, people of all genders have skin!). With simple yet fun branding and straightforward products that actually work, Disco has been leading the way in the “skincare for men” trend.
One of their Disco’s star products is their award-winning Repairing Eye Stick, which is advertised as being great for dark circles, puffiness under the eyes, and fine lines and wrinkles. And well, I’m getting older, so those things are starting to become more and more noticeable when I look in the mirror. So, I decided to give this stick a try and let you know what I think!
This article is NOT sponsored by Disco and we only ever share opinions that are real and genuine. (I even paid for the eye stick myself!). However, this article does include affiliate links, which means that if you decide to make a purchase, we may earn a small commission.
First Things First: What is a Disco Eye Stick, Anyway?
The Disco Eye Stick isn’t your typical eye cream. It’s a sleek and travel-friendly liquid under-eye serum that you easily apply with a rollerball. As you can see, it does have a slight pink-ish shade, but it’s almost clear when it goes on and works with all skin tones.
Along with the rest of their skincare products, the eye stick was dermatologist-formulated by their medical advisor, Dr. Eva Simmons-O’Brien, along with a team of cosmetic chemists in California.
Does it Really Get Rid of Dark Circles and Fine Lines? And How Long Does it Take To Work?
Most people buy the Disco Eye Stick because they feel they need some help with eye bags, fine lines, dark circles, and/or dull-looking skin. But does it actually work?
I tried the Eye Stick for about two months before writing this article and I can honestly say that I now love having it as a part of my skincare regimen. I initially started noticing a difference after a few days of use—my eyes generally looked brighter and more awake.
Then a few weeks in, I REALLY noticed a difference after I stopped using it for a couple of days (I just got busy and forgot!). One day, I looked in the mirror and immediately noticed the shadows underneath my eyes were worse than they’d been in weeks. Of course, I then immediately remembered that I hadn’t been using the stick and promptly started rolling.
Now, the Disco Eye Stick is not magic. There isn’t a beauty product on the planet that can adequately replace healthy sleep habits, a regular skincare routine, and a conscious diet. But I did notice a visible difference in the dark circles and puffiness underneath my eyes when I used the eye stick daily. And for this reason, I think it’s worth checking it out for yourself to see if you like it, too.
Other Things I Liked
All of Disco’s products contain two to three months’ supply, which means you get a good chance to really try them out and see if they work for you before buying more.
I also like that they offer a subscription service (with a hefty 20% discount), which can help you make sure your Dopp kit stays stocked without spending time putting in an order every couple of months.
Not only that, but their prices are reasonable, especially when considering the quality and function. (I am OVER these skincare brands using toxic ingredients and then jacking up the prices and slapping on a “luxury” label!)
BUT, if you really don’t like it or aren’t satisfied with how well it works, Disco does offer a 30-day money-back guarantee, so you’ve really got nothing to lose! All you have to do is email them at hi[at]letsdisco[dot]com and request a refund.
What Are the Disco Eye Stick Ingredients?
The full ingredients of the Disco Eye Stick are listed below. The “active” ingredients that really make the stick do what it does are:
- Caffeine from green tea, which reduces puffiness and provides antioxidants
- Pycnogenol from a French maritime pine tree, which is the part that minimizes dark circles and puffiness while also providing antioxidants
- Niacinamide, which is a form of vitamin B3 that helps to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, while evening out the skin and helping with acne and blemishes
- Chamomile flower extract, which not only smells great but also helps to nourish the skin and calm inflammation and puffiness
- Jojoba seed oil to nourish and condition the skin
- Witch hazel, which helps even out the skin
- Eucalyptus oil, which provides a really nice cooling effect as well as a nice natural fragrance (also a great aspect if you’re nursing a hangover, just saying!)
Here is the full ingredient list, if you’re curious:
Water (Aqua), Capric/Caprylic Triglyceride, Niacinamide, Coco-Caprylate, Glycerin, Diheptyl Succinate, Capryloyl Glycerin/Sebacic Acid Copolymer, Caffeine, Cetyl Alcohol, Pinus Pinaster Bark (Pycnogenol) Extract, Xanthan Gum, Allantoin, DL Panthenol, Glyceryl Stearate, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Cetearyl Glucoside, Glyceryl Stearate Citrate, CO Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, CO Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, CO Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Phytic Acid, Eucalyptus Globulus Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin
Okay, That’s Great… But Is the Disco Eye Stick Non-Toxic?
Disco says their products are all made with natural ingredients, but some of those listed above are confusing, so we dug deeper to find out if it’s really a “clean” product. (You gotta be careful these days—there’s a lot of greenwashing out there!)
The answer? For the most part, yes, the Disco Eye Stick is non-toxic. There is really only one ingredient that gave us some pause, and that is Phenoxyethanol. There is a limited amount of data that suggests this ingredient could be a skin irritant, but that’s really only an issue when used at high concentrations. I’m really not too concerned about this ingredient, especially considering it’s the second-to-last ingredient listed.
Other than that, the eye stick is completely free from all of the really nasty stuff like phthalates, parabens, synthetic fragrance, etc.
P.S. In case you’re wondering, we used the MADE SAFE Banned List, EWG’s Skin Deep Database (the overall product gets a score of 2), and the Cosmetic Ingredient Review (CIR) to make the call on whether or not this is a non-toxic product.
How Do You Use the Disco Eye Stick?
Honestly, using the Eye Stick is really easy and intuitive: just give the bottle a little shake, take the cap off, apply it under your eyes with a few swipes back and forth, and then either allow the serum to dry for a few minutes or lightly tap it with your fingertips to rub in any excess.
For a little extra tip that I found helpful: when I put my eye stick away for storage, I set it upside down. That way the next time I went to apply it, the serum was already down by the rollerball and I didn’t have to shake it to get it to come out.
You can apply it in the morning, evening, or as needed. I personally applied it after most of my showers and then a few extra times when my tired eyes were really in need of a pick-me-up.
Other FAQs About the Disco Eye Stick
Is It Vegan / Cruelty-Free?
Yes, and yes! The Eye Stick (and ALL of Disco’s products) are 100% vegan and are never tested on animals.
What Do Other Customers Think?
The Repairing Eye Stick has managed to garner a lot of positive reviews, with an average of 4.9 stars and 173 reviews on their website.
Where Can You Buy the Disco Eye Stick?
Disco is primarily a direct-to-consumer brand, so your best bet is probably to get it straight off of their website (where you can also save 20% by signing up for a subscription if you want).
However, you can also grab a stick at a few other retailers, such as Urban Outfitters and Nordstrom.
What Else Does Disco Make?
If you’re wondering about the other products in Disco’s line, they also sell a unique Charcoal Cleanser Stick along with a scrub, mask, moisturizer, SPF, body wash, and deodorant.
Is Disco Just for Guys?
All of Disco’s products are “formulated to match the optimal pH levels for men’s skin (5.5-6.5pH).” One of the reasons Disco founder Ben Smith created Disco is because he used to use women’s skincare brands all the time since there was nothing out there for him.
The Disco Eye Stick is a great option for men because most men don’t wear makeup so they’re less likely to cover up any dark circles with cosmetic products like concealer or foundation.
That being said, anyone can use Disco’s products because, um, it’s 2022!
P.S. If you’re curious to check out some other non-toxic skincare brands for men, check out this article.
TL;DR: Made from non-toxic and vegan ingredients, the Disco Eye Stick made a noticeable difference in the dark circles and puffiness under my eyes, and I definitely recommend giving it a try yourself!