REVIEW: Rohto Lycee Eye Drops (Normal Eyes)

The front and back of the package.

What is this Product? (What it claims)
Redness of the eye is attributable to itching, inflammation, dryness and strain in the eye. Rohto Lycée a is a multi-purpose formulation in consideration of such causes of eye redness. Besides redness, it relieves eye inflammation and itching. (Pink and clear solution)

Instructions pamphlet included in the package.

Directions of Use
Instill 1 to 2 drops 3 to 6 times per day.

Size Comparison: Box size vs. Eye Drop size

Main Ingredients
Tetrahydrozoline Hydrochloride 0.04%
Zinc Sulfate 0.1%
Chlorpheniramine Maleate 0.01%
Vitamin B12 0.006%
Vitamin B6 0.05%
Potassium L-Aspartate 1.0%

The mouth of the Dropper.
Price:
My boyfriend purchased this for me from http://ichibankao.com/. Their retail price including shipping is ¥1000 JPY. They accept Paypal payments, so the exchange rate is also done by Paypal.
So it is about $10 for 8ml of product

Review:
I'm really glad the bf bought this for me for Valentines! I've been using Visine for years and I honestly don't think they do anything for me. I kept seeing this at Pacific Mall and wanted to try it but it was retailing at about $14 - $16 so I always hesitated.

The packaging is very pretty, it's PINK. It also has a lot of information on the box, some of them I can actually understand because its Kanji (very similar to Chinese). The Hot Pink colour is for Normal Eyes without Contact Lens while the Baby Pink is for Contact Lens Eyes. Inside the box, the eye dropper is wrapped inside a plaster wrapper and comes with an instruction sheet.

I'm honestly quite surprised that the actually eye dropper is so small compared to the box. All this time, I was expecting the dropper to be relatively sized to the box. Note, this is before I realized that it was only 8ml. It was easy to turn the lid and dispense the product overall. It's practical and nothing too fancy.

The liquid is actually pink just like you see in photos. Although the smell is not extremely noticeable but it really does smell like lychee (or rose-scented) which is super cool! I don't think any of the eye drops I've used before has a scent! I use this because I ALWAYS have tired eyes. I am extremely sleep deprived (all the time). The eye drop has really helped me ease off the red veins. I really like that, who enjoys pink eyes anyways?

In terms of refreshing the eyes, one drop for me is really enough. To be honest, I find this to be painful on the first try. The minty-ness that it features, was painful for me.  I kept tearing up for 20 seconds. It is definitely something you will grow to adapt though. After I believe my 5th try with it, I am so in love. I didn't tear up anymore and I enjoyed my one full minute of minty, relaxing feeling with my eyes. So yes, it does deliver a "refreshing sensation". Ps, this is level 3 out of their minty level (written on the packaging)

By the way, please note the ingredients. I've never seen an eye drop that has Vitamin B12. It is a water-soluble vitamin that is special and can stay inside the human body. Normally, no water-soluble vitamin can remain in the bodies :) This is also the main ingredient in the famous Vitacreme! =)

The product is from Japan but I think in the US, Rohto has regular eye drops there too. Except, they dont carry them in these cute packaging and the flavored ones. I don't think Canada has these at all except Pacific Mall.

Overall: ♥♥♥♥♥
Product: 5/5 ♥ Fits with description perfectly
Packaging: 5/5 ♥ Very unique, handy dandy for my make up pouch
Price: 4/5 ♥ A little pricy especially for international customers. I think it retails for about $7USD in Asia.



Ending it off with the ad campaign photo:

(Photo credits: www.bobodave.com)