After the “Boob Job in a Box” fiasco, I have given up on over the counter remedies for dark undereye circles. I decided crank up my strategy with a cream called Tri-luma. Available only by prescription it is a combintion of Retin A, hydroquinone which is known to lighten skin and a steroid to control inflammation from these two heavy hitters. Unfortunately it carries a hefty price tag of almost $300/30grams ( about one ounce). Since I don’t know if it will actually work for me, that’s a big investment for a ‘maybe’.
To get a better price, I went online to order Tri-luma from an online Canadian pharmacy. It looked so easy online, but getting my hands on a tube of Tri-luma was harder than I expected. Despite listing Tri-luma on their websites, most pharmacies did not actually sell Tri-luma or were indefinately out of stock. None took American Express. Prices were lower than in my local drug store, but still pretty high at around $179. By comparison, the cost of Retin A , which also retails for about $300 was just $40-50/tube online.
I finally found a pharmacy which had it in stock. They had a friendly helpful staff, took my credit card and told me to fax my prescriptionto them. I was told I could expect my Tri-luma in 8-14 business days. However a few days later I got a call from a very perky young lady explaining that since the product was actually coming from the US, I needed to mail them, rather than just fax, the prescription. Clearly online Canadian pharmacies are not a good choice if you need a prescription filled quickly. Almost three weeks later after starting the process, I am still waiting for my latest ” hope in a jar”.