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A moisturiser designed for use around the sensitive eye area.

  • Cosrx Advanced Snail Peptide Eye Cream⁣ ⁣
    Cosrx,  eye

    Cosrx Advanced Snail Peptide Eye Cream⁣ ⁣

    the claim The Cosrx Advanced Snail Peptide Eye Cream⁣ ⁣ is a lightweight, double-functioning eye cream that visibly brightens the eye area by helping diminish the appearance of dark circles and puffiness with 72% snail secretion filtrate, 5 types of peptides and niacinamide. The formula helps restore the delicate eye area and help prevent future signs of ageing while gently diminishing the appearance of fine lines.     the science Present at a dominant 72% concentration, Snail Secretion Filtrate is said to aid skin by hydrating, preventing ageing and improving wrinkles and scars. Sunflower Seed Oil is a well absorbed, lightweight oil without residue and rich in linoleic acid and…

  • Antipodes,  eye

    Antipodes Kiwi Seed Oil Eye Cream

    the claim The Antipodes Kiwi Seed Oil Eye Cream claims to be a luscious yet lightweight cream that provides a cooling, soothing treatment for the delicate eye area. Rich in Vitamin C from the New Zealand kiwifruit, it is able to moisturise and soften fine lines. The Gold Luminous version promises a shimmery glow with 23K gold flakes.     the science There are a handful of natural oils in the formula that each contribute moisturising and antioxidant benefits. The hero is of course Kiwifruit Seed Oil, an ingredient effective at improving skin elasticity and reducing fine lines and wrinkles. With more than 60% (essential) Alpha Linolenic Acid, its moisturising…

  • d'Alba,  eye

    d’Alba White Truffle Multi Treatment Eye Cream

    the claim The d’Alba White Truffle Multi Treatment Eye Cream claims to be a gentle, anti-ageing eye cream packed with Italian White Truffle Extract to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.     the science The star ingredient of this eye cream is of course the White Truffle Extract which is included at a known concentration of 3.90%. Often referred to as “white diamond”, it is said to restore skin luminosity by reversing the signs of ageing. Rich in B group vitamins, it can help with blood circulation and hydration to promote skin radiance. There are also claims that it can lift, firm and lighten skin although these…

  • Trilogy Eye Contour Cream
    eye,  Trilogy

    Trilogy Eye Contour Cream

    the claim The Trilogy Eye Contour Cream is said to smooth fine lines and reduce puffiness with Rosapene™, aloe vera and acai.     the science Rosapene™ is a brand trademarked antioxidant complex that includes Tomato, Cranberry and Sunflower Seed Oils, Acai Fruit Oil, Oat Kernel Extract, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Lycopene and Tocopherol. Rich in antioxidants, the complex is effective at warding off free radicals and reducing the impact of environmental stressors and hence premature ageing. It also includes essential fatty acids which help to retain and restore the moisture barrier plus improve softness and elasticity for more supple and hydrated skin. Helping to deliver replenishing and moisturising properties and represented…

  • Timeless Dark Circle Eye Cream
    eye,  Timeless

    Timeless Dark Circle Eye Cream

    the claim The Timeless Dark Circle Eye Cream claims to be a light, non-oily, fragrance free eye cream that will lighten dark circles and bags under the eyes.   the science The hero ingredients in this formulation are Eyeliss, Haloxyl and Hyaluronic Acid. The combination of Hesperidin Methyl Chalcone (a flavenoid which strengthens capillaries), Steareth-20  (a stabilizer), Dipeptide-2  (improves lymphatic drainage so that under eye bags are diminished) and Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7  (an antioxidant and together with Palmitoyl Oligopeptide forms Matrixyl 3000) is referred to as Eyeliss, manufactured by French company Sederma. It is included at a concentration of 3% to prevent puffiness and reduces bags under the eyes. Haloxyl is…

  • Innisfree Perfect 9 Repair Eye Cream
    eye,  Innisfree

    Innisfree Perfect 9 Repair Eye Cream

    the claim The Innisfree Perfect 9 Repair Eye Cream claims to be a complete anti-ageing eye solution. It contains 9 active ingredients from the Jeju Island elixir complex™ to firm and brighten skin and also combat the symptoms of ageing: dryness, wrinkles, flakiness, darkening, blemishes, enlarged pores and reduced elasticity.     the science This concentrated eye cream contains 9 active ingredients from the Jeju Island elixir complex™ said to tighten and brighten the sensitive skin around the eyes. Innisfree fails to identify which 9 extracts are sourced from Korea’s Jeju Island and since I am not familiar with the region’s natural resources, I will simply review this as any…