This new, extremely light and transparent gel/serum is great addition to apply underneath to your eye cream. Contains evidence-based ingredients such as high-grade, pure Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid) and Snap-8 to boost your anti-ageing eye contour regime and reduce mimic lines.
In this product I particularly like the added Snap-8 (Acetyl Octapeptide-3). Snap-8 is a potent octopeptide that inhibits the SNARE complex formation, which reduces the appearance of fine lines caused by contraction of mimic muscles. This is particularly important for an eye product, as the eye area is one of the first facial skin areas to become victim of repeated facial expressions with formation of mimic wrinkles. By reducing the SNARE complex formation, this ingredient does not only help improving lines around the eyes, but also has an important role in prevention. But don’t worry, this will not visibly change your facial expressions, as it only works on a micro level.
The gel also contains Zinc Sulfate, which boosts the immune system at a cellular level, is mildly antibacterial and essential for cell growth. Papilactyl (Cyperus Esculentus – Tiger Nut Tuber Extract) is an African plant extract, which helps combat ‘Intrinsic’ ageing (i.e. ageing caused by our ‘biological clock’, rather than the environment). It reinforces the structure of the skin and thus therefore the skin’s elastic properties.
As you only use a single drop underneath each eye, this product goes a long, long way, so I found it very cost-effective.
If irritation (e.g. redness, dryness, itchiness or flaking) occurs, stop application and use a soothing eye cream only for a few days (e.g. SkinCeuticals Eye Balm). Once irritation subsides, re-introduce the product more slowly (start with once weekly and very gradually increase according to your individual skin sensitivity).
Use in the morning (and evening), after cleansing
Apply to dry skin
Apply a single drop to the area underneath each eye
Allow serum to absorb for 2-3 min., then follow with a moisturising eye cream such as SkinCeuticals Eye Balm !
Please be aware that this is a powerful eye product, that needs to be adjusted to what your individual skin can tolerated in this sensitive area. Start slowly (e.g. twice per week) and over the next few weeks gradually build up to once or twice daily, as tolerated. If daily applications results in irritation, reduce application to whatever your skin tolerates. Even if you end up using this product just twice per week or every other day, it still is a very valuable addition to your eye contour regime.
Contains 7.5% pure antioxidant Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid), which scavenges free radicals. Because of its ability to fight oxidative stress, it provides important protection against sun and pollution induced skin damage. Ascorbic Acid stimulates collagen synthesis and thus improves skin elasticity and decreases fine lines and wrinkles. It also helps to improve irregular pigmentation. Pure Ascorbic Acid is only absorbed into the skin properly, if the product has a pH of below 3.0 and this gel is pH 2.2, ensuring ideal skin penetration. The added L-tyrosine (one of the 20 amino acids our cells use to synthesise proteins) helps to encourage fibroblast (our skin’s collagen producing cells) activity and thus increase collagen production.