Tested on animals:No
OK, show of hands – who doesn’t want to improve the look of the skin around their eyes? If you’re worried about wrinkles, puffiness, or dark circles, the appeal of an eye cream claiming to “rescue” all those issues can be very strong! While this is a good product, it can’t quite do all it says, which we’ll explain in a bit.
Eysilix Total Eye Rescuer comes in a small tube and has a lightweight, creamy feel. The tube packaging means the light- and air-sensitive ingredients included in the formula will stay stable once you’ve opened it. Included in the formula are some good emollients to add moisture, antioxidants to repair skin and help fight ongoing free-radical damage, and peptides that serve as moisture-binding agents. This is fragrance-free, too!
It must be said that even though this formula contains several peptides, this group of ingredients isn’t the answer for dark circles and puffy eyes. There is no substantiated research proving peptides help those concerns at all, though in theory they can have anti-wrinkle benefit.
This product’s main issue – as you’ll feel once this formula dries to a somewhat filmy finish – is that all of the good ingredients come after the film-forming agent polyvinyl alcohol. The appearance might be that it is “firming” the eye area, or that it’s making it feel tighter, but the effect is cosmetic – it’s not actually tightening your skin. And that’s disappointing, because this ingredient shows up higher on the list than any of the anti-aging components included!
This eye cream also contains a mix of cosmetic pigments to optically brighten the eye area, potentially making dark circles look less apparent. It’s a nice touch, but if you have really dark circles you’ll get much better results from a good concealer.
You’re much better off using a product that contains beneficial ingredients without the artificial feeling of “tightness.” In fact, you might not need an eye-area specific cream at all – see More Info for details to learn why any well-formulated moisturizer can be helpful for most eye concerns!
- Contains emollients, antioxidants, and peptides to improve the look and feel of skin in the eye area.
- Packaged in a container to keep its light- and air-sensitive ingredients stabled after it’s opened.
- Contains more of the film-forming agent polyvinyl alcohol than beneficial ingredients.
Most eye creams aren’t necessary. That’s either because they are poorly formulated, contain nothing special for the eye area, or come in packaging that won’t keep key ingredients stable. Just because the product is labeled as an eye cream doesn’t mean it’s good for your eye area; in fact, many can actually make matters worse.
There is much you can do to improve signs of aging around your eyes. Any product loaded with antioxidants, skin-repairing ingredients, skin-lightening ingredients, anti-inflammatory ingredients, and effective emollients will work wonders and those ingredients don’t have to come from a product labeled as an eye cream.
You would be shocked how many eye-area products lack even the most basic ingredients to help skin. For example, most eye creams don’t contain sunscreen. During the day that is a serious problem because it leaves the skin around your eyes vulnerable to sun damage and this absolutely will make dark circles, puffiness, and wrinkles worse!
Whatever product you put around your eye area, regardless of what it is labeled, must be well formulated and appropriate for the skin type around your eyes! That may mean you need an eye-area product, but you may also do just as well applying your regular facial moisturizer around your eyes.