AOX+ Eye Gel
This expensive, lightweight eye-area moisturizer has, as the name states, a gel texture. The ingredients creating this texture help hydrate but, combined as they are, also lend this gel a slightly tacky finish. Although the formula contains some notable antioxidants (including ascorbic acid, better known as vitamin C), it contains more skin-damaging alcohol than these helpful anti-aging ingredients, making this much less desirable.
Specific to the eye area, this gel doesn’t contain any ingredients that help improve puffiness or dark circles; if anything, the potential irritation from the alcohol can worsen both concerns—and it certainly won’t help reduce wrinkles or other signs of aging. For the money, this is one to skip.
Last, surprising but true: 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.
You can save money and take superior care of your eye area by using your face product, if it is well formulated and appropriate for the skin type around your eyes!
A synergistic antioxidant blend to defend against oxidative stress as active ingredients revive under-eye skin and minimize puffiness. The gel-in-serum quickly absorbs into your skin promoting repair of existing photodamage and combating against the signs of tiredness, restoring your eyes to a fresh, bright appearance.
With a strong presence in the professional (meaning spa and aesthetics) skincare market, SkinCeuticals has a mostly well-deserved reputation for producing serious-minded, research-driven products, several of which are centered on L-ascorbic acid (a form of vitamin C).
There are many good reasons to shop this line; it boasts a lineup up impressive vitamin C products, as well as some good retinol options and sunscreens. Even better is that the majority of its anti-aging products are packaged in containers that will protect their contents from light and air. Focusing on what Skinceuticals does best (which is serums, sunscreens, and specialty products) will be money well spent for visible results. The main drawbacks of this line are some products that contain fragrance ingredients, as well as potentially-drying alcohol, though they represent the minority of the brands offerings.
For more information about SkinCeuticals, call 1-800-771-9489 or visit www.skinceuticals.com.
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