Eysilix Total Eye Rescuer
*Note November 2018: Many of Indeed Labs' products have been reformulated since our original reviews. We are working on revising them accordingly. Please check back for updates in early 2019.
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.
eysilix eye cream helps to nourish and re-energizes the skin around your eyes. With 10 peptides that help to reduce the appearance of puffiness and dark circles while targeting fine lines and wrinkles, its easy to see why eysilix is eye cream re-invented.
Strengths: Inexpensive; some novel products worth checking out, though the claims are a bit over-the-top; fragrance-free.
Weaknesses: Some of the products in this line make claims that the results are like in-office cosmetic corrective procedures when that is not the case.
Promising high performance, innovative products, Canada-based Indeed Laboratories is a small, drugstore-sold line specializing in anti-aging-themed products meant to make skin look better in high-def, which is to say real life. Their best-known product, and not surprisingly the one we're asked about the most, is Nanoblur. This product is essentially a silicone-based wrinkle filler and pore smoother that works, though no better than many other, similar products. All of these types of products work (temporarily, of course) to improve skin texture and fill imperfections to a degree that they're slightly to moderately less noticeable. Where Nanoblur makes its mark is the price point, which many will find enticing.
Although we're not reviewing the complete collection from Indeed at this time, we've looked over their other offerings and were a bit dismayed to see the claims for some being likened to cosmetic corrective procedures like Botox or dermal fillers. Despite what's being claimed, peptides, whether natural or synthetic (and as an aside, you want the synthetic peptides as they're engineered to be much more stable in the product and on skin) are not age-erasing miracle-workers on par with the procedures a cosmetic dermatologists offers. Peptides are intriguing ingredients for skin and they do have benefit, but no one is getting less Botox or canceling their dermal filler appointment because topical peptides did the same thing "without the needle".
This is a line that seeks to avoid fragrance, and that's always to skin's benefit, and their modern-looking packaging will help keep light- and air-sensitive ingredients (like retinol) from degrading. If you keep your expectations realistic and don't expect miracles from these products, you're far more likely to come away satisfied. For more information about Indeed Labs, call 877-884-9086 or visit www.indeedlabs.com
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