Thursday, February 17, 2011

Best Eye Serum for Dark Circles AND Eye Bags

True Radiance with Regu-AgeI'm looking for an eye cream or serum that helps with fine lines, puffiness and dark circles. I'm turning forty in a couple of months and so far have been blessed with great skin.

But I am starting to see a difference in the eye area. Please send me your suggestions.

Thanks so much!



Hi Pina,

Since you have puffiness and dark circles, you want one product that treats them both. I would recommend True Radiance Eye Serum with Regu-Age.

In a double-blind randomized study conducted by Pentapharm, the developer of Regu-Age, 20 subjects over age 30 with dark puffy under eye bags applied either a 5% Regu-Age cream or placebo twice daily for eight weeks.

A 35% reduction in dark circles and 31% reduction in eye puffiness were observed in the subjects using Regu-Age.

Digital analysis of silicone replicas of the eye area revealed a 42% increase in overall skin smoothness (decrease in wrinkle depth and pore size) for the subjects using Regu-Age.

Subjects applying the placebo exhibited no significant improvement in the same parameters.

True Radiance contains two other interesting ingredients which help improve the condition of periorbital skin showing signs of aging.

Syn-Coll is the tradename for Palmitoyl Tripeptide-5, a collagen-stimulating peptide. You can read about Palmitoyl Tripeptide-5 in our Cosmeceutical Peptide Glossary.

Pepha-Tight (also developed by Pentapharm) is an algae-based skin tightener which provides immediate temporary tightening of the skin and protects against UV damage. With extended use, in vitro tests carried out by the developer, have demonstrated significant collagen stimulus.

Unfortunately, the graphs included in their study report did not indicate the timeframe for the 168% increase in production of collagen 1.

Ingredients: Water, Regu-age, Syncoll, Pepha-tight, DMAE, Trivalen, Glycerin, Safflower seed oil, Propylene glycol, Isopropyl Palmitate, Glyceryl Stearate, Peg-100 Stearate, Ceteareth-20, Cetearyl alcohol, Stearic acid, Fragrance, Myristyl Myristate, Carbomer, Dimethicone, Triethanolamine, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, DMDM Hydantoin, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Tetrasodium EDTA


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