Doesn't it feel great when a product really DOES and PREFORMS exactly as the description indicates in the first place? Beauty mavens work hard for their money and most of us take great pains in researching and choosing our cosmetics. There is nothing more disappointing then spending a fortune on a coveted product only to face mediocre results, subpar quality or worse..irritation...usually accompanied by redness...burning! Not a good look that's for sure! Unfortunately for us the cosmetic industry is filled with hype, false promises, splashy celebrities and so called "miracle potions" that deliver very little or more often than not show nothing! As much as i try my best to be selective and well informed when it comes to products i buy, sadly i have come across some very expensive duds :(
This however is not one of them! The little yellow tube promised a lot and ultimately did deliver exactly what it said - I couldn't be happier with the performance or the price for that matter :)
A peel concentrate for the under eye area that offers a natural, gentle antidote to dark circles and fine lines.
What it does (from the company);
Created by Ole Henriksen (skin guru to the stars) to address the specific needs of the eye region—specifically signs of fatigue and age—this exfoliating formula will revolutionize skincare for the under eye region. Because the tissue around the eye is so fragile, it is often recommended NOT to exfoliate that area. This groundbreaking blend represents a new realm of possibility for more youthful skin around the eyes.
I'll be honest with you - I was scared to use/try this! Its a PEEL...and its close to the EYES...to me that just sounded like a bad idea - something was bound to go wrong!
After having the tube for about 2-3 months i decided to at least try it once and based on the results or consequences then decide what to do - toss or swap? I sucked it up and bravely applied a thin layer under the eye and braced myself - at the very least i was expecting a slight tingle. The gel-like texture felt cool on the skin, almost soothing and it was absorbed very quickly without any discomfort. As directed i applied a rich eye cream soon after and tried not to get excited! The next morning in the mirror i noticed that my under eye circles were a bit brighter and the texture/tone was definitively smoother. I continued to use it for about a week and had absolutely no irritation even though i used it 2x a day. The results were undeniable - it worked! I didn't want to jump for joy, just in case it was all in my head....BUT others noticed and the compliments poured in! During the second week i even noticed that some of my milia was starting to disappear and my concealer almost glided, lasted longer and i was i didn't need as much coverage under the eyes as before. The mirror made me a believer and i couldn't believe i didn't peel my eyes before...
To the girls with sensitive skin like mine i recommend trying it at least once - don't be put off by the peel concept and your eyes will thank you!
Water (Aqua/ Eau), Glycolic Acid, Glycerin, Potassium, Hydroxide, Lactic Acid, Saccharide Isomerate , Sodium Hyaluronate, Hydrolyzed Rice Bran Protein, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Protein, Oxido Reductases, Algae Extract, Pullulan, Allantoin, Calcium Ascorbate, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Sorbitol, Carrageenan, Xanthan Gum, Polysorbate 20, Oleth-20, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol, Citric Acid
Ole Henriksen Truth is in the Eyes ($52.00 for 0.5oz) and his other products are available for purchase at Sephora here
Are you guys brave enough to put acid around your eyes?