An "eye-widening" ingredient that reduces the appearance of puffiness
Carrot Root Extract
A rich natural source of beta-catotene associated with draining and purification properties along with the alleviation of wrinkles
A natural astringent that pulls impurities from skin
An ultra-powerful humectant that attracts and binds water to skin plumping up depressions in the skin's outermost structure to add fullness and freshness to its appearance
Licorice Root Extract
Known for its skin calming effects, also believed to be a powerful agent in the reduction of the appearance of excess pigmentation deposits
MegaDose Nutritional Complex
Our proprietary blend of anti-aging essentials that provides the maximum effective dose of vital nutritive elements to support the skin's natural healing process
Potent antioxidant whose free radical-fighting activity is said to be higher than that of red wine and green tea
Powerful antioxidant included in three forms to optimize full-potency absorption, which boosts the skin's natural resistance to sun damage
Perfected Under-Eye Cream
I’ve been in the beauty industry for a long time, and many of the models I’ve met over the years have shared their beauty secrets. Some of them are pretty crazy, but one I heard over and over again was the practice of putting Preparation H around the eyes to reduce puffiness and dark under-eye circles. I saw the impressive effects, so, being a scientist, I set off to discover what the active ingredient was that made this work. As soon as I found it, I put it in Eye Specialist®.
What We Tested
- Skin elasticity
- Free-radical damage protection
- Antioxidant efficacy
- Skin irritation
What Techniques We Used
- PRIMOS imaging system: This system captures the real-time three-dimensional structure of the skin surface. It can determine degrees of skin roughness and smoothness with a high-resolution rapid-video camera and a micromirror projection system, which illuminates a microscopic measurement area.
- Ballistometer: This instrument evaluates skin elasticity by assessing the behavior of the tissues underlying the epidermis. Specifically, it measures the bounce pattern of a pendulum-like probe as it impacts the skin.
- Chroma Meter: Recommended by the CIE (Commission Internationale de l’Eclairage) for assessment of skin color, this instrument detects oxidative damage caused by free radicals. It measures the changes in skin color found in age spots and other skin pigmentation. It also detects protection against free-radical damage by antioxidant activity through assessment of improvements in evenness of skin tone, skin blotchiness, and/or pigmentation.
What We Found
After 6 weeks:
- Protective antioxidant activity had increased by 44%, as detected by the Chroma Meter (compared to a 12% increase in the beta-carotene control group).
- Hydration had increased by 85%, as detected by the PRIMOS imaging system.
- Skin elasticity had increased by 14%, as detected by the ballistometer.
- Under-eye color had improved by 49%, as detected by the Chroma Meter.
- Under-eye puffiness had reduced by 19%.
- Fine lines and wrinkles had improved by 14%.