Say hello to: Peter Thomas Roth, Power K Eye Rescue – $100.00. A product I was actually inundated with questions about, which is why I thought I’d make things easy for you all and pop up a review.
Plus, right now I’m all about the eye area and think this is a super, fun topic to go on about. (Mainly because my eyes have been zapped, thanks to a cute newborn baby who is constantly attached to my chest).
BUT anyway, let’s get onto the eye cream. Because this one rocks. It’s actually been designed to target dark circles under your eyes which is the skin condition I’ve been trying to treat. Because while other people stumble out of bed after a sleepless night with a puffy eye area, I stumble out bed looking like a corpse. And it’s not a pretty sight.
However, it’s not just lack of sleep that causes dark under eye circles, genetics play a big role too. Which is basically, what I’m blaming for my condition.
NOW onto the eye cream. Which I actually found after I discovered this 2004 study in the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology that stated a combination of vitamin K, vitamin C and retinol ‘provided moderate alleviation of dark circles better than any other formulation of those tested.’ And even though I know this eye cream doesn’t contain vitamin c or retinol I thought it would be a good one to layer!
Plus, I think if your dark circles are caused by excess pigment this product could work for you. On the other hand, if you think your dark circles have a bluish tinge and the skin below your eyes is super thin and delicate then this product will probably do nothing for you. (You see, the bluish tinge actually belongs to pools of blood underneath your eyes and since vitamin K is also known as a coagulant this product could potentially make things worse.)
Eeeek. So best to figure out what type of dark circles you have first before you proceed.
Anyway of the nitty, gritty eye cream details are below.
SHOP: Peter Thomas Roth, Power K Eye Rescue – $100.00
Gel like. Seeps into the skin very easily.
No smell really. Fragrance free!
How you use it:
Apply it under the eye area after your serums and before your moisturiser. Just dab it in, don’t rub.
Vitamin K: which provides antioxidant benefits; acts as a proven blood-clot regulator that is easily absorbed into the skin and constricts capillaries to prevent under-eye circles.
Kojic Acid: which helps to naturally control melanin production and prevent dark spots.
Coenzyme Q-10: which protects the delicate eye area from premature aging; encapsulated caviar like beads (to facilitate slow release) and
Sodium PCA: which helps bind moisture to the skin, preventing dehydration.
Full ingredient list below…
Water, Polyacrylamide, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Laureth-7, Cyclomethicone, Dimethyl Isosorbide, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium PCA, Phytonadione (Vitamin K), Ubiquinone (Coenzyme Q10), Green Tea (Camellia Oleifera) Seed Extract, Chamomile Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Oil, Horse Chestnut (Aesculus Hippocastarium) Seed Extract, Arnica Montana Flower Extract, Oat (Avena Sativa) Kernel Extract, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Bioflavonoids, Kojic Acid, Canola Oil, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Propylene Glycol, Carbomer, Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Atelocollagen, Sodium Chondroitin Sulfate, Iron Oxides, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Ethylparaben, Butylparaben, Propylparaben.
Why I think it rocks:
Despite my lack of sleep, dabbing this eye cream on both morning and night has improved the dark circles under my eyes and lightened the area in just a few weeks. The product seeps in quickly too, so popping concealer or makeup on top of it works well and doesn’t crease. It’s a little expensive ($100 a jar), but it’s definitely worth it if you want a brighter under eye area!
Why it might not rock for others:
It tingles a little when you apply it, so if you’re a sensitive skinned gal, then this product might sting more on you than it did me. The eye cream isn’t very hydrating either so am not sure how it would play out on peeps with super dry skin? The Coenzyme Q-10 caviar like beads also have to be squished a little to make them disappear when you pop it on underneath your eyes (although remember they’ve been designed like that to facilitate a slow release). However, some people might find this annoying.
SO to conclude if minimising your dark circles, and looking more awake is what you’re aiming to achieve then this baby is worth adding to your beauty stash. (However I would tread with caution if you have dry or sensitive skin.) You could even just pop this on at night and use something a little less potent for every morning, if that might be more your thing? Plus, your skin changes and you can never have too many beauty products! Or so I’ve heard people say 😉
Tell me babez, what do you use to target dark circles under your eyes? Have you tried this?