HydroPeptide Eye Authority

If there’s one piece of skincare that I cannot live without, it would be eye cream. I know many of you might be surprised, thinking that moisturizer is more important. Considering I have oily/combination skin, in dire situations, I can get away without using moisturizer without any immediate consequences but without eye cream, I feel the ravages of time multiplying in an evil, diabolical manner.

Granted, I realize I’m being melodramatic here. Since I eat generally well, take care of myself and am religious about skincare, once or twice without wearing eye cream won’t likely cause any wrinkles to appear around my eyes. I do however, feel a discernible dryness and tightening (not in a good way) of the under-eye skin without applying a good eye cream. As we all know by now, one of the first ways age appears on our face is that skin around the eyes.

I’ve got my favorite picks for best night eye cream but finding an equally potent eye cream for daytime took a while. Why the difference, you wonder? For those of us who wear make-up, the list of requirements for a great daytime eye cream are different. It can’t be so heavy that it causes smudging of eyeliner and mascara.

This year I found Hydropeptide’s Eye Authority, a powerful eye cream that targets puffiness and dark circles– the very things we’re most concerned about for putting on our best face for daytime. While I need my morning eye cream to do its usual moisturizing routine, it shouldn’t be as heavy as my evening eye cream where I expect overnight “magic” to happen with intense hydration and other anti-aging goodies going on. The Hydropeptide Eye Authority, aptly named, gives your eyes the authority to greet and endure your day with brightness and energy, even after a night of debauchery.

The Ingredients

  • 13 peptides including Relaxing Peptides, Anti-Puffiness Peptides, Anti-Dark Circle Peptides, Anti-Glycation Peptides, Lifting Peptides, Illuminating Peptides and Preservative Peptides maximize and address every eye area concern in one luxurious product.
  • Hesperidin, an antioxidant derived from steeping citrus peels in hot baths, known for its body-warming and circulatory benefits, helps improve circulation to overcome dark under-eye circles.
  • Crushed pearls, rich in minerals and amino acids, immediately illuminate the eye area to diffuse the appearance of dark circles and eye imperfections while providing antibacterial, detoxification and skin nourishing properties.
  • Sodium hyaluronate (hyaluronic acid) and ceramides perfectly hydrates the eye area without causing eye make up to crease or feel heavy.

Does Not Contain:

  • Gluten
  • Artificial Fragrance
  • Parabens
  • Phenoxyethanol
  • PEG’s
  • Phthalate
  • Sulfates

The Texture & Color: This potent eye cream has a somewhat thick gel-like consistency in a white color.

The Scent: It smells of deliciously sweet almond pudding, just like the kind that is popular all over Asia.

After the first application, the Hydropeptide Eye Authority had an immediately cooling effect that lasted for several hours, a sensation akin to using mini ice packs under the eyes. After a month of daily morning use, I no longer noticed the cooling effect since my skin was accustomed to it already. I notice the most dramatic difference on mornings after a night of little sleep, where I wake up with grayish under-eye circles and puffiness.

Minutes after applying this eye cream, I look back in the mirror before applying make-up and notice that my eyes are back to their bright, problem-free selves. At US $74 for a .5 fl oz bottle, this is one of the greatest values you can buy for your skincare collection. This bottle lasts for about 6 months with morning daily use.

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Hydropeptide Eye Authority