3Lab WW Eye Cream has arrived at Barney's New York. I am interested in it because 3Lab's products contain a patented human growth hormone (for example, 3Lab H Serum). This product could be very promising or a scam.

The main argument for the prosecution is that human growth hormone is not generally something you imbibe or apply topically. HGH supplements aren't the actual hormone itself, but something to stimulate its production in the pituitary gland. Now how would a cream get there? For the credulous here is a visual aid).


Topical application of the actual hormone is hard to achieve because HGH is a large, unstable molecule. Hence, 3Lab's proprietary solution, Nano Claire GY. I haven't the slightest idea what this is since we are clearly meant to be satisfied that there is some science behind 3Lab WW Eye Cream (3Lab's website is amongst the least informative). I suppose the Nano part implies that they have managed to get this molecule into parts small enough to get through the skin.

Even if WW Eye Cream does contain human growth hormone that can penetrate the epidermis, is there any evidence that topical application of it is going to diminish wrinkles? None that I could find. However, in 3Lab's defense, I did find a clinical trial in Japan that demonstrated that HGH and collagen was a "useful" formulation for the treatment of wounds. If it can treat wounds, perhaps it can treat wrinkles.

3Lab is annoyingly coy about what exactly has gone into WW Eye Cream. It only specifically refers to one ingredient, phyllantus emblica, a plant extract that is a known pigment adjuster. Presumably this has been added to tackle under-eye circles. The only other thing alluded to is Hydranox, a trademark (not an ingredient) with no explanation provided.

The only thing for it is to head up to Barney's and see what the package details. The lengths one must go to....