It has been said that you can tell a lot about a person by looking into their eyes. I think yet another story is told by the area around the eyes — fine lines, crow’s feet, skin laxity and dry skin can all contribute to a tired appearance and looking older than one would like. Smiling, squinting, and time itself are unavoidable factors that take their toll. Considering this, an excellent eye product has become the most valued item in my skin care routine.
I have just finished my four week test of Apothederm Hydrating Eye Cream ($40) but I will start when I first received it. Checking the ingredient list I recognized shea butter and glycerin to help address dry skin and to draw in moisture, but I really look for the latest technology so I zeroed in on a peptide listed. Apothederm’s website states that Hexapeptide-21 “works within the skin’s own natural repair and regeneration system. Hexapeptide-21 is designed to stimulate collagen production and cell turnover to help improve the appearance of damaged skin.” This article provided me more information about hexapeptides as anti-agers.
From the first day of use to the end of the trial, I found a lot to like about this product. It’s a lightweight, unscented cream and just a small “dot” was enough to cover the complete eye area. I used it twice daily and found it absorbed quickly leaving the skin hydrated and lightly moisturized all day and it also helped to plump up the under-eye area a bit. My regular eye cream (ExPürtise Effective Anti-Aging Eye Serum) had virtually erased the few fine lines and crow’s feet I had, and the Apothederm maintained the nice smooth results. I didn’t experience any problems such as breakouts or clogged pores during my test. I don’t have problems with dark circles, so I can’t say how well this product addresses them.
I have come to have high expectations from products and can say this one performed well and think it would be suitable for all age ranges. It’s also a good choice for men looking for an effective eye product, since it’s unscented and the packaging is not gender specific.