Dark under-eye circles are only cute on pandas. The root cause (in humans) is often something called bilirubin. When the capillaries leak blood (which is normal in tiny amounts), it includes bilirubin (iron). It is the inability to break down the bilirubin that causes the circles around the eye area. One potion that addresses this directly is IQ Derma RestoreEyes Triple Zone Eye Therapy ($85 for 0.5oz) and I have one to give away to a reader who promises to write a review.
A full 41% of RestoreEyes is made up of active ingredients and, of those, four are supposedly "intelligent":
- Dermaxyl is, in fact, palmitoyl oligopeptide. This antioxidant comes in a 2% concentration.
- Grant-x, which used to be called Grantox, is a muscle relaxant made up of cyclopentasiloxane, water, polysilicone-11, aminobutyric acid, barium sulfate, panax
ginseng extract, portulaca oleracea extract, centella asiatica extract. This is at the maximum dose of 35%.
- Haloxyl is the ingredient that tackles dark circles. Chrysin stimulates the enzyme that breaks down the bilirubin and hydroxysuccininmide makes it soluble so that it can be dispersed.
- The fourth active is actually more cosmetic. Ronasphere is spherical silica coated with titanium. Its purpose is to diffuse light and create a brighter appearance.
I am very curious to know if this intelligent combo works, so I hope that someone (honorable, who will send us a review) steps forward to take this IQ test.
Ingredients in IQ Derma RestoreEyes
Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Butylene Glycol, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Polysilicone-11, Aminobutyric Acid, Barium Sulfate, Behenoyl Stearic Acid, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Ceresin, PEG-30 Dipolyhydroxystearate, Silica, Borax, Glycerin, DMDM Hydantoin, Di-C12-15 Alkyl Fumarate, Iron Oxides, Titanium Dioxide, Sodium Chloride, Centella Asiatica Extract, Panax Ginseng Root Extract, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Steareth-20, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Ceramide 2, PEG-10 Rapeseed Sterol, Tribehenin, Chrysin, N-Hydroxysuccinimide, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Ormenis Multicaulis Oil, Rosa Damascena Extract.