By Pam G.
I'm 64 with dry, dehydrated and sometimes sensitive/reactive skin. Because of loss of elasticity and crepiness, my eyes looked a good 15 years older than my face before I began this test of Deciem Hylamide SubQ Eyes ($35 in the shop). I've used SubQ Eyes twice daily and I began the test only under one eye and, as I describe below, the results were so impressive I've since expanded the use.
Hylamide SubQ Eyes tackles a variety of eye concerns using some very interesting ingredients. A flavonoid glucose bio-active works to lighten dark circles, and a Darutoside complex helps lift lids. There are also peptides to smooth out lines and, according to the company, their Nonapeptide-3 Retino-Complex is a technology that preforms a similar function as retinol, but without any irritation or unwanted side effects.
Bottom line — I love this product. This is the only product that solved my severe under eye dehydration, crepiness and puffiness without making my skin look drier. It rehydrates AND moisturizes — so that solves the problem I've had with other brands' "hydrating" or hyaluronic products which suck the moisture and life out of my skin. It also gives instant positive improvement to my under eye area and I started noticing improvement to elasticity in less than 3 weeks. It works great with concealer and I do not have to add another product on top to get enough moisture or slip for my concealer. I'm amazed at all this for a great price.
I have tried MANY eye products at far more expensive price points that don't do anything for me. My skin rarely improves dramatically with any products, including those considered to be the Holy Grail by others. So this product is truly unique and contains precisely the right ingredients for my improvement-resistant skin.
The results have been so good I've also started applying to a little vertical line between eyes and some crinkles on side of my nose. The crinkles look very diminished compared to the other side of nose where I'm not testing the product. I am now using the product on both eyes rather than just the one test eye since the improvements were so noticeable.
Finally, I called Deciem to find out why I couldn't use this on my upper lids, instructions say use only on under eye area. They told me they will be changing the instructions and the product CAN be used all over the eyes. At the time of original product release, the study results were only available for under eye skin. Now they have the results of usage on the upper eyelids and found that SubQ Eyes also provides a lifting effect. Since I just began use on the uppers, I have no results yet other than the immediate "beautification" SubQ provides.