I am not sure what impulse came over me when I decided to whip up an eye cream. Even more surprising was that once I had channeled my inner mad scientist, she decided that I really needed concoct a potion that would help fade dark under eye circles. Cool. Except that I don't have any (perhaps due to the fact that I don't sleep, but most nights go into a nine-hour coma). Anyhow, I was excited to use Eyeliss as the key ingredient.

Eyeliss, which can be bought for about $7 is a concoction of the actives that you would expect to find in a $100 cream, such as Hylexin. In a base of water and Glycerin, there is hesperidin methyl chalcone, steareth-20, dipeptide-2 and palmitoyl tetrapeptide-7.

Hesperidin is a flavenoid found in citrus fruits and it strengthens capillaries (the idea is that they would then leak less - the cause of dark circles). Dipeptide-2 improves lymphatic drainage so that dark under eye bags are diminished. Palmitoyl tetrapeptide-7 is an antioxidant and one of the peptides that forms matrixyl 3000.

My inner mad scientist is obviously a bit of a show-off because I found myself giving the tub I had made to a woman I barely know, who was complaining about the bags under her eyes. A week later, she said my cream had sent them packing. "Awesome!", she wrote in her email to me.

Here's the recipe, should the mood take you.

With a 2oz pot of base cream (in this case from Skin Actives), you'll need Eyeliss, Syn-Tacks, Carrot Seed and Squalane.

- Syn-Tacks is a combination of two anti-aging peptides (Amount: three drops).

- We used a 1cc measure of Eyeliss.

- Carrot seed extract helps with skin elasticity and strength. Five drops

- Using a syringe (you get these things from Lotioncrafters), add 5cc of Squalane, a moisturizer.

- Give it all a good stir and say goodbye to bags.