DIY Eye Cream
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.