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DIY Eye Cream

Is a Solution for:
Dark Circles, Puffy Eyes
April 25, 2009 Reviewed by Marta 6 Comments
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.
  • November 12, 2010

    by Linda P.

    I don't understand why everything I read about creams that are supposed to eliminate bags under the eyes include collagen. I would think that would make them worse!! I could live with wrinkles, but I hate my under eye bags.

  • November 4, 2010

    by PJ

    y'all are making mistakes and assumptions here. Be very careful what you are trying to mix here, as you will destroy the activity of the peptides and waste your time, skin and money.

  • October 4, 2010

    by E. Melendez

    Where can I buy the Eyeliss? or there is a substitute of it. I have look for it all over, still unable to find it.


  • September 13, 2010

    by Priya

    Who is they Eyeliss manufacturer? Do you know if this has been animal tested?


  • April 26, 2009

    by marta

    Hi Alison,
    I should think shea butter would work - but you'd need to make a small batch or add in some kind of preservative (see Copley's post on some green options: The ingredients can be bought at Skin Actives (, Lotioncrafter ( or Platinum (

    Please let us know how you get on.

  • April 25, 2009

    by Alison Miller

    I love making my own products, and use shea butter as the base which I buy in bulk by the pound. Would shea butter work here? Also - where do you get the eyeliss, syn-tacks, and carrot seed extract? Thanks!

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