puffy eyes
I am becoming increasingly intrigued by DIY solutions to skincare. I don't mean slicing up a cucumber. I am referring to getting hold of raw ingredients that are known to work and making your own potions. So when I heard that you can send your under eye bags packing with something called Eyeliss, I immediately wanted to know more.

Eyeliss, which can be bought for $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 bags are diminished. Palmitoyl tetrapeptide-7 is an antioxidant and one of the peptides that forms matrixyl 3000.

I can't find any clinical trials about these ingredients individually or in combination. However, there is plenty of anecdotal evidence suggesting Eyeliss works. Anyway, for seven bucks, it has to be worth a try. Don't use it neat: Eyeliss is formulated to be added to a base cream.