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Hydropeptide's New Complete Eye and Lash Restoration Kit

Is a Solution for:
Eyelashes & Brows, Dark Circles
June 24, 2009 Reviewed by Marta 14 Comments
Hydropeptide's Complete Eye and Lash Restoration Kit is so brand new that the box on my desk is still in prototype form. This novel combo of eyelash growth product and a cream to combat dark circles is being launched by the people (Azure Cosmeceuticals) who make April Rain's superb day and night creams. Behind April Rain is Dr Vivian Bucay (who, when she isn’t potion-making, volunteers her time at the University of Texas Health Science).

Hydropeptide Lash is a standout amongst eyelash growth products, which are usually based either on a prostaglandin (glaucoma drug) or a cocktail of vitamins with a few plant extracts. This also has plant stem cells and growth factors. It has xylitylglucoside anhydroxylitol xylitol, which might sound like a song from Mary Poppins but is in fact a sugar found in wheat and olives that really helps skin retain moisture and boosts the skin’s natural hyaluronic acid. It also shows improvement of the barrier function increasing ceramide synthesis. I have no idea what that has to do with eyelash growth, but hey, why split hairs.

I am back on firmer ground with inositol, which is a vitamin B complex nutrient that has a direct impact on hair growth. Biotin is also associated with promoting hair growth. There are also a couple of hexapeptides, synthetic peptides that behave like growth hormones.

In a study commissioned by the company over 56 days with 34 woman, 8 out of 10 users of HydroPeptide Lash felt their eyelashes looked fuller in just 4 weeks.  92 percent of women said their eyebrows appeared thicker and lusher, and 96 percent said their brows appeared fuller.  Just as impressive, 94 percent of participants said their eyelashes appeared to increase in length and 96 percent said their lashes appeared more thick, lush, and full. We shall see whether I have similar results as I'll be trying this out over the next four to six weeks and will report back.

Meanwhile, there are some interesting things going on in Hydropeptide's dark eye circle cream. Gynostemma pentaphyllum leaf extract is antioxidant and anti-inflammatory, according to a Taiwanese study. There are plenty of other peptides, including Matrixyl 3000, plus antioxidant tea and vitamins. So this is going to be a collagen boosting, wrinkle fighter as well as the enemy of dark circles.

As far as the latter go, the key active is hesperidin methyl chalcone. One study documented that it lowers the filtration rate of capillaries, and less blood flowing though capillaries close to the surface of the skin potentially means less dark bluish discoloration under the eyes. It’s also thought to prevent leaking from the veins below the eyes, also preventing the dark blue look from blood leaking below the surface of the skin. Vitamin K and chrysin.

Ingredients in Hydropeptide Lash

Water, butylene glycol, octapeptide-2, glycerin, xylityglocoside anhydroxylitol, inositol, glucosyl hesperidin, myristoyl hexapeptide-16, hexapeptide-17, sodium hyaluronate, folic acid, biotin, xylitol, hydrogenated lecithin, rapeseed sterols, castor seed oil, caprylyl glycol, tetrahydroxypropyl ethylenediamine, acrylates C10-30, alkyl acrylate crosspolymer, tetrasodium EDTA, cetearyl alcohol, germall 115 (Imidazolidinyl Urea), phenoxyethanol.

Ingredients in Hydropeptide Eye

Water, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Isohexadecane, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Mica, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Dipeptide-2, Acetyl Hexapeptide-8, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Tripeptide-1, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-5, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Phytonadione (Vitamin K), Hesperidin Methyl Chalcone, Chrysin, Sodium Hyaluronate, Glucosamine HCL, Ceramide 2, Squalane, Retinyl Palmitate, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Siegesbeckia Orientalis Extract, Saccharomyces/Xylinum/Black Tea Ferment, Arctostaphylos Uva-Ursi (Bearberry) Leaf Extract, Phyllanthus Emblica Fruit Extract, Pearl Powder, Gynostemma Pentaphyllum Leaf Extract, Centella Asiatica Extract, Echinacea Angustifolia Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Pisum Sativum (Pea) Extract, Bambusa Vulgaris Extract, Ubiquinone, Copper PCA, Tocopherol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Linoleic Acid, Phospholipids, Glycine Soja Sterols, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Lecithin, Sesamum Indicum Seed Oil, Theobroma Cacao Seed Butter, Mangifera Indica Butter, Butyrospermum Parkii, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis Oil, Allantoin, PEG-8/SMDI Copolymer, PEG-10 Rapeseed Sterol, Alcohol, Dipropylene Glycol, Dimethicone Bismuth Oxychloride, Titanium Dioxide, Cetyl Esters, 1, 2-Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Carbomer, Polysorbate 20, Tropolone, Xanthan Gum, N-Hydroxysuccinimide, Polysorbate 60, Steareth-20, Cetearyl Methicone, O-Cymen-5-OL, SD Alcohol 40B, Tetrasodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Tribehenin.
  • September 3, 2009

    by marta

    Michelle - Here is the <a href="" rel="nofollow">dark circle </a>cream review. And this is the <a href="" rel="nofollow">eyelash growth produc</a>t review.

  • September 3, 2009

    by Michelle

    Hi Marta,

    Have you determined a verdict for these products? I'm still using Revitalash, and it works quite well. However, I might be in the recession phase of eyelash growth cycle, because the growth seems to be slowing down. I know that Revitalash still uses prostaglandins or an analogue of it, so I was wondering if this product would be a safer alternative that actually works just as well. =D oh, and since I'm nocturnal, needless to say, I'm definitely in need of a dark circle remedy.

  • June 25, 2009

    by Claudia

    I have a medical condition which prompts me to get up several times a night to use the restroom. Needless to say, I could play a vampire on True Blood with my "indeed look". I'm in dire need of help with dark circles!! Thank you for your consideration.

  • June 25, 2009

    by Laura

    After reading all the above comments, I realize that I'm not alone! I have serious dark circles. What they call "serious" in advertisements is laughable - if I don't wear concealer, people ask if me if I'm sick, or even how I got my black eyes! Not kidding. Even the best concealers don't cover them all the way up. Ah well. I do my best with concealer, and I've moved on to acceptance. Though, if they ever came up with a plastic surgery that actually worked for dark circles, I'd probably do it. Mine just get worse as I get older, and if pictures of my grandfather are any indication, my future is not going to look pretty.

    Best of luck to all. May this product actually work, unlike all the others I'm sure we've all tried.

  • June 24, 2009

    by Kathleen Fredin

    Oh, would I love to find a product that really does what it promises and helps the dark circles. Since I was a teen, old enough to wear makeup, the very first thing that goes on after moisturizer is white or blue or mauve concealer, depending on how bad they look that day. Then makeup, then back for regular concealer. Then maybe a touch of light reflecting-something. I've tried dozens of undereye treatments and actually supplemented with Vitamin K, biotin, B vits. I still take inositol and choline daily. I'm Scandinavian with fair hair and coloring, so the dark bluish color around my palish eyes really shouts, "Here I am".

  • June 24, 2009

    by Veronica

    Wow! What a perfect give-away for me. I get depressed seeing my dark under eye circles in the mirror everyday, they make me look so tired. I would like to have an even tone to my whole face.

  • June 24, 2009

    by Trinh

    Wow, it looks like we have a lot of panda eyes people. Believe it or not, I tried YBF Correct and it didn't help with my dark circle. I know how much you love YBF...I am sure it's a good cream...just not the one for me. I was pretty disappointed. Currently trying Jason Vit. K cream. The only thing really help is my concealer. So the search for a HG continue. I would love to try this.

  • June 24, 2009

    by JulieK

    I was gonna plead here, but seeing as there's already a few begun, I'll just wish the best of luck to whomever gets to try this product. I know what living with dark circles from the teens on feels like. G'luck lassies! =)

  • June 24, 2009

    by Carolyn

    This is exactly the kind of product that drew me to TIA in the first place...I'd love to receive this to try and report back on.

  • June 24, 2009

    by Ann

    WOW....would love to try to this one. I was keen to buy April Rain's cream, but thought the price was slightly steep for me at this stage ( I'm launching a new company in recession times - exciting but testing!). My eyes have now seen the glory, and they are drying out in the process.

  • June 24, 2009

    by michlny

    My crow's feet are begging to be smoothed! The corners of my eyes are BLACK. I am so sick of having to put concealer in my corners....I want the blackness to go away!! I'd love to try this...

  • June 24, 2009

    by maria lewan

    So excited to learn about this new product!
    I'm struggling to use Zach's Easy Eye Solutions & give up more often than not-so this product sounds ideal! Thanks for all that you do to keep us up to date on all of the "must-haves"!

  • June 24, 2009

    by Grace

    Thanks Marta for looking into yet another new eye remedy. I'm 35 and have been plaqued with dark circles since I was 16 (the first time ever I became conscious of my looks - I know I'm late by recent standards :) ). Now that I'm a bit older I have to also manage other issues popping up (annoying fine lines under eye and my bags that were a present from my father) so I'm very much eager to have the opportunity to try things out. Thus far I've tried YBF and MDskincare and found MD skincare works better. I really, really hope that there will be a day I can mitigate my dark circles (not with concealor) so I'm constantly in search of the Holy hopefully I get a chance to evaluate them first-hand. Thanks for considering!

  • June 24, 2009

    by aerwin

    Ok you don't know how bad I need this . My circles are getting worse and worse, Next to my Lily White skin I look like one of the undead.

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