I recently discovered the Jenetiqa line and have found that all the products punch above their weight, none more so than the eye cream, Premier Regard 360° Eyelift ($52 in the shop). This mid-priced eye cream won’t make too big of a dent on your credit card, but it will deliver some extremely potent ingredients, including some of my personal favorites.
Premier Regard is a great eye cream. In my experience, it is best at ironing out under-eye wrinkles and crepey lids, while brightening skin. For lifting, I’d probably look to a different eye cream, but for wrinkles and skin brightening, this works.
There are a ton of impactful ingredients here, but I want to give a shout-out to some of them in particular. Premier Regard is unusual in that it includes a retinol (retinyl palmitate in this case). One of the other retinol eye creams that I like is Amarte’s Eyeconic, so I was interested in having an alternative. The benefit of a retinol (providing that it's properly formulated) in an eye cream is that it helps smooth the skin, prevent or eliminate milia, brighten dull skin and lighten dark circles. I should note that retinyl palmitate has been identified by the FDA as something that becomes a carcinogenic in sunlight. For this reason, I prefer to use this eye cream at night.
I am always excited to come across astaxanthin, an antioxidant that is supposedly much more powerful than vitamins E or C, and studies have shown that it can prevent UV-induced collagen degradation, wrinkles and melanin. Of course, there’s Jenetiqa’s signature ingredient, ubiquinol, a powerful antioxidant that penetrates the skin easily to reduce free radical damage.
As mentioned, Jenetiqa’s eye cream is packed to the gunnels with actives. There are two forms of vitamin C, B12 and E. Another skin brightener is kojic acid and blueberry is a source arbutin. You can’t overlook the mineral complex with copper, magnesium, zinc and iron.
There are a couple of exotic botanicals, including kigelia africana (with its gorgeous bat-pollinated flowers and bizarre monster sausage-like fruit). It is an antibacterial, a “significant” (in the words of one study) anti-inflammatory and an antioxidant.
Next to that, watermelon might seem a bit humdrum, but it is an important ingredient with antioxidant lycopene, circulation-enhancing citrulline and arginine.
The list is long, but the verdict is short: this product is a winner.