Reviewed and rejected: Mark Lees Pept-Eyes
Mind you, one woman's disapointment could be another's miracle in a jar.
Several of the peptides in Mark Lees Pept-Eyes - dipeptide-2 and palmitoyl tetrapeptide-7 - are aimed at diminishing dark under-eye circles. Along with hesperidin methyl chalcone (which is also in Pept-Eyes), they go to make up something that is marketed as Eyeliss. Hesperidin methyl chalcone is flavonoid from citrus plants and it helps stop blood vessels from leaking, which is supposed to help you look as though you've had a good night's sleep.
I don't really suffer from dark circles, so it's probably unfair to expect a result. But I didn't seem to benefit from the other ingredients either. These include a peptide called palmitoyl oligopeptide, marketed under the name of Matrixyl, and glycosphingolipids. These are regulators of cell growth and activity. They seem to be fairly complex entities made up of sugars and 400 different types have been identified. There are also phospholipids that are a major component of all cell membranes and I found a study that found that a phospholipid cream healed radiation-damaged skin better than an aloe-vera solution.
I wouldn't discourage anyone from giving Pept-Eyes a try, but I would caution that at $65 for 0.5oz, its a little on the pricey side.
Water (Aqua), Cyclopentasiloxane, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cetyl Octanoate, PEG-100 Stearate, Glyceryl Stearate, Glycerin, Olive (Olea Europea) Oil Unsaponifiables, Cetyl Ester, Sodium Polystyrene Sulphonate, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf, Sodium PCA, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Tribehenin, Ceramide 2, Glycosphingolipids, Phospholipids, Cholesterol, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Hesperidin Methyl Chalcone, Dipeptide-2, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Hydroxysuccinimide, Disodium EDTA, Chrysin, Hyaluronic Acid, Polyacrylate-13, Polyisobutene, Tocopherol, Laureth-4, Laureth-23, Polysorbate 20, Dimethicone, PEG-10 Rapeseed Sterol, Polysorbate 60, Behenyl Alcohol, Carbomer, Potassium Hydroxide, Potassium Sorbate, Steareth-20, Methylisothiazolinone