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Although much can be said and written about a product and how it performs, perhaps the real evidence of whether or not it works is to answer the question: Would you purchase it again? After six weeks, I am nearing the end of my bottle of Skinfinite LOL (Laugh Out Loud) Eye Serum (.5oz/$49 in the shop) and am facing that very question.
But first, I would be remiss in not mentioning the ingredients list. If peptides and botanicals work for you, this will definitely be worthwhile reading. Third and fourth on the list are tetrapeptides (EyeserylTM and HaloxylTM) to address eye puffiness, dark circles, firmness and tone around the eye. BioskinupTM is a collective blend of botanicals (Ptychopetalum Olaciodes Bark/Stem Extract, Pfaffia Paniculata Root Extract, Lilium Candidum Flower Extract) that work to alleviate puffiness, fine lines, stimulate blood circulation, and act as an anti-inflammatory. Hesperidin (a citrus bioflavonoid) improves skin tone and stimulates circulation to reduce dark circles; evening primrose oil (contains Gamma Linolenic Acid) provides anti-inflammatory and emollient benefits. Although the list goes on, these are a few of the ingredients that specifically target problems associated with the periorbital area.
My concerns around the eye area are to maintain firmness and skin tone, hydrate, address the start of fine lines, and reduce occasional puffiness. My go-to eye product has been kaplanMD Intensive Eye Cream, so this is what I used around one eye, and the Skinfinite LOL Eye Serum around the other for this test.
To begin with, I like the Skinfinite pump bottle that made it easy to dispense just the right amount – no wasted product. As a serum, it has excellent lubricity and I found one drop was plenty for each eye. Lightly tapping the serum around the eye, it absorbs quickly without any sticky residue. I used this morning and night and was pleasantly surprised to find it kept pace with my kaplanMD Intensive Eye Cream. It worked well right away, keeping the eye area firm and moisturized. Luckily, I don’t have problems with dark under-eye circles, so I honestly can’t speak to that. However, I did intentionally skip an evening application when I knew I would be up quite late without sleep, resulting in a bit of puffiness in the morning. I resumed application early the following morning and in about an hour the puffiness had gone.
I quickly discovered an affinity for this eye serum and it has performed very well for me over the entire six-week period (and yes, I will be purchasing this in the future). Made with ingredients found in more expensive eye products, I found this eye serum to be an excellent performer at a good price point. This is another great candidate for the TIA shop, too.
Note: kaplanMD has recently launched a new Intense Eye Concentrate that I’ve just begun testing, so watch for my review of it in a few weeks.
Ingredients: Aqua (Water), Glycerin*, Acetyl Tetrapeptide‐5, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide‐7, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Glycosaminoglycans, Ptychopetalum Olaciodes Bark/Stem Extract, Pfaffia Paniculata Root Extract, Alpha Glucosyl Hesperidin, Lilium Candidum Flower Extract, Actinidia Chinensis (Kiwi) Fruit Powder, Coffea Robusta (Green Coffee) Seed Extract, Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice Powder*, Steareth‐20, Chrysin, Pelargonium Graveolens (Geranium) Flower Oil*, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil*, Anthemis Nobilis (Chamomile) Flower Oil*, Rosa Damascena Flower Oil, N‐Hydroxysuccinimide, Caprylyl/Capryl Glucoside, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Water, Alcohol Denat., Phytic Acid, Potassium Sorbate, Benzyl Alcohol, Lonicera Japonica (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Lonicera Caprifolium (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract