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Every couple of years, Darrell Owens, the co-founder and chief formulator of Your Best Face, tinkers with the formula for his Correct eye cream. His mission has always been for Correct to be the “be-all and end-all” of eye creams, and these formula tweaks were aimed at keeping it there. For my part, I always found the improvements welcome, but not earth-shattering. However, the latest reformulation of Correct at the end of last year is a game changer. I love the new Correct.
Your Best Face Correct ($150 in the shop) is now an excellent lid lifter, as well as reducer of fine, crepey lines. The lid lifting is, I believe, due in large part to an ingredient called Uplevity. This is actually a newish peptide, tetrapeptide-2. According to Lipotec, which is the company that makes Uplevity, it induces the expression of fibulin 5 and lysyl oxidase-like 1. The latter is a gene that catalyzes the first step in the formation of crosslinks in collagens and elastin. Fibrulin 5 is an extracellular matrix protein. Tetrapeptide-2 regulates the gene expression of talin, zyxin and integrins, which contribute to the improvement of “dermal cohesion.” Or, in other words, it firms and lifts the eyelid skin.
The other key new addition is Matrixyl Synthe’6, a palmitoyl tripeptide-38, which is a peptide produced from derivatives of the amino acids lysine and methione sulfone (the latter is synthetic). Palmitoyl tripeptide-38 is a matrikine-mimetic compound that regulates cell activity, wound repair and collagen tissue remodeling. As the name implies, Matrixyl Synthe’6 stimulates six major constituents of the skin matrix and the dermal-epidermal junction.
Correct has been given a moisturizing boost with cupuacu butter, and the other newbie is the antioxidant quercetin, which also spurs collagen production.
No babies have been thrown out with the bathwater; just about all of the original Correct roster is still present, including Eyeseryl, a peptide that reduces puffiness, and Haloxyl, collagen boosting Matrixyl 3000, wrinkle reducing Tego Pep 4-17 and Renovage. Your Best Face’s signature line up of free radical fighters, including spin trap and Lipochroman-6.
My only little quibble with the new Correct is that it does not absorb quite as easily into the skin as the old version and requires a little more massaging. However, this is a small price to pay for an excellent anti-aging eye cream that is most definitely the be-all and end-all.