I don’t use an eye cream or serum. I slather my facial moisturiser all over and call it a day (or night). I’m lazy like that.
But if I did use one, I’d go with Dr Dennis Gross Ferulic + Retinol Triple Correction Eye Serum. Here’s why:
Licorice Root Extract
It’s so rare to see licorice root extract high on the ingredient list. It’s also good.
For starters, licorice has anti-inflammatory properties. A 2003 study found that it treats atopic dermatitis and reduces itching, swelling, and redness in over two weeks.
That’s not all. Licorice can also fade hyperpigmentation. Studies show that glabridin, a component in licorice inhibits the production of melanin (the pigment that gives skin its colour).
If hyperpigmentation is the cause of your dark circles, licorice can help you banish them.
Ferulic Acid is an antioxidant on steroid.
Usually, each antioxidant fights only one type of free radicals. That’s why I always tell you to look for products with a gazillion antioxidants. The more you use, the younger your skin will look.
Ferulic acid fights THREE types of free radicals: superoxide, hydroxyl radical, and nitric oxide. Adding it to your skincare routine will give your antioxidant defences a powerful boost.
Retinol (a form of vitamin A) is an anti-aging superstar. It fights wrinkles in three ways:
- It has antioxidant properties that fight free radicals.
- It boosts the production of collagen, the protein that keeps skin firm
- It speeds up cellular turnover (the skin’s natural exfoliating process)
That means it can reduce crow’s feet and dark spots caused by hyperpigmentation.
FYI, retinol can irritate the sensitive skin of your undereye area. Introduce it into you skincare routine slowly. Use it only a couple of times a week at first and increase frequency gradially.
AHAs and BHA
Dr. Dennis Gross Ferulic + Retinol Triple Correction Eye Serum also contains a blend of AHAs and BHA (Salicylic Acid, Glycolic Acid, Mandelic Acid). They’re my fave exfoliants. Too bad they don’t do anything here.
Here’s the deal: these acids work only when their concentration is high enough and the pH is right. This serum doesn’t meet these conditions. 🙁
Oh well, I guess nothing’s perfect…
What Else Do You Need To Know?
I’ve just scratched the surface above. Dr. Dennis Gross Ferulic + Retinol Triple Correction Eye Serum contains so many other goodies:
- Antioxidants: quercetin and ubiquinone (to name a few) fight the free radicals that give you wrinkles
- Arbutin: it fades hyperpigmentation – if that’s what causes your dark circles, this will help
- Caffeine: it reduces puffiness and dark circles cause by vasodilation
- Sodium hyaluronate: a form of hyaluronic acid that deeply hydrates skin
The Bottom Line
Dr. Dennis Gross Ferulic + Retinol Triple Correction Eye Serum is a multitasker: it moisturises skin, fights wrinkles, reduces dark spots and soothes skin. It’s pricey but well worth the investment!
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