If you can only try one product from Zelens, go with Triple-Action Advanced Eye Cream.
That’s what everyone told me. It’s the best-seller from the brand. The darling editors and influencers alike rave about.
Me, I think eye creams are useless. Not the most promising start…
Still, curiosity got the better of me. Did this cream made me change my mind about eye creams? Let’s find out.
What’s In Zelens Triple-Action Advanced Eye Cream?
PEPTIDES TO FIGHT DARK CIRCLES AND WRINKLES
Every eye cream promises to fight crow’s feet and dark circles. But Zelens has taken a slightly different approach in solving these woes.
Peptides. The eye cream contains four:
- Acetyl Octapeptide-3: A.k.a. “Botox in a jar.” Like Botox, it blocks the release of the neurotransmitters that make muscles contract. If they can’t move, they can’t form wrinkles in the long run.
- Acetyl Tetrapeptide-5: It fights puffy eyebags “by working on several mechanisms, like improving the vascular system and strengthening the skin under the eyes preventing fluid accumulation“.
- Palmitoyl Oligopeptide & Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7: They stimulate collagen production and fight inflammation.
The problem with peptides? Most of these studies were done by the manufacturers. They’re promising, but until we have independent research to back them up, I wouldn’t put my faith wholly on peptides.
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SILICONES TO MINIMIZE IMPERFECTIONS
The base of this sunscreen is made up of silicones. It’s not as bad as you think. Silicones do a lot of good things in skincare:
- Enhance texture: They allow the cream to glide on smoothly, without tugging or pulling.
- Fill in fine lines and wrinkles: It’s a trick to make them look temporarily smaller.
- Softens skin: It makes it feel silky soft to the touch.
They don’t even cause pimples: silicones have a particular molecular structure made up of larger molecules with wider spaces between each molecule. They create a barrier that keeps moisture in but still allows skin to perspire.
But if you use anything comedogenic before this cream, then yes, silicones can trap them underneath their protective barrier and cause breakouts.
Bottom line: don’t use comedogenic ingredients in your skincare and you’ll be fine.
Related: Are Silicones In Skincare Bad?
Lightweight, silky cream-gel texture that glides onto the skin smoothly and sinks in immediately.
Clean and subtle.
How To Use It
Morning and night, after serum but before moisturiser.
Performance & Personal Opinion
As soon as I apply it, I notice the fine lines around my eyes look a little smaller and the whole area is smoother.
That’s the magic of silicones. They feel in fine lines and wrinkles, reducing their appearance. Silicones also give skin that velvety soft feel I adore. I honestly can’t stop touching my skin when I have them on. l
But, the effects of silicones are only temporary. Once you wash the cream off, your wrinkles are still there, as big as before. Nothing wrong with that, we all need a quick fix most days.
The cream also moisturized my skin to make it softer and helped depuff my eyes a little. But it did absolutely nothing for dark circles.
That little de-puffing action isn’t enough to warrant using a separate eye cream, in my opinion. I’ll go back to using my face moisturiser all over.
Related: Do You Really Need An Eye Cream?
Who Is This For?
If your eye area is drier than the rest of the face, using a separate cream like this can give it the extra moisture boost it needs.
Who Is This For?
- Most people don’t need an eye cream.
- If you’re looking for a cream that helps with dark circles, this isn’t it.
A jar. Not the most hygienic, but it’s sleek.
Does Zelens Triple-Action Advanced Eye Cream Live Up To Its Claims?
|A state-of-the-art eye cream with targeted triple action.||What targeted triple action? Can you be more vague?|
|This moisturising cream helps to visibly reduce the appearance of puffiness, dark circles, fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes.||It helps with everything apart from dark circles.|
|Works instantly to soothe and revitalise the eye area.||True.|
|Eye area looks luminous and more lifted.||Didn’t do this for me.|
|Signs of fatigue and aging around eyes are visibly diminished.||True, but then anything moisturising does this.|
Price & Availability
Do You Need It?
Nope. Very few people need a separate eye cream.
Dupes & Alternatives
Water (Aqua), Dimethicone, Cyclopentasiloxane, Polysilicone-11, Bifida Ferment Lysate, Pentylene Glycol, Sinorhizobium Meliloti Ferment Filtrate, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Carbomer, Tromethamine, Phenoxyethanol, Acrylates Copolymer, Isohexadecane, Ammonium PolyacryloyldimethylTaurate, Chlorphenesin, Disodium EDTA, Tocopheryl Acetate, Polysorbate 80, Polysorbate 20, Fragrance (Parfum), Caffeine, O-Cymen-5-Ol, Steareth-20, Sodium Dehydroacetate, CetylHydroxyethylcellulose, Lecithin, Caprylyl Glycol, PVP/PolycarbamylPolyglycol Ester, Sodium Benzoate, Hydrolysed Sesam Protein PG-Propyl Methylsilanediol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Potassium Sorbate, Acetyl Tetrapeptide-5, Alchemilla Vulgaris Extract, Betula Alba Leaf Extract, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, ChamomillaRecutita (Matricaria) Flower/Leaf Extract, ChlorhexidineDigluconate, Equisetum Arvense Extract, N-Hydroxysuccinimide, Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Leaf Extract, Trisodium EDTA, Acetyl Octapeptide-3, Tocopherol, Citric Acid, Sodium Citrate, Soluble Collagen, Chrysin, PalmitoylOligopeptide, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7