If you’ve had too much alcohol, too much salt, or been crying, eyelids can become puffy and swollen. Over time, underlying skin fibers may stretch, leading to permanent drooping. This can make you look older than your years.
AminoGenesis EYE Control Lid Lifting and Dark Circle Serum ($49.95, AminoGenesis.
Albizia julibrissin, also known as Silk Tree or Mimosa of Constantinople, has been reported in various reputable journals to have antioxidant, anti-tumor and anti-inflammatory properties (Biochemistry and Medicinal Letters, Carbohydrate Research, Glycoconjugate Journal). The ingredient also may protect against glycation, a process that results in an aged, inelastic state of collagen. (Know how your skin loses suppleness as you age? That is, in part, due to glycation).
When used in a skin care product, Albizia julibrissin is believed to improve the appearance of signs of glycation.
Darutoside is rich in emollients. Studies show it may contain active compounds that soothe the skin, decrease inflammation, and promote collagen production, resulting in firmer skin over time (UKAA, 1998).
Like the other ingredients in AminoGenesis EYE Control Lid Lifting and Dark Circle Serum, Darutoside is also safe for the delicate eye areas, with very low irritant potential reported (Cosmetics and Toiletries, 1998).
AmimoGenesis EYE Control may be used on the upper and lower eyelids. It is particularly beneficial for the upper eyelids, where there are few products even designated to go. (The excess hydration many other eye creams provide often create the look of upper eyelid puffiness).