Hydropeptide Eye Authority and I have a two-year strong relationship. This isn’t a fling, maybe I’ll try another eye cream in a few months kind of love affair. I’m committed. Deep love, ya’ll. For the longest time I settled for mediocre eye creams while searching for a budget friendly product [$50 or less]. The skin around your eyes is delicate and needs sweet loving, not some basic meh-it’s-okay eye cream.
First, you need to know your new BFF skincare ingredient: peptides. Peptides are proteins that strengthen and feed your skin so it’s well nourished and behaves and looks as if it were younger. There are tons of peptides with varying health effects on your skin, they’re the shit. Eye Authority is loaded with them:
- Relaxing Peptides keep muscles relaxed and minimize muscle contraction…similar to Botox.
- Anti-Puffiness Peptides improves drainage. The eye area tends to be stagnant causing puffiness.
- Anti-Dark Circle Peptides improve circulation and prevents fluid from building up.
- Anti-Glycation Peptides prevent the breakdown of collagen and elastin.
- Lifting Peptides are wrinkle reducing and stimulate collagen.
- Illuminating Peptides speed up skin metabolism and brighten. You can actually see the effect slightly on my hand.
Product: Hydropeptide Eye Authority
What it is: A fancy eye cream.
Claims: Immediately brightens dark circles, diminishes the look of expression lines, wrinkles and puffiness.
Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Hydroxethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Squalane, Polysorbate 60, Acetyl Hexapeptide-30 (Relaxing Peptide), Arginine (Antioxidant Peptide), Caprylyl Glycol, Pisum Sativum (Pea) Extract, Polysorbate 20, Sucrose Dilaurate, Glycerin, Dipeptide Diaminobutyroyl Benzylamide Diacetate (Relaxing Peptide), Hesperidin Methyl Chalcone, Steareth-20, Dipeptide-2 (Anti-Puffiness Peptide), Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-3 (Anti-Puffiness Peptide), Butylene Glycol, Acetyl Tetrapeptide-5 (Anti-Dark Circle Peptide), Hydroxysuccinimide, Chrysin, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide (Lifting Peptide), Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7 (Lifting Peptide), Propanediol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glyceryl Stearate, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate (Raphanus Sativus Root Extract) (Peptide Preservative), Lactobacillus Ferment (Peptide Preservative), Populus Tremuloides Bark Extract, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Isododecane, Mica, Azeloyl Tetrapeptide-23 (Anti-Glycation Peptide), Pearl Powder (Illuminating Peptide), Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Hydrolyzed Conchiolin Protein (Black Pearl Peptide), 1,2-Hexanediol, Tropolone, Sodium Hyaluronate, Cetyl Esters, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Bambusa Vulgaris Extract, Glucosamine HCl, Arctostaphylos UvaUrsi (Bearberry) Leaf Extract, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Gynostemma Pentaphyllum Leaf Extract, Camellia Sinesis (White Tea) Leaf Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Sigesbeckia Orientalis Extract, Echinacea Purpurea Extract, Glyceryl Caprylate, Glyceryl Undecylenate, Phyllanthus Emblica Fruit Extract, Ceramide III, Allantoin, Titanium Dioxide, Bismuth Oxychloride (CL77163), Copper PCA, Disodium EDTA, Carbomer, Aminomethyl Propanol
Application: A little bit goes a long way. Start with a half-pea amount, beginning application under eyes and applying left over residue to your brow bone. If you need more, go for it, but start small.
FYI: Personally, I feel like the results are cumulative after continuous use. My dark circles are non-existent most days and I wear far less concealer. When I smile I have a lot of expression lines around my eyes, especially when I’m dehydrated. Eye Authority gets rid of them. I know, I’m 30 and look like I’m 12 but I swear I have baby-wrinkles. Stop judging me. Hydropeptide uses vacuum pump packaging so you get every last bit out. Really. I’ve taken mine apart to find everything gone. There are a few pore-clogging ingredients in the formula but I haven’t had issues with congestion. Hyaluronic acid and ceramides are in the mix providing hydration.
Where to buy: Hydropeptide $74, Nordstrom $74
After evaluating my backup skincare stash I realized I had an extra Hydropeptide Eye Authority and thought… WHY NOT SHARE THE LOVE? I’m giving away one bottle to a lucky reader! Entries must be submitted with the widget below. You must be 18, open to US & Canada, contest ends March 28th, and the winner will be announced here the following day.
After submitting leave a comment and tell me, what do you look for in an eye cream?