Hey! I know that I have a lot of skin care products in my arsenal, but I have barely any for my eye skin. And recently I received this babe in one of the sample boxes. It’s an eye complex from an Australian brand Alpha-H. In a word, it is a refreshing gel for the under eye area. Somehow, from the very beginning it felt as though I wouldn’t get on well with this product. And yeah, it was so true to life.
Expires within 12 months
Made in Australia
Outer appearance: My sample houses 7.5 ml / 0.25 fl oz of the product. The packaging is a regular white tube with a screw-on over-cap.
By the way, the small packaging has a rather big nozzle, which sometimes gives out too much of the product. The full sized packaging offers a pump dispenser and I guess there isn’t such a problem with it at all.
Characteristics and product promises:
Soothing and firming gel that refreshes, rehydrates, reduces puffiness and dark circles
With continued use, the need for an under eye concealer is reduced as swelling and dark circles are minimised
Fine lines, wrinkles and crows feet become less visible as the skin is plumped and moisturised
Ideal for hooded, puffy, tired eyes; dark circles/pigmentation, men and for smokers.
Aqua, Glycerin, Sodium Hyaluronate, Niacinamide, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Panthenol, Phenoxyethanol, Allantoin, Butylene Glycol, Caprylyl Glycol, Gluconolactone, Fagus Sylvatica Bud Extract, Sodium Hydroxymethylglycinate, Sodium Benzoate, Alcohol, Cucumis Sativus Extract, Disodium Edta, Hibiscus Sabdariffa Flower Extract, Potassium Hydroxide, Benzyl Alcohol, Punica Granatum Extract, Hydroxypropyl Cyclodextrin, Benzoic Acid, Olea Europaea Leaf Extract, Potassium Sorbate, Xanthan Gum, Calcium Gluconate, Acetyl Tetrapeptide-5, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-38.
Three main ingredients are an extract of hibiscus flowers, cucumber, niacinamide and hyaluronic acid.
How to use:
Gently press serum around the eye area, morning and evening.
They recommend storing the product in the fridge for better reducing of puffiness and soothing effects.
Consistency: The product is actually a lightweight transparent gel. It has a barely noticeable herbal aroma.
The gel is easy to apply over my skin with an even layer.
It doesn't take too long to soak up, leaving a light glossy finish behind. As far as I know, the product is aimed at brightening the under eye area.
My personal impressions of use: Honestly, I didn’t like this product. Almost right after application, my skin feels as though it's on fire. I don’t experience any discomfort sensations when I apply it over my hand (for swatches, for instance), so I guess that the problem lies within my thin under eye skin. What’s more, the product sticks to all my small under eye crevices and fine lines. And it doesn’t even depend on how much of the gel I apply.
It feels so unpleasant that sometimes I have to drag my skin down to release it. As for the effects, well, there aren’t any. The maximum that it can do is fight puffiness, but again, only thanks to the light cooling effect.
It doesn’t affect my natural dark circles. I can see some skin moisture from the product, but it’s really minimal. And that’s all. Moisture is the main fact as to why I don’t assess this product with 2 stars. In the end I conclude that this is a product for those who don’t have any problems with their under eye area like wrinkles, fine lines, crows or under eye bags. If you have any of those, then I don’t recommend this Eye Complex. There are so many other awesome moisturizing and skin-friendly products out there. Besides, the price is $41. That’s too much, and what for? It’s a mystery to me.
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