As the hunt for the best eye cream continues, I present to you another promising option – Good Skin Labs’ Eyliplex-2.
Eyliplex-2 is a breakthrough, 24 hour system with fast acting and long lasting formulas housed in one small convenient package. First a day gel instantly awakens the eyes by immediately smoothing and lifting lines making wrinkles less visible and skin more radiant. Then the long-lasting night balm helps recharge and repair the skin’s appearance by using a cocktail of highly effect ingredients helping to reduce the appearance of dark circles, restore firmness and further continuing to reduce the appearance of eye area wrinkles.
At first look, the packaging might seem odd as it looks like a container of contact lenses ( cute, though! ), but the packaging is explained by Eyliplex-2 having two kinds of eye cream – one to be used during the day, and one for nighttime.
The day gel contains tightening and lifting agents, called SuberlifttTM and Polylift®, and Advanced Rho-Cite™ Complex.
SuberliftTM, a plant derived ingredient from cork oak is an emollient tensor that nearly erases the wrinkles on contact by visibly filling them in on the surface of the skin. The action is complimented by Polylift® a more aggressive tightening film former, derived from sweet almond extract, which stretches out the wrinkle making the eye area appear smoother. The final ingredient, Advanced Rho-Cite™ Complex, is made up of antioxidants and minerals such as rhodochrosite, zinc pca, green tea extract, caffeine and Vitamin E extract, and helps fortify the skin’s structure and defends against daily environmental stressors by helping to maintain natural collagen and elastin.
The day gel is feels light, indeed, which is just great for day time when you just hate to apply anything creamy on your face. As I applied the day gel under my eyes and on my lids, it gives a slightly cooling effect, and it melts into the skin instantly. I find this very pleasant to the senses. As for the promised tightening and anti-aging effects, one can only hope that as one applies the day gel, that it do its job and keep the skin surrounding the eye area young, soft, and supple. As for the moisture levels, yes, I believe that this gives good moisture to the eye area.
As for the night balm, Eyliplex counts on Haloxyl PFE™ and Mala-plump™Complex to do its job,
Haloxyl PFE™ is a new powerful extract derived from the passionflower to reduce the appearance of dark circles by helping to restore firmness while sleeping. Mala-plump™Complex, made up of minerals such as malachite, caffeine and a Vitamin C derivative, supports skin’s natural recovery process and combats free radicals and environmental aggressors while also boosting natural collagen production. Super Plumping Spheres act like plastic wrap, helping to keep moisture from escaping the eye area.
Applying this during night time is quite a unique experience. Before, I’ve gotten quite used to applying creamy undereye products, or very light serums surrounding the eye area, but the night balm is a big thick, draggy, as the consistency is a bit thick. Applying it gives me a sense of security that the drying effects of the a/c would not cause this to evaporate, or it would be quite a good barrier against the aircon’s drying effects ( yes, the aircon dries out the skin! ). With that, all throughout the night, undereyes and lids are ensured moisture, and reparation, with a good day ahead. Moisture level is to the extreme with this night balm, as I would reach for it every night like a blanket – helping me feel secure!
But now girls, let’s all be honest- it’s so hard to find out if eye creams work for us, or not, right? It’s all about taking faith in one product and sticking to it until you see results. Anti-aging effects are never instant – but it’s always good to take some effort for we’d rather hope for the best, rather than regretting that we did not take that extra step. Sometimes, I don’t even bother believing with the promises of reducing undereye darkness, or anti-aging, and for short-run, I am always very particular with how the eye cream moisturizes. Well, that would be a good start, then the long-term effects may follow!
Hoping for tight, firm lids, and a not-so-dark undereye area,
* Eyliplex-2 is exclusively available at Watsons’ Personal Care Stores, and Beauty by SM, retailing for P 2600.00. The product is so much, that the price is worth it. This can definitely be used for a long, long time.