The arrival of midsummer means hot and humid weather for much of the U.S. Especially when combined with seasonal allergies, it can contribute to puffy, tired-looking eyes. I recently tested the Exuviance DePuffing Eye Serum, a product designed to combat "fluffy" eyelids! Let's have a closer look...
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Exuviance DePuffing Eye Serum works by increasing microcirculation and strengthening capillaries while providing a cooling massage with the applicator.
Let's have a look at what the brand had to say:
Exuviance DePuffing Eye Serum helps decongest, de-puff and tone the eye area for a rested, youthful appearance with visible results in just 4 weeks*. The special triple micro-roller applicator gently massages to stimulate circulation and drainage while delivering a depuffing complex of botanical ingredients. A blend of peptides plus a citrus antioxidant in Eyeliss™ and Actiflow® targets microcirculation and helps strengthen skin, reducing the pooling that can lead to puffiness and bags. NeoGlucosamine® helps build the supportive gel cushion** for collagen and elastin, to firm and tone both eyelid and under-eye droopiness over time. Caffeine helps stimulate and invigorate the skin. Chamomile, Green Tea and Cucumber refresh the skin, while special micro-fillers soften and smooth the look of fine lines and crow's feet for an immediate de-aging boost. Ophthalmologist tested.
Aqua (Water), Isododecane, Dimethicone, Acetyl Glucosamine, Glycerin, Polysilicone-11, Polysorbate 80, PEG-12 Dimethicone, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Extract, Camellia Oleifera Leaf Extract, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sodium Hyaluronate, Dipeptide-2, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Butylene Glycol, Caffeine, PEG-14M, Saccharomyces Cerevisiae Extract, Hesperidin Methyl Chalcone, Citric Acid, Steareth-20, Propylene Glycol, Sorbitan Isostearate, Polysorbate 60, Caprylyl Glycol, Chlorphenesin, Phenoxyethanol, CI 42090 (Blue 1), CI 15985 (Yellow 6).
The product is a mix of floral extracts, Glucosamine, glycerin, and silicone. The formula felt light and mild to me, with no signs of irritation.
The Exuviance DePuffing Eye Serum comes in a click pen container with a metal roller-ball applicator, containing .2 fl oz. You only need one or two clicks to dispense a good amount for the eye area. Rolling the product into the lid feels cooling and massages the tissue. The product feels very light and refreshing, almost like watery jelly, and dries without a residue. It seems to have a very soft floral scent but contains no artificial fragrance, so it is natural to the product.
So how did it do? Even with silicones, which I can be sensitive to, this product was completely irritation free. The sensation of applying was cooling and soothing, with a light degree of hydration and plumping. I would say it is perfect for warm weather, as there was nothing heavy or sticky at all. While I normally have pretty bad eye bags, I think the massaging and cooling action did provide some relief, though it was not extremely noticeable.
It is priced at $72 for .2fl oz. which is really high compared to the brand's other products, more on line with high-end department store brands. There are various beauty vendors on Amazon that do sell it for less. I think for the price there are other products in Exuviance's line I would chose before this one. My absolute, hands down favorite is the Exuviance Bionic Tonic, which has some of the same light hydrating properties and you can cut the pads into smaller pieces for more use. I would keep it away from the waterline areas, but for lower eyelid bags, it felt great.
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