Kiehl's - Kiehl's Powerful-Strength Line-Reducing and Dark Circle-Diminishing Vitamin C Eye Serum

Kiehl's Kiehl's Powerful-Strength Line-Reducing and Dark Circle-Diminishing Vitamin C Eye Serum

WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Moisturizing
  • Evens skin tone
  • +1 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • ascorbic acid
  • adenosine
  • palmitoyl tetrapeptide-7
  • palmitoyl tripeptide-1
  • chrysin
  • dimethicone
  • dimethicone crosspolymer
  • glycerin
  • hydrolyzed hyaluronic acid
  • lauroyl lysine
  • polysilicone-11
  • titanium dioxide
  • +9 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
100 /100
IRRITANCY
LOW
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What does the product description say?
"Kiehl's Powerful-Strength Line-Reducing and Dark Circle-Diminishing Vitamin C Eye Serum"
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WIMJ summary

This product can help reduce and prevent fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin elasticity and firmness because it contains ascorbic acid.

These ingredients in the product can also be helpful, even though there is less evidence for their effectiveness: adenosine, palmitoyl tetrapeptide-7, palmitoyl tripeptide-1.

Keep in mind that it typically takes at least 6 weeks to notice any results because the changes that are needed to improve fine lines and elasticity happen in the deeper layers of the skin. No topical anti-aging product can “erase” wrinkles or fully reverse signs of aging.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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MEDIUM
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MEDIUM
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What does the product description say?
"Kiehl's Powerful-Strength Line-Reducing and Dark Circle-Diminishing Vitamin C Eye Serum"
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WIMJ summary

This product can help reduce hypepigmentation and even out the skin tone because it contains the following effective ingredients: ascorbic acid.

The following ingredient (ingredients) in this product might be helpful, but there is no evidence to confirm that it actually can help even out the skin tone: chrysin.

Keep in mind that you would need to apply any topical skincare targetted at hypigmentation consistently for a couple of months to get a result. No topical skincare product can help get rid of hyperpigmentation (including post-acne marks and age spots) instantly.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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MEDIUM
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LOW
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What does the product description say?
"Gently warmed on your skin, the serum instantly plumps and rehydrates the delicate eye contour with multi-weight hyaluronic acid and glycerin while Khiel’s Tri-Peptide Complex helps lighten the appearance of dark circles over time."
WIMJ summary

This product can help improve hydration of the skin with the two types of ingredients.

The first type is called “humectants”:
these ingredients help attract water. When humectants are on the surface of the skin, they “pull in” the moisture from the outside environment, or from within deeper layers of the skin. The following ingredients in this product do the job: glycerin, hydrolyzed hyaluronic acid.

This product also contains ingredients called “occlusives”. They help reduce the speed with which our skin loses moisture to the outside environment. These ingredients also help soften the upper layer of the skin, so it feels less tight and nicer to the touch. The following ingredients in this product do the job: dimethicone, cyclohexasiloxane.

The following ingredients in this product are especially good for supporting the skin barrier and helping with the hydration level: palmitoyl tetrapeptide-7, palmitoyl tripeptide-1

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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HIGH
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HIGH
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This product contains antioxidants (ascorbic acid) that can help neutralize free radicals in skin. By doing so, they can lessen the damage the skin gets from the UV light (sun).

The following ingredients - chrysin also can have an antioxidant effect, but there is less evidence to confirm their effectiveness in skin.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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MEDIUM
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LOW
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Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
LOW

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Helps oil and water mix together and can enhance the penetration of other ingredients into the skin
23% - 35%
A silicone that helps to reduce water loss from the surface of the skin. Can temporarily "fill in" lines and wrinkles, absorb oil, and create a nice product finish
6.1% - 9.1%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
4.4% - 6.7%
The most well-researched antioxidant that works in skin. Helps neutralize free radicals supporting collagen production, helping to even out the skin tone and preventing early signs of aging
3.5% - 5.3%
Used to create a thicker product texture. Helps soften the upper layer of the skin and might be able to prevent moisture loss from its surface
2.5% - 3.7%
A type of silicone that helps water and oil mix together. Can help to soften upper layer of the skin
2% - 2.9%
A silicone that serves as an emollient. Helps create a nice non-greasy feels
1.6% - 2.4%
Plain old water
1.3% - 1.9%
Used to regulate product's pH
1.1% - 1.6%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin and creates a nice product texture
0.9% - 1.35%
Used to thicken the product's consistency
0.55% - 1.25%
A silicone that forms a light film on the skin surface helping to bind water and temporarily absorb oils creating a matt and powdery feel
0.6% - 1.4%
Works as a UV filter when used in high concentrations. It is photostable and is effective mostly against the UVB light, with some protection in the UVA range. In small concentrations, used for its ability to improve the color of cosmetic products. Is usually well tolerated by the skin
0.6% - 1.35%
Might help improve cell turnover and reduce inflammation in skin. One study shows that the ingredients might be able to stimulate collagen production in skin
0.35% - 0.85%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin. A version of it is naturally present in skin
0.35% - 0.8%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.4% - 0.95%
A preservative
0.15% - 0.3%
Is claimed to be able to brighten skin tone by removing some blood-related pigmented compounds in skin (hemoglobin and related elements) but solid research is missing. Can be irritating
0.15% - 0.65%
Helps to control the skin's pH level. Maintains the skin's natural film of amino-lactic acids and oils. Helps to preserve products
0.15% - 0.6%
A preservative
0.15% - 0.5%
A type of peptide. Peptides are excellent moisturizers and might be able support collagen production reducing fine lines and wrinkles
0.15% - 0.7%
Might be helpful in reducing fine lines and wrinkles, as well as lightening the skin, but solid evidence is missing. Could somewhat help in reducing the darkness of the under-eye area. Helps to neutralise free radicals in skin
0.1% - 0.45%
Used to increase stability of product formulations
0.1% - 0.45%
A type of peptide. Peptides are excellent moisturizers and might be able support collagen production reducing fine lines and wrinkles
0.15% - 0.55%
Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
0.05% - 0.2%
Might have some moisturising properties. Is not effective when applied topically beyond some moisturizing effect
0.05% - 0.25%

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