Murad - Vitamin C Dark Circle Correcting Eye Serum

Murad Vitamin C Dark Circle Correcting Eye Serum

PROMISES
FULFILLED
100 /100
IRRITANCY
MEDIUM
Works for
  • Anti-aging
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Moisturizing
  • Evens skin tone
Key ingredients
  • niacinamide
  • ascorbic acid
  • tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate
  • urea
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Formula review

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What does the product description say?
"Murad Vitamin C Dark Circle Correcting Eye Serum is a gold-stabilized vitamin C eye serum that fights the look of dark circles in as little as 2 weeks while light-reflecting micro-minerals instantly brighten."
WIMJ summary

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

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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HIGH
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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: glutathione, niacinamide

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
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LOW
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What does the product description say?
"Fine Lines and Wrinkles, Dryness, and Dark Circles Formulation."
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: betaine, glycerin.

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, c13-16 isoparaffin.

The following ingredients in this product are especially good for supporting the skin barrier and helping with the hydration level: niacinamide, urea

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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HIGH
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HIGH
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WIMJ summary

This product contains antioxidants (glutathione) 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 - acetyl zingerone also can have an antioxidant effect, but there is less evidence to confirm their effectiveness in skin.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
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Ingredients by volume

Plain old water
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
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

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