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Product summary

Based on the ingredient list, "this works - Morning Expert Open Eyes" can work well for skin moisturization. To work well, any moisturizer needs to include a combination of water-binding and emollient ingredients. This works - Morning Expert Open Eyes ticks this box. Humectants in this product (anhydroxylitol, glycerin, sodium hyaluronate, xylitylglucoside and butylene glycol) help to increase the water content in the upper layer of the skin. (These ingredients do so by "capturing" water molecules from the outside air or from within the deeper layers of the skin). Glyceryl stearate citrate and hydroxypropyl cyclodextrin in this product help decrease the water evoporation from the skin, so that it stays hydrated for longer. These ingredients also soften the skin and take away the feeling of tightness and dryness.

Ingredient callouts

  • We like that this moisturizer contains peptides (palmitoyl tripeptide-38 0.05% - 0.15%). There are many different kind of peptides and they are naturally present in our skin. They all are a combination of amino-acids. Some of them work as natural anti-biotics, promote wound-healing and production of collagen. The science is still not settled on how effective peptides in skincare are, but it is very likely that they have a benefit. Peptides might help restore the skin barrier and fight the signs of aging. At the very least, peptides work as humectants: they attract water to the upper layer of the skin and improve its hydration.

Irritation risk

There are some common irritants in this product, including ingredients that do not have benefits for the skin. We assess the overall irritancy of this moisturizer to be medium. For a detailed overview of all potential irritants: click here

You can see the detailed formula review with the breakdown of all actives in the product and the full ingredient list with estimated concentrations in the tables below.


The product retails from 23.10$ up to 45.00$ in the United States, for 121.57A$ in Australia, from 16.50£ up to 30.00£ in the United Kingdom and for 61.20CA$ in Canada.

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