Dermalogica’s New UltraSmoothing Eye Serum

March 18, 2013 • Beauty, Fashion Blog


Combat aging without irritation! If you have are sensitive around the eye area, you are going to want to try the new Dermalogica UltraSmoothing Eye Serum. I have known about this new product from my favorite skincare company (I have even been using it) for about a month now, but was sworn to secrecy so I couldn’t share until it was available for sale. Anywho, this powerful eye serum combats the signs of aging, while soothing and protecting reactive, delicate eye-area tissues. That’s right. It eases fine lines and wrinkles, dehydration, and general loss of vitality and elasticity in the skin…all without irritation!

The area around the eye is crucial since the skin here is only approximately the thickness of five sheets of standard copier paper (I was shocked to learn that too. That’s why you want to use your ring finger to apply anything and tap, don’t pull). With advancing age, collagen breaks down in the tissues to make skin in this area even more fragile. Many other factors, including UV, environmental irritants, food allergies and more, also contribute. This thinning of tissues is further compounded by sensitization, which may irritate and inflame the translucent areas above and below the orbit, and the eyelid itself.

UltraSmoothing Eye Serum addresses these concerns with powerful anti-aging ingredients including Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate (MAP), a water-soluble form of Vitamin C, which is effective in low concentrations and is stable at a neutral pH. Unlike similar compounds which require a high and potentially irritating level of acidity to be effective, its neutral pH prevents further stinging, redness and sensitization around the eye area.

Another key ingredient: Hexapeptide—11, derived from yeast, consists of 6 amino acids which firm the skin, help improve elasticity and reduce fine lines. Elasticity restoration is essential to keeping the eye area feeling fresh and looking youthful, since natural muscular movements —blinking alone produces 10,000 movements per day – contribute to long-term wear and loss of tissue volume and firmness.

Many individuals also suffer from puffiness around the eye area, which may occur due to poor lymphatic drainage and may be correlated to lifestyle and environmental sensitization. The serum combats puffiness with botanical extracts combined with Golden Chamomile to help increase the mechanical resistance of the capillaries, preventing leakage of fluids through the capillary walls that can cause puffiness. This firming action is complemented by soothing of the irritation and inflammation which often accompany eye puffiness.

What’s not to like? I mean love?

Dermalogica UltraSmoothing Eye Serum,$50.


– Lauren Dimet Waters

Sample provided for review.

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