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If there’s one thing I love more than warming my feet in front of a nasty radiator on a rainy day, it’s an unproven skin care product. So happy I bring you this news: A brand approved by Kim Kardashian and Megan Fox has an eye cream that shoppers call the best dark circle remedy they’ve ever tried. .
“This product removed (I repeat…remove) my dark circles under my eyes,” wrote one shopper. “I used to look like I had two thumb-sized bruises under my eyes, and now I can walk without any covering.” They continue: “Also, it’s also great for reducing puffiness under the eyes. This is a product that I would never do without and implore you to invest. You won’t regret it.”
Sometimes when I review the ingredients of a product, I shrink back and close the page, never suggesting a search again. Other times, it’s better, an ingredient list makes me happy. Epicuren eye cream belongs to the second category, as it is based on a large amount of oils and plant extracts. Features horse chestnut extract, sweet almond oil, vitamin E, evening primrose oil and aspergillus ferment, plus kukui seed oil, vitamin C, jojoba oil, squalane and licorice root extract to brighten skin.
For fear that that sounds like a bunch of marketing feed, the reviewers will claim the difference. “I have used a million products on my face, and I am ALWAYS skeptical of the claims of the products,” one such person writes. “I was amazed at how well this eye serum worked for me. I regularly have puffiness under my eyes and am trying to stop the wave of fine lines, and I can’t believe how well it works. I’m really happy with the results.”
Said effects are partly dependent on the benefits of horse chestnut extract. Research published on International Journal of Cosmetic Science found that the extract contained “strong anti-inflammatory compounds” known as saponins, which “reduced capillary fragility, and thus helped prevent fluid leakage into surrounding tissues, which could be cause swelling.” The extract was also a stronger antioxidant than vitamin E and demonstrated cytoprotective effects, the researchers wrote.