YuzuYouth Brightening Eye Cream
Most people in Los Angeles never say their real age. But you know me, I'm nothing if not honest. And I think I look pretty good for my age so I have no problem telling you I'm turning 40 this year! I can't really believe it myself. I couldn't believe it when I turned 30 which seems kind of funny now. And I'm sure when I turn 90 (if I'm so lucky) I'll look back and laugh!
But just because I'm getting older doesn't mean I have to look old or feel old. I do everything inside and outside to look good and feel good. I take vitamin C supplements to help my body build collagen. And I use vitamin C topically to lighten my skin. I think it is one of the best anti aging ingredients for skin care. My skin doesn't tolerate a lot of vitamin C at once, so I use it as a spot treatment or just around my eyes.
The area under the eyes is what most people complain about when they reach 30 years of age. People who have never used skin care products other than a bar of soap will suddenly ask which eye cream to use! I've been using eye creams since I was a kid (not kidding), but I've also had periods when I just let the facial moisturizer do all the work. In the past few months I have been experimenting with various eye creams and wanted to tell you about them called YuzuYouth from the Skin Research Institute.
YuzuYouth is a Korean-made whitening eye cream made from yuzu fruit. Yuzu is a Korean citrus fruit that contains three times more vitamin C than lemons. Yuzu-yu is an ancient Best beauty ritual that involves bathing in yuzu fruits in winter. I can imagine that it would be so nice in the cold winter months. You absorb a lot more than you think through your skin, so I can imagine that it would probably help your immune system to protect you from colds and flu!
The YuzuYouth Brightening Eye Cream contains yuzu fruits, additional vitamin C, adenosine and medical grade polypeptides. The vitamin C they use is called SAP (sodium ascorbyl phosphate). This is a stable, water-soluble form of vitamin C that acts as an antioxidant and may be effective in lightening uneven skin tone. This formula helps to reduce the appearance of dark circles, promote collagen production, hydrate, rebound and promote cell regeneration.
There are some eye creams that work instantly (usually due to thick, moisturizing creams and firming ingredients like caffeine). YuzuYouth is more like a long-term anti-aging serum (for dark circles, crow's feet and thinning skin). It is moisturizing, but not fat. I appreciate that because at my age I'm still acne-prone to Millia (those little bumps you get under your eyes). Since it's not comedogenic (which means it doesn't clog your pores), I've put it all over – from the brows to the temples to the under-eye area. If you have very dry skin, you can put it under a thicker moisturizer. I use it in the morning and in the evening and I don't think I have to use a lot of product – it spreads very easily.
Just as important as what is in YuzuYouth is what is NOT in it. Everyone has a different idea of what clean beauty means. And you can feel safe using some ingredients that your friends might avoid, like the plague. In both cases, you won't find these nine ingredients in any of the Skin Research Institute's products: parabens, mineral oil, sulfates, formaldehyde and formaldehyde-releasing agents, hydroquinone, oxybenzone, phthalates, talc or titanium dioxide.
YuzuYouth is cruelty-free, vegan and environmentally friendly. They use glass bottles that are not only beautiful, but also plastic-free and recyclable. If you want to try this eye cream, you can feel comfortable when buying it, as it offers a 60-day money-back guarantee. You accept a refund if you are not satisfied, even if your bottle is empty. I would recommend leaving at least four weeks to see the results before you decide. There is currently a 30% discount when you sign up for the newsletter – click here to view it!