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  • What are the Holy Grail of eye cream ingredients…both ‘claim’ and functional.

    Posted by Graillotion on July 8, 2022 at 10:45 pm

    I have been on the fence for the next project…and am leaning towards an eye cream…as I think I can just modify and use the structural bones of my face cream, and toss in a couple claim (and hopefully functional) ingredients.

    I would like to know…what are some of the hot ‘claim’ ingredients, and more importantly, the ingredients that actually function.

    The latest e-mail from Cosmetics and Toiletries, kinda piqued my interest with their article on Coffee Berry extract and Chlorogenic Acid.

    Haptic wise (as I have never used an eye cream), how would a face cream and eye cream differ….or do they….texturally?

    Graillotion replied 1 year, 9 months ago 9 Members · 17 Replies
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  • Syl

    Member
    July 9, 2022 at 12:21 am

    Eye cream targets the thinner skin around the eyes that can become puffy. Some people are promoting the use preparation H because it is a corticosteroid with anti inflammatory properties, but like all corticosteroids, the side effects are skin thinning which is not a good.
    You want to make a non greasy cream that spreads easily, is non greasy and contains anti inflammatory ingredients like coffee extract which is without side effects.

  • Bill_Toge

    Member
    July 9, 2022 at 10:18 pm

    hexylresorcinol is a good material for reducing dark circles under the eyes - you only need 0.5-1.0% for it to be functional

  • Graillotion

    Member
    July 10, 2022 at 5:24 am

    Bill_Toge said:

    hexylresorcinol is a good material for reducing dark circles under the eyes - you only need 0.5-1.0% for it to be functional

    Does it get rid of worms…as a secondary benefit?  ::smile:

    How is the smell?

    Can it be sourced…small scale?  (Are you using Synovea® HR?)

    So far, I have Preparation H and a wormer…. Hehehe…that sounds like a challenge to put a good marketing spin on that. :) 

    ***  Does the consumer expect an eye cream…to have lightening properties? ***

  • Pharma

    Member
    July 10, 2022 at 6:57 am

    @Graillotion Do you have loa loa?

  • Pattsi

    Member
    July 10, 2022 at 7:01 am

    Common - anti-wrinkles, puffiness, dark circles under the eyes.

    ***  Does the consumer expect an eye cream…to have lightening properties? ***

    They do want to get rid of dark circles under the eyes, skin lightening ingredients will certainly help them appear lighter but not completely gone as the pathology is different from pigmentation.

    Coffee extract or caffeine is good for claim but might be too common.

    In my humble experience, greatest sale eye cream is the one with blur effect + super long lists LOI.

    Eye cream is one of the most expensive and also one of the most useless of all.

  • Graillotion

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    July 10, 2022 at 8:15 am

    Pharma said:

    @Graillotion Do you have loa loa?

    Well….I was born in Africa, but have not been back in 53 years….so thinking I don’t.

    But if I make an eye cream with that…it will sure be a good preventative…right? :) 

  • Graillotion

    Member
    July 10, 2022 at 8:18 am

    Pattsi said:

    Coffee extract or caffeine is good for claim but might be too common.

    In my humble experience, greatest sale eye cream is the one with blur effect + super long lists LOI.

    I am expert par excellence, when it comes to super long LOI’s.  I think I might just nail this. :)  

  • MarkBroussard

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    July 11, 2022 at 12:36 pm

    Pattsi said:

    Common - anti-wrinkles, puffiness, dark circles under the eyes.

    Eye cream is one of the most expensive and also one of the most useless of all.

    Yes, the issues are caused by thin skin and a high concentration of small blood vessels in the area.  Nothing you put on the skin is really going to help very much.  

  • Cdsgames

    Member
    July 12, 2022 at 4:38 pm

    There is an ingredient called Escin or Aescin . check the research on it.

  • Graillotion

    Member
    July 13, 2022 at 12:20 am

    Cdsgames said:

    There is an ingredient called Escin or Aescin . check the research on it.

    Thank You…already had it on order….hehehe.  (Pharma already had me chasing horse chestnuts. :) )

  • Paprik

    Member
    July 13, 2022 at 1:13 am

    @Graillotion, let me know if you’ll find any small repacker (I know it is not close from Hawaii to NZ, but .. can try to communicate with them).

    I would love to try something like this toooo .. My eyes get puffy a lot *cringe* :D 

  • Graillotion

    Member
    July 13, 2022 at 1:21 am

    Paprik said:

    @Graillotion, let me know if you’ll find any small repacker (I know it is not close from Hawaii to NZ, but .. can try to communicate with them).

    I would love to try something like this toooo .. My eyes get puffy a lot *cringe* :D 

    My expert says…this is not really very soluble…and will just be in suspension (which is ok).

    Horse Chestnut Extract (Aesculus hippocastanum) Powder — BulkSupplements.com

    Contains 20%.

  • Paprik

    Member
    July 13, 2022 at 7:04 pm

    Hmm, I think I can get something like this in here. I thought it would be something more like “cosmetic” grade. Not like supplement. 

    Anyhow, when I try to look for it, my repacker has this : 

    https://www.purenature.co.nz/products/horsechestnut-cellular-extract?variant=39483889451052&gclid=CjwKCAjw2rmWBhB4EiwAiJ0mtdMmjJtPc6jiE70SjIY1bCOdLTrX3gG-5IvrZJubLVualtMYgocZFRoCSH0QAvD_BwE

    They don’t say what is the %, but I will try to get it from them. 
    Already ordered it :D 

  • Graillotion

    Member
    July 13, 2022 at 10:04 pm

    Improbable the linked product has the value you are looking for, as it only contains water soluble ingredients (per their information).  And it is a ‘cosmetic’ ingredient.

  • Microformulation

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    July 14, 2022 at 1:21 am
    Here is some more info. I do think I would be cautiously pragmatic when it comes to efficacy.
  • Graillotion

    Member
    July 14, 2022 at 2:24 am

    Here is some more info. I do think I would be cautiously pragmatic when it comes to efficacy.

    Thank you, good read. 

    I might have trouble hitting the rates they were using, as I will be incorporating a powder that contains only 20% aescins.  However, I am not expecting it to do all the heavy lifting….the team and I…have several ideas that we hope will build a synergy.

    Aloha.

  • Graillotion

    Member
    July 14, 2022 at 3:44 am

    Very funny…where my research is taking me…. I have concluded…that dark circles under the eye….are simply… mini-hemorrhoids of the eye area.  :D

    So, I am seeing where the initial comment on Preparation H fits.

    A number of the ingredients I have stumbled upon (and recommended via PM) have a correlation with natural hemorrhoid applications.  I came across a hemorrhoid product called ‘Emospid’, which is an uncanny dupe of where my research (and short list) has taken me.

    I just find it amusing.  I don’t suppose hemorrhoid cream for the eyes…has much of a ‘marketing’ ring to it? :) 

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