Erin Jahns has worked in the beauty industry since năm ngoái. She is currently the beauty editor at Who What Wear in Los Angeles.

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About My Skin: Dark shadows

I would say I just have sầu a healthy passion for reducing the bruise-like shadows beneath my eyes while simultaneously crushing the inevitability of fine lines, wrinkles, và puffiness. The skincare market is extremely saturated with eye-care products, but I devotedly stvà by all of my favorite elixirs và have sầu been surprisingly impressed with the majority of formulas I"ve sầu experimented with.

Ingredient Quality: Backed by science

After obtaining a few more important details from the brand, I discovered Eight Day"s covetable Eye Renewal Cream (the venom-infused sản phẩm in question) contains dipeptide diaminobutyroyl benzylamide diacetate aka DDBD (dare you to lớn say that 10 times fast), which is a protein bio-identical to one found in snake venom. According to lớn both science and ancient folklore—snake venom has been used for both beauty and medicinal purposes in Eastern cultures for ages—the protein relaxes muscles in a similar way to lớn Botox, temporarily blocking the uptake of sodium by underlying cells, which in effect causes a softening và smoothing effect on fine lines and wrinkles. Yep, dabbing a pea-size amount of the cream onto your eye area is pretty much the IRL equivalent khổng lồ swooping your face with the smoothing tool on Facetune. Eighth Day"s renewing eye cream also features the brand"s highly quality Active Placental Matrix, which targets the three main perps when it comes lớn less-than-bright-eyed-and-bushy-tailed peepers: puffiness, circles, và crepey fine lines.

I know what you"re thinking: don"t all eye creams clayên to vị that? Well, unlike other eye products on the market, Eighth Day has conducted clinical studies that have sầu proven "up to 52 percent reduction of wrinkles in 28 days, up to 19 percent decrease in the appearance of dark circles in 56 days, up to 25 percent decreasein capillary permeability, and up to lớn 85 percent increases in lymphatic circulation." In other words, in just under two months, there"s a big chance you"ll be beaming at the appearance of your under-eye area. "Think of this like a topical version of injectable muscle relaxers tohelp smooth & soften wrinkles," says Tony Nakhla, MD, a board-certified dermatologist & founder of Eighth Day.

Think of this like a topical version of injectable muscle relaxers tohelp smooth and soften wrinkles.

The real draw, of course, is the venom-mimicking dipeptide diaminobutyroyl benzylamide diacetate."It is a synthetic, bio-identical peptide designed after snake venom," explains Nakhla."It mimics the actions of a muscle relaxer khổng lồ temporarily smooth wrinkles. As a reconstructive sầu skin cancer surgeon, I use Botox while wounds are healing khổng lồ help relax the muscles around the wound. This is especially true around the eyes.This was the inspiration behind this sản phẩm.""

According khổng lồ Nakhla, the Eye Renewal Cream only uses the venom protein that has an active effect on the muscle & in a small enough dose that the effect is immediate & temporary.

You"ll also find designer eye peptides, Vi-Ta-Min C, arbutin, kojic acid, arnica Montana, bilberry, and a host of brightening B vitamins in the ingredient set as well.


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The Scent: A bit botanical

According lớn Nakhla, there are no side effects from using the snake venom cream, and it can be mixed with pretty much anything. That being said, the cream does have sầu a little bit of a smell. I"m not sensitive sầu to it, & it"s more, hmilimet, botanical than anything else, but it"s worth bringing up.

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The Feel: A slight sting

After I"ve sầu applied it to my eye area, I"ve sầu noticed a few seconds of subtle stinging, but nothing that"s too intense, irritating to my sensitive eyes, or long lasting.

Like most eye creams, once you apply this snake venom cream, you can pretty much forget about it. The only instance where aftercare is necessary is if you accidentally get any in your eyes or if you find it"s causing an allergic reaction. If that"s the case, flush your eyes with cool water và seek medical advice.


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All that said, I, for one, have personally been loving the instant gratification (and what I"ve sầu felt like is almost a full-day effect) of the eye cream & think it"s a great option for someone who has a fear of needles or is avoiding treatments like Botox. It"s also not a bad idea preventatively speaking, and since any kind of venom will automatically enhance circulation, the associated increase in blood flow will effortlessly leave the skin plumped, glowing, & deliciously dewy—all covetable perks I"ve definitely noticed around my eye area since I began using Eighth Day"s elixir.

I love sầu & appreciate the integrity of the formula and the entire Eighth Day product line in general. It"s dermatologist-developed, clean, non-toxic, non-inflammatory, & contains pure and potent human-, marine-, và plant-based bioactives. In a nutshell, it"s everything I want from an effective sầu skincare product. Therefore, I"m not surprised by how impressed I"ve been with the noticeable results. My under-eyes instantly look brighter và tauter after application, & I"m convinced the effect has lent a gradual improvement lớn the look and health of my under-eyes long-term as well.

The Value: Pricey, but worth it

This snake venom cream is priced at a steep $225 for half an ounce. Yes, this eye cream is definitely an investment, but if you"re on the hunt for a truly effective formula, this one absolutely fits the bill.

Similar Products: You have options

iS Clinical Youth Eye Complex: Looking for another clinical strength formula, without the venom? at $105, this option from iS Clinical"s got you covered. It"s formulated with a stabilized Vitamin C that brightens your delicate under eye area while fighting miễn phí radical damage. Fruit acids offer gentle exfoliation & a whopping 15 percent of hyaluronic acid plumps up your fine lines.

Sunday Riley Aukhổng lồ Correct Brightening và Depuffing Eye Contour Cream: For $65, this more wallet-friendly eye cream targets puffiness, hyperpigmentation, fine lines & loss of elastithành phố with a blend of caffeine, blachồng cumin seed oil, Brazilian ginseng root extract, & horse chestnut extract.

Our Verdict: We love it

Eye creams come a dime a dozen, but the Eighth Day Eye Renewal Cream is super special, thanks to lớn active ingredients (hi, DDBD) và its silky, easy-to-apply texture. And the best part? It visibly delivers on its promises—you can wave sầu bye-bye khổng lồ dark circles, puffiness, fine lines & wrinkles.