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The top five anti-aging eye serum actives.

September 28, 2010

Anti-aging eye serums are the weapons of choice to combat wrinkles around the eyes and help prevent aging. The skin around the eyes is extremely fragile and thus serums for this area are formulated with light plant oils that penetrate easily and quickly.  With regular use, eye serums can diminish fine lines and lessen discoloration. Serums can be either oils or light emulsions.  When we are young, a simple serum of pure botanical oil may be sufficient to keep the skin soft and smooth.  But life happens, and stress, sun, and time take their toll and require the inclusion of more potent anti-wrinkle ingredients.  Effective eye serums should include at least one or two of the following anti-aging actives.    

Rosehip Oil (Rosa mosqueta or Rosa aruginosa)

Rosehip oil is full of Vitamins C, A, and E which assist cell regeneration and stimulate the formation of collagen and elastin for healthy skin tissue that retains its youthful clarity. It is often used to dissipate discoloration under the eyes. It is excellent for wrinkles and fine lines, dryness, and skin stressed by sun or worry. Many use it to help dissipate discoloration under the eyes. Rosehip oil is found in our Rosehip Serum; Vitamin C Complex Serum; Spot Remover Serum; Rice & Olives Deep Facial Cleansing and Facial Serum.

Additional information at https://abbeystclare.com/articles/category/ingredients/. Carrot Seed Oil (Daucus carota)

An excellent skin care botanical to rejuvenate tired, aged, dehydrated, or damaged skin. Carrot seed oil stimulates cellular growth and thus improves the outer epidermal layer of skin, promoting skin that is soft and smooth.  It improves the overall complexion due to its strengthening effect on red blood cells, adds tone and elasticity to the skin, helps produce a more 'youthful' appearance, and often diminishes age spots.     Carrot Seed Oil is found in our Carrot Repair Serum; Vitamin A Liposome Serum; Night Line Relief Serum; Face Firming Concentrate.

Marula Oil (Sclerocarya Birrea)

This is an amazing lesser known botanical oil from Africa and one of our secret weapons.  Generations of African women have known the power of this elite oil to soften and moisturize skin.  It absorbs readily and improves skin smoothness, increases hydration, and reduces redness. High in antioxidants and oleic, linoleic, palmitic and stearic acids, it leaves the skin feeling soft, nourished and revitalized. Marula oil is found in our Rosehip Serum; Carrot Repair Serum; Rice & Olives Deep Cleansing Serum and Facial Serum.    

Matrixyl 3000TM

An exciting peptide synergy that has been shown to reduce wrinkle depth up to 45%. Matrixyl™3000 contains matrikines (Palmitoyl Oligopeptide and Palmitoyl Terapeptide-3) which are messengers of skin reconstruction and repair. They stimulate new tissue growth of collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid to fill wrinkles naturally from within and provide visible anti-wrinkle efficacy. Matrixyl is found in our Night Line Relief Serum; Face Firming Concentrate.  

ArgirilineTM

Argireline has worked such wonders in reducing the degree of existing facial wrinkles and preventing their development that is marketed at the “Botox Alternative.” It is a unique peptide which moderates excessive catecholamines release, a unique mechanism that relaxes facial tension leading to a reduction in superficial facial lines and wrinkles with regular use. It reduces the severity of wrinkles around the eyes, up to 17% after 15 days of treatment and up to 27% after 30 days of treatment. It reduces the depth of wrinkles on the face caused by the contraction of muscles of facial expression, especially in the forehead and around the eyes. It prevents skin aging induced by repeated facial movements caused by excessive catecholamine release. Argiriline is found in our Night Line Relief Serum; The Yellow Creme; Essential Eye Creme.

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