I have been using two eye care products for about a month and neither has made a visible difference. In the morning I applied a roller with caffeine and at night I used a cream with AHA’s. My shadows are still there and the slight bagging under the eyes actually seems a bit worse. So when a dramatic looking package at Sephora caught my attention, I was hooked. Called Hylexin, the box had a photo of a young woman with a football players black smudge under her eye. The box copy said that this product was for’serious dark circles’ (hence the name) and not for dark circles that ‘pop up in the morning and are gone by breakfast ‘ .
Directions on the box said to do a patch test on my arm. I opened the tube and was rocked back by a heavy fragrance. I hesitated a moment, took a breath and applied a small amount on my arm. Very quickly the spot felt warm and a bit itchy. I opened the brochure to read more about Hylexin, but instead of information about the product, it was an flyer for other products from the manufacturer. Apparently the company was very proud of an item called ” Boob Job in a Box” . I don’t know about you, but I have a problem taking skin care advice from a company that sells “Boob Job in a Box”. Between the heavy perfume, itchy patch test and the Boob Job thing, I decided that I did not want to put this product anywhere near my eyes. I packed it up, found my sales slip and plan to take it back today for a refund.