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Hydropeptide Eye Authority

Monday, August 18, 2014

I got a sample of Hydropeptide Eye Authority from Nordstrom's when I purchased some other stuff there. I don't always use the free skin care sample packets that I get, but for some reason I decided to use this one. And I am so glad I did. I have been plagued with dark circles under my eyes and slight bags/puffiness since I was 12. I have always had to go pretty heavy on undereye concealer all these years.

After using this Hydropeptide Eye Authority for about a week, for the first time in my life I almost left the house without concealer! Usually I can't get enough concealer caked on, but this time I hardly noticed my undereye circles and bags that I almost forgot to put on my favorite Laura Mercier undereye high covereage concealer. The only concealer with enough color choices that is thick enough to hide most of my undereye darkness. And when I finally remembered to put on my concealer, I only needed a little bit. Wow, what a difference!

At first, I was pretty skeptical about this working because I have had very little luck with many of the eye creams that are supposed to be for undereye circles and bags. Some have worked a little, like Mary Kay eye creams, and Origins Mega-bright Dark Circle Minimizer. And many have not worked at all, like formulations I've tried to put together by buying active ingredients, or even Lancome's Genefique Eye. But nothing has worked to the point where I barely noticed my undereye circles until I tried Hydropeptide Eye Authority. I was just about to go and buy another tube of Laura Mercier's concealer until I tried this.

For the first time, I actually felt like I could go out with almost no makeup at all and still look decent. Just a slight dab of concealer was all I felt I needed. Just FYI, I have also been trying out the H2O Face Oasis Hydrating Treatment at the same time. Mostly just on my face, which might account for not needing to wear foundation, or just a BB Cream.

This Hydropeptide brand is a little up there in price and, as of this writing, is not readily available at most makeup stores, like Sephora or Ulta. It is available at Nordstrom's, which is where I got the sample from in the first place, but the price is like $74 for half an ounce.

Since I've been dabbling in making my own skin care formulations, I thought about buying some peptides and active ingredients and adding it to the eye serum that I made. But then I found Hydropeptide Eye Authority on Amazon for a very affordable price. And it might be worth getting there rather than buying all the active ingredients separately for my own personal formulation. I might do that sometime, but for now I might just use my Amazon gift card to get this and save myself the trouble.

The Hydropeptide Eye Authority really is pumped full of peptides and other great active ingredients for undereye circles and bags. I couldn't put together a forumulation like this for the price that Amazon sells it for. But regardless of the amazing ingredients, it seems to work for me. And that is what really matters. Different products work differently for different people. And my esthethician tells me, you have to try everything, high end and drugstore brands. And I truly believe that. There are some products I love of a high end brand and others of the same brand I hate. And there are some drugstore products that work amazingly well for me. For instance, my favorite Revlon foundation. Again, with lots of good peptide in it. It gives me an instant face lift that lasts all day.

I am a big fan of skin care peptides. I am a biochemist by trade, but a naturopath by heart. I believe that nature has lots of healing and beneficial substances available for use. But what acutally sold me on anti-aging peptides is the Revlon foundation that I love. I have never before used a product that gave me an instant all day lift until I used this foundation. I did some research and found that the peptides used in it, by the non-scientific names, are Syn-Coll and Matrixyl 3000. I have bought other peptides, like Syn-Hycan and Syn-Tacks, for my own forumulations and not seen the same results. So for me, Syn-Coll and Matrixyl 3000 may be my magic lifting peptides. I also like Syn-Tacks because it seems to improve the quality of my skin overall. But I haven't used Syn-Hycan enough to notice what it does for me. It is supposed to be lifting, anti-sagging, but we'll see over time.

Anyway, I diverge. I just wanted to share my ideas on skin care peptides in general. One of the reasons why I think Hydropeptide Eye Authority is a worthwhile purchase. But the most important thing is, does it work for you? You might want to try to get a sample of it to see. Or get it from Nordstrom's, where you can always return it if you don't like it. Or get it from Amazon at a low-ish price and take a chance.

The sample packet I got lasted about a week. Now that it is gone, I am back to using the eye serum that I forumulated myself with some decent ingredients. But it does not seem to do anything for my dark circles. And they are back in full force. After being spoiled by the Hydropeptide Eye Authority, and being without it now, I feel like I've been punched in both eyes, like I could be the mascot of the Jolly Roger, with my sunken in eye sockets. And all I can do is reach for more concealer, which still doesn't quite make up for it. So it's either taking my chances buying the Eyeseryl peptide (the commercial name for one of the ingredients in Eye Authority) to add to my eye serum formulation or just going with the Hydropeptide Eye Authority.


update 9/14/2014

I did end up getting a full bottle of this. It was either this or more Laura Mercier concealer. And I figured I'd rather fix the problem than cover it up. I spent about $15 for this Hydropeptide Eye Authority on Amazon. That's because I found it at a great price on Amazon and I used an Amazon gift card to help pay for it. If I can continue to get it at a great price, I will do it. It retails for about $74, and I've seen it at Amazon for as low as $34.

Since I've been using it for a couple few weeks now, I no longer look like I've been punched in the eyes. I just look like a normal tired-ish person, with some darkness under my eyes. No, the slight puffiness and darkness have not completely vanished, but they are much more under control.

The Hydropeptide Eye Authority also tightens and brightens my eyelids quite nicely. I feel like I do not need as much eye shadow anymore. I just use a little swipe of my favorite Laura Mercier Caviar stick, and I feel my eyes are brightened and youthful.

I don't notice a huge difference in the major wrinkles around my eyes. They really only appear when I smile big. But the fine lines do seem softened. You don't always notice the differences on yourself when they are so gradual. But maybe others do...

For the first time in years I have started getting addressed as "Miss" instead of "Mam" by store and restaurant clerks. I know it sounds silly, and I never really understood the concept of this when I saw the SNL skit about the woman who was mugged, as the mugger said, "Give me your purse, Mam!". That made her feel old, and I totally get it now. But ever since I've had the full bottle of this Eye Authority cream, I've been called "Miss" quite a bit. Makes me want to buy the whole hydropeptide line.

My esthitician gave me some samples of a few other Hydropeptide products after I told her how much I liked the Eye Authority. I am always a little nervous trying out new skin care products because I breakout easily from common ingredients like alphahydroxy acids (glycolic & lactic acids). So I haven't tried them yet.

She gave me the Hydropeptide Power Serum, which she says is awesome, but so is the price listed at $136. So I am a little hesitant to even try it for fear of loving it and having to get it. Next time I'll ask her for the Face Lift moisturizer. It can be had on Amazon for a decent price, so that would make it a little more doable for me.

As for the Eye Authority, I do love it. And, as I mentioned earlier, if I can continue to get it at a decent price on Amazon, I will probably do so. Otherwise, I might try Mary Kay eye cream, which I seem to recall has worked for me in the past (unless it's because I was a lot younger and didn't have as bad of a problem with my under-eyes). When I've tried a sample size of Origins Dark Circle Minimizer, it seemed to work well. Artistry also has an eye cream for dark circles and puffiness that I might try.



Article Comments

Comment By LittleThings
Monday, October 31, 2016 2:04 PM
After all this time, I am still using the Hydropeptide Eye Authority. I have tried other cheaper products to replace it, but I still keep coming back to this. I can no longer find it at a decent price on Amazon. I have had to get it elsewhere, like at beautifiedyou.com. They often have a 20% off sale. Right now, they have a Halloween coupon code BOO22, where you can get it for 22% off.

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