Speaking To The Expert
Dr. Lieve Declercq, Vice President, Basic Science Research Europe and Asia, and Global Spokesperson for Origins talks about dark circles and how a good eye cream can help.
What is the difference between the skin under the eyes and the rest of our skin?
The skin under the eye is much thinner than the rest of our skin; approximately one-tenth the thickness of our palms. It also has fewer oil glands so it lacks the ability to create a natural surface lubricant. Since the skin under the eyes is very vulnerable, sensitive, and susceptible to damage, discoloration is more noticeable.
What is the root cause of dark circles under the eyes?
Dark circles are a leading skincare concern for all ages, genders, and ethnicities around the world. More commonly
referred to as “inflammatory discoloration”, it occurs when uneven pigmentation is formed in inflamed skin, which has been damaged by sun exposure and/or other forms of stress, including dehydration, hormone shifts, poor diet, fatigue, and allergies. The inflammatory signals can irritate the skin telling the pigment-producing cells to make more melanin, creating hyperpigmentation, and discoloration.
Why is the new Dr. Andrew Weil for Origins™ Mega-Bright Eye illuminating cream the solution to dark circles?
Dr. Andrew Weil for Origins™ MegaBright Eye illuminating cream uses a potent mix of ingredients to address the key under eye concerns by neutralising dark under eye circles, evening skin tone, and strengthening skin around the eye area to quell irritation. It’s clinically proven to strengthen and re-densify the appearance of shadowy skin while instantly brightening.
What are the key ingredients in this product?
Origins has scoured the earth and sourced potent plant actives and ingredients from around the world to address three different skin concerns involving the delicate eye area – dark circles, sunken-in skin and irritation.
Ume, molasses and correcting optics work together to shatter the look of dark circles. Ume, or Japanese apricot, is derived from fruit of the plum blossom tree and is used in traditional Chinese medicine to treat conditions such as fatigue and digestive issues.
Rosa roxburghii or “The King of Vitamin C” and white peony both contain highly potent anti-irritant ingredients that help quell irritating stress.
Centella asiatica boosts skin’s density and natural collagen, while magnolia strengthens skins surface.
Grapefruit helps address additional puffiness.
How does molasses work in skincare?
Molasses has been used as a folk remedy for decades to treat issues ranging from skin conditions to mouth sores. The potent molasses extract found in the Dr. Andrew Weil for Origins Mega-Bright Eye illuminating cream is derived from sugar cane and is converted into a ferment which helps break-up the look of existing darkness.