Speak­ing To The Ex­pert

CLEO (Malaysia) - - ORIGINS SPECIAL -

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.

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