Farmacy Cheer Up Brightening Vitamin C Eye Cream with Acerola Cherry

Farmacy Cheer Up Brightening Vitamin C Eye Cream with Acerola Cherry
6.8
/ 10
Moisturizing
8.1 Humectancy icon Humectancy
5.5 Occlusivity icon Occlusivity
2Anti-wrinkle icon/ 10
Anti-wrinkle
Rich
in Antioxidants
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Review

Results you may expect from using Farmacy Cheer Up Brightening Vitamin C Eye Cream with Acerola Cherry:

Based on the ingredient analysis by CreamScan, these are the key benefits you can expect from using Farmacy Cheer Up Brightening Vitamin C Eye Cream with Acerola Cherry:

  • Significant moisturizing. It has a moisturizing rating of 6.8 out of 10.
  • Some anti-wrinkle efficacy: Farmacy Cheer Up Brightening Vitamin C Eye Cream with Acerola Cherry has an anti-wrinkle rating of 2.0 out of 10 so you may expect some, although limited, effect on wrinkles.
  • Antioxidant protection.

How moisturizing is it?

Highly moisturizing: Farmacy Cheer Up Brightening Vitamin C Eye Cream with Acerola Cherry has a moisturizing rating of 6.8 out of 10.

Is it more humectant or occlusive? Significantly more humectant. It has a very high humectancy of 8.1 out of 10, primarily due to the substantial concentration of Pentylene Glycol (est. ≈4.0%), and a moderate occlusivity of 5.5 out of 10, mainly due to the significant content of Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate (est. ≈6.0%) and Orbignya Oleifera Seed Oil (est. ≈2.5%).

Please refer to the Ratings section below for details of the moisturizing rating calculation.

Anti-wrinkle efficacy

According to CreamScan analysis, Farmacy Cheer Up Brightening Vitamin C Eye Cream with Acerola Cherry has a slight anti-wrinkle rating of 2.0 out of 10. It contains one ingredient with proven anti-wrinkle efficacy: Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate (est. ≈3.0%), 
the only derivative of Ascorbic acid with confirmed anti-wrinkle efficacy. This ingredient has below-average efficacy, proven by one study.
Among others, Farmacy Cheer Up Brightening Vitamin C Eye Cream with Acerola Cherry also contains Caffeine, an ingredient marketed as effective in reducing wrinkles. However, the studies supporting the anti-wrinkle claims of Caffeine provide insufficient evidence of its efficacy according to CreamScan Research Evaluation Standards. Therefore, this ingredient does not contribute to the anti-wrinkle rating.

Please refer to the Ratings section below for details of the anti-wrinkle rating calculation.

Antioxidant benefits

We estimate that Farmacy Cheer Up Brightening Vitamin C Eye Cream with Acerola Cherry is rich (> 3%) in antioxidants, specifically Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate (est. ≈3.0%) and Phytosterols (est. ≈2.0%).

A key benefit of antioxidants is their ability to reduce oxidative stress caused by free radicals and therefore prevent accelerated skin aging. Studies also show that antioxidants can protect against environmental damage such as UV radiation and pollution, and help reduce inflammation and skin redness.

Ingredients

Est. % Ingredient Origin Functions
60
9
6
4
3
2.5
2
1.5
1.3
1
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Ratings

All humectants
8.1
4
1.3
1
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
Benchmark
10
All occlusives
10.9
6.0
2.5
1.5
0.3
0.3
0.3
Benchmark
20
Moisturizing rating
6.8
Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Raiting
Humectancy All humectants 8.1 10
8.1
4
1.3
1
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
Occlusivity All occlusives 10.9 20
5.5
6.0
2.5
1.5
0.3
0.3
0.3
Moisturizing rating
6.8
Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Occlusivity
6
2.5
1.5
0.3
0.3
0.3
All occlusives 10.9 20
5.5
All occlusives
10.9
6.0
2.5
1.5
0.3
0.3
0.3
Benchmark
20
Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Humectancy
4
1.3
1
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
All humectants 8.1 10
8.1
All humectants
8.1
4
1.3
1
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
Benchmark
10
Ingredient
Ingredient anti-wrinkle power
when present at, %
in this formula est. %
Rating
2 /10 1 3 2
n/a
- 0.3 -
Total
2
Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate
2
Ingredient anti-wrinkle power
2 /10
when present at, %
1
in this formula, est. %
3
Caffeine
-
Ingredient anti-wrinkle power
n/a
when present at, %
-
in this formula, est. %
0.3
Anti-wrinkle rating
2
Ingredient Est. % Benchmark
Rich in Antioxidants
3
2
1.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
All antioxidants 8.4 3 Rich in antioxidants
All antioxidants
8.4
Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate
3
Phytosterols
2
3-Glyceryl Ascorbate
1.3
Malpighia Punicifolia (Acerola) Fruit Extract
0.3
Caffeine
0.3
Sodium Hyaluronate
0.3
Hydrolyzed Sodium Hyaluronate
0.3
Tocopherol
0.3
Moringa Oleifera Seed Oil
0.3
Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract
0.3
Benchmark
3
Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Rating
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
All soothing 1.2 5 No
All soothing
1.2
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
Benchmark
5

Ingredients explained

Water
Est. %60
Function
Origin
The most used ingredient in skincare. Its concentration defines the product texture: rich creams may have about 50% of water while a light jelly about 90%. Water doesn’t moisturize the skin by itself and is used in skincare as a solvent for other ingredients.
Diisostearyl Malate
Est. %9
Function
Origin
An emollient ester that softens the skin and keeps it feeling smooth. It is characterized by a cushiony feel and glossy sheen, which is why it is frequently used in lip products.
Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate
Est. %6
Function
Origin
An emollient ester with high gloss and thickening properties.
Pentylene Glycol
Est. %4
Function
Origin
A naturally or synthetically derived preservative that exhibits effective antifungal and antibacterial traits. It also acts as a booster for more traditional preservatives. Pentylene glycol can also serve as a moisturizing humectant and solvent.
Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate
Est. %3
Function
Origin
Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate (ATIP) is an oil-soluble derivative of ascorbic acid, or vitamin C. It is more stable than ascorbic acid, with studies supporting its collagen-boosting and anti-pigment effects.
Orbignya Oleifera Seed Oil
Est. %2.5
Function
Origin
A fatty oil, with emollient and occlusive properties, expressed from the seeds of the Babassu palm. It is similar to coconut oil in a way.
Phytosterols
Est. %2
Function
Origin
A plant-based version of cholesterol that is used for its emollient properties in skincare. The richest sources of phytosterols are corn, rapeseed, and wheat germ oil.
Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride
Est. %1.5
Function
Origin
A natural occlusive moisturizing and emollient ingredient, it is a blend of glycerin and two fatty acids, caprylic and capric acid. It creates an oil-based protective layer on the skin, thereby preventing water loss.
3-Glyceryl Ascorbate
Est. %1.3
Function
Origin
Description is coming soon
Glycerin
Est. %1
Function
Origin

The most popular moisturizing ingredient in the world. It is a powerful humectant – cheap yet very effective.

Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A synthetic ingredient that is used to thicken water and alcohol. It results in a more lightweight formula and is commonly found in gel products.
Malpighia Punicifolia (Acerola) Fruit Extract
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
Obtained from one of the best sources of vitamin C in the entire plant kingdom - Acerola fruits - this antioxidant extract is packed with vitamin C as well as B vitamins, beta-carotene, and flavonoids.
Caffeine
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
An antioxidant compound that is obtained from coffee and tea leaves. It increases the microcirculation of blood in the skin and is claimed to be able to reduce the appearance of orange peel skin (although the research is lacking).
Sodium Hyaluronate
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A sodium salt of famous hyaluronic acid. A potent humectant that hydrates the skin, supports collagen function, and fills out small wrinkles. Sodium hyaluronate also offers soothing and antioxidant properties.
Hydrolyzed Sodium Hyaluronate
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A very small-molecule version of regular sodium hyaluronate. It is a powerful humectant skin-identical ingredient that absorbs into the skin and offers plumping, smoothing, and anti-wrinkle effects.
Sodium Acetylated Hyaluronate
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A chemically modified version of hyaluronic acid. It is more stable and less sticky than regular HA, while still providing the same humectant moisturizing properties (according to the manufacturer). There have been no clinical studies to confirm this.
Sodium Hyaluronate Crosspolymer
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A modified version of regular hyaluronic acid. It attracts large volumes of water, thereby making it an effective humectant moisturizing ingredient.
Hydrolyzed Plukenetia Volubilis Seed Extract
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
Description is coming soon
Linoleic Acid
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A fatty acid isolated from various plant oils (notably evening primrose, safflower, grape seed, and sunflower oil). It is an occlusive moisturizer and emollient that doesn't leave an oily, sticky residue and is especially suitable for oily and acne-prone skin.
Phospholipids
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A large group of lipids that are an essential component of every single cell membrane in the body. They have excellent emollient properties. Phospholipids are also utilized in the manufacturing of ‘fancy’ formulations such as liposomes.
Bisabolol
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
An anti-inflammatory compound found naturally in German chamomile essential oil. It has a pleasant, sweet, and floral scent. Bisabolol also has soothing and anti-inflammatory properties but can cause an allergic reaction in more sensitive individuals.
Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Extract
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
An emollient extract derived from sunflower seeds that is packed with skin-benefiting ingredients such as squalene, phytosterols, phospholipids, amino acids, and antioxidant vitamin E.
Physalis Angulata Extract
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
Description is coming soon
Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-1
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
Description is coming soon
Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Extract
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
An extract from rice bran, the brown outer part of the rice kernel. It contains emollient fatty acids and antioxidants such as tocopherols (vitamin E) and γ-oryzanol.
Tocopherol
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
Simply another name for vitamin E. Tocopherol is a fantastic ingredient and especially beneficial for dry and inflamed skin. It has occlusive moisturizing, emollient, antioxidant, and photoprotective properties.
Hexamidine Diisethionate
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
Description is coming soon
Sodium Phytate
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
Sodium phytate is a chelating agent that serves to remove heavy metal ions from water. Removing metal ions helps other ingredients, such as antioxidants and preservatives, to perform better and keep products from separating.
Melia Azadirachta Extract
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
Description is coming soon
Moringa Oleifera Seed Oil
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
An oil obtained from the seeds of Moringa oleifera, a fast-growing bush native to Northern India and the sub-Himalayan regions. It contains mainly oleic acid, as well as many additional anti-inflammatory compounds and high levels of vitamin E.
Ethylhexylglycerin
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A preservative booster derived from glycerin. It is commonly paired with other preservatives to improve their efficacy. Ethylhexylglycerin is also a humectant due to its chemical base of glycerin.
Potassium Hydroxide
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A very alkaline ingredient, meaning that it has a high pH. Potassium hydroxide is therefore useful in bringing a low pH in a cosmetic product up to a more neutral, skin-safe level.
Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A soothing and astringent extract derived from the fragrant, spicy leaves of rosemary. It has strong antioxidant properties. Rosemary extract can reduce signs of inflammation and also acts as an emollient and antimicrobial agent.
Butylene Glycol
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A clear, colorless liquid humectant that draws moisture to the skin. The humectancy of butylene glycol, owed to its two hydroxyl groups, is quite considerable, although not as powerful as glycerin, which contains three hydroxyl groups.
Citric Acid
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A gently exfoliating AHA that helps to remove the top layer of dead skin cells. In comparison to other AHAs, citric acid has been shown to be one of the least effective. It is also very commonly used as a stabilizing and pH-controlling agent.
Sodium Benzoate
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A preservative that usually works in combination with other preservatives. It has to be at low pH (<5.5) to be effective.