Kiehl's

Powerful-Strength Dark Circle Reducing Vitamin C Eye Serum

Powerful-Strength Dark Circle Reducing Vitamin C Eye Serum
10.0

/ 10

Is it right for me?

Moisturizing

10.0Humectancy10.0Occlusivity

Rich

In Antioxidants

Overview

How moisturizing is it? Maximum hydration. Kiehl's Powerful-Strength Dark Circle Reducing Vitamin C Eye Serum has the highest possible moisturizing rating of 10 out of 10.

Is it more humectant or occlusive? This is one of the most moisturizing products on the market. It is an extremely potent moisturizer, with maximum Occlusivity and Humectancy.

What else is good about it? Kiehl's Powerful-Strength Dark Circle Reducing Vitamin C Eye Serum is rich in antioxidants. Antioxidants are believed to reduce the oxidative stress caused by free radicals, thus preventing accelerated skin aging.

  • ALCOHOL-FREE
  • SULFATE-FREE
  • FRAGRANCE-FREE
  • NON-COMEDOGENIC
  • PHTHALATE-FREE
  • PARABEN-FREE
  • ESSENTIAL OIL-FREE
  • OIL-FREE

Score
IngredientOriginFunctions
45
Propylene GlycolBotanical,SyntheticMoisturizing (humectant),Fragrance,Formula Helper
22
DimethiconeSyntheticMoisturizing (occlusive),Emollient,Formula Helper
11
GlycerinBotanical,Synthetic,AnimalMoisturizing (humectant),Soothing,Emollient,Fragrance,Formula Helper
6
Ascorbic AcidBotanical,SyntheticAntioxidant,Anti-wrinkle,Anti-pigmentation,Fragrance,Formula Helper
4
Dimethicone CrosspolymerSyntheticFormula Helper
3
Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone Botanical,Synthetic,AnimalFormula Helper
2
CyclohexasiloxaneSyntheticEmollient,Formula Helper
1.5
WaterNaturally occurringFormula Helper
1
Hydroxyethylpiperazine Ethane Sulfonic AcidSyntheticFormula Helper
0.3
Lauroyl LysineBotanical,SyntheticFormula Helper
0.3
Aluminum Starch OctenylsuccinateBotanical,Naturally occurring,SyntheticFormula Helper
0.3
Polysilicone-11SyntheticFormula Helper

Ingredients explained

Score

45

Function

Moisturizing (humectant), Fragrance, Solvent, Viscosity controlling

Origin

Botanical,Synthetic

A clear, thick, odorless liquid of synthetic origin. Its main function is to stabilize cosmetic products exposed to varying temperatures. It is also a moderately strong humectant with similar properties to glycerin.
Score

22

Function

Moisturizing (occlusive), Emollient, Antifoaming, Solvent

Origin

Synthetic

The most common silicone in skincare. It forms a silky, smooth film on the skin’s surface and can help to prevent water loss. It also aids in wound healing and can treat and soften scars. Dimethicone is considered to be very safe for use.
Score

11

Function

Moisturizing (humectant), Soothing, Emollient, Fragrance, Denaturant, Solvent, Viscosity controlling

Origin

Botanical,Synthetic,Animal

The most popular moisturizing ingredient in the world. It is a powerful humectant – cheap yet very effective. Glycerin also has soothing and anti-irritant properties and is considered to be very safe for use.
Score

6

Function

Antioxidant, Anti-wrinkle, Anti-pigmentation, Fragrance, Ph adjuster

Origin

Botanical,Synthetic

Also known as vitamin C, this extremely well-researched antioxidant is able to boost collagen production, prevent wrinkles, and treat pigmentation. It degrades easily when exposed to air and so requires careful packaging.
Score

4

Function

Dispersing, Emulsion stabilizing, Viscosity controlling

Origin

Synthetic

A group of ingredients that are typically added to skincare products to adjust the formula. Dimethicone Crosspolymers stabilize a formula, regulate its thickness and consistency and give the product a velvety feel.

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