Dr Brandt Dark Circles Away Collagen Eye Serum Review

Just J: Dr Brandt Dark Circles Away Collagen Eye Serum

I've got another eye product review for you this week! This one comes via Dr. Brandt, a new brand to me that is  now being carried at London Drugs and which focuses on anti-aging. Dr. Brandt is a celebrity dermatologist (just check out this soap opera worthy pic) whose products are a mix of science and Eastern botanicals.

The Product
The Dr Brandt Dark Circles Away Collagen Eye Serum is a cooling roller ball serum designed for use alone or with your regular eye cream. This eye serum has a lot of claims, including, but not limited to:
  • reducing puffiness
  • eliminating dark under-eye circles
  • strengthening the eye area
  • brightening the entire eye area

The Guts
The primary ingredients in this product are:
  • water
  • glycerin - moisturizer
  • triheptanoin - provides moisture, but mainly causes the product to feel slippery and moist
  • caprylyl trimethicone - a silicone type ingredient, it makes the product feel slippery and temporarily plumps up skin by filling in fine lines
  • triisostearin - an emollient that helps plump up skin
Other ingredients of note are white lily (repairs skin) and arginine (antioxidant). Weirdly enough, there's also an ingredient (Ptychopetalum olacoides bark/stem extract) which is a naturally derived ingredient that's typically used to treat impotence! Not sure why you'd need that in an eye cream...

Price & Packaging
The packaging of this product has a lot to do with its efficacy as the serum is delivered via a metallic roller-ball. For $52.80, you will get 15 mL of product.

I've been using this serum daily for about a month. The instructions state that you can wear this alone or layered under an eye cream, so I tried it both ways: solo during the day and under my Lise Watier Age Control Supreme eye cream at night.

Just J: Dr Brandt Dark Circles Away Collagen Eye Serum

The serum is slightly tinted, which when blended well, also helps reduce dark circles. The roller-ball feels very refreshing, but is quite slippery and takes awhile to absorb, which makes it a bit of a pain for daytime application. I found it also pilled a bit when worn on its own.

I wore the serum by itself during the day for a couple of weeks and noticed that my fine lines were slowly coming back. Now I only wear it at night, but haven't really noticed any additional benefit when layered with my eye cream. Since fine lines are more my concern than puffiness (which I don't have) or dark circles, I'm not sure this serum is for me.

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