Who likes puffy eyes? I'm sure absolutely nobody raised their hand on that one. I suffer from acute insomnia so puffy, tired eyes are something I struggle with a lot. I also have seasonal allergies, so I have allergy puffiness to deal with on top of that.
When I was given the chance to try Exuviance DePuffing Eye Serum, I was pretty excited for the opportunity. I've already added an Exuviance moisturizer to my skin care routine and trying another one of their products was an attractive idea. The fact that the DePuffing Eye Serum is supposed to address the causes of eye puffiness by targeting microcirculation and strengthens the skin to reduce the pooling that leads to puffiness and bags. It also contains caffeine, cucumber, and chamomile so that you get those instant benefits on top of the long-term benefits. I was a bit of a bad girl and kept pushing back the due date for this review so that I could see some of the extended benefits in action.
The applicator is really nice on this product. I like roller ball applicators for eye serums because they deposit the product smoothly and they don't pull at the delicate undereye area. I also like that they are cool to the touch so that they feel refreshing. This applicator has a triple micro-roller that massages and stimulates circulation while depositing the serum. I've never seen an applicator like this, and I really like it.
Exuviance DePuffing Eye Serum contains Eyeliss™ and Actiflow® which target microcirculation and strengthen the fragile eye skin to reduce the pooling that causes puffiness and undereye bags. It also contains NeoGlucosamine® which helps to tone and firm the eyelid and undereye areas to reduce droopiness over time. Caffeine helps stimulate and invigorate the skin while chamomile, green tea, and cucumber refresh the eye area. The serum has been ophthalmologist tested, so you can be secure knowing that it isn't going to damage your eyes.
I've been using the serum twice daily, as per the instructions and I've already started noticing some of the extended benefits. The dark circles under my eyes have been reduced quite a bit and the area is quite a bit flatter than it was before. I have slightly hooded eyes, and I had never really realized how puffy the area right below my brow bone was until I had been using this for a few weeks and that puffiness subsided. The crease in my eyelid isn't nearly as deep looking now, and my eyes look less sunken. I really wasn't even aware of this before and was a bit surprised.
The only negative I've found is that the combo of the serum and my moisturizer didn't play too nicely with my primer and foundation. Everything kind of peeled off around my eye area. I just had to avoid using primer around my eyes and that solved the problem, so it was a very minor problem. This isn't the first time I've had a product not play nicely with primer, and I'm sure it won't be the last.
In all this is a really good eye serum. Exuviance is slowly taking over my skin care routine, and I'm not complaining about it one bit. I like products that work, and this one really works.
For more about Exuviance, check out my review of the Exuviance Age Less Everyday Moisturizer.