AHC Essential Real Eye Cream For Face Review

AHC Essential Real Eye Cream For Face has anti-aging properties that can help reduce visible fine lines and make skin look more youthful but how well does it work?


Effectiveness

AHC Essential Real Eye Cream For Face is a very good moisturizer. It leaves you skin moisturized for all day and leaves it soft however when it comes to reduction of fines line or crepiness it doesn’t seem to do much (it does contain a lot of ingredients that are supposed to reduce appearance of wrinkles so maybe longer term use is necessary for such benefits).

It’s also quite expensive considering how small the tube is (but might be due to the large amount of ingredients) and some consumers have had adverse reaction to it.



Ingredients

AHC Aesthetic Hydration Cosmetics Facial Moisturizer Essential Real Eye Cream For Face contains following ingredients:

  • Aqua: Moisturizes skin.
  • Cyclopentasiloxane: Improves texture of the product, helps infusing other ingredients into skin and reduces moisture loss.
  • Methylpropanediol: Solvent that improves absorption of ingredients.
  • Betaine: Has moisturizing properties and can reduce visible wrinkles by softening skin and filling in the creases. It also might calm irritated skin.
  • Hydrogenated Poly(C6-14 Olefin): Has skin conditioning, viscosity controlling, emollient, viscosity increasing properties.
  • Glycerin: Attracts water to skin and helps it to stay smoother and softer. Sometimes also used as bonding agent for makeup.
  • Cyclohexasiloxane: Soothes and softens skin by preventing moisture loss.
  • 1,2- Hexanediol: synthetic preservative with moisture-binding humectant properties.
  • Niacinamide: Soluble form of Vitamin B3. Improves lipid barrier which helps skin stay hydrated. Reduces inflammation which can reduce redness from inflammatory skin conditions like eczema or acne. It also minimizes pore appearance, protects against sun damage, regulates sebaceous gland oil production and minimizes wrinkles.
  • Dimethicone: Has skin-smoothing benefits and moisturizing properties.
  • Cetearyl Alcohol: Mostly used as emulsifier but has emollient (keeps skin soft and smooth) properties.
  • Polysorbate 60: Improves texture of product making it easier to apply.
  • Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer: Thickens, emulsifies, and stabilizes product.
  • Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer: Improves texture of the product. Might have some skin conditioning benefits.
  • Panthenol: Mostly used for its moisturizing abilities but it also has softening, soothing and anti-irritant properties.
  • Squalane: Emollient with antioxidant properties. Helps skin stay moisturized, softens texture of skin, soothes skin as well might reduce appearance of fine lines, boost collagen production.
  • Dioscorea Japonica Root Extract: Has anti-allergic, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, skin-lightening and skin-moisturizing properties. Can reduce visible wrinkles.
  • Parfum: Chemically manufactured scent. Might cause adverse reaction.
  • Calendula Officinalis Flower Oil: Has anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, and antibacterial properties.
  • Ethylhexylglycerin: Synthetic skin-softening agent that also works as preservative that increases effectiveness of other preservatives. It also possesses anti-microbial, deodorizing and hydration boosting properties.
  • Glycosyl Trehalose: Traps moisture in skin and has antioxidant properties.
  • Sorbitan Isostearate: Mild cleansing agent and emulsifier (helps water and oils mix together).
  • Hydrogenated Starch Hydrolysate: Works as humectant (hydrates skin) and film-forming agent (creates protective barrier).
  • Butylene Glycol: Mostly used for improving consistency of the product (makes it smooth and thick) to make it easier to apply. It also has some moisturizing properties. Butylene Glycol is a type of alcohol which is something some like to avoid in their skin care products but Butylene Glycol is also generally conceived as the good type of alcohol for skin care purposes due to its moisturizing abilities.
  • Raffinose: Has water-binding and moisturizing benefits.
  • Adenosine: Natural component that has skin-smoothing and soothing benefits. It also reduces visible wrinkles.
  • Lecithin: Soothes and moisturizes skin.
  • Disodium EDTA: Prevents product from deteriorating. In some countries it is banned due to potential to be harmful in excessive amounts however due to its low amount in skin products it’s deemed to be generally safe by The Cosmetic Database.
  • Hydrogenated Lecithin: Improves texture of the product and has emollient, emulsifier and ingredient absorbtion boosting properties.
  • Xanthan Gum: Used as emulsion/binder stabilizer, viscous controlling agent and film-forming agent.
  • Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate: Skin conditioning agent with cleansing properties.
  • Borago Officinalis Seed Oil: Has antioxidant, anti-inflammatory (treats skin inflammatory conditions like eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis and others) and hydration improving properties.
  • Oenothera Biennis Oil: Can help moisturize skin and reduce inflammation.
  • Sodium Hyaluronate: Attracts moisture to skin cells.
  • Polyquaternium-51: Improves moisture retention.
  • Dipropylene Glycol: Type of alcohol that has solvent, viscosity-decreasing and masking properties.
  • Sodium Palmitoyl Proline
  • Ficus Carica Fruit Extract: Has antioxdiant properties and helps skin stay hydrated by reducing moisture loss from upper layers of skin.
  • Centella Asiatica Extract: Contains amino acids, beta carotene, fatty acids and phytochemicals that reduce inflammation as well improve collagen production, new cell growth, wound healing and blood circulation.
  • Pseudoalteromonas Ferment Extract: Can improve skin regeneration, hydration as well collagen and elastin production.
  • Ceramide NP: Hydrates skin and restores healthy natural protective barrier. Might reduce visible signs of aging and helps with inflammation.
  • Folic Acid: Can reduce photoaging and signs of aging.
  • Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride: Creates barrier on skin’s surface that decreases moisture loss and in subsequently helps it stay moisturized.
  • Hydrolyzed Lupine Protein: Boosts collagen and elastin production, can reduce visible wrinkles and make skin look younger as well smoother. Can renew skins outer layer, reduce dark spots and help wound healing
  • Alchemilla Vulgaris Extract: Has antioxidant and astringent properties as well promotes collagen turnover on skin.
  • Bifida Ferment Lysate: Probiotic that improves skins protect from UV light. It also hydrates skin and reduce inflammation.
  • Centaurea Cyanus Flower Water: Has anti-inflammatory and soothing properties.
  • Helichrysum Italicum Flower Water: Reduces redness and irritation, can also reduce dark circles.
  • Cholesterol: Improves skins elasticity outer protective layer. Also hydrates the skin and smoothens it.
  • Macadamia Integrifolia Seed Oil: Has moisturizing properties and contain nourishing acids like oleic acid oil and palmitoleic acid.
  • Elaeis Guineensis Oil: Contains Vitamin E, has antioxidant properties as well soothes and hydrates skin.
  • Biosaccharide Gum-1: Has moisturizing and skin soothing properties.
  • Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil: Helps to maintain skins natural protective barrier that also helps to retain moisture. It also has antioxidant properties due to containing Vitamin E. Often used for its emollient properties.
  • Schizosaccharomyces Ferment Filtrate: Contains essential minerals, amino acids, beta-glucan and vitamins so it can have many benefits including skin moisturizing, soothing, brightening and others.
  • Collagen Extract: Moisturizes skin and might improve elasticity and reduce visible wrinkles.
  • Propanediol: Mostly used for improving texture of the product however it also has hydrating and moisture retaining properties.
  • Alcohol: Makes product more easy to spread and absorb quicker. It also has mild preservative properties.
  • Anastatica Hierochuntica Extract: Might have antioxidant and soothing benefits.
  • Tocopheryl Acetate: Has antioxidant effects. Some studies have shown reduction of inflammation, reduced chance of developing skin cancer and wrinkles as well improvement of wound healing.
  • Argania Spinosa Kernel Extract: Has anti-aging effects, protects from sun rays, moisturizes skin, treats acne, heals skin infections, improves wound healing, prevents/reduces stretch marks.
  • Phytosphingosine: Supports skins barrier function and has antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties.
  • Tromethamine: adjusts acidity.
  • Maltodextrin: Stabilizer and film-forming agent.
  • Acrylates Copolymer
  • Phenoxyethanol: Preservative with antimicrobial properties (prevents growth of fungi, bacteria and yeast).
  • Sodium Lauroyl Lactylate: Mostly used to improve texture of the product to make it easier to apply but it also helps to hydrate skin.
  • Hydroxydecyl Ubiquinone: Antioxidant that protects skin cells from environmental damage and might reduce visible fine lines and wrinkles as well reduce dryness.
  • Tocophero: Has antioxidant effects. Some studies have shown reduction of inflammation, reduced chance of developing skin cancer and wrinkles as well improvement of wound healing.
  • Caprylyl Glycol: Humectant that helps retain moisture which makes skin smoother with less wrinkles and softer.
  • Lactic Acid: Makes skin smoother and brighter. Can increase cell turnover and improve collagen renewal making skin more firm.
  • Epilobium Angustifolium Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract: Has skin soothing, antioxidant and antibacterial properties.
  • Sorbitan Laurate: Used as cleansing agent and emulsifier.
  • Lepidium Meyenii Root Extract (Maca root/Lepidium Peruvianum): Skin conditioning agent.
  • Saccharide Hydrolysate: Water-binding agent and emollient.
  • Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein: Water-binding agent that helps skin retain moisture to stay hydrated.
  • Salicornia Herbacea Extract:
  • Asparagus Officinalis Stem Extract: Can strengthen skin barrier and help skin recovery. Some studies have shown it has antioxidant and skin whiting properties too.
  • Cetyl Hydroxyethylcellulose: Improves texture and feel of the product.
  • Oryza Sativa Extract: Conditions and softens skin.
  • Melissa Officinalis Leaf Extract: Has antifungal and antimicrobial properties.
  • Mentha Piperita Leaf Extract: Has astringent and antipruritic, antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties.
  • Primula Veris Extract: Contains beta-carotene, vitamin C, calcium, sodium, potassium and salicylates.
  • Malva Sylvestris Extract: Has skin-soothing properties and might have antioxidant benefits.
  • Achillea Millefolium Extract: Some studies have shown that this ingredient increases epidermal thickness and reduces appearance of wrinkles and pores.
  • Veronica Officinalis Extract: Skin conditioner.
  • Sodium Cocoyl: Surfactant.
  • Glutamate: Emulsifier.
  • Rutin: Increases skin elasticity and reduces appearance of wrinkles.
  • Rhododendron Ferrugineum Extract: Masking agent with some skin protecting benefits.
  • Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate: Natural antimicrobial preservative.
  • Nymphaea Alba Flower Extract: Has antioxidant properties and can reduce appearance of wrinkles and dark spots.
  • Palmitoyl Tripeptide-5: Reduces appearance of fine line and boosts collagen production.
  • Benzyl Alcohol: Solvent and preservative.
  • Ascorbic Acid Polypeptide: Soluble derivative of Vitamin C that converts into L-Ascorbic Acid when absorbed in skin. Boost collagen productions, brightens skin tone and reduce appearance of wrinkles.
  • Dipotassium Phosphate: Maintains pH levels.
  • Hydroxyethylcellulose: Improves texture and feel of the product.
  • Plankton Extract: Might have moisture-binding and oxidant properties as well boost synthesis of elastin and have positive impact on collagen network.
  • Carbomer: Stabilizes and thickens product.
  • Acetyl Dipeptide-1 Cetyl Ester: Soothes skin by making skin nerve cells release met-enkephalin.
  • Ceramide AP: Hydrates skin and restores healthy natural protective barrier. Might reduce visible signs of aging and helps with inflammation.
  • Palmitoyl Pentapeptide-4: Contains 5 amino acids and might reduce appearance of wrinkles.
  • Copper Tripeptide-1: Has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant. Promotes collagen, elastin, and glycosaminoglycans. Might improve skin elasticity, firmness as well reduce visible line and wrinkles.
  • VP/Polycarbamyl Polyglycol Ester: Film forming agent.
  • Acetyl Hexapeptide-8: Reduces wrinkles and might improve hydration and collagen amount in skin.
  • Hydrolyzed Sesame Protein PG-Propyl Methylsilanediol: Conditioning agent with skin tightening, firming and moisturizing benefits. Can cause allergic reaction to some people (more prone to those allergic to gluten/having celiac disease)
  • Gluconolactone: Exfoliates and hydrates skin. Has antioxidant properties and might have antimicrobial properties.
  • Calcium Gluconate: Moisturizes skin and has skin-soothing, humectant (attracts moisture) and restorative properties.
  • Potassium Sorbate: Mostly used as preservative, in rare cases can cause skin rash or irritation.
  • Saussurea Involucrata Extract: Humectant.
  • Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1: Smoothes fine line and boosts collagen production.
  • Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7: Supports collagen production and improves skin cell health.
  • Sodium Benzoate: Mostly used as preservative in products. It can irritate skin in some cases.
  • Dehydroacetic Acid: Has antifungal, antibacterial and preservative properties.
  • Arginine Ferulate: Amino acid that has antioxidant properties (antioxidants fight free radical damage which is one of the skin aging causes), attracts moisture from the air into your skin and boost collagen production that keeps skin firm.
  • Palmitoyl Hexapeptide-12: Boosts collagen production which improves firmness and helps skin look youthful.
  • Acetyl Tripeptide-1
  • Disodium Phosphate: Adjusts pH levels in product.
  • Acetic Acid: Acid with antifungal and antimicrobial properties.
  • Sodium Hydroxide: Controls pH value.
  • Phaseolus Lunatus Seed Extract: Emollient.
  • Retinol: derivative of vitamin A which is also known as one of the best substances for skin care products. It can have wide variety of positive effects including reduction of visible wrinkles and fine lines, reducing skin roughness and hyperpigmentation, reducing acne and other benefits.
  • Sodium Lactate: Keeps skin hydrated and helps removing dead skin cells as well stabilizes skin’s pH.
  • Magnesium PCA: Has humectant and skin conditioning properties.
  • Lysine: Helps building collagen.
  • Leucine: Can reduce fine lines and sagging skin. Might slow down visible aging process. Some sources claim it makes skin firmer, more elastic and more supple.
  • Methionine: Has positive impact on skin elasticity and tone.
  • Valine: Amino acid that might improve skin strength.
  • Serine: Amino acid with antioxidant properties that increases skin moisture.
  • Sucrose: Works as natural exfoliant and attracts moisture to skin.
  • Cysteine: Amino acid with skin-replenishing properties.
  • Proline: Amino acid (building block for protein) that can assist in creation of healthy cells and tissues resulting in firmer skin and reduced sagging, wrinkles and other aging related visual manifestations.
  • Histidine: Amino acid that hydrates the skin and might soothe it.
  • Calcium Chloride
  • Taurine: Promotes skin cell metabolism improving regeneration and healing. Might boost circulation and inter-cellular energy.
  • Tryptophan: Can help skin to heal and likely has other benefits as it’s an amino acid.
  • Asparagine: Amino acid with antioxidant properties, likely has other benefits too.
  • Formic Acid: pH adjuster, preservative and fragrance ingredient.
  • 1-Methylhydantoin-2-imid: Has skin conditioning and skin brightening benefits.
  • Magnesium Citrate: Regulates cellular regeneration and repair, reduces cortisol levels and stabilizes hormonal imbalances.
  • Magnesium Chloride: Viscosity controlling agent.
  • Citrulline: Amino acid and a skin conditioning agent.
  • Ammonia
  • Ornithine: Can increase fatty tissue volume and have lipofilling effect reducing wrinkles.
  • Uric Acid: Antioxidant.
  • Tyrosine: Can improve skin tone by producing melanin and also might boost collagen production.
  • Threonine: Amino acid that provides skin hydration (making it softer and smoother) and might help with anti-ageing protection
  • Phenylalanine: Amino acid that might remove dark spots on the skin and help skin to return to its natural shade/color (due to reducing melanin production in the skin).
  • Potassium Hydroxide: Stabilizes pH levels in product.
  • Alanine: Amino acid that improves skin hydration by balancing moisture levels.
  • Arginine: Amino acid that has antioxidant properties (antioxidants fight free radical damage which is one of the skin aging causes), attracts moisture from the air into your skin and boost collagen production that keeps skin firm.
  • Urea: Attracts moisture in the air and traps it in moisturizing it.
  • Isoleucine: Amino acid that moisturizes skin and might works as barrier repair ingredient.
  • Maris Sal: Skin conditioning agent.
  • Aspartic Acid: Amino acid that improves skins natural defense system which can help it combat aging from environmental damage. Can provide anti-wrinkle and skin lifting benefits.
  • Glycine: Amino acid that improves moisture retention and collagen production as well promotes skin repair and regeneration.
  • Glucosamine HCl: Can improve skin hydration, wound healing and decrease wrinkles.
  • Glutamic Acid: Helps skin hydration.
  • Glutamine: Has antioxidant, immune boosting and infection reducing properties. Might help collagen formation.
  • Ceramide EOP: Hydrates skin and restores healthy natural protective barrier. Might reduce visible signs of aging and helps with inflammation.
  • Benzyl Benzoate: Mostly used as solvent and preservative but can also be used as fragrance, antimicrobial and masking properties.


Verdict

AHC Essential Real Eye Cream For Face is quite expensive for the quantity and doesn’t seem to do much more for most consumers other than being a good moisturizer. It does contain a lot of ingredients, far more than usual for eye cream so perhaps there might be additional benefits with longer use.

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