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Product Review

Merumaya Intensely Youthful Eye Cream

Maleka Dattu is a beauty industry professional who is the founder of Merumaya skincare line. This brand produces skincare products that are potent with high concentrations of active ingredients (clinically tested) while being gentle enough to be used by people with sensitive skin.

The Intensely Youthful eye cream is one of the brand’s hero products and what makes this eye cream so special is the high quality ingredients used in the formula which help addressing various skin issues. While the cream is rich in ingredients that moisturize & tighten the eye area, it provides long term antiaging benefits by minimizing wrinkles and fine lines and improving dark circles.

Active ingredients:

+ 5% RevitElix Echium seed oil has a unique ratio of omega-3 to omega-6 fatty acids not present in any other plant. The fatty acid composition is: Oleic acid 16%, Linoleic acid 19%, γ-linolenic acid 10%, α-linolenic acid 30% and Stearidonic acid (a highly unsaturated omega-3 fatty acid) 13%. This ingredient helps to reduce wrinkles, improve elasticity & rebuild the hydro lipid film for long term plumping. It increases pro-collagen1 to give skin its firmness, Fibrilliln-1 to make skin bouncy, and Decorin to reduce wrinkles. It also boosts skin protection by providing anti-inflammatory action against UVB induced inflammatory damage. 

+ ARGIRELINE™ An expression line blocking hexapeptide complex which has a Botox-like effect by interacting with the muscles responsible for facial expression and inhibiting their movement, “theoretically improving wrinkles”; limited clinical research.

+ Pepha®TIGHT a microalgae extracted polysaccharide which tighten the skin and build fibers to improve elasticity. “Short term effect: it forms a thin film on the skin, exerting an instant perceptible tightening effect. Long term effect: it acts as a protective shield against oxidative stress, helps to stimulate the formation of collagen I, which is an essential part of the skin’s connective tissue, and provides a long-term firming benefit when applied regularly.”

+ EYE PRO™3X a combination of Rhodiola Rosea and yeast which increases oxygen consumption to reduce dark circles and puffiness.

+ ACTIGEN™02 contains Ginseng to stimulate cell respiration, increase blood flow, reduce puffiness and dark circles.

+ MOISTUREPLEX™ ADVANCED is a blend of amino acids which captures and holds water.

+ PRIMAL HYAL™300 helps with moisture control but also stimulates beta-defensin peptides to protect against microbial invasion.

The eye cream has a primer-like texture, it’s not greasy, goes on smoothly and sinks in really well. A small amount is enough for both eyes, you can actually control the amount comes out of the pump dispenser. To be honest the scent really puts me off; it’s like rubbing omega 3 capsules on your face! however, it does not linger that long (it comes back if you mist your face). Immediately after application, you can see a slight tightening effect, the cream leaves the under eye area hydrated and smooth & makes a great canvas for concealer. You have to be careful with the amount you use otherwise it might pill. I apply it on my eyelids as well, no irritation or milia so far. Since I have been using this product for only a month, it is too soon to determine its anti-aging abilities, however the brightening effect was noticeable after 2 weeks.

In summary, though this eye cream smells like fish-omega3, it is a reasonably priced anti-aging eye cream, potent with high quality ingredients, backed up by clinical studies, which can provide both short term and longterm benefits to the under eye area.

Price: $43 for 15ml
Rating: 7/10

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