this eye cream is making our brains explode
how is it even possible for something to work so well?
Photo via Jeunesse
Shout out to Byrdie for calling our attention to a magical, mystical eye cream that looks like it might solve all of our problems. At least, the problems that lurk under our eyes in the form of dark puffy bags. The beauty site just posted a video in which a woman applies Instantly Ageless from Jeunesse underneath one of her eyes, and over the course of about a minute, her under-eye bag disappears. I’ve actually never seen anything like it. Where does it go? How does they go? What is going on?!
Beauty editor Faith Xue did some digging to find out: “This ingredient is actually the trade name for an ingredient called acetyl hexapeptide-3. The company Lipotec, based in Barcelona, Spain, found that this peptide helped destabilizes one of the proteins that causes muscle contractions, like frowning—hence, the 'Botox in a bottle' effect,' she writes. And while it doesn’t have long-lasting effects, Jeunesse’s site says that one vial will last two or three days.
Watch the video and then let us know if your brains are exploding as much as ours are.