What is it: An Eye serum – ‘Combines 28 clinical technologies to target the many signs of under-eye and above-eye ageing in one treatment.’
Good for: People with dry eyes / ageing eyes / Live in hot, humid countries that don’t want a heavy eye cream or serum.
What does it do:
-Targets the upper and under eyelid ageing (dynamic lines, static lines and fine lines
-Targets loss of elasticity (especially upper-eyelids)
Directions: Apply in the eye area, including upper eyelids, both AM and PM
How I use it: AM and PM – drip into palm and use my ring-finger to dab around my eyes (also the eyelids) I use this mainly when I know I’m going to use makeup as this definitely does not ball up under for me.
- Cyclic Peptides
- Polyphenols (antioxidants)
- Hyaluronic acid
Full List of Ingredients:
Aqua (Water), Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Hydrolyzed Yeast Extract, Albizia Julibrissin Bark Extract, Niacinamide, Dipeptide Diaminobutyroyl Benzylamide Diacetate, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-38, Acetyl Hexapeptide-8, Acetyl Tetrapeptide-5, Decapeptide-22, Oligopeptide-78, Palmitoyl Decapeptide-21, Palmitoyl Hexapeptide-52, Zinc Palmitoyl Nonapeptide-14, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-50, Pentapeptide-18, Acetyl Hexapeptide-30, Heptapeptide-15 Palmitate, Palmitoyl Heptapeptide-18, S-Mu-Conotoxin CnIIIc Acetate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Darutoside, Epigallocatechin Gallatyl Glucoside, Gallyl Glucoside, Ascorbyl Glucoside, Zinc PCA, Methylglucoside Phosphate, Disodium Acetyl Glucosamine Phosphate, Copper Lysinate/Prolinate, Hydroxypropyl Cyclodextrin, Superoxide Dismutase, Escin, Ascorbic Acid, Ammonium Glycyrrhizate, Polyglucuronic Acid, Ascophyllum Nodosum Extract, Asparagopsis Armata Extract, Fraxinus Excelsior Bark Extract, Olea Europaea Leaf Extract, Ruscus Aculeatus Root Extract, Centella Asiatica Extract, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Arginine, Panthenol, Hydrolyzed Rice Protein, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Protein, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Hydrolyzed Yeast Protein, Lecithin, Polyacrylate Crosspolymer-6, Xanthan Gum, Cetyl Hydroxyethylcellulose, Silanetriol, Sodium Dextran Sulfate, Sorbitol, Pentylene Glycol, Dimethyl Isosorbide, Citric Acid, Glycolic Acid, Lactic Acid, Lactic Acid/Glycolic Acid Copolymer, PPG-26-Buteth-26, Polyvinyl Alcohol, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Propyl Gallate, Potassium Sorbate, Caprylyl Glycol, Glyceryl Caprylate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sodium Benzoate, Benzyl Alcohol, Phenylpropanol, Dehydroacetic Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorphenesin.
I like that this has Niacinamide, Ascorbyl Glucoside and Vitamin C (To brighten the skin so to help with dark circles). Nicainamide, Glycolic acid and vitamin C and Lactic Acid are anti-ageing, exfoliating ingredients. The addition of Cica, Panthenol and Hyaluronic Acid are helpful with moisture.
NOTE: If you would like an ingredients list breakdown, Skincarisma has a breakdown here: LINK
Fragrance?: No added fragrance. I must say that this smells like cheese. But I prefer my products not to have any artificial fragrance to make it smell nice, so I’m fine! I do think the smell will put off people however.
Texture: I love how wet and watery this is without feeling cheap (i.e. just diluted with water). Absorbs so easily and well into the skin – like giving your eyes a drink of water. This doesn’t feel as light as the Klairs midnight blue drops (which is extremely watery). -It’s thick enough that I can drip it into the palm of my hand and dab around my eyes easily.
FULL TEXTURE SHOT / VIDEOS are on my instagram (@myskincareregime)
NOTE: Deciem states that positive results should be visible within 3 days and improve into 8 weeks with continued use. I do think this helps with the hydration of my eyes.
How long have I used this?: I have used this product to completion x3 times. I repurchase and use this as this is the only eye serum I can find, I like to layer product so using this as an underlayer to an eye cream is lovely. I like how lightweight this is because 1. it absorbs adequately, spreads/rubs in adequately AND does hydrate my eyes (top and bottom) and unlike the Sunday Riley Eye Cream and Mad Hippie Eye Cream, this does NOT give me a stye!
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What I like:
- Plumped out skin
- Hydrated eyes
- De-puffed my under eyes (in the morning).
- Sinks in so well into the skin, absolutely no frills and no fuss – I appreciate that.
- No added / artificial fragrance
- Did not irritate my skin.
- Does not clog the pores on/under my eyelid
What I don’t like
- Very small (expensive for the ml)
- The smell is really bad (but at least it’s not fragranced!)
- It didn’t do everything the product claimed to do (i.e. dark circles)
Overall Rating and Conclusion: 4/5 (the price is steep and I do wish the serum was a bit thicker). I do love that this has no fragrance even if it stinks. I enjoy that this isn’t oily and doesn’t ball / pill up.
UPDATED THOUGHTS (23/03/2020) – I love this eye serum. I still agree with the above opinion (i.e. it’s not too thick and the price is steep) BUT this for me, is a great AM eye product as I don’t like thick heavy eye creams in the AM. Yes I put this under an eye cream in the PM, but I feel like my routine is lacking if I don’t have this product in it! And also this product doesn’t give me a stye in the way I have to be weary about putting on eye creams (which are thicker/heavier and therefore have more chance of clogging pores – this does not clog my pores!).
Dupe: the Hylamide Eye serum, because it is thicker than this NIOD serum, formed more of an occlusive / moisturising barrier. Therefore a good dupe for me would be the eye serum from Hylamide (more moisturising than hydrating and contains peptides and matrixyl). Of course it is missing some of the added ingredients here.
NOTE: I have read from other reviews (from older women aged 40 years and above) stating that this product has worked wonders on their skin / fine lines and wrinkles. So perhaps this is better for higher age groups. However I like using products like this as a preventative.
Disclaimer: I am a skincare enthusiast and not a skin expert. I am not qualified to give out dermatological advice. This type of advice should only be given by a medical practitioner. Upon trying / using any of the reviewed products on the blog, please follow the manufacturer’s instructions and warnings and please seek medical advice if needed.