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Under EyeBryten is an eye serum dedicated to treating under-eye circles and puffiness, sold as a knockoff to the brand Hylexin. It claims to be the cheaper form of Hylexin, and also says it offers the same benefits as the popular eye serum, helping to diminish dark under-eye circles and soften puffiness under the eye. The formula is packed with antioxidants and natural ingredients such as Green Tea Extract, Vitamin B5, and Aloe Vera, common components in anti-wrinkle creams that have been cited in previous studies as safe and somewhat effective ingredients. Simply massage the serum twice a day to reveal the supposed results of EyeBryten.
Purchasing EyeBryten is simple, and various websites (such as Amazon.com) offer this serum for around $20.00 — but these websites also offer less than satisfactory testimonials. Consumers cited a lack of information and unsatisfactory results as a result of EyeBryten, and perhaps does not contain the same formulation as Hylexin. On a chemical level, EyeBryten might have a few discrepancies that may not necessarily benefit consumers. It is not completely ineffective, however, and here’s why.
According to EyeBryten, the ingredients included in EyeBryten are Aloe Barbadensis (Organic Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice, Water (Aqua), C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Glycerin, Under Eyebryten Complex (Saccharomyes Cerevisiae Extract, Hesperidin Methyl Chalcone, Dipeptide-2, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-3, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Hydroxysuccinimide, Chrysin), Helianthus Annuus (Hybrid Sunflower) Oil, Sclerotium Gum, Steareth-20, Glyceryl Stearate, Behenyl Alcohol, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Persea Gratissma (Avocado) Oil, Panthenol (Pro-vitamin B5), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Stearic Acid, Cetyl Alcohol, Xanthan Gum, Tetrasodium Edta, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, and Ethylparaben. Their main ingredients are actually featured in the lower portion of their list, suggesting these are used in lesser amounts. The only ingredient that appears at the top of their list is Aloe Vera, a common ingredient used in products because of its healing properties on the skin. Some studies state Aloe Vera speeds up the time of wound healing, and further studies show no direct link with the reduced presence of undereye circles and the use of this plant. It appears to have minimal moisturization properties.
It is also important to note that Green Tea Extract actually does not offer any anti-wrinkle benefits (at least ones scientists have not discovered yet). Green Tea Extract is packed with antioxidants and caffeine, which some believe help bring blood flow back into affected areas, but this has not been scientifically proven. The antioxidants may help remove free radical particles from cells, little particles that lead to skin degeneration and cancer.
- Contains Green Tea Extract, which contains antioxidants — it may help fight skin degeneration.
- It is a cheaper alternative to Hylexin.
- Actual ingredients cited in their description are barely featured in their actual product.
- Testimonials on independent sites claim it did not help reduce circles under their eyes.
- Does not contain any proven ingredients that help diminish undereye circles.
The Bottom Line
Under EyeBryten claims to be a cheaper knockoff to Hylexin, and it does contain similar ingredients. These ingredients do not appear to offer any immediate relief to undereye circles however, although it may help moisturize the area. If price is the ultimate issue, this may be a substitute worth looking into. If proven ingredients and positive backing are more important however, you may want to pay more for a more suitable cream.