SkinCeuticals AOX+ Eye Gel
It also contains caffeine, which seems to draw mixed opinions about its efficacy as an eye de-puffing and anti-inflammatory ingredient, and butcher's broom extract, another possible anti-inflammatory ingredient. The presence of denatured alcohol worried me a little, but I didn't have any problems with it; I'm assuming/hoping it's there to help the beneficial ingredients penetrate the skin better.
SkinCeuticals Physical Fusion UV Defense
Physical Fusion UV Defense has become a staple in my everyday routine--sun protection + enough tint to make me look a little more put together
FYI, Physical Fusion is also available in a mattifying formulation, as well as non-tinted.
SkinCeuticals Physical Eye UV Defense
I struggled with incorporating this product into my daily routine, not because it's a bad product, but because a separate sunscreen product for my eyes isn't necessary for me: I am already applying Physical Fusion UV Defense around my eyes with no problems. It's billed as being "non-migrating", so I imagine it works well for oily skin types or active people who might be sweating a lot. (FYI sweating sunscreen into your eyes hurts like hell.) I think it would probably also be a great for those who already have a sunscreen they love, but have sensitive eyes and need a separate product.
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In terms of price point, it's about on par with department store skin care or brands at Sephora; the bigger hurdle is that the brand isn't as easy as just popping into your closest mall since it's carried only by skin care professionals such as dermatologists' offices. However, this brand is definitely worth going a little out of your way to check out!
Part 1 of this post series: SkinCeuticals Introduction + Gentle Cleanser, Serum 10 AOX+, Retexturing Activator
Part 2 of this post series: SkinCeuticals Daily Moisture, MetaCell B3, Antioxidant Lip Repair
Available at select skin care professional locations: AOX+ Eye Gel ($92 USD / 0.5 oz); Physical Fusion UV Defense SPF 50 ($34 USD / 1.7 oz); Physical Eye UV Defense ($30 USD / 0.3 oz)
AOX+ Eye Gel ingredients: aqua/water/eau, dipropylene glycol, butylene glycol, undecane, bis-hydroxyethoxypropyl dimethicone, alcohol denat., ascorbic acid, dimethicone, caprylic/capric triglyceride, tridecane, phloretin, lauryl peg-9 polydimethylsiloxyethyl dimethicone, dimethicone/peg-10/15 crosspolymer, dimethicone/polyglycerin-3 crosspolymer, ferulic acid, Ruscus aculeatus extract/Ruscus aculeatus root extract, caffeine, disodium edta, sodium hydroxide
Physical Fusion UV Defense SPF 50 active ingredients: titanium dioxide 6%, zinc oxide 5%
Non-medicinal ingredients: aqua, dimethicone, isododecane, c12-15 alkyl benzoate, undecane, triethylhexanoin, isohexadecane, nylon-12, caprylyl methicone, butyloctyl salicylate, phenethyl benzoate, styrene/acrylates copolymer, silica, tridecane, dicaprylyl carbonate, dicaprylyl ether, talc, dimethicone/peg-10/15 crosspolymer, aluminum stearate, pentylene glycol, peg-9 polydimethylsiloxyethyl dimethicone, alumina, polyhydroxystearic acid, phenoxyethanol, magnesium sulfate, caprylyl glyol, CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499, peg-8 laurate, disteardimonium hectorite, triethoxycaprylylsilane, tocopherol, propylene carbonate, artemia extract, bnzoic acid, c9-15 fluoroalcohol phosphate, peg-9
Physical Eye UV Defense active ingredients: titanium dioxide 9%, zinc oxide 4%
Non-medicinal ingredients: dimethicone, c12-15 alkyl benzoate, triethylhexanoin, isohexadecane, talc, hydrogenated jojoba oil, dimethicone crosspolymer, styrene/acrylates copolymer, c30-45 alkyldimethylsilyl polypropylsilsesquioxane, dimethicone/vinyl dimethicone crosspolymer, aluminum stearate, alumina, polyhydroxystearic acid, CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499, phenoxyethanol, silica silylate, peg-8 laurate, triethoxycaprylylsilane