Oooooo another rather good product from those skincare science geeks at Deciem – I bring you Hylamide SubQ Eyes – an advanced eye serum that’s been on the market for a little while now but, is new to me. It promises to address a multitude of perceived issues concerning those ‘windows to your soul’ and I have to say, to date, I’m quite impressed with this little ‘remedy’.

What are the ingredients and what are they supposed to do?

Hylamide SubQ Eyes is a “clinically-advanced serum that targets multiple aspects of under-eye ageing…” and, contains some pretty scientific sounding ingredients, including “a wide array of peptides, plant saccharides and active technologies to rehydrate the fragile eye area below and above the skin’s surface, while targeted technologies visibly improve fine lines, crow’s feet, puffiness and dark circles.” According to the packaging, you should see results both in the long term and, on a more immediate basis. Here are just some of the ingredients listed:-

  • Flavanoid Glucoside Bio-active – to reduce visible darkness under the eyes
  • Darutoside Complex – for a lifted upper lid appearance and reduced visible sagginess
  • Waglerin-1 Peptide Complex – to reduce the look of dynamic lines around the eyes
  • Nonapeptide-3 Retino-Complex – an anti-ageing technology similar to retinol but without the irritation sometimes associated with it
  • Fluorinated Perfluorocarbon Complex – to visibly tighten the under-eye area with both immediate and long term effect

I don’t know about all that but, I think kittens are very sweet… Does it actually work?

Deciem have an impressive pedigree and an extensive portfolio of products, in different ranges and at varying price points. I’ve only made a dent in this portfolio but, along with most of the products I’ve tried, Hylamide SubQ Eyes pretty much does what it says on the label. I’m not convinced it’s lifting my upper eye lids mind you, but it does seem to have improved the elasticity and, hydration-wise, it’s very nourishing, with no hint of tackiness or grease. It has no odour, is well absorbed, feels weightless and, has definitely improved some of those ‘squinty lines’ around my eyes; as well as reducing the puffiness and dark circles I experience after a standard poor nights kip 🙂 My newly acquired W3ll People Concealer glides on beautifully after application of this serum and doesn’t sit in my wrinkles after a days wear, which can sometimes happen when an eye cream is too rich.

In line with most of Deciem’s branding, the packaging is minimal – it comes in an opaque glass bottle with pipette dispenser. You don’t need a lot so the £27/AU$49.99 for 15ml seems fairly reasonable to me, for a product that actually works.

I bought mine directly from Deciem here but you can also find it at Boots here, in the UK or, at Priceline here, in Australia.

Eye eye!