When it comes to anti-ageing skincare, there's one area of your face that you should focus your attention on above all others.
They are, hands down, the biggest betrayer of age, emotion and health on your entire body, which is why the team here at Mend HQ are so obsessed by them.
You see, that small area of skin under your eyes requires all the TLC you can muster. Its thin, delicate composition makes it highly vulnerable to environmental stressors and the natural ageing process.
That's where our supercharged Mend Bright Eye Gel come into play.
When infused together, these eight incredible ingredients help to fortify the delicate skin under your eyes and banish all signs of a hectic lifestyle. To awaken, hydrate and firm up your entire eye area, leaving you bright-eyed and bushy tailed for the day ahead.
Globularia Cordifolia Callus Culture Extract (Plant Stem Cells)
Derived from stem cell cultures of the heart-leaved globe daisy, Plant Stem Cells reduce the signs of ageing and help to calm inflammation.
Their detoxifying properties eliminate damaged protein and environmental waste from the skin, effectively cleansing and protecting. While their antioxidant enzymes have anti-ageing properties, thanks to their ability to protect from oxidative stress (free radical damage). Plant Stem Cells can also help to calm erythema (skin redness) and can enhance the skins’ natural glow.
Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7 (Matrixyl 3000)
Comprised of two proteins, Matrixyl 3000 is an anti-ageing peptide that promotes the production of both collagen and elastin, the very building blocks of firm, taut skin.
It can also help with skin discolouration, and its properties boost the production of natural Hyaluronic Acid (a Mend favourite) in the skin. It hydrates, moisturises, is tolerated by the most sensitive of skins and causes natural anti-ageing reactions within the dermis.
Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil (Organic Argan Oil)
An EFA (essential fatty acid), Argan Oil has been something of a superstar in skincare and haircare recently, and with good reason.
Packed with Oleic and Linoleic Acid, and Vitamin E, it works as a powerful emollient, moisturising, locking in hydration and acting as an anti-inflammatory. Argan Oil also contains Phytosterols’ to brighten skin and increase radiance. Its super-high levels of Vitamin E also helps to protect skin from pollution and UV radiation damage from the sun.
Glycyrrhiza Glabra Root Extract (Organic Liquorice)
Contains an active ingredient called Glabridin that inhibits Tyrosinase, which causes skin pigmentation to form. This can help in reducing dark circles under the eyes, age spots and discolouration.
Liquorice is also used as an anti-inflammatory. It’s well tolerated, making it ideal for use around the sensitive and fragile under eye area.
Fucus Vesiculosus Extract (Bladderwrack)
While it sounds like the by-product of a heavy night out with the lads, Bladderwrack is actually a collagen-producing powerhouse.
An algae derived from brown seaweed, marine extracts are well-used in the skincare world, thanks to their nutrient-dense properties. Packed with vitamins and minerals, Bladderwrack is an active antioxidant and detoxifier, with humectant properties, helping to keep skin hydrated and soft.
Ginkgo Biloba Leaf Extract (Ginkgo)
A powerful antioxidant, Gingko Biloba leaf extract is a free radical scavenger. It works as a deep cleaner, neutralising the negative effects of pollution, UV and environmental damage, helping to create a protective barrier on the skin.
It is also an anti-inflammatory, powerful at helping to reduce puffiness and swelling in the under-eye area and its gentle nature makes it perfect for sensitive skin types.
Cucumis Sativus Fruit Water (Cucumber Hydrosol)
The distilled water from cucumbers is a perfect ingredient for an Eye Gel. Known for its skin cooling and soothing properties, Cucumber Hydrosol can help awaken tired, sore eyes, and works to condition the delicate skin around the eyes.
Cucumber Hydrosol contains Erepsin, to help soften skin. Its gentle formula acts as a stable carrier for the more powerful ingredients in our Mend Bright Eye Gel.
Vinca Major Extract (Organic Periwinkle)
Soothing and healing, and rich in nutrient-dense phenols, Periwinkle is known to help increase blood flow, which in turn accelerates cell turnover, leading to brighter, more radiant skin. Its gentle astringent qualities also help to tighten pores for a smoother, more youthful skin tone.