Well the advertising is blackfoot ball smudges which means good or bad markeing which ever way you look at it... AND NO I tel you it dried my skin around the eyes and if you have dry eyes than you have darker circles!!!
I have been using hylexin for 4 months now, and unfortunately it hasn't worked on my dark under eye circles, it has however worked nicely as a primer before I apply my make-up, I wont buy it again. Sorry, no miracle is that jar!
iI would not dismiss Hylexin completely, but it is rather expensive. The key ingredients are; Gynostemma Pentaphyllum extract (an obscure chinese herb, with latin and chinese name only), Hesperidine Methyl Chalcon (substanse found in lemon peel), Chrysin, peptides, and sunflower oil. The other ingredienst are mostly to make a smooth light cream, water, silicone etc. Ingredients are easily available online.
These ingredients are targeted to strengthen cappilaries and enhance the body's own "drainage" functions in the eye area. Darkeing of the eye area, caused by leaking capillaries and traces of red blood cells not yet fully "cleaned out" are to be treated by these ingredients. Different anti oxidants like vitamin C, green tea extract, witch hazel and caffein can also help with this trouble.
Darkeing of the eye area can also be caused by over production of pigments, more often in darker skinned people. Different ingredients can target this problem.
At that cost I agree, way too expensive. Generally the reviews are not that bad, and the ingredients in Hylexin are readily available. I my mind they are still of the best around for this problem. If you want to try them, you could just add them to your favourite eye cream and see what happens the next 4-6 weeks.
If nothing happens try something else. It's worth checking out the ingredients for you to try different approaches for your skin issues. It something doesn't work at all, then go for a completely different ingredients to target the problem.
I've tried hylexin and literally used it until it was empty and unfortunately it didn't work at all for me. I've heard of something called nur76 or nur56 which is another new miracle dark circle eliminator. I think i'm gonna give it a go, nothing to lose! I'll keep you posted!