When I was young I used this dark circle and puffiness gel called Vita K which has vitamin K and cucumber extract, it got rid of the circles which formed from being out and up all night and that was at age 15/16. Although it got rid of my dark circles at 15/16, I was left with a green tinge under my eye and people asked me what it was. I stopped using the Vita K after about 2 months and my eyes returned to its natural color minus the dark circles/green tinge.As far as undereye cirlces go, Vitamin K is the only thing rumored to help with these. I am not sure if there are scientific studies on this and I know it also depends what the cause of the dark circles is. I've used eye creams with Vit K with mediocre results but it might be worth a shot. Only thing about vitamins is that most of them degrade in any sort of light so you need to have them in a dark colored pump bottle to get the best results.
Caffeine is said to help with bags and of course so is cucumber extract.
Lightennlift what eye creams have you found that are good for the eye area with rice proteins??
Im pretty conviced that since using the Green Cream it made my crows feet area a lot worse, at the mo im waiting for my Viper Venom to arrive, and will use this with vit c and a strong hyaclouric acid.
LnLshort answer: yes it is. Try a slight touch of Retin-A 0.05% CREAM version arouund the eyes, just a teeny bit and then in the morning exfoliate GENTLY with the microfiber cleansing cloth from NCN. If you dont see improvement within 6 months or so then get off it and try an eye cream with rice peptides and vitamin C in the form of L- Ascorbic Acid, there is actually a ready made vit C 23% pure LAA called Complex 31 thats formulated by switzerland's scientists, they had clinical trials and within 56 days the crows feet of these women in their 60s drastically reduced, but anyways, try the REtin-A for 6 months and see how that works.
Fawnie might have to correct me on this one but I think you just put the VV on the facial muscles and not the lines itself........??fawnie...I wonder if this would help the wrinkles on my chin, after my stroke I was not in control of my chin and it "hung" in a strange manner for nearly 2 years and my chin has three deep stange looking wrinkles that I have not been able to remove. When I had physio following the stroke they were not the least bit interested in my wrinkles...just in getting me to speak!!!
Sorry - I forgot to put your quote about Viper Venom here!