Jean Marin Anti-Circle Anti-Puff Gel
Jean Marin Anti-Circle Anti-Puff Gel is an under eye treatment that has been marketed as an inexpensive way to deal with dark shadows and puffiness in the eye area. It claims to use Vitamin B to reduce the puffiness and caffeine to reduce the fat in the area. This product does not claim to increase collagen production, which would is something we would look for in any product that claims to have anti-aging properties, but we need to look more closely at the ingredients to see if they truly deliver results.
Aqua (Water), Dimethicone, Butylene Glycol, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Cyclopentasiloxane, Sodium Polyacrylate, Caffeine, Saccharomyces Cerevisiae Extract, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Algae Extract, Maris Aqua (Sea Water), Tocopheryl Acetate,
Polysilicone-11, Isohexadecane, Ammonium Polyacryloyldimethyl Taurate, Polysorbate 20, Polysorbate 80, Chlorhexidine Digluconate, Sodium Benzoate, Chlorphenesin, Mica, Silica, Tromethamine, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Potassium Sorbate.
What do these ingredients mean?
The order the ingredients are listed denotes how much of the ingredient is found in the product. The main ingredient is water. The second ingredient is a silicone, basically just a lubricant that does nothing for the skin. Then we have butylenes glycol, which is a preservative and additive with no benefits for the skin. Next we have almond oil. This is an effective emollient, which is important because hydrated skin looks younger and healthier. The next ingredient is also a silicone, often used in hair sprays or waxes, and ineffective as a skin treatment. The caffeine in this product is also ineffective, since it doesn’t really penetrate the epidermal layer of the skin.
This product is not expensive, but it is still not worth buying. It is not effective. It might have some applications as a moisturizer, but we think that you could still find a better product than this, since some of the additives in this product have been linked to skin irritation.