Clinique Moisture Surge Eye 96-Hour Hydro-Filler Concentrate is an ultra-light, cushiony water-gel that is said to help eye-area skin replenish its own moisture for a full 96 hours of intense, crease-plumping hydration. It contains “auto-replenishing lipid-sphere technology” with pure aloe butter, which is designed to help rebuild skin’s lipid barrier to minimize moisture loss. This concentrate also contains several types of algae extracts, such as Hypnea musciformis extract, Alteromonas ferment extract, Gelidiella acerosa extract, and Chlorella vulgaris extract. Algae extracts are known to bind water to the skin, thereby increasing the skin’s hydrating and promoting a smoother complexion. There are several more soothing and hydrating ingredients in this product, including glycerin, green tea leaf extract, Aloe leaf water, cucumber fruit extract, sodium hyaluronate, and more.
Clinique Moisture Surge Eye 96-Hour Hydro-Filler Concentrate also features encapsulated antioxidants to break the cycle of environmental stress that can lead to premature aging. Antioxidants limit oxidative damage caused by free radicals, the unstable molecules that contribute to the formation of premature wrinkles and fine lines on the skin. As with most eye products, Clinique Moisture Surge Eye 96-Hour Hydro-Filler Concentrate includes caffeine, a natural stimulant and antioxidant. Applying caffeine to the skin causes vasoconstriction (constriction of the blood vessels), which helps to reduce the amount of blood that accumulates under the eyes (a major factor that contributes to dark circles). Additionally, vasoconstriction can firm the skin due to the removal of excess fluids and possible stimulation of the lymphatic drainage system.