Kiehl’s Youth Dose Eye Treatment is an anti-aging eye cream that is said to instantly brighten the eye area and help reduce the appearance of under-eye lines and dark circles over time. It has a lightweight, creamy texture that absorbs quickly. One of the key ingredients found within this eye cream is Pro-retinol. Pro-retinol, also known as retinyl palmitate, is the the ester of retinol (vitamin A) combined with palmitic acid, a saturated fatty acid. After its absorption into the skin, retinyl palmitate is converted to retinol, and ultimately to retinoic acid (the active form of vitamin A). Then, retinoic acid interacts with receptors to increase the production of procollagen and functions to block the release of inflammatory mediators. In addition, retinoic acid is a potent antioxidant that can protect the skin from free radical damage. Ultimately, this means that the Pro-retinol in Kiehl’s Youth Dose Eye Treatment can help to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and restore skin firmness.
Another key ingredient in the Kiehl’s Youth Dose Eye Treatment is ascorbyl glucoside, a stable form of vitamin C. After being absorbed into the skin, ascorbyl glucoside is broken down into L-ascorbic acid (the active form of vitamin C). Vitamin C has the ability to improve radiance and skin texture while diminishing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and crow’s feet. Lastly, the Kiehl’s Youth Dose Eye Treatment contains grape seed extract, a rich source of polyphenols that help to brighten the skin and visibly reduce dark circles.