Mary & May Tranexamic Acid + Glutathione Eye Cream Review
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Mary & May Tranexamic Acid + Glutathione Eye Cream promises to help with dark circles and hyperpigmentation around the eye area. It contains antioxidants tranexamic acid and glutathione, as well as niacinamide, panthenol, and adenosine. The cream can be purchased on Oshen Skin (save on your order with code KBHOBBIT10). Watch the unboxing video here.
How to use:
Gently massage / tap into the area around the eyes
I focus on the skin right under the brow bone and then the area under the lower lashes. Most eye creams will slightly migrate down to the mobile upper lid, and starting the application process on that area might make them move down into the eye and cause some irritation. Applying around the orbital bone is perfect, however.
Mary & May eye cream can also be used as a spot treatment on any area of the face in need of brightening and pigmentation care.
The cream has a rich, thick, wonderful texture that’s still easy to spread. In addition to the intended eye area, I like putting it on the nasolabial folds (aka “smile lines”) to plump up that zone a bit more. I pick up a mild, pleasant scent that disappears fairly quickly.
Is eye cream a necessity? Is it a useless waste of money - just face cream in a smaller, more expensive tube? I’ve seen more than one heated debate on this topic. My position is somewhat complex. There are certain facial moisturizers that work just fine around the eye area. Someone who has oily skin and is using face creams focused on oil control or exfoliation may want to have a different product for the eye area. Does it have to be sold as “eye cream”? Not necessarily. The one exception are retinoids - if you are using a retinoid product around the eyes, it should be formulated specifically for that delicate area.
I enjoy a dedicated tube / jar made specifically for eyes. I can look for certain benefits or ingredients and get a richer formula than what goes on the rest of my face (my skin is combination and some areas are oily). I don’t usually pack eye products while traveling, but I use them regularly at home.
Mary & May Tranexamic Acid + Glutathione Eye Cream has been a part of my evening routine most nights. It’s nourishing but not heavy and doesn’t migrate into my eyes. I have hooded eyes and usually do my evening routine 1-2 hours before going to bed. I spend those last two hours of the day enjoying a quiet house, writing reviews, or playing video games. Some eye creams, even applied properly, can migrate down and irritate my eyes while I do all of those things, but Mary & May doesn’t. By morning, the skin is well moisturized and ready for my AM routine.
I only use this at night. The only thing that goes on my eyes in the morning is sunscreen (and mascara, but that’s just the eyelashes) - hooded, slightly oily eyelids don’t need much else. But I like to pamper the skin in the evenings. Someone with dry lids may enjoy this in the morning as well.
What are your thoughts on eye creams? Do you use them? Avoid them?
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Mary & May Tranexamic Acid + Glutathione Eye Cream ingredients: Water, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Glycereth-26, Glycerin, Cetearyl Alcohol, Niacinamide, Hydrogenated Poly(C6-14 Olefin), Beeswax, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Polyglyceryl-2 Stearate, Dipropylene Glycol, Isododecane, Glyceryl Stearate, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Stearyl Alcohol, Glycol Stearate SE, Sodium Polyacrylate, Hydroxyacetophenone, Stearic Acid, Dimethiconol, Dimethicone/Vinyl dimethicone crosspolymer, Hydrogenated Polydecene, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Tranexamic Acid (1,000ppm), Betaine, Glutathione (1,000ppm), Panthenol, Fragrance, Hippophae Rhamnoides Fruit Oil, Butylene Glycol, Adenosine, Sorbitan Isostearate, Caprylyl Glycol, Trideceth-6, 1,2-Hexanediol, Disodium EDTA, Sodium Hyaluronate, Ascorbic Acid