Product Review: Atopalm Moisturizing Eye Repair Serum

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There are mixed reviews about whether or not you need a special eye cream. Some people claim you don’t because the ingredients lists can look near identical to face lotions, while others claim that eye creams are formulated to be more hydrating and gentle on the sensitive eye area. The eye area has fewer oil glands and subsequently is drier than the skin on the dace.

Many people — myself included — use eye creams. So I was excited to see what Atompalm Moisturizing Eye Repair Serum ($24.52, amazon.com) would do for my eyes when they sent a sample over.

[Read More: Do You Really Need an Eye Cream?]

K6PC-5

This is a Sphingosine-kinase-activator, which in turn produces Sphingosin-1-phosphate (S1P). S1P regulates cell processes like survival, growth, differentiation, and signaling. In doing this, K6PC-5 regulates the proliferation of fibroblasts. Results on hairless mice suggest that because of these features, K6PC-5 appears to be a beneficial product in anti-aging (Journal of Dermatological Science).

The study found that after two weeks, a 1% solution including K6PC-5 increased the collagen production and dermal fibroblasts in aged mouse skin. This was the first in-vitro test done on the ingredient and we await more tests to understand how this helps in the aging process.

Butylene Gylcol

English: 1,2-Butylene glycol; alpha-Butylenegl...
Butylene glycol helps other ingredients penetrate the skin better than they would on their own. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This makes other ingredients in a formula penetrate the skin better and is used in transdermal drug delivery systems in addition to cosmetics (International Journal of Pharmaceutics).

For the last several years there has been a rumor about butylene glycol being dangerous because on the Material Safety Data Sheet, it’s listed as causing living and kidney damage and being a skin irritant — but that’s in a 100% concentration. In reality, the concentrations in which its used in products are effective — they can help deliver necessary drugs or help ingredients penetrate the skin (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services).

The U.S. Department of health and human services has also found it to be nontoxic in several studies.

Dimethicone

This is a kind of silicone that can coat the skin and hold in moisture. Studies have shown that it also works to protect the skin from certain infectious bacteria (Journal of Parasitology).

While petroleum-based products have been found to provide better barrier function for the skin, dimethicone products — particularly those containing humectant moisturizers like butylene glycol — have been found to provide excellent moisturizing benefits to skin for several hours. Glycerin is better in that department, but this product contains more glycerin than dimethicone, which means it has excellent hydration properties (Ostomy Wound Management).

Personal Use and Opinion

I really liked how quickly Atopalm Moisturizing Eye Repair Serum absorbed into my skin — even when I put a pretty thick layer on. It tingled a bit for me — undoubtedly because of the butelyn glycol, which helps other ingredients penetrate the skin and can causes a bit of tingling. Within minutes of putting it on, my eyes looked a bit brighter and more awake.

I have to mention the packaging — I loved not only the opaque bottle that prevents the serum from degrading in light, but the swivel pump design. The top lays flat until you twist it and them a pump comes. It’s a great design that would make for easy travel.

Bottom Line

My eye

Atopalm Moisutirzing Eye Repair Serum has excellent hydrating ingredients that are great for the delicate skin around the eyes. It also has a potentially powerful anti-aging ingredient: K6PC-5, which preliminary tests show to be effective in studies on mouse skin. The product has excellent packaging and goes on smoothly, absorbing quickly. Some people might find the skin around their eyes tingles from the butylene glycol, but that should subside quickly.

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  • tres

    Hi Natalie…sorry I accidentally put this in a different post earlier but do you or anyone on the FutureDerm team know anything about “colostrum” in the Immupure Lifting Eye Serum? http://immupure.com/

  • Natalie Bell

    @Susan I put on a thick layer to test how well it absorbed into my skin — I used exactly one pump of the product. I’ve used it several times and I’ve found that the tingling sensation kept up for me, but hasn’t cause any irritation. I’d definitely use the product again because it helped brighten the skin around my eyes. I don’t have fine lines or wrinkles, so I can’t say from personal experience that it improved those — though there’s a lot of anecdotal evidence out there. The ingredients are still being tested in laboratories, so I cannot say with absolute certainty that the product will do everything it says it does, and even after those lab results come in, it will undoubtedly work better for some people than others.

    I hope this answer was helpful to you!

  • Susan Olson

    So how often did you use it? Did you just try it once? Would you use it again? Why did you put a thick layer on your skin.? I don’t really feel this was a review of the product just an advertisement. I’m interested in the results of the products even though the science was a little interesting. Did the product do what it claims? It moisturizes but did it repair anything like fine lines or have any firming qualities? So far I don’t have any reason to buy this product.

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