AHC Time Rewind Real Eye Cream For Face (Season 8) - Is this the best version of cult K-beauty eye cream?

Monday 4 May 2020

AHC Time Rewind Real Eye Cream For Face (Season 8) - Is this the best version of cult K-beauty eye cream?

I guess it's a tradition now that every time AHC releases new eye cream I have to buy it and review it. AHC Time Rewind Real Eye Cream For Face (Season 8) is a new version of cult k-beauty eye cream. Finding an ideal eye cream is not a piece of cake, and usually, once a product works for us, we tend to stick to one cream. What's the magic behind the enormous popularity of AHC eye creams?

About AHC

The name AHC means Aesthetic Hydration Cosmetics. According to AHC's website, the company started in 1999. The name of the brand is not random AHC makes skincare products similar to products used by aesthetics. It means that AHC makes professional products for personal use, it's nothing new since many aesthetic brands used at SPA have lines for personal use. If I have to compare eye creams I use at home vs eye creams I use during my internship as an esthetician - AHC is way better than pro eye creams. Eye Cream For Face is AHC's the most popular product. One of the AHC ambassadors is Anne Hathaway. Lately, I saw actresses Kim Hye Soo and Jo Bo Ah in AHC commercials as well as actress Oh Yeon-seo. The brand has stores called "AHC Playzone" where you can get treatment and buy products. Last time I've checked AHC sold 71 millions of eye creams, now I guess this number got increased, especially when a brand is officially available in the US and Russia - I still wait for official EU distribution even if there's a difference between products available in US and SK. You won't get this cream from the US side, but I'll let you know what option do you have later.

AHC Time Rewind Real Eye Cream For Face (Season 8) - Is this the best version of cult K-beauty eye cream?

Do you need an eye cream?

Some people believe that you don't need a special eye cream for your eye area. The skin around the eyes is thinner and more sensitive. There are some ingredients which you shouldn't use near your eyes like AHA - you have to be very careful with AHA near the eye area, I put AHA only under my eyelid, but I try to be extra careful. Eyes have also different problems life puffiness, wrinkles, dark circles - it doesn't mean that normal cream won't do anything about it, but sometimes it's better to choose a targetted product.

AHC Time Rewind Real Eye Cream For Face (Season 8) - Is this the best version of cult K-beauty eye cream?

AHC Eye Cream For Face

The reason why this cream is called eye cream for face is easy - AHC sells this cream as an eye cream, but they also recommend to use their eye creams on areas where you can see wrinkles like mouth or forehead. Right now AHC released 8 versions of eye creams. Season 1 - Real Eye Cream For Face is a firming product with EGF. Premium Real Eye Cream For Face is a season 2 version, this one brightens the skin. Season 3 Private Real Eye Cream For Face nourish the skin and Season 4 THE Real Eye Cream For Face is even better if it comes to hydration. The Pure Real Eye Cream For Face aka Season 5 which was my first AHC eye cream is a version for sensitive skin. I tried a version with that cute floral packaging made in collaboration with Marymond - you can read the full review on Kherblog. I didn't try Season 6 Ultimate Real Eye Cream For Face, this season is easily absorbed by the skin. Season 7 Ageless Real Eye Cream For Face contains biomimic collagen and it gets easily absorbed because the size of the formula is 1/300 of the pore size. What makes Season 8 Time Rewind Real Eye Cream For Face interesting is the number of peptides to increase the elasticity of the skin.

A.H.C x Marymond The Pure Real Eye Cream For Face Review

AHC Time Rewind Real Eye Cream For Face (Season 8) - Is this the best version of cult K-beauty eye cream?

AHC Time Rewind Real Eye Cream For Face (Season 8) - Packaging

Let's look at the packaging. I spot lots of similarities with Season 7 - purple shade, but this time it's more like a magenta/ warm purple shade with gold details. It looks luxurious. I'm used to the tube form, it's easy to take every tiny last part of the cream from this tube.

AHC Time Rewind Real Eye Cream For Face (Season 8) - Is this the best version of cult K-beauty eye cream?

AHC Time Rewind Real Eye Cream For Face (Season 8) - Scent and Texture

It's creamy and as for an eye cream, it's not very lightweight. The scent is herbal, it reminds me of thyme and lavender. It's not super heavy, but it can be annoying in comparison to season 5. The cream gives a bit oily feeling, but it creates a lovely, smooth film on the skin which doesn't surprise me after seeing ingredients like collagen in the product.

AHC Time Rewind Real Eye Cream For Face (Season 8) - Is this the best version of cult K-beauty eye cream?

AHC Time Rewind Real Eye Cream For Face (Season 8) - Ingredients

If you read reviews of the previous seasons then you know that AHC is not a minimalistic brand (although they have a minimalistic line now), so we have here more ingredients than you can imagine.

Rice Protein, Bifida Ferment Lysate, Hydrogenated Polydecene, Glycerin, Cyclohexasiloxane, Rice Extract, Propanediol, Niacinamide, Dicaprylyl Ether, Meadowfoam Seed Oil, Purified Water, Cetyl Alcohol, Methylpropanediol, Shea Butter, Phellodendron Amurense Bark Extract, Dioscorea Japonica Root Extract, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Extract, Oat Kernel Extract, Pteris Multifida Extract, Artichoke Extract, Aloe Vera Leaf Extract, Acmella Oleracea Extract, Collagen Extract, Pseudoalteromonas Ferment Extract, Pancratium Maritimum Extract, Gossypium Herbaceum (Cotton) Seed Extract, Salvia Miltiorrhiza Root Extract, Solanum Lycopersicum (Tomato)Fruit Extract, Lepidium Meyenii Root Extract, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Fruit Extract, Salicornia Herbacea Extract, Phaseolus Lunatus (Green Bean) Seed Extract, Nymphaea Alba Flower Extract, Olea Europaea (Olive) Leaf Extract, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Macadamia Integrifolia Seed Oil, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Water, Soluble Collagen, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Germ Oil, Sodium Hyaluronate, Jojoba Seed Oil, SH-Polypeptide-19, Olive Oil, Candida Bombicola/Glucose/Methyl Rapeseedate Ferment, Polyacrylate-13, Beta-Glucan, Polyglyceryl-2 Stearate, Polyglyceryl-10 Laurate, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Cetearyl Olivate, Sorbitan Olivate, Polyglyceryl-10 Myristate, Glyceryl Stearate, Behenyl Alcohol, Stearyl Alcohol, Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Cetearyl Alcohol, Panthenol, Butylene Glycol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Deinococcus Ferment Extract Filtrate, Glycosyl Trehalose, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Xanthan Gum, Hydrogenated Starch Hydrolysate, Raffinose, Adenosine, Cholesterol, Sorbitan Isostearate, Disodium EDTA, Polyquaternium-51, Lecithin, Dextrin, Inulin Lauryl Carbamate, Ceramide NP, Hydrolyzed Corn Starch, Tromethamine, Sodium Laurate, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Sucrose, Folic Acid, Lauric Acid, Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide, Soluble Elastin, Cocoyl Hydrolyzed Collagen, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Milk Protein, Caprylic/Capric Triglycerides, Biosaccharide Gum-1, Xylitylglucoside, Glycolipids, Saccharomyces Ferment Filtrate, Anhydroxylitol, Potassium Cocoyl Hydrolyzed Collagen, Xylitol, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein Extract, Heptasodium Hexacarboxymethyl Dipeptide-12, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Dipropylene Glycol, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Peptide, Sorbitan Laurate, Saccharomyces Polypeptides, Glucose, Potassium Cocoyl Hydrolyzed Oat Protein, Sodium Palmitoyl Proline, Acetyl Hexapeptide-8, Lactobacillus Ferment, Maltodextrin, Polyglyceryl-10 Stearate, Squalane, Acrylates Copolymer, Crithmum Maritimum Callus Culture Filtrate, Ascorbic Acid Polypeptide, Oleanolic Acid, Collagen, Collagen Amino Acids, Palmitoyl Pentapeptide-4, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Hydrolyzed Lupine Protein, Lactic Acid, Acetyl Dipeptide-1 Cetyl Ester, Saccharide Hydrolysate, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein, Cetyl Hydroxyethylcellulose, Rutin, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Ethanol, Sodium Hyaluronate Crosspolymer, Acetyl Octapeptide-3, Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid, Gluconolactone, Nonapeptide-1, Dipeptide-1, Dipeptide-2, Dipeptide-4, Dipotassium Phosphate, VP/Polycarbamyl Polyglycol Ester, Sodium Chondroitin Sulfate, Acetyl Tetrapeptide-2, Acetyl Tetrapeptide-3, Acetyl Tetrapeptide-5, Acetyl Tetrapeptide-1, Alanine/Histidine/Lysine Polypeptide Copper HCl, Oligopeptide-6, Copper Tripeptide-1, Tripeptide-1, Tripeptide-2, Tripeptide-3, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-5, Phenethyl Alcohol, Pentapeptide-3, Hydroxypropyltrimonium Hyaluronate, Hydrolyzed Conchiolin Protein, Hyaluronic Acid, Hexapeptide-2, Hexapeptide-9, Avena Sativa (Oat) Peptide, Glyceryl Laurate, Glyceryl Caprylate, Dipeptide Diaminobutyroyl Benzylamide Diacetate, Triticum Aestivum (Wheat) Peptide, Biotin, Cyanocobalamin, Sodium Acetylated Hyaluronate, Sodium Phosphate, Atelocollagen, SH-Oligopeptide-1, SH-Oligopeptide-2, SH-Polypeptide-1, SH-Polypeptide-11, SH-Polypeptide-2, SH-Polypeptide-9, Calcium Gluconate, Glycine Max (Soybean) Polypeptide, Thiamine HCL, Palmitoyl Dipeptide-7, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1, Palmitoyl Hexapeptide-12, Potassium Hyaluronate, Pyridoxine, Hydrolyzed Royal Jelly Protein, Hydrolyzed Sodium Hyaluronate, Hydrolyzed Pea Protein, Hydrolyzed Sesame Protein PG-Propyl Methylsilanediol, Trifluoropropyl Dimethicone, Phytosteryl/Isostearyl/Cetyl/Stearyl/Behenyl Dimer Dilinoleate, Polysorbate 20, Phytosterols, Fragrance, 1,2-Hexanediol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hydroxyacetophenone, Pentylene Glycol, Caprylyl Glycol, Sodium Benzoate

Every time I take new AHC eye cream all I see is rice. This time instead of Oryza Sativa (Rice) Extract which we are going to see in a second, we got Rice Protein. Bifida Ferment Lysate is a fermented ingredient, a probiotic. It helps with skin irritation and it might help with damage made by free radicals. Similar to the previous version, this ingredient is in a 2nd place. Hydrogenated Polydecene or Alphaflow, it's an emollient and it's excellent for sensitive skin. Glycerin is one of the most popular humectants in skincare. There's a large number of myths around glycerin like it can clog your skin. It doesn't clog your pores, but too much glycerin can make a sticky layer on the skin and even make your skin dryer than before due to TEWL (Transepidermal Water Loss). Still, it's an ingredient which we want to see in formulas.

AHC Time Rewind Real Eye Cream For Face (Season 8) - Is this the best version of cult K-beauty eye cream?

Cyclohexasiloxane is silicone, but it's also an emollient. This silicone is a volatile silicone. What does that mean? Previously, when I made a review of AHC Eye Cream some people said some unfair words about me for promoting a cream with silicones and other ingredients they don't like to use due to problems with apps that help you analyze ingredients. Been then and I also was one of such people before due to my problems with food (I can't eat processed food unless I want to feel like I'm dying entire week). Silicones are good for the skin since they work as occlusives - what they do is protect the skin from dehydration. Volatile silicones are evaporating from the skin, they won't get absorbed by the skin, that's why you shouldn't be scared. If you're allergic then the good news is that the chance of getting allergic reactions to silicones is ultra-tiny! Still, every skin reacts differently and you might get reactions to this ingredient. I don't want to force you to use products with silicones - we live in free countries, no one decides for you what you should use. Rice Extract or Oryza Sativa (Rice) Extract, a source of Vitamin E. It's an excellent absorbent.

AHC Time Rewind Real Eye Cream For Face (Season 8) - Is this the best version of cult K-beauty eye cream?

Propanediol is a solvent with moisturizing properties. Similar to Cyclohexasiloxane, Propylene Glycol is an ingredient that people are scared of. That's why in organic skin care you're most likely to see Propanediol instead of Propylene Glycol since this ingredient is recommended by Ecocert. Another solvent here is Dicaprylyl Ether, it gives your skin a light film on the surface, but it also helps with the application of the product. Next is Methylpropanediol, a solvent with antimicrobial properties. It's a synthetic ingredient that works even with the most stubborn substances. Niacinamide is a miracle ingredient, it does lots of excellent work. Having problems with dark spots? Try Niacinamide! Acne? Niacinamide will be good for you too! Problems with skin barrier? Solve it with Niacinamide! Wrinkles? You might want to try Niacinamide as well. Sensitive skin might find Niacinamide bit problematic when it's mixed with Vitamin C or used in the same routine as Vitamin C, but I can't deny Niacinamide is a skincare treasure!

Meadowfoam Seed Oil is an interesting ingredient which I'm sure you probably didn't hear about before or didn't care about it at all. This oil is made in 9%5-98% of fatty acids with long chains made of 20 or 22 carbon atoms. What does that mean for us? This emollient is very stable, it's a source of vitamin A and E. Cetyl Alcohol is good alcohol and while writing that I reminded myself of an old joke about two drunk men drinking methanol and one said to the other one - we should drink faster, it's getting dark here - obviously, it's dark humour, because you are not supposed to drink methanol, so in this case, ethanol is also good alcohol. Cetyl Alcohol is an oily emollient and emulsifier. It locks the water in your skin and prevents it from dehydration. Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter has a wide range of use - people use it to prepare dishes, in medicine, but also cosmetics. It's an emollient which all skin types should love, but oily skin might have a tiny problem with it. It has a mild UV protection (around SPF 3) so it shouldn't be used as a sunscreen. It's ideal for dry skin and during the winter to protect the skin since it leaves a film on the surface of the skin. It's also a source of vitamins such as Vitamin E and Vitamin A. Vitellaria Paradoxa trees aka shea butter trees can be found in Africa that's why it is so important to use shea butter from brands with Fairtrade certification.

Phellodendron Amurense Bark Extract is quite common in AHC eye creams. It's an ingredient with a long history, you can find it in Chinese Traditional Medicine. Amur Cork Tree Bark Extract has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. Another standard ingredient for AHC eye creams - Dioscorea Japonica Root Extract. It is also known as Japanese Mountain Yam, this extract is told to be moisturizing and brightening antioxidant with a positive effect on wrinkles. Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Extract has antioxidant properties. The next ingredient on our list is nothing new for AHC eye creams. If you have sensitive skin or acne then Oat Kernel Extract might be well-known to you. Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract is a source of Vitamin B1, B2, B5 and beta-glucan. It's an antioxidant with soothing properties.

AHC Time Rewind Real Eye Cream For Face (Season 8) - Is this the best version of cult K-beauty eye cream?

Pteris Multifida Extract might sounds unknown to you. The other name of this herb is Feng Wei Cao and as you expect - it's a herb from Chinese Traditional Medicine. It's an antioxidant and it should calm your skin. Aloe Vera Leaf Extract is a classic moisturizer with soothing properties. Some people might be allergic to aloe. My problem with aloe is that some products based on it are prepared in the wrong "way" which makes me feel pretty bad after applying aloe gel to my skin. In this composition, I'm pretty fine with Aloe. Acmella Oleracea Extract or Toothache plant has such a funny name for a reason - people use it when they have a toothache. It has a different name, some people believe it's a herbal botox due to spilanthol. Cosmetic brands use Acmella Extract to make wrinkles less visible. Pseudoalteromonas Ferment Extract or Antarcticine is an ingredient which I met while testing Neogen Dermalogy Canadian Clay Pore Cleanser. You can see by its name - this ingredient is a ferment. The name Antarcticine has a deeper meaning - since it is derived from bacteria that live in the Antarctic Ocean. This type of bacteria was found in 1988. It prevents TEWL (transepidermal water loss), makes your skin smooth and it should help with the synthesis of collagen type I and IV (a fact for you, for the skin we need to focus on Type I and III, even if we know that in general there are 28 types of collagen or even more). What does that mean? It can help us with wrinkles and speed up wound healing.

AHC Time Rewind Real Eye Cream For Face (Season 8) - Is this the best version of cult K-beauty eye cream?

Pancratium Maritimum Extract can be hidden under names such as Sea Daffodil, Sand Lily. It's a part of Neurolight complex, made out of Water, Glycerin and Pancratium Maritimum Extract. It slows down melanogenesis - a process in which melanocytes are producing melanin. Melanin is a skin pigment, by slowing it down, we prevent skin from pigmentation. So, it's nothing else than skin brightening ingredient. Avocado is a source of oleic acid, Vitamin B5, B6 and Vitamin E. Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Fruit Extract is a moisturizing and soothing ingredient. In 2019 Mugwort was a top ingredient. Are you ready for Glasswort? Salicornia Herbacea Extract is believed to be an antioxidant with soothing and brightening properties. It makes your skin barrier stronger. Sometimes you can find this ingredient under the name Guardiant.

I skipped some ingredients (unless you want to read this post entire day and I'm sure you don't) to focus on Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil. I guess every AHC eye cream has Coconut Oil. My feelings about this ingredient are mixed. Lots of people use Coconut Oil to remove makeup, but for some skin types, Coconut Oil can trigger your acne. It's an emollient and it can be great for dry skin or hair. In AHC eye cream Coconut Oil is not a problem for me. Macadamia Integrifolia Seed Oil is a source of oleic acid which makes it a great emollient for dry skin. This oil is very popular for hair care. Camellia Sinensis Leaf Water is a positive ingredient. Green tea is a source of polyphenols (EGCG), flavonoids and catechins. I almost forgot about Soluble Collagen. Some people believe that collagen in skincare product will automatically boost the amount of collagen in your skin. It's usually fish collagen and it won't boost collagen in your skin, but it's still a good ingredient. Soluble Collagen makes a film barrier on your skin, this barrier makes your skin look smooth, but at the same time, this ingredient is a great moisturizer.

Oryza Sativa (Rice) Germ Oil is a source of oleic and linoleic acid. It's an oily emollient. Sodium Hyaluronate is a salt form of a popular Natural Moisturizing Factor - Hyaluronic Acid. Jojoba Seed Oil is not an oil but a wax ester. It's an emollient and it is very similar to human sebum which makes it a great ingredient for the skin. Olea Europaea is an olive tree, the literal name means European Olive, and the name fits it well since it's a plant which you can find in the Mediterranean region of Europe, but there are other places where Olive can be found. Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil is a source of oleic acid (around 83%), linoleic acid and palmitic acid. It's a liquid oil with a long tradition. In skincare, it is used as antioxidant and emollient, it's a good moisturizer, but it can be a bit comedogenic. Still, it's an individual thing if an ingredient breaks you out or not - it can but it doesn't mean it will. Beta-Glucan can be derived from yeast, mushroom (like Chaga or shiitake), seaweed or cereals (oat, wheat, barley). I don't know why but Beta-Glucan to me smells like wine. Beta-glucan is an amazing humectant with soothing properties. It's great for sensitive skin.

I skipped a huge part of emulsifiers, surfactants and thickeners to focus on ingredients you might like or not. Cetearyl Alcohol even if sounds bit scary, it's good alcohol. It's an oil-soluble fatty alcohol. It's a perfect emollient and emulsifier. Panthenol is nothing else than Pro-vitamin B5, a soothing moisturizer with positive meaning to the skin barrier. It speeds up the healing process. Butylene Glycol is a moisturizer and solvent, but it's also alcohol. You see, not every alcohol in skincare is bad. Some of them have positive effects on your skin - just like Butylene Glycol which is a popular substance even in eco/green cosmetic products. Tocopheryl Acetate is a form of Vitamin E. It's an antioxidant with some moisturizing properties. It protects your skin from free radical damage. It supports UVB protection, but Vitamin E in a form of Tocopheryl Acetate is not as effective as Tocopherol. Glyceryl Stearate SE is an ingredient that gives me lots of different feelings. The 'SE' part stands for self-emulsifying. It's a good emollient and emulsifier, but my problem with this substance is the clogging - it's a personal thing, but some solutions with Glyceryl Stearate SE likes to clog my skin.

AHC Time Rewind Real Eye Cream For Face (Season 8) - Is this the best version of cult K-beauty eye cream?

Adenosine is another cool ingredient. It speeds up the healing process and repairs the skin barrier. It's perfect for inflamed skin and it might have a positive effect on skin elasticity. Cholesterol is an ingredient which we associate with health. We talk a lot about good and bad cholesterol, but do you know that cholesterol has a huge meaning for your skin? It's a lipid which you can find in the skin barrier. It makes skin barrier stronger and prevents your skin from irritation and dehydration. In a product, it's an emollient. Ceramide NP or Ceramide 3 is an ingredient which we want to see in our products. Ceramides naturally occur in human skin and they have an important role. You can find them in the lipid barrier of the skin along with cholesterol and fatty acids. Ceramide is like a cement of the skin, it makes sure that your skin won't get dehydrated. Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide is an anti-aging ingredient. AHC new eye cream contains many different forms of collagen, so Hydrolyzed Collagen shouldn't surprise you. Biosaccharide Gum-1 is a moisturizer, just like Anhydroxylitol and Xylitylglucoside. Saccharomyces Ferment Filtrate is what you get from the yeast fermentation process. It's a moisturizing and soothing formula that can be used with sensitive skin. Glucose is a sugar which you should know, but maybe not as a skincare ingredient. When I think of glucose, I think of diabetes. People with this disorder have problems with glucose levels in the blood and they need to control it. You might not even know how many people around you - not only old people, have to deal with different types of diabetes. Glucose in skincare works as a humectant.

AHC Time Rewind Real Eye Cream For Face (Season 8) - Is this the best version of cult K-beauty eye cream?

Squalane is one of my favourite ingredients. It can be derived from olives or amaranth. It's an emollient which naturally occurs in your sebum! I don't know any person who would say a bad thing about this ingredient. Don't mistake squalane with squalene - similar, but different. Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate aka SAP is a stable form of Vitamin C which I love, it doesn't need low pH, it works with higher values than pH 3. Neogen Real Vita C serum has based on this ingredient. This antioxidant helps me a lot with pigmentation - especially if you add niacinamide and use them both at the same time, even if this mix is not the best for sensitive skin. This form might also help with acne in small concentration. Gluconolactone is a PHA acid. It's a delicate cousin of AHA, ideal for sensitive skin. It's a weak exfoliant, but it attracts the moisture. That's all sensitive skin needs. It helps with wrinkles and makes the skin barrier stronger. What else do we need? It's a good antioxidant which you need to try.

AHC loves peptides in the cream, but AHC Time Rewind Real Eye Cream For Face is full of them! I guess none of the previous creams was packed with peptides. SH-Polypeptide-19 is an anti-wrinkle peptide. Acetyl Hexapeptide-8 or Argireline is another peptide on our list. It's an ingredient that people loves to call "botox in a jar". It's a neuropeptide that helps with wrinkles - especially those related to muscle movement. Still, I wouldn't expect very surprising effects while using this ingredient, because it gives you a short-term effect, so if you need a quick lift before a party - go for it. Palmitoyl Pentapeptide-4 or Matrixyl. It helps with wrinkles and fine lines. It might be a great substitute for retinol with fewer side effects. Acetyl Dipeptide-1 Cetyl Ester or Calmosensine. It's a lipopeptide with anti-wrinkle properties. It's an alternative for botox and other treatments that help your muscles relax. Acetyl Octapeptide-3 or SNAP-8 is a better version of Acetyl Hexapeptide-8 - which means only one thing, it's a stronger substance, more effective if you want to soften your skin and make your wrinkles less visible. Nonapeptide-1 - it's a synthetic substance that helps with melanin synthesis, that's why this ingredient has skin-brightening properties. You will love Dipeptide-2! It's a tiny peptide that helps with dark circles under your eyes. The amount of peptides here is enormously large. And believe me, this is just beginning. Let's focus on the most important ones like Acetyl Tetrapeptide-5, a moisturizer that helps with puffiness of the eyelid, it might be even helpful with puffiness related to allergy. You can find it under the name Eyeseryl.

AHC Time Rewind Real Eye Cream For Face (Season 8) - Is this the best version of cult K-beauty eye cream?

I guess Copper Tripeptide-1 is one of the most common peptides. It's a peptide complex made out of copper and three amino acids - glycine, histidine and lysine. This complex naturally occurs in our body - you can find it in urine and saliva. It has a positive meaning to our body, it helps with wound healing, it stimulates glycosaminoglycans, collagen and elastin production, it has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. That's why companies love to use it as a firming ingredient. Klairs use Copper Tripeptide-1 in many products like Midnight Blue Youth Activating Drop which review you can find on Kherblog. I used formulas with GHK-Cu before and in my case - it helps a lot with wound healing and from time to time I like to add Copper Peptide serums to my skincare to give my skin some healing support. Tripeptide-1 or GHK (Glycine-Histidine-Lysine). It looks like a part of Collagen type I and as you know our skin needs Collagen type I and III the most. This ingredient can give a hint to your body that it needs to work more effectively and boost collagen production. Peptides remind me of programming. We've got here Dipeptide Diaminobutyroyl Benzylamide Diacetate aka Syn-Ake, and ingredient that some people got scared of thinking it's snake venom. It's a neuropeptide and it is similar to Waglerin-1 - a substance that can be found in snake's venom, but it's not a snake venom! It helps relax your muscles, make those wrinkles less visible. It's nothing else than another botox in a jar.

To sum up, even AHC on their website says that this formula contains human-like peptides. It contains 34 different peptides. I didn't count on my own and I trust the brand. According to the translation provided on Olive Young website, this formula is broken down to 1/400 size of the pore size for better absorption.

AHC Time Rewind Real Eye Cream For Face (Season 8) - Is this the best version of cult K-beauty eye cream?

AHC Time Rewind Real Eye Cream For Face (Season 8) - How does it work?

Season 7 was nice, but it didn't fit all my needs. I know that for many people AHC eye creams are too light. I guess you should give a try to Season 8. I'm still in my 20's so it's hard to see a huge difference in my eye area, but thanks to media I like to annoy everyone at my med school saying that I should go for some botox or something because I'm getting old (guess the irony, couple years ago I made a post in which I was encouraging you to love yourself - still I wouldn't do nose job, but some procedures are fine for me, but I have to mention - I'm still scared of botox). AHC gives us a "botox in a jar" packed with peptides. The formula is smooth and I enjoy applying it only my skin. I didn't try it in different areas than my eyes, but I might give it a try. The scent might be a bit annoying, it's heavy and herbal - season 5 and 7 were better if it comes to scent. The formula is smooth, I like to apply it on my eyes. I have to mention that I got very sensitive eyes, I wear lenses every day and I got a few allergies, especially now they get triggered. Usually, my eyes get puffy and I look like all additional kilos went to my face instead of going to the butty. It's not like my allergy is completely gone - it's not, but it's less visible. I can't say how well it works on wrinkles, but I'm really happy with the film which it leaves on my eyelids and how well it works with sunscreens - because you are supposed to wear sunscreen on your eyelids, but not every sunscreen can do that. This formula is rich and even my mom - a person who loves A By Bom Eye Cream the most (the full review is also on the Kherblog) started to steal AHC Season 8 from me. I came to the point when I'm almost out of the eye cream and if the borders won't get open soon I'll probably spend more on DHL shipping than cream itself. And I guess that says everything on how much I enjoy this cream. I recommend it, and I can't say that I'm sure it will work for you because with skincare one product might work for you, but not for me. Still, I hope that you'll enjoy it as much as I do.

AHC Time Rewind Real Eye Cream For Face (Season 8) - Is this the best version of cult K-beauty eye cream?

How much AHC Time Rewind Real Eye Cream For Face (Season 8) cost?

One of the main places where you can find AHC Time Rewind Real Eye Cream For Face (Season 8) is Olive Young. The entire set of AHC Eye Cream 30ml + 3x12ml eye creams costs $31. It's a really good price! Especially when 30ml version costs ₩20000 on Korean AHC shop and the small one costs ₩8000.


AHC Ageless Real Eye Cream for Face vs AHC Time Rewind Real Eye Cream For Face (Season 8)

Here's a list of AHC Ageless Real Eye Cream for Face ingredients

Oryza Sativa (Rice) Extract, Bifida Ferment Lysate, Lactobacillus Ferment Filtrate, Lactobacillus Ferment, Bacillus/​Soybean Ferment Extract, Hydrogenated Polydecene, Glycerin, Cyclohexasiloxane, Propanediol, Niacinamide, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Methylpropanediol, Dioscorea Japonica Root Extract, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Cetyl Alcohol, Phellodendron Amurense Bark Extract, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract, Pteris Multifida Extract, Cynara Scolymus (Artichoke) Leaf Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Extract, Crithmum Maritimum Extract, Centella Asiatica Leaf Water, Phaseolus Lunatus (Green Bean) Seed Extract, Salvia Miltiorrhiza Root Extract, Argania Spinosa Kernel Extract, Lepidium Meyenii Root Extract, Buddleja Davidii Extract, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Fruit Extract, Thymus Vulgaris (Thyme) Extract, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Water, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Germ Oil, Soluble Collagen, Sodium Hyaluronate, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Avena Sativa (Oat) Peptide, Triticum Aestivum (Wheat) Peptide, Candida Bombicola/​Glucose/​Methyl Rapeseedate Ferment, Polyacrylate-13, Polyglyceryl-2 Stearate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Olive Oil Polyglyceryl-6 Esters, Water, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Polyglyceryl-10 Laurate, Polyglyceryl-10 Myristate, Glyceryl Stearate, Behenyl Alcohol, Panthenol, Stearyl Alcohol, Polyisobutene, Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Polyquaternium-51, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Glycosyl Trehalose, Ceramide, Raffinose, Inulin Lauryl Carbamate, Xanthan Gum, Hydrogenated Starch Hydrolysate, Sorbitan Isostearate, Biosaccharide Gum-1, Adenosine, Cholesterol, Trisodium EDTA, Butylene Glycol, Lecithin, Beta-Glucan, Tromethamine, Glycolipids, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Dextrin, Disodium EDTA, Folic Acid, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Hydrolyzed Keratin, Milk Protein, Cetyl Hydroxyethylcellulose, Rutin, Oleanolic Acid, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1, Sorbitan Laurate, Alcohol, Leuconostoc/​Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Maltodextrin, Ascorbic Acid Polypeptide, Palmitoyl Pentapeptide-4, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Hydrolyzed Lupine Protein, Acetyl Dipeptide-1 Cetyl Ester, Saccharide Hydrolysate, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-5, Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein, Squalane, Sodium Hyaluronate Crosspolymer, Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Acetyl Hexapeptide-8, Hydrolyzed Pea Protein, Hyaluronic Acid, Nonapeptide-1, Dipeptide Diaminobutyroyl Benzylamide Diacetate, SH-Oligopeptide-1, SH-Oligopeptide-2, SH-Polypeptide-1, SH-Polypeptide-11, SH-Polypeptide-9, Copper Tripeptide-1, Glycine Max (Soybean) Polypeptide, Tripeptide-1, Palmitoyl Hexapeptide-14, Pentapeptide-3, Hydrolyzed Sodium Hyaluronate, Hexapeptide-9, Phytosteryl/​Isostearyl/​Cetyl/​Stearyl/​Behenyl Dimer Dilinoleate, Polysorbate 20, Phytosterols, Fragrance, 1,2-Hexanediol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hydroxyacetophenone, Pentylene Glycol, Caprylyl Glycol

As you can see the ingredients are very similar. The whole review of Season 7 is available on Kherblog. But if I have to say, for me Season 8 is better than Season 7. I didn't see any difference while using Season 7, but with Season 8 I don't notice that I'm aging and so my eye area is also looking less youthful as it used to.

Check AHC Ageless Real Eye Cream For Face (Season 7) Review

AHC Time Rewind Real Eye Cream For Face (Season 8) - Is this the best version of cult K-beauty eye cream?

Essential Real Eye Cream For Face

If you live in the US, you can find Essential Real Eye Cream For Face - a version which I couldn't see in other countries and I couldn't find the ingredients of this version. What I got from the local version of the website is that it has a rich nourishing texture and it improves texture and skin colour around your eyes. It also contains 5 different peptides. I couldn't check the ingredients, but it reminds me of Private Real Eye Cream For Face or Premium Real Eye Cream For Face. It might be a different formula or a rebranding of one of AHC creams with slight changes to fit the US market. You can find this version at Target* and its regular price is around $30.

AHC Time Rewind Real Eye Cream For Face (Season 8) - Is this the best version of cult K-beauty eye cream?

Overall, AHC keeps surprising me and I guess that's why I go back to their eye cream. I want to try sunscreen series for you especially when some people use sunscreens as seasonal protection and AHC got new series which is something you can barely see in sunscreen - IR protection - but we will see how it goes. It's a really hard time for online shopping from abroad and if I spot any store with DHL shipping selling this line I swear I'm going to pay high taxes just to grab it since IR protection is very rare (I'm currently testing two sunscreens from you - Sesderma Repaskin and Biore Athlizm IR).

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