AHC Youth Lasting Real Eye Cream For Face (Season 9) - New Version of Cult K-beauty Eye Cream

Friday 13 August 2021

AHC Youth Lasting Real Eye Cream For Face (Season 9)

AHC Youth Lasting Real Eye Cream For Face (Season 9) is the latest version of cult AHC eye cream. If you ever ask about Korean Eye Cream with the biggest popularity all around the world then this cream should be the answer. The new version has retinol - an ingredient that Western customers already love, but in K-beauty it feels like we have this new retinol trend. Is season 9 of AHC Eye Creams better than the previous one? 

About The Brand 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 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. The last time I've checked AHC sold 71 million 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. By the way, the number related to sold cream was measured from season 1 to season 6.   
AHC Youth Lasting Real Eye Cream For Face (Season 9)

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 that 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 like 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 Eye Cream For Face  

The reason why this cream is called eye cream for the face is easy - AHC sells this cream as an eye cream, but they also recommend using their eye creams on areas where you can see wrinkles like the 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 biomimetic 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.  
AHC Youth Lasting Real Eye Cream For Face (Season 9)

AHC Youth Lasting Real Eye Cream For Face (Season 9) - Packaging  

I'm used to AHC packaging - it's tiny, but a well-designed paper box. Even if the new version has blue colour with gold details, it fits the aesthetic of the brand a lot. Sometimes AHC releases special editions like AHC X Marymond which was my first AHC Eye Cream ever and since then I didn't cheat on AHC   
AHC Youth Lasting Real Eye Cream For Face (Season 9)

AHC Youth Lasting Real Eye Cream For Face (Season 9) - Scent & Texture  

The concentration of ingredients in AHC Youth Lasting Real Eye Cream For Face (Season 9) is phenomenal, you can see below - this cream should be rich, and it is but at the same time formula is quite gel/light and it doesn't cause milia. It has some herbal scents which not everyone will enjoy.    
AHC Youth Lasting Real Eye Cream For Face (Season 9)

AHC Youth Lasting Real Eye Cream For Face (Season 9) - Ingredients  

Calendula Officinalis Protein Extract*, Lactobacillus Ferment Lysate, Glycerin, Dipropylene Glycol, Cyclohexasiloxane, Bifida Ferment Lysate, Hydrogenated Polydecene, Water, Caprylic/Capric Triglycerides, Niacinamide, Dicaprylyl Carbonate*, Cetyl Alcohol, Lycium Chinense Leaf Extract*, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract*, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Methylpropanediol, Centella Asiatica Extract*, Ficus Carica (Fig) Extract*, Dioscorea Japonica Root Extract, Malt Extract*, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Acmella Oleracea Extract, Hydrolyzed Collagen Extract, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Extract, Collagen Extract, Pseudoalteromonas Ferment Extract, Gossypium Herbaceum (Cotton) Seed Extract, Solanum Lycopersicum (Tomato) Fruit Extract, Lepidium Meyenii Root Extract, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Fruit Extract, Salicornia Herbacea Extract, Pancratium Maritimum Extract, Triticum Aestivum (Wheat) Peptide, Nymphaea Alba Flower Extract, Phaseolus Lunatus (Green Bean) Seed Extract, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Macadamia Integrifolia Seed Oil, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Elaeis Guineensis (Palm) Oil*, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Water, Soluble Collagen, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Germ Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojob) Seed Oil, Sodium Hyaluronate, SH-Polypeptide-19, Polyglyceryl-10 Myristate, Candida Bombicola/Glucose/Methyl Rapeseedate Ferment, Polyacrylate-13, Beta-Glucan, Polyglyceryl-2 Stearate, Polyglyceryl-10 Laurate, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Cetearyl Olivate, Sorbitan Olivate, Glyceryl Stearate, Behenyl Alcohol, Stearyl Alcohol, Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Cetearyl Alcohol, Dimethicone*, Panthenol, Butylene Glycol, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Micrococcus Ferment Lysate*, Glycosyl Trehalose, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Xanthan Gum, Hydrogenated Starch Hydrolysate, Adenosine, Raffinose, Cholesterol, Sorbitan Isostearate, Disodium EDTA, Polyquaternium-51, Lecithin, Polyglyceryl-10 Stearate, Inulin Lauryl Carbamate, Ceramide NP, Tromethamine, Polyquaternium-51, Sodium Laurate, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Lauric Acid, Tocopheryl Acetate, Soluble Elastin, Propanediol, Folic Acid, Carnosine*, Cocoyl Hydrolyzed Collagen, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Olive Oil Polyglyceryl-6 Esters, Biosaccharide Gum-1, Saccharomyces Ferment Filtrate, Glycolipids, Potassium Cocoyl Hydrolyzed Collagen, Glycine*, Lactobacillus Ferment, Maltodextrin, Squalane, Serine*, Glutamic Acid*, Crithmum Maritimum Callus Culture Filtrate, Ascorbic Acid Polypeptide, Oleanolic Acid, Collagen, Collagen Amino Acids, Tetragydropiperine*, Hydroxydecyl Ubiquinone*, Hydrolyzed Lupine Protein, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Aspartic Acid*, Mannitol*, Leucine*, Dipeptide Diaminobutyroyl Benzylamide Diacetate, Palmitoyl Pentapeptide-4, Saccharide Hydrolysate, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein, Alanine*, Lysine*, Xylitylglucoside, Arginine*, Tyrosine*, Phenylalanine*, Sodium Palmitoyl Proline, Valine*, Theonine*, Proline*, Anhydroxylitol, Isoleucine*, Lactobacillus Extracellular Vesicles*, Dimethylsilanol Hyaluronate*, Hydrolyzed Sodium Hyaluronate, Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid, Histidine*, Xylitol, Methionine*, Cysteine*, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-5, Potassium Hyaluronate, PVP*, Hydrogenated Poly(C6-14 Olefin)*, Hydroxypropyl Cyclodextrin*, Hyaluronic Acid, Heptasodium Hexacarboxymethyl Dipeptide-12, Sodium Hyaluronate Crosspolymer, Hydroxypropyltrimonium Hyaluronate, Acetyl Hexapeptide-8, Gluconolactone, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Peptide, Sodium Hyaluronate Dimethylsilanol*, Sorbitan Laurate, Polyglyceryl-10 Diisostearate*, Saccharomyces Polypeptides, Glucose, Sodium Acetylated Hyaluronate, Alcohol, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Avena Sativa (Oat) Peptide, Retinal*, Menadione*, Silica*, Brassica Campestris (Rapeseed) Sterols*, Glycine Max (Soybean) Polypeptide, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Lactic Acid, Acetyl Dipeptide-1 Cetyl Esters, Ceteth-3*, Ceteth-5*, Sodium Chondroitin Sulfate*, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Aluminum/Magnesium Hydroxide Stearate*, Tocopherol*, Cetyl Hydroxyethylcellulose, Sucrose Distearate*, Atelocollagen, Rutin, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-di-t-butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate*, Sodium Phosphate, Acetyl Octapeptide-3, SH-Oligopeptide-1, SH-Oligopeptide-2, SH-Polypeptide-1, Dipotassium Phosphate, Calcium Gluconate, Nonapeptide-1, Dipeptide-1, Dipeptide-2, Dipeptide-4, 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, Pentapeptide-3, Hexapeptide-2, Hexapeptide-9, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1, Fullerenes*, Biotin, sh-Polypeptide-3*, Thiamine HCl*, Palmitoyl Dipeptide-7, Palmitoyl Hexapeptide-12, Pyridoxine, Cyanocobalamin, SH-Polypeptide-11, SH-Polypeptide-9, 1,2-Hexanediol, Phytosteryl/Behenyl/Octyldodecyl Lauroyl Glutamate*, Polysorbate 20, PEG-5 Rapeseed Sterol*, Fragrance, Hydroxyacetophenone, Ethylhexylglycerin, Caprylyl Glycol, Sodium Benzoate, Pentylene Glycol      
I have to admit that when I saw in ingredients Calendula Officinalis Protein Extract I have no idea since I never meet this ingredient before. Lactobacillus Ferment Lysate is a probiotic, and one of the ingredients in AHC 20s Biome. 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 epidermis and even make your skin dryer than before due to TEWL (Transepidermal Water Loss). Still, it's an ingredient that we want to see in formulas. Dipropylene Glycol is a solvent. 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 inequitable 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 additives. Been then and I also was one of such people before due to my troubles with food (I can't eat processed food unless I want to feel like I'm dying an entire week). Silicones are the ultimate pick for the skin since they work as occlusives - what they do is protect the skin from dehydration. Volatile silicones are evaporating from the epidermis. They won't get absorbed by the skin, that's why you shouldn't be scared. If you're hypersensitive, then the good news is that the chance of getting allergic reactions to silicones is ultra-tiny! Still, every skin reacts differently. 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. Bifida Ferment Lysate is a fermented ingredient, a probiotic. It helps with skin irritation, and it might help with damage made by free radicals. Hydrogenated Polydecene or Alphaflow, it's an emollient, and it's excellent for sensitive skin. Water is an ingredient that you can find in almost every product. Its purpose in products is easy - it's a solvent. Caprylic/Capric Triglycerides is an emollient. It's a combination of coconut oil and glycerin that makes mild, gentle and delicate emollients. It thickens the formula, but it also makes skin feel smooth in touch. Niacinamide is a miracle ingredient. It does lots of great work. Do you have problems with dark spots? Try Niacinamide! Acne? Niacinamide will be an ideal pick for you too! Maybe you've got issues with the skin barrier? Solve it with Niacinamide! Wrinkles? You might want to try Niacinamide as well. Sensitive skin might find Niacinamide a bit problematic when it's mixed with Vitamin C or used in the same routine as Vitamin C. I can't deny Niacinamide is a skincare treasure! Dicaprylyl Carbonate is an emollient. It makes your skincare products easy to apply to the skin. 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 dehydration.    
AHC Youth Lasting Real Eye Cream For Face (Season 9)

Lycium Chinense Leaf Extract, I found that this extract is also known as Gugija Extract, and it's supposed to have anti-inflammatory properties. Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract is an antioxidant with enormous popularity and use. You can use it as a moisturizer for both dry and oily skin or as an acne treatment due to its antibacterial properties. Maybe you fight with wrinkles, and you need support? It's an antioxidant, and it can repair your skin after the damage made by UV light (since UVA is helping your skin in aging) and free radicals. Even sensitive skin is a fan of this soothing humectant. Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter has a wide range of use - people use it to prepare dishes, in medicine, but also in cosmetics. It's an emollient that all skin types should love, but oily skin might have a tiny problem with it. It has mild UV protection (around SPF 3) so it shouldn't be used as sunscreen. It's great 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. Methylpropanediol is a solvent with antimicrobial properties. It's a synthetic ingredient that works even with the most stubborn substances. Centella Asiatica Extract is an ingredient that stays in the skincare trend. Lots of ingredients used in skincare have a long history of use in medicine. This ingredient isn't different because Centella is a part of Ayurveda, a traditional (or if you prefer - alternative) medicine used by people for ages. Nowadays we associate it with India. Centella is a herb primarily applied in skincare for its healing properties. It speeds up the healing process, and that's why acne-prone skin loves it. If you're pregnant or you plan pregnancy, then try to find body care products with Centella Asiatica because it can have a valuable meaning on skin elasticity as well as stretch marks. Ficus Carica (Fig) Extract is quite common in skincare, but what does it do? It is supposed to be an antioxidant, but I know it is a sun-sensitive ingredient that you should use before light therapy. It can help with inflammation and moisture. Dioscorea Japonica Root Extract, also known as Japanese Mountain Yam, this extract is told to be moisturizing and brightening antioxidant with a positive effect on wrinkles. Malt Extract is an ingredient derived from barley. It has soothing properties. It can make your skin feels smooth. Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract is a source of many amino acids, enzymes, vitamins, and minerals. It's an emollient, good for irritated and sensitive skin. 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 herbal botox due to spilanthol. Cosmetic brands use Acmella Extract to make wrinkles less visible. Hydrolyzed Collagen Extract is a smaller version of collagen. In general, collagen works as a film ingredient, because its molecules are too big to get through the skin layers, that's why we use Vitamin C & other ingredients to boost collagen production. Both - regular & hydrolyzed versions are great moisturizers. Oryza Sativa (Rice) Extract, a source of Vitamin E. It's an excellent absorbent. Collagen Extract is an ingredient that people talk about a lot. Usually, it's a film making ingredient because collagen has too big a molecule to get through the skin, and adding more collagen won't make your skin get more collagen. To boost collagen synthesis we need other substances, but collagen extract can help make your skin look soft and nice from the outside. Pseudoalteromonas Ferment Extract or Antarcticine is an ingredient that 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. Avocado is a source of oleic acid, Vitamin B5, B6 and Vitamin E. Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Fruit Extract is a moisturizing and soothing ingredient. 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. 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 a skin brightening ingredient.    
AHC Youth Lasting Real Eye Cream For Face (Season 9)

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 acne. It's an emollient and it can be great for dry skin or hair. 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. Hydrogenated Lecithin is lecithin after surgery - it works as an emollient, but it is also used to encapsulate the active substance in liposomes (since they are supposed to help the active substance penetrate the skin deeper). Camellia Sinensis Leaf Water is a positive ingredient. Green tea is a source of polyphenols (EGCG), flavonoids and catechins. Some people believe that collagen in skincare products 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. Simmondsia Chinensis (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. Sodium Hyaluronate is a salt form of a popular Natural Moisturizing Factor - Hyaluronic Acid. SH-Polypeptide-19 is an anti-wrinkle peptide. Beta-Glucan derives 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 a stunning humectant with soothing properties. It's great for sensitive skin. Polyglyceryl-2 Stearate is an oily emollient and emulsifier. Polyglyceryl-10 Laurate is a gentle surfactant. Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer is a powder that absorbs sebum. You can usually find it in makeup for its flawless finishing. Cetearyl Olivate and Sorbitan Olivate are nothing else than Olivem 1000. It's a natural emulsifier. Glyceryl Stearate is an ester of Glycerin and Stearic Acid. It's an emollient and emulsifier, and you can find it in oil in water formulas. It's a superb ingredient, but in some solutions, Glyceryl Stearate is problematic for me since it feels like it clogs my skin, but just because I'm not a fan of it, it doesn't mean your skin won't like it. Every skin is different. Behenyl Alcohol is a fatty alcohol, but also a good emulsifier and emollient. Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate is an emulsifier, ideal for sensitive skin. Hydrogenated Polyisobutene is a polymer and a dry emollient. Some people like to call it a synthetic squalane. You shouldn't mistake both of these ingredients. Hydrogenated Polyisobutene is similar to squalane, people use it as a substitute, but after all, it's a synthetic substance that makes your skin smooth. Cetearyl Alcohol even if it sounds a bit scary, it's good alcohol. It's an oil-soluble fatty alcohol. It's a superb emollient and emulsifier. Dimethicone is a dry emollient. Some people might find clogging, but it keeps your skin moist and protect it from dehydration. It has a positive effect on the skin barrier by creating occlusion, and it helps with scars. It can also smooth your skin visually. It's also silicone that's why some people like to talk badly about Dimethicone just because of this fact, but there's no reason to be frightened. It gives your skin an occlusive film, but it doesn't suffocate your skin. We need occlusion to prevent water from TEWL (Transepidermal Water Loss) - to keep the skin moist. It protects your hair from dehydration and weather, and it makes it easier to brush your hair. 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 terrible. Some of them have positive effects on your skin - just like Butylene Glycol, which is a popular substance even in eco/green cosmetic products. 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. Xanthan Gum is a thickener and stabilizer which you can find in food and skincare. Adenosine is another elegant ingredient. It speeds up the healing process and repairs the skin barrier. It's ideal for inflamed skin, and it might have a positive effect on skin elasticity. Raffinose is a trisaccharide (fructose, galactose and glucose), this ingredient is popular in moisturizers since it works as a humectant. Cholesterol is an ingredient that we associate with health. We talk a lot about good and bad cholesterol, but do you know that cholesterol has a vast meaning for your skin? It's a lipid that you can find in the skin barrier. It makes the skin barrier stronger and prevents your skin from irritation and dehydration. In a product, it's an emollient. Sorbitan Isostearate is an emulsifier. Disodium EDTA is a synthetic stabilizer and preservative. It helps with the viscosity of the product. Polyquaternium-51 is an ingredient that I think I mostly see in hair care products. It's a humectant.    
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Polyglyceryl-10 Stearate is an emulsifier. Inulin Lauryl Carbamate is an emulsifier. Ceramide NP or Ceramide 3 is an ingredient that we want to see in our products. Ceramides naturally occur in human skin, and they have a dominant 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. Tromethamine helps with the pH, to make sure your product has an ideal pH. Polyquaternium-51 is an ingredient that I think I mostly see in hair care products. It's a humectant. Potassium Cetyl Phosphate is an oil-in-water emulsifier. It works with neutral pH. It can be used as a surfactant and UV protection booster in sunscreens. 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 the form of Tocopheryl Acetate is not as helpful as Tocopherol. Propanediol is a solvent with moisturizing properties. Similar to Cyclohexasiloxane, Propylene Glycol is an ingredient that some people try to avoid. You're most likely to see Propanediol instead of Propylene Glycol in an organic skincare product, and the reason for this change is simple. Ecocert recommends it. Folic Acid or vitamin B9 is an ingredient that I know more about as a supplement since we recommend the use of folic acid during the pregnancy or even before you start planning pregnancy. It's a source of antioxidants, but it can help strengthen the skin barrier. Hydrolyzed Collagen is a smaller version of collagen. In general, collagen works as a film ingredient, because its molecules are too big to get through the skin layers, that's why we use Vitamin C & other ingredients to boost collagen production. Both - regular & hydrolyzed versions are great moisturizers. Biosaccharide Gum-1 is a polysaccharide. It derivates from Sorbitol and is related to the fermentation process. It's a powerful humectant. Saccharomyces Ferment Filtrate is what you get from the yeast fermentation process. It's a moisturizing and soothing formula that you can use with sensitive skin. Glycine is an amino acid, it's a moisturizer that promotes wound healing. Lactobacillus Ferment is an ingredient that a few years ago was a cult ingredient. Nowadays, I feel like its popularity decreased after people started to self-diagnose themselves with so-called fungal acne. If you think that your skin problem might be related to Malassezia then instead of self-diagnose, visit a dermatologist. It's a probiotic, ideal for sensitive skin, but it also helps with acne. It makes your skin barrier stronger. Maltodextrin is an ingredient that helps with sebum absorption. Squalane is an ingredient that I believe everyone should enjoy. In nature, Squalane occurs in human sebum, and it protects the skin from dehydration. Sadly, with age, the amount of Squalane in sebum decreases. Usually, Squalane in your skincare products comes from olives or sugar cane. It's a light, stable oil with a single bond (squalENE has double bonds, and both these ingredients shouldn't be mistaken). It has no colour and scent. It's perfect for sensitive skin and dehydrated skin since it strengths the lipid barrier. It speeds up the healing process, and it won't clog your skin. Serine is an amino acid, it can have moisturizing properties. Glutamic Acid is another amino acid on our list. It helps to balance the pH of the skin, but it also works as a humectant. Let me tell you something, the next ingredient we are about to see is a form of my least favourite ingredient or even my enemy. Lupine is the worst thing ever for me, that's why if you're allergic to gluten - be careful with Lupine in your food because you might end up with few more allergies like legumes and nuts (due to cross-reaction). Hydrolyzed Lupine Protein is a source of peptides. Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate is an emollient and an emulsifier. It leaves a delicate film on the skin. We can say that this formula gives your skin a pleasant glass/honey effect. Aspartic Acid is an amino acid, it has a positive effect on the moisture of the skin. Leucine is an amino acid, so it shouldn't surprise us that it can help with the hydration of the skin. Dipeptide Diaminobutyroyl Benzylamide Diacetate aka Syn-Ake, an 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. Palmitoyl Pentapeptide-4 or Matrixyl. It helps with wrinkles and fine lines. It might be an impressive substitute for retinol with fewer side effects. 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 concentrations. Hydrolyzed Sodium Hyaluronate or miniHA is a Sodium Hyaluronate in a very low molecule (less than 500 Da). This ingredient is a cousin of Hyaluronic Acid, it's can have positive effects on the moisture of the skin since the small molecule can easily penetrate the skin. The problem is in the size of the molecule - smaller molecules can be better, but there's also a risk that they might cause inflammation. Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid is a low weight humectant. It's a form of natural moisturizing factor that occurs in our skin - Hyaluronic Acid. The smaller the molecule is, the better it works. Histidine is an amino acid with soothing and moisturizing properties. It can be helpful with Candida infection. Cysteine is an amino acid that naturally occurs in our bodies. It's a humectant and antioxidant popular in hair care products. It protects from the negative effects of UV radiation on our skin and helps with inflammation. Palmitoyl Tripeptide-5 is probably one of the most amusing ingredients in this product. You might know it as Syn-Coll, a patented synthetic tripeptide. It's an ingredient that helps with ageing, it doesn't only protect collagen from degradation, but it boosts collagen production. Products contain up to 3% of Palmitoyl Tripeptide-5, and the difference in skin texture is visible after four weeks. Hyaluronic Acid is an ingredient that everyone knows, and lately, European brands seem to be obsessed with it. Hyaluronic Acid is an ingredient that naturally occurs in our skin, and people usually think it's a wonderful moisturizer - the answer to dry skin. We have to remember that HA in skincare comes in a few different forms - a low molecule or high molecule, the smaller the molecule is, the easier is the penetration of the product. Usually, low molecule HA costs more, and you can barely even see the product with HA and information on the molecular weight of the Hyaluronic Acid. Some people might get reactions to HA - my skin gets dehydrated when I use HA serums, sometimes I have to deal with redness or even acne after using HA serums, but acne, redness, skin sensitivity, and other reactions to the skin are personal. One product can work for you, but it won't work for your friend - same with ingredients. Sodium Hyaluronate Crosspolymer as the name says is related to Sodium Hyaluronate. It's a strong water-binding moisturizer, it hydrates your skin and prevents TEWL.   
Meet Acetyl Hexapeptide-8, an ingredient that people loves to call "botox in a jar" or Argireline. It's a neuropeptide that helps with wrinkles - especially those related to muscle movement. Still, I wouldn't expect such astonishing 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. Gluconolactone is a PHA acid. It's a delicate cousin of AHA, ideal for sensitive skin. It's a weak exfoliant, but it attracts moisture. That's all that 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. Glucose is a sugar that 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 elders, have to deal with different types of diabetes. Glucose in skincare works as a humectant. Sodium Acetylated Hyaluronate is nothing else than another version of... If you thought about Hyaluronic Acid then you're right! It's another humectant in this formula. Usually, when people see Alcohol in skincare, they treat it as the worst thing that exists. The fact is that Alcohol has positive and negative meanings for our skin. It all depends on the amount of Alcohol. One of the main reasons why companies use this ingredient in their products is better penetration of the skin, thanks to the Alcohol substance gets deeper than when it's used on its own. We can't deny that Alcohol kills microorganisms and bacteria. It's a long topic, but if you ever search for alcohol to sanitize your hands or makeup brushes - search for Isopropyl Alcohol in 40-70% solutions, they are more effective than 90% versions. Menadione or vitamin K3, it's a fat-soluble vitamin. It is not as well known in skincare as vitamin C or vitamin E. It can have some positive effects on the skin like helping with dark circles or helping with irritation, but data on this ingredient is not as enormous as on Vitamin C. Silica is a thickener with magical properties for acne-prone and oily skin. It absorbs sebum, but at the same time, it can reflect the light to make your skin looking healthy. Tocopherol or Vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant. It's a water-soluble ingredient. Some people think it's a natural preservative, but Tocopherol itself in formulas is not the best to preserve the product. It boosts UVB protection, and if you add Vitamin C - you'll get better effects of both vitamins. 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. SH-Oligopeptide-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. It's a part of the Eyeliss complex. Acetyl Tetrapeptide-5, a moisturizer that helps with puffiness of the eyelid, might be even helpful with puffiness related to allergy. You can find it under the name Eyeseryl. Copper Tripeptide-1 is 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 beneficial meaning for our figures. It helps with wound healing, and 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. Hexapeptide-9 is a synthetic peptide, it helps with wrinkles. Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7 is a part of a complex named Matrixyl 3000. People treat it as an alternative to retinol, but it's a synthetic peptide that can help fight wrinkles and inflammation. Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1 or Pal-GHK which is similar to Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7 is a part of a peptide complex called Matrixyl 3000. It's an anti-ageing ingredient. Biotin is a water-soluble ingredient also known as Vitamin B7 or Vitamin H. It's an ingredient that reminds us of hair. Biotin as a supplement is recommended for hair care. Both oral and topical use of biotin can help with strengthening the nails and hair. It should have positive effects on the skin too. Pyridoxine or vitamin B6 is supposed to help with the sebum amount. Cyanocobalamin or vitamin B12 is not so popular in skincare, we all associate this vitamin with the one vitamin that vegans and vegetarians have problems with. Vitamin B12 like all vitamins have an important role in our bodies, it helps us function. During my med school, I was told to avoid B12 in skincare if you have acne, but for mature skin, this vitamin can make it look better. It feels like 1,2-Hexanediol is everywhere, and it's not a surprise. Even if it's a solvent, it's also a moisturizer. The fragrance is a scent composition. Hydroxyacetophenone reminds me of acetone than of an antioxidant, but it is an antioxidant that keeps our products fresh and protects ingredients from oxidation. Ethylhexylglycerin is a preservative. It keeps products fresh. Caprylyl Glycol is a moisturizer and an oily emollient. It leaves a delicate, protective film on your skin. But that's not all, Caprylyl Glycol is useful when you want to keep your product free from unfriendly stuff like microbes.    
AHC Youth Lasting Real Eye Cream For Face (Season 9)

Why AHC Youth Lasting Real Eye Cream For Face (Season 9) list is so long?   

I know that AHC Eye Creams have one of the longest ingredients lists next to Neogen Canadian Clay Pore Cleanser. AHC has many ingredients but usually, it turns out that brand goes for complexes with a huge amount of ingredients. So we will talk a bit about the tech side of this cream based on what AHC published on its own website. AHC tells us that collagen, peptides and elastin used in this cream are "quasi-human", indeed we can see here some ingredients which normally occurs in our skin - like amino acids or ingredients similar to our skin. The main point is a bit different, we should focus on AHC 20s Biome - AHC researched skin of people of different ages (20s to 60s) to create complex obtained from the fermentation process - I'm really sorry if I understand this part not well, but usually probiotics are supposed to make our skin microbiome healthier, and I see that AHC technology is a bit similar to that. We shouldn't forget about AHC using 35 types of peptides, 17 types of amino acids and 9 types of collagen. Do they even do anything to the skin? AHC says that molecules in this Eye Cream are ultra-fine so they should penetrate the skin easily. We could talk for ages about research that backs up this cream - it works on wrinkles, should help with hydration, skin barrier, dark circles & pigmentation around eyes or even... heat created by UV (actually, it's more about IR). Is this cream really that awesome?   

Is AHC Youth Lasting Real Eye Cream For Face (Season 9) worth a try?  

In the previous paragraph, I wrote about dark circles and pigmentation around the eyes. It's August right now, I started to use this cream around April and I'm in the middle of the packaging. AHC eye creams are very economical - I reviewed 3 different seasons before, but the previous version aka Time Rewind Eye Cream For Face was a strong player and at first, I wasn't that positive about AHC Youth Lasting Real Eye Cream For Face even if it has Retinal. The main reason why I continue using AHC Eye Creams is my eye sensitivity - I have issues with eye creams causing some bruises as allergic reactions or making me unavailable to wear contacts and let's be honest - I need my contact lenses to existing. At first, I wasn't very happy with this version of the cream, because I thought it doesn't do a lot, but my lifestyle is not the healthiest one. Due to restrictions, I can't find a good cleansing oil and micellar water to remove my waterproof mascara from Missha, so sometimes I wake up with some black smudges around my eyes thanks to my cleansers having problems with waterproof makeup. I sleep on average 4-6 hours per day, even if we are supposed to sleep 8 hours but I've been working for almost 2 years on the morning shift, not the evening one but I still didn't get used to this change. I found out thanks to the Purito controversy that my freckles near my eyes came back this year and here's the thing that has changed my mind about Season 9 AHC Youth Lasting Real Eye Cream For Face. This cream doesn't cause me any Millia, my eye area is smooth, obviously, I got some natural wrinkles - yes, even kids have wrinkles! But I guess since people still think I'm around 18 while I'm just a few years away from my 30's then probably my eye cream must work since my lifestyle is not helping my skin. Pigmentation around the eyes is almost fully gone, I have no problems with any of the ingredients in this eye cream even if I'm coeliac and I do not react well to Wheat (somehow nothing in this composition makes my skin feels bad). It's hard for me to talk about people older than in '20s or '30s but even my mom keeps stealing AHC Eye Creams from me and it should tell a lot about this brand. I still think that AHC Youth Lasting Real Eye Cream For Face is not as supreme as the Time Rewind version, but I believe some people will prefer the version with Retinal aka AHC Youth Lasting Real Eye Cream For Face.    
AHC Youth Lasting Real Eye Cream For Face (Season 9)

Where to buy AHC Youth Lasting Real Eye Cream For Face?  

I bought my AHC Youth Lasting Real Eye Cream For Face from a local seller called Klassy Sassy - if you're from Poland, I recommend you checking this store! Style Korean sells AHC Youth Lasting Real Eye Cream For Face for $14/30ml at the moment*, normally this cream costs at Stylekorean $33. 12ml version aka a mini version of AHC Youth Lasting Real Eye Cream For Face is also available on Style Korean*, but I recommend you to buy a full-size one.    
Overall, I'm glad AHC keeps working on their cult-favourite eye cream, I can't wait for season 10, who knows what AHC will focus on in the next season. Let me know what you think about AHC Youth Lasting Real Eye Cream For Face.



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