The hydorxatone website opens with the statement “Surgery Can’t Fix Dark Circles.” It is advertised as an intensive eye cream designed to fight dark circles under the eye and wrinkles. According to their theories, dark circles occur because capillaries leak blood close to the skin’s surface, and when this blood oxidizes it looks like a bad bruise, worse the more transparent your skin happens to be. It promises to promote the production of collagen in the body and thereby transform wrinkles into smooth skin.
Price: $69.95/30 day supply
Hydroxatone contains quite a few popular ingredients used in wrinkle creams such as argireline, hyaluronic acid, matrixyl 3000, and haloxyl. Matrixyl 3000 for example promotes production of collagen in the skin, which can improve elasticity and a generally positive skin appearance. When tested on 22 female volunteers, haloxyl showed a significant reduction in the appearance of dark circles under the eye as compared to a placebo.
While popular ingredients are popular for a reason, it comes with a downside for hydroxatone. Popular in this case equals common or run of the mill. It basically means that everybody and their dog who happen to make a wrinkle cream uses at least one if not all of these ingredients. In other words, it is relatively easy to find the same product for a cheaper price. One of the main ingredients, argireline, also has little scientific or other evidence if any to back up any claims it may make in regards to wrinkles.
Hydroxatone contains some ingredients that have been tested and shown to improve collagen production and dark circles under the eyes, just as they have promised. However, it contains at least one that hasn’t been shown to do anything, and all of the ingredients are run of the mill. $69.95 is a reasonable price compared to some similar products. However in today’s market, the consumer can always find a better deal on the same thing.