Product Review: HydroPeptide Dark Circle Concentrate

by Bionic Beauty on 08.Oct.2009 · 5 comments

HydroPeptide Anti-Wrinkle Dark Circle Concentrate
It’s Bionic Bronnie here with another eye treatment product review for all the Bionic Beauties out there!

I was lucky enough to get a sample of HydroPeptide Anti-Wrinkle Dark Circle Concentrate. I don’t have super dark circles, but like most everyone- there’s a bit of darkness and slight aging signs under my eyes.

This eye serum contains 12% I-LOXYL, 7 peptides and 10 antioxidants including Vitamin K (to help reduce dark circles) and Vitamin A (to help with the puffies). The eye cream is targeted to reduce puffiness and instantly lift… and it really helped. Within a minute or two, my eyes were beautiful without makeup again! It doesn’t mention a tone corrector – eye brightening result, but wowie does it show! I love this stuff. It made my eyes absolutely “Pop”.

The nicest thing about this HydroPeptide eye cream is I have very sensitive eyes and it did not burn at all, so it allows for good thorough eye area application.

HydroPeptide also has a face cream to complete the line, but I haven’t had the chance to try it. Both are made by Azure Cosmeceuticals.

Bionic Bronnie says “Reviewed and Highly Recommended!!”

HydroPeptide Anti-Wrinkle Dark Circle Concentrate is available for $60 from SkinCareRx (0.68 oz bottle).

Full ingredients list…

Water, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Isohexadecane, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Mica, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Licorice Root Extract, Dipeptide-2, Acetyl Hexapeptide-8, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Tripeptide-1, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-5, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Vitamin K, Hesperedin, Sodium Hyaluronate, Glucosamine HCL, Ceramide 2, Squalane, Retinyl Palmitate

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

1 patri October 9, 2009 at 6:42 am

Isn’t the 3rd ingredient, butylene glycol, a petroleum derivative?


2 Bionic Bronnie March 22, 2010 at 12:18 pm

Better late than never? Great catch, I have learned so much since I wrote this review. I appreciate the Butylene Glycol point out. I really am struggling with my eye’s and dark circle’s and am revisiting all option’s…It’s frustrating when a product with not such great ingredient’s have good result’s….

I honestly don’t know enough about the pro’s and con’s….but sometime’s I go back and use my review’s to remember which one’s were the best….

Jami..any insight on how dangerous or the bad effect’s of this ingredient? I would NOT use this on my face with my tendency to break out, but just under eye’s…?????



3 Justin Dotterweich March 23, 2010 at 11:10 am

You should read this:
“Butylene glycol (BG) (1,3-Butanediol, CAS No. 107-88-0) is a common humectant and solubilizer used in cosmetic and food preparations. Its safety and usage has been well documented and approved by such agencies as the US FDA, the US EPA, and the CTFA (see below). Studies have even shown that when ingested by mammals, BG metabolizes into b-hydroxybutyraldehyde which is then converted through a process of intermediates into acetyl CoA, an intermediate of the citric acid cycle, which supplies energy to the body in the form of ATP.[1]”

Let me know if you have any questions. The butylene glycol we use in our product is even derived from natural sources!


4 Bionic Beauty March 24, 2010 at 11:04 am

Justin, Thank you SO much for weighing in on the information about Butylene Glycol. Your scientific knowledge really helps!

Have a great week and
all the best,


5 Bionic Bronnie March 24, 2010 at 11:27 am

Thank you so much Justin, to take the time….when I review I try to, of course, TEST the results, but also try to research to understand ingredients. The good, the bad and honestly most often- if someone “reads” an ingredient is bad, it is just taken at face value. I really am trying to learn what is truly good, bad and why…so when I write a review, I can bring forth more than just a “Hey, it work’s well!”

I feel its something I owe to the readers since it helps them trust a review and hopefully make an educated decision before purchase and using a product.

Looking back over many products, I remember that I really like HydroPeptide and am now very glad I revisited this. We encourage and welcome all feedback. Especially things that are unknown or controversial…that’s how we all learn.

I hope you will stay in touch and share your insights, it truly is welcome and greatly appreciated. I am most impressed when serious thought and research are put into every single ingredient used in a product, and this goes to show why.

Welcome to Bionic!


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