The popular Acwell Licorice pH Balancing line has a brand new addition and it’s good. Meet the Acwell Licorice pH Balancing Intensive Eye Cream, a brightening, firming, and hydrating formula that’s a cult classic in the making.
Did you know that dark circles can be genetic? Despite my best efforts to get eight hours of sleep as often as possible, the purple-tinged rings under my eyes will not budge. My mom has them, as does my grandmother and typically, it’s a result of overproduction of melanin or bone structure.
I learned from a young age that the best way to cover up dark circles is by using a peach-toned concealer (my all-time favorite is the Becca Under Eye Brightening Corrector). But how great would it be if I didn’t have to cover them up at all? Recently, I’ve been on the hunt for an eye cream that hydrates, prevents fine lines, and can brighten up my dark circles.
The new Acwell Licorice pH Balancing Intensive Eye Cream is a promising candidate.
The formula is the latest addition to the Licorice pH Balancing line, a collaboration between K-beauty brand Acwell and Soko Glam that includes a best-selling cleansing toner and an essence mist, both of which I use every day.
Like the other products in the trio, the star ingredients in the eye cream are licorice root water and licorice root extract. Studies have shown that the plant can actually improve and prevent hyperpigmentation and give skin an overall brighter appearance. Then the formula contains potent anti-aging ingredients like peptides, green tea, blueberry extracts, and glutathione (the latter three are all rich in antioxidants) and also features caffeine to firm and reduce puffiness.
In addition to the ingredient list, the eye cream stands out from the crowd for a number of reasons. One is the packaging. If you’re not a fan of jar eye creams, you’ll really appreciate the fact that the Acwell eye cream comes in an ergonomic tube. It allows you to deposit the perfect size drops of formula on your finger or directly under and around the eyes for precise application.
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The formula itself feels silky and substantial, without being too thick or greasy. It absorbs quickly and skin is left feeling soft and smooth. I find that my concealer never pills or looks cake-y on top.
Then there’s the price. The eye cream costs $30 for 30ml of product. Most of the best-selling eye creams available right now cost much more for half (15ml) the product.
As for the results? I decided to test the eye cream for 30 days to see if it would make any noticeable differences in my dark circles. I’ve noticed a slight change in coloration and have been less heavy-handed with my concealer, plus I do find I look less tired on days I’ve lost sleep. While my dark circles are far from erased (hyperpigmentation can take months to fade), I’m going to keep using the eye cream consistently and will continue to share my updates here so watch this space!