So, this lady I know, who may or may not have housed me in her womb for nine months, is not happy about the dark circles under her eyes. Even though she's very beautiful, the other day we were in the cosmetics section of Macy's, and she caught her reflection in one of the mirrors. "Gah!" she cried, prodding the skin under her eyes, "Look at these things! It's a wonder I still have friends and a job!" (Let me note here that my mother is approximately 50% responsible for my own tendency toward exaggeration.) When she looked up from her self-esteem crisis, her eyes met with this woman's, and she felt she had found a kindred spirit:
We both walked (well, OK, we ran) over to the shelf where this photo was displayed, along with the tagline, "Serious Dark Circles?" and studied the product. It's called Hylexin, it costs $95 for a tiny tube, and the packaging makes it look more like some sort of Serious chemical than a friendly cream that you'd want to put near your eye.
My mom almost bought it on the spot, but was ultimately derailed by her fears about getting eye cancer, and by the Benefit saleswoman who lured us over to her counter with promises of "good-for-you ingredients" and those damn clever product names. She bought a tub of Benefit under eye cream, but remains intrigued by Hylexin's lofty claims, and implored me to ask my readers about it.
So, dear readers, have any of you tried Hylexin? Did it change your life? Or did it just melt off the skin under your eyes? Was it worth the money? Have you found success with any other under eye products? Do you have a vendetta against a particular under eye product because you had to sell one of your children to afford it, and then it didn't help at all? Perhaps you have found a way to make peace with your under eye bags? Please use the comments section to dish on failures and triumphs in the battle of the Serious Dark Circles. My mom (and many other readers, I'm sure) will be forever grateful.