Your skin’s moisture barrier (the stratum corneum, or outermost layer of the epidermis) has a bricks-and-mortar structure. The bricks are flat, dead skin cells called corneocytes, and the mortar is a fatty mixture made up of ceramides, cholesterol, and fatty acids. This mixture keeps your skin healthy, clear, and resilient.
The skin around your eyes is the thinnest skin on your body and needs extra support. Lipid Gold Eye Cream is formulated with even more ceramides, cholesterol, and fatty acids to mimic and strengthen your natural moisture barrier. The formula is richer than the original Lipid Gold formula to lock in more moisture in this sensitive area.
Lipid Gold Eye Cream is also formulated to help fight dark circles. One of the major causes of dark circles is pigment pooling beneath the skin. Your eye area is highly vascular, and the pigment that makes blood red can actually break down and accumulate there. Since the skin is so thin, that pigment shows up more clearly. Chrysin, N-Hydroxysuccinimide, and Fucus vesiculosus algae extract help flush out that accumulated pigment to brighten the undereye.
All Stratia products are free of common irritants like fragrance, alcohol, and essential oils.