I’m so smitten with the latest launch from In Fiore; their Vis Clair Supreme eye cream. It’s decadent, yet light. Absorbs quickly, yet feels nourishing all day long. Wears well under makeup. Does not migrate into the eye; one of my biggest complaints about most eye creams. And has improved one of my biggest complaints about my eye area – my dark under eye circles. Read on for the full review and the surprising ingredients they use to tackle dark circles in a completely new way.
Product: In Fiore Vis Clair Supreme Firming Eye Complex
Best for: Dark circles, puffiness, fine lines
Skin type: All skin types
Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Citrus Aurantium Amara (Bitter Orange) Flower Distillate, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Organic Grape Alcohol, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Glycerin (Vegetable), Lecithin, Cetearyl Olivate, Sorbitan Olivate, Caprylic Capric Triglyceride, Beeswax (Cera Alba), Glyceryl Stearate, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat Germ) Oil, Algae, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Rosa Canina Fruit Extract, Rosa Centifolia Flower Extract, Jasminum Officinalis Flower Extract, Symphytum Officinale Leaf/Root Extract, Equisetum Arvense Extract, Coffea Arabica (Green Coffee) Bean Extract, Aesculus Hippocastanum (Horse Chestnut) Extract, Ginkgo Biloba Extract, Ruscus Aculeatus (Butcher’s Broom) Root Extract, Solidago Canadensis (Goldenrod) Extract, Melilotus Officinalis (Sweet Clover) Extract, Matricaria Recutita (Chamomile) Flower Extract, Euphrasia Officinalis (Eyebright) Extract, Arctostaphylos Uva Ursi Extract, Xanthan Gum, Hippophae Rhamnoides (Sea Buckthorn) Berry Extract, Curcuma Longa (Turmeric) Root Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Curcuma Xanthorrhiza Root Extract, Parfum (Fragrance)*, *Naturally occurs in essential oils
Review: My review mainly is based on my dark circles and puffiness. I fortunately am not combating fine lines so I can’t comment on it’s ability to address this issue.
But before I get into how the Vis Clair has helped with my dark circles, it’s best to asses what actually causes dark circles. According to my interview with Dermatologist and Associate Clinical Professor at UCLA, Alan Szeftel, dark circles are caused by generally four main causes: discolored skin below the eye, lost volume resulting in a sunken hollow which causes a shadow, thin skin, and fluid build up underneath the eye due to allergies or lack of sleep.
In my case, I believe it’s fluid build up from lack of sleep. Chloe goes from one extreme to the other – sleeping through the night to waking up multiple times a night – and my eyes are the evidence of this nightmare. But since my dark circles are due to fluid build up from lack of sleep, I’m pretty sure this is why the Vis Clair has worked so effectively at improving them and softening the skin around my eye. The Vis Clair utilizes a combination of ingredients aimed at improving microcirculation to eliminate fluid build up and strengthen the skin: Green coffee beans in their natural state before roasting (promotes microcirculation, is rich in polyphenols, Vitamin E, decreases skin dryness and prevents TEWL); Eyebright aka Euphrasia (long used by herbalists to treat eye infections, inflamed sinuses, allergies due to its powerful anti-inflammatory properties – great de-puffer!); Goldenrod extract (diueretic, flushes toxins and release excess water, reduces inflammation); and of course powerhouse calendula (stimulates collagen production, soothes inflamed skin, reduces dryness.)
I think if your dark circles are due to hollowing of the eye area due to loss of volume or pigmentation, this cream may not work as well – or any cream for that matter according to Dr. Szeftel.
Overall, I’m very pleased with this cream and at how quickly it helped to improve my eye area. This review may be a tad premature though since it’s only been a week, but I look forward to testing it further and will keep you posted on my instagram account as to how continued testing goes!
Texture: This gorgeous eye cream has a texture that’s whipped, very light like a lotion, but stays in place like a cream. It absorbs very quickly and leaves absolutely no trace behind once it’s absorbed.
Scent: Gentle floral notes, calendula and soft jasmine seem to be the most present. Very light.
Tip: This is a great eye cream for night or day since it absorbs so quickly and wears well under makeup.
Written by Amy Chang; photographed by author