About AM Eyelid Gel by WeLoveEyes
- Water based
- Suitable for people with MGD
- Probiotic preservative system
Description (by Rebecca)
Added January 2022
I've been slowly adding a few skin care products from trusted brands (Eye Eco, We Love Eyes) to the shop because we hear pretty regularly from people whose skin around their eyes is suffering from all the products that have to use in their eyes and on their eyelids. And the manufacturer describes these as "Safe for meibomian oil gland health (ideal for MGD & dry eyes)". So here it is.
WLE's AM Eyelid Gel (the one you're looking at) and PM Eyelid Butter are basically companion products. The gel is water-based for faster absorption while the eyelid butter is oil-based for longer retention overnight. I had to kind of chuckle over the names though because while the PM one is called butter, it's a kind of lovely bluish greenish opalescent thing, and the AM one looks exactly the color of the vegan ghee from my local Trader Joe's.
As you know, we're not a skin care shop. And as you may also know if you've been following me, I'm definitely not a skin care products connoisseur. In fact, I am barely, rarely even a skin care products user. So the nuances of fancy eye goop, beyond the prices and pretty packaging, are most definitely entirely lost on me. And since I do not have a skin care goal to achieve (or problem that I care about troubleshooting), I'm not in a position to assess whether a new product "works" for me.
Nevertheless, this non-connoisseur dutifully tried both AM and PM on and off for a few weeks, and I'm still using them now and then, more out of curiosity now than anything else. They're both pleasant. PM is stickier than AM but even AM is quite viscous and sticks around quite awhile. For context, though, almost anything on my face will feel heavy and sticky to me because normally when I use a moisturizer, which is NOT often (though who knows, it might be by the time I get around to revising this description - after all, I'm almost 53) I use Clinique Moisture Surge, which is super lightweight and disappears very rapidly.
I liked the applicator, though I have no idea how it compares to anything else :)
Description (from the manufacturer's literature)
Key Features & Benefits
- Water based with the goal of hydrating
- Improves the appearance of fine lines, eye bags & dark circles
- Safe for meibomian oil gland health (ideal for MGD & dry eyes)
- Probiotic preservative system (ideal for eye care)
DR. GILL'S KEY INGREDIENTS.
Moth Bean Extract - a powerful, natural botanical mimicker of retinol; encourages eyelid epithelial skin-cell turnover without compromising meibomian gland health.
Glucosyl Hesperidin - soften the appearance of dull, dark & swelling of under eye circles by improving eyelid skin surface circulation.
Ptychopetalum / Pfaffia / Lilium Extract Complex - lipolytic effect for under eye bags; targets to strengthen & defend eyelid skin vascular walls.
Centella Asiatica Extract - anti-inflammatory and rich in vitamin C, A, B1 & B2, niacin, and carotene, which combine to brighten eyelid skin.
Evening Primrose Oil - a gamma linoleic fatty acid that recharges the eyelid skin; ideal for replenishing dry eyes.
Kiwi Fruit Extract - rich in flavonoids, EFA (Essential Fatty Acids), and vitamin C & E to recharge stressed eyelid skin from makeup use.
Green Coffee Seed Extract - caffeine content targets eyelid skin surface circulation; high polyphenol content for powerful antioxidant effects.
Aloe Leaf Juice Powder - healing, moisturizing; anti-inflammatory properties for fatigued eyelid skin.
Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate - a probiotic preservative system that balances the biome of the eyelid area.
Non Toxic Ingredients, Good Manufacturing Practice, Third Party Tested, Leaping Bunny Certified, Made in the USA
Water/Aqua/Eau, Glycerin, Glucamine, Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil, Glucosyl Hesperidin, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Caprylyl Glycol, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice Powder*, Centella Asiatica Meristem Cell Culture, Vigna Aconitifolia Seed Extract, Caprylyl/Capryl Glucoside, Coffea Arabica (Coffee) Seed Extract, Actinidia Deliciosa (Kiwi) Fruit Extract, Carbomer, Pfaffia Paniculata Root Extract, Ptychopetalum Olacoides Bark/Stem Extract, Lilium Candidum Flower Extract, Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Water, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-38, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Hydroxypropyl Cyclodextrin, Anthemis Nobilis (Chamomile) Flower Oil, Rosa Damascena Flower Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens (Geranium) Flower Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Sodium Gluconate, O-cymen-5-OL, Alcohol.
Apply a thin layer under eye area every morning. Use for 30 days for initial results.
Our philosophy is that clean eyes = a happy life. We Love Eyes products do not treat any eye disease. Although our founder is an Optometrist, We Love Eyes products do not replace your eye care professional. Always consult your eye care professional when using eye care products.