Sunday, July 3, 2011

What's new: Garnier BB Eye Roll-on and Hylexin

Here are two new products I spotted this week, all created to help alleviate the tired look of under-eye circles. First, there's new Garnier Instant Fairness BB Eye Roll-on which claims to depuff eyes with its caffeine ingredient plus "conceal" with its tinted gel-cream formula.

Testers aren't provided yet so I don't have an actual swatch of the tint. I suspect this could be a repackaged version of their previous release, the Garnier Anti-Dark Circles Tinted Roll-on (click for review).

If memory serves me right, I experienced allergic reactions last year when I tried Garnier's untinted eye roll-on possibly due to the caffeine content. So I am pretty much laying off any Garnier products right now, though I have to admit the eye cream-slash-concealer marketing ploy is pretty interesting.

Garnier BB Eye Roll-on is Php 229.00

Next, Hylexin has reached Philippine shores. Created by Bremenn Research Labs, this "Serious Dark Circles" cream was developed specifically to reduce stubborn and serious under-eye circles and visible puffiness.

Hylexin states that its main active ingredient is a citrus-based flavanoid. This ingredient actually claims to heal damaged capillaries and stop excessive blood leakage in these delicate under-eye areas. This in turn helps to eliminate dark under-eye circles (source).

Full ingredients list: 0.78 oz: Water, Glycerin, Cyclopentasiloxane, Silica, Cetyl Alcohol, Gynostemma Pentaphyllum Extract, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Polyglyceryl-3 Beeswax, Stearic Acid, Dipeptide-2, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Chrysin, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-3, Hydroxysuccinimide, Hesperidine Methyl Chalcone, Steareth-20, Polysilicone 11, Chlorhexidine Digluconate, Potassium Sorbate, Triethanolamine, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Butylparaben, Ethylparaben, Propylparaben, Isobutylparaben.

Hylexin is expensive at around Php 3500++ for a 15ml tube. After the success of Hylexin, Bremenn Labs later on released several other products such as the Upper Eyelid Lifter, Instant Forehead Smoother, Emergency Zit Stick, etc. Why, they even have Boob Job in a Box, hmm....

Bremenn Research Labs products are available in Watsons and SM Dept. Stores.

So what do you think of these new products? Are any of them calling your name? :)


  1. Whoa O: I'd like to try the Garnier Instant Fairness BB Eye Roll-on though. Have you tried it yet? I'm thinking of buying it eh haha. Is it available in Watsons? :D

  2. @Number Two Lover: It should be available in Watsons, I saw it in Landmark though :)

  3. Wonder what the BB in the product name means? Haha :)

  4. @Kari: Maybe because it's tinted. It was probably renamed to appeal to the Asian market and those who are fans of BB creams.

  5. Oo nga eh. Would've been fun though: an eye product with benefits of a BB cream. Haha :)

  6. I am going to try Garnier out :D

  7. @Kumiko Mae: Let me know how it works for you! :)

  8. which watson's and SM department stores exactly?!?

  9. @Glometh: The Garnier BB Eye Roll-on is available at all SM and Watsons, only spotted Hylexin in Megamall so far.