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I am all about eye products! I am a firm believer that maintenance around the eyes is highly important. The area surrounding our eyes is one of the first to show aging, so it is vital that we be diligent in taking care of it. Enter A. by Bom Ultra Time Return Serum: one of the most effective eye serums that I have had the pleasure of using.  

Turning Back Time?

I think it is necessary that I start out by reminding everyone that, as much as we would like them to, no serums or creams will be able to get rid of set wrinkles in the face. They might plump them out temporarily, but nothing short of a knife or a needle will completely banish them. The same goes for hereditary dark circles! That is why we need to take preventative measures to protect our skin, especially from sun damage, which is the greatest cause of aging. Find a good sunblock and wear it daily, reapplying as necessary. The one that I review here is my go-to!

Ingredients

A full list of the ingredients:

Water, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, PEG-6 Caprylic/Capric Glycerides, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, PEG-150 Distearate, Niacinamide, Glycerin, Hamamelis Virginiana Flower Water, 1,2-Hexanediol, Panthenol, Butylene Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Caprylyl Glycol, Polysorbate 20, Stearic Acid, Adenosine, Illicium Verum (Anise) Fruit Extract, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Maltodextrin, Disodium EDTA, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Acacia Senegal Gum, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Sucrose, Anthemis nobilis flower Extract, Cymbopogon Martini Oil, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Oil, Beta-Carotene, Sodium Ascorbate, Tetradecyl Aminobutyroylvalylaminobutyric Urea Trifluoroacetate, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-5, Rose Flower Oil, Silica, Tocopherol, Acetyl Hexapeptide-8

The aloe barbadensis leaf juice soothes and moisturizes, and niacinamide brightens the under eye. Camellia sinensis leaf extract (green tea extract) provides antioxidant protection to prevent free radicals caused by sun damage. The adenosine and peptides present in the formula help with maintaining good skin texture and elasticity.

Usage

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When I first applied this serum, I was struck by how sticky it was.  I was a little concerned that it might just sit on top of my skin and cause layering issues or lingering tackiness. In the end it settled down well; it just took a few extra seconds of waiting. This serum comes out of the dropper quickly, so be careful not to drip it all over your face like I did! There is a faint sort of citrus/lavender scent to the serum, which fades after it settles. It is easy to put on eye creams over this, if that is in your routine as well. I didn’t have any issues using this product, save for the tiniest amount of stinging upon application when I first began using it. It was never enough that I felt like I needed to remove the product, and I don’t have that reaction now when I apply it.

Results

While this serum won’t be turning back the years per se, it can give you back those couple of hours that you spent watching YouTube last night when you should have been sleeping! It makes me look awake and energized, which I love.  My under eyes look brightened, and my dark circles are lightened to a more manageable level. It does a great job of moisturizing, which helps plump out fine lines. I also like to put this on the smile lines near my mouth, and I found after a couple weeks of doing this that they were less prominent. Pretty neat!

Purchasing

One of the few places that I have been able to find this product is beMused Korea, a site that sells a fantastic range of skincare products from a variety of Korean companies. I have only had positive experiences with this site, and the customer service is stellar. There are sales running quite often as well, so look out for those! The serum sells for $38 and comes in a 30 ml bottle. Considering some of the more high end eye serums can cost $85-$250(or more!), I’d say that this is a fair price for a quality product. It lasts quite a while and you don’t have to worry about flying through it too quickly. I would definitely recommend this to anyone who is looking for an affordable eye serum that delivers satisfying results.

Disclaimer: All opinions are my own. This post was not sponsored, nor does it contain any affiliate links. All links provided are solely for the convenience of the reader.

A. by Bom Ultra Time Return Eye Serum Review

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