It’s their final launch of the year and Good Molecules plan on going out with a bang.
The brand has launched an eye gel named Yerba Mate Wake Up Eye Gel and here is everything you need to know about it.
Price and size: $6 for 15 mL.
Yerba mate – This is likely a new ingredient to you (it was to me as well) but after a little research I discovered that it’s a popular South American plant.
It’s almost like a cross over between matcha and coffee because it is drunk like tea for it’s caffeine like properties but it looks like green tea.
These caffeine like properties are what makes it rich in phenolic constituents, which tend to be antioxidants.
This isn’t the first time yerba mate has been used in skincare either.
Kiehls used to have a toner with it, although it seems to be discontinued now.
It’s not an ingredient that is used very often in skincare but the reason why is elusive because yerba mate seems to have some strong evidence of its efficacy.
For example, this study, proved yerba mate’s anti-inflammatory effects.
The same study even suggested yerba mate posses antimicrobial properties.
From this research it has the potential to fight acne really well.
When it comes to eye creams, it’s anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties are essential.
Caffeine – Of course this eye cream also has caffeine in it.
Caffeine has been used in eye cream a lot.
The connection is clear, dark circles are a sign of a lack of rest and what helps lack of rest?
This assumption has been certified by many studies that suggest this link is strong.
Take this one.
This study found that on average 14%-28% of test subjects showed significant improvement for clinical signs of wrinkles, lower eyelid bags, sagging and dark circles.
I’m sure you know by now just how essential hyaluronic acid is to healthy skin.
Most skincare products include this ingredient because it is so vital in helping your skin retain moisture.
Skin that is dry, tried and dull is usually caused by a lack of rest and/or hydration.
Hence, this ingredient is absolutely needed and I’m very glad that Good Molecules choose to include it!
In terms of sustainability Good Molecules sourced their ingredients from a reforestation consortium of farmers that are engaged in restoring the native Atlantic Forest in Brazil.
They have traceability and sustainable forest management guaranteed by the Araucária+ Initiative.
The Yerba Mate Wake Up Eye Gel will be available 12/22 at 10am PT / 1pm ET on Beautylish.com and getgoodmolecules.com.
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