Dark Circles Kit Directions & Details
DIRECTIONS & INGREDIENTS
STEP 1: Dr.V EyeMax™
High strength tyrosinase inhibiting cream to slow down the rate of melanin production.
Directions: Cleanse the skin around the eyes and apply a very thin layer of EyeMax (about '1 grain of rice' worth per eye) followed by an unscented thick moisturiser on top.
Do not apply within 2mm from the edges of the upper & lower eye lids (lash lines). Only use on unbroken, non irritated skin. Discontinue in the rare event of a skin reaction.
Key Ingredients: Tyrosinase Inhibitors - Kojic Acid Dipalmitate, Niacinamide, Alpha-Arbutin, Octadecenoic Acid, Uva Ursi Leaf Extract. Caffeine (vasoconstrictor), Tocopheryl Acetate (anti-oxidant), Sodium Hyaluronate (humectant), Shea Butter (emollient).
Full Ingredients: Aqua, Ethylhexyl Stearate, Kojic Acid Dipalmitate, Niacinamide, Alpha-Arbutin, Cetearyl Alcohol, Octadecenedioic Acid, Dimethicone, Caffeine , Glyceryl Stearate , Cyclopentasiloxane, Glycerin, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Steareth-21, Arctostaphylos Uva Ursi Leaf Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Acetyl Glucosamine, Ceteareth-12, Ceteareth-20, Sodium Hyaluronate, Butylene Glycol, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Polyacrylamide, Ceteth-10 Phosphate, Dicetyl Phosphate, Cetyl Palmitate, Methylparaben, Phenyl Trimethicone , C13-14 Isoparaffin, Propylparaben, Tetrasodium glutamate diacetate, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Laureth-7, Phenoxyethanol, Trisodium NTA
STEP 2: Dr.V DC Repair™
Periorbital skin restoring cream
Directions: Apply alternate nights to EyeMax followed by a non-scented moisturiser. Do not apply within 2mm from the edges of the upper & lower eye lids (lash lines). Only use on unbroken, non irritated skin. Discontinue in the rare event of a skin reaction.
- Retinyl Palmitate (Anti oxidant and anti-melanogenic agents)
- Salicylic Acid (improves penetration of actives)
- Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate (water soluble Vitamin C - skin brightner and anti oxidant / anti-melanogenic agents)
- Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate (fat soluble Vit C - restores collagen)
- Tocopheyl Acetate, (Vitamin E - stabilises Vit C)
- Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Liquorice) Root Extract (tyrosinase inhibitor)
- Sodium Hyaluronate (humectant)
- Allantoin (anti-inflammatory)
- Glycerin (moisturiser)
- Cetearyl Alcohol (emollient)
- Jojoba Seed Oil (emollient)
- Shea Butter (emollient)
Full Ingredients: Aqua, Glycerin, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cyclopentasiloxane, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Glyceryl Stearate, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Steareth-21, Butylene Glycol, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Salicylic Acid, Tocopheyl Acetate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Ceteareth-12, Tocopherol, Ceteareth-20, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Liquorice) Root Extract, Polyacrylamide, Retinyl Palmitate, Arctostaphylos Uva Ursi Leaf Extract, Allantoin, Dimethicone, Ceteth-10 Phosphate, Dicetyl Phosphate, Cetyl Palmitate, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Phenyl Trimethicone , Tetrasodium Glutamate Diacetate, Laureth-7, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Trisodium NTA, Methylparaben, Propylparaben.
WARNING - Not to be used if you: are pregnant, have any active skin conditions around the eyes (e.g. eczema), have very sensitive or very dry skin, have had any professional eye treatments / used any medication or other treatment active ingredients around the eyes within 3 months. Only use on normal skin, not if irritated or injured. If using isotretinoin, avoid usage of DC Kit until 6+ months after completion. Discontinue and seek medical advice from your GP in the rare event of a skin reaction.
RESULTS & SIDE-EFFECTS:
Results: For dark circles that have been present for many years, you are likely to require tyrosinase inhibitors for at least 6 cell cycles (6+ months). 1 kit lasts approx. 3 months, so 2 kits are recommended. Results depend on the resistance to treatment of your melanocytes.
Side Effects: May include but not limited to mild/temporary: dry skin, irritation, swelling, redness and darkening. General skin reactions are a rare but potential side-effect of DC kit creams. Reduce dosage or discontinue if symptoms are persistent or severe. In the event of a severe skin reaction, seek urgent medical assistance from your doctor.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
- Why do we get dark circles?
Skin of colour contains larger melanocytes that are easily triggered after puberty from 16-25 years old.
A study on 200 candidates in the Indian Journal of Dermatology showed 47.5% had Periorbital Hyperpigmentation. 63% of them had family history of dark circles which was classed as hereditary hyperpigmentation.
Wood lamp examination showed 60% of those with dark circles had dermal pigmentation. Therefore, most dark circles creams on the market do not work. You need a combination of 8 different tyrosinase inhibitors, antioxidants, anti-inflammatory ingredients, and humectants.
- What is happening on a cellular level?
Melanocytes are large and cluster around the eye. They are easily triggered from UV, irritation, rubbing or dermatitis. Dark circles look worse with age as collagen is lost and skin appears thinner.
- Can hereditary dark circles be treated?
They tend to be more resistant and take longer to treat, we recommend minimum 2 kits in this case
- How does the Dark Circles Kit Work?
Very high strength Tyrosinase Inhibitors will slow the rate of melanin production. Results are not immediate or guaranteed and often require 3-6 full cell cycles to start to see a difference.
- How many kits do we Recommend?
If you have had Dark circles for many years, you are likely to require 2 kits.
- How are these kits different to your in-clinic Dark Circles treatment?
The in-clinic procedure is professional grade. This is the home care part of that dark circles treatment. We recommend starting with the home care kit and upgrading to our professional grade treatment for more stubborn dark circles.
- Is there a guarantee?
Results will vary from person to person. You cannot know how your cells will respond until you go through treatment.