Celeb-Loved Brand Summer Fridays Just Launched Its First-Ever Eye Cream
Whether you're still hungover from the holidays (hey, no judgment!), set a "spruce up your skin-care routine" resolution, or deal with seemingly chronic dark under-eye circles, you're probably in the market for an eye cream. But given that skin around your peepers is the most delicate on your body, you probably don't want to smear on any old lotion and call it a day. So, it might very well be fate — kismet, destiny, whichever word you choose — that Summer Fridays just launched its first-ever eye cream, and it's available for purchase starting today.
From the same brand that basically broke the internet with its Jet Lag Mask (Buy It, $49, sephora.com), comes the Light Aura Vitamin C + Peptide Eye Cream (Buy It, $42, sephora.com): a lush, multitasking cream that's designed to deliver a brighter, firmer look. Not only does the buttery soft formula feature a supercharged set of ingredients, but it is also completely cruelty-free and vegan — something that's true of all of the company's dreamy products, BTW. What's more, the eye cream is also free of sulfates, which can be irritating for some folks, and parabens, which are considered endocrine disruptors (read: they can interfere with hormonal functions). (Related: Exactly How to Apply Eye Cream, According to Dermatologists)
Originally launched just last week, Summer Fridays' latest creation is powered by a super-potent lineup of skin-loving ingredients such as vitamin C and a blend of peptides — both of which work together to make those tired, post-holiday season peepers a thing of the past. For starters, vitamin C (aka ascorbic acid) is a potent antioxidant. Meaning, it helps neutralize free radicals from UV rays and pollution to repair any damage (think: hyperpigmentation) and protect skin going forward from these molecules' effects (e.g. breakdown of collagen, skin cancer), Austin-based dermatologist Ted Lain, M.D., previously told Shape. Vitamin C is also hailed for its skin-brightening effects and, like fellow ingredients, peptides, can also stimulate your body's production of collagen (which is what keeps skin firm). Together, the two ingredients — via Light Aura, of course — can help keep your skin from looking swallow, no matter how many hours of sleep you've been getting.
The caffeine in Summer Fridays' eye cream can also help with that. Essentially, the ingredient works harder than your a.m. latte by constricting blood vessels and, in turn, naturally minimizing that "pulled an all-nighter vibe" around the eyes. In addition to this de-puffing pro, the ultra-moisturizing product also contains known skin-soothers allantoin and vitamin E. Altogether, Light Aura should leave you with an eye area that's hydrated, calm, and perfectly primed for makeup if that's your vibe or a selfie-ready face that says, "I slept all night. No, really, I did."
Since the cream is just hitting shelves (virtually at the company's website and sephora.com and physically at Sephora stores) today, January, 4, there aren't too many "Verified Purchase" reviews to run through before deciding whether or not to buy. One thing you can trust, though? The brand, which was started by two beauty influencers, knows what it's doing when it comes to taking care of your skin. So much so, in fact, that it's received praise from Kim Kardashian, Jessica Alba, and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley. And given that the company sold one of the Jet Lag Masks every two minutes in 2019 alone, it seems highly likely that its Light Aura Vitamin C + Peptide Eye Cream will follow suit soon. (Up next: The 10 Best Eye Creams That Firm, De-Puff, and Brighten Dark Circles)