There’s something reassuring about Swiss-made items. To my mind, the country’s reputation for high standards, precision and efficiency usually guarantees the quality of its products – especially when it comes to skincare.
So when a friend recently introduced me to a Swiss cosmeceutical brand she’d just discovered, my interest was piqued. The EvenSwiss line contains a patented peptide complex, Dermatopoietin, which is said to activate a cascade of reactions within the epidermis, including the release of the naturally occurring peptide responsible for the production of collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid. My friend, who, like myself, lives in a warm and sunny climate, had been delighted with the difference the products had made to her skin in just a few weeks.
My friend’s excitement – plus my near-empty jar of eye cream – prompted me to try out the brand’s Rejuvenating Eye Complex (£80 for 15ml), which is said to reduce the appearance of fine lines, puffiness and dark circles. Now, much as I rate Swiss quality, I don’t expect miracles from my beauty products. But I was instantly impressed with the light and silky texture of the cream, which absorbed easily and – unlike many others I’ve tried – didn’t irritate my sensitive skin. Alongside the Dermatopoietin peptide complex, the cream contains a slew of antioxidant vitamins, as well as sea buckthorn seed oil and argan oil, which help to nourish the skin and protect its lipid barrier.
After a few weeks of use, the skin around my eyes feels softer and more hydrated than with any other cream I’ve tried, and there has been a marked improvement in the puffiness and skin tone of my eye area, making it look fresher and brighter. I’m a convert.