Greentech's natural active ingredient Myralys (INCI: Water (Aqua) (and) Propanediol (and) Gentiana Lutea Root Extract), purified in gentiopicroside, is meant to lift droopy upper eyelids and rejuvenate under-eye contour by reducing dark circles and eye bags, and replumping the tear trough for a youthful appearance.
To counteract eye contour aging, Myralys targets six interconnected biological pathways, according to a multi-pathway approach. The active stimulates NRF2-mediated cell antioxidant response to control oxidative stress and oxidation reactions involved in premature skin aging, and the formation of advanced glycation end-products (AGEs).
The ingredient also modulates three interrelated pathways: it limits inflammation and VEGF-A-mediated angiogenesis while it promotes lymphatic functions by stimulating VEGF-C release.
Myralys is able to limit the formation of AGEs by stimulating glyoxalase-1, a major detoxifying enzyme reducing AGE formation. It can also neutralize the UV-induced formation of AGE. Finally, the active reduces dermal matrix aging by stimulating collagen I synthesis and by protecting elastic fibers from UV-induced elastin degradation.
Clinically tested on volunteers with aged upper and lower eye contours, Myralys was found to lift droopy upper eyelids, thereby smoothing the skin and making fewer folds observable. It also rejuvenated the under-eye contour by reducing dark circles, eye bags and tear trough appearance after 14 days of use.
Sustainably harvested in France, the active is sourced from organic wild yellow gentian roots, making it COSMOS-certified.