The Surprising Grain That Will Diminish Your Under-Eye Bags

We've all experienced those moments when our eyes puff out from being exhausted or sick and we get the dreaded "You look tired" comment from whoever is within a five-foot radius. As a result, we've familiarized ourselves with a bevy of different treatments and methods to send our bags packing (Hi, dermarolling!). Though we've recently discovered yet another (super-effective) solution to puffy under-eyes: barley.

At a recent dinner with celebrity dermatologist Dr. Ronald Moy, I was provided with a thick packet of literature and accompanying imagery specifically surrounding epidermal growth factors. Though these skin-saving elements used to be predominantly derived from stem cells, they've since evolved to be bioengineered from barley plants. In a study, 29 females aged 39 to 75 years old with mild to severe signs of aging and skin damage tested the plant-based EGFs, and after a few months, they experienced almost a 50% improvement in their skin. Why? Allow us to explain.

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