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AQ Skin Solutions Eye Serum

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AQ Skin Solutions Eye Serum

AQ Skin Solutions Eye Serum

$ 99.00

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BEST OF 2013: ANTI-AGING EYE CREAM OR SERUM

Size: 0.5 oz (15 ml)

AQ Skin Solutions Eye Serum effectively diminishes crow's feet and fine lines, lightens dark circles and clears up under-eye bags with a concentrated formula of Matrixyl 3000 and human growth factors. This non-greasy serum gives eyes a more youthful appearance by firming, lifting and tightening sagging skin while moisturizing to keep the delicate eye area soft and silky.

Directions:
Gently press the pump no more than halfway down to dispense onto clean finger. Apply to clean skin around the eye area in a circular motion, using gentle pressure, until the serum is absorbed. For optimum results, apply mornings and evenings.

TIA Review by Marta:
I felt ready to write my review of AQ Skin Solutions Eye Serum about two weeks in. I knew it was going to be a winner. My under-eye area was looking smoother and the lids a little lifted - it even makes my eyelashes grow! Five weeks later (UPDATE: it remains part of my daily regimen), I was ready to pronounce it one of the best I have ever used. AQ's serum for the face is an impressively effective product and the Eye Serum is a totally worthy companion.

Of course, the key active is AQ's human fibroblast conditioned media. This contains growth factors - specifically, TGF-Beta, GM-CSF and PDGF. These signal the cells to do a myriad things, including repairing wounds, stimulating collagen and glycosaminoglycan production, and inhibiting matrix degradation. Growth factors are at the cutting edge of anti-aging skincare, but they are not the only potent actives in AQ's Eye Serum.

Two peptides that make up Matrixyl 3000 are here. This ingredient should be very complimentary to the growth factors as the peptides also encourage collagen synthesis. In addition, there are no less than three ingredients that are supposed to help depuff the eyes: dipeptide-2, which is supposed to improve lymphatic circulation, hesperidin methyl chalcone, which can help strengthen the capillaries, and N-hydroxysuccinimide, supposed to eliminate blood-originated pigments.

The skin around the eye may also be brightened by aminoethylphosphonic acid, which may inhibit melanin (although there is not much research that I could find to back this up), lactic acid and grapefruit extract.

AQ Eye Serum has a very light, gel-like consistency and I can't believe how far it goes. A tiny, pea-size pump does both eyes (under and upper, including the lid). I don't really suffer from dark under-eye circles and so can't testify to its effectiveness in that department, but I have it to be an excellent depuffer. Best of all is the skin tap test - when I gently tap my under-eye area with my finger, the skin feels firm and tight as a drum.

To all of those people who have emailed me recently to say that they love the results they are getting with AQ's face serum and have been dying to know what I think of the eye serum, here is the answer in a nutshell: highly recommended.

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Our Take...

I felt ready to write my review of AQ Skin Solutions Eye Serum ($99 in the shop) about two weeks in. I knew it was going to be a winner. My under-eye area was looking smoother and the lids a little lifted. Five weeks later, I pronounce it one of the best I have ever used. AQ’s serum for the... Read Full Article

Your Take...

  • 5 stars 5 out of 5

    This eye serum is without a doubt the very best. I recently ran out and during the time I was waiting to order and receive a new bottle, I had several samples of eye serums and creams I thought I might as well try. Needless to say my eyes can not live with out this serum. It works perfectly for me, as other products I tried, either left an oil slick or left the eye area parched and dry. I will be sure to always have plenty on hand so as to not run out again. I can honestly say it deserves the number one position, as it is the best and nothing I have tried even compares!

  • 5 stars 4 out of 5

    I received this in the Discover with Marta Collection and this is a very nice eye serum. It hydrates the eye area very well, but is not sticky. I did not notice a reduction in fine lines though. Maybe I need to use this longer. I don't care for the roller though that came with the sample. I find it difficult to determine how much serum I have used.

  • 5 stars 5 out of 5

    It really does the job of softening fine lines and firming eye lids. A bit pricey but in the long run, it is of good value since just a little amount glides smoothly and evenly around both eyes and there might be enough to last for around 6+ months and that's a long time!

  • 5 stars 5 out of 5

    AQ is the best for me. I like the consistency of a serum. It is hydrating not drying. It firms and reduces puffiness. It does make the eyelashes grow as Marta has attested to. I even dab it on my brows! It is a multi-tasker and definitely the best eye product I have found for my mature 47 year young eye area.

  • 5 stars 5 out of 5

    I have been using this serum for about two months as part of my morning routine and am very glad that I purchased it (I would have deducted a star for the pump, it's really hard to get the correct amount out) but reviews now say that this was corrected -- phew!) It is lightweight enough to use under my eye cream and works well under makeup. Also, I am seeing a slight improvement in my lashes, which is an absolute bonus. Though not inexpensive, I would say it's worth a try.

  • Hi Allison, I will try to address the various comments you make. Firstly, I am sorry that you didn't get good results. Not everything works for everyone and this is because the root cause of skin conditions can be different for different people. Dark under eye circles are a good case in point. If you read are article on dark under circles (http://www.truthinaging.com/review/tackle-dark-under-eye-circles) you will see that an underlying cause may be nasal congestion. It can take trial and error to find out what works for you. With regards to our return policy, the first thing I would like to note is that we invest more than any beauty site I know of in research and testing so that consumers can be as well informed as possible before they make a purchase. We are a small company and simply cannot afford an open-ended return policy. Having said that, I am grateful for your feedback and will take it on board as we review our return policy.

  • 5 stars 2 out of 5

    Unfortunately I too had absolutely no results after using this product for an extended amount of time. Why does it work for some with such great results and do nothing for others, doesn't make sense to me. I have dark circles and some crepiness under the eye but it didn't change. I was very disappointed.

    Another note: The refund/exchange policy is too short, by the time you use a new product, 4-8 weeks to see results it's too late too return if it doesn't work for you. i even called and talk to someone about it before I bought it. So now I have 2 eye creams that I wasted money on. Marta, if you really believe in these products you should extend the policy.

  • 5 stars 4 out of 5

    Loved receiving my sample in my Discover with Marta collection and it is a 'wow'. Couldn't get over how wonderful the rolling balls felt in application but the added bonus was how it tamed my unruly eyebrows!! Only 4 stars because of the price:(

  • 5 stars 5 out of 5

    After reading Marta's review of this product I ordered it and boy has it delivered. I am 58 with no crows feet but there was a small line and bag forming under my left eye. I have been using this product for 4 weeks now and the line and bag are gone. I follow up the serum with a very small drop of emu oil under my eyes for a boost. My under eye area is firm and my brows seem lifted. And OMG my eyelashes are longer and thicker. No longer do I need to buy expensive eyelash growth products that sting my eyes. and turn the lids red. I will continue to buy this serum…..unless of course something even better comes along!!!

  • 5 stars 5 out of 5

    Well, I just re-ordered the AQ Skin Solutions Eye Serum. For me, this is a really big commitment . I am celebrating my 67th birthday this week, and am happy to admit it these days. I think firm under eye skin and happy eyes are a woman's best friend. I've tried many eye treatments/ products since I joined the "mature women's club", and I think I finally found the one for me! And....as an added benefit, I do believe my eyelashes are growing!

  • After receiving a sample in my first TIA box,Winter, I am very disappointed. My eyes are flaking and very dry. Will not be purchasing this product.

  • 5 stars 1 out of 5

    I've gone through the entire bottle of AQ Skin solutions, using it twice a day over a period of 3 months, and it has had absolutely NO effect on fine lines and wrinkles under my eyes. It did, however, make my eyelashes grow thicker.

  • 5 stars 1 out of 5

    Sadly, after using the serum 2 X per day for over 2 months, there were no improvements in my 62-year-old undereyes. In fact, my skin became more crepey and unsightly than before, so I just stopped using the serum. I'm very dissappointed in this product. After reading all the glowing reviews by people who started noticing results within days, I thought for sure this product would work for me, but it did not.

  • 5 stars 5 out of 5

    A generous sample of this product was included in TIA's Winter 2014 Discover with Marta collection. After just a few days I can see a substantial difference around my eyes - firmer, tighter, less pronounced lines and wrinkles, brighter. This one is a keeper! I don't want to run out so I just ordered a full size bottle. I loved the roll on dispenser in the trial size. The metallic roller ball is so cool and soothing. I wish the full size products would dispense via roller ball, too. This would be ideal.

  • 5 stars 5 out of 5

    excellent eye serum! super light weight and as many have said... a little goes a very, very long way! after a month of consistent use at night and first thing in the morning, i am noticing drastic reduction in the puffiness around my eyes. i did not have this puffiness until the last couple of years and it is incredibly aging- such a huge relief to find something (besides preparation h!) that really works. darkness has been reduced as well. i don't have terribly bad wrinkles so i cannot address that as much, but overall i am really happy!

  • 5 stars 5 out of 5

    I love using AQ Eye Serum - it is absolutely wonderful for diminishing fine lines and creepiness. Longer eye lashes are a wonderful bonus to boot!

  • 5 stars 2 out of 5

    I really was excited to receive this product. Sadly, my eyes reacted to it, with slight eyelid swelling and redness, as well as itching. I do have sensitive skin but tend to tolerate quality products (YBF, LOL) well. Not sure what triggered my reaction here, but this is not going back on my eyes :(

  • 5 stars 5 out of 5

    After using the serum for almost a year, I'm finally noticing that the lines underneath my eyes are less deep. Excited to find a product that works when used diligently!

  • 5 stars 5 out of 5

    Hi Pam,

    The pumps should have definitely been fixed. We changed vendors a few months back. Please let me know if you are still having pump issues.

    Thank you!
    Pamela Xiong at AQ Skin Solutions

  • Does anyone know if the problem with AQ's pump delivery system has been fixed?

  • 5 stars 4 out of 5

    I love this serum because it is a great value for the money. I think I am on month three with it. A little goes a very long way.It is NOT a miracle worker, but really what is besides a scalpel at my age? LOL. However, I LOVE that it is not oily or greasy. I wear it with contacts and eye makeup and very rarely have my usual raccoon eye look.

  • Cathy,
    i had the exact same problem and the issue was with bergamot essential oil which is irritating and makes the skin photosensitive. Don't know why they still insist on using it. I'd still be using this stuff if it wasn't for this ingredient but chronic inflammation is a no no.

  • Unfortunately, AQ Eye Serum did nothing for me. I used it for about 5 months morning and night and am so disappointed.

  • Ok - I finally took the plunge to spend the bucks and purchase AQ Eye Serum. I am currently using Michael Todd's Organic eye treatment and it works fine. I have noticed a difference (when I stopped using it), but decided it's time to try AQ

    I am 55 with sagging eye lids and the usual long list of the effects of aging. I get overwhelmed with all the products on this site. Am still looking for an affordable non irritating age spot remover. Ideas?
    I am excited to receive my AQ in the mail. Sagging eyelids, dark spots and puffiness here comes AQ.

  • 5 stars 5 out of 5

    I love this eye serum which I am using in conjunction with YBF correct - I often use this in the morning and correct at night to make both last longer, but sometimes I double up if my eye area is a little dry, because the serum isn't moisturising. The beginnings of crows feet that I had are completely gone and the crepiness on my lids, just above my lashes is pretty much gone which I put down to the AQ serum. My under eye puffiness has massively improved which could be down to either cream, but my dark circles haven't improved at all (I realise that this is a hard problem to shift). But the lash growth is incredible - thicker and longer - love it!

  • 5 stars 4 out of 5

    This is the best eye serum I have used. And I have tried many. It is moisturizing, lasts all day, and definitely helps with dark circles. You only need a small amount; so one bottle lasts a long time. Months!
    Doesn't do much for the upper lid..... but my eyelashes look thicker than they did :)

  • Thanks, Marta.... glad to know about avoiding that preservative while nursing, but I hope I can still find good products without it!! I'll probably have to check back before my next purchases, because I only know about a few well-known ingredients to avoid for pregnancy, and apparently not all of them for nursing, either.

  • 5 stars 5 out of 5

    Hi Bethany

    That's correct, the growth factors are not hormone based nor are they estrogen mimicers. The same goes for the other actives, which are peptides. Note that the FDA advises nursing mothers to avoid phenoxyethanol, the preservative used here (and in just about everything).

  • 5 stars 4 out of 5

    Hi Marta,
    I received my AQ Eye Serum about 2 weeks ago and have since found out that I'm pregnant. Is it safe to use, given the human growth factor ingredients?? I read somewhere that they are protein, and not hormone-based, in this product, so assumed that is someone safer, but please let me know!

  • 5 stars 4 out of 5

    This really does work. My eye area was looking tired, less firm but I've liked it enough to purchase my second bottle & my skin firmness is noticeably improved. I like that I can use it on my lids, & I love the lash-lengthening bonus side-effect. I don't really have wrinkles, so I can't speak to wrinkle reduction. I took off one star for packaging - the dispenser wastes product.

  • 5 stars 4 out of 5

    I also love this product, but I have the same issues as Selena with the pump. It doesn't work properly and the serum comes up around the base of the pump. It is too expensive to send it back and pay shipping rates from another country ( I live in Canada).

  • Hi Selena,
    Please contact us at customerservice@truthinaging.com and we will be happy to help you via email.

    Thank you!

  • Hi, I have been using this serum for 2 weeks and I can see improvement on the fine ines around my eyes. The puffiness is still there and my darke circle looks lighter. My eyes look lifted and more fresh and the fine lines are less visible. Have not notice any growth with my lashes yet. The serum is light and easy to apply and I dont apply any thing else. I dont use much make up except eyeliner and mascara. This serum works fine and the skin around my eyes feel hydrated.
    The only complain is about the bottle. When I squeese it, the serum come from around the pump, it is quite expensive to waste so much serum with a mult- function pump. When I travel with it, the bottle also leak and serum spilled from the bottle mainly from the pump area.. very annoying. I wish to get a replacement, as it is such a waste.. I live in Singapore and it is expensive to send the product back for a new bottle.. Can anyone hlep with this? Thanks

  • 5 stars 3 out of 5

    it's ok... it's better some a lot of other serums and creams i've tried. Yet i find it nothing super special. It does give you a nice tightening effect, but it's not that great of a moisturizer. I've used: la mer, la prairie, clinique, skinceuticals, origins and about 10 other brands over the last 3 years. I must say that i have not had "wow" this is it with any of it. I am in my late 20s and i have tiny crow feet that about to become not so tiny, as i'm super fair complexion - so every tiny wrinkle just shows. I was very impressed with AQ concentrated serum (can't stand the price $300!! and for the full disclosure it was J•bio™ - which is the white-label for AQ serum according to AQ founder i spoke with about it) - that one i applied around my eye area for 1 week and boom - my crow feet were gone! it was that i can't believe my eye effect - did i get botox or serum can do this for real? type of situation :) - but when i bought a more reasonably priced version (that is eye serum) - the effect was not that greater from a lot of other high-end creams/ serums. just keep in mind - i don't have ANY deep eye wrinkles, only minor crown feet and lots of smile related "wrinkles" - which were drastically diminished with concentrated serum. at $99 price is better than lets say la prairie - but i honestly don't feel that serum is enough moisture for me - so i am testing Valmont eye cream now - which i use on top of AQ eye serum - it's been only 2days - will update the post in few weeks!

  • I'd love to try AQ Eye Serum as it sounds like AQ might be even better than *gasp!* YBF Correct. Could it be true?

  • 5 stars 5 out of 5

    Hi Victoria,

    Yes, when you use AQ, it is safe to put right on your lashline, and on your brows as well.

  • Hi Dilemma, I just want to mention that AQ is not based on a growth hormone. This is not a hormone based active, but a protein. Growth factors such as this really need something to repair, so unless you have deep wrinkles it isn't really appropriate for a 28 year old. I would strongly recommend an antioxidant based eye cream that has been formulated for prevention such as Your Best Face Refresh:
    http://www.truthinaging.com/your-best-face-refresh

  • 5 stars 5 out of 5

    I can't seem to decide between this and Elite eye serum. Elite has a lot of good things going for it, whereas this has the growth hormone ingredient I'm really intrigued by. Which would you recommend for a 28 year old?

  • 5 stars 5 out of 5

    For those people who are reporting eyelash growth...are you using the serum right along your upper lid close to the lashes? I've been using it for a while, and also love it, but I don't put it right up next to my lash line. Should I be? Thanks for any input!

  • 5 stars 5 out of 5

    I can vouch for the eyelashes-I use it at night and in just over a week I can see eyelash growth. It is the real deal. I have tried CodeEi and Hydropeptide with no results at all after weeks...but this is really worthwhile. I could have ordered the eyelash one but this was cheaper. Is there any difference Marta?

  • 5 stars 4 out of 5

    Okay. Let me say this. I did NOT want to like this product or find it to be effective. It IS EFFECTIVE -- very VERY effective. However, that does not mean it's perfect and though I have, indeed, re-ordered it, there are two problems. I find it does not work well under concealer in the morning. It causes the make up to bead-up -- and, yes, the concealer is quite emollient and has not happened previously to using this serum. The other issue is that I find the packaging to be really problematic. I had thought I'd run out of my first bottle -- which surprised me as it was only after about 3 weeks (though, yes, I use it morning and night...but still.) I just discovered that the pump seems not to work and there was plenty of the product still in the bottle. But for nearly $100.00, that really shouldn't happen -- not to mention I wonder if the product will be compromised by unscrewing the top to use it twice a day. I wonder if anyone else has had that issue and what other people are finding in terms of daytime use. But, to be clear -- BIG difference with find lines, no question about it. (And, as everyone else has mentioned, eyelashes are re-appearing! A miracle!)

  • 5 stars 4 out of 5

    I'm still new to the product but so far so good! One question: Do I need to wear an eye moisturizer over the serum ? If so, would you recommend one that compliments the aq serum?

    Thank you!

    Kelly

  • 5 stars 4 out of 5

    I am about 3 weeks in, using this only at night as I am exceptionally dry in my under eye area, and using a balm during the day. Laugh lines are massively reduced, eye area is lifted and amazingly my eyelashes seem thicker. Devoted to this product.

  • 5 stars 5 out of 5

    All I can say is WOW!!!

  • 5 stars 5 out of 5

    I have used many eye serums and creams and AQ is the best I have used. It is well worth the money you spend and I have had several people ask me if I have had “some work” done. When I tell them what I am using they don’t believe me. The bonus is my sparce eyelashes appear to be getting longer and thicker. I received my samples in my Discover box and will hang on to them in case I run out or for traveling. A little goes a long way. I just don’t think I will ever use anything else now.

  • 5 stars 5 out of 5

    I purchased the AQ eye serum just before leaving for a 5 week trip to Europe. I loved how my eyes looked throughout my trip! Normally my skin takes a beating whenever I leave home, but AQ kept my eyelids hydrated and the creepiness that I have been noticing disappeared. I can’t wait to compare this to the YBF Correct which has been sitting in my wish list forever.

  • 5 stars 5 out of 5

    After using the eye serum for a year, I stopped using under-eye concealer altogether. The skin beneath my eyes is firm and bright.

  • 5 stars 5 out of 5

    In addition to being a great, smoothing and firming eye serum, this makes your eyelashes grow. True story! Just using it as a regular eye cream, and my eyelashes are much longer and darker.

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  • April 7, 2014

    5 stars 5 out of 5

    by Linda Moore

    The most amazing eye serum I have ever used! I ran a busy medical skincare clinic for ten years in the Sf Bay Area. Tried them all. This one works to "erase" under eye redness and circles. I saw an improvement in less than a week. I ran out and the issues returned within 3 - 4 days. So, it doesn't "heal" but it sure does work with daily application. Also, the bottle lasts almost 2 months, so quite a "deal".

  • November 3, 2013

    5 stars 2 out of 5

    by Cathy

    I used the eye serum for many months before I figured out it was this that was making my eyes red. I stopped using it around the eye and my eyes cleared up immediately. Now I'm using it on the tops of my lips where it will hopefully help the small lines there. I hope if anyone else has the same reaction, they can pinpoint it faster than I did. I'm sure the serum works well for some, but something in the formula didn't agree with my eyes.

  • October 20, 2013

    5 stars 5 out of 5

    by Marta

    Yes Lisa you absolutely can. Lash was formulated to be used alongside the eye serum, which has additional ingredients for dark under eye circles etc

  • October 20, 2013

    by lisa

    Marta, can you use the eye serum and Lash concurrently? I really love my eyelashes with AQ Lash but do not want to give up the eye serum.
    Thanks,
    Lisa

  • September 10, 2013

    by Lou

    I would love to try this product before purchasing it. Where could I get a
    sample of it?

    Thanks a lot.

Water (Aqua), Human Fibroblast Conditioned Media, Acetyl Hexapeptide-8, Glycerin, Hesperidin Methyl Chalcone, Steareth-20, Dipeptide-2, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Butylene Glycol, Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Seed Extract, Polysorbate 20, Chrysin, N-Hydroxysuccinimide, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Aminoethylphosphinic Acid, Xanthan Gum, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Extract, Lactic Acid, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Phenoxyethanol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol

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