Truth In Aging’s Olympics are honoring the best eye serums and creams. The contenders in this category are in their prime and have chalked up truly impressive results. They firm, lift lids, smooth crow’s feet and set high standards for years to come. All are Gold Medal worthy, but AQ wins by a whisker for great results at a keen price. The Silver Medal is a steal for Your Best Face’s newly formulated, does-it-all Correct and ReLuma makes a more than respectable Bronze winner.
AQ Skin Solutions Eye Serum
($99 in the TIA shop
). After only two weeks, 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. The key active is AQ’s human fibroblast conditioned media. This contains growth factors – specifically, TGF-Beta, GM-CSF and PDGF. And ther are peptides. Read more here
Your Best Face Correct
($150 in the TIA shop
). YBF Correct has always done a good job at smoothing out crepey wrinkles and the recently reformulated version continues the cause, but also does a much better job of firming. If old Correct was really good, new Correct is excellent. My lids lifted visibly after only a couple of weeks. This is due to some new ingredients that help firm sagging skin. All the great YBF antioxidants are still here too. See a video interview with YBF founder Darrell Owens on the new Correct
ReLuma Eye Cream
($95 in the TIA shop
). Another impressive new launch that is Five Best worthy. The key active is obviously ReLuma’s signature stem cell conditioned media
, a complex of growth factors that signal cells to go off and do good things such as repair wrinkles or wounds. I have also found ReLuma is good for puffy eyes due, I imagine, to Eyeseryl. This is the marketing name for a peptide that is supposed to reduce water retention and ensure lymph drainage, while protecting collagen from cross-linking and causing baggy eyes. Eyeliss also helps puffy eyes. ReLuma touches all bases with haloxyl, a dark circle fader, peptides for inhibiting expression lines as well as collagen forming (Matrixyl 3000). Read my full review on ReLuma Eye Cream
All TIA Olympics winners will be 15% OFF until the end of the Olympics. Go to the special page in our shop
and at check out use the coupon code: Olympics
Ingredients in AQ: Ingredients: 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, Aminoethylphosphonic 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.
Ingredients in Correct: Reverse osmosis water, olivem (cetearyl olivate, sorbitan olivate), perfuorodecalin, Eyeseryl (water, acetyl tetrapeptide-5), Haloxyl (hydroxysuccinimide, chyrsin, palmitoyl oligopeptide, palmitoyl tetrapeptide-3), Pentavitin (saccharide isomerate), triglyceride, Leucidal, ceteareth-6 olivate, licorice root extract, Syn-Hycan (tetradecyl Aminobutyroylvalylaminobutyric urea trifuoroacetate, magneisum chloride, glycerin), Syn-Tacks (glycerin, palmitoyl dipeptide-5 diaminobutyroyl hydroxythreonine, palmitoyl dipeptide-5 diaminohydroxybutyrate), Tego Pep 4-17 (tetrapeptide-21, glycerin, butylene glycol, water), alpha arbutin, Matrixyl 3000 (glycerin, butylene glycol, carbomer, polysorbate-20, palmitoyl oligopeptide, palmitoyl tripeptide-3), ethoxydiglycol, ethylhexyl palmitate, nylon-12, Renovage (triglyceride, teprenone), olive leaf extract, Relistase (glycerin, acetylarginyltryptophyl diphenylglycine), caffeine, spin trap (phenyl butyl nitrone), Homeostatine (enteromorpha compressa extract, caesalpina gum), trans resveratrol, tetrahydrodiferyloylmethane (turmeric root extract), nutmeg butter, vitamin e, lipochroman-6 (dimethylmethoxy chromanol), dimethyl isosorbide, vitamin B5, Sepilift DPHP (dipalmitoyl hydroxyproline), coenzyme Q10, alpha bisabolol, alpha lipoic acid (R-lipoic acid), violet leaf absolute, oakmoss absolute
Ingredients in ReLuma Eye Cream: Human adipose derived stem cell conditioned media, DI water, acetyl hexapeptide-8, hydroxyl acrylate/sodium, acryloy dimethyl taurate copolymer, jojoba oil, glycerin, Eyeseryl (acetyl tetrapeptide-5), pentapeptide-18/caprylyl glycol, palmitoyl tripeptide-5, Eyeliss (Hesperidin Methyl Chalcone/steareth-20/dipeptide-2, palmitoyl tetrapeptide-7, polysorbate-20) Haloxyl (steareth-20 N-hydroxysucchimide/chrysin/palmitoyl oligopeptide, palmitoyl tetrapeptide-7), shea butter, DL-alpha tocopheryl acetate, squalane (olive oil), niacinamide, phenoxyethanol, dimethicone, grape fruit extract, tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate, Roxisomes (lecithin, arabidopsis thalana extract, green tea extract, sodium hyaluronate, co-enzyme Q10, alpha arbutin, licorice extract, DL panthenol.