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AQ Skin Solutions Eye Serum .5 oz

AQ Skin Solutions Eye Serum Review

is a Solution for:
Crow's Feet, Dark Circles, Fine Lines, Puffy Eyes, Sagging Skin, Wrinkles
Reviewed by Marta June 12, 2012 42 Comments
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Growth factors and peptides tackle lines and dark circles


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An anti-aging eye serum that really works

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 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 aren’t 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 isn’t much research that I could find to back this up), lactic acid and grapefruit extract.

AQ’s Eye Serum has a very light, almost watery 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’s the answer in a nutshell: highly recommended.

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  • April 1, 2015

    by Marta

    Hi Vicki, I think this AQ eye serum would be a good choice. Although this review is a couple of years old, this eye serum remains an out and out bestseller. The growth factors will help thicken and firm the skin and the peptides will help with dark circles.

  • March 31, 2015

    by Vicki Koepp

    I don't have puffy eyes, I do have dark circles. I have thinning skin that seems to show "veins" under the eyes. So it would seem I need something that will thicken the skin, and thus the darkness will fade. Do you have suggestions?

  • September 16, 2014

    by Allison

    (2 out of 5)

    I tried this product in hopes it would help firm and smooth my under eye skin. I also tried another one recommended on this site but neither one worked and used each for months. the AQ serum burned my eyes slightly too.

    So disappointed that I spent so much money and neither one worked.

  • April 7, 2014

    by Linda Moore

    (5 out of 5)

    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

    by Cathy

    (2 out of 5)

    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.

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