As 2014 comes to an end, it's that time of the year where we get to give credit where credit is due. We will be awarding the title of "Best of 2014" to anti-aging skin care products in the categories of Eye Serum or Cream, Most Innovative Formula, Product Under $100, New Product Launch, Breakthrough Device, Body Treatment, Hair Product, Readers' Pick and Product of the Year. These winning products have earned their "Best of 2014" title for groundbreaking active ingredients or for cutting-edge anti-aging technologies that truly deliver on their bold anti-aging claims. These heavy hitters have wowed both staff and community members alike, and so we proudly call out the nine winners that are worthy of every application and dollar spent. Of course, we'll be easing the "dollars spent" aspect with a special Best of 2014 Sale from now until December 22nd.
To kick off our awards season, let's start with the eye cream that landed at the top of Marta's Five Best Eye Serums of 2014. Drum roll, please....
The Winner: E'shee Alpha and Omega Gene Therapy Eye Cream
This outstanding eye cream was at the top of several TIA members' wish lists, and it's no wonder. When Marta first tested E'shee Alpha Omega Gene Therapy Eye Cream in February 2014, she declared it "the best eye cream I have ever used," and one that was worth buying a replacement at full price with her own money. At $284 for 0.5oz, E'shee's eye cream is certainly an investment — yet it's an investment that will pay off. This heavy-hitting eye treatment gets its potency from trifluoroacetyl tripeptide-2 (otherwise known as TT2), a new peptide that works to diminish sagging and slacking of the skin, and from Far Infrared Ceramic Powder, which helps wound healing and collagen regeneration. Add to this E'shee's signature growth factor, FGF1 — which acts as the basic building blocks of fibrous tissue in humans — and you have a formula that will noticeably firm, flatten and smooth the delicate eye area.
Runner Up: Sciote Peptide+Defense Firming Eye Cream
Recognized by Marta as essentially the top eye cream in its price bracket, Sciote Peptide+Defense Firming Eye Creme is a gentle yet effective, using aloe instead of water to calm and hydrate the skin. Sciote's formula also features a mixture of antioxidants and peptides to minimize wrinkles, fine lines and dark circles, plus glycolic and lactic acids to smooth skin without causing irritation.
Check our Best of 2014 Sale every day from now until December 22nd for special savings on all our winning products
Coming up tomorrow: Truth In Aging's Best of 2014 Award for Most Innovative Formula
Ingredients in E'shee Alpha Omega Gene Therapy Eye Cream: Water (Aqua), Butylene Glycol, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Extract, Dipropylene Glycol, Glycerin, Epilobium Angustifolium Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract, Ethoxydiglycol, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Extract, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Panax Ginseng Root Extract, Phenyl Trimethicone, Glyceryl Diisostearate, Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Hexylene Glycol, Fructose, Biosaccharide Gum-1, Glycereth-25 PCA Isostearate, Polysorbate 20, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Alanine, Glutamic Acid, Allantoin, Panthenol, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Carbomer, Xanthan Gum, Hyaluronic Acid, Far Infrared Ceramic Powder, Fragrance (Parfum), Arginine, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Methylisothiazolinone, CI 19140, CI 16035, aFGF (Recombinant Human acidic Fibroblast Growth Factor)
Ingredients in Sciote Peptide+Defense Firming Eye Creme: Organic Aloe Barbadensis Leaf (Aloe), Isopropyl Palmitate (Palm Oil), Kosher Vegetable Glycerin, Glycolic Acid, Squalane, Lactic Acid, Cetyl Alcohol, Stearic Acid, Glyceryl Stearate, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower Oil), Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond Oil), Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Glucoside, Stearyl Alcohol, Sodium Hydroxide, Hyaluronic Acid, Thioctic Acid (R Lipoic Acid), Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber Distillate), Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Fruit Extract, Actinidia Chinensis (Kiwi) Fruit Extract, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Fragaria Vesca (Strawberry) Fruit Extract, Ubiquinone (Coenzyme Q10), Organic Resina Propoli (Propolis), Organic Mahonia Aquifolium (Oregon Grape), Organic Olea Europaea (Olive Extract), Organic Melissa Officinalis (Lemon Balm), Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Organic Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba Oil), Panthenol (Vitamin B5), Phytic Acid, Phospholipids, Tocopheryl (Antioxidant), Lecithin, Pyrus Malus (Apple), Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon), Saccharum Officinarum (Sugar Cane), Dipeptide Diaminobutyroyl Benzylamide Diacetate (Syn®ake), Cymbopogon Schoenanthus (Lemongrass), Butylene Glycol, Ascorbyl Palmitate (Vitamin C Palmitate), Acetyl Hexapeptide-3, Sclerotium Gum, Potassium Sorbate, Xanthan Gum, Allantoin, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Retinyl Palmitate (Vitamin A), Organic Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Phenoxyethanol, Ethyl Hexyl Glycerin, Benzyl Alcohol