Ever since its introduction to the Truth In Aging shop in 2012, this eye serum has landed on numerous roundups of reader favorites, not to mention being included in Marta's Five Bests, our Readers' Choice Awards, the Truth In Aging Olympics and most recently, the TIA Nobel Prize. Our community has raved about its ability to firm and lift the eye area, diminish fine lines, lighten dark circles and even lengthen eyelashes. No wonder it was part of your holiday wish list — and why it's been chosen as the Readers' Pick of 2014.
The Winner: AQ Skin Solutions Eye Serum
In Marta's original review two years ago, she pronounced AQ Skin Solutions Eye Serum "one of the best I have ever used." That wow factor, which keeps on wowing new reviewers, is due to its concentrated formula of Matrixyl 3000 and human fibroblast conditioned media. This powerful combination of peptides and growth factors helps to stimulate collagen production, giving drooping lids a visible lift and diminishing crow's feet. Firming, lifting and tightening sagging skin around the eyes would be enough to make this serum a champion, but AQ takes its benefits even further: Ingredients such as dipeptide-2, hesperidin methyl chalcone and N-hydroxysuccinimide work to improve lymphatic circulation, reduce puffiness and lighten dark circles. Potent and effective, yet non-greasy and non-irritating, this moisturizing serum gives the eye area a brighter and more youthful appearance, which makes it no suprise that AQ Skin Solutions Eye Serum has gained such steadfast loyalty among the Truth In Aging community.
The Runner Up: Medik8 Firewall
Medik8 Firewall certainly offered some fierce competition for the Readers' Pick Award. Chosen as 2013's Product of the Year, this standout serum packs quite an anti-aging punch with its formulation of seven different peptides, antioxidants and bee venom. Together, they work to impressively firm sagging skin and smooth wrinkles. Other impressive actives include N-acetyl cysteine and Liprochroman-6, which help to synthesize glutathione and protect skin from free radical damage. Even Firewall's packaging is unique: Its bottle is an airless dual chamber, which maximizes the stability and potency of the actives by keeping them separate until they are applied to the skin. As Marta has been known to say, Medik8 Firewall "really, really works" — a sentiment echoed by many of our readers.
Check our Best of 2014 Sale every day from now until December 22nd, as we reveal all our winning products.
Coming up tomorrow: Truth In Aging's Best of 2014 Award for the Product of the Year!
View our previous winners for Anti-Aging Eye Cream or Serum, Most Innovative Formula, Anti-Aging Product Under $100, New Product Launch, Breakthrough Device, Anti-Aging Body Treatment and Anti-Aging Hair Product.
Ingredients in AQ Skin Solutions Eye Serum: 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
Ingredients in Medik8 Firewall: Aqua, Cyclopentasiloxane, Cyclomethicone, Isopropyl Palmitate, Stearic Acid, Polyacrylamide, Isopropyl Myristate, Superoxide Dismutase, Copper Glycinate, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, L-Ergothioneine, N-Acetyl Cysteine, Polyolprepolymer-2, Proply Gallate, Sodium Metabisulphate, Copper Ferment, Copper Gluconate, Niacinamide, Trehalose, Saccharide Isomerate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-3, Palmitoyl Pentapeptide-4, Dimethylmethoxy Chromanol, Cetearyl Alcohol, Colloidal Copper, C13-14 Isoparafin, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Panax Ginseng Extract, Centella Asiatica Extract, Triethanolamine, Ceteareth 20, Phenoxyethanol, Benzyl Alcohol, Dimethicone, Polysilicone-11, Aminobutyric Acid, Aloe Barbadendsis Leaf Juice, Laureth-7, Jojoba Seed Oil, Copper Pca, Allantoin Bp, Sodium Benzoate, Methylisothiazolinone, Methylchloroisothiazoline