2014 has been the year of the eye serum. I have been coming across so many truly excellent ones that frankly, it is hard to narrow them down to the Five Best eye serums. After much agonizing, I am excited to introduce three new winners as well as two that continue to stand the test of time. A big drum roll for the Five Best eye serums of 2014.
E'shee Clinical Esthetic Alpha and Omega Gene Therapy Eye Cream
E'shee Clinical Esthetic Alpha and Omega Gene Therapy Eye Cream ($284 in the shop) is my discovery of the year. I am nearly through my second bottle and assert that this is the best eye serum ever. My eye area skin looks significantly smoother and feels firmer. The big gun in E’shee Alpha Omega Gene Therapy Eye Cream is trifluoroacetyl tripeptide-2. Known as TT2, this peptide can reduce “sagging and slacking.” This eye serum also has Far Infrared Ceramic Powder (FIR), which assists with wound healing and collagen regeneration, and E’shee’s signature growth factor, FGF1.
Sciote Peptide+Defense Firming Eye Crème
I am always being asked to recommend a really good eye cream at around the $60 mark, and finally I can with Sciote Peptide+Defense Firming Eye Crème ($65 in the shop). The thing about Sciote’s eye cream is that it is effective due to a good blend of wrinkle reducing exfoliators (two alpha hydroxyl acids), antioxidants (alpha lipoic acid and CoQ10), botanicals (Oregon grape and strawberry), as well as a peptide that helps inhibit expression lines. It’s a good value serum that punches above its price.
Innarah VenoDefense Eye Treatment Sèrum Hydrating Eye Treatment Sèrum
Innarah VenoDefense Eye Treatment Sèrum Hydrating Eye Treatment Sèrum ($150 in the shop) is another new find. Like the Sciote cream mentioned above, Innarah VenoDefense features the peptide known as Syn-ake. But it is some of the other ingredients that really interest me, especially snow algae, which grow on ice and become antioxidant when exposed to sunlight. I also like the inclusion of apolactoferrin, important for the immune system. Innarah does a really nice job of hydrating, reducing fine lines brightening the skin. The latter task is helped by alpine rose, a source of the lightening agent arbutin.
Your Best Face Correct
Your Best Face Correct ($150 in the shop) is deservedly a winner year after year and is the second place winner for the second time in the Truth In Aging Reader’s Choice Awards. Peptide packed with tetrapeptide-17 and Matrixyl 3000, a sagging skin lifter and powerful radical scavenger hunter, Correct’s formula is one of the best all-rounders credited with smoothing crepiness, lifting lids and fading dark circles.
AQ Eye Serum
AQ Eye Serum ($99 in the shop) has come in first place for the second year running in the Truth In Aging Reader’s Choice Awards, and deservedly so. Although great for under eye circles, it also depuffs, firms and smoothes wrinkles. Lids get a lift, and as a bonus, many of us have seen our lashes grow. The key active is AQ’s human fibroblast conditioned media. This contains growth factors – specifically, TGF-Beta, GM-CSF and PDGF. There are peptides, including Matrixyl 3000, and no less than three ingredients that depuff the eyes and reduce dark circles.