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Medik8 Retinol Eye TR Review

is a Solution for:
Dark Circles, Fine Lines
September 20, 2017 Reviewed by Truth In Aging Community 0 Comments
TRU Rating
Helpful for lines and dark circles


Smoother, softer under eye skin


No impact on puffiness
Reviewed by Patty

Thank you for letting me try the Medik8 Retinol Eye TR ($75) with 0.1% retinol. I am a 67-year-old Caucasian female with fair sensitive skin (mild Rosacea). I have combination skin with chin and nose slightly oily and larger pores, wrinkles on the forehead, around eye area and laugh lines. I get a chemical peel, maybe every 3-4 months. My skin texture is smooth with only a few dark discolorations at the jawline.

My biggest issue is the skin under my eyes. I’m getting more lines under my eyes, have dark under eye circles, and puffiness below my eyes.This is what I notice when I look in the mirror, especially in the mornings. Some of the puffiness  is due to my allergies, congestion, etc. After reading some literature on the lymph system, I began incorporating some  “tapping” or light massage to increase lymph and sinus drainage. I started this more than two months ago. This has helped some, but I still have “puffy pockets” under each eye with darkness.

I have used other retinol products and was hoping Medik8 would be different. I use it every evening. I evenly apply a little on the bridge of my nose and outer eye areas and then apply an eye moisturizer on top after the serum dries. I guess because of the silicone and safflower oil, (I really like the safflower oil!), it is verysilky and goes on with a very gentle touch. It only takes a very small amount, so it really lasts a long time! I don’t think I’ve used ¼ of the bottle yet.

I can see a difference from using the product. The skin under my eyes is definitely softer and smoother. I think with continued use, I will see darkness improve (but, for me, it will take a combination of the retinol and drainage to reduce the puffiness).

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